Assistant City Attorney

$8,387 - $11,825 monthly
  • City of Beaverton
  • 12725 Southwest Millikan Way, Beaverton, Oregon, USA
  • Jan 24, 2022
Full time Legal

Job Description

The Position

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 land use matters. 

To be successful, the person hired into this role must be supportive of the city’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals, demonstrate empathy in dealing with community land use issues and value internal and external stakeholders as key partners.

The City of 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.

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. Application review will begin on October 26, 2021 with applications received after this date continually reviewed as they are received.


  • Substantial experience in land use 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.