Job Overview

Summary

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.

In all matters, it is our mission to represent the people of the United States in a manner that will instill confidence in the fairness and integrity of our office and the judicial system, and to conduct our work with the highest integrity. We strive to perform our mission in the most efficient and effective manner.

 

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.

This position is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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.  The Civil Division currently has a staff of five attorneys, which includes the Civil Chief, and eight support staff including one contractor.

Visit  the Northern District of Oklahoma website at:  http://www.justice.gov/usao/districts/okn.html

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html.

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.  

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.

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Duties

The United States Attorney is seeking an attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Civil Division.  The AUSA will focus on affirmative civil enforcement cases in which the United States initiates investigations and lawsuits involving fraud, waste, and abuse.  In such cases, federal agencies and taxpayers are the victims.  The cases are most often under the False Claims Act and can involve health care fraud, procurement fraud, contractor fraud, tort actions, and compliance with various federal regulations.  These cases are often associated with parallel criminal proceedings where the Civil AUSA must coordinate with the federal investigative agencies and state and federal criminal prosecutors.  Most cases involve claims involve substantial injury which must be recovered by judgment.  The matters require not only initiative and creativity in directing the government’s investigation of fraud claims, but also superior organizational and documentary skills.  Depending on the selectee’s level of experience, it is expected that this position will serve as the Affirmative Civil Enforcement and Healthcare Fraud Coordinator for the district.

Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA) in the Civil Division will conduct every stage in the litigation, including discovery, depositions, court appearance, and trial, all with minimal supervision.  The AUSA may also be assigned bankruptcy matters and civil defensive matters including defense of claims of medical malpractice and other torts as necessary to fulfill the litigative mission of the Civil Division. 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-5 Nights of travel may be required per month.

Relocation Authorized

  • No