Freedom of Information/Privacy Technician
Office of Personnel Management - Boyers, PA

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This position is also being announced under the Agency's Merit Promotion Plan to federal employees and non-competitive appointment eligibles. If you wish to be considered under Merit Promotion or Non-Competitive procedures, you MUST apply under the Merit Promotion announcement 13-095-SWA-MP.

The incumbent of this position will assist personnel in the processing of requests received under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or Privacy Act (PA), along with requests for investigative files received from other Federal agencies or law enforcement entities.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizen

Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)

DUTIES:
Log and review Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act and Amendment requests for completeness, and request additional information when requests are not complete.
Acknowledge in writing all perfected Amendment requests received in the FOI/PA office within prescribed time frames.
Conduct searches of the FIS system of records to identify all responsive documents, and obtain all investigative files on subjects of requests, including any FOI/PA file from previous requests processed.
Process requests for copies of SF forms and any type of application form (ie: OF-306) from subjects; including the release of these forms to the subject in accordance with Privacy Act regulations.
Process requests for statuses of investigations in accordance with the Privacy Act.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
For the GS-7: You must have at least one full year of progressively responsible experience equivalent to the GS-6 level in the Federal or private sector related to:

Reviewing documents involving Federal personnel background investigations or Privacy Act/Freedom of Information Act & Amendment requests
Generating spreadsheets for tracking data, preparation of reports, and/or drafting routine correspondence
Providing customer service to external customers, as well as individuals within the organization
Managing a high volume of work to meet workload priorities and deadlines

Education can not be used to qualify at the GS-7 level.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your application package to ensure you meet the job requirements. Your application package must support your answers to the occupational questionnaire. If your answers cannot be verified, your rating will be changed to an appropriate level.

All applicants will be rated on the following Skills or Competencies:

Technical Competence
Office Automation
Customer Service
Oral Communication

Writing

Planning & Organizing

Reading Comprehension

If you meet all of the basic and minimum qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

BENEFITS:
OPM offers a comprehensive benefits package this link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

OTHER INFORMATION:
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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