Grants Management Specialist

Department Of Justice Washington , DC 20319

Posted 4 days ago

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Summary

These positions are located in the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Policy Office. BJA's guiding principal is to reduce crime, recidivism, unnecessary confinement, and promote alternatives to incarceration and a safe and equitable criminal justice system.

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Responsibilities

(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

These positions are located in the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Policy Office. They will serve as Policy Advisors in one or more criminal justice program areas. These include: crime reduction, law enforcement, adjudication, problem solving courts, corrections, managing institutional and community corrections populations, improving responses to and outcomes for criminal justice populations with behavioral health disorders, and advancing tribal justice. These Policy Advisors will develop, implement, and monitor performance of criminal justice program plans and will work closely with colleagues in BJA's Program Office who ensure compliance with grant and cooperative agreement terms and conditions. Policy Advisors will oversee the successful implementation of grants and cooperative agreement deliverables, helping to ensure increased capacity and sustainability of grant funded programs.

Develops, analyzes, and interprets research, legislation, and input from criminal justice stakeholders to support program development, implementation and performance management. Uses grant and/or cooperative agreement policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and guidelines related to criminal justice. Provides training, technical assistance and guidelines, oversight, expertise and consultation to internal staff, management and program officials, awardees, review panels, applicants, recipients, and sub-recipients.

Negotiates technical aspects of criminal justice programs on federal grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and interagency agreements.

Monitors overall performance of criminal justice grantees related to adherence to research-based principles, fidelity to a model, and success in implementation.

Provides advice and guidance to resolve, implement, or manage program issues that involve major areas of uncertainty in approach or methodology in the assigned criminal justice program area.

Makes recommendations related to criminal justice program planning and implementation in connection with prospective changes in functions in the criminal justice program area.

Serves as a technical expert in the administration of a wide variety of complex criminal justice issues and strategies to inform the development and management of grants and/or cooperative agreements, i.e., is called upon to provide advice, guidance, and information on grants and agreements with unprecedented issues and process.

Develops and maintains effective relationships with national, state, tribal, and local experts, administrators, high-level officials, policy makers, and planners in assigned criminal justice areas.

Serves as a BJA representative on interagency task forces focusing on criminal justice programs whose members may include high-level DOJ officials and other executive branch representatives.

Researches and prepares a variety of written materials related to criminal justice program issues, including scanning and engaging the criminal justice field to identify emerging issues and trends. Collects and analyzes data and information and prepares written responses to special information requests from a variety of audiences including leadership, Congress and the media.

Develops and/or reviews criminal justice grant program materials, such as program plans, solicitation content and budget recommendations, justifications and program assessment of outcomes addressing BJA program priorities.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - To conduct oversight of assigned projects and to attend training courses, conferences, and meetings.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

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1109 Grants Management

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required.

  • Subject to background/suitability investigation/determination.

  • Submit all required documents and Online Assessment Questionnaire.

  • Federal payments are required to be made by Direct Deposit.

  • Requires registration for the Selective Service. Visit www.sss.gov.

  • Pre-employment drug testing required.

  • 1-year probationary period may be required.

  • This position requires Confidential Financial Disclosure.

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Qualifications

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Qualifying experience for the GS-13 level includes one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples are: experience with criminal justice programs to include the laws, regulations, rules, policies and procedures for the oversight of evidenced based criminal justice interventions and strategies; experience with complex criminal justice administrative programs such as grants and cooperative agreements; experience formulating guidelines, implementing new developments and providing policy interpretation for criminal justice programs; experience evaluating and monitoring criminal justice program implementation, or experience as a technical expert in criminal justice programs such as those associated with grants and/or cooperative agreements.

Qualifying experience for the GS-12 level includes one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples are: experience with criminal justice programs to include interpreting the laws, regulations, rules, policies and procedures for the evidence based criminal justice interventions and strategies; experience with standard criminal justice programs such as routine administration of grants and cooperative agreements; experience formulating draft guidelines, recommending the implementation of new developments and recommending policy changes for criminal justice programs; experience with criminal justice program implementation, or experience in criminal justice programs such as those associated with grants and/or cooperative agreements.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications as described above will be further evaluated based upon the following technical qualifications:

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to plan and execute work.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Knowledge of the laws, regulations, rules, policies, procedures, and methods governing criminal justice strategies, practice and programs specifically related to crime reduction, law enforcement, adjudication, problem solving courts, corrections, managing institutional and community corrections populations, improving responses to and outcomes for criminal justice populations with behavioral health disorders, or advancing tribal justice.

Ability to provide advice and guidance on criminal justice programs to include the laws regulations, rules, policies and procedures for the oversight of evidenced based criminal justice interventions and strategies specifically related to crime reduction, law enforcement, adjudication, problem solving courts, corrections, managing institutional and community corrections populations, improving responses to and outcomes for criminal justice populations with behavioral health disorders, or advancing tribal justice.

Ability to apply analytical methods and techniques in the identification and resolution of criminal justice program administration issues.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

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