Director - Office Of Communications
Company: Office of Justice Programs
Posted on: November 22, 2021
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is seeking a Director of the
Office of Communications (OCOM). As the Director of OCOM you will
serve as OJP's principal executive overseeing the communications
and liaison with the public, Congress, media, and governmental and
Learn more about this agency
- Accepting applications
- Open & closing dates
10/29/2021 to 11/22/2021
$132,552 - $199,300 per year
SES pay is commensurate with qualifications. SES employees are
eligible for bonuses and awards based on performance.
- Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Washington, DC
- Telework eligible
Yes-as determined by the agency policy.
- Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
- Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in
accordance with agency policy.
- Appointment type
- Work schedule
- Promotion potential
- Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
- Supervisory status
- Security clearance
- Drug test
- Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
- Trust determination process
- Announcement number
- Control number
This job is open to
- Senior executives
Those who meet the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).
- The public
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
As the Director of the Office of Communications (OCOM), you will
work directly with OJP leadership, DOJ's leadership offices, the
Office of Legislative Affairs, the Public Affairs Office, officials
and staff members of the White House, and other Federal agencies on
legislative and public liaison aspects of justice related
This includes managing and directing the internal and external
communications and digital media, congressional and public liaison
activities, and intergovernmental affairs for OJP. The
communication program encompasses all communications, through all
forums, among OJP and Congress, other Federal agencies, the media,
the general public, academia, justice practitioners at all levels
of government, and other concerned stakeholders, including
representatives of professional associations, officials of foreign
governments, and officials of non-profit agencies and
You will serve as the principal advisor to the Assistant Attorney
General (AAG) and other senior leaders within OJP on legislative
and public liaison aspects of major policy and program planning
initiatives, with particular emphasis on timing and probable
You will provide advice and assistance to the AAG and senior
leaders in the planning, directing, and coordinating Congressional
You will be responsible for effectively interacting and
communicating with Members of Congress, staff, and committees for
purposes of exchanging and sharing information between Congress and
You will coordinate and conduct briefings for Congressional
leaders, committees, and their staffs concerning OJP programs and
related matters and represents the positions and viewpoints of the
AAG and senior leaders.
The Director of OCOM also directs a central correspondence control
function to ensure that OJP responds promptly and efficiently to
high priority correspondence from DOJ and such external entities
such as the White House, Congress, state governments, and others.
The Director of OCOM ensures that the communications and messaging
across OJP is consistent and supports AAG's priorities and
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
- Subject to background/suitability
- Individuals entering the Senior Executive Service for the first
time are subject to a one-year probationary period.
- Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective
Service. Visit .
- As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are
required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to such
exceptions as required by law. Please see "Additional Information"
section for more detail. Qualifications
As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must
provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership
and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive
level management capability and directly related to the skills and
abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and
Technical Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of
this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade
level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private
sector. As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the
knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill
responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:
- Directing the work of an organizational unit;
- Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or
- Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals,
evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve
- Supervising the work of employees; and
- Exercising important policymaking, policy determining, or other
executive functions. Failure to meet the basic qualification
requirements and address all Mandatory Technical and Executive Core
Qualification factors will result in your application being
Executive Core Qualifications:
You must clearly document and demonstrate the following Executive
Core Qualifications (ECQs), not to exceed ten pages total:
ECQ 1: LEADING CHANGE - This core qualification involves the
ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside
the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this
ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to
implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2: LEADING PEOPLE - This core qualification involves the
ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision,
mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide
an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others,
facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive
resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3: RESULTS DRIVEN - This core qualification involves the
ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations.
Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce
high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing
problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN - This core qualification involves the
ability to manage human, financial, and information resources
ECQ 5: BUILDING COALITIONS - This core qualification involves the
ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal
agencies, state, local and tribal governments, nonprofit and
private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international
organizations to achieve common goals.
Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications can be
found at ()
NOTE: Those applicants currently serving under a career Senior
Executive Service appointment, who are eligible for reinstatement
into the Senior Executive Service, or who have successfully
completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program
approved by OPM, need not submit a narrative statement covering
each of the Executive Core Qualifications. However, those
applicants must address the following Mandatory Technical
Mandatory Technical Qualifications:
You will be evaluated on the following Mandatory Technical
Qualifications (MTQs). All candidates must submit a narrative
statement addressing each MTQ. Your responses to the MTQs should be
addressed separately, not to exceed two pages per MTQ.
MTQ 1: Knowledge of the federal legislative process; demonstrated
ability to establish effective interaction and communication with
members of Congress and their staffs collaborating with the Office
of Legislative Affairs to further an organization's agenda, mission
and strategic plans.
MTQ 2: Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and manage effective
and creative communications and media strategies to communicate and
disseminate congressional, intergovernmental or public affairs
information, using a variety of media relations principles and
communications methods, practices and techniques.
MTQ 3: Demonstrated ability to manage a wide variety of highly
complex, and oftentimes sensitive, issues pertaining to agency
policies and programs, which may involve providing authoritative
guidance and recommended actions on controversial matters.
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