Employment and Volunteering

Please click here for a listing of current open positions at MPD.

Metropolitan Public Defender will hire the best qualified candidate for a position. MPD is an equal opportunity employer, and we will make an effort to recruit candidates from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Applicants are screened based on applicable experience and education. We will hire only those who are U.S. Citizens or lawfully authorized alien workers. Metropolitan Public Defender does not tolerate any form of harassment or violence in the workplace.

Our hiring process involves a paper screen, an initial interview, and a final interview. Incomplete application packages will not be considered for initial interviews. Initial interviews will only be scheduled for applicants deemed most qualified for our firm. Not all applicants will be granted a final interview.

An attorney hiring pool is used to fill positions throughout the year.

Once you are placed in the attorney hiring pool, you may remain in the pool for up to one year. Inclusion in the hiring pool is not a guarantee of employment. When an opening occurs, the Directors will review the final interview recording and make the best match for the specific position that is open. Turning down an offer of employment does not necessarily mean you will be pulled out of the pool.

Only attorney applicants who have already taken the Oregon Bar Exam will be eligible for job offers.

Please notify our Human Resources Department at 503-225-9100 if you require special disability accommodations to participate in the employment process.

Please click here for a listing of current open positions at MPD.