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Job Title:  Deputy Director for Management Services
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Offices, Boards and Divisions
Job Announcement Number:  COPS-14-1085371(SS)MPP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$124,995.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
Monday, April 21, 2014 to Friday, May 09, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
Not Applicable


Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!!

The position is located in the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Deputy Director for Management Services.  The COPS Office is the office of the U.S. Department of Justice that advances the practice of community policing in America's state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.  The COPS Office does its work principally by sharing information and making grants to law enforcement agencies around the United States.



  • Occasional Travel
  • Less than 25% of Travel Required


  • No


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must complete a background investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • Resume and supporting documents. (See How to Apply section).


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If selected for this position you will serve as the Deputy Director for Management Services and will report directly to the Principal Deputy Director.  The Deputy Director for Management Services is responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of the Administration Division, Information Technology staff and Directorate level staff and programs.


The Deputy Director of Management Services oversees the management of the COPS budget formulation and execution program, financial management and audit programs procurement and contractual services, facilities, logistical and COOP programs, internal program strategies; information and technology programs and initiatives; and congressional and legislative liaison activities regarding budget formulation and other management services programs.

Incumbent 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.

Incumbent 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.


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.

Incumbent 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.


Additionally, 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.


Incumbent is responsible for championing equal opportunity and diversity management goals and is responsible for assuring equal opportunity in employment, development and advancement of staff.

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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To qualify for the GS-15: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.  This experience must include applying policies and procedures specific to managing administrative, financial, budgetary, and information technology programs at the executive officer or other senior-level to meet internal and external customer service requirements; and experience in managing and supervising staff and other management services related programs.


Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.


You must meet all qualification requirement by the closing date of this announcement.


All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see



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 application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration.  If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.


You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:







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DOJ 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:



The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (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. To be well qualified, you

must rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category

rating criteria. Specific documentation requirements and information are found at:


The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive

service employees in the Department of Justice (DOJ) with selection priority over other

candidates form competitive service vacancies. If your DOJ component has notified you in writing

that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive

selection priority. To be well qualified, you must rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or

better category using established category rating criteria. Specific documentation requirements

and information are found at:



Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for

positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from

outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must have separated

from the military under honorable conditions and either a preference eligible or have

substantially completed three or more years of continuous active military service. If you wish

to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214

(Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty Record of Military Service), in addition

to any other required documents listed on this announcement. 


DOJ EEO Statement/Policy: Is found at:

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:  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 hiring agency directly.

Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Schedule A: DOJ 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. DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to

submit their resumes to, and reference "Federal Career Opportunities"

in the subject line. Additional information is found at:


Selective Service: 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. Additional information is found at:





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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 09, 2014 .

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 1085371 .  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire ,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire: If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.





 •Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional)

•SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action which shows career or career-conditional tenure
•Veteran preference documentation, if applicable
•CTAP/ITCAP documentation, if applicable
•An unofficial college transcript (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(S) will be required prior to your first day
Submitting Documents:

If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.


Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager. Or, you may click this link to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.  


  • Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number 1085371
  • Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
  • You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.
  • Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed: 

Not using the special cover page mentioned above.

  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid vacancy identification number (VIN).
  • Missing or incomplete social security number or name.


Sonia V. Sesker
Phone: (202)616-3719
Agency Information:
Justice Management Division
145 N Street NE suite 9W 300
Washington, DC


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.  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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