PORTLAND CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE seeks a talented attorney for the position of:
Construction Law/Transactional Attorney
Salary: Deputy City Attorney $95,306 to $158,226 Annually
Opening Date: 6/22/2020
Closing Date: 7/17/2020
The Portland City Attorney's Office seeks an attorney with at least five years of experience as a transactional attorney in the areas of construction (capital improvements) and procurement, to include general advice work. The position requires experience in/knowledge of construction law and real estate transactions; business and workforce equity programs in construction contracting; and alternative contracting methods including construction manager/general contractor, design-build and progressive design-build. Work includes pre-claims disputes, litigation, and insurance coverage assessments. Litigation experience, knowledge of public contracting code, insurance and property transaction experience preferred. Position requires a focus on racial equity as applied to legal analysis, policy, and institutional systems.
Applicants must also possess:
A Juris Doctor from an accredited law school.
Oregon State Bar Membership, in good standing, or membership in good standing in the Bar of another jurisdiction, with the ability to obtain Oregon State Bar Membership.
Why Join the City of Portland
The City of Portland offers competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long-term disability that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family. The City also participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System.
Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Cultural competence and a demonstrated commitment to public service and equity are highly valued. It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income.
If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Office Administrator named below no later than the closing date of this announcement.
If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veteran’s Administration Letter. Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted with your cover letter and resume.