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Job Title:Regional Director

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:CRS-12-007 (DC) DEU

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$122,064.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year


Monday, October 01, 2012 to Tuesday, October 16, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Denver, CO United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


If you wish to apply under Merit Promotion procedures see announcement CRS-12-006 (DC) MPP.

This position is located in the Department of Justice, Office Board and Divisions, Community Relations Service.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You must complete or have served a 1 years probationary period.


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The incumbent manages and coordinates all Regional Program Operations within the area of geographic responsibility; plans, assigns, directs and coordinates work of Regional staff with objective of resolving, preventing disputes, disagreements or difficulties stemming from discriminatory practices based on race, color or national origin. Manages agency crisis response within the Region; analyzes level of racial tension and service delivery requirements, alerts Director regarding highly volatile situations with significant impact. Supervises staff and provides mediation and conciliation services to disputing parties in the Region and in the Nation. Responds to tensions surrounding issues such as administration of justice, police use of force, racial profiling, hate crimes, large protests, immigrant concerns and conflicts in schools. Administers comprehensive technical assistance program, e.g. education, police/community relations, crisis response and resolution activities.

Works with communities experiencing fear, harassment, threats, and violence to facilitate communication between law enforcement and the affected communities to reduce fears and help law enforcement be sensitive to community concerns. Helps communities seek the assistance of civil rights and community groups, shares relevant cultural information with law enforcement, and builds new relationships along racial and ethnic lines.

Establishes and maintains ongoing liaison with top leaders and officials of major National, State and local organizations to develop collaborative relationships and to build capacity in local communities. Conducts meetings, and makes presentations at local and national seminars, symposia and conferences.

Researches and analyzes problems, issues, or program requirements. Prepares Regional Work Plan which is consistent with National goals and objectives. Performs trend analyses to develop the Regional Work Plan and conducts ongoing program evaluation to evaluate the quality, efficiency, effectiveness of the Region's racial/ethnic dispute activities.

Plans and manages the work of a small staff comprised of conciliators, interns and an administrative assistant. Provides full range of supervisory duties related to human resource management, performance management and measurement, budget and finance, facilities management.

Works with organizations, groups, community representatives, employees, and/or private individuals to conciliate, mediate, and facilitate the resolution of conflicts and disputes in the workplace, communities, and/or other settings. Assesses cases and situations, and provides technical advice and guidance on conflict resolution methods. Provides technical advice and guidance to parties in a complaint or dispute in an attempt to arrive at a fair and reasonable settlement or agreement that is acceptable to all parties.

Participates in, coordinates, and/or manages agency programs and projects.

Provides advice and guidance when program interpretation, opinion, or decisions are solicited. Consultations involve assessment of program conditions, phenomena, or anomalies.


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For Competitive Applicants/All US Citizens:  If you meet the qualifications, you will be rated and ranked under Category Rating procedures. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories: Best-Qualified; Highly-Qualified; and Qualified.

Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position as listed above. 

Qualifying experience for the GS-15 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-14 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled directly related to mediation/conciliation of significant racial/community disputes, and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Selective Placement Factor

Applicant must possess demonstrated senior level skill in applying knowledge of race relations to foster interagency collaboration, community capacity building in the management of diversity and in addressing community disputes. Applicants must have skill in conducting mediation/conciliation of significant racial/community disputes.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level.


1. Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.

2. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

3. All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 , must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

Please note that more than one position may be filled using this announcement.  CRS mediators should be in good physical condition in order to participate in environments requiring quick movement, stress, standing in the midst of aggressive protestors and law enforcement personnel, and partaking in extensive walking conditions of approximately 30 miles or more.

Although not required it is very desirable if you are able to speak Spanish.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation (which should include a narrative response to the KSA’s listed below) will be made to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your narrative responses to the questions. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). Please note that this is not an automated online application process so below KSAs should be addressed on plain paper and be included with your application:

Please address the following questions with a yes or no response:

1. Participated in operational or planning meetings to discuss program or project milestones or activities.

2. Conducted mediation/conciliation of significant racial/community dispute training for a wide variety of audiences, including Federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations; primary, secondary, and higher education audiences; and representatives of community groups.

3. Served in a leadership capacity on major crisis response measures or national events involving mediation/conciliation of significant racial/community disputes.

4. Coordinated the work of Federal, state, and local groups and agencies in the development of policies and procedures involving mediation/conciliation of significant racial/community disputes to prevent conflict and crisis situations

5. Established and maintained working relationships with governors' and mayors' staffs, other public officials, community and civic organizations, state and human relations commissions, and specialty groups, to monitor and assess crisis situations involving mediation/conciliation of significant racial/community disputes.

6. Conciliated and mediated cases involving multiple parties and extremely complex issues, such as major disputes based on race, color, or national origin.

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the Level Descriptions that best describes your experience and/or training in that task. Select only one letter for each task. If you wish you may add examples for the level yu have selected.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I have supervised performance of this task or is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

7. Ability to supervise and carry out established Human Resources management functions and practices and keep employees informed about important aspects of personnel management programs.

8. Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing in both formal and informal setting.

9. Ability to establish contact and develop working relationships in the community.

10. Knowledge  of program management principles.

11. Ability to communicate in writing.

12. Ability to establish contact and develop working relationships with local government and law enforcements agencies.


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The Department of Justice 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


If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria, not including veterans’ preference points, if applicable. CTAP and/or ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a recent (or last) performance appraisal; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; or, if applicable, an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. I

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see

The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism. 

The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department.  

The Department provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing specialist listed in the vacancy announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

In addition to applying through competitive procedures certain applicants with disabilities may be considered non-competitively under a Schedule A hiring authority. To qualify for employment under Schedule A, an applicant must provide proof of disability and certification of job readiness. As proof of disability and certification of job readiness, applicants may provide records, statement, or other appropriate information issued from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., State or private); or an Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. Proof of disability and certification of job readiness must be included in the application package. For more information and proof required see



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Your resume must include full employment information such as periods employment, month and year position(s) started and ended, title of position(s), employer’s name and address, hours worked, description of duties, salary, etc.

The complete Application Package must be postmarked by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.

NOTE:  THIS IS NOT AN AUTOMATED APPLICATION PROCESS Resume, KSA Assessment questions and answers and all supporting documentation should be mailed to:

US Department of Justice
2CON 145 N. Street, Suite 9W300
ATTN:Diane Cochuyt
Washington, DC 20530


The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Résumé
2. Other supporting documents:

This is not an automated application – submit question number, question, and answers on plain bond paper and attach to your resume.

- Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education - SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action; and
- Most recent Performance Appraisal (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal service under Merit Promotion procedures

Your resume must include full employment information such as periods of employment, month and year position(s) started and ended, title of position(s), employer’s name and address, hours worked, description of duties, salary, etc.


Diane L. Cochuyt
Phone: (202)305-9736
Agency Information:
US Department of Justice
145 N Street NE
Washington, DC


Once the application and all supporting documentation have been received rating of all material will take place and based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by the office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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