Employment Opportunities

Environment, Energy, and Resources - Associate Attorney - Midlevel

Perkins Coie - Portland Office

Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a midlevel transactional associate to support its highly regarded national Environment, Energy, and Resources practice group. The associate would be located in the firm’s Seattle, Bellevue, Boise, Portland, or Madison office. Candidates must have 4-6 years of experience specializing in transactional work and excellent academic credentials. This position will focus on transactional work involving electric energy, mining, oil and gas, and other resource industries.

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EAP Board Member/Chair

Employment Appeals Board

The EAB has an opening for a Board Member/Chair. The EAB was created in the Employment Department in 1959 (ORS 657.685) to review contested unemployment insurance claims orders issued by what is now the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). EAB is a quasi-judicial agency of the Employment Department. It has one office in Salem, and consists of: three board members appointed by the Governor to two-four-year terms; a program administrator; an executive assistant; three legal staff; and one legal secretary. EAB’s biennial budget is $2.1 million. EAB performs de novo review on the record of unemployment insurance benefits hearings conducted by the OAH’s administrative law judges, and has continuous jurisdiction over its own cases. EAB handles between 1500 and 2000 cases per year. Appeal from an EAB decision is to the Oregon Court of Appeals.

Employment Appeals Board Chair is a term-limited full-time position. The job classification is Principle Executive Manager E, salary range MESN-33X. https://apps.oregon.gov/DAS/Classification-Compensation/JobProfile/Title/PrincipalExecutiveManagerE/JobProfileCode/7008/Category/PrincipalExecutiveManagerandOtherUnclassifiedTitles/Salary

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Assistant Attorney General (Salem Child Advocacy Section)

Oregon Department of Justice

The Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking energetic, self-motivated individuals to consider for the position of Assistant Attorney General in the Child Advocacy Section (ChAS) of the Civil Enforcement Division. Frequent travel will be required.

ChAS attorneys are responsible for providing comprehensive legal advice and litigation services to the Department of Human Services Child Welfare Program (DHS) in all phases of juvenile dependency and termination of parental rights cases. Section attorneys work closely with DHS regarding child safety and to improve outcomes for children and families in child abuse and neglect cases. Attorneys must effectively balance providing legal advice with frequent court appearances, from short hearings to multi-day complex trials. This position also requires the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Application Deadline: 3/10/2021

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Assistant Attorney General (Medford Child Advocacy Section)

Oregon Department of Justice

The Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking energetic, self-motivated individuals to consider for the position of Assistant Attorney General in the Child Advocacy Section (ChAS) of the Civil Enforcement Division. While located in the Medford office, the position will also be assigned to handle some of the section’s work currently served out of the Eugene office. Frequent travel will be required.

ChAS attorneys are responsible for providing comprehensive legal advice and litigation services to the Department of Human Services Child Welfare Program (DHS) in all phases of juvenile dependency and termination of parental rights cases. Section attorneys work closely with DHS regarding child safety and to improve outcomes for children and families in child abuse and neglect cases. Attorneys must effectively balance providing legal advice with frequent court appearances, from short hearings to multi-day complex trials. This position also requires the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Application Deadline: 3/11/2021

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Assistant Attorney General (Portland Child Advocacy Section)

Oregon Department of Justice

The Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking energetic, self-motivated individuals to consider for the position of Assistant Attorney General in the Child Advocacy Section (ChAS) of the Civil Enforcement Division. Frequent travel will be required.

ChAS attorneys are responsible for providing comprehensive legal advice and litigation services to the Department of Human Services Child Welfare Program (DHS) in all phases of juvenile dependency and termination of parental rights cases. Section attorneys work closely with DHS regarding child safety and to improve outcomes for children and families in child abuse and neglect cases. Attorneys must effectively balance providing legal advice with frequent court appearances, from short hearings to multi-day complex trials. This position also requires the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Application Deadline: 3/11/2021

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Criminal Hearings Referee

Washington County Circuit Court - Judicial Department

This is a Criminal Hearings Referee position for the Washington County Circuit Court, Twentieth Judicial District for the State of Oregon, located in Hillsboro.

As a Criminal Hearings Referee…

You will preside in the Law Enforcement Center courtroom, co-located with the Washington County Jail, over criminal and traffic cases including arraignments, preliminary hearings, release hearings, traffic violation hearings and lead the early case resolution and diversion early case resolution programs.

Due to the wide spread power outages in the Portland Metro Area we are extending the job posting to close at 11:59pm on March 1, 2021.

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County Legal Counsel

Curry County, OR (Gold Beach)

The County Legal Counsel performs a variety of legal services for the Board of Commissioners and all County departments relative to civil matters. The legal services performed are in such varied fields as land use, bankruptcy, assessment and taxation, torts, contracts, labor law, real property and municipal law. In addition to the above-referenced legal services, the County Legal Counsel serves as the risk manager for Curry County.

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Public Securities & Mergers & Acquisitions – Associate Attorney

Perkins Coie - Portland

Perkins Coie is seeking a mid-level associate to join its highly-regarded business practice in Portland. Candidates must have excellent credentials and at least four years of corporate transactional experience, preferably at a national law firm. Candidates with public securities and mergers & acquisitions experience are preferred. Our business group focuses on securities, mergers and acquisitions, emerging companies and venture capital, and corporate counseling of companies at all stages of development.

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OAAP Attorney Counselor

Oregon Attorney Assistance Program

The Oregon Attorney Assistance Program (OAAP) is hiring an attorney counselor to assist lawyers, judges, law students, and other members of the legal community with well-being and personal challenges including, but not limited to, behavioral health, stress management, depression/anxiety, substance use, career transition, and retirement-related issues. Primary responsibilities include short-term individual counseling and referrals to community resources, facilitation of support groups and workshops, presentation of CLEs and other educational programs, and crisis intervention.

Application deadline: March 5, 2021

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U.S. Magistrate Judge

US District Court, District of Oregon

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time
United States Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon to fill the
vacancy created by the planned retirement of Judge John V. Acosta. The official location of the
position is in Portland, Oregon. The essential function of courts is to dispense justice. An important component of this
function is the creation and maintenance of diversity in the court system. A community's belief that
a court dispenses justice is heightened when the court reflects the community's racial, ethnic, and
gender diversity.

Application packet must be received no later than 4:30pm, April 9, 2021.

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Deputy City Attorney - Police Advice & Litigation

City Of Portland

The selected candidate will work as part of a team providing legal services to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) and other public safety bureaus. This position will advise the City’s elected officials and PPB personnel on the legal aspects of 21st century policing. Must have a strong desire to work with police officers and an understanding of the changing legal and societal landscape in which police operate. This position is also expected to provide advice on general municipal law to ensure that PPB successfully carries out its support and administrative functions including but not limited to contracting, public records, tort claims, crowd management, public meetings, internal policies, government ethics, and legislative drafting.

Posting closes 3/12/2021.

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Staff Attorney, Senior Law – Portland Regional Office

Legal Aid Service of Oregon

The Portland Regional Office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) is seeking full-time staff attorney. This position will focus primarily on legal issues important to low-income seniors. While the person in this position will generally work from the Portland Office, the work will be done remotely when there are office closures related to COVID-19.

Open until filled. Review of resumes to begin on February 22, 2021.

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