Job Overview


Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!!

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Office of the Deputy Director for Community Advancement. The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is the office of the U.S. Department of Justice that advances the practice of community policing in America’s state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. The COPS Office does its work principally by sharing information and making grants to police departments around the United States.

If you wish to be considered under the competitive procedures please see vacancy announcement COPS-14-1089619(SS) DEU.


If selected for this position, you will serve as the Deputy Director for Community Policing Advancement (CPA) for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). As the Deputy Director for CPA, the incumbent reports to the Principal Deputy Director, and retains responsibility for the management and supervision of the Partnerships and Technical Assistance Division, Research and Development Division and Directorate level staff.

The Deputy Director for Community Policing Advancement is responsible for the supervision and oversight of immediate staff, the Partnerships and Technical Assistance and Research and Development Divisions.  The incumbent serves as a key advisor to the Principal Deputy Director and Director regarding the management and direction of the daily program operations involving partnership development and COPS programs involved in providing technical assistance to law enforcement agencies and their communities; implementing and managing cooperative agreements and community policing development grant operations; and research and development programs.

As the Deputy Director for Community Policing Advancement, participates in developing program guidelines and performs general oversight of the research and development, technical assistance and publications programs and supervises Assistant Directors in their day to day operational program direction of staff, resources and COPS grant programs.  This includes supervision of COPS substantial investments in the delivery of community policing products and services, including training, educational materials, resolving issues resulting from implementations of grant programs; and ensuring that grantees are fulfilling their grant requirements.

Additionally, supervises the development and implementation of strategic goals regarding various programs according to defined performance measures.  Incumbent also ensure that the measures and goals development in accordance with the COPS mission, vision and guiding principles and it responsible for executing such goals.

Incumbent develops problem-solving strategies involving the effectiveness and efficiency of the Partnerships and Technical Assistance Division and the Research and Development Division; participates with executive and senior management in the allocation of resources to meet new, continuing or changing programs or priorities and works closely with Deputy Directors to formulate and execute the agency’s mission.

Additionally, the position requires maintaining liaison with staff of DOJ and other departments/agencies including external entities to resolve problems, formulate policies and implement new programs; and serving as a representative of the COPS Office at high level meetings or public appearances.

Incumbent is responsible for championing equal opportunity goals and is responsible for assuring equal opportunity in employment, development and advancement of staff. 

May act on behalf of the Principal Deputy Director as requested and as assigned may represent the Principal Deputy Director and/or Director at executive-level briefings or meetings.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • *

Relocation Authorized

  • No