The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking an attorney to work in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Office of Chief Counsel, as a general Attorney in its Administrative General Law Section (CCA). This section is located in Arlington, Virginia, within a block from a Metro station, and provides legal advice and support to DEA management and field offices worldwide.
CCA attorneys provide legal advice and guidance on the full range of administrative and general law subjects, including procurement and fiscal law, employment and personnel law, environmental law, the Privacy Act, and security clearance law. CCA attorneys also represent the agency before the various Boards of Contract Appeals and litigate Freedom of Information Act cases in Federal court. The applicant chosen for this position will support DEA's Diversion Control Division, whose vital mission is to prevent, detect, and investigate the diversion of controlled pharmaceuticals and listed chemicals from legitimate sources while ensuring an adequate and uninterrupted supply for legitimate medical, commercial, and scientific needs.
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 communication and 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 two years of legal experience is required, and experience in the above noted areas is preferred but not required.
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:
Headquarters, Drug Enforcement Administration
Office of Chief Counsel
ATTN: Patrick J. Forrest
Associate Chief Counsel, Administrative General Law Section
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, Virginia 22152
Applications must be received by October 20, 2017. No telephone calls, emails, or other electronic submission please. 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 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."