Oregon State Bar Job Opportunities





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Associate Editor


ONE PART-TIME POSITION
20 HOURS PER WEEK


The Oregon State Bar (OSB) regulates the practice of law in Oregon and provides a variety of services to its members and the public. We are looking to fill the position that will edit, write, copyedit, and assist with planning for the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Bulletin and other Communications & Public Services Department publications.



Essential Duties include the following:

  • Edits publications for substance, format, grammar, style, and readability using AP style with some custom modifications. Proofreads, as necessary, throughout production.
  • Writes, researches, and edits news-based sections of the Bulletin, including items submitted by members and updates on bar programs and policies.
  • Works with volunteers, outside contributors, and freelance authors on columns and feature article development and provides guidance concerning the publications process.
  • Works with other editorial and production projects of the department, including copyediting of marketing and public education materials.


Candidates may have any satisfactory equivalent combination of the following experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work:

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in journalism or other related field.
  • Two years of experience editing, copyediting, and proofreading for print publications.
  • Advanced experience with the Microsoft Office Suite in a Microsoft Windows environment with particular emphasis on Word, Excel, and Outlook. Specialized knowledge of style sheets.
  • Ability to type 50 WPM with accuracy.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent copyediting, proofreading, and editing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and conflict resolution and management skills with strong ability to listen and use tact.
  • Ability to exercise professional demeanor and a high level of customer service for a potentially demanding customer base with competing demands and in a variety of situations.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in keeping with the policies and objectives of the Communications & Public Services Department and the OSB.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented, fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to the concept of teamwork and cross-responsibility within a department.
  • Ability to pay strict attention detail.
  • Communication in person, in writing, by email, and by telephone.
  • Ability to operate a computer for long periods of time.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position and maintain focus for long periods of time.
  • Ability to manipulate data for program purposes and typing.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment and computer peripherals.
  • Ability to perform close vision work for proofreading, writing, editing, data management and desktop publishing on standard programs and equipment.
  • Ability to read written manuscripts and make edits on a computer.
  • Ability to distinguish colors.
  • Ability to work in a moderately noisy, open environment.
  • Ability to perform detailed work requiring concentrated effort including, but not limited to, reading and proofreading.

ONE PART-TIME POSITION
20 HOURS PER WEEK


The minimum for this salary range is $26.17 per hour. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.



Send resume with a cover letter to our mailing address below
(please note: building location directions here):

Director of Human Resources
Attention: AE
Oregon State Bar
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935

Fax to (503) 598-6985 or email to hr@osbar.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer



Director of Information Technology



We are looking to fill the position that will provide strategic direction, administration, and oversight for the acquisition, development, operation, and integration of all information technology (IT) resources and services, including hardware, software, and supporting infrastructure to manage and deliver information using voice, data, and video (i.e. telecommunications, computers, A/V).


Essential Duties include the following:

  • Manages overall information technology resources and operations, including the bar’s technology-related projects, networking and systems infrastructure and analysis, databases, hardware and software acquisition and integration, programming, and technical/end-user support and training.
  • Provides leadership, guidance, and advice to senior management in shaping the strategic direction for the Oregon State Bar (OSB) relating to information technology needs. Provides senior management with information on new products and services and opportunities for improved technology and communication systems. Makes recommendations including preparing business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT initiatives and expenditures.
  • Establishes technical operating standards, methods, and priorities.
  • Directs and oversees IT staff in the design, selection, development, installation, integration, and maintenance of reliable and secure computer and communications systems (hardware and software).
  • Provides project management expertise, oversight, and guidance for all IT projects. Plans and executes system conversions, changes, and updates for smooth and timely transition.
  • Oversees security and privacy of the information systems, communication lines, and equipment to ensure confidentiality, reliability, and security of organization data, proprietary information, and intellectual property. Brings issues forward to the attention of the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director (CEO) and General Counsel.
  • Negotiates, oversees, and administers third-party vendor contracts related to IT and communication systems. Coordinates and evaluates work of contract vendors and programmers on department-related projects.
  • Researches, designs, and recommends technology-related solutions that meet the needs and requirements of the end users. Drives those projects from initiation through implementation to successful and timely completion.
  • Communicates technology-related changes, enhancements, and modifications to management and staff, so issues, solutions, and impact on other departments or end users are understood.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of the department within policy guidelines set by the CEO and the Board of Governors. Develops the long- and short-range plans for the department. Held accountable largely on the basis of results through the program measurement process.
  • Supervises staff of the IT Department including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, retention, scheduling, coaching, and reviewing work and evaluating performance. Makes recommendations to the CEO on employment and termination of staff.
  • Develops and effectively manages the annual budget for the department with approval of the CEO and monitors all revenue and expenditures.
  • Works closely with the Creative Services Manager in evaluating and executing website requests and projects.
  • Fosters cooperation and teamwork among program staff and with other bar departments. Promotes positive customer service orientation toward members and other recipients of the department's services.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, systems, and technologies driving the future of data and telecommunication networks and systems and web pages for the OSB. Maintains knowledge and understanding of bar program objectives, operational functions, and inter-department relationships.


Candidates may have any satisfactory equivalent combination of the following experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with a degree in IT, computer science, or a related field. Masters of business administration a plus.
  • Three years of experience managing an information technology and network systems department. Experience to include selection, evaluation, and coaching of staff; management principles and practices to include program planning, analysis, administration, evaluation, and budgeting.
  • Three years of experience in research, analysis, evaluation, and project implementation of IT systems (hardware and software).
  • Strong technical knowledge of and experience effectively overseeing administration of the following:
  • Windows-based networking systems design, development, and maintenance for data, voice over IP, and video content delivery.
  • MS SQL relational database design, development, installation, and support as well as other legacy database technologies.
  • Hardware and software problem resolution.
  • Microsoft desktop and server operating systems and products.
  • Administration and integration to cloud-based applications.
  • Great Plains ERP software.
  • Knowledge of SQL and industry standard programming and database integration tools.
  • Knowledge of how legacy and web-based systems interface with each other.
  • Demonstrated evidence of continuous learning related to new technologies, systems, and processes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, to include technical writing and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and conflict resolution and management skills with strong ability to listen and use tact.
  • Excellent critical thinking, negotiation, consulting, problem solving, decision making, and analytical skills.
  • Strong self-motivation skills requiring minimal supervision. Ability to balance independent and team-oriented work.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment.
  • Ability to exercise professional demeanor and a high level of customer service to a potentially demanding customer base with competing demands and in a variety of situations.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in keeping with the policies and objectives of the IT Department and the Oregon State Bar.
  • Commitment to the concept of teamwork and cross-responsibility within a department and between departments.
  • Ability to communicate in person, in writing, by e-mail, and by telephone.
  • Ability to operate a computer for long periods of time.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to manipulate data for program and budgetary purposes and typing.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment and computer peripherals.
  • Ability to perform detailed work requiring concentrated effort.
  • Ability to perform close vision work, and adjust focus, on personal computers, servers, printers and other computer hardware, and A/V equipment.
  • Ability to travel overnight, inside and outside Oregon, to meetings and seminars.
  • Ability to work with electrical wiring and network cables.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to work in a moderately noisy, open environment.
  • Ability to report to work during off hours for emergencies.
  • Ability to position self for purposes of working on computer equipment.


For this salary range, the minimum is $8,178 per month and the midpoint is $10,000 per month. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.



Send resume with a cover letter to our mailing address below
(please note: building location directions here):

Director of Human Resources
Attention: DIT
Oregon State Bar
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935

Fax to (503) 598-6985 or email to hr@osbar.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer



Facilities Manager



We are looking to fill the position that will provide management of the day-to-day maintenance operations of the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Center facilities to ensure a safe and secure work environment; oversee the functions of the Distribution Center; and be responsible for meeting room preparation.


Essential Duties include the following:

  • Manages and coordinates all day-to-day functions of the building interior space including the common and tenant space, the building exterior and parking lot, and related equipment.
  • Serves as the primary contact for facility services and needs from building tenants, staff, and the public.
  • Maintains positive customer service and cooperative relationships with staff, members, vendors, tenants, and clients of bar facilities.
  • Manages and schedules building interior and exterior preventive maintenance and all maintenance and repairs and serves as the primary contact with contractors and vendors performing normal and preventive maintenance, repairs, and normal facility-related services.
  • Maintains a contact file with names, addresses, and contact information of all contractors and vendors providing building service, maintenance, and repairs.
  • Manages the building’s heating and cooling system to assure comfortable temperature conditions for all building occupants.
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate room preparation of meeting rooms including furniture, audio/visual equipment, and other room requirements. Maintains and troubleshoots problems with audio/visual equipment in meeting rooms.
  • Oversees and works with other facilities-related staff for the proper meeting room set-up of events for staff, members, and non-bar related renters.
  • Manages other facilities-related staff to assure timely and accurate daily shipping and mailing duties and copy projects, and reconciles these activities with facilities conflicts.
  • Assists on projects and tasks with IT Department to install, repair, and update workstation hardware.
  • Works with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to oversee the common area maintenance (CAM) of Fanno Creek Place (FCP) including being the initial contact with the other building owners of FCP and the contractors and vendors providing service to FCP. Works with the CFO to prepare the annual CAM budget.
  • Purchases and moves or contracts for moves of office furniture and equipment and may include painting walls and hanging pictures.
  • Manages the programs and works with vendors for the collection and disposal of all recyclable material.
  • Serves as back-up for all janitorial, distribution, shipping, receiving, mailroom functions, meeting room setup, and day porter duties.
  • Assists with the delivery of equipment and materials for off-site CLE programs, admission exams, and other similar bar functions, and assists with the pickup of equipment and material.
  • Maintains efficient allocation of space in the on-site storage areas and off-site warehouse.
  • Processes all invoices for payment of building and CAM-related expenses including repair and maintenance, utilities, mailroom, small equipment, and general office and kitchen supplies.
  • Suggests changes in procedures, software, equipment, and vendors regarding the facilities and the Distribution Center to assure efficient levels of cost and operation.
  • Develops the annual operating and capital budget for the facilities and the Distribution Center.
  • Tracks and monitors facilities and Distribution Center problems and tasks to ensure timely resolution and feedback to end users. Updates desk manual for all position responsibilities and tasks.
  • Serves as a member of the Safety Committee.


Candidates may have any satisfactory equivalent combination of the following experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work:

  • Two-year college, technical, or vocational degree or certificate in facilities maintenance.
  • Two years’ experience in facilities management or oversight preferably to include a mail room, shipping, or distribution center.
  • Experience creating and maintaining an annual department budget.
  • Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot all types of electronic equipment to include audio/visual equipment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use proper protective practices and equipment when working with chemicals, fumes, and airborne particles.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite in a Microsoft Windows environment with particular emphasis on Word, Excel, Outlook, and database program experience.
  • Ability to type 40 WPM with accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills with strong ability to listen and use tact.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong self-motivation skills requiring minimal supervision.
  • Ability to make procedural decisions within established policies and applicable rules and work independently when CFO is not available.
  • Ability to understand shipping and postal regulations and use shipping software on PC.
  • Ability to exercise professional demeanor and a consistently high level of internal and external customer service for a potentially demanding customer base in a variety of situations.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in keeping with the policies and objectives of the Facilities Department and the Oregon State Bar.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment.
  • Commitment to the concept of teamwork and cross-responsibility within a department and between departments.
  • Ability to communicate in person, in writing, by email, by text message, and by telephone to include both cellular phone and land line, and fax.
  • Ability to operate a computer for long periods of time.
  • Ability to manipulate data for program and budgetary purposes and typing.
  • Ability to perform detailed, accurate close-vision work requiring concentrated effort to work on audio/visual equipment and electrical wiring.
  • Ability to work with electrical wiring and network cables.
  • Ability to use standard office and standard shipping and postal equipment and software as well as any peripheral equipment. Ability to operate reproduction equipment and machinery.
  • Ability to work in a moderately noisy, open environment.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 70 pounds of boxes, furniture, and equipment.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to climb, reach, bend, and stoop.
  • Ability to properly use a hand truck for moving materials.
  • Ability to use general maintenance tools.
  • Ability to travel in the Portland metro area for meetings and storage and within the state of Oregon to provide support for OSB events and meetings.
  • Ability to report to work during off hours for emergencies.


This salary range minimum is at $5,251 per month. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.



Send resume with a cover letter to our mailing address below
(please note: building location directions here):

Director of Human Resources
Attention: FM
Oregon State Bar
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935

Fax to (503) 598-6985 or email to hr@osbar.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer



Referral and Information Services Assistant


One Position
Monday through Friday - 4 Hours Per Day
Afternoon Shift– 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Shift


The Oregon State Bar (OSB) regulates the practice of law in Oregon and provides a variety of services to its members and the public. We are looking for someone to join our dedicated team and respond to requests for legal information and assistance from attorneys and members of the public.



Responsibilities include the following.

  • Provides professional customer service while conducting confidential and sensitive telephone interviews with members of the public needing the assistance of an attorney or a community resource in Oregon.
  • Uses custom entry-and-retrieval database program to perform attorney referrals according to geographic location and area of law needed.
  • Performs clerical and secretarial work necessary to support the referral programs.
  • Handles referral requests from members of the public requesting legal assistance via email, telephone, in person, and in writing.
  • Exhibits professional customer service while assisting attorneys with program registrations, profile changes, and Lawyer to Lawyer referrals.
  • Screens Modest Means applications for client eligibility based on income and case type.
  • Performs additional clerical and support work for the Member and Public Services Department when needed.


Candidates may have any satisfactory equivalent combination of the following experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work:

  • Graduation from high school or an equivalent GED certificate.
  • At least one year of college, business, or secretarial school desirable.
  • Experience managing difficult people in person or over the telephone.
  • Experience with office record-keeping and reporting systems, financial record-keeping systems, and administrative organization methods preferred.
  • Experience with high-volume telephone work preferred.
  • Experience with the justice system and social service networks serving the state preferred.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite in a Microsoft Windows environment with particular emphasis on Word and Excel. Experience with database programs preferred. Ability to perform advanced database operations.
  • Ability to type 40 WPM with accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and conflict resolution skills. 
  • Ability to use independent judgment in determining an appropriate course of action for a referral and sound judgment in keeping with the policies and objectives of the Referral and Information Services Department and the Oregon State Bar.
  • Ability to exercise professional demeanor and a high level of customer service for a potentially demanding customer base.
  • Commitment to the concept of teamwork and cross-responsibility within a department.
  • Ability to communicate in person, in writing, by email, and by telephone.
  • Ability to manipulate data for program purposes and typing. Ability to position self for purposes of filing.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment and computer peripherals.
  • Ability to remain on the telephone, sitting, and working with a computer for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to work in a moderately noisy, open environment.

One Position
Monday through Friday - 4 Hours Per Day
Afternoon Shift– 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Shift


Salary range starts at $16.84 per hour. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.



Send resume with a cover letter to our mailing address below
(please note: building location directions here):

Director of Human Resources
Attention: RIS
Oregon State Bar
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935

Fax to (503) 598-6985 or email to hr@osbar.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer



Referral and Information Services Assistant - Bilingual - Spanish and English


Two Positions
One Morning Shift – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
One Afternoon Shift– 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


The Oregon State Bar (OSB) regulates the practice of law in Oregon and provides a variety of services to its members and the public. We are looking for someone to join our dedicated team and respond to requests for legal information and assistance from attorneys and members of the English-speaking and Spanish-speaking public.



Responsibilities include the following.

  • Provides professional customer service while conducting confidential and sensitive bilingual, Spanish and English, telephone interviews with members of the public needing the assistance of an attorney or a community resource in Oregon.
  • Uses custom entry-and-retrieval database program to perform attorney referrals according to geographic location and area of law needed.
  • Performs clerical and secretarial work necessary to support the referral programs.
  • Handles referral requests from members of the public requesting legal assistance via email, telephone, in person, and in writing.
  • Exhibits professional customer service while assisting attorneys with program registrations, profile changes, and Lawyer to Lawyer referrals.
  • Screens Modest Means applications for client eligibility based on income and case type.
  • Performs additional clerical and support work for the Member and Public Services Department when needed.


Candidates may have any satisfactory equivalent combination of the following experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work:

  • Graduation from high school or an equivalent GED certificate.
  • At least one year of college, business, or secretarial school desirable.
  • Ability to fluently speak, write, and read Spanish and English.
  • Experience managing difficult people in person or over the telephone.
  • Experience with office record-keeping and reporting systems, financial record-keeping systems, and administrative organization methods preferred.
  • Experience with high-volume telephone work preferred.
  • Experience with the justice system and social service networks serving the state preferred.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite in a Microsoft Windows environment with particular emphasis on Word and Excel. Experience with database programs preferred. Ability to perform advanced database operations.
  • Ability to type 40 WPM with accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and conflict resolution skills. 
  • Ability to use independent judgment in determining an appropriate course of action for a referral and sound judgment in keeping with the policies and objectives of the Referral and Information Services Department and the Oregon State Bar.
  • Ability to exercise professional demeanor and a high level of customer service for a potentially demanding customer base.
  • Commitment to the concept of teamwork and cross-responsibility within a department.
  • Ability to communicate in person, in writing, by email, and by telephone.
  • Ability to manipulate data for program purposes and typing. Ability to position self for purposes of filing.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment and computer peripherals.
  • Ability to remain on the telephone, sitting, and working with a computer for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to work in a moderately noisy, open environment.

Two Positions
One Morning Shift – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
One Afternoon Shift– 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Salary range starts at $16.84 per hour plus $.80 per hour additional bilingual skills premium. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.



Send resume with a cover letter to our mailing address below
(please note: building location directions here):

Director of Human Resources
Attention: RISB
Oregon State Bar
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281-1935

Fax to (503) 598-6985 or email to hr@osbar.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer



The Oregon State Bar does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities. The Bar does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices. Questions, concerns, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act may be forwarded to the Bar’s Director of Human Resources or the Bar’s ADA Coordinator at hr@osbar.org or call (503) 620-0222.

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) prohibits employers and other entities covered by GINA Title II from requesting or requiring genetic information of an individual or family member of the individual, except as specifically allowed by this law. To comply with this law, we are asking that you not provide any genetic information when requesting a reasonable accommodation. “Genetic information” as defined by GINA, includes an individual’s family medical history, the results of an individual’s or family member’s genetic tests, the fact that an individual or an individual’s family member sought or received genetic services, and genetic information of a fetus carried by an individual or an individual’s family member or an embryo lawfully held by an individual or family member receiving assistive reproductive services.

The bar’s general ADA information is available here.