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    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, an 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. 

    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:  Candidates eligible under the Pathways Recent Graduate Program.

    To be eligible for this recent graduate position, one of the following requirements must be met:

    1. Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years with a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Transcripts from an accredited institution are required (see required documents).
    2. Current students may apply if they are in their final semester, with a graduation date in December 2017. Include your expected graduation date on your resume. You must receive your degree prior to appointment.) If you are graduating in 2017, you will be required to submit a final copy of your official transcripts prior to entrance on duty. 
    3. Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have a full 2 year period of eligibility upon release or discharge from active duty up to as much as six years after degree completion to apply.

    Position will be filled subject to availability of funds.

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    Diversion Investigators enforce the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and the Chemical Diversion and Trafficking Act (CDTA) regarding the manufacture, distribution and dispensing of legally produced controlled substances and listed chemicals in order to prevent diversion of controlled substances and listed chemicals into the illicit market, while ensuring an adequate uninterrupted supply of pharmaceutical controlled substances and listed chemicals to meet the legitimate medical, commercial and scientific needs of the public.

    ·       Conduct a full range of complex investigations, including pre-registrant, scheduled, security, and compliance (i.e. public interest, civil, or criminal) within the regulated pharmaceutical and chemical program. 

    ·        Conduct investigations to ensure compliance with the CSA and its implementing regulations involving the procurement, manufacture, distribution, security, and record-keeping activities of the pharmaceutical and listed chemical regulated industry.

    ·       Collect and analyze information and evidence; conduct interviews and prepare reports, and present findings and recommendations for regulatory, civil, and/or criminal actions.

    ·        Research and prepare a variety of written materials and reports which support possible administrative, civil, or criminal proceedings; answer both routine and technical correspondence and telephone inquiries; provide expertise and consultation to divisional personnel and provide guidance to other State, Local, and Federal Investigators. 

    ·       Develop and maintain working relationships with Federal, State and Local agencies in order to promote information and intelligence collection exchanges. 

    ·       Plan, implement, and participate in multi-jurisdictional special programs impacting the diversion of pharmaceutical controlled substances and listed chemicals from legitimate distribution; evaluate the results of investigations and the registrant's input and prepare corresponding statements setting forth the alleged violations.



    • This position requires that the incumbent must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
    • Successful completion of written assessments and a structured interview is required.
    • If selected, you must sign a Pathways Recent Graduate Participant Agreement that confirms your understanding of the program requirements.
    • If selected, you must sign a mobility agreement that confirms your understanding and agreement to accept relocation to any location depending on the needs of the DEA and the Diversion Control Program.  This mandatory agreement remains in effect throughout your career as a Diversion Investigator. 
    • Successful completion of a mandatory 12 week in residence Basic Diversion Investigator Course located in Quantico, Virginia.
    • Successful completion of a one-year trial period is required.
    • Successful completion of 40 hours of formal interactive training.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 3-4 days per month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Student/Internship Program Eligibles

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482990200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.