DOJ Distinguished IT Fellows Program

The Department of Justice is excited to announce the Distinguished Information Technology Fellows Program.  This program is designed to increase the Department’s Information Technology innovations, challenges, and improve overall effectiveness.  The employees in this Program interact with Department of Justice Leadership, Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Officers of other DOJ Components, and private sector stakeholders to identify Department-wide improvement strategies based on proven practices.  You will lead working groups to advance these initiatives across the Department and will establish performance goals and facilitate implementation of new technology, processes, and programs across government.

This Program requires individuals who can leverage their private sector experience to bring best practices into the Federal government. The goal of the Program and its associated initiatives is to re-engineer and optimize existing technology, and implement new technologies based on proven models from the private and non-profit sectors.  

Positions are generally intended for a two year TERM assignment with the possibility of a one or two year extension but must not exceed a total of four years.  All positions are located in the Washington, DC area.  Multiple selections will be made.

Currently, there are no available positions at this time. 



  • Submit your resume via email to  The email subject line must include the position number, title, and grade of the position for which you are applying and must be received within the open dates.
  • Veteran Preference Documentation (i.e., DD-214 , if applicable)

If you are interested in applying for more than one position, you must submit separate resumes for each position during the open period.  Failure to comply with the application submission requirement, may remove your name from further consideration.


  • Applicants will be hired under the Excepted Service, Schedule A Authority.
  • TERM appointments are generally eligible for Federal government benefits to include health and life insurance, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, sick and annual leave and annual pay adjustments.
  • Fellows Program participants who are employed under this appointment cannot be converted to another Schedule A appointment and employment under this appointment does not confer any rights in the competitive service when this appointment expires.
  • All participants who are selected are subject to successful completion of an appropriate pre-employment background investigation, suitability adjudication, and drug testing.
  • Relocation expenses may be considered.


VETERANS PREFERENCE will be applied as required by 5 CFR Part 302


REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT:  Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should send an email to the address provided above.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Updated June 8, 2017

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