These positions are located within the Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Office of the Administrator.
Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LBGTQ+ individuals, and persons with disabilities.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
These positions serves as Attorney Advisors in the Office of the Administrator, and serves as Deputy Chiefs of Staff. These incumbents serves as a close, confidential advisors to and representatives of the Administrator. Also, these incumbents will review administrative cases, perform legal analysis, research and writing on administrative law issues, as well as perform analysis of highly classified information regarding drug trafficking. Further, these incumbents will lead enterprise-wide projects and initiatives that align with DEA priorities and objectives.
All applicants must be an active member of a bar in good standing (any jurisdiction) and possess: 1) a J.D. degree; 2) excellent academic credentials; 3) strong oral and written advocacy skills; 4) superior legal research and analytical skills; and 5) a demonstrated ability to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. A minimum of five (5) years of legal experience is required, and experience in administrative law is preferred but not required.
- Applicants must submit a detailed resume, a cover letter, the below-described Drug Questionnaire, and a legal writing sample by email to DEA.ChiefCounsel.Resumes@usdoj.gov.
- A copy of the drug questionnaire can be located at Employment Requirements (dea.gov). The link to the questionnaire is located under "Employment Requirements." Click on the blue highlighted "DEA Drug Questionnaire" link.
- Applicants must submit a SF-50 and annotate on their resume if they are a current or former Political Appointee (within the last 5 years).
Current or former Political Appointees (if applicable) - please note on your resume and attach a SF-50. OPM must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.