Senior Law Clerk Supporting the DEA
- Full Time
Be a part of the nationwide law enforcement initiative that removes the tools of crime from criminal organizations, depriving wrongdoers of proceeds from their crime and impacting the infrastructure of criminal enterprises.Focused on delivering unsurpassed services in support of law enforcement and homeland security, FSA Federal, a rapidly growing joint venture owned by trusted solutions providers SAIC and Amentum, has a vacancy for a Senior Law Clerk. In this role, you will be supporting the overall mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).Responsibilities Provides assistance to the attorney while reviewing the work of paralegals and clerks.Performs expert legal research and writing at a high level on extremely sophisticated issues.Reviews investigative reports from various agencies, prepares summaries of those reports, and notes matters requiring close department review.Conducts high-level analysis of facts, evidence, and legal authorities in connection with domestic and international investigations.Uses facts, evidence, and legal authorities to create persuasive legal memoranda, motions, and briefs.Drafts reports, develops training curricula, and prepares responses to Congressional and citizen correspondence. Analyzes and drafts comments regarding legislative proposals.Prepares correspondence for a variety of issues that require a government official signature.Coordinates with other support components in order to complete work requirements.Performs other duties as assigned.Requirements Bar Certified with Law degreeTwo-years' post-JD experienceExperience conducting legal research using various research tools and law library resources, to include Lexis-Nexis and West LawExcellent communication skills; oral and written, to include legal writing skillsStrong organizational and prioritization skills, and ability to work with minimal supervisionExperience with the Microsoft Office suite of applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and other common software applications, to include databasesAbility to work in a team environment, deliver the highest quality of work, and maintain a professional disposition under extreme pressureThis position requires US Citizenship and a 7 (or 10) year minimum background investigation.Agency OverviewThe Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is responsible for conducting national and international investigations targeting global drug trafficking networks and drug-related terrorism involved in the illegal growing, manufacturing, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States.A component of DEA's strategic mission is the use of the Asset Forfeiture Program,implementing major investigative strategies against drug networks and cartels,resulting in significant seizure and forfeiture activities.