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Each day almost 500 civilian employees serve the Metropolitan Police Department in a broad variety of engaging administrative, technical and operational positions. Every member plays an integral and important role in day-to-day operations of the Department.  MPD actively recruits and seeks qualified applicants to serve in civilian capacities.

Some examples of civilian employment opportunities with the Department are:

  • Administrative support staff
  • Cellblock processing technicians
  • Compliance monitors
  • Community outreach specialists
  • Crime scene technicians
  • Forensic scientists
  • Intelligence analysts
  • IT project managers
  • IT software developers
  • Management analysts
  • Policy writers
  • Victims specialists
  • And many more…

Civilian employees enjoy a wide range of benefits offered by the District of Columbia Government. Some benefits include:

  • Annual leave and sick leave
  • Commuter benefits program
  • Dental and optical coverage
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health 
  • Long-term disability insurance program
  • Paid holidays
  • 457(b) deferred compensation plan

Current vacancies include the following positions:

  • Legal Instruments Examiner
    Grade: 07
    Requisition Number: JO-1610-6818
    Closing Date: 10/28/2016
  • Supervisory Crime Data Reporting Analyst
    Grade: 14
    Requisition Number: JO-1610-6890
    Closing Date: 11/25/2016
  • Program Clerical Assistant
    Grade: 08
    Requisition Number: JO-1610-6881
    Closing Date: 10/21/2016
  • IT Specialist (Applications Software)
    Grade: 13
    Requisition Number:  JO-1609-6505
    Closing Date: 10/23/2016
  • Program Manager (RMS)
    Grade: 14
    Requisition Number: JO-1607-6012
    Closing Date: 10/22/2016

For details on these positions and a full listing of current civilian opportunities, please visit For information about the DC Government's Applicant Tracking System, visit the DCHR Employment Opportunities website. Additionally individuals may contact the the MPD's Human Resources Division at (202) 727-4261 to discuss opportunities available within the Department.