Notice & Comment

DEA Seeks Experienced Administrative Lawyer

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management is seeking an experienced attorney to work in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Office of Chief Counsel, Diversion and Regulatory Litigation Section in Arlington, VA.  The deadline for applying is December 31, 2013.  The salary range is $105,211 to $155,500.

The attorney will have first-chair litigation responsibility representing DEA in actions regarding the revocation or denial of DEA registrations to handle controlled substances or listed chemicals.  This includes coordinating closely with Federal and state law enforcement officials and regulatory agencies (including U.S. Attorneys Offices), as DEA administrative actions often occur in parallel with civil and criminal investigations and actions, including criminal indictments and civil penalty actions.  Attorney’s will also coordinate with DEA investigative personnel during pending investigations, provide legal training concerning Diversion issues to agency investigative personnel, and respond to requests for assistance from DEA Division Counsel.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of a bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 2 years of post J.D. legal experience or at least 1 year of post-law school judicial clerkship experience.  In addition, applicants must have 1) superior oral and written communication and advocacy skills; 2) Superior legal research and analytical skills; and 3) a demonstrated capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. Applicants must also meet eligibility requirements for a security clearance.

Federal judicial clerkships are preferred. Preferred applicants will also be familiar with civil litigation and the Administrative Procedures Act. Familiarity with government investigations and/or the pharmaceutical industry is helpful but not required.

This post was originally published on the legacy ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Notice and Comment blog, which merged with the Yale Journal on Regulation Notice and Comment blog in 2015.

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