General Attorney

Arlington, Virginia
Jul 05, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It's tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans.

Do your career "Justice" by working with DOJ, which has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Come and join the nation's law enforcement agency, where our most important resource is our people. The Department leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. Become a member of a team where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission. All applicants for employment with DEA must possess and maintain the highest levels of character and conduct. DEA will evaluate applicants' qualifications based on these qualities. Once a conditional offer is made, DEA will conduct a continuous evaluation of information, as it is obtained, to ensure that the prospective employees with DEA meet the agency-specific qualifications in the areas of character and conduct. To this end, an unfavorable decision in any of the areas that follow will be deemed as disqualifying: Drug Policy Requirements (as specified in this announcement), Credit History, Candor and Honesty, Work History, History with the Law, and other qualities that would detract from the integrity and efficiency of the DEA.

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WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: All groups of qualified individuals.

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Security Clearance
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Drug testing designated position
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    Top Secret


    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.

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