Oregon Attorney General's Office
Salem, Oregon

Posted Date

May 11, 2022


General Counsel Division

Contact Information

Gennifer Brown

General Counsel Division, Business Transactions Section

The Department of Justice is seeking attorney applicants for a position in the Business Transactions Section of its General Counsel Division.  This position is Salem-based but offers significant opportunities for remote work.

The Business Transactions Section represents state agencies engaged in information technology and other complex business transactions, including information systems acquisition, technology development and implementation projects, acquisition and management of telecommunications services for state agencies, software licensing and other technology licensing transactions, and SaaS and cloud computing matters.  In addition, Business Transactions Section lawyers counsel state agencies in matters related to intellectual property (including trademark and copyright), and information privacy and security, including responding to privacy and security incidents.  The Section is assigned as contact counsel for the Office of Enterprise Information Services (i.e., the State Chief Information Officer), the State Data Center, the State Procurement Services office, and multiple programs within those offices and departments.  Finally, members of the Business Transaction Section act as subject-matter experts within the General Counsel Division on matters related to the Public Contracting Code and related administrative rules and provide guidance and substantive input to other sections within General Counsel engaged in transactional and other business matters.


Questions regarding this position may be directed to John McCormick, Acting Attorney-in-Charge, Business Transactions Section, at 503-947-4540.




  • Active membership and in good standing with the Oregon State Bar by the time of appointment.
  • At least five (5) years of practical experience in information technology engagements or other subject areas described above. Experience may be a combination of legal experience and other work experience.
  • Demonstrated analytical, advocacy, research, verbal communication, and writing skills within the context of relevant practical experience.
  • Demonstrated client counseling skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with lawyers, non-lawyers, policy makers and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and contributing to an inclusive working environment where diverse individual experiences and perspectives are valued and supported.



Desired Experience

  • Experience as in-house counsel, general counsel, or other experience counseling organizations.
  • Ability to efficiently and thoroughly review and provide legal advice on transactional matters.
  • Ability to convey complex transactional concepts to non-attorney clients.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to work with clients effectively, cooperatively, and on tight timelines.
  • Additional professional certifications relating to the subject areas of the Section.
  • 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.



Working for the Department of Justice

Assistant Attorneys General, on behalf of the Attorney General, represent the State of Oregon and state-elected and appointed officials, agencies, boards and commissions 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 and make a difference to the citizens of Oregon while providing unparalleled career satisfaction and professional prospects.


Conduct Expectations 

The role of the Oregon Department of Justice is to provide justice and uphold the rule of law. Employees of the Department are required to meet the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics while on the job, and also to maintain those same high standards when taking actions in their personal lives that could reflect on the Department.


The Department of Justice


The Mission of the Oregon Department of Justice is to serve state government and to support safe and healthy communities throughout Oregon by providing essential justice services.   Its over 1,300 employees in nine divisions, including more than 300 lawyers, are dedicated to the rule of law and serving the people of Oregon and its government.


The Attorney General and our nine divisions are dedicated to:

  • Providing ethical, independent and high quality legal services to state government;
  • Safeguarding consumers from fraud and unfair business practices;
  • Fighting crime and helping crime victims;
  • Advocating for vulnerable children;
  • Supporting families through the collection of child support;
  • Enforcing environmental protections;
  • Defending the civil rights of all Oregonians;
  • Pursuing justice and upholding the rule of law.


Diversity is a core value of the Department of Justice and the department’s General Counsel Division.   We are working to build and maintain a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment.   Every employee expands our diversity through varied experiences and perspectives, and by contributing to the range of ways to understand and communicate with one another, identify challenges, and work cooperatively.


Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.   The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, veteran, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability, and is committed to workplace diversity.

Application Process

Application Process


This OAJA-represented position will be filled at either the Assistant Attorney General or Senior Assistant Attorney General level, salary range $7,558-$14,675 per month, depending primarily on years of legal practice experience and other factors.


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  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).