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Program Coordinators and Grants Management Specialists

Program Coordinator (Trauma), Grants Management Specialist, and Program Coordinator (SUSO) Positions

Program Coordinator (Trauma):
This position is located in the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG), Victim Services Division. The mission of the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants is to develop, fund, and coordinate programs that improve public safety; enhance the administration of justice; and create systems of care for crime victims, youth, and their families in the District. OVSJG supports and coordinates the development and implementation of a comprehensive system of care for crime victims, justice-involved individuals, and youth at risk for truancy or juvenile delinquency within the District of Columbia. 

This position will function as Program Coordinator, responsible for program planning, outreach and community engagement, research, data collection, analysis and evaluation, and training for OVSJG’s grants and activities focused on enhancing the District’s response to trauma and increasing access to trauma-informed services. This position will build new and strengthen existing partnerships with other District agencies and community-based organizations and serve as a member of community coalitions and committees.

Major Duties:Develops or assists in the development of all program policies, procedures, forms, and other materials. Provides guidance and advice in the interpretation of unclear or vague policies and procedures relating to the program. Identifies and builds ongoing partnerships with community-based organizations, consultants and other professionals to further program goals and objectives. Plans, implements, and evaluates community outreach events and engagement opportunities, independently or in collaboration with community and other District agency partners. Identifies and collects performance metrics and tracks program costs. Identifies problems and specific issues in a particular area, and advises the supervisor of existing problems, and recommends solutions or alternatives. Analyzes facts and circumstances involved in making recommendations for solving problem/issues within the limits of standards, or acceptable practices. Represents OVSJG at community events. Meets with individuals, community-based organizations, DC government agencies, etc., and reports back to senior staff upon conclusion of the meeting. Incorporates community interests, financial considerations, media interest, and political consideration in the development of strategic planning, as well as project planning and implementation. Tracks activities, data, and other required information to provide periodic reports. Participates in related conferences, meetings, and training seminars.

Specialized Experience:
Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position in the normal line of progression.  The applicant must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 12 level.  Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include but not limited to Comprehensive knowledge of trauma and trauma-informed services. Comprehensive knowledge in program development and human services administrative processes and procedures. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of community culture, dynamics, and leadership in Wards 7 and 8. Comprehensive knowledge of community development, organizing, outreach and engagement principles and best practices. Demonstrated skills and ability to plan, organize, implement, facilitate, and coordinate multiple or major projects and initiatives. Comprehensive knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods. Excellent skill in fact-finding analysis and problem solving to gather facts, identify problems, and recommend solutions. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in developing and executing successful training programs. Excellent communication skills in writing, oral presentation, public speaking, and meetings. Ability to exercise tact, discretion, and skill in personal relations in dealing with persons at various levels, and groups, especially in public forum. Knowledge in the use of microcomputer operations and software applications for word processing, database management, and presentation delivery.

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 preferred.

Position closes on January 21, 2022

APPLY HERE or visit careers.dc.gov and search for Program Coordinator (TRAUMA).

If you are a current employee of  the Government of the District of Columbia, please use this link.


Grants Management Specialist- Victim Services (ARPA):
This position is located in the Executive Office of the Mayor, Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG). The mission of the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants is to develop, fund, and coordinate programs that improve public safety; enhance the administration of justice; and create systems of care for crime victims, youth, and their families in the District. The Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants is the state administering agency for the District of Columbia for federal and local funds providing grants to District agencies and community-based organization that provide services to victims of crime, justice involved-individuals, and youth who are or are at risk for truancy or juvenile delinquency. Additionally, OVSJG works to enhance the District’s ability to recognize and respond to trauma and reduce gun violence.

The overall function of this position is to manage a portfolio of grants and provide grant management technical assistance in support of OVSJG program activities and functions. The incumbent demonstrates experience with 2 CFR Part 200 – Uniform Administrative Requirements, Administrative Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, in administering grant compliance and reporting requirements according to government regulations and District policies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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 request of the City Council, Mayor, DC agencies and officials in conjunction with Director. 

Education and Experience:

This position requires at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lowest grade level in the normal line of progression. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include but not limited to Analyzing problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions. Plan, organize and communicate effectively orally and in writing.

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 preferred.

Position closes on January 21, 2022

APPLY HERE (or visit careers.dc.gov and search for Grants Management Specialist (VS-ARPA) Position.)

If you are a current employee of  the Government of the District of Columbia, please use this link.


Grants Management Specialist- Building Blocks DC:
This position is located in the Executive Office of the Mayor, Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG). The mission of the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants is to develop, fund, and coordinate programs that improve public safety; enhance the administration of justice; and create systems of care for crime victims, youth, and their families in the District. The Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants is the state administering agency for the District of Columbia for federal and local funds providing grants to District agencies and community-based organization that provide services to victims of crime, justice involved-individuals, and youth who are or are at risk for truancy or juvenile delinquency. Additionally, OVSJG works to enhance the District’s ability to recognize and respond to trauma and reduce gun violence.

The overall function of this position is to manage a portfolio of grants and provide grant management technical assistance in support of Building Blocks DC program activities and functions. The incumbent demonstrates experience with 2 CFR Part 200 – Uniform Administrative Requirements, Administrative Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, in administering grant compliance and reporting requirements according to government regulations and District policies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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 request of the City Council, Mayor, DC agencies and officials in conjunction with Director. 

Education and Experience:

This position requires at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lowest grade level in the normal line of progression. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include but not limited to Analyzing problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions. Plan, organize and communicate effectively orally and in writing.

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 preferred.

Position closes on January 21, 2022

APPLY HERE (or visit careers.dc.gov and search for Grants Management Specialist (BB) Position.

If you are a current employee of  the Government of the District of Columbia, please use this link.


Program Coordinator (SUSO):
This position is in the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG). The mission of the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants is to develop, fund, and coordinate programs that improve public safety; enhance the administration of justice; and create systems of care for crime victims, youth, and their families in the District. The OVSJG supports and coordinates the development and implementation of a comprehensive system of care for crime victims, justice-involved individuals, and youth at risk for truancy or juvenile delinquency within the District of Columbia.

This position will function as Program Coordinator, responsible for the coordination of program planning and implementation; data collection, analysis, and evaluation; grant monitoring; outreach and community engagement; and shares in the training and technical assistance for OVSJG’s grants and program activities focused on reducing truancy among students in the District’s public and public charter schools.

Major Duties:

Coordinates all aspects of the agency’s truancy reduction activities, which includes developing program policies and procedures; developing program forms, and other materials; identifying, collecting, and analyzing performance data; and grant monitoring. Identifies and builds ongoing partnerships with community-based organizations, District agencies, schools, consultants, and other professionals to further the truancy program goals and objectives. Participates in the planning, coordination, and management of grants activities supported and serviced through DC Government agencies and community-based organizations associated with truancy. Identifies and collects performance metrics and tracks program costs. Identifies problems, and specific issues in a particular area; advises the supervisor of existing problems; and recommends solutions or alternatives. Formulate approaches to issues, requiring analysis of a variety of unusual conditions, questions, or issues; and ensures a proper course of action.

Analyzes facts and circumstances involved in making recommendations for solving problem/issues within the limits of standards, or acceptable practices. Shares in the development and coordination of workshops, technical training, seminars, and other special meetings relevant to enhancing truancy reduction efforts. Represents OVSJG at community events. Meet with community-based organizations, DC government agencies, etc., and reports back to senior staff upon conclusion of the meeting. Incorporates community interests, financial considerations, media interest, and political consideration in the development of strategic planning, as well as project planning and implementation. Tracks truancy program activities, data, and other required information to provide periodic reports. Prepares reports, correspondence, issue paper, and other technical documents, as necessary, concerning the truancy reduction activities. Participates in related conferences, meetings, and training seminars.

Education and Experience:

The applicant must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 12 level. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include but not limited to Comprehensive knowledge of trauma and trauma-informed services. Comprehensive knowledge in program development and human services administrative processes and procedures. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of community culture, dynamics, and leadership in Wards 7 and 8. Comprehensive knowledge of community development, organizing, outreach and engagement principles and best practices. Demonstrated skills and ability to plan, organize, implement, facilitate, and coordinate multiple or major projects and initiatives. Comprehensive knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods. Excellent skill in fact-finding analysis and problem solving to gather facts, identify problems, and recommend solutions. Knowledge in the use of microcomputer operations and software applications for word processing, database management, and presentation delivery.

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 preferred.

Position closes on January 23, 2022

APPLY HERE (or visit careers.dc.gov and search for Program Coordinators (SUSO) position.)

If you are a current employee of  the Government of the District of Columbia, please use this link.