(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)
Functions as one of BJS's Justice Statistics Policy Analysts.
Effectively coordinates, manages, and evaluates the effectiveness of agency grant and/or cooperative agreement programs and projects, and communicates to other program staff and the unit chief.
Expertly interprets and communicates grant and/or cooperative agreement policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and guidelines. Provides oral and/or in-person training, technical assistance and guidelines, oversight, expertise and consultation to internal staff, management and program officials, awardees, review panels, applicants, recipients, and sub-recipients.
Authoritatively presents information derived from: the review, analysis, and tracking of awardee compliance with the terms and conditions of the grant or agreement as well as compliance with government-wide and agency regulatory, policy, and reporting requirements; risk assessments, financial reviews and audits, and business reviews of grant/agreement awardee operations; and recommends actions to protect agency interests.
Effectively explains and/or otherwise communicates: the content of program solicitations; her/his review, analysis and evaluation of submitted applications, plans, and estimates received in response to particular programs and solicitation requirements; financial reviews of applicants to evaluate fiscal integrity and financial capability; proposed costs, and the determination of whether the budget and budget narrative accurately explain the projects costs and whether those costs are reasonable, necessary, and allowable; carries out pre-award negotiations on matters such as terms and conditions of awards, costs, schedules, and oversight responsibilities; and providing applicant support during the solicitation period.
Carries out highly effective on-site visit activities including introducing the purpose and scope of the visit; presenting the evaluation of the awardee's compliance with program goals and award specifications.