Attorney

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Jun 06, 2021
Closes
Jun 14, 2021
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-150 for 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 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking an attorney to work in the Office of Chief Counsel (CC), Administrative and General Law Section (CCA). This office is located in Arlington, Virginia, and provides legal advice and support to DEA management and field offices worldwide.

The attorney's primary role will be to work collaboratively with others in DEA's Office of Chief Counsel to provide legal advice to the Diversion Control Division and other DEA components on all aspects of a nationwide multidistrict opioid-related litigation (MDL). The attorney will have varied responsibilities, including but not limited to, responding to discovery requests, drafting motions, creating privilege logs, preparing witnesses for deposition and trial, and attending depositions, hearings, or trial as may be needed. The attorney will also serve as DEA's point of contact with other Department of Justice components and third parties during litigation. In executing these MDL duties, the attorney may be required to perform extended temporary duty in various locations nationwide.

As case needs allow and based on the collaborative nature of CCA practice, the attorney may also be given responsibility for other matters in addition to the MDL. These additional responsbilities will be in the administratve law practice areas of Freedom of Information Act consultation and litigation, civilian personnel law, fiscal law, and more.

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

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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-150

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Please review the information listed in the vacancy announcement at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/attorney-150

Education

Please review the information listed in the vacancy announcement at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/attorney-150

Additional information

Please review the information listed in the vacancy announcement at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/attorney-150

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-150

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

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Please review the information listed in the vacancy announcement at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/attorney-150

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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