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.



There are two positions located in the Operations Division, Office of Diversion Control (OD), Liaison and Policy Section (ODL); Liaison Unit (ODLL).   The incumbent will perform duties such as:

  • Planning, developing, and conducting internal review studies of related functions and/or programs with technically complex characteristics; assessing program compliance with DEA goals and proposes significant changes to work practices and procedures.
  • Assisting and participating in analyzing program performance data to identify trends; analyzing and preparing program status reports for review at all levels.
  • Identifying issues, gathering and analyzing information, and developing advice and guidance to resolve problems affecting the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations in a program or program support setting.
  • Researching and composing a variety of written materials; utilizing various information sources to develop documents, including database information systems, journals, and debriefings. 
  • Participating in original course content development and in its subsequent modification by consulting with subject matter experts.
  • Preparing and developing material for portions of courses that conform to existing guidelines and precedents, or evaluating and revising a course that requires only minor modifications, such as routine periodic updating.