Level 1 Information Analyst FOIA (Bethesda, MD)

Employment Type: Full-time
Clearance: Current Active TS/SCI with current IC Polygraph (required)

FOIA Branch candidate will be responsible for the following tasking’s:

  • Respond to public and official requests for review and release of classified and/or sensitive ODNI information under the FOIA, PA, or Mandatory Declassification Review.
  • Assist the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of the Inspector General of the IIC, and other relevant organizations to ensure ODNI compliance with all aspects of the FOIA, and PA.
  • Ensures ODNI information cleared for appropriate release is available for public inspection and/or copying/downloading.
  • Enable enforcement of the right of any person to access records, subject to statutory exemptions, for any public or private purpose.
  • Ensures individuals have the ability to amend records of personal identifiable information about themselves.
  • Prohibits access to information about an individual without that individual’s knowledge and consent.
    Conducts mandatory declassification reviews.

Required skills:

  • Knowledge of broad strategic issues and challenges facing the Intelligence Community, the U.S. Government, the United States, and foreign and national security policy communities.
  • General knowledge of IC and whole-of-government information sharing and safeguarding policies, governance, missions, functions, and activities including the ODNI, and IRTPA.
  • Ability to be proactive in developing innovative ideas and communicating them to all government staff.
  • Skill in identifying issues, delineating obstacles, and developing options to address them in order to achieve a satisfactory outcome.
  • Ability to identify emerging trends, as well as the ability to assess the influence of these trends on the effectiveness of U.S. Government programs.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to collaborate with many different offices across the ODNI, the IC, and the U.S. Government.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate across all levels; build relationships, and share knowledge; including the flexibility and professionalism to engage in discussions of controversial issues and to summarize varying viewpoints to reach consensus.
  • Demonstrated superior abilities in research and analysis, written and oral communications and presentations, and document management.
  • Demonstrated high-level of expertise in the use of business processes and Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and SharePoint); experience with IC information sharing platforms such as i-Space, r-Space, Intellipedia, and TagIt.
  • Ability to summarize the results of a study and produce a written report to support decision
  • Ability to facilitate large cross-organizational and/or inter-agency groups.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and teamwork skills, plus independent problem solving ability.
  • Ability to manage logistics, planning, and note-taking, and summarize the results of large collaborative meetings or conferences of senior officials.
  • Interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including the ability to work effectively at a senior level within an inter-agency environment on complex issues requiring negotiation and consensus-building.
  • Ability to balance responsibilities among assigned activities, including the ability to manage transitions effectively from task to task, and adaptability to varying customer needs.
  • Experience supporting the exchange of intelligence information between collectors, analysts, and end users in order to further intelligence integration.
  • Ability to develop and effectively manage complex programs, assess customer requirements, identify dependencies, and manage and mitigate risks.
  • Program management, analytic, and critical thinking skills, including a superior ability to conduct program assessments, identify needs and requirements, and develop process improvement recommendations for the successful implementation of the program.

The candidate shall possess, at a minimum, the following education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social, physical, natural or, business or computer sciences; humanities engineering; mathematics, informatics, records management, or other IM related field. The government will waive the Bachelor’s degree requirement if the candidate has 3 years or more of experience in IM involving the collection and management of information from one or more sources and the distribution of that information to one or more audiences.
  • Basic knowledge of the governing principles, laws, policies, procedures, protocols, regulations and statutes of IM, and overall familiarity with IM directives, regulations, guidance, processes and practices of the federal government.

FOIA Branch candidate shall possess, at a minimum, the following experience:

  • Familiarity with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); the Privacy Act (PA); the Open Government Act of 2007; E.O. 13526; and ICD 710 and associated IC classification and FOIA/PA/MDR management policies.
  • Understanding of the FOIA/PA/MDR request process and the application of appropriate exemptions/redaction to protect sensitive and/or classified intelligence information.
  • Familiarity with RD, FRD, and FGI information and the handling requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled