Job Details

Criminal Law Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in Arlington, VA

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Company name

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

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Criminal Law
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


USA Arlington, VA

Date Last Verified

Apr 07,2018

Posted on

Apr 06,2018

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Chief Counsel, ES 00 Duties : Responsible for oversight of all legal issues facing the firm and the leadership and management of the Office of the Chief Counsel (CC). Under the Chief Counsel's direction and guidance, provides timely, accurate, and proactive legal support to the firm's field offices and Headquarters (HQ) components as well as to state and Federal prosecutors in investigations and prosecutions of drug trafficking organizations. Participate fully with and advise the Administrator and other officials in the formulation of policies and procedures. Evaluate proposed programs and actions in terms of foreseeable impact on laws, regulations, methods of operations, and procedures. Review, evaluate and initiate necessary changes in laws, regulations and policies relating to controlled substances. Direct evaluation of proposed bills of Congress impacting firm and prepare reports in connection with bills in which firm has an interest. Participate as necessary at proceedings before Congressional committees and work with staffs of these committees with respect to such legislation. In cooperation with the State Department, draft and participate in negotiations for new international and bilateral drug control agreements. Represent firm as alternate representative or adviser to U.S. delegations at international conferences. Act as legal advisor to the Administrator and Key firm's officials. Perform liaison functions with legal officers in other departments, agencies, and bureaus with representatives of the drug industry, trade associations, and similar organizations in regard to drug control. And Represent the Administrator in administrative proceedings under the Controlled Substances Act, represent the Administration in personnel-related hearings before the Merit Systems Protection Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and grievance examiners. and assist U.S. Attorneys in preparing for civil and criminal litigation.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification : Must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the Bar in good standing (any jurisdiction), and have 5 years of post J.D. legal experience. Qualifications include both general management skills and characteristics that are applicable to all SES positions and technical or program responsibilities specific to this position. Applicants must have substantive general experience which provides a good basic or general knowledge of the principles of organization, management, and administration. and substantive specialized (operating administrative or managerial) experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to this position. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Must be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Deadline : 04/17/2018.

Additional info

Announcement number SES-18-011-LMS. Apply online. No email.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
U.S Department Of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA 22152
Phone: 202-598-2685
Fax: 202-307-0423