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Job Title:Intergovernmental and Public Liaison Specialist

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:COPS-13-020(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:

$51,630.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 to Tuesday, February 05, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies 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 External Affairs Division, Management Services Directorate, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) U.S. Department of Justice. Incumbent serves as an Intergovernmental and Public Liaison Specialist and reports to the Assistant Director of the External Affairs Division.

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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This position is located in the External Affairs Division, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).
Incumbent serves as an Intergovernmental and Public Liaison Specialist and performs a variety of intergovernmental affairs and stakeholder outreach duties relating to the dissemination of information and promotion of COPS Office initiatives and activities for a variety of interested audiences.

Incumbent makes recommendations and plays a lead role in coordinating advocacy efforts with national law enforcement organizations; individual police agencies; municipal, county, and state officials and their Washington-based representatives; community-based organizations; and other public safety constituencies in promoting the COPS program and its activities and interests.

 

Represents the agency in a variety of settings, including meetings with law enforcement agency officials or other government representatives and at national-level conferences.  Provides written reports to senior management of conference activities and policy issues raised, and recommends follow-up activity or other necessary action.  Identifies and assesses issues of concern or importance to law enforcement organizations, government officials, and public safety advocates, and brings such issues and proposed solutions to the attention of the Assistant Director.

 

Conducts and arranges meetings with law enforcement executives, local officials, and other interested representatives or organizations.  Handles all logistical arrangements and schedules of presentations, and ensures that the Assistant Director and the Office of the Director are kept apprised of all such meetings and briefings.

 

Plans, tracks, and conducts research related to external engagements and events, including conference participation, booth exhibition, and stakeholder association outreach meetings.

 

Prepares a variety of intergovernmental affairs materials, including event briefing memos and other briefing book documents, presentations, newsletters, and fact sheets.  Contributes to requests for background information and briefing materials for the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, and Associate Attorney General, as well as for the Director of the COPS Office.

 

Disseminates information on COPS funding, projects, and initiatives to the specialized audiences listed above.

 

Formulates and performs complex tasks related to the development of activities related to community policing and community government.  Works with the Assistant Director to establish relationships with local law enforcement agencies, local government officials, neighborhood groups, non-profit organizations, state and national-level stakeholder associations, and other entities engaged in activities related to COPS programs.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED (FOR EACH GRADE LEVEL)

Grade 09: Qualifying experience for the GS-9 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-7 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.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirement for the GS-9 level may be met by two (2) full academic years of graduate level education or completion of all requirements for a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or completion of all requirements for an LL.B or J.D. degree.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.

 

Grade 11: Qualifying experience for the GS-11 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to GS-9 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.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Experience requirements at the GS-11 level may be met by three (3) full academic years of graduate level education or the successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.

 

Grade 12: 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.


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:

 

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Ability to develop and disseminate program information.

Ability to plan and execute work related to an agency’s intergovernmental affairs program.

Knowledge of law enforcement, governmental, community-based, and non-profit organizations with an interest in community policing activities and programs.


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-13-020(DC)MPP

Control Number:

334988100