Employment & Volunteer Opportunities


The Washington County District Attorney’s office is now accepting applications for the position of entry-level Deputy District Attorney.  The position(s) will be in the misdemeanor criminal prosecution unit.  Starting salary is $5966 per month with a range to $7248 negotiable based on experience.  This public service position offers the opportunity to serve and help victims of crime, interact with members of our community and be involved in significant amounts of trial and courtroom opportunities.

Applicants for this position must either have a J.D. and be a member of the Oregon Bar or be sitting for the July Oregon Bar exam. 

Practicing attorneys are invited to apply, including those with experience outside of criminal court.

Applicants should send (via US Mail) a packet containing the following items:
- Cover letter
- Resume
- The DDA Application and Background Authorization form
- Transcripts from both undergrad and law school
- 3 letters of recommendation (at least 2 from attorneys or judges)
- Writing sample of less than 6 pages.

Washington County District Attorney’s Office
Attn:  Jeff Lesowski
150 N. First Ave, MS 40
Hillsboro OR 97124

Questions about this process should be directed to Jeff Lesowski, preferably via email at jeff_lesowski@co.washington.or.us.

Application deadline is 8/9/16.

Washington County is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Clerical/Office Staff

Job openings for support staff and other professional opportunities are posted through Washington County Human Resources.  Open positions will be posted on the Human Resources Division Job Listing website.  

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Our Victim Assistance Program is always seeking community volunteers and student interns interested in helping victims of crime.

Visit our Volunteers & Interns web page in the Employment and Volunteer section, or contact the Volunteer and Intern Coordinator at (503) 846-8671 for more details about volunteer and internship opportunities.

Law Clerks

The Washington County District Attorney's Office hires law clerks on a year-long basis.  Partnering with the three Oregon law schools, the interviewing process begins in January for positions that begin in June.  To be eligible you must currently be enrolled in law school.  Only students who will be second- and third-year law students will be hired as law clerks.  For more information, visit our Law Clerks web page.