The DA’s Office has a variety of employment opportunities. Please review the descriptions below for more information about each opportunity and how to apply.

Deputy District Attorneys

The Multnomah County DA’s Office has intermittent openings for level I Deputy District Attorneys.  Interested applicants are encouraged to apply without delay.  Primary duties include: reviewing police reports and evidence to make an informed charging decision in a wide variety of misdemeanor criminal offenses; advising law enforcement and community members regarding legal questions and procedures; preparing misdemeanor cases for trial including developing a trial strategy, preparing witnesses and drafting legal motions and memoranda; participation in case negotiations with defense counsel; appearing in court and representing the State of Oregon in arraignments, all phases of trial, entries of plea, sentencing hearings and probation violation hearings.

Current DDA Openings

Deputy DA Application for Employment


Certified Law Students
The DA’s Office employs Certified Law Students during the school year and the summer between the second and third years of law school. Participating law students must be certified to appear in court through the Law Student Appearance Program, which is described in detail in Rules 13.05 to 13.30 of the Rules for Admission of Attorneys in Oregon.