Assistant Federal Public Defender – Western District of Oklahoma

Assistant Federal Public Defender, Capital Habeas Unit

Date Posted:  July 31, 2018
Date Closing:  August 17, 2018

The Federal Public Defender is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Capital Habeas Unit. The Unit represents death sentenced prisoners in federal habeas corpus litigation proceedings throughout Oklahoma. This is  a full time position located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Applicants must possess strong writing ability, a commitment to poverty law or indigent criminal defense, and experience in at least one of the following areas: criminal law, death penalty litigation, habeas corpus litigation, or complex federal court civil litigation. Capital Habeas experience is desirable but is not required. The position requires travel, occasionally overnight and to out of State locations.  This is not a Civil Service position.

Salary commensurate with experience and education, equivalent to salaries for Assistant U.S. Attorneys with similar experience.

Qualified attorneys may apply by forwarding a letter of interest, résumé, representative writing sample of the applicant’s work product, and professional references by mail to:

Gary Farris, Administrative Officer,
Office of the Federal Public Defender
Western District of Oklahoma
215 Dean A. McGee, Suite 109
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102.

Alternatively, the application package may be transmitted by electronic mail to

Application packages must be received no later than August 17, 2018. This position is currently available and funded.

The Federal Public Defender Organization for the Western District of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer.