[DIV28SUPER] DEA Drug Science Specialist position - United Nations Reporting and Quotas Section

The DEA's Office of Diversion Control is in the process of hiring Drug Science Specialists (GS 601) for the newly created United Nations Reporting and Quota Section.


The Drug Science Specialist position (GS 601) is a "catch-all" scientific series that DEA has been used to hire a variety of scientific professionals including, pharmacists, biologists, chemists, pharmacologists, behavioral pharmacologists, physiological psychologists, clinical psychologists, pharmacists and other related health scientists.


Specifically, the employee analyzes and interprets information from a variety of sources including DEA/DOJ, pharmaceutical industry, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and others, to establish annual production, manufacturing and procurement quotas for all schedule I and II controlled substances and the List I chemicals, pseudoephedrine, ephedrine and phenylpropanolamine (Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act). Compiles and prepares periodic reports for submission to the United Nations (UN) as mandated by U.S. international drug control treaty obligations on the manufacture and distribution of narcotic and psychotropic substances as well as determining the anticipated future needs for narcotic and psychotropic substances.  Prepares responses to ad hoc questionnaires and inquiries received from the UN.  Participates in and guides international policy activities including development and formulation of UN resolutions, position papers, background documents and briefing materials for use by agency officials and U.S. delegations to several UN bodies such as the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (UNODC). Conducts liaison with HHS and other domestic and international agencies having similar scientific and regulatory programs.  Represents DEA at national and international conferences pertinent to drug regulatory programs.  Serves as expert witnesses in court proceedings and other hearings.


The position requires a full-field Top Secret Security clearance and drug use questionnaire.


Job Specifics:


GS 601- 12/13/14:  Salary range:  $74,872.00 to $136,771.00 USD per year DEA HQ is near the Pentagon City metro stop in Arlington VA Must apply online at:  www.usajobs.gov<http://www.usajobs.gov/


Announcement # D-OD-14-984880-MP-HCC (merit promotion for current government employees)

Announcement # D-OD-14-984818-DEU-HCC   (non-government employees)


The announcement is only open for a short time so, if you're interested, please don't delay!


If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to contact me:






Christine A. Sannerud, Ph.D., Chief

UN Reporting & Quota Section / ODQ

Office of Diversion Control

DEA Headquarters



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