Open & closing dates: 03/24/2023 to 04/06/2023
Salary : $112,015 – $145,617 per year
Pay scale & grade : GS 13
Remote job : No
Telework eligible : Yes—as determined by the agency policy
These positions are located in the Youth Justice and System Innovation Division of the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice. Major duties include:
Grant/Cooperative Agreement Compliance Monitoring: Develops, analyzes, and interprets juvenile justice prevention and intervention services, system reform, youth-focused programs, and youth victimization grant and/or cooperative agreement policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and guidelines. Provides training, technical assistance, oversight, expertise and consultation to internal staff, management and program officials, awardees, review panels, applicants, recipients, and sub-recipients.
Pre-Award Functions: Performs a variety of pre-award functions for juvenile justice prevention and intervention services, system reform, youth-focused programs, and youth victimization grants and/or cooperative agreements including designing, developing, and/or preparing solicitations; reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating applications, plans, and estimates received in response to particular programs and Request for Application (RFA) requirements; conducting financial reviews of applicants to evaluate fiscal integrity and financial capability, examine proposed costs, and determine whether the budget and budget narrative accurately explain the project’s costs and whether those costs are reasonable, necessary, and allowable; conducting 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.
Post-Award Functions: Performs a variety of post-award juvenile justice prevention and intervention services, system reform, youth-focused programs, and youth victimization grants and/or cooperative agreement management tasks including conducting post-award reviews and analyses to identify and resolve management, financial, and administrative issues; providing training, technical assistance, oversight, ethics advice, expertise, and consultation to program officials, awardees, and recipients; establishing performance measures and monitoring and assessing awardee performance; and reviewing completed awards, making appropriate adjustments or disallowances. Processes close-outs of grants and/or agreements, ensuring compliance with programmatic, administrative, and fiscal requirements of relevant statutes, regulations, policies, guidelines, and with grantee stated objectives, and the applicable implementation plan.
Project Planning or Accomplishment: Plans and manages special projects or program issues with broad impact for OJJDP, such as those on an OJJDP or nation-wide level that ultimately result in advances for the juvenile justice and child protection fields. Conceives and implements new initiatives and projects to strengthen, facilitate, and integrate programs. Undertakes or participates in special projects, ongoing analyses, and initiatives that have high priority for OJJDP and resolves complex issues related to juvenile justice and youth victimization issues and services. This involves producing complex analyses and written reports; organizing special workgroups or other gatherings; developing training workshops; initiating program reviews; and/or developing or fostering cross-agency activities, as well as utilizing an in-depth understanding of current and emerging issues and problems in the provision of services for at-risk and high-risk youth.
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