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The City of Portland, Oregon

City Attorney

Office of the City Attorney

Office: 503-823-4047

Fax: 503-823-3089

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

Environmental Litigation Attorney


seeks a talented attorney for the position of:

 Environmental Litigation Attorney


Salary:                     $115,378 to $152,276 Annually

Opening Date:         02/11/2019 

Closing Date:          03/15/2019



The Portland City Attorney’s Office is seeking applications for a litigation attorney to work with its Portland Harbor Superfund Site team.  Position requires a minimum of seven years of experience including coordinating complex litigation preferably including environmental litigation. Familiarity with environmental law issues is preferred.  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. 

 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 of 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 Preferenceattach 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.

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 OR 97204

Voice: 503-823-3085 | Fax:  503-823-3089


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer