The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office is one of the largest law offices in Oklahoma. Our office employs about 50 attorneys and 70 support staff, including legal assistants, victim advocates, investigators and administrative personnel. We are looking for dedicated, hard-working individuals with a passion for helping those who have been affected by crime.
It is the policy of the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office to comply with all federal, state and local laws regarding equal employment opportunity.
The Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Who is an Assistant District Attorney?
There is an expression in prosecution that we are the people who aspire to wear the white hat. Our eyes must always be fixed on finding the truth and seeking justice. We are the ministers of justice and as such we must always have the courage to do what is right and the compassion to empathize with those who have been wrongfully victimized. If you have strength of character and a solid work ethic, then we may have the job for you.
From an ADA Perspective:
"We remove the evil from the streets that preys on our weak. We are the last line of defense for our community. Simply put, if we fail, justice can never be served."
– Isaac Shields, ADA Supervisor of Gang Prosecution Unit
"At the end of the day, I cannot help but fight for the victim, fight for the case, and fight to protect others in our community. Police do great work … but it means little if we, the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office, don't fight tooth and claw to make sure dangerous people are unable to hurt innocent people. It takes skill, it takes experience, but more than anything it takes effort. There are no shortcuts."
– Kevin Keller, ADA Supervisor of Robbery Unit
- ADA applicants must submit an application, cover letter, resume with professional references and a recent writing sample.
- Intern and extern applicants must submit an application, transcript, cover letter outlining their interest in public service and a resume with professional or academic references.
- Support staff applicants must submit an application, cover letter and a resume with professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- All applicants must pass a criminal background check.
Investigators with the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office conduct a variety of criminal investigation activities either independently or as a member of a team. We are looking for candidates with a sound work ethic and an interest in public service who will uphold the highest ethical standards.
- Participate in investigative work involving various types of law violations.
- Interview and take statements from witnesses and other individuals involved in assigned cases.
- Review, analyze and maintain records, accounts, and other factual information.
- Compile relevant data for assigned case investigation records.
- Photograph crime scenes and items of evidence.
- Prepare diagrams, charts, and other visual aids in support of investigative work.
- Collect, analyze, and preserve evidence.
- Prepare reports on investigations.
- Assist ADAs with evaluation and preparation of cases for prosecution.
- Testify in court.
- Serve subpoenas, execute search warrants and arrest warrants.
- Assist in locating and making arrangements for the appearance of witnesses to present evidence.
- Provide assistance to other law enforcement and/or regulatory agencies.
- Participate in meetings with community groups and other organizations relative to law enforcement functions and activities, as well as respond to crime scenes as necessary.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
- Investigation techniques and procedures.
- Principles of identification, preservation and presentation of evidence.
- Sources of information used in locating people.
- Legal rights of citizens.
- Rules of evidence.
- Court procedures.
- Search and arrest warrant preparation and service procedures.
- Photography and audio/video recording relative to investigative work.
- Functions of word processing programs.
- Operate field and office equipment and software used in criminal investigative work.
Demonstrate Ability to:
- Interpret statutes, regulations, laws, rules and policies which impact legal criminal investigations.
- Perform complex investigations with tact, resourcefulness and good judgment.
- Obtain information and evidence by observation, record examination and interviews.
- Analyze and evaluate statements of witnesses or suspected violators, as well as other crime scene evidence.
- Secure and present evidence in oral and written form.
- Prepare and maintain paper, digital and electronic investigative records, data and reports.
- Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
- Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
- Understand and follow oral and written directions to carry out assignments.
- Work cooperatively with departmental staff, the public, other departments and outside agencies.
- Work independently with a minimum of supervision.
- Successfully complete scheduled range qualifications.
- Conduct database searches.
- Conduct interview with victims, witnesses and suspects.
- Serve as Investigating Officer for jury trials.
- Must be able to work some nights, weekends, holidays, and/or rotating shifts; respond to after-hours call-outs to investigate major crimes; operate a motor vehicle; pass a criminal background check.
- While performing the duties of this job, investigator is regularly required to talk and hear, stand and walk, sit for long periods, walk for extended periods, bend and stoop; use hands and fingers to handle and manipulate objects; must occasionally reach with hands and arms, and may be required to lift or move up to twenty (20) pounds. Close vision is required.
At least seven years of experience as a peace officer that includes patrol, detective and criminal investigation experience.
Completion of two years of college with major course work in police science, criminology, or closely related field is desired.
License or Certificate
Possession of a valid Oklahoma Driver's License.
CLEET Certified preferred.
Salary negotiable based on experience; full State of Oklahoma Benefits, including monthly allowance for purchasing health coverage; paid sick leave and vacation earned monthly, combined 30 days per year to start. Ten paid holidays.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For consideration, complete the online application, save and email along with your resume, professional references and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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Assistant District Attorney
Assistant District Attorneys are the State of Oklahoma’s prosecuting attorneys. They perform a wide array of functions in the field of criminal prosecution and are one of the central instruments in maintaining safety in the community. Some of their job functions include: reviewing police reports for criminal charges, speaking to and meeting with victims, conducting court proceedings at all stages of the criminal process, researching and writing legal motions and arguing cases in front of a jury.
Must possess excellent research and writing abilities; must demonstrate strong oral advocacy skills; must be able to thrive in a fast-paced office; must have the ability to effectively interact with victims, family members of victims, witnesses, co-workers and personnel from outside agencies, such as police department and social service agencies; must possess a strong work ethic coupled with the highest personal integrity; must pass a criminal background check.
This is a full-time position beginning at $40,000 annually with full State of Oklahoma benefits, including a generous monthly allowance for purchasing health coverage. Paid sick leave and annual leave earned monthly (combined 30 days per year to start). State employees also receive ten paid holidays annually.
Current openings: 1
Assistant District Attorney
THE CIVIL DIVISION OF THE TULSA COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE is seeking applicants for an assistant district attorney with 0-2 years of experience. This position includes advising and representing county officials in various matters regarding all aspects of county government. Qualified applicants must have a J.D. degree from an accredited school of law and be admitted to the practice of law in the State of Oklahoma. Candidates for the July 2017 bar examination will be considered. Excellent research and writing skills are required. Excellent State benefits. Send cover letter, resume, professional references and a recent writing sample to: email@example.com
Current openings: 1
The Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office offers paid and unpaid legal internships to students enrolled in law school. These highly competitive internships offer students the opportunity to be part of a district attorney’s office, and provide invaluable experience to students interested in a career in criminal law. An intern’s duties may include contacting witnesses, attending trials and other court proceedings, conducting and analyzing legal research, writing legal motions and supporting the attorneys' prosecution of cases.
How to Apply:
Applications may be submitted online and require a copy of your resume, school transcript, a one-page personal statement explaining your interest in public service, and three professional or academic references. Volunteers must be able to pass a criminal background check. Please note that volunteer internships are unpaid. Paid internships may later be offered to those who excel in the volunteer position.
For information on legal internships, please send your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office offers upper division law students externship opportunities through their Colleges of Law. Externship programs provide students the chance to be part of a district attorney’s office, and may include contacting witnesses, attending trials and other court proceedings, conducting and analyzing legal research, writing legal motions and supporting the attorneys in their prosecution of cases in areas including Homicide, Gangs, Crimes against Children, Robbery and others. Work time required per academic credit is established by the schools. For detailed information see your school’s externship sites.