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Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Grants Management Specialist, GS-1109-11/12/13


Announcement Number:
JP-13-030
Application Deadline:
01/18/2013
Job Location:
Washington, Dist of Columbia
Open Date:
01/08/2013
Salary Range:
62467.0
115742.0
Location Notes:
Washington, DC
Pay Schedule:
Annual
Who May Apply:
US Citizens
Time Limit:
Permanent - No time limit
Promotion Potential:
13
Number of Vacancies:
1
Work Schedule:
Full Time




Agency Marketing Statement:

  • Do you want to be a leader in your field at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), where you can provide innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the-art knowledge and practices across America, and provide technical excellence in the field of auditing? If you answered yes, then OJP is the career choice for you. You will serve as a Grants Management Specialist in the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART). The SMART Office was authorized in the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, which was signed into law on July 27, 2006. The responsibilities of the SMART Office include providing jurisdictions with guidance regarding the implementation of the Adam Walsh Act, and providing technical assistance to the states, territories, Indian tribes, local governments, and to public and private organizations. The SMART Office also tracks important legislative and legal developments related to sex offenders and administers grant programs related to the registration, notification, and management of sex offenders.

Notes:

  • HOW TO APPLY:
    Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. If you are unable to apply online, you may contact Avue Digital Services for alternate application procedures. Please call Avue at 800-407-0147 or email Joeavue@avuetech.com.

    Applicants submitting required documents can electronically attach them to the employment application or email them to OJPApplicants@usdoj.gov . If this is not possible, copies of documents can be faxed to 253-573-9869, or mailed to the following address: (AGENCY), c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Avue Enterprise Direct, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402. All faxed or mailed proof documents must be identified with applicant's name and vacancy announcement number.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
    Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may lose consideration for this position (or lose the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    All applicants who qualify based on education or a combination of education and experience must provide an unofficial college transcript (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.) (Use if education is being credited for the purpose of meeting minimum qualification requirements or if grade point average is being used to determine superior academic achievement.)

    Your on-line application must include your:
    1. Resume and/or work history profile,
    2. Responses to the online questions,
    3. Required supporting documents, as applicable;
    4. Cover letter (optional).

    Note: If a cover letter is submitted, it may be used to assess your qualifications.

    You must indicate on your on-line application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit an additional SF-50 or other official agency documentation showing this grade in order to receive credit.

    Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    Applicants who apply online will automatically receive email acknowledgement of receipt of their application.


    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS - VETERANS PREFERENCE:
    In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, you must submit with your application , a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions. In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS - CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP ) SELECTION PRIORITY: For proof of CTAP eligibility, you must provide a copy of a document from each of the following three categories:
    1. One of the following:
    Your Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice;
    Your Reduction in Force (RIF) notice offering a lower graded position accompanied by a declination of the offer (the RIF notice must state that declination will result in separation under RIF);
    Notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside the local commuting area (for example, a directed reassignment or change in duty station);
    Certificate of expected separation; or
    Other official agency certification or notification indicating that your position is surplus (for example, a notice of position abolishment or a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement).

    2. Your Notification of Personnel Action(s), SF-50(s), or other official documentation that shows:
    a. You are a current: i). career or career-conditional competitive service employee, in tenure group 1 or 2, at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below; or
    ii). excepted service employee serving without time limit at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and selection priority by law for competitive service positions; and
    b. The position you may be or are being separated from:
    i). Is equal to or higher than the grade of the job announced; and
    ii). Has the same or higher promotion potential as the job announced; and
    iii). Is in the same local commuting area as the job


    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS - INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE (ICTAP) SELECTION PRIORITY:
    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For proof of ICTAP eligibility, you must provide a copy of a document from each of the following three categories:
    1. Category 1
    Your Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice;
    Your Reduction in Force (RIF) notice offering a lower graded position accompanied by a declination of the offer (the RIF notice must state that declination will result in separation under RIF);
    Notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographical relocation outside the local commuting area, (e.g., a directed reassignment or a change in duty station);
    Certification from your former employing agency documenting that it was unable to place you as required by part 353 of 5 CFR (Restoration to duty from compensable injury);
    Notification from OPM that your disability annuity has been or will be terminated;
    Certification that you are a former Military Reserve Technician or National Guard Technician receiving a special disability retirement annuity from the military department or National Guard Bureau

    2. Category 2. Your Notification of Personnel Action(s), SF-50(s), or other official documentation that shows:
    a. You are a current or former:
    i. career or career-conditional competitive service employee, in tenure group 1 or 2, at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below; or
    ii. excepted service employee serving without time limit at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and selection priority by law for competitive service positions; and
    b. The position you may be or are being separated from:
    i. Is equal to or higher than the grade of the job announced; and
    ii. Has the same or higher promotion potential as the job announced; and
    iii. Is in the same local commuting area as the job announced

    SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTATION:
    If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of proof of your eligibility.


    ADDITIONAL NOTES:
    OJP offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.

    OJP offers various alternative work schedules and telework, which varies from office to office. Alternative work schedules afford employees the opportunity to work compressed or alternate work schedules. The telework program allows many employees to work from home, or at an alternate location on a recurring or situational basis.

    OJP has partnered with the Vida Fitness Center, which is conveniently located in the Verizon Center, for your physical fitness needs. In addition, OJP offers on-site fitness centers at various DOJ locations within the downtown areas, most of which are located within walking distance. OJP also offers credit union services; ATM machine is located on-site. We also have a health unit and an on-site nurse for your usage and convenience.

    Transit Benefits: To defray your commuting cost, we are pleased to offer the Employee Transit Benefit Program which allows eligible employees to receive up to $240 per month tax-free.

    Service Credit for Non-Federal Experience: The Federal Workforce Flexibility Act allows newly hired employees to be granted credit for previous military or private sector experience directly related to the position for which hired. This non-Federal experience may be counted as service time for annual leave accrual purposes upon appointment. For additional information, please contact the human resources representative identified on this announcement.


    This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions within 90 days of the clsoing date.

Duties:

  • Reviews, analyzes, and tracks awardee compliance with the terms and conditions of the grant or agreement as well as compliance with government-wide and agency regulatory, policy, and reporting requirements. Conducts risk assessments, financial reviews and audits, and business reviews of grant/agreement awardee operations, and recommends or initiates actions to protect agency interests. Pre-visit activities involve reviewing compliance reports and the awardees policies and procedures.


    On-site visit activities include evaluating the awardees compliance with program goals and award specifications. Post-visit activities include writing up site findings and recommendations.
  • Develops, analyzes, and interprets grant and/or cooperative agreement policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and guidelines. 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.
  • Performs a variety of pre-award functions for grants and/or cooperative agreements including designing, developing, and/or preparing solicitations; reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating applications, plans, and estimates received in response to particular programs and Request for Application (RFA) requirements; conducting financial reviews of applicants to evaluate fiscal integrity and financial capability, examine proposed costs, and determine whether the budget and budget narrative accurately explain the projects costs and whether those costs are reasonable, necessary, and allowable; conducting pre-award negotiations on matters such as terms and conditions of awards, costs, schedules, and oversight responsibilities; and providing applicant support during the solicitation period.
  • Coordinates, manages, and evaluates the effectiveness of agency grant and/or cooperative agreement programs and projects.
  • Performs a variety of post-award grants and/or cooperative agreement management tasks including conducting post-award reviews and analyses to identify and resolve management, financial, and administrative issues; providing training, technical assistance, oversight, ethics advice, expertise, and consultation to program officials, awardees, and recipients; establishing performance measures and monitoring and assessing awardee performance; and reviewing completed awards, making appropriate adjustments or disallowances. Processes close-outs of grants and/or agreements, ensuring compliance with programmatic, administrative, and fiscal requirements of relevant statutes, regulations, policies, guidelines, and with grantee stated objectives, and the applicable implementation plan.


Contact Information:

Constance Jones
202-616-8663
Constance.Jones2@usdoj.gov
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