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FOIA Processor - NRC

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FOIA Processor - NRC

Job ID R691
Job Location Rockville, MD
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) administers policies, programs and procedures to ensure NRC compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act (PA). The FOIA Processor provides FOIA/PA reviews and processing of pending, complex FOIA cases. This position prepares documentation for, and drafts responses to, FOIA/PA requests and coordinates proposed disclosures of information for several entities within the agency. The FOIA Processor also processes submitter notices associated with specific FOIA cases.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge/quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative/motivation, cooperation/relationships, problem analysis/discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral/written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability/dependability, flexibility and ownership/accountability of actions taken.

Reviews FOIA requests for completeness and adherence to the agency’s policies, procedures and regulations.

Determines area and scope of request and disseminates requests to appropriate personnel.

Provides FOIA/PA reviews for simple, complex and or expedited track FOIA/PA requests.

Provides a review of FOIA/PA records (NRC equities, external stakeholders and other Federal Agency equities).

Responds to referral/consultation requests from outside federal agencies submitting requests to NRC for review of their records encompassing NRC equities for referral or consultation and response back to the requesting agency.

Ability to apply, interpret and articulate federal laws and regulations pertaining to FOIA/PA document review and final document disposition.

Ability to use (or be trained in) RedactXpress application in order to apply redactions to non-releasable records.

Provides final records release determination in writing to the requesting party for all FOIA/PA requests assigned.

Communicates orally and in writing with employees, management, licensees, requesters, other external stakeholders and other Federal agency entities regarding FOIA/PA related concerns.

Sends applicable records through the pre-disclosure notification procedures in accordance with 10 CFR 9.28. If submitter provides objections to release of its business information, assesses their objections and provides a final determination to the submitter communicating NRC’s final records release decision.

Maintains complete and detailed case notes on all assigned cases.

Supports necessary FOIA administrative functions such as scanning documents and uploading files to the appropriate FOIA database(s).

Contributes to the providing of FOIA training to NRC staff.

Works with requesters to clarify and narrow requests and provide updates on status of requests.

Coordinates meetings between Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), General Counsel and/or requesters, as needed.

Prepares for submission interim and final agency responses.

Provides guidance to NRC staff on the application of FOIA policy and regulations.

Prepares reports and briefing documents.

Maintains database/tracking system for FOIA requests.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and co-workers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions as the best of own ability.


Associate’s Degree and minimum of two (2) years’ of full-lifecycle FOIA experience, or no degree and a minimum of four (4) years’ full-lifecycle FOIA experience.


Requires possession of or the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Existing preferred.


Ability to apply, interpret and articulate federal laws and regulations pertaining to FOIA/PA document review and final document disposition

Ability to use (or be trained in) RedactXpress application in order to apply redactions to non-releasable records

Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Excellent verbal and written communications skills with solid presentation skills

Exceptional customer service and relationship-building skills

Ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.


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