This position is located in the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, Tribal Unit. Created in 1995, OVW implements the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and subsequent legislation and provides national leadership against domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Since its inception, OVW has launched a multifaceted approach to responding to these crimes. OVW grants help provide victims with the protection and services they need to pursue safe and healthy lives and enable communities to hold offenders accountable. OVW seeks to broaden public attention to its grant programs by forging state, local and tribal partnerships and interaction among police, prosecutors, the judiciary, victim advocates, healthcare providers, faith leaders, the public and the media. The mission of OVW is to lead a comprehensive national effort to combine tough new Federal laws with assistance to states and localities to fight domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The organization seeks to broaden public attention to on-going programs through interaction with law enforcement and advocacy groups, the public, and the media.
One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy.
Filling this position is subject to funding availability.
The incumbent will serve as a Grant Program Specialist in the Tribal Unit responsible for policy, programmatic development, oversight, planning, implementation and assessment of grant programs related to domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes committed against women. The Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Grant Program grants are used to increase awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault against American Indian and Alaska Native women; enhance the response to violence against women at the tribal, federal, and state levels; and identify and provide technical assistance to coalition membership and tribal communities to enhance access to essential services.
As a Grant Program Specialist, you will perform the following: