Vacancy Summary



Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to provide program management advice and assistance.

Ability to plan and execute work.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Knowledge of the executive/legislative decision-making process.


I have experience developing community outreach, support and public information initiatives that are designed to facilitate community-oriented criminal justice supervision programs.


Grade 12:

Qualifying experience for the GS-12 level includes one year of specialized experience at least 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. Qualifying experience is experience developing and implementing community outreach to facilitate the successful administration of agency programs; planning and conducting public meetings, briefings and other community relations activities in support of organizational programs.

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

Intergovernmental and Community Affairs Specialist, GS-0301-12

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Washington, Dist of Columbia
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Location Notes:
Washington, DC
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Who May Apply:
US Citizens
Time Limit:
Permanent - No time limit
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Work Schedule:
Full Time

Agency Marketing Statement:

  • A FEDERAL CAREER LIKE NO OTHER!!! Are you ready to increase public safety, prevent crimes, reduce recidivism, and support the fair administration of justice in close collaboration with the District of Columbia's community? The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) has an opening for an Intergovernmental and Community Affairs Specialist to join our dedicated team and gain invaluable experience working in the public interest to support the fair administration of justice.


  • Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), Office of Legislative, Intergovernmental and Public Affairs, Washington, DC.

    If you would like to learn more about CSOSA, we encourage you to visit our website at

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies for identical positions within the next year.


  • Develops community outreach, support and public information initiatives that are designed to facilitate community-oriented criminal justice supervision programs. These programs are designed to increase offender accountability, respond to community concerns and enhance public safety.
  • Performs work related to developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders in various levels of government, private industry, and/or academic institutions to communicate and disseminate information about program mission and activities.
  • Advise and provides guidance, including interpretations, opinions, or decisions, regarding programs or policies. Consultations involve assessment of program or policy conditions, phenomena, or anomalies.

    Prepares written and oral status reports to apprise supervisor of community response and community needs, and to respond to community concerns and program adjustments necessary to meet specific community priorities.

    Keeps CSOSA leadership and members of the community apprised of the status of programs, community responses, and community needs by tracking programs/initiatives' progress, and by developing and submitting status reports. Assesses success of community relations programs, identifies problem areas and develops adjustments as necessary.
    Provides advice and guidance to resolve, implement, or manage program or policy issues that involve major areas of uncertainty in approach or methodology.
  • Plans and/or supports committees, boards, symposia, or conferences.

Contact Information:

Vanessa Willis
202 220-5443

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