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:
“The Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office ensures that every Tulsan—regardless of where he or she lives—is afforded the chance to live their life with dignity and respect. This Office will protect the rights of every member of our community,”
– Daniel A. Levy, Assistant District Attorney, Director: Gang & Organized Crime 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, Director: General Felony & Public Safety Prosecution 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.
The Grant specialist is responsible for researching, developing, preparing, and applying for grant opportunities from appropriate funding sources, as well as performing associated research and development for Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office. This position will assist in administering and monitoring all aspects of the grants and grant contracts for compliance by maintaining electronic and hard copy files for grant-funded projects, developing and submitting progress and financial reports and communicating with individuals at all levels of the organization. We are looking for candidates with a sound work ethic and an interest in public service who will uphold the highest ethical standards.
- Ability to multitask in a busy environment under time constraints while working with multiple agencies, attorneys, legal staff, the public, and community leaders/organizers.
- Knowledge of or the ability to master governmental budget and generally accepted accounting principles and procedures; applicable state and federal laws, rules, regulations and statutes; grant funding sources and compliance requirements.
- Effectively present information and respond to questions.
- Work with mathematical concepts to analyze problems, interpret and apply data.
- Effectively communicate orally and in writing; compose professional quality reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- Read and interpret various job-related documents and instructions.
- Establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships.
- Computer skills, primarily MS Office including Word and Excel and knowledge of office machines such as phone, copier/fax and printer; ability to learn windows-based case management software Karpel.
- Ability to work independently and with initiative as well as to be part of a team.
- Knowledge of legal terminology a plus.
- Ability, with or without accommodation, to meet the physical requirements of the job, which is in a high-traffic office setting with moderate noise; While performing the duties of this job, incumbent is regularly required to talk and hear, stand and walk, sit, bend and stoop; use hands and fingers to handle and manipulate objects; must occasionally reach overhead with hands and arms, and may be required to lift or move up to twenty (20) pounds. Close vision is required.
- Ability to pass a criminal background check and score 75% on office skills test.
Education/Experience – Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience .
Licenses/Certificates – NA.
Salary: $32,000 annually. 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.
Email cover letter, resume and list of professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 $45,000 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
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: email@example.com
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.