State of Oregon Child Care Licensing Compliance Specialist (multiple positions/locations) in Multiple Locations (as stated in job posting), Oregon

Child Care Licensing Compliance Specialist (multiple positions/locations)



Child Care Licensing Compliance Specialist (multiple positions/locations)


$45,972.00 - $67,248.00 Annually


Multiple Locations (as stated in job posting), OR

Job Type



Education-Early Learning Division

Job Number



7/30/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Announcement: EDUC18-0706

Child Care Licensing Compliance Specialist

Early Learning Division/Office of Child Care - Four Positions (Salem and Tualatin)

Oregon Department of Education

Salem, Oregon

The Early Learning Division (ELD) forms an essential partnership with the Oregon Department of Education to coordinate a seamless education system that meets the diverse learning needs of Oregonians from birth to college and career readiness. Our passion extends beyond the classroom. A career with us means collaborating with talented professionals whose influence reaches teachers, administrators, parents, and most importantly children. Our culture flourishes by embracing diversity and innovation. We strive to remove systemic barriers and define success by providing more equitable opportunities for the children of Oregon.

We are recruiting for four full-time, permanent Compliance Specialist 2 positions, one in Salem and three in Tualatin. These positions are classified and represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

The Position

The primary purpose of our Compliance Specialists are to promote the health, safety, and well-being of children in child care facilities through licensing. Staff conduct initial licensing visits, pre-certification consult visits, announced and unannounced review and monitoring visits, assess complaint allegations against licensed facilities and allegations of possible illegal care against unlicensed facilities. Staff apply complex federal, state, and local statutes, codes, rules, and policies related to child care licensing. Licensing Specialists provide technical assistance to providers and facility staff to aid in compliance with regulations and provide consultation and resource information on state quality initiatives intended to improve child outcomes. There is considerable contact with collateral agencies such as the local fire marshal, health and sanitation, USDA food program sponsors, child care resource and referral agencies, training resources, professional organizations and the public.

These positions serve one or more counties for the purpose of licensing child care centers, certified family child care homes and registered family child care homes. These positions ensure that Child Care licensing functions are carried out in conjunction with ELD equity policies and practices.

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Commitment to Equity

In addition to the cultivation of equitable practices across all aspects of your position description

  • Learn and apply knowledge and skills to interrupt systemic oppression.

  • Participate and engage in efforts to further Early Learning Division wide efforts to develop and implement the Equity Breakthrough Team work plans.

  • Have knowledge of and apply tools, such as the Equity Lens, Culturally Responsive Community Engagement tool, etc., to all the work to ensure that the shared vision and mission of the Early Learning Division is clearly articulated in all the work produced.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications

Four years' experience doing administrative research that included compiling and evaluating facts to recommend management action, or decide compliance with program guidelines and regulations. Two of the four years must be above the technical support level. Note: college-level course work may substitute for experience on the basis of 45-quarter units per year, up to a maximum of three years.

Requested Skills

  • Knowledge and/or education in early childhood development and/or child care regulations;

  • Active involvement in a child care field;

  • Experience interpreting and applying laws, rules, policies;

  • Experience performing research to gather data and information;

  • Strong customer service experience handling difficult and frustrated customers;

  • Experience interviewing diverse types of people to gather factual information;

  • Ability to compose, edit, and review documents with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail; and

  • Experience delivering presentations.

Working Conditions

In addition to OCC field office and other community business offices, the person in this position must travel to child care facilities in rural and urban settings. The position requires extensive work outside the field office, traveling to child care sites. This position may come into contact with individuals who may be angry or frustrated. Depending on geographic location, occasional overnight travel is required. The work is both indoors and outdoors when evaluating the premises of a facility. Field work presents potential hazards such as inclement weather and hostile animals. In addition, there may be unknown danger such as drugs, firearms, and confrontational individuals.

Office environment requires daily use of computer or data systems and web based applications to perform daily functions and services including the time system, car reservations, and the OCC intranet site.

This position is subject to both Child Protective Services and Criminal History checks, including FBI fingerprinting, and will be required to enroll in the Central Background Registry. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.

To Apply

  • Complete electronic application including supplemental questions.

  • Attach a cover letter that addresses why you believe your background and experience make you the ideal candidate for this position.

  • Attach veteran documentation if you are asking for veteran points. To receive veteran preference points, you must attach appropriate documentation.

Failure to complete these steps may result in disqualification of your application. Candidates whose training and/or experience most closely match the requirements and needs of the position will be eligible for an interview.

Additional Information

This job announcement may be used to fill future vacancies in this class of work. Apply now if you are interested in this or future vacancies.

Background Check

Applicants will be subject to a thorough background investigation which may include fingerprinting and driving record check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude an appointment. The circumstances involved in the conviction will be considered.

Application Technical Issues

If you have computer related difficulties (such as login issues, attaching documents, web browser issues, get an error message during the application process, etc.), please contact NEOGOV for assistance at 1-855-524-5627 or at When submitting an applicant issue please include your name, if you have an applicant ID, a valid contact number, the issue, and if possible a time when you are available to be contacted.

The Department of Education does not offer VISA sponsorships. On the first day of employment, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

The Department of Education is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce.

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.