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Job Title:Assistant Program Manager

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:14-ICI-RD-058

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$85,544.00 to $111,203.00 / Per Year


Monday, July 14, 2014 to Monday, July 28, 2014




Full Time - Excepted Service Term NTE Time Limited




1 vacancy in the following location:
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United States Citizens


Top Secret





This position is for an initial term of one year with the possibility of extension based on continued funding.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) mission to enforce the law, and to defend the interests of the United States and its citizens in accordance with the law, is carried out by approximately 104,000 talented and diverse men and women, working in 40 separate component organizations and in numerous and varied law enforcement, legal, and administrative mission-critical occupations. DOJ leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. With such an important mission to achieve, it is critical for DOJ to recruit a highly-skilled workforce. Become a member of our team, where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission.

Consider joining the DOJ Criminal Division. One of seven litigating Divisions in the Department, the Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes complex criminal matters and assists the 93 United States Attorney Offices in investigations, trials, and appeals. In addition to its direct litigation responsibilities, the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy and provides advice and assistance in sensitive areas of law enforcement; advises the Attorney General, Congress, the Office of Management and Budget and the White House on matters of criminal law; provides legal advice and assistance to federal prosecutors and investigative agencies; and provides leadership for coordinating international as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement matters.

The International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) works with foreign governments to develop professional and transparent law enforcement institutions that protect human rights, combat corruption, and reduce the threat of transnational crime and terrorism. ICITAP supports both national security and foreign policy objectives. ICITAP works in close partnership with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Department of Defense. These agencies fund ICITAP's programs.


  • 50% or Greater
  • Local travel within the assigned region may be required.


  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses ARE authorized.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You are required to take a drug test.
  • You are required to pass a State Department medical clearance.


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As the Assistant Program Manager, you are responsible for assisting the Program Manager with the following:
• Managing a police development project based in a foreign country, acting as an authoritative representative directing the delivery of training and technical assistance activities.
• Reviewing, creating, and improving law enforcement policies and programs as they pertain to career development and training programs for police academies.
• Developing methods and recommending implementation procedures for use in special training operations.
• Advising the ICITAP director, deputy director, and assistant director for regional operations on all aspects of project development.
• Reviewing current personnel and resource allocations among law enforcement agencies and programs and working closely with senior officials of the foreign government involved.
• Serving as the ICITAP representative on embassy working groups & committees, as directed by the ambassador.


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Minimum Qualification: Minimum qualification requires at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience such as police operations, law enforcement, and criminal investigation, which is directly related to the line of work of this position.

Language Proficiency: To be found fully qualified for this position, applicants must demonstrate, in the body of their resume that they are fluent in the Spanish language (does NOT require a native speaker), in both spoken and written form. Applicants not addressing this language proficiency will be determined not to be qualified for the position and will not receive further consideration.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates must possess supervisory and management experience, as well as a thorough familiarity with the implementation of change management in a civilian law enforcement organization. Individuals considered for selection and nomination as an assistant program manager should possess a bachelors degree or advanced degree from an accredited university or college. The candidate's degree should be in a law enforcement related field of study, such as criminal justice, law enforcement, police or forensic science and be supplemented by full-time work experience (i.e. a minimum of 7-10 years of active civilian law enforcement experience, 3-5 years of which must have been in a mid-level and/or senior managerial position as a sworn civilian law enforcement officer in a U.S. civilian law enforcement organization).

Candidates must have experience as a former mid-level and/or senior-level executive or manager in a U.S. civilian law enforcement organization, or as a current or former ICITAP program manager or assistant program manager. Candidates should ideally have held the rank of chief of police, deputy chief of police, assistant chief of police, commander, sergeant, captain, or lieutenant. A thorough understanding is required in the operation and management of contemporary civilian law enforcement
organizations, particularly in the areas of administration, field operations, planning, budgeting, financial oversight and training management.

Candidates should have experience in the area of civilian law enforcement community relations, community policing and problem solving. Past experience as a law enforcement trainer or police training academy commander is also desirable.

Other Requirements:

  • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for, or exempt from, the Selective Service. 


You will be evaluated using Category Rating Procedures. The categories are as follows: Qualified, Highly Qualified, and Best Qualified. Your application will be evaluated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the basic qualifications for the position listed in this announcement. Please note: Basic qualifications will be determined based on a comparison of your resume against the quality and extent of experience or related education as reflected in the position requirements. If you are found to be qualified for this position, your resume and supporting documentation will be further assessed and compared to the responses of your occupational/assessment questionnaire. The rating you receive will be based on your responses to the questionnaire. The rating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position, and will determine the quality category in which you place. Using Category Rating procedures, we will determine the "Best Qualified" candidates, who will then be referred for selection. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


Conditions of Employment:

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

  • This position is in the excepted service and the appointment is time limited. Initial appointment is one year with program continuation contingent upon available funding.
  • Post differential and/or hazard pay allowances may be applicable, depending upon the assigned geographic duty location.
  • Relocation expenses ARE authorized.

If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your resume. 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. In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.


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We will consider the first 50 applications for this position. We will cut off acceptance of applications at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time on the day we receive the 50th application. If you are interested in applying, we strongly recommend that you do so as early as possible. Given anticipated interest, we expect to reach the cut-off number quickly. 

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes the Assessment Questionnaire and the Required Documents indicated below. The application package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on Monday, July 28, 2014OR when the cut off number is reached, whichever comes first. 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following 1159541. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. 

If you cannot apply online:
1.Click the following link to view and print the Assessment Questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2.Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire:  and
3.Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:
1. Your Résumé (Cover Letter is optional) - applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of experience or related education as reflected in their resume. Applicants are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show the possession of knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position.
2. Completed Assessment Questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire
3. Documentation of eligibility for special hiring authorities (if applicable) to prove appointment eligibility. Examples include: Schedule A disability letter, Peace Corps volunteer letter, military spouse hiring authority documentation, etc.
4. Veterans' Preference Documentation (if applicable).
5. SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable).


Human Resources
Phone: (202)514-2811
TDD: (202) 808-0538
Agency Information:
The Criminal Division
1400 New York Ave
Suite 5000
Washington, DC


We will notify you of your status as a candidate after each step of the recruitment process (receipt of application, determination of basic qualifications, notice of forward to selecting official, and final selection). After extending a tentative job offer and receiving acceptance by the selectee, we will conduct an employment suitability/security background investigation to confirm that the selectee meets all requirements to fill the position. We expect to make a final job offer once all such reviews have been completed.

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