Under the supervision of the Deputy General Counsel, provide legal counsel to various bank departments with a primary emphasis on depository related issues primarily originating with the Branch Support, branch management and Legal Services teams.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Advise and support Branch Support and branch management teams on issues arising from existing and prospective consumer and commercial deposit and safe deposit box relationships;
  • Advise and support the Legal Services team on issues arising from garnishments and levies;
  • Stay abreast of developments in federal regulation and state law relating to the Bank's business activities, serving as subject matter expert;
  • Advise and support the Treasury Management team on issues arising from the provision of ancillary commercial deposit services;
  • Advise and support the Fraud Investigations team on issues arising from deposit relationships and services;
  • Work with Technical Writing team on drafting, review and updates to deposit related policies, procedures and forms, applying relevant regulatory and state law, industry best practices and case law;
  • Draft, review and/or proofread other routine legal transaction documentation;
  • Provide legal counsel to other teams as needed;
  • When appropriate, serve as an internal point of contact for outside counsel, facilitating timely and efficient communication between Bank personnel and outside counsel;
  • Assist with review, research and strategy development for legal matters arising out of actual or threatened litigation or regulatory action;
  • Serve as backup support to the Deputy General Counsel on active and threatened litigation;
  • Take personal initiative and provide a positive example for others to emulate
  • Other duties and projects as assigned
  • All employees are responsible for internal controls in the performance of their assigned duties. Internal Control responsibilities are established in various policies, procedures, and documents, including the Code of Conduct.

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Admission to the Oregon, Washington and/or Idaho bar associations or willingness and ability to gain such admission
  • Eight years of experience as an attorney or equivalent work experience
  • Working knowledge of financial institution deposit operations policies and best practices;
  • Working knowledge of the following relating to consumer and commercial depository relationships: Federal regulation; Washington, Oregon and Idaho statutes; Uniform Commercial Code; and case law;
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately prioritize competing interests and handle disgruntled clients and stressful situations in a professional manner;
  • Familiarity with state and federal court (including bankruptcy court) rules and procedures preferred;
  • Ability to occasionally travel to other Bank offices, court hearings and attorney offices;
  • Valid driver's license; and
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Physical and Mental Requirements:
  • Ability to sit at a computer monitor for extended periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive finger, hand, and arm movements
  • Ability to lift up to 15lbs.
  • Ability to effectively discern information and formulate appropriate action
  • Ability to reach, squat, bend, and manually manipulate standard office equipment

Values and Behaviors:
  • Build enduring Relationships with clients and each other.
  • Drive Innovation that simplifies life and work.
  • Seek continuous Growth in your personal and professional development.
  • Extend Trust in order to receive it.

We offer a competitive total rewards package including base salary and comprehensive benefits. The annualized range for this role is $99,000 - $231,000, and the pay rate for the successful applicant depends on a variety of non-discriminatory factors including, but not limited to, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The role may be eligible for performance-based incentive compensation and those details will be provided during the recruitment process.

We offer eligible associates cost-effective benefit options including comprehensive healthcare coverage (medical, dental, and vision plans), a 401(k)-retirement savings plan with employer match for qualifying associate contributions, an employee assistance program, life insurance, disability insurance, tuition assistance, mental health resources, paid time off for vacation, illness, volunteerism, and holidays. Benefit eligibility begins the first day of the month following the date of hire for associates who are regularly scheduled to work at least thirty hours weekly.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives:
We do not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Columbia Bank's Talent Acquisition team to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed written requisition contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Resumes submitted to any Columbia Bank employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written and signed requisition search agreement, will become the sole property of Columbia Bank. Columbia Bank will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. No employee outside of Columbia Bank's Talent Acquisition team has the authority to enter into a requisition search agreement.