Job Overview


About the Agency

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. OJP works in partnership with the justice community to identify the most pressing crime-related challenges confronting the justice system and to provide information, training, coordination, and innovative strategies and approaches for addressing these challenges. OJP is seeking results-oriented professionals to join our team and build solutions to address evidence-based, "smart on crime" approaches in criminal and juvenile justice.

This position is located in the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Policy Office. This position will work on bulding the knowledge of BJA staff on policy issues regarding forensic science.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on


(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Plans, coordinates and oversees implementation and assessment of assigned national level criminal justice policy initiatives. Oversees BJA's role in disseminating training, technical assistance, and direct grant funding related to forensic services. Analyzes and evaluates, on a quantitative or qualitative basis, the effectiveness of programs or operations in meeting established goals, measures, and objectives, recommending ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of policy or program strategies.

Provides advice and guidance, including interpretations, opinions, or decisions, regarding programs or policies. Provides advice and guidance on criminal justice topics related to the delivery of forensic services and the use of forensic evidence in criminal justice practice throughout all stages of the criminal justice system. Assesses stakeholder needs, legislative requirements, and current data and research. Consultations involve assessment of program or policy conditions, phenomena, or anomalies.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Less than 10 days per year.

Relocation Authorized

  • No