July 13, 2009

Wyden Seeking Names of Those Interested in Oregon U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal Positions

Portland, OR - Senator Ron Wyden is seeking the names of individuals interested in the United States Attorney and the United States Marshal positions for the District of Oregon.

The deadline to apply for the positions is August 15. Senator Wyden and Senator Jeff Merkley will appoint a selection committee to review candidates and make recommendations to Senator Wyden.

The U.S. Attorney for Oregon is one of 93 in the United States and its territories, all of which are part of the United States Department of Justice. The duties of the U.S. Attorneys, also known as federal prosecutors, include the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the federal government, the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party, and collecting debts owed the federal government. The main office is in Portland with branch offices in Eugene and Medford. Qualifications include a law degree from an accredited law school, be licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney, be a member in good standing of the bar and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience.

The U.S. Marshal is responsible for a variety of law enforcement duties, including apprehending federal fugitives, protecting federal judges, witness protection, transporting federal prisoners and seizing property acquired by criminals through illegal activities. The U.S. Marshal has offices in Portland and provides protection to U.S. Courthouses in Portland, Eugene, Medford and Pendleton. Qualifications for U.S. Marshal can be found at:


Those interested in the U.S. Attorney position should send a letter of interest and resume to:


Those interested in the U.S. Marshal position should send a letter of interest and resume to: