State of Oregon Office Specialist 1 in Medford, Oregon

Office Specialist 1



Office Specialist 1


$30,084.00 - $39,168.00 Annually


Medford, OR

Job Type



Justice-Civil Enforcement Division

Job Number



9/24/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Organized. Focused. Calm when faced with deadlines. Does this sound like you?

If so, come join our Civil Enforcement Division team in Medford as an Office Specialist 1! We offer generous benefits for you and your family, great work-life balance, and a strong public service mission you can definitely get behind.

Apply now! If selected, you will work closely with Division Assistant Attorneys General and other legal professionals in order to provide critical administrative support for the Division's Child Advocacy Section.

The Child Advocacy Section is committed to improving the well-being of Oregon's children and upholding the rule of law, which includes providing vigorous court representation and comprehensive legal advice to state agencies whose primary mission involves assisting people to live full and healthy lives.


  • Permanent, full-time employment in beautiful Medford, Oregon.

  • Opportunity to expand your skills as a legal support professional.

  • Job satisfaction as part of a team whose mission is to serve Oregon's public and government agencies.

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance benefits for you and your family.

  • Vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays a year, and special days off.

  • A workplace where individual contribution matters and is recognized, where creativity and accomplishment are rewarded.

  • Advancement opportunity within DOJ and other State agencies.

  • An agency committed to equal opportunity and workforce diversity.

  • Representation and support by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

HELP US ACHIEVE OUR MISSION: The Mission of the Oregon Department of Justice is to serve state government and to support safe and healthy communities throughout Oregon by providing essential justice services. The Attorney General and our nine divisions are dedicated to:

  • Providing ethical, independent and high quality legal services to state government;

  • Safeguarding consumers from fraud and unfair business practices;

  • Fighting crime and helping crime victims;

  • Advocating for vulnerable children;

  • Supporting families through the collection of child support;

  • Enforcing environmental protections;

  • Defending the civil rights of all Oregonians;

  • Pursuing justice and upholding the rule of law.

The Oregon Department of Justice is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity.

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Office reception duties, including answering multi-line phone system, assisting walk-in customers, and processing incoming and outgoing mail.

  • Opening case files. Entering or retrieving data in the case management, docketing or document management systems. Docketing critical deadlines.

  • Assembling and maintaining physical case files. Organizing and maintaining filing systems. Preparing inactive files for closure.

  • Typing a variety of correspondence. Photocopying, scanning or collating documents. Operating and maintaining office equipment. Processing daily incoming and outgoing mail.

  • Maintaining section legal library materials, section supplies, and making deliveries outside of the office to various courts.

Working Conditions: Open office environment which includes noise from phones, printers, copiers, person to person conversations, and other office equipment. Frequent interruptions. Bending, stooping, pushing and lifting are a regular part of this job. Frequent lifting of boxes weighing up to 45 pounds; moving of boxes using a hand truck. Use of a computer keyboard for daily data entry and typing, sometimes for long periods of time. Multiple daily tasks with limited supervision. Required deadlines, sometimes with short notice. Occasional overtime hours on weekends and evenings. Frequent exercising of judgment regarding procedures to be followed, remedies sought and responses generated. Errors in this position could result in serious consequences for the program's effectiveness in identifying businesses that pose the greatest threat to consumer. Work well with a team and individually. Some contact with hostile and angry people.

Conduct Expectations: The role of the Oregon Department of Justice is to serve state government and to support safe and healthy communities throughout Oregon by providing essential justice services. Employees of the Department are required to meet the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics while on the job and maintain those same standards in their personal lives where actions could reflect on the Department.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of courses or training in Office Technology; OR

  • One year of general clerical experience which included typing, word processing, or other generation of documents; OR

  • An equivalent combination of training and experience.

Work experience is based on a 40 hour work week. (Example: 20 hours a week for one year would equal six-months of work experience.)

Requested Skills and Attributes

  • Prior experience supporting professionals in a legal or government office.

  • Able to work with sensitive subject matter, including graphic evidence and be subject to discussions regarding difficult subjects.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate information about programs or services, both verbally and in writing.

  • Experience with working independently, prioritizing own work and meeting time sensitive deadlines, at times with little notice.

  • Able to maintain punctual and regular attendance.

  • Able to lift and safely transport supplies and document files.

  • Prior experience using Multi-Functional Devices (MFD).

  • Able to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and management.

  • Prior experience with multi-line phone and other front-desk operations.

Additional Information


To apply for this position, follow the "Apply" link above and complete the Oregon employment application online. Be certain your responses to the Supplemental Questions are clearly represented by the information in your Work History and that your Work History and any required education clearly demonstrates how you meet the Minimum Requirements and any listed Requested Skills/Attributes.

Complete Application

  • The application must include work experience that supports how you meet the minimum qualifications and requested skills. A resume (attached or text) will not replace the work experience section of the application.

  • Your application materials and any supplemental information may be reviewed and evaluated for presentation, content, clarity, grammar, spelling, and applicable knowledge and skill(s).

  • Additional applicant screening will depend on the number of qualified applications received. Screening may include skills testing, the results which may be used as part of the applicant evaluation process.

  • Candidates whose background most closely matches the qualifications and required/requested skills of this position will be invited to an interview.

For more information on Transcripts, Criminal Records Checks, Salary, Veteran's Preference, Special Accommodation, etc., please click on this link.

This recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy, and may be used to fill future vacancies.

Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

  • $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

  • Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

  • Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

  • Long-term and short-term disability

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.