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Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs


Grants Management Specialist, GS-1109-07/09/11


Announcement Number:
JP-13-109
Application Deadline:
11/17/2012
Job Location:
Washington, Dist of Columbia
Open Date:
11/07/2012
Salary Range:
42209.0
81204.0
Location Notes:
Pay Schedule:
Annual
Who May Apply:
US Citizens
Time Limit:
Permanent - No time limit
Promotion Potential:
11
Number of Vacancies:
4
Work Schedule:
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), Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking a high performing individual to serve as a Grants Management Specialist. In particular, this position will provide fiscal oversight, planning, development, implementation, and assessment of grant programs that address drug and general crime, crime prevention, control management of offenders, and improvement in the policies, procedures and information management systems used by criminal and juvenile justice agencies at the state, local and tribal level. For more than 20 years, OJP has effectively provided leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, improving the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increasing knowledge about crime and related issues, and assisting crime victims. OJP continues to be the premier resource for the nation's criminal and juvenile justice communites. OJP's role is to work in partnership with the justice community to identify challenges confronting the justice system and to provide state-of-the-art information, training, funding and innovative approaches and strategies for addressing those challenges.

Notes:

  • This position is located in the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Program Office. The mission of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is to provide Federal leadership and assistance in support of state and local criminal justice strategies to achieve safe communities. BJA's overall goals are to: reduce and prevent crime, violence, and drug abuse; and improve the functioning of the criminal justice system in the United States. BJA's broad and complex criminal justice and drug control programs, which are nationwide in scope, provide funds and technical assistance to state and local criminal justice communities to control crime and drug abuse and to improve the criminal justice system.

    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 www.avuedigitalservices.com/OJP/applicant.html. 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.

    ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION SHOULD BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR AVUE APPLICATION OR EMAILED TO OJPApplicants@usdoj.gov FOR CONSIDERATION FOR VACANCY.

Duties:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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