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Litigation Specialist II
Job#: 491587
Positions: 1
Posted: 01/03/2019
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Washington, DC
Department: FOIA
Category: Management Solutions
Salary: Salaried
Benefits: Non-SCA
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Job Description

Position Summary:

Central Research, Inc., is actively seeking a Litigation Specialist II to join our team in Washington, D.C., in support of a federal client. This position is part of a team that provides Freedom of Information Act Analyst (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) processing, document review and litigation support services.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Review documents and make determinations on information protected under the FOIA/PA exemptions and other federal statutes, law, or court order that requires or authorizes federal agencies to protect such information from disclosure
  • Redact protected information in documents, annotate appropriate FOIA/PA exemptions or PA exceptions used to withhold protected information and prepare agency response
  • Prepare Vaughn Indices
  • Identify possible deficiencies in FOIA/PA files, communicating with bureau personnel orally and in writing to identify and resolve the deficiencies
  • Create and maintain hard copy and electronic FOIA/PA files, including data input, maintenance and filling of updated files.File and retrieve hard copy and electronic FOIA/PA documents within an established standardized system
  • Responsible for physical document at issue inventory, management, and tracking for requested materials relating to response
  • Receive, review, identify, and place correspondence and other materials received from bureaus in the appropriate FOIA/PA file and label records appropriately
  • Clarify facts with attorneys, bureau, office representatives, and individuals in the general public to reach agreement for the expeditious handling of FOIA/PA responses
  • Conduct legal research of applicable law and regulations to keep informed of statues, changes or updates to apply correct principles of law to FOIA and PA related cases

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 or more years litigation support experience, including support of appeal processes or other relevant experience
  • Ability to successfully obtain and retain a NACI/PII security clearance
  • Experience using legal research techniques and the ability to apply this knowledge to the analysis of legal problems, preparation of legal documents, and the initiation of recommendations concerning various legal issues
  • Experience with the document review, redaction, annotation and labeling of general document review assignments applying the nine FOIA exemptions, PA exemptions and exceptions and legal privilege

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Paralegal certification
  • Licensed Attorney

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Functional knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within FOIA and PA field 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proven ability to work successfully as a member of a team in a fast-paced, high volume environment
  • Proficient with using Adobe acrobat, MS Office Suite and similar software
  • Ability to use basic office equipment



Equal Opportunity Employer:

Central Research is an Affirmative Action and 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. Click here to view the Equal Employment Opportunity Posters.

If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan, please call 703-382-1970. 

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 our recruiting office at (703) 382-1363. This telephone line is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a response.

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

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