The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma (USAOKE) is seeking an experienced, motivated, and prosecution-minded attorney to join the Appellate team in their Criminal Division.
About the U.S. Attorney’s Office
United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) serves as the principal litigator representing the United States of America within the district. The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties, among other things.
About the Opportunity
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma (USAOKE) is seeking an experienced, motivated, and prosecution-minded attorney to join the Appellate team in their Criminal Division. Appellate Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) litigate appeals and post-conviction matters in all criminal cases prosecuted in the office.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Litigate appeals and post-conviction matters including cases involving organized crime and gangs; public corruption; sophisticated white collar crime; violent crime; major drug offenses; child exploitation; criminal immigration offenses; and violent crime.
- Draft appellate briefs and responses to post-conviction motions, argue appeals in the Tenth Circuit.
- Consult with and advise Criminal Division AUSAs on issues arising in the pretrial and trial phases.
- Review and edit documents drafted by others.
- Assist in preparing other AUSAs for oral argument.
- Research legal issues and prepare appeal recommendations from adverse district court decisions for review by the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice.
- Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree.
- Be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction).
- Have at least 3 years of prosecution experience post-J.D.
- United States citizenship is required.
- Ideal candidates will have five or more years of post-J.D. experience, including criminal prosecution experience and appellate clerkship.
- Outstanding academic record, and prior AUSA experience are preferred but not required.
- Candidates should be able to demonstrate proficiency and excellence in drafting briefs, researching and analyzing complex legal issues, and arguing cases in trial and appellate courts.
- Ideal candidates will also have strong background in issues commonly arising in federal criminal cases and collateral proceedings, applicable rules of evidence and criminal procedure; discovery and disclosure doctrine; sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
- Appellate AUSAs are expected to have superior organizational and public presentation abilities.
- Motivated by a strong commitment to public service, and to contribute to the training and professional development of other AUSAs.
The salary for this position is $74,250 to $180,756.
How to Apply?
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