Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of the Assistant Attorney General
Closing Date: 8/23/2019
Summary: This position is located in the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of the Assistant Attorney General (OAAG). The incumbent serves as the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for Tribal Affairs.
(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)
Serves as the senior, key programmatic advisor and expert for OJP on American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) affairs matters for federally recognized Tribes, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native American Pacific Islanders including the indigenous people of Palau, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Acts as the policy, advisory, and coordination focal point for issues within OJP for and on behalf of the Assistant Attorney General (AAG), OJP.
Advises the AAG and OJP senior leadership concerning policies, legislation, implementation of programs, and other issues related to reducing violent crime, supporting victims, and addressing public safety needs in tribal communities.
Provides leadership in the development of comprehensive policy and programs to improve public safety and victim services in tribal communities. As a primary responsibility, works with the AAG and OJP leadership to solicit tribal input in establishing OJP’s policy and budget priorities and recommendations for implementation. Determines and suggests matters which should be brought to the attention of OJP leadership and prepares or directs the preparation of briefing materials or position papers. Keeps abreast of significant developments in American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) affairs and keeps leadership informed.
Serves as the focal point of OJP for tribal programs, assessing the unmet needs of the tribal communities and developing implementation strategies addressing these needs in consultation with tribal governments. These strategies promote OJP responsiveness to tribal needs through coordinating OJP resources and funding consistent with the long standing policy of a government-to-government relationship between the federal government and tribal governments.
Evaluates and monitors complex national policies and programs to assess the overall impact of broad policy issues in terms of immediate, foreseeable, and long-range program directions. Initiates, explores, and establishes innovative approaches for increased program policy effectiveness and program coordination within the agency and outside organizations including national tribal organizations. Elicits cooperation and assistance through diplomatic relationships with Tribal governments.
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