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Job Title:Policy Advisor

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Office of Justice Programs

Job Announcement Number:JP-13-046

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, July 02, 2013 to Friday, July 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DCView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you want to be a leader in your field at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), where you can provide innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the-art knowledge and practices across America? If you answered yes, then OJP is the career choice for you. You will serve as a Policy Advisor in the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART). The SMART Office was authorized in the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, which was signed into law on July 27, 2006. The responsibilities of the SMART Office include providing jurisdictions with guidance regarding the implementation of the Adam Walsh Act, and providing technical assistance to the states, territories, Indian tribes, local governments, and to public and private organizations. The SMART Office also tracks important legislative and legal developments related to sex offenders and administers grant programs related to the registration, notification, and management of sex offenders.

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=GCDBJ.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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

Provides advice and guidance, including interpretations, opinions, or decisions, regarding programs or policies. Consultations involve assessment of program or policy conditions, phenomena, or anomalies.

Analyzes and evaluates, on a quantitative or qualitative basis, the effectiveness of programs or operations in meeting established goals, measures, and objectives. Designs and/or maintains methods, approaches, and processes to implement the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), and provides a means for the agency to analyze its resources in relation to its performance results.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

(The KSAs below may not apply at all grades)

Ability to analyze current or projected sex offender registration/notification programs.

Ability to provide program management advice and assistance on sex offender registration and notification.

Ability to provide advice and guidance on sex offender management issues for states, territories and tribes.

Knowledge of the principles and techniques of sex offender registration, notification and management of this population of offenders.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Demonstrated working knowledge, experience and proficiency in interpreting and applying the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, Title I of the Adam Walsh Act.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Grade 13: Qualifying experience for the GS-13 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-12 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 reviewing information and reconciling conflicting data; devising new or modified methods of analyzing findings; or developing new initiatives in one or more program areas.

Grade 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. Examples are providing expert analysis and advice on complex program issues; managing special projects for major office or program issues of broad impact; or managing special cross cutting initiatives or task force groups to accomplish programmatic goals.


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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:

This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions within 90 days of the closing date.

Selectees may be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

Position requires overnight travel 1-5 nights per month.

Bargaining Unit Status: This position is included in the bargaining unit.

Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the close of this announcement.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Status applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.

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, copies of documents can be faxed to 253-573-9869, or mailed to the following address: Office of Justice Programs (OJP), c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Avue Enterprise Direct, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402 or they can be emailed to OJPApplicants@usdoj.gov . All faxed or mailed 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.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ/OJP Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume and application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described above, veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e., Best Qualified), except for scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the representative listed under Agency Contact Information. Determinations on requests for 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.

BENEFITS: OJP 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/EI/benefits.asp#icc.
OJP offers various alternative work schedules and telework, which varies from office to office. Alternative work schedule affords an employee the opportunity to work compressed or alternate work schedules. The telework program allows many employees to work from home or at an alternate location or a recurring or situational basis.

OJP has partnered with the Vida Fitness Center, which is conveniently located in the Verizon Center for your physical fitness needs. In addition, OJP offers on-site fitness centers at various DOJ locations within the downtown areas, most of which are located within walking distance. OJP also offers credit union services; ATM machine is located on-site. We also have a health unit and an on-site nurse for your usage and convenience.

Service Credit for Non-Federal Experience: The Federal Workforce Flexibility Acts allows newly hired employees to be granted credit for previous military or private sector experience directly related to the position for which hired. This non-Federal experience may be counted as service time for annual leave accrual purposes upon appointment. For additional information, please contact the human resources representative identified on this announcement.

Recruitment bonus is not authorized.

Telework: This position is eligible to telework.

Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.

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.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide documentation as outlined in the Required Documents section of this announcement.

The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority as outlined in the Required Documents section of this announcement.

This appointment requires completion of a one-year probationary period. During this time period, employee's conduct and performance will be monitored in order to determine if employee will be retained.

Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may lose consideration for this position (or lose the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, you must submit upon the closing of this announcement, a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.



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=GCDBJ.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Melanie Wolfrey
Phone: 2023070730
Fax: 2025143076
Email: Melanie.Wolfrey@ojp.usdoj.gov
Agency Information:
DOJ/Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)
Washington, DC, Dist of Columbia
20531
US
Fax: 2025143076

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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Job Announcement Number:

JP-13-046

Control Number:

346789400