Overview

Duties

Summary

Office of Inspector General is ranked as the #1 agency in Health and Human Services by the Partnership for Public Service’s “The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” 2018 ratings.

For more information about the HHS Office of Inspector General, go to http: oig.hhs.gov/.


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Responsibilities

This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General. The incumbent will be responsible for performing the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the appropriate handling of the OIG’s FOIA obligations by advising the OIG’s FOIA staff in responding to requests for OIG records;
  • Advising the OIG’s FOIA staff so that its responses to requests for information are timely, legally correct, concise and clearly written, and that OIG, HHS and government-wide FOIA guidelines have been followed, as appropriate;
  • Serving as a liaison with the litigation branches of the HHS Office of General Counsel (OGC) when the OIG is involved in a FOIA appeal or litigation (HHS/OGC represents OIG in FOIA litigation);
  • Advising OIG employees concerning requests for information or testimony from OIG employees (Touhy requests) and representing the OIG during interactions with third parties concerning such requests;
  • Advising attorneys in OCIG as well as criminal investigators in the OIG’s Office of Investigations (OI) with respect OIG and grand jury subpoenas;
  • Advising OIG employees with respect to obtaining access to information held by HHS, other government agencies, state local and private sector entities as well as individuals;
  • Advising the OIG Privacy Officer and OIG employees concerning issues arising under, and compliance with, the Privacy Act (e.g., computer matches, privacy impact assessments, system of records notices) as well as other statutes and regulations (e.g., the OMB privacy breach guidance, privacy rules arising under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, etc.); and
  • Advising the OIG Records Manager and OIG components on their document retention obligations, including, but not limited to those created by the National Archives and Records Act.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.


Supervisory status

No


Promotion Potential

15


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