General Attorney

Arlington, Virginia
Jul 17, 2019
Jul 23, 2019
Full Time


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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking an experienced attorney to work in the Office of Chief Counsel, International and Intelligence Law Section (CCI/CCN), DEA Headquarters, located in Arlington, Virginia. Weekly travel to other DEA offices in the Northern Virginia area is expected.

Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

The attorney will be responsible for advising DEA's 90 offices in over 75 countries worldwide on all aspects of international law. The attorney will provide legal, policy, and operational advice on criminal law issues raised by DEA law enforcement operations abroad, including the application of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments overseas; undercover investigative activities; lures; money laundering; maritime operations; and use of sensitive equipment in foreign countries. The attorney will draft, negotiate, and counsel on international agreements; coordinate international and interagency transactions; interpret and advise on agency as well as interagency policy; and provide domestic and foreign training as requested. The attorney will also provide legal advice about gathering, analyzing and disseminating tactical, investigative, and strategic drug information and evidence to federal, state, local, tribal and foreign law enforcement counterpart agencies.

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.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • 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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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

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If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

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