Diversion Investigator

Arlington, Virginia
Sep 25, 2020
Oct 01, 2020
Full Time


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.

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The Staff Coordinator position is open in the following location:
The Diversion Control Division (DC), Pharmaceutical Investigations Section (DOP), Arlington, VA.
  • Serving as Staff Coordinator reporting directly to the Section Chief or other Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) official, as appropriate; Subject matter expert in all aspects of the Diversion Control Program that has as its purpose the attainment of maximum results in the execution of the Agency's broad and complex investigative responsibilities;
  • Maintaining familiarity with the contents of the various Agency manuals as well as revisions, and other correspondence relative to policy issues, instructions, etc.
  • Developing and maintaining productive working relationships with federal, state, and local agencies, the registrant community, and other contacts; Promoting information exchanges, providing investigative expertise, and encouraging cooperative investigative actions; Serving as the Agency's official representative in such contacts and frequently as the Agency's personal representative at conferences, committees, meeting, etc.
  • Identifying and recommending to the Unit and Section Chief specific needs and requirements as deemed necessary to support DC's program objectives; Reviewing current policies in their area of expertise and recommending appropriate changes to the Section Chief; Communicating new policies, regulations, and procedures, i.e., DEA regulations, legislative proposals, agency and office procedures and policies relevant to DC programs and operations, when necessary for assigned program area(s).

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Background and/or Security Clearance
  • Open to DEA Employees and CTAP Eligibles
  • Drug testing designated position
  • Successful completion of a one-year supervisory probationary period is required (unless already completed)
  • Successful completion of the mandatory Basic Diversion Investigator Training Course.
  • Mobility Agreement


GS-14: Must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level or pay band in the Federal service that includes performing the following duties: planning, conducting, and overseeing investigations involving a vast range of subjects that encompass large, complex, and multi-mission organizations and can lead to cases of multi-jurisdictional, national, or international significance; overseeing development of investigations, statistical data, and reports to evaluate and determine goals and objectives; planning subordinate work assignments, and setting priorities and deadlines; and using breadth of technical and investigative knowledge, skills, and tools to discern and resolve conflicting facts or evidence.

Competencies: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competencies in the following areas:

  • Compliance Inspection
  • Leadership
  • Oral Communication
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Writing


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)


Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement

SELECTIVE SERVICE: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in postage-paid Government envelopes.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions.

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the eligibility and job qualifications listed within this announcement.

Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

Failure to provide all required documents and information requested by the closing date will result in your application not receiving full consideration.

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Required Documents:
    • DEA-369
    • Resume
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Other supporting documents:
    • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
  • NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job guide.

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