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Trainer Manager

Metropolitan Public Defender Service Inc
Portland, OR 97204
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  • Job Code
    191286345

MPD has been on the cutting edge of public defense since our inception in 1971. Formed as a non-profit law firm, MPD contracts with the State of Oregon for public defense services. MPD was the first public defender organization under this system. MPD is the largest single provider of trial level public defense services in the state of Oregon, with offices in both Multnomah and Washington counties.

Join our dynamic team and a part of MPDs commitment to being a leader in public defense which includes not just excellence in client representation but a strong commitment to hiring and developing a professional staff of defenders. For more information on MPD and our work visit:www.mpdlaw.com

MPD is currently searching for Training Managers to join our Multnomah Co office and our Washington Co office. The Trainer Manager plans and coordinates a robust training program utilizing and developing resources within the office, primarily for attorneys but also for legal professional support staff. This position mentors and trains all team members, including Certified Law Students, on a continuing basis. This position will work in close conjunction with other management Chiefs to meet the training needs of all MPD staff. The Training Manager receives general supervision from the Director of Training.

This position pays $94,032.64 - $108,854.46 per year. Staff is an at-will employee. This is a full-time exempt position. In addition to compensation, MPD also offers:

  • Medical (choice of PPO or HDHP), Dental and Vision 100% employer paid for employee only coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Basic Life, STD, LTD and ADD&D 100% employer paid
  • 401(K) MPD will contribute 6% of your annual salary with full vesting after the completion of 5 years of service
  • PTO up to 80 hours and increase up to 120 hours starting at 24 months
  • 10 paid holidays + 2 floating holidays
  • 4 Mental Health Days per year
  • Sick Leave 48 hours upon hire + 48 hours after the completions of six months of employment

Position Qualifications

  • Must be a current member of the Oregon State Bar in good standing or eligible for reciprocity admission.
  • Experience working in indigent criminal/juvenile defense.
  • OPDS qualified to handle misdemeanor and felony cases.
  • Preference for misdemeanor and felony trial experience.
  • Preference for training, coaching or supervision.

Position Preferences

  • Ability to lead by example in the handling of work assignments, as well as in the treatment of staff and others in the criminal justice system.
  • Ability to pass background check to access clients and witnesses in correctional facilities (may preclude employees and applicants arrested and jailed) and to testify in court without impeachment (may preclude employees and applicants convicted of certain crimes within the prior 15 years).
  • Maintains confidentiality of agency records.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Work Environment:

  • MPD fosters a work environment that is friendly, cooperative, and respectful.
  • Work is generally sedentary and in an office setting.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time.

Application Process

Please submit a resume and cover letter on why you are interested in the Trainer Manager role and/or in public defense work. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.


Diversity and Inclusion: At MPD, we do not just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for all our staff.

MPD is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources in advance to request assistance.

Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans preference.





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Posted: 2022-09-09 Expires: 2022-10-11

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