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Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Tribal Senior Policy Advisor, GS-1101-14

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US Citizens
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Full Time

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  • Are you interested in working for a cutting edge agency with a mission to improve public safety, and the fair administration of juvenile justice? If so, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs, (OJP), is seeking a high performing individual to serve as a Tribal Senior Policy Advisor providing advice and guidance to resolve, implement, or manage program or policy issues that involve tribal youth programs.


  • This position is located in the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). OJJDP is focused on juveniles in crisis from serious, violent, and chronic offenders to victims of abuse and neglect. Charged by Congress to meet this challenge, OJJDP collaborates with professionals from diverse disciplines to improve juvenile justice policies and practices. OJJDP accomplishes its mission by supporting states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles. The Office strives to strengthen the juvenile justice system's efforts to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and provide services that address the needs of youth and their families. The incumbent provides advice and guidance to resolve, implement, or manage program or policy issues that involve major areas of complexity in approach or methodology; prepares short- and long-range planning guidance in accordance with broad program policies and objectives; prepares guidance based on analyses of interrelated issues of effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of substantive mission-oriented programs in one or more of the OJJDP specific policy areas that have a direct impact on the lives of American Indian and Alaska Native youth (e.g. adapting a developmental approach to juvenile justice reform nationwide; responding to the key recommendations from the Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence; family/youth engagement; child protection; juvenile justice system improvement; and delinquency prevention).


  • Plans, develops, and implements program/project development activities that affect broad mission areas related to Tribal Juvenile Justice. Participates in the design and development of new Tribal Juvenile Justice programs/projects, including preparation of scopes of work for design studies; selection of study contractors; and review and approval of completed design studies. Coordinates and collaborates with senior level management/programmatic staff of other OJP and DOJ offices on all comprehensive community-based and system development programs, with a particular emphasis on American Indian and Alaska Native youth.
  • Provides expert guidance in the resolution of complex problems or issues impacting DOJ American Indian and Alaska Native programs, such as crosscutting OJJDP issues involving other DOJ components or federal agencies. Participates in the analysis of OJP-wide projects and programs. Coordinates with DOJ's Office of Tribal Justice.
  • Serves as an authoritative expert in analyzing legislation and developing standards, regulations, or policies that impact DOJ and OJP-wide programs involving American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Coordinates or synthesizes a cross section of criminal and juvenile justice issues with policy considerations that reflect a balance, and that meet the mission and needs of OJP/OJJDP programs.
  • Plans and develops strategies for maximizing the potential of outreach project opportunities, enhancing OJJDP's visibility and interactions with its primary constituencies, including Congress and juvenile justice and tribal interest groups. Maximizes OJJDP's outreach with other constituencies, including the corporate/profit sector, related non-profit organizations, other federal government agencies, local and state governments, and interested local community groups. Conceives and recommends entrepreneurial and innovative projects and activities or recommends the means of broadening and strengthening existing projects and activities that find a common ground with a widening range of stakeholders and build support for OJJDP with the general public. Makes clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals and groups, explaining facts and ideas which actively promote and advance OJJDP's programs. Serves as a spokesperson by cultivating and maintaining effective relationships with organizations involved in tribal youth, juvenile justice and child protection issues and programs.

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OJP/Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

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