Closing Date: 10th October, 2024


This is an open continuous announcement open for 90 days. It will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies for this district with multiple cut-off dates. The first cutoff of Sunday, July 14, 2024, 5 days which is after the initial opening date, and thereafter as needed.

This position is located in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

This announcement may be used to fill other permanent appointments and vacancies as needed.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma (USAOKE) is seeking an experienced, motivated, and prosecution-minded attorney to join our Criminal Division. This United States Attorney's Office serves as the chief federal law enforcement office in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and is accountable to the citizens of the Eastern District for pursuing justice, ensuring public safety, enforcing the law, protecting the interests of the United States, and exercising stewardship of the government's resources. The Eastern District is comprised of 26 counties in eastern and southern Oklahoma, ranging from southeast of Tulsa, Oklahoma to the Texas border and from the Arkansas border to Carter County on the west. The headquarters of the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole) are located in the District. Due to the 2020 Supreme Court decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma and its progeny, the entire Eastern District of Oklahoma is Indian Country and the USAOKE has jurisdiction to prosecute major crimes committed by or against members of a federally recognized Indian tribe. As a result, the successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to serve in a vibrant, challenging, and evolving criminal prosecution division.

Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) in the Eastern District of Oklahoma direct the investigation and prosecution of a wide range of federal criminal matters involving organized crime, terrorism, international narcotics, child exploitation/child pornography, human trafficking, health care fraud, complex securities and fraud cases, and public corruption. The District also prosecutes violent crime cases which occur in Indian Country including homicide, sexual assault, assault, firearms and controlled substance offenses, and white collar offenses. Prior federal criminal prosecution experience is preferred. AUSAs are responsible for legal research and writing, directing investigations, case development, and case presentation in criminal cases. To be an effective federal prosecutor, the AUSA must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work closely with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Conditions of Employment:
Type of Position
: This is a permanent position. All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment 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.

Residency Requirements: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.

Muskogee is situated in eastern Oklahoma, approximately 48 miles southeast of Tulsa on the Muskogee Turnpike (at the intersection of U.S. Highways 62, 64, and 69). The boundary of the Eastern District of Oklahoma runs within 25 miles of much of the Tulsa metropolitan area including the suburbs such as Broken Arrow, Jenks, Bixby, Catoosa, and Owasso providing ample housing and entertainment options for any selected applicant.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See

Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. United States citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:Desire to work as an AUSA in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, with prior violent crime prosecution and jury trial experience.
  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work closely with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.
  • Have superior research, writing, and oral advocacy abilities, strong academic credentials, and good judgment.
  • Intelligence and aptitude, measured by professional experience/growth potential, academic record, the writing sample, and any interview performance.
  • Commitment to excellence, strong work ethic and drive, as may be demonstrated through successful team work, leadership, obstacles overcome, and personal, academic and professional achievement.
  • Sound judgment and good character.
  • Balance, both professionally and personally, in terms of interests and abilities.

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree