Senior Law Clerk Supporting the DEA
Arlington, VA 
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Job Description

Be a part of the nationwide law enforcement initiative that removes the tools of crime from criminal organizations, depriving wrongdoers of proceeds from their crime and impacting the infrastructure of criminal enterprises.

Focused on delivering unsurpassed services in support of law enforcement and homeland security, FSA Federal, a rapidly growing joint venture owned by trusted solutions providers SAIC and Amentum, has a vacancy for a Senior Law Clerk. In this role, you will be supporting the overall mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Responsibilities

  • Provides assistance to the attorney while reviewing the work of paralegals and clerks.
  • Performs expert legal research and writing at a high level on extremely sophisticated issues.
  • Reviews investigative reports from various agencies, prepares summaries of those reports, and notes matters requiring close department review.
  • Conducts high-level analysis of facts, evidence, and legal authorities in connection with domestic and international investigations.
  • Uses facts, evidence, and legal authorities to create persuasive legal memoranda, motions, and briefs.
  • Drafts reports, develops training curricula, and prepares responses to Congressional and citizen correspondence. Analyzes and drafts comments regarding legislative proposals.
  • Prepares correspondence for a variety of issues that require a government official signature.
  • Coordinates with other support components in order to complete work requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bar Certified with Law degree
  • Two-years' post-JD experience
  • Experience conducting legal research using various research tools and law library resources, to include Lexis-Nexis and West Law
  • Excellent communication skills; oral and written, to include legal writing skills
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills, and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office suite of applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and other common software applications, to include databases
  • Ability to work in a team environment, deliver the highest quality of work, and maintain a professional disposition under extreme pressure

This position requires U.S. Citizenship and a 7 (or 10) year minimum background investigation.

Agency Overview

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is responsible for conducting national and international investigations targeting global drug trafficking networks and drug-related terrorism involved in the illegal growing, manufacturing, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States.A component of DEA's strategic mission is the use of the Asset Forfeiture Program,implementing major investigative strategies against drug networks and cartels,resulting in significant seizure and forfeiture activities.

At FSA Federal, we recognize the diverse needs of our employees and strive to provide an excellent package to help meet those needs. Comprehensive benefits are offered with greater choice and flexibility to support your health, work-life balance, and professional growth. A package providing employee only coverage can be built around our basic plans at $0 employee cost for: Medical, Dental, Vision, Term Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Short-Term Disability, and Employee Assistance Program. For more information, .


FSA is proud to be an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote qualified persons in all job titles without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, HIV status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression and identity) veteran status, family leave status, and any protected group status as defined by applicable law. FSA is proud to maintain a drug-free workplace. Satisfactory completion of a post-offer drug screening is a condition of employment. As a supplier of services to federal government agencies, such as DEA, FBI, USCIS, USPIS, etc., we also adhere to agency standards with respect to prior drug usage. COVID Policy: As a Federal Government Contractor, FSA falls under the guidelines of Executive Order 14042 and the Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce. Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with FSA's COVID -19 Policy and be fully vaccinated before the start of employment. If applicable, during the offer process, prospective or new employees may seek a reasonable accommodation due to a disability (which would include medical conditions) or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance. While at a Federal workplace, employees must also comply with any additional agency workplace safety requirements for that workplace.

 

Job Summary
Company
FSA
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
Open
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