The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking an experienced attorney to work on a part-time basis (20-32 hours) in the Office of Chief Counsel, Diversion and Regulatory Policy Section, DEA Headquarters, located in Arlington, Virginia.
The attorney will be primarily responsible for serving as legal advisor on all issues related to the diversion of legally produced controlled substances and listed chemicals into illegitimate channels. Responsibilities will cover the gamut of regulatory matters mandated by the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), including drug and chemical control, drug scheduling actions, and quotas. The attorney will review and provide legal advice on relevant legislative proposals, agency correspondence with the regulated industry, and related agency policies. Additionally, the attorney 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.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least five (5) years post-J.D. legal experience. Applicants must also possess excellent oral and written advocacy and legal research skills. Applicants should have an exceptional academic background. The ideal candidate should have prior experience in federal regulatory law and proficiency in computer-aided legal research and computer word-processing. Applicants should also meet eligibility requirements for a Top Secret Clearance.
Extensive knowledge of the Administrative Procedure Act is strongly preferred. Knowledge of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) or some training or experience in scientific areas such as biochemistry or pharmacology is highly desirable but not required.
Current salary and years of legal experience will determine the appropriate salary level. The possible salary range is from GS-14 ($112,021 - $145,629) to GS-15 ($131,767 - $161,900), which will be prorated for part-time.
How to Apply:
Applicants must submit a detailed resume, a cover letter highlighting relevant experience, and a legal writing sample to:
Drug Enforcement Administration
Office of Chief Counsel
Chief, Diversion and Regulatory Policy Section (CCR)
ATTN: Daniel Dormont, Associate Chief Counsel
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, Virginia 22152
No telephone calls, please. Applications must be received by Friday, June 30, 2017.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
who are found, through investigation or personal admission, to have
experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those
medically prescribed, will not be considered for employment with the
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Exceptions to this policy may be
made for applicants who admit to limited youthful and experimental use
of marijuana. Such applicants may be considered for employment if there
is no evidence of regular, confirmed usage and the full-field background
investigation and results of the other steps in the process are
Compliance with this policy is an essential
requirement of the position. All applicants must complete the DEA Drug
Questionnaire and submit that Questionnaire with their application
package. A copy of the drug questionnaire can be located at
http://www.justice.gov/dea, under “Careers.” The link to the
questionnaire is located under “Employment Requirements.”
Closing Date: 30th June, 2017
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