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Deputy General Counsel

Recruitment #180810-UNCE-233



Send cover letter, resume, and references to:

Teena Gunter, General Counsel,
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, Forestry,
2800 N. Lincoln Blvd,
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

no later than August 24, 2018.

POSITION TITLE: Deputy General Counsel (Unclassified)

SALARY: $63,750 Annual Salary

LOCATION: Oklahoma City.


The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry has an opening for Deputy General Counsel. The Department regulates a variety of industries under the Oklahoma Agricultural Code. The Deputy General Counsel will report to the General Counsel and satisfy the legal needs of the State Board of Agriculture, Secretary of Agriculture, and division directors. The Deputy General Counsel may also provide legal services to the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission. 

The position requires a law degree and membership in the Oklahoma bar, not less than five (5) years of practical legal experience with a preference for experience in state government, familiarity with the Administrative Procedures Act, Open Meetings Act, Open Records Act, and Governmental Tort Claims Act. The ideal candidate will have significant experience with the review of state contracts, individual proceedings, all aspects of rulemaking, and representing a state agency in civil litigation.

A successful candidate will work with other attorneys, Department employees, and the public in a cooperative and collegial manner; answer novel questions or solve legal dilemmas quickly with little preparation time; demonstrate excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills; and have the ability to set priorities and organize time efficiently.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


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