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Job Title:  Deputy Administrator for Programs
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Office of Justice Programs
Hiring Organization:  The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Job Announcement Number:  JP-14-001 SES

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

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$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year
Friday, October 18, 2013 to Friday, November 01, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
United States Citizens


The Office of Justice Programs provides leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the these crime fighting strategies. OJP works in partnership with the justice community to identify the pressing crime-related challenges confronting the justice system and provide information, training, coordination, and innovative strategies and approaches for addressing these challenges.

This position is located in the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in Washington, D.C. OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the need of juveniles and their families.

The incumbent of this position serves as Deputy Administrator for Programs and is responsible for the overall administration of OJJDP formula-based grants, Native American programs, Child Protection programs, and other discretionary assistance and contractual programs, and for full participation with the OJJDP Administrator in leading and managing the Office. In addition, the incumbent is actively involved in the promulgation and advocacy of the juvenile delinquency policies and objectives as established by the Administration, and resolving significant, timely issues centered upon the juvenile justice and delinquency prevention system.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.


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1. Working with the OJJDP Administrator and other senior OJP leadership, develops and implements a strategic vision to provide careful stewardship of grant funds and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in OJJDP grant programs. Provides leadership and technical support to staff in the formulation and administration of policies affecting OJJDP programs and activities. Implements policies that promote the sustainability of juvenile justice programs and works with other OJJDP leaders and staff to incorporate evidence-based practices into solicitations and program design.

2. Overall responsibility and delegated authority for the oversight and administration of the objectives and management of OJJDP grants programs, long range planning, policy and programmatic issues. Identifies knowledge gaps and areas of improvement needed in OJJDP programming. Ensures that OJJDP programs address the requirements and needs of the OJP, general public, juvenile justice agencies and organizations, and other concerned stakeholders.

3. Serves as the principal liaison to the OJP Office of Audit Assessment and Management and in this capacity is responsible for the OJJDP response to requests for information and data from external auditors regarding OJJDP grants management processes, procedures and programs. Oversees implementation of audit recommendations.

4. Responsible for the development of a monitoring process to accurately gauge the value and effectiveness of OJJDP initiatives funded with federal grants or contracts; participation in the redesign of program implementation tools and the implementation of effective performance measures in grant programs, including streamlining grants conditions and required reports.


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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment. To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a written statement addressing the five (5) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below. (See 'HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED').

Please limit the narrative statements for each Executive Core and Technical Qualification to no more than two pages. Copies of the Office of Personnel Management's "Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications" may be obtained via the Internet at Please see Application Procedures for specific instructions. The narrative statements should demonstrate the necessary level of management skills, characteristics, qualities, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate successful performance in the SES. This evidence must include clear and concise examples that emphasize the applicant's level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and level of contacts.

You must be a U. S. citizen.

You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result before you can be appointed into this position.

You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position. Entrance on duty is contingent upon preliminary completion of a background investigation.

Veterans' preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


1. Experience developing, conceiving, planning and implementing policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging and or critical agency programs.

2. Knowledge of and leadership experience in the juvenile justice or criminal justice fields with regards to federal funding regulations in managing the operational aspects of large-scale federal, state, local or tribal grant programs.

3. Demonstrated experience in overseeing and auditing grant programs of high risk and/or high-profile grantees and in any two of the following areas: information technology systems, accounting guidelines, budget planning, and internal management controls.





You will be evaluated on the following Executive Core Qualifications:

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE . This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

Leadership Competencies:

Creativity and Innovation

Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes.

External Awareness

Understands and keeps up-to-date on local, national, and international policies and trends that affect the organization and shape stakeholders' views; is aware of the organization's impact on the external environment.


Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.


Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.

Strategic Thinking

Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.


Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

Leadership Competencies:

Conflict Management

Encourages creative tension and differences of opinions. Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.

Leveraging Diversity

Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.

Developing Others (New)

Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.

Team Building

Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

Leadership Competencies:


Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.

Customer Service

Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.


Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions.


Positions the organization for future success by identifying new opportunities; builds the organization by developing or improving products or services. Takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational objectives.

Problem Solving

Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.

Technical Credibility

Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

Leadership Competencies:

Financial Management

Understands the organization's financial processes. Prepares, justifies, and administers the program budget. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities.

Human Capital Management

Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector workforce and a variety of work situations.

Technology Management

Keeps up-to-date on technological developments. Makes effective use of technology to achieve results. Ensures access to and security of technology systems.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Leadership Competencies:


Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.

Political Savvy

Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly.


Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.

Fundamental Competencies These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications.


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The Federal Government 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, unless covered by the Civil Service Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: http://www.usajobs/gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.asp#life


The Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) of the selectee who is not a current or former career Senior Executive employee (Title V) must be approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before appointment. Proof of non-competitive eligibility is required (Standard Form (SF)-50 or Qualifications Review Board certification).

In addition, individuals entering the Senior Executive Service for the first time are subject to a one-year probationary period.

Applicants who have completed the Candidate Development Program (CDP) and have had their ECQs certified by OPM must provide a copy of their certificate as part of their application.


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The most preferred method of submission is via email to EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION PACKET IN EITHER MICROSOFT WORD OR ADOBE ACROBAT FORMAT. If you are unable to apply via email, please contact Constance Jones at 202-616-8663 or prior to the date of closing to arrange for an alternate application method.


Applicants must submit the following: a resume, narrative statement for the mandatory Technical Qualifications, and narrative statement for the Executive Core Qualifications or proof of current SES status or eligiblity.

Applicants who fail to submit all information and documents (i.e., a resume, written statements addressing the Executive Core Qualifications and mandatory technical qualifications, and other qualifications as applicable) WILL NOT receive consideration for the position.

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.


Constance Jones
Phone: 2026168663
Fax: 2025143076
Agency Information:
DOJ/ Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
810 7th Street NW
Room 3300
Washington, Dist of Columbia
Fax: 2025143076


Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome.

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