Washington, DC: Information Release Specialist, Nakupuna Companies

Job Opening Title: Information Release Specialist

Employer Name: Nakupuna Companies

Job Location: Washington, D.C.

Application Deadline: 7/31/2021

Salary Range:

Link to job posting: https://careers-nakupuna.icims.com/jobs/1844/information-release-specialist/job

Years of experience required: 3

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Nakupuna Solutions is looking for an Information Release Specialist to assist DPAA in evaluating, interpreting, implementing, and applying complex security issues, policies, programs and procedures for the redaction and release of materials in accordance with U.S. laws, DoD regulations, the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Responsibilities:
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign additional duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Ensures protected information is accurately maintained and disseminated appropriately in compliance with all applicable laws, executive orders (EO), directives, instructions, and policies relating to declassification reviews component Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) and instructions and recommends policy changes to maintain consistency with U.S.C. and DoD regulations.
Provides statistics to concerned authorities monitoring the overall DoD declassification effort.
Provides input to cognizant authorities with regard to changes to Executive Orders, Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) and DoD implementing directives, which are concerned with information security.
Establishes appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect records from unauthorized access, alteration or disclosure and ensures the security and confidentiality of records is preserved.
Tailors safeguards to the type of system, the nature of the information involved, and the specific threat to be countered.
Facilitates the notification of any compromise of personally identifiable information.
Makes determinations about disclosures, issuance of denials, redactions, access to Federal agency records and use and dissemination of personally identifiable information.
Receives sensitive information and must be able to discern sources, methods, etc., to determine level of sensitivity and what requires redaction before public release.
Conducts a line by line analytical and evaluative review of information for purposes of determining declassification and/or release.
The incumbent works with the DPAA declassification program, ensuring that materials are declassified according to established standards, executive orders (EOs), and legislative requirements.
Ensures that classification retention decisions are in accordance with EOs, applicable public laws, and agency regulations.
Validates declassification recommendations from staff, and reviews originated information.
Limits access to compartmented information that requires special protection from disclosure.
Researches, analyzes, and evaluates data while using subjective concepts and value judgments in evaluating whether information should be released.
Evaluates confidential personal records determining, if released, would it constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, prepares reports, responses to queries, justifications, background papers and information briefings on various declassification topics.
Provides advice and guidance to senior managers and others for the clearance and release of Defense information into the public domain when submitted by DoD components, Defense contractors, other Government agencies and members of the public.
Provides advisory services that require problem definition, planning, and coordination of a variety of work processes. Evaluates reports by analyzing facts and performing appropriate research and prepares detailed responses.
Determines appropriate recommendations for unresolved or questionable problems and performs follow-up.
Researches and determines or recommends appropriate actions or interpretation of issues impacting the organization.
Conducts liaison with and assists agencies within and outside DoD in determining correct security classification, identification of agency or department equities, declassification procedures, and releasability of documents related to the POW/MIA issue.
Recommends options and alternatives when release of such information is determined to be in conflict with established Defense procedures, policies and National Security issues.
Coordinates with DPAA personnel on matters concerning declassifications, releasability of documents and information, implemented legislation, EOs, and DoD Directives.
Makes complex and independent decisions regarding the continued classification of permanently historical or publicly requested documents.

Skills/ Qualifications: Self-motivated and self-monitoring, exceptional oral and written communications, technical communication, problem solving and multi-tasking skills. Responsibilities sometimes require working evenings and weekends, sometimes with little advanced notice.

Education and Experience:
High school diploma or higher; certifications and experience substitutions will be accepted.
Minimum 3 years’ experience conducting document review, redaction, and preparation for release.
Preferred 10 years’ experience in FOIA-specific training (e.g., DoD or DoJ FOIA training) as well as working knowledge of FOIAxpress.
Familiarity with government contracting.
Familiar with DOD security regulatory manuals.

Clearance Requirements: This position requires an active TOP SECRET security clearance. Must be a U.S. citizen.

Please submit an application online at: https://careers-nakupuna.icims.com/jobs/1844/information-release-specialist/job

The Nakupuna Companies are employers of equal opportunity that are committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, ancestry, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability or veteran status.