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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has improved its application process by enhancing the DEA Career Gateway system and moving to the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) USA Staffing recruiting system.

USA Staffing is a product of the OPM, which means that it’s designed by the federal government for the federal government, to accommodate the unique requirements of federal recruitment and staffing.

The links listed below are provided to guide applicants through the process of applying for a position with  the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) using USAJOBS and the DEA Career Gateway by USA Staffing recruiting system. Career Gateway by USA Staffing is fully integrated with USAJOBS.

Before you get started, please be sure to read all application requirements carefully.

If you experience login issues with your USAJOBS account; please contact the USAJOBS Customer Support Desk. 

You may contact the USAJOBS Customer Support Desk, at

PLEASE NOTE: The USAJOBS customer support desk is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time. Please visit the USAJOBS FAQ page and the Resource Center for the answers to many of your questions.

If you experience issues during the application process; please contact the Application Manager Help Desk.

To report a problem with Application Manager, send an email to In your message, provide the following information if possible:

  • Your Application Manager user name
  • The nature of the problem
  • The steps you took before the problem occurred
  • The main statement of any error message you may have received. (You may attach a screen capture of the error message if you know how to do this.)

To check the status of your application; click here  

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