Job Overview


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 detract from the integrity and efficiency of the DEA.



This position is located in the Drug Enforcement Administration, Human Resources Division, Safety & Workers'Compensation Unit in Arlington, VA.


The incumbent assists in the interpretation of new safety and occupational health legislation and recommends the adoption or implementation of specific policies and procedures. Assists in the development of new safety criteria used to eliminate or control serious hazards encountered by DEA personnel in the performance of their duties. Inputs data into, and maintains, a management information system which generates mishap, injury and illness data for the headquarters.


Collects topical safety related information and incorporates it into the DEA Safety Newsletter using desktop publishing computer software. Assists with maintenance of the safety portion of the HRES web page to ensure all information posted is current.


Participates in the performance of annual OHSA required inspections for activities to evaluate the effectiveness of occupational safety requirements in the work environment and assess the degree of compliance with applicable regulations. Assists the Unit Chief to ensure that program activities at headquarters are participating fully in the program.


Performs initial reviews of work sites to analyze work tasks and determine existing or potentially hazardous situations. Inspects work sites with increased risks of accidents or illness, such as new construction, to assure incorporation of adequate fire safety features and compliance with applicable codes. Works with supervisor to report findings and to abate hazards.