Aerotek Portland, Oregon
Aerotek is currently seeking a Paralegal for a long term contract at a federal utility in Portland, OR. Holiday, Vacation and access to competitive benefits is provided.This Paralegal 3 position is located in the Information Governance organization within Agency Compliance & Governance. This position supports the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program, verifying the timely processing and release of FOIA requests. This position handles sensitive information and requires confidentiality, tact, and a professional demeanor.Duties to include:+ With oversight and approval of the Lead Case Officer and FOIA Officer:+ Coordinate, collaborate on, draft, and review all FOIA correspondence and requests for BPA to validate that the completion and processing of such requests adhere to FOIA legal statutes, regulations, and policy.+ Perform Case Coordinator role in assigned FOIA requests, organizing and managing records or files using software to gather information and materials needed to respond to public requests.+ Create and maintain a tracking system for monitoring assigned FOIA requests and statutory deadlines, providing regular status reports to Lead Case Officer, FOIA Officer and FOIA attorneys.+ Perform research and analysis required to gather information necessary to draft responses to FOIA inquiries and requests.+ Facilitate consults with and transfers from other federal entities. Establish contact with local federal personnel at other agencies to obtain documents or coordinate searches and document productions concerning the processing of FOIA requests.+ Gather, sort, and compile comparative data for fee calculations.+ Learn new FOIA processing software and assist the FOIA Program staff with IT needs as they pertain to said software and tools.+ Evaluate Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) document productions; confirm either completeness or identify deficiencies or areas of weakness in the materials produced. Collect data and other information to help create further transparency to the extent necessary.Requirements:+ A Bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies **or** equivalent training such as a certification in paralegal-related studies is required. A Law degree is preferred.+ With an applicable degree or certification, 9 years of experience is required.+ Experience must include: researching, analyzing, and responding to legal or policy questions; preparing formal correspondence that articulates sensitive information; understanding, interpreting, and relaying laws, regulations, and policy; and serving as a point of contact for complex technical information requests and questions that involve legal and policy interpretation.+ 3 years of FOIA or state public information disclosure work experience.+ Must have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of:+ Title 38 U.S.C. Sections 5701, 5701, 5705, and 7332+ The Privacy Act of 1974 (PA) 5 U.S.C. 552a+ Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 5 U.S.C. 552 legislation; and implementing regulations, Executive Orders and Federal apolicies and procedures, case law, and precedent decisions related to information disclosure, security, privacy, and protection in order to manage a facility FOIA/PA program and provide expert advice on the applicability to the facility.+ Proficiency with Acrobat Professional software.+ Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook (MS Office 2010 proficiency).**About Aerotek:****Your success starts with the right career opportunity. Aerotek uses a people-focused approach to connect job seekers to incredible opportunities with leading organizations. Established in 1983, we've grown to become a consistent Best of Staffing winner for talent satisfaction because of our dedication to exceptional service. Serving over 300,000 contract workers every year, we specialize in placing workers with engineering, scientific, professional and industrial skill sets. Aerotek is proud to offer competitive benefits, including contributory medical, dental and vision insurance, weekly pay, discounts on consumer goods and services and more.****Location:** Portland, Oregon**Posting ID:** **Pay Rate:** US$32 - US$45 per hour + Holiday & VacationThe company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.