Are you an experienced transactional attorney looking for an exciting opportunity to join a sophisticated legal team that is collegial, collaborative, and committed to high quality work in a respectful and inclusive work environment?
Are you looking for a meaningful role where your efforts have a positive and direct impact in public service while also maintaining work/life balance?
Are you interested in a new and dynamic role working with a growing legal team located in Oregon with remote work opportunities and/or relocation reimbursement? If so, we want to hear from you!
Oregon State Treasury is recruiting for the newly created position of Associate General Counsel. The primary purpose of this position is to perform authorized legal work for Oregon State Treasury, overseeing a broad range of investment issues and transactions. This position is based out of our Tigard office.
Salary and Benefits of Joining OST
The salary range for this position is $113,820- $184,932 annually;
Employee premium share at 5% or 1%, for medical, dental, vision, and basic employee life;
Participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS);
Paid leaves, such as vacation, personal business, holidays, sick leave, and special holiday leave;
Employees may be eligible to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF);
Other optional benefits, including life insurance, short & long term disability insurance, Oregon Savings Growth Plan (deferred compensation plan), flexible spending accounts, and more!
We are committed to cultivating a culture that is diverse, inclusive, and respectful. We value and support the collective differences in who we are, it is what makes us stronger, and it helps us learn and grow. We celebrate the fact that everyone comes to the table with individual differences – shaped by backgrounds, experiences, cultures, thoughts, and ideas. We are devoted to prioritizing equity and addressing racial disparities, as well as ensuring a safe and accessible working environment for all. We believe all of this empowers our success and makes Oregon State Treasury an excellent place to work.
Oregon State Treasury manages the daily investment of approximately $100 billion in assets, held in a diversified investment portfolio of domestic and international equities, fixed income securities, alternative and opportunistic investments, real estate, private equity and cash equivalents.
This position is responsible for ensuring that investment activity undertaken by Investment Division staff complies with applicable laws and policies, is charged with engaging management to formulate responses to issues and problems as they arise, and supports the efforts of the Oregon Investment Council and the State Treasurer to fulfill their fiduciary duties. This position involves the practice of law as a Special Assistant Attorney General, pursuant to an interagency agreement (the Interagency Agreement) with the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ).
This position provides general transactional legal and regulatory advice to Treasury personnel and business teams across all portfolios in the Investment Division and the Oregon Savings Network, consistent with the Interagency Agreement. Participates in legal negotiation of the Investment Division’s investment transactions, working with outside counsel as needed. Assists with corporate governance activities for special purpose investment vehicles, in coordination with the paralegal and outside counsel. Assists with securities, regulatory and tax compliance matters, in conjunction with OST compliance professionals and outside counsel, as needed. Plans, assigns and approves work of support staff, including paralegal.
You must have the following to qualify for this position:
Juris Doctorate degree;
At least seven years’ experience as a practicing attorney; and
Either a licensed member of the Oregon State Bar or eligible for bar admission in Oregon. Oregon’s reciprocity and admission rules are located at osbar.org.
Experience in investment transactions and securities compliance, with some combination of law firm and in-house experience.
Five years’ experience with securities and investment transactions.
Experience representing a governmental pension plan in investment-related matters or other governmental transactional experience.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and communicate complex legal issues to various audiences.
Demonstrated negotiation and transaction management skills.
Eager to participate as a team player.
Comfortable with change.
Enjoys collaborative problem solving.
Commitment to public service.
Excellent oral communication and writing skills.
Focus on client service.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including with a wide cross section of people.
How to Apply
In order to apply and be considered for this position, you are required to upload your resume, and a cover letter describing your experience as a transactional attorney.
Our top priorities during this public health crisis are employee health and ability to meet our essential responsibilities. We are taking safety precautions while continuing our business operations in order to keep employees safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Employees are required to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by October 18, 2021 unless the employee receives a medical or religious exemption/accommodation. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation by October 18, 2021. For more information, visit https://www.oregon.gov/das/HR/Documents/50.000.03-COVID-19-Vaccination-Requirements.pdf
Prospective employees are subject to an extensive background check that may include, but not be limited to, validation of all application materials, prior employment and personal references, credit history, driving records and fingerprint-based state and federal criminal and civil records. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.
OST does not offer visa sponsorships, and within three days of hire, the successful candidate will be required to complete the U.S. Department of Homeland Security form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference you MUST attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666
OST is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce.
Oregon State Treasury is focused on improving the financial well-being of all Oregonians. We provide low-cost programs for governments, and empower Oregonians to invest in themselves and their loved ones for a more secure future.