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 an attorney in its Domestic Criminal Law Section (CCM), located in Arlington, Virginia.
CCM 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.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction), and have at least 4 years of post-J.D. legal experience. Applicants must also have 1) experience in criminal law, with Federal prosecutorial experience preferred; 2) excellent academic credentials; 3) strong oral and written communication skills; 4) superior legal research and analytical skills; 5) experience in dealing with complex legal and policy issues; and 6) familiarity with legal issues arising from use of electronic surveillance and other investigative technology and/or the Internet in narcotics investigations. Proficiency in computer-aided legal research and computer word processing is required. Applicants should also meet eligibility requirements for a Top Secret Clearance.
Applicants must submit a detailed resume, a cover letter highlighting relevant experience, a professional legal writing sample, and a certificate of good standing from their bar to:
Drug Enforcement Administration (Headquarters)
Office of Chief Counsel
ATTN: Michelle O. Gutzmer, Associate Chief Counsel
8701 Morrissette Drive, E-12045
Springfield, Virginia 22152-1080
No telephone calls, please. Applications must be received by January 20, 2017.
There will be no relocation expenses authorized for the selected individual.
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 can be located at www.dea.gov under "Jobs". The link to the questionnaire is located in the paragraph on the page.