Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Analyst, VA_SPRINGFIELD

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Springfield, VA

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Analyst
Springfield, Virginia, United States

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Analyst


Job Description

Amentum is seeking an analyst to join our team in support of the Department of State’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program. Our team plays a major role in processing FOIA cases for Passport and VISA requests, historical researchers, the public, and a host of news and media outlets. Since the start of the Department’s backlog reduction project in 2018, our team has brought closure to nearly 5,000 FOIA cases.

As part of our team, the analyst will:

Prepare and review documents in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA)
Process and document FOIA and PA requests to an organization’s records
Interpret regulations, agency enforcement codes, and organizational policies regarding release of agency documents
Ensure released materials do not contain personal identifiers or directly or indirectly reveal trade secrets and other information exempted under the applicable statutes
Review completed requests for appropriateness of materials to be or not to be released
Make redactions as needed before release
Compose response letters, clarify requests, negotiate additional response time, and make recommendations on fees and fee waivers
Coordinate with program offices on conducting searches for responsive documents 
Negotiate with submitters of records, and with requesters of those records, to clarify requests in order to make release determinations or recommendations

Additional. requirements:

DoD Interim Top Secret clearance (upgradeable to Top Secret Clearance)
Bachelor’s Degree in information management related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
 1 – 3 years’ relevant experience
Familiarity with the Freedom of Information Act
******Active Top Secret clearance*******
US Citizenship



Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


Security Clearance Required: Yes

Amentum / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBAMN R0083655 2023. 03. 10

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