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.

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Assistant County Counsel I (Yamhill County)

This is a regular, full-time position to assist County Counsel and more senior legal staff in all legal functional areas for the County and in providing general legal advice and assistance to the Board of Commissioners, County departments, other elected officials, and employees. The attorney in this position will perform a variety of professional legal work and research for County departments/divisions including court appearances, civil litigation, administrative hearings, public contracting, labor law, and related transactional, drafting and administrative work. Other duties may also include support with more complex or extensive legal matters, based on qualifications and experience, and other related legal work as required. Please see the attached job description for full details.

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Assistant County Counsel 1 and 2 (Columbia County)

Perform a variety of legal services for County departments relative to civil matters. Represent the County in litigation and administrative proceedings. Do related work as required. Assist in providing legal assistance to the Board of Commissioners and other elected officials and department heads. Please refer to the job description for additional details.

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Litigation Attorney, CIS (Tigard)

Become a trusted advisor and advocate for city and county law enforcement by defending law enforcement and employment claims. This includes defending excessive force, wrongful arrest and civil rights claims against law enforcement, as well as law enforcement related employment practices claims. The focus is on law enforcement, but the Litigation Attorney will defend other liability claims filed against local government in Oregon. The Litigation Attorney will primarily support the Supervising Litigation Attorney, while handling a separate caseload. This position requires membership in good standing in the Oregon State Bar, admission to the U.S. District Court, and a minimum of five years’ experience, ideally with some portion spent defending law enforcement. The ideal candidate will have first or second chair trial experience in law enforcement and/or employment cases, as well as a background in public sector tort and civil rights law, familiarity with the insurance industry, and confidence in dealing with public officials. Excellent wages and benefits (including PERS retirement), and free parking.

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