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Drug Enforcement Administration Diversion Control Division
Arlington, Virginia
$117,962 - $181,216 per year
Closing date
Apr 13, 2024

Job Details

As a Chemist your typical work assignments may include:

  • Providing leadership on technical and on scientific matters to the Drug and Chemical Evaluation Section, Diversion Control Division.
  • Maintaining liaison with scientists, public health and law enforcement officials, and other professionals, nationally and internationally, to orient them to the priorities of drugs of abuse and diversion of chemicals.
  • Providing expert testimony or scientific support for drug case prosecutions.
  • Serving as authority on chemistry, drug scheduling and chemical control, and providing advice in these areas to the section and program, other officials within DEA and other Federal or state/local agencies.
  • Participating in inter- and intra-agency meetings and scientific conferences concerning drug issues and chemical control.
  • Informing and defending agency policies on drug and chemical control issues to worldwide professionals, industry, scientific community and other agencies.
  • Analyzing drug abuse, chemical diversion indicators, and other technical data.
  • Recommending immediate and long range policies by developing and monitoring drug abuse and chemical diversion.
  • Developing information for policy decisions and Drug/chemical regulations, based on drug scheduling and chemical diversion issues.
  • Drafting and recommending positions on assigned drug scheduling issues.
  • Proposing agency policy relative to drug scheduling and chemical control, based on organic chemical considerations.
  • Providing subject matter expertise in the field of chemistry on technical matters.
  • Preparing technical guidance used by domestic and international drug and chemical control agencies.


Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

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.

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Drug Enforcement Administration
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United States

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