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Agency Marketing Statement

Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Supervisory Physical Scientist, GS-1301-15

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Washington, Dist of Columbia
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US Citizens
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Permanent - No time limit
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Full Time

Agency Marketing Statement:


  • Serves as the Office Director of Investigative and Forensic Sciences (OIFS) in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Washington DC. The Office Director manages all aspects of OIFS's strategic initiatives and programmatic operations. As a nationally recognized consultant and expert in forensic sciences, represents OIFS, NIJ, and OJP in developing and leveraging the technical expertise of OIFS on critical issues in a wide variety of internal and external forums.

    Serves as the expert and leading authority in overall program definition, organization, management, and strategic direction. Writes/drafts legislation, public policy statements and guidance for principals and senior policy-makers. Designs and oversees a variety of management control and tracking systems and coordinates planning and administrative matters within NIJ. Recognizes and identifies technology requirements in advocating future projects and activities.
  • Participates in national and international working groups, conferences, and meetings to represent NIJ and present NIJ sponsored research findings. Consults with the forensic science community on creating and strengthening forensic science-related programs to ensure maximum impact on the criminal justice system. Conducts outreach to and engages with key NIJ forensic science stakeholders to enhance relationships better understand constituents' needs and challenges.
  • Serves as the agency expert and coordinator in providing intellectual leadership and focus to initiate dialogue; generate policy; and initiate research activities that will be economically feasible to support sustainable development within the forensic sciences.
  • Supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-13 and GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates.

Contact Information:

Gail L. Williams
(202) 598-9412

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