To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law, ensure public safety against foreign and domestic threats, provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
Headquarters: Washington, D.C. DOJ components (including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA); Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF); U.S. Marshals Service; and Bureau of Prisons): nationwide. Highest concentration of DOJ employees: District of Columbia, California, Texas, Virginia, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois and Georgia.
The Department of Justice ranked 8th out of 30 agencies in the 2010 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings with an index score of 69.3.
DOJ has identified workforce skills gaps and future skill needs. These efforts guide its recruitment and outreach efforts. Throughout the department, components use a variety of recruitment and outreach strategies to effectively target diverse and talented individuals for key occupational areas. DOJ continues to review its recruitment process and reports on recruitment “best practices” within the agency. The use of automation is being emphasized to more effectively target recruitment efforts and reduce the time it takes to hire new employees.
To attract the best talent, DOJ makes extensive use of pay and recruitment flexibilities. In FY 2007 and 2008, DOJ provided 541 recruitment incentives totaling more than $4.3 million. In that same period, DOJ granted 5,073 student loan repayments totaling more than $23 million, making it one of the leaders within the federal government in its use of the Student Loan Repayment Program.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to recruit actively for the following positions: (1) compliance and law enforcement (criminal investigators, correctional officers, and staff for the Bureau of Prisons); (2) legal (attorneys and paralegals); (3) intelligence analysts; and (4) administrative support staff. DOJ is experiencing a six percent or lower attrition rate annually. Hiring challenges continue to be related to combating terrorism. Filling positions that require foreign language and intelligence analysis expertise, as well as FBI counterterrorism agents, remain a priority.
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Intelligence Analysis is classified under the Social Science family of occupations by the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Classification Guide, but it is listed under Security and Protection as that is more descriptive of the duties.
Demographics source: FedScope, OPM
Source: Fedscope 09/08
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