FOIA Paralegal II
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FOIA Paralegal II
Ref No.: 18-04149
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Start Date: 06/13/2018
Order # RFQ1296161
Job Title FOIA Paralegal II
Number of resumes 5 resumes
Resume Due 06/20/2018 EOD






Job Description
Job Title FOIA Paralegal II
Client Department of Justice
Place of Performance The United States Attorney's Office,
2100 Jamieson Avenue,
Alexandria, VA. 22314
Resume Due 6/20/2018 EOD
Number of Positions 1
No of Resumes 5
Period of performance Base Period: August 20, 2018 through August 21, 2019
Option Period One August 20, 2019 through August 21, 2020
Option Period Two: August 20, 2020 through August 21, 2021
Option Period Three: August 20, 2021 through August 21, 2022
Option Period Four: August 20, 2022 through August 21, 2023
Work Hours 20 hours per week during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
US Citizen Mandatory
Security Clearance Active security clearance is preferred or eligible for clearance, to work within the USAO. Comfortable with a Background Investigation (BI) conducted within the last five (5) years
Experience Federal court, FOIA and USAO experience is preferred.



Job Duties
The Contractor shall provide a variety of services to include (but not limited to):
The Paralegal will support USAO/EDVA's Freedom of Information Act compliance by conducting a variety of tasks, including the following:
  1. Searching for and locating responsive records to Freedom of Information Act requests in computer databases and physical case files.
  2. Reviewing documents identified as responsive to a Freedom of Information Act request to determine whether they should be withheld from production on statutory or other grounds.
  3. Organizing and scanning documents that have been identified as responsive to a Freedom of Information Act for transmission to the Department of Justice's Executive Office for United States Attorneys.
  4. Working with the Department of Justice's Executive Office of United States Attorneys when necessary to explain actions taken with respect to Freedom of Information Act requests and with the Department of Justice's Civil Division in the event of litigation over the response to a particular Freedom of Information Act request.
5. Assisting with the return of case files and other documentation utilized to respond to a Freedom of Information Act to the appropriate location in the USAO/EDVA.
Work Assignment:
  • Receives work assignments from USAO personnel, which are given in terms either of particular FOIA requests to complete (from initial receipt of a request to final response) or a discrete part of a FOIA request (e.g. reviewing received documentary materials to determine whether such materials are responsive to a particular FOIA requests). Within this framework, the contractor and USAO personnel in consultation, discuss timeframes, scope of the assignment including possible stages, and possible approaches.
  • Responsible for following DOJ, EOUSA, and USAO-EDVA protocols for the processing and production of documentary materials, including, but not limited to, electronically stored information.
  • Completed work is reviewed for accuracy and completeness, effectiveness in meeting requirements or producing expected results within certain timeframes, and adherence to requirements.

Skills Required:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A general knowledge of the legal process and of the statutory requirements of the FOIA, and a general familiarity with both civil and criminal processes at the federal level. This includes the Government's obligations under FOIA, the exemptions from FOIA production, and the rules concerning whether (and if so, under what circumstances) certain materials created during civil or criminal litigation may be revealed to the public (e.g., Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 6(e)).
  • Must have the ability to read legal documents, talk to attorneys, understand legal and factual issues, and subject matter details involved in litigation in order to determine whether to recommend release or withholding of a particular document.

Travel:
When travel is authorized by the Government, cost for transportation, lodging, meals and incidental expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with conditions set out in the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR)