FOIA SME (Subject Matter Expert)

Location: Lorton, VA
Date Posted: 01-09-2019
FOIA SME (Subject Matter Expert)

AINS is the developer of the industry leading Freedom of Information Act software application FOIAXpress. We are committed to expanding our FOIA Services practice and seek a talented, cleared FOIA Expert to join our team at a federal government client site in Lorton, VA.

The ideal candidate should be an expert with FOIA regulations, processing, and best practices related to the following areas:‚Äč
  • Analysis and processing of documents in response to FOIA requests in accordance with agency regulations.
  • Handling of FOIA requests in a timely manner and in accordance with FOIA regulations.
  • Review and redaction of responsive records applying Federal FOIA/PA statutes and exemptions to requests for information.
  • Ability to recognize and redact protected information (i.e., pre-decisional information, trade secret information, etc.)
  • Recognizing and segregating various types of non-disclosure information contained within a wide range of agency records.
  • Understanding of processing FOIA appeals.
General roles & responsibilities:
  • Interview and collaborate with stakeholders at multiple management levels to advise on best practices and influence requirements
  • Document and manage functional requirements
  • Work with Developers, Test Team and client stakeholders in defining best practices and transitioning them into requirements
  • Develop process maps and Standard Operating Procedures based on best practices and customer needs
Skills:
  • Ability to work with all levels of client from end users to senior management
  • Excellent communication skills, the ability to facilitate working meetings, ask probing questions to elicit requirements and ability to understand the feedback to comprehend client responses to translate into documentable requirements. 
  • Critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Excellent writing skills to clearly communicate with stakeholders at various levels
  • Experience in creating system and user documentation is also required.
  • Prior working with FOIAXpress is highly desirable
Clearance:
  • US citizenship - Active DoD Secret Clearance is required
Education:
  • B. S. degree or equivalent experience
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