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FOIA Document Reviewer
Job#: 204312
Positions: 3
Posted: 10/08/2013
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Department: FOIA Contract
Category: Administrative
Salary: Commensurate With Experience
Benefits: Full Benefits
Contact: Lesley Gilmore
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Job Description

Document Reviewer

Central Research – New Mexico


Competitive pay based on experience. Relocation packages and other incentives are negotiable.

**Previous Freedom of Information Act experience is required for this position.**


Central Research is an award-winning business that provides contract support services to federal government agencies in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act (PA) and other professional support services. We take pride in our quality of work and attention to customer service. Central Research is a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and 8(a) Small Business with a successful, seven-plus year history of supporting the federal government marketplace. We look forward to engaging candidates that are interested in joining our FOIA/PA Practice Area.


Now seeking Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Document Reviewers for contract work in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Document Reviewer – Must be able to obtain Q clearance


Required Qualifications:

  • Paralegal or J.D. with 3-5 years of FOIA experience
  • Expert knowledge of Freedom of Information Act and its amendments
  • Knowledge of legal interpretations of the FOIA as it affects exemptions and release of documents
  • Knowledge of reporting requirements under FOIA and the OPEN Government Act
  • Strong communication skills demonstrated by written and oral experience
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Knowledge of FOIAXpress

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Large volume document review experience in a law firm or government agency
  • Department of Energy FOIA experience


Job Description:

  • Conduct page-by-page review of documents for responsiveness and develop indices for responsive records 
  • Redact documents in accordance with agency/entity FOIA protocols
  • Process draft proposed final responses/recommendations memoranda
  • Provide FOIA/PA review and processing of pending, complex FOIA cases
  • Scan FOIA support documents related to cases assigned into the FOIA database
  • Prepare documentation for, and draft responses to, FOIA/PA requests, coordinating proposed disclosures of information for several entities within the agency
  • Process submitter notices associated with specific FOIA cases
  • Generate draft response letters to requestors detailing the FOIA review and release determination
  • Maintain complete and detailed case notes on all assigned cases
  • Support agency litigation efforts, in coordination with the office of disclosure, by crafting Vaughn indices, declarations, affidavits, answers to complaints, and supplemental releases


Central Research is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse workforce. All applicants must be able to pass a background check and U.S Government Security Clearance Investigation. Central Research drug tests all new hires.  We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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