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Intelligence Research Specialists

DEA Intelligence Research Specialists use their analytical skills and insights to combat drug trafficking and transnational organized crime.

Intelligence Research Specialists: Turning raw data into actionable intelligence

Intelligence Research Specialists support counter drug investigations – within the U.S. and abroad – working behind the scenes to protect their communities.

Candidates need to be adept at:

  • Analyzing information
  • Organization and pattern analysis
  • Oral and written communications
  • Cyber investigations
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Make a difference in the fight against illegal drugs.
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Is the DEA in your DNA? Turn your talent into opportunity.
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From the first thread of evidence until the case is closed, we’re driven to stop illegal drugs.
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We have many skill sets, but we share one mindset – keep our communities safe from drug traffickers.
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From tracking criminals to digging through data, there is a place in the DEA for skills like yours.
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Make your career matter. Make your community safer. Make a difference in the DEA.

Are you eligible?


Before applying to be a DEA Intelligence Research Specialist, make sure you’re eligible. Answer the questions below to see if you meet basic preconditions for hiring:

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Are you a U.S. citizen?

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