Job Opportunities

Grant Management- Program Manager, Department of Finance and Administration
Office of Criminal Justice Programs
State of Tennessee

The OCJP is seeking a highly motivated, collaborative and detail oriented individual to join their team as a Program Manager.

This is an executive service position, pay grade 30, with an average salary range between $40,380 - $52,500 annually, (based on experience and qualifications).

Key Responsibilities:
• Administration of federal and state funding including reporting requirements, compliance requirements, financial oversight, etc.;
• Strategic planning and implementation for state and federal funds directed at victim services and criminal justice projects;
• Distribution of state and federal funding, including contract execution and sub-recipient contract management;
• Training, technical assistance, and monitoring of criminal justice and victim services programs in Tennessee;
• Facilitating stakeholder meetings as assigned;
• Collecting, analyzing, and reporting the funded projects’ performance measures;
• Coordinating with state and local agencies on services;
• Collect and examine data using excel spreadsheets and access database queries; and
• Oversight of the victim services or criminal justice projects, as assigned.
• The position focuses on ensuring sub-recipient compliance with the state contract, federal award requirements and the OCJP Administrative Manual.
• Monthly in state travel is required and occasional out of state travel.

• A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
• Experience equivalent to four years of full-time increasingly responsible professional planning and analytic work, including at least one year supervisory experience.
• Excellent writing skills, math skills and computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Excel, and Access database.
• Knowledge of grants, grant budget documents, determining allowable and unallowable costs and grant writing is preferred.
• Experience in the field of criminal justice or victim services is preferred.

To apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume to by January 28, 2022.



Program Manager (1 position available)
Training Specialist (2 positions available)

The University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) has three open positions it is seeking to fill as soon as possible with highly qualified candidates. One Program Manager and two Training Specialist positions are currently posted on the University of Tennessee’s online Career Section (Links found below). All three positions are based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. However, statewide, nationwide, and potentially international, travel will be required of these positions. The proven ability to work successfully both independently and as a productive LEIC team member is an essential component of all three positions.


Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Program Manager is an integral part of the LEIC’s Leadership Team and has a supervisory role. In addition to leading the delivery of several of LEIC’s cutting-edge Cultural Competency, Leadership, and Operational Skills Courses, the selectee will lead, direct, manage, and develop new partnerships and programs at the LEIC. The Program Manager makes strategic business decisions and leads LEIC’s efforts to generate new revenue through the development of innovative training offerings and services. Depending on the successful candidate’s background, the incumbent may also provide direct instruction to a variety of LEIC stakeholders

Required Qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Adult Education, Training, Curriculum Development, or a related field of study. Additionally, the successful applicant must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience working in the field of law enforcement training development and delivery. A strong background in grant management is required. Applicants for the Program Manager position should submit their applications online NLT 2/7/22. Additional requirements, job description, and application information can be found at:


The two Training Specialist positions have highly similar responsibilities, but will be assigned different primary program and instructional responsibilities. Training Specialists are at the heart of LEIC’s training development and delivery mission. The purpose of each position is for the planning, development, promotion, facilitation, and execution of multiple training courses offered by the LEIC. Responsibilities include: the pre-training events of scheduling training programs, determining and executing the logistical components of scheduling and supporting instructors, recruiting and registering participants, securing training materials, traveling to, and assisting in/facilitating the set-up and delivery of training programs, and post-delivery follow through. Course content delivered includes Cultural Competency, Leadership, Domestic Violence, Crime Scene Operations, and other specialized law enforcement topics. Training Specialists play an integral role in the continued improvement of existing offerings while continually seeking opportunities for LEIC to develop and deliver new and highly relevant programs. Depending on the successful candidates’ background, the incumbent will likely provide direct instruction to a wide variety of LEIC stakeholders. Training Specialists report to a Program Manager.

Required Qualifications include: A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Education, or related field. A Master’s Degree is preferred. Additionally, the successful candidates must have a minimum of four years’ work-related experience in law enforcement and training deliveries.

Applicants for the Training Specialists’ position should submit their applications online NLT 2/5/22. Additional requirements, job description, and application information can be found at:

Interested candidates may also contact LEIC Program Manager Jeff Lindsey ( for additional information