Organization

Oregon Attorneys General's Office
Salem, Oregon

Posted Date

April 2, 2021

Contact Information

Mistie Slauson
DOJ.recruitment@doj.state.or.us

The Tax & Finance Section represents the many agencies that provide financing to a variety of recipients to stimulate economic development, provide affordable housing, assist with healthcare needs, and address many other crucial needs throughout the state.  This position offers a diverse and stimulating finance-related practice. The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for providing advice to state agencies, and drafting, reviewing and approving contracts related to federal and state-funded grants, loans and other financing agreements.

The position duties include providing legal advice to client agencies, such as the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department and Oregon State Treasurer’s office,  as well as reviewing and providing advice regarding grants, loans, and other financial transactions for those agencies and others, including the Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Health Authority and more.  The attorney in this position may also work with other attorneys in the section to advise and represent the Oregon Lottery, the Oregon Employment Department and the Public Employee Benefit Board and may be assign other clients and responsibilities.

Responsibilities

The Oregon Department of Justice is seeking applicants for a Salem-based attorney position in the Tax and Finance Section of the General Counsel Division.  The Tax & Finance Section represents the many agencies that provide financing to a variety of recipients to stimulate economic development, provide affordable housing, assist with healthcare needs, and address many other crucial needs throughout the state.  This position offers a diverse and stimulating finance-related practice. The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for providing advice to state agencies, and drafting, reviewing and approving contracts related to federal and state-funded grants, loans and other financing agreements.

The position duties include providing legal advice to client agencies, such as the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department and Oregon State Treasurer’s office,  as well as reviewing and providing advice regarding grants, loans, and other financial transactions for those agencies and others, including the Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Health Authority and more.  The attorney in this position may also work with other attorneys in the section to advise and represent the Oregon Lottery, the Oregon Employment Department and the Public Employee Benefit Board and may be assign other clients and responsibilities.

Qualifications

Required

  • Active membership and in good standing with the Oregon State Bar by the time of appointment.
  • At least two (2) years of practical experience.
  • Possess superior analytical, advocacy, research, verbal communication, and writing skills.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Transactional practice experience.
  • Client counseling skills.
  • Collaborative work history with policy makers and stakeholders.

Desired Experience

  • At least three (3) years experience working in the finance or banking field, or working with government-supported grants, loans or tax credit finance programs, or other government financing transactions.
  • Familiarity with general government law, public contracting law, and administrative law.
  • Ability to efficiently and thoroughly review and provide legal advice on contract documents, listen and read carefully, and communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to work with clients effectively, cooperatively, and on tight timelines in a high volume practice and on tight timelines in a high-volume practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage a busy and ever-changing list of assignments while keeping managers and clients informed of the status of projects. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service.

Applicants most closely matching the requirements and needs of the position will be invited to interview.  This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

Application Process

  • Click the “Apply” link.  Current State of Oregon applicants are asked to use their state-issued log-in to access and apply in Workday.  Using an external account disrupts the hiring process.
  • Attach your resume.
  • Attach your cover letter.
  • Attach your writing sample.

ALL APPLICANTS: You will only have one opportunity to upload the required resume, cover letter, and any other required documents. Drag and drop all into Workday when prompted to upload your resume. If you are concerned that any of your documents may not have attached to your application, please email a copy to doj.recruitment@doj.state.or.us. Material will be associated on your behalf if received before the posting deadline.

CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES: Login to Workday using your state-issued login and apply via the Career Worklet located on your home page. Using a private account disrupts the hiring process for all internal candidates. Prior to clicking “Apply”, update your employee profile to reflect your Education, Skills, and Job History (including your current job). ​

For additional information regarding benefits and application assistance, click HERE.

Oregon Department of Justice
1162 Court St NE
Salem OR, 97301
DOJ.recruitment@doj.state.or.us

Phone: (503) 947-4328
Fax: (503) 373-0367