FOIA Specialist

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Admin and Office Spec III

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FOIA Specialist

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Northern VA Community College


NV280-VP Workforce Development

Work Location:

Fairfax County - 059

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$24.00 per hour

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Part Time

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Monday – Friday time varies

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Job Description:

The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVA’s Annual Security Reports

The FOIA specialist will assist the FOIA officer to receive, review, and analyze new FOIA requests and determine if they are sufficient to process; conduct record searches and apply lawful exemptions and redactions; release responsive records to requesters within prescribed timeframes; provide information on FOIA, and procedures and processes to employees and FOIA requesters; assist FOIA officer in implementing privacy policies and procedures; receive new FOIA requests and triage them (reviewing and assigning) to ensure they are sufficient.

Special Assignments:

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA's/Required Qualifications:

•Knowledge of and experience with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
•Knowledge of and experience with computers and various software tools.
•Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task with frequent interruptions while remaining organized and accurate.
•Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information and evidence.
•Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge, skills, or experience in a related field

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience processing FOIA requests
•Knowledge of and experience with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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Background Check Statement Disclaimer:

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:

EEO Statement:

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

ADA Statement:

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

E-Verify Statement:

VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

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Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 5/11/2021
Work Type: Part Time