State of Oregon Training and Development Specialist 1 - Service Dog Trainer in Salem, Oregon

Training and Development Specialist 1 - Service Dog Trainer



Training and Development Specialist 1 - Service Dog Trainer


$3,431.00 - $4,996.00 Monthly


Salem, OR

Job Type



Oregon Health Authority-Oregon State Hospital

Job Number



6/24/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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The Oregon State Hospital, a division of the Oregon Health Authority, has a fantastic opportunity for a SERVICE DOG TRAINER to join an excellent team working to help people recover from their illness and return to their lives in the community.

What you will do!

You will be responsible for delivering training and instructional courses to Oregon State Hospital Manual Arts Instructors and patients on proper service dog practices and techniques and ensuring the learned skills are transferrable to community settings.

What's in it for you?

Collaboration with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from. We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year.

This posting will be used to fill one (1) permanent, full-time position located in Salem, OR (2600 Center St. NE). This position is represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills


Three years experience reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting information, rules, and policy related to service animal training; or three years experience as a service animal trainer or work experience that included presenting service animal information to groups


possession of a Bachelor's degree in Education, Organizational Psychology, Business or Public Administration, Training and Development, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources or related field.


Possession or ability to gain dog training certification

Ability to pass and maintain CPR certification

Additional Information

IMPORTANT NOTICE: E-mail addresses are REQUIRED, the State of Oregon requires ALL applicants have a valid e-mail address.

Oregon Health Authority will communicate with all applicants via e-mail.

If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check and the information shall be shared with the Oregon Health Authority, Office of Human Resources. Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.

Candidates who are offered employment at the Oregon State Hospital must satisfactorily pass a pre-employment drug test.

If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans' preference points AND you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score. To receive veterans' preference points you MUST attach to your electronic application the following required documentation:

A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; OR a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference.

A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; AND a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans' Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.

For more information on veterans' preference points visit, and select veterans' preference.

If you need assistance to participate in the application process you are encouraged to call Michael Lewis at (503) 945-2816 or the Office of Human Resources at (503) 945-2815 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday.


OHA strives to create inclusive environments that welcome and value the diversity of the people we serve. OHA fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to create workplace environments where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, physical stature, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation and any other factor applicable by state or federal law.

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.