Joint Services and Activities Supported by the Office, Secretary of the Army Records Declassification Analyst in Alexandria, Virginia

Job Overview

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:You will serve as a Records Declassification Analyst for the Records Management and Declassification Agency, Army Declassification Activity, in Alexandria, Virginia. In accordance with the automatic declassification provisions of Executive Order (EO) 13526, the Atomic Energy Act, Public Laws 105-261 and 106-65 (Kyl/Lott Amendments), DoD Directives and Army Regulations reviews information of the organizations with extremely interrelated work processes and functions, and resolves complicated substantive declassification issues affecting major agencies, administrative programs and requirements. Declassification reviews are considered complicated by the need to consider and evaluate the impact of changes in regulatory and legislation requirements, and long range program goals.

This is a 27 month TERM appointment. The agency has the option of extending the appointment up to the 4-year limit. Career Program – 51

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

  • Conducts the initial line by line analytical and evaluative review of Army information and records for determining the declassification and/or protection and enters dispositions and all relevant information into a declassification database.
  • Recommends declassification, exemption, exclusion or referral in agreement with (IAW) the provisions of EO 13526, previous EOs, FOIA/PA, existing DOD and DA implementing instructions, and internal Army Declassification Activity (ADA) policy and guidance.
  • Accomplishes declassification review for classified records using existing security classification/declassification guidance.
  • Identifies other government agency's originated information identified as requiring further protection and conducts referral action.
  • Conducts quality assurance review of contractor disposition recommendations and makes on the spot corrections.
  • Enters all declassification review decisions appropriately and correctly into the declassification database.
  • Designs, plans, and conducts declassification assessments and/or special projects on issues of substantial scope, complexity and impact.
  • Collects, reviews, evaluates, and interprets data for management. Researches information and develops new approaches to program evaluation which serve as precedents for others.
  • Presents findings, options, and recommendations to the team, project leader or supervisor as required. Prepares all required automated or written correspondence ensuring that all communications are clear and concise.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • 5% Business travel
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • This position requires initial and random periodic drug testing.
  • Recruitment / Retention / Relocation incentive will NOT be authorized.
  • Relocation (Government Home Sale) expenses will NOT be authorized.

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience performing declassification reviews for classified records using existing security classification/declassification guidance; experience utilizing analytical techniques for declassification program effectiveness and productivity; and experience developing declassification assessment/special project criteria, procedures, and instruments.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of declassification laws, regulations, and policies
  • Skill conducting analytical declassification reviews
  • Skill in oral communication
  • Skill in written communication

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Position is subject to random drug testing.
Security Clearance

Top Secret

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Salary Range: $79,720.00 to $103,639.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0301-12/12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 472333500

Job Announcement Number: NCHT170700631975013D