Salem, Oregon

Posted Date

June 10, 2024

Contact Information

Gennifer Brown

General Counsel Division, Government Services Section

The Oregon Department of Justice, General Counsel Division, seeks a full-time attorney to join our Government Services team of twelve accomplished and collegial general counsel attorneys. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. While this position is located in Salem, Oregon in a beautiful, newly-renovated space, we also offer a hybrid remote work option.

The successful applicant will work primarily within our Public Safety practice group to provide advice and trainings to the Oregon Department of Corrections, one of our nation’s most progressive adult corrections and community corrections agencies. Other work may include providing advice to other public safety-related agencies, such as the Oregon Parole Board, the Oregon Youth Authority, and the Oregon State Police, as well as other work as assigned by management.

Specific areas of work will include addressing legal questions and issues related to or affecting statewide corrections operations and programs, criminal sentencing laws, and post-prison supervision and community corrections and providing agency trainings; however, there may be opportunities to diversify your practice into different subject areas. A strong applicant will have at least three years’ experience advising Oregon governments regarding public safety, public records, constitutional and statutory or ordinance analysis, or corrections issues. An ideal applicant will have over five years’ experience advising Oregon governments and a demonstrated expertise in constitutional issues regarding prisoner/civil rights, sentencing, or incarceration matters; parole and post-prison supervision; statutory analysis, and Oregon’s public records law. A successful applicant will care deeply about providing rigorous legal review, as well as thinking creatively and collaboratively to assist our clients in resolving issues of statewide significance.

The Government Services Section: DOJ lawyers are widely recognized as some of the most accomplished and dedicated government attorneys in our state. The Government Services Section is a small group within the DOJ’s General Counsel division. We offer a professional, supportive, and stimulating general counsel practice. Our team strives to create a productive, supportive, and friendly workplace, whether we are working remotely or in person. We value our attorneys’ professional autonomy and support them with team collaboration. The DOJ promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging among our employees and seeks an applicant with awareness and commitment to these values. These values motivate and guide our actions.

We provide our clients with clear, timely, and consistent expert advice and other legal services, serving a wide variety of state agencies, including: the Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon State Police, the Oregon Youth Authority, the Secretary of State, the Department of Education, and the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission.

We encourage you to apply. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Christy Monson, Attorney-in-Charge at

In an ongoing effort to attract and retain diverse candidates, we are hopeful you’ll share our recruitment with members of your association, organization, or section members. I am available by phone or email if you have questions.

Apply here!
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Closes June 30, 2024 at 11:58 p.m.