Job Overview


About the Agency

The Department of Justice (DOJ) mission to enforce the law, and to defend the interests of the United States and its citizens in accordance with the law, is carried out by approximately 104,000 talented and diverse men and women, working in 40 separate component organizations and in numerous and varied law enforcement, legal, and administrative mission-critical occupations. DOJ leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms.

The Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section (NDDS) supervises and has responsibility for enforcing federal statutes pertaining to narcotic drugs and other controlled substances. The Section advises the Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice and other federal officials involved in drug enforcement on all matters relating to federal narcotics law enforcement including proposed and enacted legislation, policy, enforcement initiatives, and criminal and civil litigation. The Section has direct litigation responsibilities in significant investigations and prosecutions targeting national and international narcotics trafficking and money laundering organizations.


As a Paralegal Specialist you will:

  • Summarize essential information for section attorneys
  • Draft daily and weekly intra-departmental reports on narcotic related cases, investigations, training and other matters
  • Participate in presentations and compile training materials
  • Manage creation and assembly of all classified documents created in performance of the mission of the Drug Intelligence Unit ("DIU") and the unit’s attorneys
  • Assist DIU attorneys in the publication and drafting of approximately twenty plus classified documents each month, totaling over 1,000 pages of text
  • Personally and independently create classified documents which range in length from five (5) to over one hundred (100) pages each, per month
  • Ensure proper archiving of all classified documents
  • Serve as a liaison with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Special Operations Division regarding operational, legal, and administrative matters
  • Meet and communicate on a daily basis with federal law enforcement agents.
  • Assemble data and investigative material from case operations being handled by Unit attorneys
  • Assemble information from attorneys and drafts summaries for the Assistant Attorney General.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No