The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking an experienced attorney to work in the Office of Chief Counsel, Diversion and Regulatory Litigation Section (CCD), DEA Headquarters, located in Arlington, Virginia.
The attorney will have first-chair litigation responsibility representing DEA in actions regarding the revocation or denial of DEA registrations to handle controlled substances or listed chemicals. DEA attorneys coordinate closely with Federal and state law enforcement officials and regulatory agencies (including U.S. Attorneys’ Offices), as DEA administrative actions often occur in parallel with civil and criminal investigations and actions, including criminal indictments and civil penalty actions. Attorneys coordinate with DEA investigative personnel during the pendency of investigations; provide legal training concerning Diversion issues to agency investigative personnel, and respond to requests for assistance from DEA Diversion Counsel.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least two (2) years post J.D. legal experience. Applicants must also possess excellent oral and written advocacy and legal research skills. Applicants should have an exceptional academic background. The ideal candidate should have prior experience with government investigations and/or the pharmaceutical industry is helpful but not required; proficiency in computer-aided legal research and computer word-processing. Applicants should also meet eligibility requirements for a Top Secret Clearance.
Applicants must submit a detailed resume, a cover letter highlighting relevant experience, and a legal writing sample to:
Drug Enforcement Administration
Office of Chief Counsel
Chief, Diversion and Regulatory Litigation Section (CCD)
ATTN: Lee Reeves /Associate Chief Counsel
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, Virginia 22152
No telephone calls, please. Applications must be received by October 1, 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.”
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.