Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Oregon AG Office: Assistant Attorney General- Natural Resources Section


Date Posted: 01/27/2015
Schedule Type: Full Time
Practice Areas: Environmental, Government/Regulatory Affairs

Job Description

The Department of Justice seeks attorney applicants for an Assistant Attorney General position in the Natural Resources Section of the General Counsel Division.  This is a Salem or Portland-based position represented by the Oregon Association of Justice Attorneys.
This position offers a challenging and stimulating practice, and the opportunity to be involved in natural resource matters of great importance to Oregon.  The successful applicant will be assigned to work with Oregon agencies on matters relating to the Portland Harbor Superfund Site, but may also have opportunities to work on other environmental and natural resources issues, depending on interest and experience.  We seek applicants with demonstrated knowledge and practice experience working on federal and state environmental and natural resources legal matters.  Applicants must be committed to working on matters involving federal and state cleanup laws, including CERCLA.  
We seek an attorney with a strong work ethic, a commitment to public service, excellent academic credentials, strong advocacy and analytical ability, effective communication skills (both written and verbal), client counseling skills, the ability to work on a team that include both lawyers and non-lawyers, and the ability to work collaboratively with policy makers and stakeholders.   Practice experience on environmental cleanup matters is preferred and a litigation background is desirable.  
This position will be filled at either the Assistant Attorney General or Senior Assistant Attorney General level, depending on experience and other factors.  Questions regarding this position may be directed to Paul Garrahan, Attorney-in-Charge, Natural Resources Section, at 503-947-4520, or to Steven Wolf, Chief Counsel, General Counsel Division, at 503-947-4540.
Working for the Department of Justice
In addition to a fast-paced and challenging work environment, the Oregon Department of Justice provides the opportunity for a rewarding career in public service. The Oregon Department of Justice employs more than 1300 dedicated employees, including 300 excellent attorneys.  Our goal is to be the best public law office in the nation. We are committed to hiring, developing, and retaining the finest legal professionals.  We offer our employees challenging and stimulating work, with excellent benefits.  Because of our size and the volume of our legal work, we are able to entrust each attorney with a significant and appropriate level of responsibility, helping people work productively and facilitating the growth and development of their careers. This public sector law organization offers meaningful work that makes a difference in the lives of all Oregonians. 
Assistant Attorneys General, on behalf of the Attorney General, represent the State of Oregon and officers and agencies of the State in most civil and many criminal proceedings.  The Department offers a broad range of opportunities for attorneys to work on significant and complex issues that face our state.  Assistant Attorneys General work in virtually every area of legal practice including protecting children, fighting crime, defending criminal convictions, protecting consumers and the elderly, protecting our natural resources, fighting discrimination, defending the state and state employees, and providing legal advice to state agencies, officers and elected officials.  This work makes a difference to the citizens of Oregon and provides unparalleled career satisfaction and professional opportunities.  The Oregon Department of Justice is committed to excellence.  We are seeking individuals who are dedicated to justice and motivated to work hard on important legal matters on behalf of the citizens of Oregon.


All final candidates for employment must pass a thorough criminal background investigation.
Applicants must possess a certificate of admission to the Bar of the State of Oregon and be eligible to practice law before the courts of the State of Oregon at the time of appointment.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability, and is committed to workplace diversity. 


$5,658.00 - $11,096.00 Monthly
$67,896.00 - $133,152.00 Annually 

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