If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma is the principal federal prosecution authority for the eleven counties in the northeastern part of the state. The Northern District of Oklahoma has a population of approximately one million. Our office is located in Tulsa, the metropolitan area of which has approximately 75 percent of the district's population and 80 percent of the reported crime.
Our mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States, provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to administer and enforce the Nation's laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. We strive to build a stronger office through recruitment efforts and maintain the high standards of the office by promoting professional development. We seek to build a legacy of excellence.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Oklahoma seeks an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division. Assistant United States Attorneys located in the Civil Division will be responsible for defending the United States, its agencies or officials in a wide range of cases. These actions pertain to torts (medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, negligence by government agencies or officials), federal officials sued in their individual capacity for constitutional violations under the Bivens rule, employment discrimination (race, sex, national origin, age, disability, reprisal, sexual orientation, sexual harassment), environmental, bankruptcy, state court foreclosures, Native American matters, Social Security appeals, subpoenas issued to federal employees for testimony in state courts, suits seeking injunctive relief, review of administrative agency action, and tax litigation.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis.
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
United States citizenship is required.
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding office and courtroom environment. Applicants must be willing and able to try jury and non-jury cases in federal court and demonstrate the motivation and professionalism to become an accomplished trial attorney. Applicants should possess analytical ability to quickly identify and to clearly and accurately articulate critical issues in investigations or pending prosecutions. Applicants should be able to demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong legal research skills. Applicants should exhibit strong interpersonal skills, good judgment, the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with the court, other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies. Applicants should also possess computer literacy skills to include experience in automated research, electronic court filing, electronic e-mail, and word processing systems and software.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applications must be submitted online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544884400 The announcement is open through Monday, September 16, 2019.