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Job Title:Grants and Program Support Intern (OA)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Office of Justice Programs

Hiring Organization:Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Job Announcement Number:JP-13-999 VOL

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$0.00 to $0.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 05, 2012 to Tuesday, December 04, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0303-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Internships

DUTY LOCATIONS:

25 vacancies in the following location:
Washington, Dist of ColumbiaView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Student Program Eligibles

JOB SUMMARY:

Are you interested in working for a cutting edge agency this summer 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) is seeking high performing individuals to serve as Summer Volunteer Student Interns in the capacity of Grants and Program Support Intern. OJP has 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.

This summer while engaging in professional development and experiential learning activities, interns will have an opportunity to research and analyze data that supports project recommendations for grant services. Additionally, participants in the OJP Summer Volunteer Intern program will engage in experiential learning and enrichment seminars. The seminars provide the interns with a broad breadth of understanding of the activities of the federal city (e.g. tours of the Supreme Court, Congress and other federal buildings/monuments); enhance familiarity with the Office of Justice Programs and other components within the Department of Justice. Activities will include lecture series, tours, conference participation and discussion groups on current topics related to criminal justice and public service. For more information on OJP, please refer to http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ .

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. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=MYWHN.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Performs work related to the gathering and development of materials, and reporting of activities in support of the technical projects of an organization.

Performs office automation work requiring the use of software applications and computer equipment. Prepares correspondence, reports, technical documents, graphs/charts, forms, and other office support materials.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

I certify that I can type 40 words per minute. (Check the box if you possess this skill).

I am currently attending, or are enrolled to attend, classes on at least a half-time schedule as defined by your educational facility and a copy of my college transcript is attached to this application. (Check the box if the preceding conditions are true).

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifying experience includes one (1) year of general experience in clerical, office, or other work which indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position, or two (2) years of education above the high school level. Examples of general experience are performing reception duties, such as answering business calls and/or greeting visitors, providing information, and taking messages; performing general clerical duties, such as filing, typing, or maintaining straightforward records; or using common office machines or equipment such as personal computers, copying machines, or fax machines.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirements level may be met by completion of two full years of full-time academic study in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college, or university.

COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post high school education and general experience may be used to meet the total experience requirements.

PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT: Applicant must be able to type 40 words per minute.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Interested students will be given an opportunity (on the "Applicant Information" screen) to select up to four (4) OJP organization(s) you wish to be considered. Descriptions of these organizations are found below.

Since this is an on-line application process, faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Applications and supporting documentations (e.g., DD-214 and college transcripts) must be RECEIVED BY THE CLOSING DATE of this announcement. To be referred for this position, you must be currently attending, or are enrolled to attend, classes on at least a half-time schedule as defined by your educational facility. A copy of your college transcript must be submitted with your on-line application.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTIONS:

The Office of the Assistant Attorney General sets policy and priorities, coordinates the activities of the Bureaus and Offices, and ensures that OJP policies and programs reflect the priorities of the President, the Attorney General, and the Congress.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance supports law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology, and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nations criminal justice system.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates statistical information on crime, criminal offenders, crime victims, and criminal justice operations.

The National Institute of Justice is the research and evaluation arm of the Department of Justice, and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization by supporting states and communities in their efforts to improve the juvenile justice system.

The Office for Victims of Crime works to enhance Americas capacity to assist crime victims by helping to change attitudes, policies and practices by supporting a wide range of activities using the Crime Victims Fund, such as victim compensation and assistance services.

The Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking Office assists states, local governments, tribal governments, and other public and private entities in relation to sex offender registration, notification, and other measures for the protection of the public from sexual abuse or exploitation.

The Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management ensures financial grant compliance and auditing of OJPs internal controls to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse; conduct programmatic assessments of DOJ grant programs; and serve as a central source for grant management policy.

The Office of Administration serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Attorney General for OJP on matters involving human resources, contracting and procurement, property and space management, and the maintenance, safety, and security of facilities.

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Attorney General for OJP on matters involving fiscal policy guidance and control, and supports accounting, budgetary, financial and grants management, and claims collection services.

The Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice and guidance on all agency operations and on a variety of diverse legal questions arising under grants, contracts, and statutes and regulations governing the expenditure of federal grants or contract funds.

The Office of Communications works to develop and implement a strategic communications plan in support of the OJPs priorities. The three OCOM teams work with OJP bureaus and offices to coordinate communication and activities with the Congress, Media, & Stakeholders.

The Office of the Chief Information Officer provides information technology leadership, guidance, and implementation that advances the OJPs mission, improves management effectiveness and ensures effective internal controls.

The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity oversees three program areas that work together to promote a work environment that is fair, diverse, and free of harassment: Affirmative Employment (including outreach, EEO training and education), Special Emphasis Programs, and Discrimination Complaint Processing.

The Office for Civil Rights ensures that recipients of financial assistance from OJP, and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) are not engaged in prohibited discrimination and to secure prompt and full compliance with all civil rights laws and regulations.

The Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships works closely with the White House Office for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and with members of the faith and community based non-profit communities to implement efforts across the country in three particular areas: prisoner reentry, youth violence prevention, and President Obama's Fatherhood & Mentoring Initiative.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Government housing is not available.

Recruitment bonus is not authorized.

As a condition of employment, 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.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.

Bargaining Unit Status: Not Eligible

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

Basis of Rating: Agencies have a number of flexibilities in selecting candidates. The same pool of candidates may be referred to a variety of vacancies when a position is open continuously (no closing date) or when a specific position is announced. In order to maximize the number of ways in which an individual can be considered, your application may be rated under any of the three following methods:


1. Category Rating Procedures - this method has been recommended to agencies for use as part of the President's Memorandum on Hiring Process Improvement. In Category Rating, an agency will have no fewer than two rating categories - usually three. They may be named differently but are generally representative of the Most Highly Qualified, Well Qualified and Minimally Qualified. You will be placed in one of the categories based on your answers to the experience and ranking questions and other factors such as:


-Breadth and scope of competencies/KSAs


-Increased levels of difficulty or complexity of competencies/KSAs


-Successful performance on the job


-Level of the job


With the exception of positions which are professional and scientific at the GS-09 (or equivalent) and above, qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 30-percent or more (CPS) and those with a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10-percent but less than 30-percent (CP) move from the category in which they would otherwise be placed to the top of the highest quality category.


For professional and scientific positions GS-09 (or equivalent) and above will be placed at the top of the category in which their rating otherwise places them.


2. Numerical Rating Procedures - this method is commonly known as the "Rule of Three." Candidates are ranked, based on their score on a structured questionnaire or combination of test scores, questionnaire, and other appropriate assessment methods. For positions which are not professional and scientific, GS-09 (or equivalent) and above, preference eligibles float to the top of the list, in order of preference - that is, compensably disabled preference eligibles first, followed by eligibles who are entitled to ten-point preference, and, subsequently, preference eligibles who have been awarded five additional points to their assessment scores.


3. Direct Hire Authority - a few positions are covered by either an agency or government-wide direct hire authority. This means your application may not be scored at all - but all qualified candidates will be available for the selecting official to consider. Veteran Preference does not apply to these positions. There is no order in referrals to selecting officials. Candidates may be referred in alphabetical order, randomly, or by any other method which ensures that each candidate has an equal chance to be considered for selection.

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.

This agency 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 agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard. Also, you may be entitled to veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. You will need to submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 and proof of your claim. If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, or you are applying for consideration under the Veteran Employment Opportunity Act or Veteran Readjustment Authority, attach a copy of your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

Bargaining Unit Status: Not eligible.

How to Apply: The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/xxx/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 qualification form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted.

Applicants submitting proof documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the employment application. If this is not possible, these documents can be emailed to OJPApplicants@usdoj.gov . All emailed proof documents must be identified with applicant's name and vacancy announcement number.

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.

BASIS OF RATING: You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you report relative to this position which show the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed on this vacancy announcement.

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.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Government housing is not available.

Recruitment bonus is not authorized.

As a condition of employment, 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.

The Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) gives veterans access to job vacancies that might otherwise be closed to them. The law allows eligible veterans to compete for vacancies advertised under an agency's promotion procedures when the agency is seeking applications from outside of its own workforce.

Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard. Also, you may be entitled to veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. You will need to submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 and proof of your claim.

If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, or you are applying for consideration under the Veteran Employment Opportunity Act or Veteran Readjustment Authority, attach a copy of your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

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 the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; 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.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

- Must be at least 16 years old.

- Must be enrolled in or accepted to (with the intent to attend) an accredited technical, vocational, college or university, graduate or professional school; and carry at a minimum, a half-time course load as defined by the institution.

- Must be a United States citizen or national. If you are not a citizen, you may participate if you are legally admitted to the United States as a permanent resident, and are able to meet citizenship requirements prior to completion of your degree.

- Must be in good academic standing.

PERIODS OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORK REQUIREMENTS: Students may work during the summer and/or during the school year. Work schedules can vary. A specific work and study schedule will be established at the time of employment.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=MYWHN.

If you are unable to apply online, you may contact the employing office for alternate application procedures. Please call Avue Digital Services at 800-407-0147or email at joeavue@avuetech.com .

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants must attach a resume and a transcript.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Constance Jones
Phone: 2026168663
Fax: 2025143076
Email: Constance.Jones2@usdoj.gov
Agency Information:
DOJ/ Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
810 7th Street NW
Room 3300
Washington, Dist of Columbia
20531
US
Fax: 2025143076

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Job Announcement Number:

JP-13-999 VOL

Control Number:

330649000