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FOIA Analyst II
Job#: 493119
Positions: 1
Posted: 03/29/2019
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Washington, DC
Department: FOIA
Category: Management Solutions
Salary: Salaried
Benefits: Non-SCA
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Job Description


A Freedom of Information Act Analyst (FOIA) to join a team of attorneys in Washington, D.C. The analyst will be part of a team that provides FOIA and Privacy Act (PA) processing and internal and external consulting services.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Provide FOIA and 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 and PA requests, coordinate proposed disclosures of information for several entities within the agency
  • Process submitter notices associated with specific FOIA cases
  • Provide initial analysis of submitter objections
  • Redact documents in accordance with agency and entity FOIA protocols which include annotating appropriate FOIA exemptions on records
  • Process draft responses to submitters of objections to release of information in records
  • Generate draft response letters to requestors detailing the FOIA review and release determination
  • Maintain complete and detailed case notes on 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


Minimum Qualifications

  • Licensed Attorney
  • 6 years experience reviewing documents for relevance, privilege, and confidentiality
  • Proficient use of Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Ability to successfully obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years of FOIA processing experience
  • Experience using FOIAXpress

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational, case management, and time management skills
  • Should understand and apply the concepts and methodology of the Department of Justice (DOJ) FOIA/PA regulations.
  • Knowledge of the FOIA 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
  • Knowledge of FOIA exemptions
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven ability to meet and exceed expectations



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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