State of Oregon Compliance Specialist 3 (Vocational Reviewer) in Salem, Oregon

Compliance Specialist 3 (Vocational Reviewer)

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Compliance Specialist 3 (Vocational Reviewer)

Salary

$55,548.00 - $81,300.00 Annually

Location

Salem, OR

Job Type

Permanent

Department

Consumer & Business Services-Workers' Compensation

Job Number

DCBS18-0146

Closing

7/26/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Description

Our mission...

To protect and serve Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is a progressive business regulatory state agency dedicated to the mission of protecting and serving Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate. The department administers state laws and rules governing workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, financial institutions, insurance companies and building codes. The department has consumer protection and education programs, offices, and ombudsmen to help consumers, injured workers, and businesses.

This position is with the Workers' Compensation Division (WCD). WCD administers, regulates, and enforces the laws and administrative rules governing the Oregon workers' compensation system.

This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will resolve vocational disputes through facilitated agreements using alternative dispute resolution processes, or by issuing an Administrative Order which applies the Oregon Revised Statutes, case law, the Oregon Administrative Rules, the Workers' Compensation Division policies and procedures, and other applicable guidelines to individual case specific facts.

Obtain the complete listing of job duties by clicking here.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Five years experience doing administrative research that included compiling and evaluating facts to recommend management action, or decide compliance or eligibility with program guidelines and regulations. Three of the five 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

  • Experience in vocational rehabilitation, vocational counseling, employment counseling

  • Experience in case management, mediation, negotiation, arbitration, or facilitation

  • Knowledge of Oregon's workers' compensation system

  • Attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, including delivering presentations to small and large groups of people

  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment, decision making skills, and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm and courteous while maintaining a high degree of objectivity, accessibility, and responsiveness to all involved parties of a technical issue

Additional Information

HOW TO APPLY

  • To apply for this position, click on the "Apply" link above to fill out the online application. Only complete applications received by the posted closing date and time will be considered.

  • Attach a cover letter, not more than two (2) pages, which clearly explains how your background meets the minimum qualifications and requested skills of this position.

  • Attach your resume indicating positions you have held, organizations for which you have worked, complete dates of your employment (month and year), and a detailed description of your duties and level of responsibility.

  • Attach copies of transcripts, if you are using education to qualify. Transcripts must be from an accredited institution within the US and must include your name, coursework completed with a passing grade, degree and date received, and institution name.

  • Be sure to answer all supplemental questions completely. The phrases "see resume" or "see application" will not substitute for a response. Failure to respond to each question in the spaces provided may result in your application being removed from consideration.

  • Resumes, cover letters, and other additional documents attached to your application will not be reviewed unless they are specifically requested in the job announcement.

  • Qualified applicants whose backgrounds most closely match the needs of the position will be invited to interview.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK

Employment will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference you MUST attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

WORK AUTHORIZATION

The Department of Consumer and Business Services does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

HELPFUL LINKS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Learn more about DCBS

Understanding the State Application Process

Online Employment Application Guide

Help & Support webpage

Learn more about Oregon

For additional information you may contact us by e-mail at DCBS.Recruiting@oregon.gov or by phone at 503-378-3200.

DCBS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Committed to Workforce Diversity

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.