Assistant Federal Public Defender, Northern & Eastern Districts of Oklahoma

Assistant Federal Public Defender

Posting Date: July 31, 2019
Closing Date: Until filled

The Federal Public Defender for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Tulsa office. The federal defender organization operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts.

Requirements and Qualifications: An applicant must have at least five years of experience in the area of criminal law. An applicant must be a member in good standing of a State Bar in which he or she is currently admitted to practice and must be eligible for immediate admission to the Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Applicants must have court experience, strong writing and advocacy skills, an established capacity or demonstrated aptitude for excellence in criminal defense; a reputation for personal and professional integrity; a commitment to the representation of indigent defendants and an ability to work well in a team environment. The initial period of employment will be probationary, subject to successful completion of a background check.

Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time position. Federal salary and benefits apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. This position is subject to mandatory electronic transfer (direct deposit) of net pay.

How to Apply: To be considered for this position, qualified persons may apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume (with three personal and three professional references), and a writing sample to:

Julia L. O’Connell Federal Public Defender
1 West 3rd  Street, Suite 1225
Tulsa, OK 74103

Application materials may also be submitted by e-mail to:


The Federal Public Defender is an Equal Opportunity Employer.