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Attorney-Advisors

The Office of Information Policy employs highly qualified attorneys to serve as Attorney-Advisors.  OIP is responsible for encouraging agency compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and for ensuring that the President's FOIA Memorandum and the Attorney General's FOIA Guidelines are fully implemented across the government.  An OIP Attorney-Advisor's responsibilities include adjudicating appeals from the denial of access to records by any Department component under the FOIA or Privacy Act of 1974, providing individualized guidance to agencies on questions relating to the application of the FOIA, and handling the defense of certain FOIA matters in litigation.

Applicants must have a J.D. degree, be an active member of at least one bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least one year of post-J.D. legal experience. The ideal candidate will have outstanding legal research and writing skills, administrative and/or civil litigation experience, and knowledge of the FOIA.  Turnover in Attorney-Advisor positions is sporadic and difficult to predict, therefore there is no established hiring cycle. For a listing of OIP's current experienced attorney vacancies, please visit the Department's Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management Attorney Vacancies page.

Qualified attorneys who are interested in positions with OIP are encouraged to send a resume to:

Office of Information Policy
ATTN: Anne Work, Senior Counsel
1425 New York Avenue NW
Suite 11050
Washington, DC  20530

Applicants are encouraged to fax applications to (202) 514-1009 or e-mail them to OIP.APPEALSvacancies@usdoj.gov.

FOIA Specialists

The Office of Information Policy employs enthusiastic and creative individuals to serve as FOIA Specialists.  A FOIA Specialist is responsible for conducting research and analyzing the contents of records to make a disclosure determination under the FOIA or Privacy Act of 1974. This includes conducting record searches and coordinating with other components of the Department on procedural problems involving complex cases.

Applicants must have outstanding research, communication, and writing skills.  The ideal candidate will have a four-year degree, along with strong analytical and organizational skills. Turnover in FOIA Specialist positions is sporadic and difficult to predict, therefore there is no established hiring cycle. For a listing of OIP’s current FOIA Specialists vacancies, please visit USAJobs, which is the Federal Government’s official job website. 

Qualified individuals who are interested in positions with OIP are encouraged to send a resume to:

Office of Information Policy
ATTN: Laurie Day, Chief, Initial Request Staff
1425 New York Avenue NW
Suite 11050
Washington, DC  20530

Applicants are encouraged to fax applications to (202) 514-1009 or e-mail them to OIP.IRvacancies@usdoj.gov.

Administrative Law Specialists

The Office of Information Policy employs current law students to serve as Administrative Law Specialists. An Administrative Law Specialist assists both the Attorney-Advisors and FOIA Specialists of OIP in a wide variety of ways, including conducting research, analyzing documents for disclosure, drafting correspondence, and assisting in the processing of initial requests and administrative appeals. This position offers full-time employment during the summer and part-time employment during the academic year.

Applicants must have completed the first year of law school, have excellent legal research and writing skills, and an interest in the FOIA. When an Administrative Law Specialist position is available, the hiring cycle ends in early spring.

Qualified law students who are interested in positions with OIP are encouraged to send their resume to:

Office of Information Policy
ATTN: Anne Work, Senior Counsel
1425 New York Avenue NW
Suite 11050
Washington, DC  20530

Applicants are encouraged to fax applications to (202) 514-1009 or e-mail them to OIP.APPEALSvacancies@usdoj.gov.

Training and Outreach
Next Events
April 16, 2014
June 11, 2014
For a full list of upcoming events, visit our Key Dates page.
To access DOJ documents that are posted online by OIP, please visit the FOIA Library.
For government-wide FOIA information including how to make a FOIA request to other federal agencies, please visit FOIA.GOV.
General Information Office of Information Policy
 
Leadership
Melanie Ann Pustay
Director
Contact
Office of Information Policy
(202) 514 - FOIA (3642)
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