Salem, Oregon

Posted Date

March 18, 2024

Contact Information

Gennifer Brown

General Counsel Division, Tax and Finance Section (Transactional/Finance Assistant Attorney General)


Apply now to join the Oregon Department of Justice as an Assistant Attorney General.  The General Counsel Division’s Tax and Finance Section seeks a transactional attorney to work as an integral member of our finance team.  As a member of the finance team, you will act as general counsel to one or more of the various state agencies that manage and distribute the state’s finances.  This position is Salem-based with opportunities for working remotely on a hybrid schedule.


Our Assistant Attorneys General advise state agencies on a variety of legal matters arising from the distribution of state and federal funds, including state banking, bonds, investment, grants, and borrowing activities.  Our work is exceptionally diverse, challenging and rewarding.  As an example, we recently completed work for Business Oregon on the Research and Development Tax Credit for Semiconductor Companies, which will bring $250 million into local businesses over the next four years.  Our Assistant Attorneys General advise the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department in its growing work helping provide affordable housing to Oregonians in need. During the last legislative session, Oregon Housing and Community Services received approximately $600 million in additional funding to increase affordable housing in the state.


The agreements governing all the state’s grant money passes through the finance team.  Our team of expert finance attorneys assist the Oregon Health Authority to distribute grant funds to entities to reach a broad range of needs, from the treatment of mental illness to the distribution of COVID vaccines.  We also advise the Oregon Lottery, the Oregon Department of Revenue, the Oregon Department of Education, the Oregon Department of Human Services, the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs, as well as the Oregon Treasury, Oregon’s Public Employees Retirement System, and all of the agencies dealing with the state’s natural resources.  Each Assistant Attorney General may be assigned one or more clients depending on workload, experience, and needs of the department and our Assistant Attorneys General are expected to develop close client relationships and client specific expertise over time.

The primary client relationship in this position is with Oregon Treasury. Representing Oregon Treasury requires the successful candidate to blend a keen analytical ability with close client relationship development.  Moreover, because the position also represents agencies other than Treasury, the successful lawyer in this role must be a quick learner in a diverse set of substantive areas of law, especially public finance law.


This role includes work negotiating, drafting, reviewing, and approving complex funding agreements for legal sufficiency.  Legal sufficiency review is guided by the Public Contracting Code and regulation.  You will draft legal advice to your client agencies analyzing the extent of an agency’s legal authority.  You will be responsible for anticipating legal issues and working with agencies to manage risk.  Finally, you will guide agencies through the rulemaking process. This is primarily a non-litigation position.


Questions regarding this position may be directed to Jonathan Groux, Acting Attorney-in-Charge, Tax and Finance Section, at


If you would like to learn more or be considered, applying has never been easier:


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Transactional/Finance Assistant Attorney General – Tax & Finance Section

Closes April 8, 2024 at 11:58 p.m.