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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Analysts, SEC
Job#: 475182
Positions: 0
Posted: 05/30/2018
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Washington, DC
Department: FOIA
Category: FOIA
Salary: Salaried
Benefits: SCA
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Job Description


Central Research is actively seeking experienced Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Analysts for work in Washington, DC is support of the SEC.   This position will provide a full range of FOIA support services to our Government clients. Primary areas of responsibilities include providing FOIA releasibility reviews, pursuant to the nine FOIA exemptions, and redaction of documents that are responsive to FOIA requests.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Review and prepare information for release in response to FOIA/Privacy Act requests.
  • 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.
  • Provide initial analysis of submitter objections.
  • Maintain complete and detailed notes on all assigned cases.
  • Perform Quality Control actions on the work product.
  • Review documents under the FOIA for release to the public.
  • Perform on-site review of unclassified documents.
  • Review program records for responsiveness and suggest releasable determinations.
  • Prepare records for release, including the redaction of materials to be withheld, and duplicating materials as necessary.
  • Ensure released materials do not contain information exempted under the applicable statutes or other non-releasable information.



Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Juris Doctor is preferred.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a FOIA Analyst.
  • Must have experience supporting Federal agencies.
  • Knowledge of FOIA law with in-depth knowledge of the applications for FOIA/PA exemptions:  2, 4, 6, and 7c-e; as well as being well-versed in exemptions 3 and 8.
  • Experience processing complex FOIA requests of at least 2,000 pages per week.
  • Proficiency with FOIAXpress is required.
  • Experience providing full-scope FOIA case management, which includes:
  • Reviewing agency records;
  • Maintaining cases;
  • Preparing written documentation;
  • Reviewing cases and Vaughn indices;
  • Preparing signature packages; and
  • Applying FOIA fees.
  • Strong background in Civil Law Enforcement and Confidential/Commercial exemptions.
  • Highly organized with an eye for details.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written).
  • Ability to organize and process a large volume of FOIA requests under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to produce quality work independently or in a group setting.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat Pro.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.  It is intended to describe the general nature and work responsibilities of the position.  This job description and the duties of this position are subject to change, modification and addition as deemed necessary by the company. 



Equal Opportunity Employer:

Central Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. EEO IS THE LAW. Central Research invites any employee and/or applicant to review the Company’s Affirmative Action Plan. This plan is available for inspection upon request by emailing If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact the Recruiting Office at (479)419-4377.

EEO is the Law. Applicants’ and Employee’s notice of EEO rights are available in our office and online by clicking here.

Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

CRI abides by Executive Order 13665. The Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision poster is available here.

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