Grant Program Specialist - Tribal Unit
This position is located in the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, Tribal Unit. Created in 1995, OVW implements the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and subsequent legislation and provides national leadership against domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Since its inception, OVW has launched a multifaceted approach to responding to these crimes. OVW grants help provide victims with the protection and services they need to pursue safe and healthy lives and enable communities to hold offenders accountable. OVW seeks to broaden public attention to its grant programs by forging state, local and tribal partnerships and interaction among police, prosecutors, the judiciary, victim advocates, healthcare providers, faith leaders, the public and the media. The mission of OVW is to lead a comprehensive national effort to combine tough new Federal laws with assistance to states and localities to fight domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The organization seeks to broaden public attention to on-going programs through interaction with law enforcement and advocacy groups, the public, and the media.
One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy.
Filling this position is subject to funding availability.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
- You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
- Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
- You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
- You must complete/or have completed a 1-year probationary period.
The incumbent will serve as a Grant Program Specialist in the Tribal Unit responsible for policy, programmatic development, oversight, planning, implementation and assessment of grant programs related to domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes committed against women. The Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Grant Program grants are used to increase awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault against American Indian and Alaska Native women; enhance the response to violence against women at the tribal, federal, and state levels; and identify and provide technical assistance to coalition membership and tribal communities to enhance access to essential services.
As a Grant Program Specialist, you will perform the following:
- Assess the adequacy of the state and local strategies and negotiate methods to correct and or resolve inadequacies and deficiencies;
- Prepare grant applications for award in conformance with Office on Violence Against Women and Federal regulation and policies;
- Provide sound guidance to ensure grantee compliance with regulatons, statutory requirements, and violence against women established best practices.·
- Develop substantive expertise on specific issues relevant to OVW grant programs.
- Identify emerging issues that need to be addressed through technical assistance.
- Perform post-award grant administration functions. Interprets OVW program requirements, identifies problem areas, and provides advice regarding program improvements to meet agency needs with guidance from senior specialists and supervisor.
- Participate in the implementation of national programs and policies related to assigned grant programs and OVW priorities;
- Review applications for grant assistance, proposed revisions, supplemental request, and/or other changes to approved scope of the approved project to ensure that: (1) all statutory and regulatory requirements are met; (2) proposed changes are in accord with overall program guidelines, and; (3) grantees are utilizing the most advanced administrative and operational techniques and resources to meet the needs of the clientele and their community;
- Review grants after award, including necessary site monitoring activities; and
- Provide advice and counsel to managers on a wide variety of grant management policies, regulations, procedures, and practices for disbursing grant funds.