Assistant Attorney General (Tax and Finance Section - Opportunity 1)

$88,488 - $171,120 yearly
  • Oregon Department of Justice
  • Salem, Oregon, USA
  • Apr 06, 2021
Full time Banking Finance Government Legal

Job Description

The Oregon Department of Justice is seeking applicants for at least two Salem-based attorney positions 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.


If the work and atmosphere described interests you, give us the opportunity to consider you for this important role.  Also, look to our other postings on this site and in Workday Oregon. We hire regularly across the Department.  For that reason, check back often.  A similar opportunity that you should also check out is linked here: Assistant Attorney General.  We are excited to get to know you!




  • Permanent, full-time employment centrally located in Salem Oregon
  • Work where individual contribution matters and is recognized, where creativity and accomplishment are rewarded.
  • 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.
  • Vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays a year, and special days off.
  • Full medical, vision, and dental.
  • Pension and retirement programs.
  • Representation and support by the Oregon Judicial Attorneys Association (OAJA).




  • 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.


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.  Employees are expected to understand the agency’s affirmative action goals and objectives and treat everyone with dignity and respect.