Salem, Oregon

Posted Date

September 29, 2022

Contact Information

Gennifer Brown

General Counsel Division, Health and Human Services Section


The Oregon Department of Justice is seeking applicants for a position in the Health and Human Services Section of the General Counsel Division.  The position may be based either in Portland or Salem, with opportunities for some remote work.  The Health and Human Services Section provides legal advice, contract review, and administrative rule and hearing services to client agencies administering the state’s public assistance, health programs, and both adult and child care facility regulation to the following agencies:


  • Oregon Health Authority – medical assistance programs (including managed care through Coordinated Care Organizations), Oregon Prescription Drug Program, addictions and mental health, public health, licensing, health analytics, and the Oregon State Hospital;
  • Department of Human Services – programs for adults and people with disabilities, licensing and adult abuse oversight, public assistance benefit programs including Medicaid, temporary assistance for needy families, supplemental nutrition assistance and vocational rehabilitation;
  • Home Care Commission;
  • Department of Business and Consumer Services – insurance regulatory programs, Division of Financial Regulation and the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace;
  • Department of Education, Early Learning Division, Office of Child Care; and
  • Psychiatric Security Review Board.


Work in the section is fast-paced and provides a stimulating and rewarding opportunity in a collegial environment to advise agencies on a variety of health- and social-related programs impacting some of the most vulnerable populations within the state. The primary focus of this recruitment will be on supporting the section’s representation of the Oregon Health Authority.


Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Jeffrey Wahl, Attorney-in-Charge, Health and Human Services Section, at 503-947-4540.



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!

Assistant Attorney General (Health & Human Services Section)

Closes October 20, 2022 at 11:58 p.m.