VCU Department of Forensic Science

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE This is an excepted service appointment under the Department of Justice Pathways Recent Graduate Program. After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual may, at agency discretion, be converted to a term or permanent appointment. A recent grad converted to a term appointment may be subsequently converted non-competitively into a permanent competitive service position before the term expires.


This position is located in the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP). 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 and works in close partnership with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Department of Defense.

As a Program Analyst (Forensics), you will:

  • Support the development of detailed plans, goals and objectives for the long-range implementation and administration of ICITAP forensic programs.
  • Assist the Assistant Director for Forensics with the oversight of forensic science development and training activities in ICITAP’s specialized programs.
  • Provide technical direction to contract advisors and trainers assigned to the program.
  • Coordinate collaborative initiatives and identify innovative techniques for delivering developmental assistance.
  • Provide analysis and evaluations to management encompassing forensics program milestones, schedules, and budgetary resources planning and execution required for effective management, operations, and decision making in support of forensics programs.


To be eligible for this recent graduate position, one of the following requirements must be met:

  1. Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. (Current students may apply if they are in their final semester, with a graduation date of Fall 2021. Include your expected graduation date on your resume and provide current transcripts. You must receive your degree prior to appointment.)
  2. Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.


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