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Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 3, 2023

This position is located in the Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management (OAAM), Office of Justice Programs (OJP). As an oversight office within OJP, OAAM works to continuously improve the administration of grants and performance of grant programs and to ensure compliance and proper internal control through oversight and review of critical financial processes, grant management activities, and grant programs.

The Director:
  • Provides executive leadership, guidance, and direction of the work carried out by the office.
  • Serves as the primary agency advisor to the Assistant Attorney General and OJP leadership on grants management policies and practices, oversight and monitoring of grantees, risk assessment, auditing, and program assessment. Responsible for developing recommendations and solutions to address challenging and complex issues affecting grants programs and grantees.
  • Directs diverse technical activities that require in-depth managerial knowledge and subject matter expertise to ensure coordination and accomplishment of agency-wide and individual office missions that have direct impact on achieving the Department's and OJP's goals and objectives.
  • Leads the review of OJP's critical financial processes, grants management activities, and grant programs to ensure compliance and proper internal control, and to promote integrity, accountability, and sound stewardship and management of OJP's grant programs and operations.
  • Is responsible for strengthening oversight of grants and grantee compliance and ensuring quality monitoring is being carried out by OJP's program offices. Implements a risk-based monitoring program and develops approaches to ensure at risk and high risk grantees receive proper monitoring and oversight.
  • Oversees internal control reviews of all OJP financial, grants, and acquisition management processes and operations. Leads an audit coordination program working directly with staff, grantees, and governmental oversight entities to ensure audit matters and the resolution of findings are handled in a prompt and efficient manner.
  • Serves as business owner of the DOJ-wide grants management system and ensures it is functioning at peak performance. Works closely with OJP's Chief Information Officer to identify and resolve issues as quickly as possible. Assesses, prioritizes, and carries out system changes, fixes, and enhancements on schedule with emphasis on reducing costs and improving efficiency and outcomes.
  • Oversees analysis and reporting of all grants related data and performance metrics to ensure grants management activities are being conducted in compliance with key internal controls, established guidance, and required timeframes, and are meeting the objectives of the agency.
  • Leads the agency's enterprise risk management program, assessing potential and actual risk and determining methods to mitigate and manage residual risk to an accepted level of risk tolerance. Coordinates risk-management activities across the agency with risk-management stakeholders and senior managers.
  • Directs the assessment of program performance of grant programs and agency operations to identify successes and opportunities for improvement.
  • Promulgates and maintains agency-wide grants management, auditing, and enterprise risk management policies and procedures, with the objective of increasing the efficiency of the grants lifecycle and related operations, processes, systems, and staff capacity. Develops, conceives, plans, and implements policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs. Translates legislation into program, goals, actions, and policies, interpreting the impact of new legislative requirements on agency programs.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • Pre-employment drug testing may be required.
  • Subject to background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • Individuals entering the Senior Executive Service for the first time are subject to a one-year probationary period.
  • Males born aft er 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service. Visit
  • Financial Disclosure may be required.


As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector. As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:
  • Directing the work of an organizational unit;
  • Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;
  • Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance;
  • Supervising the work of employees; and
  • Exercising important policymaking, policy determining, or other executive functions.
Applicants must also demonstrate experience in and knowledge of the administration of Federal grants and cooperative agreements, auditing, internal control reviews, risk assessments and business reviews of the financial and technical aspects of federal assistance programs and/or performance of funding recipients.

Executive Core Qualifications:

You must clearly document and demonstrate the following Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs); your responses to the ECQs must be addressed separately, not to exceed ten pages total:

ECQ 1: LEADING CHANGE - This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2: LEADING PEOPLE - This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3: RESULTS DRIVEN - This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN - This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5: BUILDING COALITIONS - This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state, local and tribal governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications can be found at (http://www.opm.g o v/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp)

Mandatory Technical Qualifications:

You will be evaluated on the following Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): Your responses to the MTQs must be addressed separately, not to exceed two pages per MTQ.

MTQ 1: Demonstrated ability to manage a wide variety of highly complex, and oftentimes sensitive, issues pertaining to agency policies and programs, which involves providing authoritative guidance and recommended actions on important and/or controversial matters. Includes demonstrated experience communicating (orally and in writing) and resolving such issues with diverse audiences including Federal agency leadership, State, local, and tribal officials, non-profit leaders, and/or Congressional staff.

MTQ 2: Demonstrated in-depth experience serving as a senior official working on matters related to federal financial assistance, including federal policies, procedures, and issues related to administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for Federal awards to non-Federal entities.

MTQ 3: Demonstrated experience managing and providing strategic leadership to a substantial program or office including planning, project management, and implementation of activities that are central to achieving the core goals of an organization.

MTQ 4: Demonstrated ability in conducting assessments of programs, initiatives, and operational activities across a large organization to identify successes, weaknesses, and opportunities to improve performance.

Failure to meet the basic qualification requirements and address all Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualification factors will result in your application being disqualified.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • Veterans' preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.
  • Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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