The incumbent will serve as a Policy Advisor serving as an expert and authority in the following criminal justice areas: multi-disciplinary approaches to address violent crime investigations and prosecutions including engagement with communities and victims, with a focus on hate crimes, civil rights related cold case homicides, capital cases, conviction integrity, law enforcement and/or prosecution.
(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)
This position is located in the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Policy Office. The incumbent will serve as a Policy Advisor in criminal justice that focuses on addressing violent crime investigations and prosecutions to include coordination with impacted victims and communities, coordinating national policy programs including oversight of discretionary solicitations and deliverables related to the technical capabilities or performance of grantees/awardees. This includes: Multi- disciplinary approaches to address violent crime investigations and prosecutions including engagement with communities and victims, with a focus on hate crimes, civil rights related cold case homicides, capital cases, conviction integrity, law enforcement and/or prosecution.
Develops, analyzes, and interprets research, legislation, and input from criminal justice stakeholders to support violent crime investigations and prosecution program development, implementation and performance management. Uses grant and/or cooperative agreement policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and guidelines related to criminal justice. Provides training, technical assistance and guidelines, oversight, expertise and consultation to internal staff, management and program officials, awardees, review panels, applicants, recipients, and sub-recipients.
Negotiates technical aspects of criminal justice programs on federal grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and interagency agreements.
Monitors overall performance of criminal justice grantees related to adherence to research-based principles, fidelity to a model, and success in implementation.
Provides advice and guidance to resolve, implement, or manage program issues that involve major areas of uncertainty in approach or methodology in the assigned criminal justice program area.
Makes recommendations related to criminal justice program planning and implementation in connection with prospective changes in functions in the criminal justice program area.
Serves as a technical expert in the administration of a wide variety of complex criminal justice issues and strategies to inform the development and management of grants and/or cooperative agreements, i.e., is called upon to provide advice, guidance, and information on grants and agreements with unprecedented issues and process.
Develops and maintains effective relationships with national, state, tribal, and local experts, administrators, high-level officials, policy makers, and planners in assigned criminal justice areas.
Researches and prepares a variety of written materials related to criminal justice program issues, including scanning and engaging the criminal justice field to identify emerging issues and trends. Collects and analyzes data and information and prepares written responses to special information requests from a variety of audiences including leadership, Congress and the media.
Develops and/or reviews criminal justice grant program materials, such as program plans, solicitation content and budget recommendations, justifications and program assessment of outcomes addressing BJA program priorities.