The Intelligence Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)/Privacy Act (PA) Specialist to work at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) New Campus East (NCE) in Springfield, VA. This is an exciting opportunity to use your FOIA/PA program experience and technical expertise to help the Office of Security’s Information Management Division mission by proactively providing non-inherently governmental support to all aspects of the NGA FOIA/PA program for compliance with established procedures and timelines. The FOIA/PA Specialist supporting this core effort provides guidance and assistance to NGA offices/employees, Federal /DoD/IC agencies, and the American public requesting information through FOIA/PA requests, referrals, and consultations. An ACTIVE TS/SCI level security clearance is required to be considered.
Supports the FOIA/PA program through use of the FOIAXpress application on all platforms; produces and disseminates requested information; and provides follow-up support to finalize Consultations, Referrals, Appeals, Litigations, and FOIA/Privacy Act requests for the customer;
Prepares and recommends to the NGA FOIA Management Program (FMP) Government Point of Contact (GPOC) applicable restrictions or exemptions; and gathers, researches, reports, and collects metrics pertaining to the FMP GPOC upon request;
Works closely with all NGA offices and collaborates with the NGA General Counsel, records management program, declassification management program, DoD, DOJ, and the IC to provide replies to requestors and ensure records and information are released IAW the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. para 552;
Drafts and updates standard operating procedures, at least annually, and as requirements change, in accordance with all pertinent executive orders, Department of Defense/Intelligence Community (DoD/IC) policy and NGA internal policies and provides findings to the NGA FMP GPOC for approval.;
Ensures the maximum amount of information is made available to the public while ensuring the protection of NGA’s responsibility to protect national security, and other DoD information.;
Completes Department of Justice (DOJ) and DoD training annually, or as required to remain current in all aspects of FOIA/PA;
Attends and participates in all appropriate meetings and discussions as directed by the FMP GPOC relating to FOIA/PA processes and procedures.
An active TS/SCI clearance and ability to undergo a successful Counterintelligence Polygraph (CI) examination.
Minimum 7 years of experience supporting FOIA/PA Programs through use of the FOIAXpress application on all platforms to include producing and disseminating requested information and finalizing Consultations, Referrals, Appeals, Litigations, FOIA, and Privacy Act requests. In lieu of a degree, additional experience will be considered.
A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in a related information management field.
Ability to support up to 10% travel requirements for the position.
Demonstrated experience utilizing electronic databases to track, store, and process FOIA/PA requests in the IC, DoD or Federal Government.
Demonstrated experience processing FOIA/PA cases and FOIA/PA requests received by an agency or organization.
A Master’s degree, or higher, in information management or a related field.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
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