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Job Title:  Deputy Director for Management Services
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Offices, Boards and Divisions
Job Announcement Number:  COPS-13-028 (GH) MPP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 to Friday, March 22, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)


If you wish to be considered under the competitive procedures, please see vacancy announcement COPS-13-029 (GH) DEU.  

Incumbent serves as the Deputy Director for Management Services for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). As the Deputy Director for Management Services, the incumbent will work under the direction of the Principal Deputy Director, with responsibility for the day-to-day management and oversight of the Administration Division, Information and Technology programs and the External Affairs Division.
Additional vacancies may be filled through this vacancy announcement if they become available.




  • 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.


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Serves as Deputy Director of the Management Services directorate and oversees and manages the daily operations and program activities of the Administration Division, Information and Technology programs and the External Affairs Division.
Oversees the management of financial, budgetary, contractual, procurement and facilities/logistical programs which includes the formulation and execution of the COPS budget, execution of COOP, property and facilities plan, financial management and auditing plans and allocation of the management and administration budget plan.
Directs the information and technology operations and deliverables including overseeing, acquiring and/or implementing new and innovative IT systems, programs and infrastructures. Keeps the Principal Deputy Director advised of issues related to meeting IT customer needs and priorities.
Provides the Department and other internal and external entities financial and program management information pertinent to the oversight of the office and implements a financial and auditing management strategic plan with clearly defined performance goals and measures in accordance with the mission, vision and values of the COPS Office.
As a senior manager, responsibilities include performing the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised and establishing guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers' performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques; provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance; resolves informal complaints and grievances; and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave and other work/life administrative requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with provisions. Ensures a continuing affirmative application of DOJ policies concerning equal opportunity and diversity management. 

Additionally, effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area and carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.

Contacts, advises, and collaborates with high-ranking officials such as agency heads, top congressional staff officials, state government executives, media and public affairs staff, legislative leaders, and executives of comparable private sector organizations.
Incumbent participates in developing and implementing strategies and tactics to accomplish the COPS mission of advancing public safety through community policing and provides authoritative and expert counsel and technical support to the Office of Director and other Deputy Directors on issues related to the general law enforcement community and COPS role in the advancement of community policing. Incumbent develops and implements strategies which emphasize building relationships, solving problems and implementing organizational transformation programs.
Coordinates with COPS senior management and other Departmental staff to leverage COPS resources and develop collaborative relationships to support programs that impact and effect federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement on a variety of cutting-edge crime prevention, community policing, and public safety programs. Provides expert advice and guidance on management services programs and policies which are of significant interest to the Office of the Director, Departmental staff, the Administration, Congress and the public.

May act on behalf of the Principal Deputy Director as requested and as assigned may represent the Principal Deputy Director and/or Director at executive-level briefings or meetings.


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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 and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  Examples are initiating high priority special projects, investigations, and initiatives; managing multiple special projects for major office or program issues of broad impact; or performing work that involved complex analyses, initiation of program reviews, or development of cross agency activities.

In addition to meeting the above minimum qualifications, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience in senior-level program management and oversight at the complexity level equivalent to GS-14 with the following:  Knowledge of and ability to apply policies and procedures specific to managing administrative, financial, budgetary, information technology and communications programs at the executive officer or other senior-level to meet internal and external customer service requirements.


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).


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 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. Experience and ability to manage and supervise a diverse workforce.  Includes experience in leading, supervising, or managing the work of others in performing large-scale projects. Set goals, planned, organized, assigned, monitored, and evaluated the work.

2. Knowledge of the legislative and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) budgetary formulation and execution process including federal financial accountability and reporting requirements to ensure effective utilization of resources.

3. Ability to oversee organizational services and programs involving the execution and management of financial, budgetary and management services resources; information and technology programs and systems; and internal and external communications strategies.

4.  Ability to establish and maintain effective liaison with executive-level officials both internal and external to the organization.

5. Ability to oversee and provide executive-level advice and guidance on large scale business and project management issues. 


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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.

- 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 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.


Resume, KSA Assessment questions and answers and all supporting documentation should be mailed/hand carried to:

US Department of Justice
2CON 145 N. Street, NE, Suite 9W300
ATTN: Gary Hodnett
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.
- SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action; and - Most recent Performance Appraisal
A professional or academic writing sample

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



Gary W. Hodnett
Phone: (202)514-0407
Agency Information:
U S Department of Justice
Justice Management Division
2 Constitution Square
145 N Street NE Room 9W118B
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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