Job Details

Criminal Law Attorney in Springfield, VA

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Company name

U.S Department Of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Criminal Law

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Springfield, VA

Date Last Verified

Jun 29,2018

Posted on

Jun 11,2018

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Assistant Deputy Chief Counsel Duties : Provides legal support in all criminal law and procedure 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, 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. Also include preparation and presentation of legal training materials and legal review of operational policies and procedures. Supervise the sections providing this support.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification : Must possess a J.D. Degree. Must be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction). Must have 10 years of post J.D. legal experience, and have at least 1+ year experience in grade as a GS‑905‑14 attorney or equivalent at time of selection. Must also have 1) Significant experience in criminal law, preferably federal; 2) Demonstrated excellent management skills and academic credentials; 3) Strong oral and written communication and advocacy skills; 4) Superior legal research and analytical skills; 5) Experience in dealing with complex legal and policy issues; and 6) Ability to formulate and implement Department of Justice and DEA policies on all matters pertaining to assigned areas. Proficiency in computer‑aided legal research and computer word processing is preferred.

Application Deadline: Friday, July 13, 2018.

Additional info

Submit a detailed resume and cover letter highlighting relevant experience, a professional legal writing sample, and a certificate of good standing from their Bar.

Company info

Robert C. Gleason
Acting Chief Counsel
U.S Department Of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA 22152