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    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, 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.

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    This position is located in the Diversion Control Division, UN Reporting & Quota Section (DRQ), Quota & UN Reporting Unit (DRQR). The Incumbent will perform such duties as:

    • Serving as a technical specialist in pharmacology and related regulatory areas, such as pharmacy, biological or physical sciences, works with a scientific team, that reviews complex scientific information in areas involving complex fact patterns, policies, programs, or regulations that are not well defined.
    • Analyzing and recommends changes to key policies related to coordinating a regulatory review, compliance, and/or enforcement program, such as drug and chemical scheduling and drug-related legislative and regulatory initiatives.
    • Identifying and recommending areas where scientific advances or changes may affect policy in pursuing
      organizational goals and objectives.
    • Preparing articles and reports presenting study results for publication in scientific and technical journals, for presentation at national and international meetings of professional groups, and for inclusion in progress reports of the Section and Office.
    • Evaluating and synthesizing complex scientific data on abuse and diversion potentials, as well as the licit and illicit uses of drugs and chemicals.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 0-3 days per month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0601 General Health Science

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499503300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.