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Drug Science Specialist

Drug Enforcement Administration Diversion Control Division
Arlington, Virginia
$99,200 - $153,354 per year
Closing date
Apr 13, 2024

Job Details

As a Drug Science Specialist your typical work assignments may include:

  • Serving as a technical specialist in physical sciences and related regulatory areas, working 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.


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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