• FOIA Specialist

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Cyber Security
    Clearance Level
    DOI Background Clearance
  • Company Description

    Spry is a certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) headquartered in McLean, VA. Spry provides Enterprise, C4IT, Management, and Cyber Solutions to the federal government and commercial entities. Founded in 2001, Spry Methods was built on the foundation of combining industry knowledge with unmatched responsiveness to produce results for our customers. Our goal is to build a business dedicated to the maximization of value for all stakeholders starting with our employees, our customers, and our community. We recognize that talented and dedicated employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of our success. Guided by these principles, we have established an impressive track record of proven past performance serving our customers within the Commercial, Federal Civilian, DoD, and Intelligence Communities. A CMMI Level 3 certified and ISO 9001:2008 registered company, Spry is committed to quality and continuous improvement.


    Spry Methods is seeking a FOIA Specialist to review, analyze, and process requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Research, analyze a variety of records, and ensure the release and disclosure of responsive documents adhere to applicable exemptions or exclusions. Liaise with the client to provide advice and guidance on FOIA matters, maintain administrative records, and provide status reports. Analyze changes in privacy law and analyze policies and procedures and training materials.

    Job Responsibilities and/or Success Factors

    • 3+ years of experience with reviewing and processing of FOIA issues in a federal government environment or equivalent information analysis work as a lawyer, paralegal, information specialist, or scientific researcher or writer
    • Experience with gathering, analyzing, and filtering information
    • Ability to plan, develop, and organize information, documents, data, and records effectively
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and pay strict attention to detail, including thoroughness and quality
    • Ability to identify issues and delineate obstacles to their effective resolution
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Ability to leverage editorial, research, and analysis expertise

    Required skills and experience include

    • 3+ years of experience with privacy-related interpretation and application of the requirements or mandates stipulated in the Privacy Act of 1974, the E-Gov Act of 2002, and pertinent OMB guidance, including the development of privacy policies and procedures, the development and publication of System of Records Notices (SORNs) and Privacy Act Statements, responding to incidents related to the breach of PII, and user awareness activities focusing on privacy
    • Experience with end to end data lifecycles
    • Knowledge of Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act laws, policies, and regulations
    • Knowledge of FOIA practices and updating SOPs and manuals to support standard case files, including updating and maintaining templates and formats and ensuring final packaging are accurate and current

    Preferred skills

    • Archivist of the US Certificate of Completion of NARA Federal Records Management Training Program Certification
    • ICRM Certified Records Manager Certification

    EEO Statement

    At Spry, we believe talented and dedicated employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of our success. We are committed to crafting a diverse and inclusive workplace that endorses engagement, creativity, quality and innovation.
    We are proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, we evaluate qualified candidates in full consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other protected status.


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