HILLSBORO, Ore- Washington County, the safest urban county in Oregon, is seeking applicants for the position of Deputy District Attorney I, II, III, or IV.  These position(s) will be in our misdemeanor or felony criminal units, depending on experience. Our DDAs are responsible for all aspects of case prosecution including charging decisions, case management, negotiations, and trials. 

The mission of the Washington County DA’s Office is to seek justice and protect our community.  To accomplish that mission, we do the following:

  • We aggressively prosecute dangerous offenders and those who harm the quality of life,
  • We hold criminals accountable who commit all levels of crime,
  • We look for ways to address root causes of crime through specialty courts and treatment programs,
  • We speak multiple languages,
  • We serve all members of our community regardless of race, gender, socio-economic status, orientation, or nationality, and
  • We protect the vulnerable, including children, sexual assault victims, and the elderly.

In addition to safe neighborhoods and top-rated schools, Washington County is home to companies like Nike, Intel, and Columbia Sportswear. We stretch from the western boundary of Portland to the coast range, and include the cities of Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood, and Forest Grove. We are close enough to Portland to feel urban, but distant enough – both in proximity and philosophy – to have our own unique identity.  

We offer top-tier prosecutor salaries, a vibrant and collaborative work environment, and generous benefits (including reserved parking). Annual cost-of-living pay increases are routine and merit-based salary increases are common.  Our DDA I to IV salary range is currently $102,750 to $203,026. Salary offers for these positions will depend on experience.

Practicing attorneys and persons sitting for the July 2024 Bar exam are welcome to apply.

The list of requested application materials is available on our website, https://www.washingtoncountyda.org/attorneys

If interested, please contact Chief Deputy DA Jeff Lesowski: Jeff_lesowski@washingtoncountyor.gov

May 02, 2024