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.

Position will be filled subject to availability of funds.



This position is located in the Drug Enforcement Administration, Operational Support Division, Office of Investigative Technology, Audio/Video Unit in Lorton, Virginia.  The incumbent will perform the following duties:

·         Provide oversight and program support to the Division in one of four technology operations areas of specialization: internet protocol, audio/video and tracking surveillance, radio communications and telecommunications interception

·         Provide technical operations support to case agents in the Division in the same areas as well as in the interception of digital devices, phones and the internet.  Technical operations support includes site survey and analysis, development of surveillance/interception systems, installation and dismantling of systems, testing and maintenance of equipment, and administrative duties associated with the function

·         Maintain liaison with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies; private industry and the department of defense on matters of mutual technical investigative assistance