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.
Crime Victim Advocate – SV Team
The Victim Witness Center team provides crime victims with initial and ongoing support and advocacy throughout interactions with law enforcement and others within the criminal justice system as necessary. We are looking for candidates with a sound work ethic and an interest in public service who will perform the job with compassion and respect for our diverse group of clients and staff, and who will uphold the highest ethical standards. The position requires incumbents to commit to a flexible schedule when court requires attendance after 5 p.m. for jury verdicts, late interviews, etc.
- Ability to be a calming presence for concerned witnesses and crime victims.
- Strong interpersonal, written and spoken communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
- Ability to work independently and with initiative as well as to be part of a team.
- Ability to multitask in a busy environment, working with multiple attorneys and members of legal staff.
- Computer skills, primarily MS Office including Word and Excel, Case Management by Karpel and knowledge of office machines such as phone, copier/fax and printer.
- 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, advocate 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 with hands and arms, and may be required to lift or move up to ten (10) pounds. Close vision is required.
- Ability to pass a criminal background test and score 75% on an office skills test.
- Manage assigned specialty prosecutor team and assigned dockets.
- Keep all dates of caseload court settings on a calendar and review court calendars daily.
- Manage advocate coverage for all court appearances relating to assigned team.
- Contact all victims/witnesses at time of filing; maintain contact during the entirety of the case.
- Maintain and update good contact information for all assigned witnesses/victims.
- Send letters, make calls with any case updates.
- Advise victims/witnesses on assigned cases of the following: case status, hearing dates, and outcome of case as well as helping to quell fears and concerns.
- Be present for any court hearings for assigned cases.
- Coordinate all victims and witnesses on assigned cases for preliminary hearing and jury trial testimony.
- Schedule and be present for all lay witness and victim interviews.
- Take detailed notes of interviews and email copy of notes to appropriate ADA assigned to the case.
- Arrange out of state travel arrangements for victims and witnesses on assigned cases.
- Maintain and report accurate required statistics to Director as well and Finance Director as instructed by the VOCA grants.
Education/Experience – High-School Diploma or equivalent.
Licenses/Certificates – NA.
Salary: Grant-funded, $30,000 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. and after hours as needed to provide ongoing victim/witness support.
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Applicants should review the application requirements. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered
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.
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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.