If you are a status candidate, please apply under Announcement # ONDCP-13-03-DR-MP.
This position was previously announced under the announcement number ONDCP-13-02-GT-DE. If you previously applied to this position and wish to be considered, please re-apply under this announcement.
NOTE: THIS IS A TERM POSITION NOT-TO-EXCEED 2 YEARS, WHICH MAY BE EXTENDED TO A MAXIMUM OF 4 YEARS BASED ON MANAGEMENT NEEDS.
Definition of a 'TERM APPOINTMENT' may be found at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/508/TemporaryAppointments#icc
Shaping America's Drug Policy: Come and join the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), an agency in the Executive Office of the President, working to foster healthy individuals and safe communities by effectively leading the Nation's effort to reduce drug use and its consequences. Our efforts include: community-based prevention programs; early intervention programs in health care settings; aligning criminal justice policies and public health systems to break the cycle of drug use, crime and incarceration; supporting scientific research on drug use; and, through the Affordable Care Act, expanding access to substance abuse treatment. Be a part of a mission helping make America healthier and safer.
This position is located in the Executive Office of the President (EOP), Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Office of State and Local Tribal Affairs. The incumbent administers provisions of the Drug-Free Communities Act.
**Notice: More than one selection may be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if additional vacancies occur.
Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied.
Must be a U.S. citizen or national
Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959
Be at least 18 years old and obtain a favorable security determination
Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests
Direct Deposit is required
RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID
As the Grant Program Administrator, the incumbent provides for the general administration of the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. The incumbent assists the agency in meeting its obligation to make and track grants, as well as providing for technical assistance and training, data collection, and dissemination of information on state of the art practices that the agency determines to be effective in reducing substance abuse.
Makes recommendations concerning DFC programs, policies, organization, management, planning and budgets as well as other community-based prevention and treatment policy matters.
Advises ONDCP executives on support contract with national drug control agencies, including interagency agreements to delegate authority for the execution of grants, for the DFC Support Program, for the national evaluation component, and for all other components necessary to carry out the DFC Act.
Establishes criteria for grant eligibility and works with other Federal agencies, as well as other groups with a role to play in the implementation of the grant program.
Establishes the requirements for tracking process of grants, evaluation of reports from other Federal agencies and grantees and approves materials related to grant programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards . ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Examples of specialized experience are:
For the GS-13 : Ability to analyze information on management and administrative improvement, evaluate activities and assess the qualitative as well as quantitative aspects, and then make concise recommendations and follow through on programmatic and policy implementation; demonstrated ability and professional recognition of high order to successfully represent the goals and objectives of an agency; included would be work that illustrates a high level of creative thinking with strong indications of possession and development of a level of vision that has led to growth in past of areas of assignment and should lead to growth in the DFC program.
For the GS-14: Ability to analyze information on management and administrative improvement, evaluate activities and assess the qualitative as well as quantitative aspects, and then make concise recommendations and follow through on programmatic and policy implementation; mastery in analytical techniques to plan, coordinate and evaluate specifics projects related to an agency's mission; skill in initiating and maintain close working relationships with diverse groups of top senior level officials in all branches of the Federal Government industry, as well as the general public; thorough knowledge of federal government substance abuse grant programs, federal laws and regulations according to the development of grant programs and the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
For the GS-15: Extensive training, experience, and skill sufficient to review issues, plan, develop and conduct studies and projects, and provide recommendations for grant policy and program development; thorough knowledge of the President's Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997, as well as the mechanics of related governmental procedures for grant programs; thorough knowledge of federal government substance abuse grant programs, federal laws and regulations according to the development of grant programs and the Federal Advisory Committee Act; knowledge and skills sufficient to develop criteria to initiate or renew grants, and prescribe limitations concerning grant amounts, coalition awards, grants to rural and economically depressed areas, and to evaluate such grants.
Please see "Qualification Required" for requirements of the position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
How You Will Be Evaluated: Your resume will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required for the position. Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be placed into one of the following categories based on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the specialized experience associated with this position:
Best Qualified (BQ) - Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrates exceptional experience in most of the requirements of the position.
Well Qualified (WQ) - Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrates strong experience in most of the requirements of the position.
Qualified (Q) - Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meets the requirements of the position either through experience or education.
QUALITY RANKING FACTORS: Address the following Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs)/Critical Elements within the body of your resume.
Knowledge of the scope of responsibilities, operations, procedures, and grant-related programs.
Knowledge of and competence in application and evaluation of grant program development, policies and procedures and strategies in government agencies, public, and private environments.
Knowledge of the planning, coordination and direction of national initiatives that involve communities for the purpose of increasing participation in efforts to reduce substance abuse and establish and enhance community anti-drug coalitions.
Knowledge of community-based prevention strategies.
The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/508/Benefits#icc
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Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/ )