Office of Justice Programs Supervisory Grants Management Specialist (Juvenile Justice) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Office of Justice Programs
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (7 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 11/1/2016 (8 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is a great place to work! Last year, the Department of Justice ranked #3 out of 19 large agencies in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places to Work rankings.

This position is located in the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Core Protections Division. The Core Protections Division within OJJDP is responsible for overseeing compliance of States and Territories with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended (JJDP Act). The core requirements relate to: 1) the deinstitutionalization of status offenders; 2) the separation of juveniles and adults in secure custody; 3) the removal of juveniles from adult jails and lockups; and 4) the reduction of disproportionate minority contact, where it exists. Adherence to the core requirements is critical to States' participation in OJJDP's Formula Grants program, a nationwide program to prevent juvenile delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system.

The Core Protections Division is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, training, policy development, policy interpretation, audits, compliance reviews, and administration of activities concerning the adherence by the States and Territories to the four core requirements, particularly disproportionate minority contact. The ultimate goal is to improve the juvenile justice system for the nation's youth. The incumbent will serve as the Associate Administrator for the Core Protections Division.

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


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

Provides expert analysis and advice on complex program issues regarding the JJDP Act core requirements. Based on operations, funding and statutory requirements, identifies relevant issues to be addressed related to the core requirements and the JJDP Act. Collects relevant information from many varied sources, some of which are difficult to access. Devises new analytical techniques to evaluate findings. Makes authoritative recommendations to OJJDP leadership. Maintains knowledge of current literature and research to advise OJJDP in its legislative mandate to address the core requirements of the JJDP Act. Attends conferences and meetings for the purpose of professional exchange, and establishes and maintains effective working relationships with states, local and tribal officials as well as with professional colleagues and organizations.

Provides advice and guidance to resolve, implement, or manage program or policy issues that involve integral juvenile justice areas with complex approaches or methodologies. Consults and coordinates with subordinates, colleagues, agency leadership and others within OJP. This includes consultation and coordination with the OJP Office of General Counsel, the OJP Office of Audit, Assessment and Management, and the OJJDP State and Community Development Division and the OJJDP Training and Technical Assistance Unit. Prepares short- and long-range planning guidance in accordance with broad program policies and objectives regarding JJDP Act core requirements. Prepares guidance based on analyses of interrelated issues of effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of substantive OJP/OJJDP mission-oriented programs. Consults with management to prepare detailed plans, goals, objectives, requirements, and criteria for complex or high-value compliance and auditing processes and systems.

Analyzes, formulates, and develops ideas, concepts, and methodology for new or revised policies, procedures, and systems for designing, implementing and evaluating programs and activities related to the JJDP Act and core requirements. Serves as an expert on matters related to State compliance with the core requirements of the JJDP Act, particularly disproportionate minority contact and related juvenile justice issues such as juvenile custody issues, detention alternatives and juvenile justice reform. Tracks developing legal and social trends in the States which may impact national compliance rates.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required up to 25% of the time.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Subject to background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • Federal payments are required to be made by Direct Deposit.
  • Requires registration for the Selective Service. Visit
  • Pre-employment drug testing required.
  • 1-year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • 1-year probationary period may be required.

Qualifying experience for the GS-15 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-14 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 specialized experience include: Formulating and recommending plans to improve program policies, practices, methods, and strategies for promoting juvenile justice and/or delinquency prevention programs and initiatives; providing authoritative advice and guidance on matters related to State compliance with the core protections of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act, as amended (JJDP Act) and/or related issues such as disproportionate minority contact, juvenile custody issues, detention alternatives and juvenile justice reform; providing expert technical leadership, policy and program advice regarding compliance with a focus on compliance with the JJDP Act's core requirements; and managing large-scale juvenile justice programs or operations, with substantial focus on state, community, and/or system-improvements, and coordinated with agency management in organizing assignments, assigning staff, reviewing materials, making recommendations and implementing new initiatives.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

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Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your completed application is certified and 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 status and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. 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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OJP has partnered with the Vida Fitness Center, located in the Verizon Center for your physical fitness needs and offers on-site fitness centers at various DOJ locations, most of which are located within walking distance.

OJP also offers credit union services; ATM machine on-site; a health unit and on-site nurse for your usage.

Transit Benefits: To defray your commuting cost, we are pleased to offer the Employee Transit Benefit Program.

Other Information

This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.

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

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies that may occur within 90 days of the closing date.

This position is eligible for part time or situational telework.

OJP offers opportunities for flexible work schedules. Recruitment incentive may be authorized.

Salary Range: $128,082.00 to $160,300.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-1109-15/15

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453615400

Job Announcement Number: JP-17-015