The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Oklahoma is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The office has approximately 100 employees consisting of attorneys and legal and administrative support staff. This office prosecutes federal crimes and defends the interests of the United States Government in civil cases.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Oklahoma seeks motivated, prosecution-minded attorney(s) to serve term AUSA appointments in the Criminal Division not-to-exceed 12.5 months. The District is led by United States Attorney Robert J. Troester, who serves as the chief federal law enforcement officer for 40 counties from central to western Oklahoma. The District also includes 22 federally recognized tribes. Our mission is to protect and serve the citizens of the Western District through the ethical, vigorous, fair, and impartial enforcement of the laws of the United States while observing the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.
Pursuant to U.S. Supreme Court decision McGirt v. Oklahoma, the District seeks to fill Criminal AUSA position(s) to handle cases arising out of Indian Country. Assignments to the Criminal Division may include responsibility for all phases of criminal prosecution, from providing guidance to law enforcement officers, initiating criminal charges, conducting grand jury proceedings and trials, and handling appeals. Prior prosecution experience is preferred.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least one (1) year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants should possess first-rate analytical abilities, good judgment, strong writing skills, excellent communication abilities, and litigation experience. Applicants should exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and employees of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
See vacancy announcement 22-WDOK-11656887-A-06 at www.usajobs.gov (Exec Office for US Attorneys). See “How to Apply” section of announcement for instructions to apply on-line. Questions may be directed to Suzanne Ray, Human Resources Specialist, via e-mail at Suzanne.Ray@usdoj.gov. This announcement is open from September 20, 2022 to October 9, 2022.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.