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Job Title:Senior Program Specialist

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:COPS-13-014(DC)MPP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 to Tuesday, January 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current Career/Career Conditional COPS employees in the competitive service.

JOB SUMMARY:

 

This position is located in the Partnerships and Technical Assistance Division, Deputy Director for Community Policing Advancement Directorate, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) U.S. Department of Justice. Incumbent serves as a Senior Program Specialist under the direction of the Supervisory Policy Analyst.

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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Duties may include overseeing developments in program areas to ensure that program implementation and review are well-grounded in current knowledge and methods. Evaluates requests for technical assistance and develops technical assistance programs geared to the needs of the specific recipient. Integrates and coordinates the efforts of others who are themselves experts within DOJ and other government agencies, as well as in the private and public sectors, to provide a coordinated response to technical assistance.

 

Incumbent develops and maintains partnerships with both traditional and non-traditional stakeholders.  Establishes and enhances partnerships with other federal, state, local or tribal agencies and organizations, as well as the private sector, to further technical assistance and to implement and maintain projects and programs related to the advancement of community policing. Responsible for planning, coordinating, overseeing, and (occasionally) delivering technical assistance to selected jurisdictions across the country. Works with grantees or partners to independently  develop and apply various methods of technical assistance, from on-line to on-site assistance, as well as providing resources and directing grantees and partners to other resources throughout the government, as well as the private sector.  Coordinates employees to collectively provide programmatic and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the team. Facilitates this group in order to coordinate technical assistance to agencies in need, by making assignments according to areas of expertise, workload, and other pertinent issues. Works to ensure the community policing message is placed before new audiences (via newsletters, webcasts and webinars, workshops at conferences, forums and discussions, and other means). 

 

Serves as senior level representative at meetings, conferences, agency and inter-agency groups and other panels on issues related to technical assistance. Participates in conferences, symposia, meetings to discuss, present, or disseminate work as a representative of the COPS Office.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE - GS-14

Qualifying experience for the GS-14 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-13 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.


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, Skills and Abilities:

 

1.   Ability to communicate effectively in order to convey often complex analysis and information to a diverse audience.

2.   Ability to manage special projects.

3.   Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions.

4.   Ability to provide program management and assistance.

5.   Ability to develop, deliver and oversee technical assistance to law enforcement, community members, and other criminal justice stakeholders.


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-13-014(DC)MPP

Control Number:

334945100