Experienced Attorney: Drug Enforcement Administration (Arlington, VA)

Monday, June 01, 2015 10:29 PM | Anonymous

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Office of Chief Counsel is accepting applications from experienced attorneys to fill a position in its Domestic Criminal Law Section.  The attorney will be primarily responsible for providing legal support in all criminal law, procedure and policy issues for the Drug Enforcement Administration and its field offices. This includes issues arising from drug-related and money laundering statutes, investigative methods and techniques, search and seizure, interview and interrogation, testimony and expert witnesses, discovery and disclosure, legislative proposals relating to criminal law and procedure, and Federal sentencing guidelines.      

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Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Office of Chief Counsel, Criminal Law Section

Attorney

Arlington, VA 22202

United States

About the Office: 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.

The Domestic Criminal Law Section serves as the principal legal advisor to DEA personnel on Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment issues, as well as all aspects of criminal discovery. They assist in the development of policies and procedures governing DEA's conduct of criminal investigations, including those policies and procedures related to criminal discovery.

Job Description: The attorney will be primarily responsible for providing legal support in all criminal law, procedure and policy issues for the Drug Enforcement Administration and its field offices. This includes issues arising from drug-related and money laundering statutes, investigative methods and techniques, search and seizure, interview and interrogation, testimony and expert witnesses, discovery and disclosure, legislative proposals relating to criminal law and procedure, and Federal sentencing guidelines.

Qualifications: 

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction), and have at least five (5) years of post-J.D. legal experience. Applicants must also have 1) experience in criminal law, with Federal prosecutorial experience preferred; 2) excellent academic credentials; 3) strong oral and written communication skills; 4) superior legal research and analytical skills; 5) experience in dealing with complex legal and policy issues; and 6) familiarity with legal issues arising from use of electronic surveillance and other investigative technology and/or the Internet in narcotics investigations. Proficiency in computer-aided legal research and computer word processing is required. Applicants should also meet eligibility requirements for a Top Secret Clearance.

Salary: GS-14 ($107,325 - $139,523) to GS-15 ($126,245 to $158,700)

Travel: Travel is not required for this position.

Application Process: Applicants must submit a detailed resume, a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and identifying position applied for, a legal writing sample, and a certificate of good standing from their bar, to:

Headquarters, Drug Enforcement Administration
ATTN: Christine M. Cook, Assistant Deputy Chief Counsel
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, Virginia 22152

Open until filled.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Number of Positions: One

This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html.


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