WHAT IS THE PRIVACY, GOVERNMENTAL, LIASON DISCLOSURE DIVISION (PGLD)? PGLD is responsible for safeguarding and protecting sensitive taxpayer and employee information while promoting government transparency and accountability through better access to government information.
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WHAT DOES A SENIOR DISCLOSURE SPECIALIST DO? As a Disclosure Specialist you will be responsible for contributing to the implementation of disclosure/privacy program for the organization, where you will assist in the review and dissemination of sensitive personnel issues involving labor-management relations and testimony authorizations. In this position, you will be required to make technical decisions that are independently researched and process cases where guidelines are not specifically applicable and where past precedent and practices must be applied. Your work will also consist of projects and studies that require analysis of the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of interrelated issues.
As a Senior Disclosure Specialist you will:
Develop, disseminate, and administer specific local programs, practices, and procedures in accordance with guidelines.
Provide technical guidance and direction to customers on Disclosure/Privacy matters including the routine maintenance of files containing sensitive personnel and confidential issues to ensure proper Disclosure compliance.
Coordinate, review and approve the release and non-release of information on all requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act (PA) of 1974.
Coordinate the exchange of Federal tax and other official information to ensure timely responses.
Conduct training for the organization concerning the disclosure of information under the Disclosure/Privacy statutes.
Initiate and maintain daily contact, written articles, and presentations to promote awareness of disclosure statutes (e.g., FOIA, PA, and Internal Revenue Code Section 6103)
Plan and perform quality reviews in order to determine compliance with disclosure/privacy regulations, identify Disclosure/Privacy violations, and provide recommendations.
Analyze results from safeguard, quality, and fact-finding reviews of agencies in possession of federal tax information and advise key agency officials with recommendations.
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Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
GS-12 LEVEL: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: in-depth knowledge of Disclosure Legislation, statutes, Internal Revenue Code Section 6103, the Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act, the IRM, and other guidelines to effectively deal with the release or non release of information on complex requests, promote awareness through daily contacts, written awareness articles and presentations, proved technical guidance and direction ensuring proper Disclosure compliance, and conduct quality reviews of agencies in possession of federal tax information; Experience using knowledge of IDRS to effectively research and respond to all complex questions or requests concerning the release of confidential information. In addition, your experience should include a wide range of analytical techniques used to resolve complex technical problems and issues where disclosure statutes and guidelines must be interpreted; Oral and written communication techniques to prepare reports, document case files, to conduct meetings, to identify and resolve problems, meet and deal with taxpayers and other customers, and to articulate policies and viewpoints of the Disclosure/Privacy program to management.
The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or https://home.treasury.gov/about/careers-at-treasury/how-to-apply/resume-tips;Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part- time work is considered on a prorated basis.
To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:
You must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
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