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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Government Information Specialist (Senior Government Information Specialist) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary

This position is located in theConsumer Financial Protection Bureau,Operations Division, Office of the Chief Data Officer - FOIA Office. See our tips on the application process and printable checklist to ensure each step of the application is completed.

Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the CN-60 (Broadly equivalent to the GS-14). If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position. Receive, track, and respond to highly complex FOIA requests by conducting a final technical review on requests.

Serve as the FOIA Public Liaison for the CFPB. Assist the FOIA Manager in reducing delays in responding to requests, providing the request status to requesters, and recommending and assisting in the implementation of resolution of complex request disputes between the CFPB and the requester.

Review policy guidelines, standard operating procedures, inspection reports, risk-assessments, and significant cases to identify systemic trends indicating the need to update policy, procedures, or training on CFPB-wide basis.

Respond to queries from policy-making boards and executives concerning the impact major policy initiatives or events will have upon FOIA policies and operations.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."

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You must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National

Public Trust background Investigation will be required

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector orvolunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements within30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: To qualify at CN-53, you must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade/band (CN-52, GS-12 or equivalent) in the Federal service. For this position specialized experience is defined as: Researching, analyzing, and evaluating data for response to information requests; AND

Assembling and reviewing proposed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) release packages; AND

Implementing organizational policies and procedures for FOIA administration. To qualify at CN-60, you must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade/band (CN-53, GS-13 or equivalent) in the Federal service. For this position specialized experience is defined as: Researching, analyzing, and evaluating data for response to information requests; AND

Reviewing proposed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) release packages; AND

Developing organizational policies and procedures for FOIA administration; AND

Serving as a technical expert in FOIA regulations/programs and public liaison to external customers and recipients.

Education

Additional Information

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.- This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.- This is a bargaining unit position.-We offer opportunities for telework.- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.-Ethics:Consumer Financial Protection Bureauemployees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions, which applicants may review at www.oge.gov. In addition, employees must comply with the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau(5 CFR 9401), which, among other things, prohibit an employee or the employee’s spouse or minor child from owning or controlling a debt or equity interest in an entity supervised by the Bureau. Regulations also impose restrictions on the outside activities of certain Bureau employees, including examiners and attorneys. Applicants may review theBureau's ethics regulations and a summary of the regulations at www.consumerfinance.gov.Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to theBureau Ethics Office at EthicsHelp@cfpb.gov.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: -A one year probationary period may be required.- Must successfully complete a background investigation.- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employmentto determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service Systemor are exempt from having to do so.-Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.-Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
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