Lead Government Information Specialist

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
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  • Posted
    Nov 03

Position description

These positions are located in the Programs and Policies Division, Litigation and Appeals Branch in the Office of Information Programs and Services, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Global Information Services, Bureau of Administration (A/GIS/IPS/PP/LA) in the U.S. Department of State (DOS). The incumbent serves as the primary point of contact and principal advisor for Department of State records that are either the subject of litigation or administrative appeal of denial of information.


  • Leads team in processing full range of requests for information for Departmental records in accordance with the FOIA and EFOIA, Privacy Act, E.O. 13526 on National Security Information, and for special document requests from the Congress.
  • Analyzes and evaluates relevancy of records retrieved and consult with Bureau officials and officials of other Department and agencies concerning the retrieval and release of sensitive U.S. foreign policy information.
  • Explains team goals and objectives to assigned team members and assisting teams in accomplishing the work; coaching, facilitating and solving work problems, and participating in work of the team.
  • Oversees, studies and surveys of records management programs, present study findings and provide technical analysis and advice to program managers concerning study results and develop recommendations for program improvement.
  • Plans, develops, and implements comprehensive records management program for assigned Bureaus and offices.



Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/


Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements described below by the closing date of this announcement. 

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience leading teams in processing full range of official request for information from legal or regulatory obligations.
  • Experience developing and implementing a records management program.
  • Experience participating in developing new policies and procedures.

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.

Application instructions

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