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The Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants is Hiring

The Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG) is now accepting applications for Deputy Director for Victim Services. This position functions as Deputy Director of Victim Services, responsible for participating in, and supervises planning, directing and coordinating the general program activities supported by OVSJG by working collaboratively with community-based organizations, systems-based victim assistance providers, colleges and universities, criminal justice agencies, Administration officials, and the public.  The work supports OVSJG in advancing the District of Columbia's strategic plan; and contributes to the improvement of the quality of life for crime victims in our nation's capital by working with DC Government agencies and community-based organizations to fulfill the mandate of OVSJG.*


  • Ensures that all crime victims in the District have access to a comprehensive continuum of care. Advocates on behalf of the victim service providing community and crime victims as a whole within the government structure by addressing a wide range of staffing, funding, and policy issues that affect both the availability and quality of services to victims of crime.
  • Seeks new opportunities for community-based organizations for funding, technical assistance and coalition building.  Implement opportunities for collaborative partnerships among the public, private and non-governmental sectors to secure additional services for crime victims. Interprets and oversees data collection to identify and prioritize needs of the community.
  • Manages the development and operation of a comprehensive recording system to inventory and track all grant awards reviewed and sub grant awards made.
  • Proposes, develops and coordinates community workshops, seminars, hearings and other special meetings relevant to issues of concern to the victim service provider community and crime victims as a whole under supervision of Director.  
  • Participates in the development of legislation, policies, plans, programs and budgets to ensure consistent and effective responses to victims of crime. Provide technical assistance and support to community and district agencies that serve victims and will work in partnership with community leaders, educators, religious leaders, social service agencies, businesses and the public to identify and address issues facing victims of crime.
  • Responds to requests from the Mayor, DC agencies and officials, in conjunction with Director.  
  • Responds to difficult complaints and requests for information.
  • Analyzes and evaluates policies and plans submitted to ensure consistency with priorities, plans and guidelines.  Analyzes, evaluates and reviews recommendations for potential influences on objectives and program goals.
  • Responsible for supervision of staff and staff activities; assessment of needs and actions; planning of events, community outreach activities, and community meetings;  establishing work standards; designating work assignments; identifying developmental and training needs; and evaluating work performance.
  • Provides final approval or resolves problems arising over leave usage of subordinates.
  • Reviews and approves paperwork related to payroll/overtime requests; evaluates subordinates activities, work performance, and conduct.  Gives advice, counsel and instructions to individual staff members on both work and administrative matters. Interviews candidates for vacant positions and makes recommendations for appointments, promotions, or reassignments involving these positions.
  • Represents the Director at community events and meetings with individuals, community based organizations and DC government agencies, and reports back to the Director. Attends/conducts staff meetings, seminars and workshops, and sits on or chairs various Committees.
  • Participates in the planning, development, and implementation of policies, goals, objectives and priorities of the office's administration and operation.
  • Assists in preparation and administration of agency budget.
  • Interprets and oversees data collection to identify and prioritize needs of the community.
  • Prepares reports, in conjunction with director, edits materials, and assists with presentations.


Basic Requirements:

The experience that equips the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the regular line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
General experience is one (1) year of progressively responsible experience, which was equivalent to at least a one (1) grade below, which demonstrates the ability to:                                                      
1.            Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions
2.            Plan and organize work
3.            Communicate effectively orally and in writing
Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work. Experience must be functional and relevant in legislative and policy issue, regulations, legal decisions, or other reliable work may be qualifying as long as it provides evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) necessary to perform the duties of the position to be filled.  
Specialized experience directly related to the line of work of the position that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position successfully.
Experience in a general clerical nature (typing, filing, routine procedural processing, maintaining records, or other non-specialized tasks) is not credible.

Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited four year-college or university in public administration, public policy, business administration or related field plus six (6) years of work related experience; OR any combination of education, experience and training which exhibits the ability to perform satisfactorily in the position required.

Supervisory experience is required

APPLY HERE (or visit careers.dc.gov and search for Deputy Director for Victim Services position.)

The position closes on Friday August 10, 2018.