International Relations Officer

Akima, LLC
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    May 30

Position description

Tuvli, LLC, an Akima Company, is an agile and innovative technology company aggressively pursuing a leadership in dynamic markets that support the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and federal civilian agencies.

We continually seek motivated people with professional skills and work experience in an extremely wide range of employment fields—from systems engineering and modernization, to IT and cyber security to support personnel for virtually every business operation for today’s military installations. We are a military friendly employer that strongly encourages veterans to bring their relevant experience and expertise on board. What unites us is a passion to deliver the very best value to every Tuvli customer every day we’re on the job.

The Office of Information Programs and Services (A/GIS/IPS or IPS) is responsible for the Department of State’s information access and management programs including the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act (PA), classification and declassification programs established by or because of Executive Order (E.O.) 13526, Congressional document production, and other special document production efforts.  

IPS performs systematic, comprehensive, and complex searches for information.  IPS administers the Department’s statutory responsibilities in providing Congress access to information.  It coordinates with regional and functional bureaus within the Department of State, as well as other federal agencies, to respond to Congressional requests for records maintained within the Department as well as at posts and missions worldwide.

The contractor shall provide International Relations Officers at the GS-14 and 15 level equivalents to perform case management and reviews for IPS. These professionals will be working in the Congressional Document Production branch.

The contractor shall provide International Relations Officers at the GS-14 and 15 level equivalents to perform case management and reviews for IPS. These professionals will be working in the Congressional Document Production branch.


The duties and responsibilities for the Congressional Document Production Branch include the following:

  • Implements review of information whose release could cause foreseeable harm to national security or other interests or violate statutory requirements.
  • Effectively communicates with Department personnel and external points of contact, regarding clarification of requests that will facilitate the production and processing of responsive material.
  • Applies 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 review of documents to be provided to Congress.
  • Knowledgeable about past and present foreign policy determinations.
  • Diligently and accurately reviews and processes cases in a timely fashion recognizing the great volume of complex and sensitive records subject to review.
  • Responds to high priority, time sensitive requests from the Bureau of Legislative Affairs and Congress.
  • Maintains close liaison with other reviewers, team leaders, analysts and Department contacts to help ensure that the overall effort promotes the best interests of IPS and the Department.
  • Develops and maintains proficiency in the use of guidance and reference material, both substantive and procedural.
  • As part of a team effort, ensures that all paper work and entries into the case tracking system are accurate, complete and conform to the quality standards of the Department.
  • Attends regularly scheduled reviewer meetings to resolve operational problems and to establish/modify reviewer procedures.
  • Possesses extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office, Concordance, and Adobe Pro, and maintains computer literacy and proficiency in document productions

The contractor shall provide the International Relations Officers at the GS-14 to 15 level equivalent to perform case management duties and document reviews for IPS in addition to the following duties:

  • Performs quality control reviews of information being redacted and released through the Bureau of Legislative Affairs to Congress.
  • Ensures consistent application of redactions on documents (i.e., ensuring the same information is redacted on documents where identical language is located such as in email chains), appropriate application of declassification/classification markings, as well as following any Department-specific guidance on the release of information to Congress.
  • Provides recommendations on the classification, declassification and/or release of information to team leads and branch chiefs within the IPS divisions in which s/he is working.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Advanced degree from an accredited college or the areas of Political Science, Foreign Affairs, International Affairs/Relations, History, Law or related fields of study.
  • Demonstrated experience in the areas of foreign policy, diplomacy, foreign aid, or national security.  
  • Twelve (12) plus years experience.
  • Experience working in and/or demonstrated expertise in foreign affairs or national security, highly preferred.
  • Top Secret Clearance required.

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary.  We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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