The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking an experienced attorney to work in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Office of Chief Counsel, as a supervisory attorney (Assistant Deputy Chief Counsel). This position, located in Arlington, Virginia, provides legal advice and support to DEA management and field offices worldwide.
The Office of Chief Counsel provides legal support in all criminal law and procedure issues for the Drug Enforcement Administration and its field offices. This includes issues arising from drug-related and money laundering statutes, investigative methods and techniques, search and seizure, electronic surveillance, interview and interrogation, testimony and expert witnesses, tangible and digital evidence, discovery and disclosure obligations under Giglio, Jencks and Brady, legislative proposals relating to criminal law and procedure, and Federal sentencing guidelines. The position responsibilities also include preparation and presentation of legal training materials and legal review of operational policies and procedures. This position will supervise the sections providing this support.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction), have at least 10 years of post J.D. legal experience, and have at least one year experience in grade as a GS‑905‑14 attorney or equivalent at time of selection. Applicants must also have 1) Significant experience in criminal law, preferably federal; 2) Demonstrated excellent management skills and academic credentials; 3) Strong oral and written communication and advocacy skills; 4) Superior legal research and analytical skills; 5) Experience in dealing with complex legal and policy issues; and 6) Ability to formulate and implement Department of Justice and DEA policies on all matters pertaining to assigned areas. Proficiency in computer‑aided legal research and computer word processing is preferred.
Applicants must submit a detailed resume and cover letter highlighting relevant experience, a professional legal writing sample, and a certificate of good standing from their bar to:
HQs, Drug Enforcement Administration
Office of Chief Counsel
ATTN: Robert C. Gleason, Acting Chief Counsel
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, Virginia 22152
Also, you can send resumes electronically to DEA.ChiefCounsel.Resumes@usdoj.gov. No telephone calls please. Applications must be received by July 13, 2018.
Applicants who are found, through investigation or personal admission, to have experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those medically prescribed, will not be considered for employment with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Exceptions to this policy may be made for applicants who admit to limited youthful and experimental use of marijuana. Such applicants may be considered for employment if there is no evidence of regular, confirmed usage and the full-field background investigation and results of the other steps in the process are otherwise favorable.
Compliance with this policy is an essential requirement of the position. All applicants must complete the DEA Drug Questionnaire and submit that Questionnaire with their application package. A copy of the drug questionnaire can be located at http://www.justice.gov/dea, under “Careers.” The link to the questionnaire is located under “Employment Requirements.”