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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Grants Management Specialist

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Office of Justice Programs

Hiring Organization:Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Job Announcement Number:JP-14-052

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$63,091.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, March 20, 2014 to Thursday, April 10, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1109-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The position functions as a Justice Statistics Policy Analyst in BJS's Criminal Justice Data Improvement Program unit.

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=OSVLU.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    (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.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    Knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques.

    Knowledge of grant and cooperative agreement program management principles, concepts, methods, processes, and techniques consistent with sound business and industry practices.

    Knowledge of financial methods, procedures, and practices used in grants and cooperative agreements.

    Ability to apply analytical methods and techniques in the identification and resolution of grant and/or cooperative agreement administration issues.

    Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

    Knowledge of the laws, regulations, rules, policies, procedures, and methods governing Federal grants, cooperative agreements, and awards.

    Ability to communicate in writing.

    MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION 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. Examples of experience include researching or analyzing established administrative issues in order to evaluate the adequacy of grants/assistance policies and procedures; preparing, processing, issuing, and tracking grants/assistance awards; evaluating grants/assistance applications, plans, and estimates; and serving as liaison between the Government and awardee organization.

    SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Experience requirements at the GS-11 level may be met by three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate 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. Examples of experience include implementing and managing Federal grants and cooperative agreements, and providing grants-related assistance and services, such as processing standard grant/agreement close-outs and dispositions; evaluating grantee/awardee performance and compliance; and conducting risk assessments and business reviews.


    See Other Information.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    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.

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens .

    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.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    You will be considered under all categories for which you are eligible.
    CATEGORY RATING: Under DOJ/OJP procedures, your application will 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 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 qualify category (i.e., Best Qualified), except for scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher.
    STATUS/MERIT PROMOTION: Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on the announcement. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. As a current or former federal employee, you must meet time-in-grade and all qualification requirements for consideration upon the closing date of this announcement.
    Regardless of the method in which you are evaluated, your application, resume, and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on the 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 on-line application includes your:
    1. Resume and/or work history profile,
    2. Responses to the online questions,
    3. Required supporting documents,
    4. Cover letter (optional).
    Note: If a cover letter is submitted, it may be used to assess your qualifications.
    We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
    1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
    2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated against your responses to the occupational Questionnaire. You may also be further evaluated using additional assessment processes. Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A human resources representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. Your resume will be among the factors used in setting your pay, should you be made an offer of employment. Please ensure that it fully describes your experience as it relates to the position for which you are applying.
    3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.


    BENEFITS:

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    You can review our benefits at: https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/viewVacancyStatement?referenceCode=OSVLU&statement=BENEFITS

    Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible.

    Moving expenses are not authorized.

    Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    Government housing is not available.

    BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holiday; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; subsidized transportation, flexible work schedule, training and development opportunities, family/worklife program, etc.

    Recruitment bonus is not authorized.

    Telework: This position is eligible to telework.

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



    OTHER INFORMATION:

    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.
    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: (AGENCY), c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Avue Enterprise Direct, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402. 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..

    You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Appropriate documentation to support this claim for eligibility will be required. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement

    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.


    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=OSVLU.

    If you are unable to apply online, you may contact the employing office for alternate application procedures. Please email at joeavue@avuetech.com.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    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 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.

    If you are a current Federal employee in a permanent, competitive service position, you must submit documents to confirm your status.
    If you are a former Federal employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior federal permanent competitive service, you must submit documents to confirm your eligibility.
    - Submit an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or other official agency documentation that shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "Position Occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "Tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
    - Submit your most recent Performance Appraisal (dated within the last 18 months) or a separate statement explaining why you are unable to submit your appraisal.
    If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action or other official agency documentation showing that.
    You must indicate on your on-line application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit an additional SF-50 or other official agency documentation showing this grade in order to receive credit.

    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.

    Status applicants must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which verifies status.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    DOJ-Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
    Email: joeavue@avuetech.com
    Agency Information:
    Department of Justice
    810 7th Street, N.W.
    Washington, Dist of Columbia
    20531
    US

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    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.

    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    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).

    We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    JP-14-052

    Control Number:

    364820400