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BJA Careers

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) strengthens the Nation’s criminal justice system and helps America’s state, local, and tribal jurisdictions reduce and prevent crime, reduce recidivism, and promote a fair and safe criminal justice system.

Learn about the different types of career opportunities available at BJA in our video. See below for details about the current openings (when available), how to apply, and the benefits of working at BJA.


Current Job Openings

All job vacancy announcements for BJA and other program offices within the Office of Justice Programs are posted on the USAJOBS website.

BJA is currently seeking candidates for the following position: 

Applicants must apply to each vacancy announcement for which they would like to receive consideration. 

How to Apply

Each job announcement captures detailed instructions about how to apply for the position. Additionally, the USAJOBS Help Center provides step-by-step guidance and answers to frequently asked questions on how to complete any task on USAJOBS, from creating and managing an account, to searching for opportunities, developing a resume, and submitting an application.

Internship Opportunities

See the Department of Justice Legal Careers page to learn about opportunities through BJA's Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program as a Law Student Volunteer:

  • Fall 2024 semester applications were due by April 30, 2024
  • Spring 2025 semester applications are due by September 30, 2024


Why Work at BJA?

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Starting a career at BJA offers:

  • A dynamic and engaging work environment.
  • The ability to achieve work-life balance.
  • A diverse workforce comprised of talented employees representing a wide array of professional disciplines.
  • Opportunities to help transform and impact communities across the nation.

Get Notified

Subscribe to NewsFromBJA and follow our social media accounts to stay informed about openings.

Also, through USAJOBS, you have the ability to save a search and receive a notification when a new job appears in your search. When you save a search, USAJOBS will automatically look for jobs that match the keywords and other criteria in your search. They will then email you (daily, weekly, or monthly based on your preferences) when there are new jobs that match what you’re seeking.

Date Modified: July 16, 2024
Date Created: August 11, 2020