TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It's tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans.
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, the 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 promote the integrity and efficiency of the DEA. WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) employees serving under a career or career conditional appointment in the competitive service and eligible displaced and surplus DOJ employees in the local commuting area may apply.
KEY REQUIREMENTSU.S. CitizenDEA Employees ONLYMust be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance. Background and/or Security Investigation required.
This position is with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Office of Chief Counsel, Deputy Chief for Operational Law, Arlington, VA. The incumbent advises and assists the Chief Counsel and other DEA executives, including the Administrator, Deputy Administrator and Executive staff on all legal matters affecting criminal law, asset forfeiture, technology law, legal training, and the Attorney General's Gigilio policy. Provides management oversight of and substantive participation in the full range of legal issues confronting division counsel, who are assigned throughout the United States in various DEA Field Offices. Manages and directs the day-to-day activities of the office.
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 have passed the Bar Exam and be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction). Applicants must meet the qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: To receive serious consideration, applicants for this position must demonstrate successful performance and creative leadership in prior managerial position(s). Applicants must demonstrate possession of competencies in the following Executive Core Qualifications:
1. LEADING CHANGE: The ability to develop and implement an organizational vision which integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. Inherent to it is the ability to balance change and to improve customer service and program performance within the basic Government framework, to create a work environment that encourages creative thinking, and to maintain focus, intensity, and persistence, even under adversity.
2. LEADING PEOPLE: The ability to design and implement strategies which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.
3. RESULTS DRIVEN: Stresses accountability and continuous improvement; includes the ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.
4. BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission, and to use new technology to enhance decision making.
5. BUILDING COALITIONS/COMMUNICATION: The ability to explain, advocate and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally; also involves the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations, and to identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: Individuals must possess the following:
1. Ability to plan, implement, and direct legal training programs.
2. Ability, knowledge and experience to manage and develop attorney and professional staff responsible for providing legal support to DEA worldwide in areas that include criminal law, technology law, including judicially authorized communications intercepts; Brady and Giglio disclosure requirements; Fourth Amendment search and seizure issues; and Federal asset forfeiture law.
3. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
4. Ability to meet and deal effectively with the constituency in a manner that best serves the interest of management, meets operational needs and promotes customer service accountability, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, and technical credibility.
5. Ability to serve as a key advisor to top management on operational law matters affecting DEA.
6. Practical knowledge of Federal criminal rules of evidence and procedure, Federal sentencing guidelines and requirements for expert and other witness testimony, to include knowledge of changes in rules of evidence current court decisions and other legal requirements.
Conditions of Employment:
PCS: Not AuthorizedRelocation Expenses: Not AuthorizedTour of Duty:OtherFair Labor Standards Act:ExemptDrug Testing Designated Position:YesSecurity Requirements:Top Secret Clearance
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Candidates will be evaluated on the qualifications identified above based on their total background, i.e., education, training, self-development, awards, outside activities, performance appraisal, as well as work history. Only candidates meeting all of the mandatory technical qualifications will be deemed eligible for further consideration.
The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System, http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc
The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees: Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp
This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/ei61.asp
Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing
SELECTIVE SERVICE: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.
REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy. In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in a postage paid government envelope.
EEO Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps
Applications submitted in postage-paid Government envelopes will not be accepted.
The Drug Enforcement Administration participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-VERIFY - http://www.dhs.gov/E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to:
Yvon D. Luckey
For additional applicant resources please visit DEA's website: http://www.justice.gov/dea/resources/careers/tools.html.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following parts:
Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire. Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)
Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.) Failure to provide all required documents and information requested by the closing date will result in your application not being considered.
To begin the process choose one of the following options:
The fax number is 1-202-307-1364. If you do not have access to the Internet or have other concerns please contact HR contact listed below for further assistance:Yvon D. Luckey
Option B: Mail
If you chosse to mail your application please mail all documents to:
Drug Enforcement Administration
Human Resources Division
ATTN: HR (P. Horvath)
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA 22152
Applications must be postmarked by the closing date in order to receive full consideration.
Courier Service (e.g., FedEx, DHL, UPS), please mail all documents to:
Drug Enforcement Administration
Human Resources Division
ATTN: HR (P. Horvath)
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA 22152
The following information must be received by 11:59pm (EST) on the closing date of the announcement, TAG:Closing Date 1. Resume in detail.
2. Answer ECQs and Technical questions.
3. A certificate of good standing from the bar. NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.gpo.gov/careers/pdfs/of0510.pdf
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Yvon D. Luckey Phone: (202)307-1763 Email: YVON.D.LUCKEY@USDOJ.GOV Agency Information:DEA Human ResourcesDO NOT SEND POSTAL MAILSPRINGFIELD, VA00000
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
Control Number: 338662500