Employment Opportunity Deputy Director

Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Salary: GS 14, Step 1 plus 30% benefit package

$101,409 salary/$30,423 benefit package Closing Date: October 16, 2017

Position Announcement

The Gulf Coast HIDTA (GC HIDTA) is a drug enforcement grant program operating under the auspices of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). The GC HIDTA encompasses designated counties/parishes across the six states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The GC HIDTA operates under the direction of an Executive Board. The Executive Board selects the Executive Director. The Executive Director implements policies and program guidance as directed by the Executive Board and the ONDCP National HIDTA Program Office. The Gulf Coast HIDTA Director selects a Deputy Director from a best-qualified list determined by the Executive Board. The person selected will become a contractor of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. It is GC HIDTA Executive Board policy that the Deputy Director must possess a federal criminal justice system background to compliment the Director designee’s state/local background.

Applicants will be required to submit a resume. Applicants may be required to travel to the GC HIDTA at their own expense for an interview.

Position Summary

The Deputy Director works under the supervision and guidance of the GC HIDTA Director. The position directly supports the Director in performing duties of administration and management of the program. The Deputy Director also serves as the Louisiana State Director who oversees the Louisiana HIDTA initiatives. The Deputy Director actively participates in the submission process of required reports, initiatives and budgets to the National HIDTA Program Office. The Deputy Director is a key component of the GC HIDTA’s internal review process which requires him or her to regularly travel throughout the six-state area. He/she may be called upon from time-to-time to represent the Director and/or Executive Board at meetings and functions. As a member of the Management and Coordination Initiative, the position is service oriented toward assisting members of the Executive Board, participating agency heads, initiative supervisors and participants to successfully meet program goals and objectives.


Interview and relocation expenses are not reimbursable.

The aforementioned documents must be submitted in Pdf format and emailed to: Director@gchidta.org no later than October 16, 2017. A return email will be sent to each candidate acknowledging receipt of their package.

Any question pertaining to this job announcement can be directed to the aforementioned email address.

Selection will made without regard to race, gender or national origin.