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Job Title:Program Specialist

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:COPS-13-018(DC)DEU

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 to Monday, February 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

 

This position is located in the Legal Division, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The incumbent serves as a Program Specialist and reports to the Deputy General Counsel.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • Background/Security Investigation.
  • Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.

DUTIES:

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Incumbent provides assistance to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) Officer in reviewing and processing incoming FOIA and PA requests in accordance with federal requirements, including retrieving, copying, and reviewing relevant records; coordinating responses with other COPS and DOJ departmental divisions; preparing FOIA related correspondence; and maintaining tracking systems.

Incumbent is responsible for managing the Legal Division's vetting process efficiently and responsively. The incumbent must develop effective working relationships with internal COPS staff and external DOJ offices, including all United States Attorneys' Offices; coordinate the internal Legal Division workload tracking system; assist the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel in implementing improvements to workload management and tracking within the Legal Division; assist the Deputy General Counsel in developing and implementing budget policy and procedures for the Legal Division.

Incumbent exercises independence and judgment to develop and maintain relationships with various representatives involved in FOIA, PA, grant programs and other matters related to the COPS Office; represents the Legal Division in a variety of settings, which may range from internal and external working groups and meetings to grantee and staff training programs or conferences.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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.

 

Examples are identifying and analyzing policy, regulations, and/or standards covering portions of an organization's programs, activities, or functions; or analyzing fluctuating conditions and unusual factors and providing recommendations to resolve unusual or uncommon administrative issues.


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).

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. 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 click on the following link to access KSAs: View Assessment Questions 

Please respond to each KSA and submit with your application:

Knowledge of laws, regulations, administrative rules, policies, precedents and agency practices related to the 1994 Crime Act, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and the Privacy Act (PA).

 

Ability to conduct both qualitative and quantitative analyses.

 

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. 

 

Ability to handle multiple tasks with competing deadlines.

 

Skill in meeting, dealing and negotiating with professionals with diverse backgrounds in situations which might involve complex issues or conflicts of opinion.

 

Knowledge of the FOIA database, Microsoft, Word, Access, and Excel.   


BENEFITS:

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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 http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

- 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. http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.)

 - 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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

 - 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 http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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.

 

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/hand carried to:

 

US Department of Justice
2CON145 N. Street, NE,
Suite 9W300
ATTN: Diane Cochuyt
Washington, DC 20530



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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. - SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action; and - Most recent Performance Appraisal

 

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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Diane L. Cochuyt
Phone: (202)305-9736
Email: DIANE.L.COCHUYT@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
U S Department of Justice
Justice Management Division
2 Constitution Square
145 N street NE Suite 9W300
Washington, DC
20530

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

COPS-13-018(DC)DEU

Control Number:

334932200