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Drug Enforcement Administration

Who We Are

The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States, and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any competent jurisdiction, organizations and their principal members involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the U.S., and recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing availability of illicit controlled substances.

Furthermore, it’s the DEA’s responsibility to ensure the safety and health of American communities by combating criminal drug networks bringing harm, violence, overdoses, and poisonings to the United States. To accomplish this mission, the DEA employs approximately 10,000 personnel throughout the world – Special Agents, Diversion Investigators, Intelligent Research Specialists, Forensic Sciences, and professional and administrative staff – across 241 domestic offices in 23 field divisions and 93 foreign offices across the globe.

Who We Are Looking For

Every Mission Matters

Want to make a difference? Start here.  DEA is looking for people with different skill sets, but all with the same mind set – to keep drugs out of our communities.

If you are looking for:

·         a career with meaningful work,

·         a career working with the best of the best,

·         a career that contributes to the well-being of the American public,

·         and you're ready to work with an international organization having a global presence, then you've picked the right agency with DEA.

DEA offers mission criterial professions such as Special Agent, Diversion Investigator, Intelligent Research Specialist, Forensic Sciences, and professional and administrative career opportunities in a variety of occupations.