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 general attorney within the Civil Litigation Section. This section is located in Arlington, Virginia, provides legal advice and support to DEA management and field offices worldwide.
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.
The attorney will be responsible for providing legal advice and guidance in the following areas that impact the Diversion Program: Bivens, Title VII, FTCA, and other civil matters in the Federal Courts involving DEA and its employees. The attorney will also be responsible for representing DEA before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), and for providing legal counsel to DEA management in a variety of personnel/employment law and other civil matters.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of a bar in good standing (any jurisdiction), and have at least 2 years of post J.D. legal experience or at least 1 year of post-law school judicial clerkship experience. Applicants must also have 1) excellent academic credentials; 2) strong oral and written communication and advocacy skills; 3) superior legal research and analytical skills; and 4) a demonstrated ability to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. Applicants must also meet eligibility requirements for a Top Secret security clearance.
Applicants must submit a detailed resume, a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and a professional legal writing sample to:
Drug Enforcement Administration, Headquarters
Office of Chief Counsel
ATTN: Bettie E. Goldman, Deputy Chief Counsel
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, Virginia 22152
Applications must be received by May 13th, 2016. No telephone calls or emails please.
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.