Incumbent serves as the Deputy Director for Grant Operations Directorate, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S.Department of Justice (DOJ). As the Deputy Director for Grant Operations, the incumbent will work under the direction of the Principal Deputy Director, with responsibility for the day-to-day management and oversight of the grants administration, grants monitoring, and audit liaison programs and staff.
Serves as a key advisor to the Principal Deputy Director and Director regarding the management and direction of the daily program operations involving the Grants Operations directorate and the overall strategic direction of COPS grants administration, grants monitoring, audit liaison, and compliance programs.
Incumbent participates in developing and implementing strategies and tactics to accomplish the COPS mission of advancing public safety through community policing and provides authoritative and expert counsel and technical support to the Office of Director, Chief of Staff, General Counsel and other Deputy Directors on issues related to the general law enforcement community and COPS role in the advancement of community policing. Incumbent develops and implements strategies which emphasize building relationships, solving problems and implementing organizational transformation programs.
Incumbent implements program guidance and office-wide policies while ensuring that strategic goals regarding COPS program operations and the institutionalization of the philosophy of community policing are established and evaluated according to defined performance measures and priorities. Participates with the executive staff in the review and allocation of resources to meet new, continuing or changing programs or priorities. Represents the COPS Office, Principal Deputy Director and Director on interagency and external special working groups and task forces; attends national law enforcement conferences and symposiums; and establishes and maintains liaison activities with all levels of law enforcement executives and various national stakeholders.
Coordinates with COPS executive and senior level staff and other Departmental staff to leverage COPS resources and develop collaborative relationships to support programs that impact and effect Federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement on a variety of cutting-edge crime prevention, community policing, and public safety programs. Collaborates and maintains liaison with other internal and external Federal grant-making agencies, including the Office of Justice Programs and Office of Violence Against Women, in establishing best practices regarding efforts to enhance the Federal grant-making process and to ensure regulatory compliance. Implements federal grant making rules, regulations, and best practices and is responsible for managing and accounting for significant grant funding amounts utilizing proper fiscal and programmatic management oversight.
As a senior manager, responsibilities include performing the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised which includes Assistant Directors and other Directorate level staff; establishing guidelines and performance expectations for staff members. In addition, observes workers' performance; provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance; resolves informal complaints and grievances; and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary; and provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters.
Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members on both work and administrative matters. Interviews candidates for positions to be filled in the organization; recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions as directed by the Principal Deputy Director.
Additionally, effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area and carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.
May act on behalf of the Principal Deputy Director as requested and as assigned may represent the Principal Deputy Director and/or Director at executive level briefings or meetings.