<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Justice Management Division (JMD), Debt Collection Management Staff, Private Counsel Program Office, an office responsible for advising the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Controller and other DOJ officials on financial, legal, administrative, and policy issues associated with the formulation, development and execution of policies and programs required to carry out the Department's debt collection responsibility.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Primary duties include: <br /><br />Conducts compliance reviews of contracted Private Counsel and develops written reports of findings and recommendations.<br /><br />Assists with verification of legal actions invoiced by contracted Private Counsel.<br /><br />Provides organizational support for planning, analyzing, coordinating, and evaluating a debt collection program, including maintaining relationships with various stakeholders.<br /><br />Develops and implements comprehensive plans and strategies for long-range projects.<br /><br />Monitors integrated reporting systems for assigned programs and communicate ongoing activities for assigned programs to senior specialists.<br /><br />Assists with complex research on issues and special projects of the program.<br /><br />Reviews contractor's performance through desk audits, findings from site visits, compliance checklists and periodic reports.<br /><br />Creates, analyzes, and prepares a variety of reports utilizing various reporting system tools.<br /><br />Processes and prepare funding documents associated with contracts and payment invoices. <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 12 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a U.S. Citizen or National</li> <li>Must complete a Background Investigation to include drug testing</li> <li>Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable</li> <li>May be required to complete a one year probationary period</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You must meet at least one of the minimum specialized experience OR education requirements for each grade level (i.e., 9 or 11) you wish to apply.<br /><br />Specialized Experience: Experience is experience that equipped you with the knowledge and/or skills to perform the duties of this position successfully and that may include assisting senior-level Program Specialists with carrying-out the program's activities; monitoring and assessing the program's effectiveness; auditing and evaluating debt collection programs; developing executable reports; and developing reports with various office technologies/equipment.<br /><br />We will determine whether you possess specialized experience based on the examples shown above and at which grade level based on the complexity of your demonstrated experience, skills, and knowledge shown in your resume.<br /><br />Minimum <strong>Specialized</strong> <strong>Experience </strong>Requirements <br /><br />For the GS-9 level, <br /><br />You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade-level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Government.<br /><br />For the GS-11 level, <br /><br />You must have a least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade-level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Government.<br /><br />OR<br /><br />Minimum <strong>Education</strong> Requirement <br /><br />For the GS-9 level, <br /><br />A master's degree; or possess two full years of progressively higher level graduate education; or LL.B or J.D., if related to this position.<br /><br />For the GS-11 level, <br /><br />A Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree; or possess three full years of progressively higher level graduate education; or LL.M, if related to this position.<br /><br />A combination of equivalent education and experience may be qualifying for both grade-levels. For example, 24 semester hours* of graduate education and six months of specialized experience may qualify you for the position. <strong>Please Note</strong> : One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study (18 semester hours is generally considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study).<br /><br />*When combining education (semester or quarter hours) and experience to qualify for the position, your first full year of graduate education can not be credited towards the education requirement for the GS-9 level and your first full two years of graduate education can not be credited towards the education requirement for the GS-11 level. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.<br /><br />OR<br /><br />Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at https: www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .<br /><br />All documentation must be in English or include an English translation. https: www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html . <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Career Transition Assistance Programs:</strong> These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http: www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .<br /><br /><strong>Veteran Preference:</strong> If you are entitled to or claim veteran preference (VP), you should indicate the type of veteran preference (5 or 10 points) you are claiming on your résumé. In order to determine your eligibility, you can find additional information at: http: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/ .<br /><br /><strong>NOTE:</strong> To verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214(Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions. (1) If you are claiming 10-point preference, you must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 in addition to the supporting documentation required and identified on the reserves side of the SF-15, Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference. (2) If you are claiming 10-point DERIVED PREFERENCE as a relative you must submit Member Copy of the veteran's DD-214, and an SF-15, Application for 10-point veteran preference" in addition to the supporting documentation required and identified on the reverse side of this form. If you fail to do so, you will receive consideration as a non-veteran.<br /><br /><strong>DOJ EEO Statement/Policy:</strong> http: www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf <br /><br /><strong>Reasonable Accommodation Statement:</strong> Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.<br /><br /><strong>Schedule A:</strong> DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes to resumebenderconsult.com, and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information is found at: www.benderconsult.com .<br /><br /><strong>Selective Service:</strong> If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: www.sss.gov . <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.<br /><br />All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):<br /><br /><ul><li>Planning and Evaluating</li><li>Research</li><li>Technology Application</li></ul><br /><br /><strong>Please Note:</strong> The Selecting Official may select additional candidates if more positions become available within 90 days after the HR office issues the selection certificate. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Credentialing <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Resume showing relevant experience. Your resume showing relevant experience and dates the experience was obtained. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. (cover letter optional).</li> <li>Veteran documentation, (if applicable).</li> <li>CTAP/ICTAP documentation, (if applicable)</li> <li>Schedule (A) Documentation (if applicable)</li> <li>An unofficial college transcript (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.) (Use if education is being credited for the purpose of meeting minimum qualification requirements or if grade point average is being used to determine superior academic achievement.)</li> <li>Your Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.