General Attorney

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Nov 28, 2020
Closes
Dec 06, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Department of Justice (DOJ) agencies post experienced attorney job announcements on the DOJ Careers page.

Please visit https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/attorney-136 on this specific vacancy announcement. The DOJ typically hires hundreds of attorneys each year.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: All groups of qualified individuals.
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Responsibilities

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 (CC), Diversion and Regulatory Policy Section (CCR). This office is located in Arlington, Virginia, and provides legal advice and support to DEA management and field offices worldwide.

Diversion and Regulatory Policy Section - CCR: The attorney(s) will be primarily responsible for serving as legal advisor on all issues related to the diversion of produced controlled substances and listed chemicals into illegitimate channels. Responsibilities will include all regulatory matters mandated under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), including drug and chemical control, drug scheduling actions, and quotas, with a focus on utilizing relevant CSA tools to combat the current opioid epidemic. The attorney(s) will review and provide legal advice on relevant legislative proposals, agency correspondence with the regulated industry, and related agency policies. Additionally, the attorney(s) will review all rules and regulations affecting the legitimate handling of controlled substances and listed chemicals, and evaluate them for compliance with the requirements of federal statutes including the CSA and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).

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

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

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


Qualifications

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Please review the information listed in the vacancy announcement https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/attorney-136

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Please review the information listed in the vacancy announcement at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/attorney-136

Education

Please review the information listed in the vacancy announcement at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/attorney-136

Additional information

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Please review the information listed in the vacancy announcement at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/attorney-136

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Please review the information listed in the vacancy announcement at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/attorney-136

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Please review the information listed in the vacancy announcement at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/attorney-136

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 .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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