Attorney-Advisor – US Department of Justice – Weston, FL

  • Full Time
  • Weston, FL
  • Posted 1 year ago
  • Applications have closed.

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    The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), is seeking one or more experienced attorneys to work in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Office of Chief Counsel (CC). This position is located in Weston, Florida.

    Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

    As an Attorney-Advisor you will serve as principal legal advisor to Division personnel in all practice areas of DEA operations with a primary focus on Diversion/Regulatory matters but also including, Domestic Criminal Law, International Law, Civil Administration, and Information Technology and Telecommunications, and Asset Forfeiture. Typical Assignments may include:

    • Providing legal advice, opinions, and guidance to the Special Agent in Charge (SAC), members of the Division leadership team and Division personnel on legal issues, with a focus on Diversion related matters.
    • Collaborating with other CC Sections in providing litigation support for Diversion, criminal and civil matters.
    • Assisting with reviews of legislative proposals to amend Federal laws and regulations and Congressional responses.
    • Training Miami Division personnel on law and policy peculiar to the mission of DEA.

    Do your career “Justice” by working with DOJ, which has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Come and join the nation’s law enforcement agency, where our most important resource is our people. The Department leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. Become a member of a team where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission. All applicants for employment with DEA must possess and maintain the highest levels of character and conduct. DEA will evaluate applicants’ qualifications based on these qualities. Once a conditional offer is made, DEA will conduct a continuous evaluation of information, as it is obtained, to ensure that the prospective employees with DEA meet the agency-specific qualifications in the areas of character and conduct. To this end, an unfavorable decision in any of the areas that follow will be deemed as disqualifying: Drug Policy Requirements (as specified in this announcement), Credit History, Candor and Honesty, Work History, History with the Law, and other qualities that would detract from the integrity and efficiency of the DEA.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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    Conditions of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Background and/or Security Clearance
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Drug testing designated position
    • Successful completion of an one-year probationary period is required (unless already completed).


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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

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  • Benefits


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    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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