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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Analyst

Government and Military

Budget Analyst


Springfield, Virginia, United States

Job Summary

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

Minimum 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Office Suite and FOIAXpress
  • Working knowledge of FOIA reviews and exemptions
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills, reading comprehension, and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task, work in a team environment, and adjust to established work patterns and processes as required
  • Possess exceptional leadership and communication skills (both oral and written)