Job Openings

The Government Law Section is interested in posting information about job opportunities for attorneys with a connection to local, state, or federal government, including courts, school districts and local districts.  Our section membership and outreach primarily includes attorneys who work for government, or who work for private law firms but represent public sector clients.

To make a request to post a job opportunity, please send an email to [email protected].

Assistant Attorney General (Business Activities Section)

The General Counsel Division of the Department of Justice has one or more openings for an Assistant Attorney General in its Salem Business Activities Section.

The Business Activities Section offers a diverse and stimulating practice, working directly with over 50 regulatory boards, commissions, and agencies to support their missions of public protection and to help ensure that their regulatory services and business operations are conducted in a sound manner. The Section’s clients include most of the Divisions of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, most health professional regulatory boards, and many non-health professional licensing boards and agencies. The attorney selected for this opportunity will be assigned as part of the team that works as staff counsel to the Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC).

Details for applying are available here.


Deputy Chief Counsel (General Counsel Division) Managing Attorney

The Oregon Department of Justice is seeking attorney applicants to consider for the position of Deputy Chief Counsel in its Salem- and Portland-based General Counsel Division.  The Deputy Chief Counsel is a member of the Chief Counsel’s office and assists the Chief Counsel to lead and coordinate, often cross-sectional or cross-Divisional, work on many of the Department’s most significant legal issues, oversee the Division’s legal work, and assist with administration of the office.

The General Counsel Division is comprised of approximately 120 attorneys and 45 staff members who work together to provide a full range of essential legal services to state agencies and officers in connection with their important government functions, including many of the state’s most significant and high-profile projects and issues.  In addition to mastering the laws and legal principles that govern or bear on the agency’s operations, General Counsel attorneys must understand the agency’s needs and priorities to deliver advice that provides a range of options for addressing legal issues within the context of those needs and priorities.

Details for applying are available here.