Job Opportunity – OJJDP Vacancy JP-15-044, Tribal Senior Policy Advisor, GS-1101-14

Job Title:Tribal Senior Policy Advisor
Department:Department Of Justice
Agency:Office of Justice Programs
Hiring Organization:Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
Job Announcement Number: JP-15-044
Job Location: Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $107,325.00 to $139,523.00 / Per Year
Pay Schedule: Annual
Time Limit: Permanent – No time limit
Number of Vacancies: 1
Application Deadline: 3/27/2015
Open Date: 2/26/2015
Who May Apply: US Citizens
Work Schedule: Full Time
Series & Grade: GS-1101-14


About the Agency

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. OJP works in partnership with the justice community to identify the most pressing crime-related challenges confronting the justice system and to provide information, training, coordination, and innovative strategies and approaches for addressing these challenges. OJP is seeking results-oriented professionals to join our team and build solutions to address evidence-based, “smart on crime” approaches in criminal and juvenile justice.

This position is located in the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). OJJDP is focused on juveniles in crisis from serious, violent, and chronic offenders to victims of abuse and neglect. Charged by Congress to meet this challenge, OJJDP collaborates with professionals from diverse disciplines to improve juvenile justice policies and practices. OJJDP accomplishes its mission by supporting states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles.

Plans, develops, and implements program/project development activities that affect broad mission areas related to Tribal Juvenile Justice. Participates in the design and development of new Tribal Juvenile Justice programs/projects, including preparation of scopes of work for design studies; selection of study contractors; and review and approval of completed design studies. Coordinates and collaborates with senior level management/programmatic staff of other OJP and DOJ offices on all comprehensive community-based and system development programs, with a particular emphasis on American Indian and Alaska Native youth.

Provides expert guidance in the resolution of complex problems or issues impacting DOJ American Indian and Alaska Native programs, such as crosscutting OJJDP issues involving other DOJ components or federal agencies. Participates in the analysis of OJP-wide projects and programs. Coordinates with DOJ’s Office of Tribal Justice.

Serves as an authoritative expert in analyzing legislation and developing standards, regulations, or policies that impact DOJ and OJP-wide programs involving American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Coordinates or synthesizes a cross section of criminal and juvenile justice issues with policy considerations that reflect a balance, and that meet the mission and needs of OJP/OJJDP programs.

Plans and develops strategies for maximizing the potential of outreach project opportunities, enhancing OJJDP’s visibility and interactions with its primary constituencies, including Congress and juvenile justice and tribal interest groups. Maximizes OJJDP’s outreach with other constituencies, including the corporate/profit sector, related non-profit organizations, other federal government agencies, local and state governments, and interested local community groups. Conceives and recommends entrepreneurial and innovative projects and activities or recommends the means of broadening and strengthening existing projects and activities that find a common ground with a widening range of stakeholders and build support for OJJDP with the general public. Makes clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals and groups, explaining facts and ideas which actively promote and advance OJJDP’s programs. Serves as a spokesperson by cultivating and maintaining effective relationships with organizations involved in tribal youth, juvenile justice and child protection issues and programs.

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Agency Contact Info:
DOJ/Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
Agency Information:
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Human Resources Division
810 7th Street NW
Washington, Florida