Assistant City Attorney - Land Use

$8,387 - $11,825 monthly
  • City of Beaverton
  • 12725 Southwest Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR, USA
  • Jul 16, 2021
Full time Legal

Job Description

The Beaverton City Attorney’s Office is seeking an experienced land use attorney to provide accurate and timely advice on a broad range of legal issues arising out of or relating to real estate and land use matters. 

To find out more about the Beaverton City Attorney’s Office, click here. 

This is an exempt, Management 2 position. There is one vacancy available. 

**A cover letter and resume is required with your job application submission. ** 

If selected for an interview, a writing sample will be required. Please note: Only required or requested documents are guaranteed to be considered. 

This position is open until filled. Applications will first be reviewed starting Thursday, August 5, 2021.  


  • Substantial experience in land use and real estate law.
  • Ability to self-manage multiple tasks and produce quality work in a timely manner.
  • Ability to define issues, perform legal research, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives, make sound decisions and recommendations, and effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to build and maintain good working relationships with others.
  • Ability to use common law office software applications.
  • Knowledge of legal principles, issues and practices related to municipal government functions, including public records, public meetings, and governmental ethics law.


  • Law degree from a fully accredited law school and be an active member in good standing with the Oregon State Bar Association.
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience, with a primary focus on land use law, or an equivalent combination of education and experience enabling the incumbent to perform the essential functions of the position. 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Criminal Justice System Information Services (CJIS) security clearance.  Security clearance application must be submitted prior to start date.  Clearance must be obtained prior to start date unless a reasonable and temporary alternative arrangement can be made at employer’s sole discretion.
  • Ability to satisfy the requirements of a background check and pass reference checks and a drug screen. 


  • Bilingual Competency in English and any of the following: Spanish or Arabic or Korean or Vietnamese or Chinese or Russian or Japanese, including speaking, reading and writing. 

Beaverton is a diverse city, boasting a large population of qualified persons, including women, veterans, Black, Indigenous and people of color, persons with disabilities, generational groups, persons who speak many languages and are of diverse national origins.
It is widely stated—and supported by studies—that candidates, especially women, are less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. The city’s talent acquisition goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the performance objectives of the role. We therefore encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications and hiring criteria described.

Starting Salary: $8,386.72 - $11,824.94 per month
Starting salary will be determined depending on relevant work experience as outlined in the Equal Pay Act. New hires who meet minimum requirements will start at step one. Higher steps may be offered to those who have additional years of directly related experience to the position.

The city pays the full retirement contribution to PERS; provides employees with an opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation retirement plan; makes available a public service loan forgiveness program and tuition reimbursement program; and offers excellent health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage.  
An image without descriptionAn image without descriptionFor more information about the Job Application Process and to review the City of Beaverton's Statement of Nondiscrimination, please follow this link to the Selection Statement.