Assistant Attorney General (Business Transactions Section)
Oregon Secretary of State Salem, VA (Onsite) Full-Time
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Initial Posting Date: 05/05/2023Application Deadline:06/08/2023Agency:Department of JusticeSalary Range:$7,792 - $15,130Position Type:EmployeePosition Title:Assistant Attorney General (Business Transactions Section)Job Description:General Counsel Division, Business Transactions SectionThe General Counsel Division: Attorneys in the General Counsel Division of the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) provide legal advice and other legal services to Oregon's state agencies, officials, boards, commissions. Collectively our clients responsible for the administration and operations of state government. These responsibilities include managing complex information and telecommunications systems, building roads and bridges, protecting Oregon's lands and waters, operating parks and other recreational facilities, administering the laws that protect Oregonians' health, finances, and property, operating programs to provide critical services to vulnerable citizens, and performing other critical government functions. General Counsel Division attorneys analyze and advise on critical questions of constitutional and statutory interpretation, and the laws that govern public bodies. We seek talented attorneys with a keen interest in public service to join the Business Transactions Section of the General Counsel Division.The Opportunity: Successful applicants will join a collaborative, congenial, skilled, and experienced team of attorneys that provides legal services to DOJ's clients engaged in a broad range of commercial transactions over a variety of subject matter areas, including: information technology (software licensing, SaaS services, telecommunications, technology licensing and purchasing, and related professional services), data sharing, advertising services, general goods and services transactions, lease and other real property transactions, and other unique and complex transactional matters. Your work may also include counseling state agencies in matters related to intellectual property (including trademark and copyright) and information privacy and security, including responding to privacy and security incidents. You will have the opportunity to advise clients as they develop policies governing state agency commercial practices and procedures, and to contribute to DOJ's development of its policies and procedures governing its role in providing transactional legal services to state government. Business Transaction Section attorneys are the subject-matter experts on the Public Contracting Code and related administrative rules and provide guidance and substantive input to other attorneys in the General Counsel Division and throughout DOJ advising their own clients on transactional and other business matters. Business Transaction Section attorneys are the primary General Counsel attorneys for the State's Office of Enterprise Information Services, the State Data Center, the State Procurement Services office, and multiple programs within those offices and departments. In addition, our attorneys represent other DOJ clients on complex transactional subject matter, which provides Business Transaction Section attorneys the opportunity to work with a variety of state agencies on transactions involving those agencies' programs, in collaboration with their DOJ colleagues who act as primary General Counsel attorney for those agencies.Office Location/Remote Work: This position is Salem-based. However, Section attorneys generally work remotely, subject to personal preference, DOJ policies, and client or operational needs.Professional Development: DOJ supports the professional development of its attorneys. We provide frequent in-house, Oregon State Bar accredited, continuing legal education seminars conducted by DOJ colleagues on topics within their practices and expertise. In addition, DOJ occasionally hosts seminars conducted by outside organizations, including the National Association of Attorneys General (of which Oregon Attorney General Rosenblum is President-Elect). Finally, DOJ attorneys receive membership in a national organization offering accredited, high quality continuing legal education seminars across a variety of subject matter areas.Questions regarding this position may be directed to John McCormick, Attorney-in-Charge, Business Transactions Section, at
.RequiredActive membership and in good standing with the Oregon State Bar by the time of appointment.Demonstrated transactional experience, which 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.Collaborative work history 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 ExperienceExperience as in-house counsel, general counsel, or other experience counseling organizational clients.Ability to efficiently and thoroughly analyze, and provide legal advice relevant to, complex transactional matters.Ability to convey complex transactional legal 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.Application ProcessFollow the "Apply" link above. 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. (Required)Attach your cover letter. (Required)Attach your writing sample. (Required)This OAJA-represented position will be filled at either the Assistant Attorney General or Senior Assistant Attorney General level, salary range $7,792.00 - $15,130.00 per month, depending primarily on years of legal practice experience and other factors. Employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95% and pay a 6% employee contribution to PERS; the salary range noted reflects base salary only. For a partial list of our benefits, you can learn here.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 one or both requested documents didn't attach to your application, if you need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), have questions, or need assistance with the application process, please contact
. Any materials emailed 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).Working for the Department of JusticeAssistant 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 ExpectationsThe 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 JusticeThe 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.For additional information regarding benefits and application assistance, click HERE.Oregon Department of Justice1162 Court St NESalem OR,
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