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Environmental Litigation Deputy City Attorney
The litigation attorney will work with the Portland Harbor Superfund Site team within the Office. The position requires a minimum of seven years of experience including coordinating complex litigation preferably including environmental litigation. Familiarity with environmental law issues is preferred. The position will involve complex multi-party negotiations, liability allocation, written and oral advocacy, review of technical documents, and working with an interdisciplinary project team. Salary depending upon experience.

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The Portland City Attorney's Office is a law office of over 40 attorneys and 30 legal support professionals, equivalent to a mid-sized Portland law firm. The City Attorney's Office manages, directs, and integrates a wide range of complex, sensitive legal services, often involving issues of significant visibility and substantial consequence for the City. The Office is responsible for both for providing legal advice and advocacy on highly complex and sensitive issues in diverse areas of law to the Mayor, City Council, bureau managers, other City employees, boards and commissions for ensuring that City officials and employees comply with the legal and ethical standards outlined in statue and code.

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Position: Environmental Litigation Deputy City Attorney
Organization: The Portland City Attorney's Office
Location: Portland,  OR 
United States
Salary: $95,306.00 - $158,226.00
Posting Start Date: 11/18/2020
Date Posted: 11/18/2020
A competitive candidate for the position of Deputy City Attorney - Environmental Litigation willpossess the qualifications/competencies identified in the Position Description above and theknowledge, skills and abilities in this Ideal Candidate Profile. Please be sure to provide sufficientinformation in your résumé and cover letter to display to our subject matter experts the extent ofyour qualifications.

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 theBar of another jurisdiction, with the ability to obtain Oregon State Bar Membership.
Ideal Candidate Profile
EXPERIENCE - minimum of seven years of experience including coordinating complex litigationpreferably including environmental litigation.

KNOWLEDGE - familiarity with environmental law issues.

COMPETENCIES - able to perform complex multi-party negotiations, liability allocation, writtenand oral advocacy, review of technical documents and working with an interdisciplinary projectteam.

  • An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume andcover letter, weighted 100%.
  • Do not attach materials not requested .
  • Only candidates who meetthe minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days fromthe notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please readthe City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information.
  • Additional evaluation maybe required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.
**PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill futurevacancies**

Recruitment Timeline: Posting: 11/16/20 – 12/7/20
  • Applications Reviewed: 12/8/20 – 12/18/120
  • Eligible List: week of 12/21/20
  • Selection Phase Begins: Tentatively12/28/20
  • Job Offer: Tentatively January 2021
**Timeline is approximate and subject to change without notice**
Application Instructions Applicants must submit a professional résumé and a cover letter specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement inaccordance with the following application instructions:
  • Your résumé and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your cover letter should include details describing your education, training and/orexperience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications.
  • Your résumé should support the details described in your cover letter.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe inyour cover letter and résumé any transferrable skills obtained during your militaryservice and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the"To Qualify" section above.
  • All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closingdate and time of this recruitment.
  • E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not beaccepted.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/18/2020
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Organization Information
The Portland City Attorney's Office

Portland,  OR 97204
United States
Kim Sneath