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Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Supervisory Staff Accountant, GS-0510-15

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Washington, Dist of Columbia
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US Citizens
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Permanent - No time limit
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Full Time

Agency Marketing Statement:

  • Are you interested in working for a cutting edge agency with a mission to improve public safety, and the fair administration of justice? If so, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs, (OJP), Office of Chief Financial Officer is seeking a high performing individual to serve as a Supervisory Staff Accountant. The incumbent has full responsibility for providing leadership to and coordinating with all OJP Bureaus/Offices, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and other Federal agencies in the development of expertise in the financial and grants management operations of discretionary grantees and state formula grant agencies and subgrantees; in performing financial reviews of grant applications; negotiating direct costs, providing financial monitoring of grantees; in reviewing and approving indirect cost allocation plans for state government agencies; and in developing, monitoring, coordinating and implementing audit policies and procedures.



    Applications will be accepted from:

    1. U.S. Citizens with no prior Federal service,
    2. Current federal employees on permanent competitive service appointment, or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility,
    3. ICTAP eligibilities,
    4. Individuals eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, returned Peace Corps volunteers, individuals covered by an interchange agreement, or,
    5. Individuals eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.

    This vacancy is open to both U.S. Citizens and Status applicants. This announcement is being used to consider internal Merit Promotion and external candidates. You will be considered under all categories for which you are eligible.

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies that may occur within 90 days of the closing date.

    This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.

    Since this is an on-line application process, faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualifications form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted. Applicants made on line must be received must be received by the closing date of this announcement. You can obtain this form by contacting Avue Digital Service at (800) 407-0147. This form must receive in the Human Resources Office by the closing date of the announcement. The Human Resources Office must receive all other information requested in the vacancy announcement by the closing date of the announcement.

    Supporting Documentation: A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action; showing 'Tenure' and 'Position Occupied' (if applying under Merit Promotion); to receive consideration as a veteran, you must attach a DD-214 showing the type of discharge you received; to receive consideration as a disabled person you must submit a letter from the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation in the state in which you live, certifying your disability. You must submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action showing your tenure and position occupied and the most recent Performance Appraisal (dated within the last 18 months or a separate statement explaining why you are unable to submit your appraisal.



  • The incumbent is a senior grants financial manager with direct oversight and responsibility for providing leadership in grants financial management operations of award recipients; in performing financial reviews of grant applications; pre-award review and certification of all agency grants and cooperative agreements; negotiating indirect cost agreements; financial monitoring of grantees; and providing financial management training and technical assistance to award recipients. This is a highly technical position which requires in-depth knowledge and analysis of the complex and varied OMB Circulars, Code of Federal Regulations, Government wide Common Rules, as well as the numerous OJP, COPS, and OVW grant programs.
  • The incumbent establishes financial policies and procedures to facilitate strong internal controls and to prevent waste and fraud. Develops and maintains an effective and supportive internal control program over the financial aspects of the grant programs and conducts recovery auditing activities to identify, prevent, or recover improper payments. Provides data analysis to help identify key financial problem areas, improvement opportunities, and to respond to internal and external inquiries
  • The incumbent leads the development of grants financial management policy for OJP, integrating internal OJP and external financial management policy issues. Develops policies and interpretations relating to financial requirements established by federal statutes, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars and other guidelines, Government-wide Common Rules, and other Federal agencies. Policies and interpretations cover the gamut of grants financial management activities, including matters of allowable, allocable and reasonable costs, grantee contributions, program income, indirect costs, conference costs, use of confidential funds, cash management, and grantee and subgrantee accounting systems and audits.
  • Supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-13 and GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
    Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers' performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.

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