U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration
2nd Annual Minority College Relations Program
Hosted By - Bowie State University
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11: 00 AM - 3:00 PM
Registration Closes @ 12 AM on 4/18/2013;
however, registration is not required to attend this event.
The Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA), Equal Employment Opportunity Staff, Minority College Relations Program is sponsoring a Student Forum on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Bowie State University, located in Bowie, Maryland. The theme for this year's forum is "Current Students...Future Careers: Exploring and Understanding Your Career Journey in the Federal Government."
The event will target students from high schools, minority colleges and universities as well as institutions for individuals with disabilities. This forum will provide students the opportunity to gain first-hand information from a panelist of DEA employees and guest speakers. Breakout sessions will also be held with representatives from other federal agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, United States Secret Service, and Transportation Security Administration.
DEA -- where every job is challenging and every mission is valued. As the world’s leading drug enforcement agency, DEA offers rewarding career opportunities in a variety of disciplines. These career opportunities include:
A select group of men and women serve DEA as Special Agents. They come from a variety of backgrounds and play a vital and exclusive role in combating the critical problems of drug trafficking by taking on exciting and significant challenges. Their activities include conducting complex criminal investigations, working undercover, carrying out financial investigations, collecting vital intelligence and preparing evidence, arresting violators and confiscating illegal drugs, testifying in court and more. They meet these responsibilities by applying a vast range of individual talents and specialized training, knowledge and skills.
Intelligence Research Specialist*
Intelligence Research Specialists work closely with Special Agents to conduct significant drug investigations and counter-drug operations within the U.S. and abroad. Intelligence Research Specialists conduct and manage complex research into drug cultivation and production, methods of transportation, trafficking routes, and the structure and analysis of trafficking organizations. These positions are located in most major U.S. cities, other domestic areas and foreign countries that need DEA's support in combating drug trafficking, violent crime and terrorism.
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's administrative and support personnel perform functions and operations that are the backbone to the mission of combating domestic and global drug trafficking. DEA offers a wide variety of administrative and clerical advancement opportunities at locations worldwide. Some of DEA's positions in the administrative and support field include:
- Accounting Clerks/Technicians
- Administrative Officers
- Administrative Support Specialists
- Environmental Protection Specialists
- Evidence Technicians
- Human Resources Specialist/Assistants
- Information Technology Specialists/Assistants
- Program Analyst/Assistants
- Records Management Specialists
- Secretary and Administrative Assistants
- Security Administrators
- Telecommunications Specialists
*Core Series Positions
Learn more about DEA Careers at:
For Additional Information or a Special Accommodation:
DEA contact - Angela Marlo Coleman, Minority College Relations Program Manager at
(202) 307-8404, (202) 560-6905 or Angela.M.Coleman@usdoj.gov.
Bowie State Contact - Marcia K. Thompson, Esq., Faculty, Criminal Justice at
(301) 860-3173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARC accessible – Bowie State Station, MARC Penn Line between Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Perryville, MD. Free parking is also available on the campus.
*Sign language interpreters will be provided.
DEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 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 other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.