The Oregon Department of Justice under the umbrella of the state government serves the safe and healthy communities of Oregon by providing essential justice services to the people. It is headed by Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum, and the DOJ also serves as the state’s law firm. Headquartered in Salem, Oregon, the agency employs around 1300 individuals throughout the state and has a two-year budget of $550 million. Also, the agency has 13 child support and 10 legal offices located across the state. Aside from representing the state government, the DOJ protects all Oregonians, especially the segments of society that are most vulnerable like seniors and children. The DOJ as well as its nine sub-divisions perform various functions such as consumer protection, crime victim compensation, child support, charitable activities, and district attorney assistance. The job openings at DOJ include law clerks, attorneys, and other administrative and legal vacancies.
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Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking to fill an Assistant Attorney General position in the Child Advocacy Section of the Civil Enforcement Division. This Salem-based position will be responsible for providing advice and litigation services to the Department of Human Services Child Welfare Program in juvenile dependency cases involving abused, neglected or dependent children. In cases involving children who cannot remain with or be returned to their parents, section attorneys assist in implementing and finalizing other permanency plans for children including litigating termination of parental rights trials to legally free children for adoption. Attorneys must balance providing legal advice with frequent court appearances, from short hearings to multi-day complex trials.This is a litigation-focused position and will require significant time in the court. This is position is represented by the Oregon Association of Justice Attorneys union. A comprehensive benefits package will be included.Questions regarding this position may be directed to Deputy Chief Counsel Joanne Southey at (971) 673-1880.Beginning February 1, 2019, OAJA-represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95% and pay the 6% employee contribution to PERS; until that date, PERS contributions are state funded. The salary range noted above does not reflect the increase. Duties & Responsibilities If you do not agree to all of terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, you may not use the Services. You indicate your agreement to this Agreement by clicking or tapping on a button indicating your acceptance of these Terms, by executing a document that references them, or by using the Services; therefore, this Agreement is a legally binding contract between you and Company (also referred to as “we”, or “us”). Also, by agreeing to this Agreement you waive, to the extent permitted under applicable law, any rights or legal requirements that require an original (non-electronic) signature or the delivery or retention of non-electronic records in order for a contract to be legally binding.
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Familiarity and experience with Oregon juvenile dependency law.
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