Program Manager / Associate Director, Policy, Communications, and Evaluation Division

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 15, 2022
Closes
Jan 21, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Serves as the Associate Director for the Policy, Communications, and Evaluation Division responsible for leading, guiding, and administering methods, practices, systems, and procedures for establishing and improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of OVW's policy, communication and evaluation operations; and for facilitation or direct accomplishment of substantive projects and assignments.

The incumbent provides executive leadership, guidance, and direction to OVW's public affairs programs, including internal and external communications, Congressional affairs, research and evaluation and audit and assessment of OVW grant programs, and activities to achieve the Director's goals and objectives.

Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the division. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system.

Serves as a Senior Advisor to the Director, Principal Deputy Director, and Deputy Director for PCED, and provides guidance on sensitive, controversial, or highly visible matters, and represents and speaks for the Director, Principal Deputy Director, and Deputy Director on such matters. Works with the Departmental office to coordinate and control OVW's communications with the news media and the public. Advises OVW's leadership regarding policy, communication, evaluation, media, and other activities.

Serves as OVW expert on research and evaluation related to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Oversees OVW Research and Evaluation (R&E) Initiative, including program development and planning, solicitation development, peer review, formulation of recommendations, red booking, award management and monitoring, and closeouts. Provides oversight for the evaluation component of OVW demonstration initiatives.

Oversees the communication and outreach programs for the OVW. Composes senior-level written documents on behalf of OVW leadership, including writing and editing press releases for OVW-related issues, and responding to policy or press-related crises. Writes, edits, and publishes a variety of material on behalf of OVW policies and programs, including Reports to Congress, other special reports, and responses to inquiries from the Office of the Inspector General. Creates the OVW communications strategic plan and editorial calendar to plan for the year.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check which includes a drug screening.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year probationary or two-year trial period.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
  • You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.
  • Financial Disclosure: If selected, you will be required to disclose financial information in accordance with DOJ and Federal ethics guidelines.
  • Additional selections may be made from this announcement, for up to 90 days, if openings occur in other offices serviced by Justice Management Division.
  • You will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.) subject to such exceptions as required by law.


Qualifications

To qualify for the position of Program Manager / Associate Director, Policy, Communications, and Evaluation Division at (GS-0340-15), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to this series and grade you're applying to.

If you are a current or former government employee on a permanent appointment in the competitive service, you will need to demonstrate 1-year (52-weeks) at the next lower grade level, to meet the time-in-grade requirements for this occupational series and grade. Additionally, please ensure to submit an applicable SF50 (please refer to the "required documents" section for additional information).

To qualify for the GS-15, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal service. At a minimum, specialized experience must be in or related to the following:
  • Program Planning of, management of, and advisement on communications with news media and the public;
  • Program development and planning, solicitation development, peer review, formulation of recommendation, etc;
  • Creating communications and policy strategies;
  • Evaluating federally funded programs;
  • Advising federal agency leadership; AND
  • Planning, drafting, and recommending budgets and appropriations.

  • You MUST meet all qualification requirements, including Time-in-Grade, by the closing date of this announcement, 01/20/2022.

    Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume.

    Education

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    Additional information

    The bullets below outline the various groups of applicants that fall under the term "status candidates". This vacancy is open to applicants from any of the groups listed below: When you apply you'll have the chance to claim an eligibility pathway, be sure you fully read each statement and any links provided to make sure you know which eligibility you qualify for.

    See a full list and learn more at USAJOBS, see: What does Status Candidate mean? or Which Jobs am I Eligible to Apply for?
  • CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: For more information, see USAJOBS Federal Employees .
  • CAREER TRANSITION PROGRAMS ( CTAP or ICTAP ): For more information visit: USAJOBS Career Transition Programs
  • VETERANS AND MILITARY SPOUSES: Please see USAJOBS Veterans Preference for more details. SCHEDULE A, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Learn more at USAJOBS - Individuals with Disabilities . General Employment Information :
  • REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: Our policy can be found at: https://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/manual-and-procedures-providing-reasonable-accommodation
  • DOJ EEO STATEMENT: The U.S. Department of Justice fosters an inclusive and diverse workforce, find our EEO statement online at: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you were born male, on or after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: www.sss.gov .
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:
    1. As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be FULLY vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or BEFORE appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22, 2021. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.
    2. Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 120 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

    Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department's evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component's telework policy.

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