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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 a Grants Management Specialist. This position supports OVSJG in advancing the District of Columbia's strategic plan for the juvenile and criminal justice system, victim service programs and contributing to the improvement of the quality oflife for residents of our nation's capital by working with DC Government agencies and community-based organizations to fulfill the mission of OVSJG. 


  • Administers the grants from award to close out, applying appropriate management controls, and keeping abreast of changes in policies, procedures or requirements.
  • Manages specific grants as assigned that support the state administrative criminal and justice functions. Manages the awarding and administering of sub-grants.
  • Participates in the planning and coordination of the general OVSJG grants activities supported and serviced through DC Government agencies and community-based organizations.
  • Researches, investigates, conducts feasibility studies and recommends new improved grant management practices for application to the agency. Reviews and evaluates plans and projects to ensure that they are in alignment with the program goals and priorities, District direction and standards.
  • Monitors the sub-grant to include site visits and telephone contacts, completing and reviewing financial reports, comparing actual progress with expectations and taking steps for corrective actions, where necessary.
  • Seeks new federal grant funding opportunities to be serviced through DC Government agencies and community-based organizations on behalf of the citizenry of the District of Columbia.
  • Facilitates and/or implements opportunities for collaborative partnerships among the public, private and non-governmental sectors to secure targeted services to the citizenry of the District of Columbia.
  • Participates in the development and coordination of workshops, technical training, seminars, and other special meetings relevant to advisory groups and or committees as stipulated by federal grants, District guidelines and regulations, or supervisor's request.
  • Prepares response(s) to requests of the City Council, Mayor, DC agencies and officials in conjunction with Director. Research and prepare response(s) to difficult complaints and requests for information.
  • Represents the Director at community events and meetings with individuals, community­ based organizations, other DC Government agencies, and reports back to Director on meetings attended.
  • Participates in the planning, development and implementation of policies, goals, objectives and priorities for grant management.
  • Keeps abreast of current practices and trends in grants management. Works with agencies to create an overall vision of grants management as a utility to a more efficient and more effective government.
  • Prepares reports, correspondence, issue paper, and other technical documents, as required and necessary, to effectively administer the grant. Establishes, maintains and retains complete records of all grant-related transactions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


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 a minimum of five (5) years of work related experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training which exhibits the ability to perform satisfactorily in the position.

APPLY HERE (or visit careers.dc.gov and search for Grants Mangement Specialist position.)

The position closes on Thurday July 12, 2018.