The Portland City Attorney’s Office is seeking applications for an environmental attorney to work with its Portland Harbor Superfund Site team. Position requires a minimum of seven years of experience with CERCLA and other relevant environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act. Position will involve complex multi-party negotiations, liability allocation, written and oral advocacy, review of technical documents and working with an interdisciplinary project team. Environmental litigation experience is preferred. Salary depending upon experience.
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.
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.
Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 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.
Submit a cover letter and resume, by mail, hand delivery or email to:
Kim Sneath, Office Administrator, City Attorney's Office, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 430, Portland, Oregon 97204
The Portland City Attorney's Office is responsible for all of the legal affairs of the City of Portland. The Office's client is the City itself and office attorneys are prohibited from providing legal advice to the public.
The Office represents the City and its elected officials, employees, bureaus, offices, boards and commissions in court and in administrative and quasi-judicial proceedings. Office attorneys draft and review local legislation, contracts, real estate leases, intergovernmental agreements and other documents and legal instruments. The Office advises on policy development and program implementation. Attorneys advocate and negotiate on behalf of the City. Office attorneys provide training to elected officials, City boards and commissions and City employees on a broad spectrum of law-related topics.
The City Attorney's Office also advises City officials in many different subject areas, such as environmental law; constitutional law; civil rights; employee benefits; public records requests and records management; personnel and labor law issues; tort claims; workers compensation; construction law; land use planning; equity, diversity and affirmative action; revenue a...nd taxation; policing; fire, rescue and emergency services; code enforcement; housing; elections; telecommunications, franchises and utilities; and collection of revenues owed to the City.