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FOIA Analyst
Job ID:26253
Washington DC, Virginia

RESOLVIT

Bringing Solutions That Make Business Better

Join Resolvit as an FOIA Analyst and be part of a creative, forward-thinking team. Our success at deploying skilled, highly knowledgeable experts has landed us on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies four times – and we’re just getting started.

As the FOIA Analyst, you will be a part of a team that provides FOIA and Privacy Act processing and internal/external consulting services in support of the IPS offices' administration of the FOIA and PA. You will implement statutory and policy directives in favor of disclosure while protecting, under one or more of the nine FOIA exemptions and/or Privacy Act exemptions, information the release of which could cause foreseeable harm to national security or other interests or violate statutory requirements. You will also effectively communicate with Department personnel, external points of contact, and the public at large regarding clarification of requests that will facilitate the production and processing of responsive material. Additionally, you will:

  • Generate correspondence directed to requesters, internal points of contact, other federal government agencies, and foreign governments
  • Apply expertise in foreign policy and national security issues, as well as knowledge of the functioning and organization of the Department of State and its overseas posts and missions in the application of the FOIA, Privacy Act, current Executive Orders, and other information programs
  • Diligently and accurately review and process cases in a timely fashion, recognizing the great volume of complex and sensitive records subject to review
  • Respond to high priority, time sensitive requests from other government agencies
  • Collaborate with other staff members, including division chiefs, branch chiefs, team leaders, analysts, and Department contacts to help ensure that the overall effort promotes the best interests of IPS and the Department
  • Develop and maintain proficiency in the use of guidance and reference material, both substantive and procedural
  • As part of a team effort, ensure that all paper work and entries into the case tracking system are accurate, complete, and conform to the quality standards of the Department
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings to resolve operational problems and to establish/modify reviewer procedures
  • Possess extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office and maintain computer literacy and proficiency on the case management and redaction software system utilized by the Department

What You’ll Need to be Successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, foreign affairs, international affairs/relations, history, law, or related fields of study, and/or a Juris Doctor degree (with experience working in and/or demonstrated expertise in foreign affairs or national security highly preferred)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of E.O. 13526, the FOIA, the Privacy Act, and other information access programs
  • Experience working on FOIA appeals and/or FOIA litigation cases, including work on declarations, Vaughn indices, and preparing documents for FOIA litigation filing
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Knowledge of all 9 FOIA exemptions, with prior withholding experience under Exemptions 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7
  • Ability and willingness to pay outstanding attention to detail

Great Additional Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in the areas of foreign policy, diplomacy, foreign aid, or national security
  • Previous experience assisting with agency FOIA reporting and other metrics

Benefits:

At Resolvit, you’ll be given the support you need to grow in your consulting career. In addition to opportunities for advancement, we offer:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life insurance coverage
  • Long-term and short-term disability coverage
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching
  • Professional support from our Client & Employee Optimization Specialist

We currently have more than 100 open career opportunities across the country, so be sure to mention the appropriate Job Code with any correspondence!

About Resolvit:

Resolvit is an international technology consulting firm with industry-leading customers in the financial services, high tech, manufacturing, retail, life sciences, and government sectors. Through its partnerships, Resolvit delivers highly impactful, innovative solutions across five core areas: Infrastructure Modernization, Application Development Services, Enterprise Data Management & Analytics, Knowledge & Content Management, and Strategic Staffing.