FOIA Analyst- Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque, NM

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Job Description

FOIA Analyst

Central Research 

 

Work to be performed on-site in Albuquerque, NM. Competitive pay based on experience. Relocation packages and other incentives are negotiable.

 

Central Research is an award winning small business, with offices in Northwest Arkansas and Washington, DC, that provides contract support services to state and 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 financially stable, certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and 8(a) Small Business with a successful, seven-plus year history of supporting the federal and state government marketplace with leading edge FOIA, PA and other professional support services.  We look forward to engaging candidates that are interested in joining our FOIA/PA Practice Area.

Job Description

  • Provide analytical and other support for the development and implementation of FOIA and Privacy Act (PA) policy
  • Redact documents in accordance with agency/entity FOIA protocols
  • Process draft proposed final responses/recommendations memoranda
  • Review records for responsiveness and develop indices for responsive records  
  • 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

Skills & Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of Freedom of Information Act and its amendments
  • Minimum 5 years of FOIA experience
  • 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 case management and organizational skills 
  • Knowledge of FOIAXpress
  • Must be able to obtain Q Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Department of Energy FOIA experience
  • Prior military, paralegal, scientific, or engineering experience

An Equal Opportunity Employer to include veterans and persons with disabilities. 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.

 

Please apply at: http://central-research.com/Career.aspx