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Office of the City Attorney

Office: 503-823-4047

Fax: 503-823-3089

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 430, Portland, OR 97204

Employment Litigation Attorney


seeks a talented Employment Litigation Attorney


The Portland Office of City Attorney seeks a highly qualified employment litigation attorney with a minimum of seven years advising on and litigating employment cases in state and federal courts.  Attorney will be responsible for all phases of litigation, including drafting pleadings, motions and briefs, conducting all aspects of discovery, court appearances, settlement negotiations and trial work.  This attorney will also provide advice on a variety of federal, state and local employment matters, including but not limited to ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, Title VII, and USERRA. The position requires excellent written and oral-advocacy communication skills, proficiency in time management, the ability to manage a challenging caseload, and the flexibility to work both independently and as a team member.  Must have significant state and federal trial experience.  We value diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding.  Salary $97,989 - $132,766 (plus excellent benefits).   


Opening Date:        12/27/2017

Closing Date:         1/15/2018 (5:00 PM PST)


To Qualify:

Your cover letter should state, in sufficient detail, examples that demonstrate your experience. Those examples should be able to be linked to the information provided in your résumé.


 Applicants must also possess:


  • A Juris Doctor degree 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.


 Cultural competence and a demonstrated commitment to public service and equity are highly valued.

Diverse candidates actively sought and 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.  The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.  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 in writing in your cover letter.


If you are requesting Veteran’s Preferenceattach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veteran’s Administration Letter.  You must request Veteran’s Preference AND include a copy of your documentation.


Submit application materials by mail, hand delivery or email to:

Kim Sneath, Office Administrator

City Attorney’s Office

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 430

Portland OR 97204
(503) 823-3085


City of Portland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer