Overview

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-65 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 Chief Counsel provides legal services and guidance to all components of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in matters that arise in the conduct of DEA missions to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States. 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.

This position within the Domestic Criminal Law Section provides legal advice and guidance on a broad variety of criminal matters. These matters arise from the Fourth, Fifth and Six Amendments and from drug-related statutes, including investigative methods and techniques, search and seizure, electronic surveillance, interview and interrogation, testimony and expert witnesses, tangible and digital evidence, discovery and disclosure obligations under Giglio, Jencks and Brady, legislative proposals relating to criminal law and procedure, and Federal sentencing guidelines. The position responsibilities also include preparation and presentation of legal training materials and legal review of operational policies and procedures.

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

No


Promotion Potential

15


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