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Scientist (Chemist)

Post Date:Dec 27, 2017Type:Full-Time
Start Date:12/27/2017Salary:
Location:US-VA-Arlington Job Reference:6802
  • Basic Educational Requirements in organic chemistry, Ph.D. preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing
  • Experience in presentation to various audiences 
  • Ability to prepare written technical reports and findings. Experience in technical writing
  • Knowledge of chemistry and its regulatory application
  • Experience in organic chemistry including synthesis, and medicinal chemistry
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze information
  • Experience in collecting information/data from scientific literature and various sources, analysis of information to form recommendations and conclusions
  • Active Secret clearance desired

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) offers federal, state and local agencies a wide range of intelligence, cyber operations and warfighter support services. CNSP focuses on quality performance in the collection and analysis of data, dissemination of useful information, and actionable real-world support to the intelligence and warfighter communities. Services offered by Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs apply to all national security communities including federal, state and local intelligence communities, the military and law enforcement agencies.

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Job Description:

Our client, a major law enforcement agency in the Pentagon City area, seeks highly qualified scientific professionals to evaluate drugs and chemicals to determine whether these substances are being abused or potentially involved in illicit traffic. The aim is to prevent, detect, and deter the diversion of licit controlled substances and listed chemicals while also ensuring an adequate supply of such substances for legitimate need.

We are seeking a Chemist to help in the efforts at the Arlington HQ.

  • Develops and analyzes drug abuse indicators and other technical data, and recommends policies based on findings and chemistry knowledge
  • Analyzes data and provides recommendations as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Develops information for policy decisions and chemical regulations, and drafts/ recommends positions on assigned drug scheduling issues; and recommends domestic and international policy changes as appropriate
  • Explains/ defends issues/ policies to government/ industry officials and scientists
  • Advises, provides, and coordinates the development of drug abuse and scientific data to determine position of the Office of Diversion Control on regulatory issues and recommends policy changes as appropriate, both for domestic and international purposes. Reviews and assesses information from world-wide scientific literature and from sources within DEA, as well as from other federal,  state and local sources
  • Develops and monitors drug abuse data and chemical standards and recommends immediate and long-range policies. Establishes and evaluates criteria based on the United States Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and the international drug control treaties
  • Accomplishes through drug control officials, assessment of scientific literature and drug abuse indicators, monitor of new substances which may warrant control
  • Recommends further review of potential drugs of abuse or chemical controls when deems appropriate
  • Appraises adequacy of new policies and techniques in terms of DEA needs. Ascertains technical adequacy of data to ensure proper interpretation and application to DEA diversion policies
  • Recommends solutions to current problems; defines criteria for new programs and new, uniform agency policies. Establish the basis for agency's policy on significant and technical drug scheduling and chemical control issues
  • Proposes agency policy relative to drug scheduling, based on organic chemical considerations. Prepares DEA papers, positions and other documents to establish whether or not a scheduling action or listing of a chemical is required under the CSA
  • Informs, orients and justifies to professionals worldwide on drug abuse and diversion issues
  • Discusses priorities of drugs of abuse and diversion of chemicals. Exchanges this information through interagency committees and meetings with industry representatives attended by scientists, and members of scientific community
  • Works closely with appropriate DEA officials to ensure uniformity of agency policy and its conformity with scientific principles. Defends and justifies agency policies
  • Performs associated administration, such as: preparing enforcement and regulatory information involving chemistry and related sciences , technical guidelines used by domestic and international drug and chemical control agencies; participates in inter- and intra- agency conferences on drug and chemical control; monitors and recommends various sources of data which measure drug abuse; conducts technical analysis and prepares reports

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Cherokee Nation Businesses
Name: Shelia Gauvin

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