This supervisory position is located in the U.S Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Office of the Secretary (OST), specifically the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Division of the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Operations, within the Office of General Counsel. The candidate serves as the supervisor of all personnel working within the FOIA Division, as the FOIA Officer for DOT, and as the FOIA Officer for OST.
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As a Supervisory Government Information Specialist, you will:
Serve as first-line supervisor to all FOIA Specialists, administrative professionals, and other personnel working within the USDOT/OST FOIA Office.
Be responsible for ensuring DOT and OST compliance within the FOIA, and lead those engaged in the implementation of the statue throughout the Department.
Develop policy guidance and interpretation memoranda for Heads of DOT components and FOIA managers Department-wide, to ensure DOT-wide uniformity of approach to implementation of the statue.
Prepare DOT-wide reports on FOIA issues required annually by the U.S Department of Justice (DOJ) - including the Annual FOIA Report citing DOT's FOIA statistics, the Annual Chief FOIA Officer's Report on the status of DOT's FOIA programs, and other reports as may be required by DOJ directive - coordinating with FOIA personnel throughout OST to obtain accurate, thorough information for the reports.
Lead and direct the Department's efforts implementing government-wide FOIA initiatives, including requirements established in statutory amendments to the FOIA, Executive Orders, and DOJ guidance and policy.
The ideal candidate for this position is a senior professional with an expert working knowledge of the FOIA, demonstrated experience managing a FOIA program, and supervisory experience.
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0306 Government Information Specialist
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.
To qualify for the GS-15 on Experience, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to GS-14, it must include:
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.
Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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