Job Overview


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, the Department of Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will 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 is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #11 out of 33 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive Office for United States Attorneys/United States Attorney's Offices ranked #17 out of 240 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2011 Rankings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See

About the Office:  The Western District of Oklahoma is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  The office has approximately 90 employees consisting of 38 attorneys and 52 support staff.  This office prosecutes federal crimes and defends the interests of the United States Government in civil cases. 

Who May Apply:  All U.S. Citizens 

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The office is currently seeking one or more applicants for a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney position which will be assigned to one of the following three areas.  Assignment to the Civil Division may include the full scope of civil defensive and affirmative litigation involving the United States, its agencies, and employees, or financial litigation/collection matters.  Examples include torts, employment discrimination, medical malpractice, habeas and prisoner litigation, immigration, environmental cases, affirmative civil fraud litigation, foreclosures, and Administrative Procedures Act cases.  Assignment 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, handling appeals, or asset forfeiture matters.  The selected applicant may also be assigned to the Appeals Unit with primary responsibility of working with criminal and civil appeal matters. 

Occasional travel within and outside the District will be required.