Initial Posting Date:
Department of Human Services
$2,638 – $3,855
Office Specialist 2 (Bilingual English/Spanish) Redmond
We want you to join our team!
This position is bilingual and requires duties to be done in both English and Spanish. Job offer will be contingent upon passing test(s) evaluating your proficiency in the bilingual requirements of the position. This position may receive a 5% differential pay based on passing the required language test.
Do you want the opportunity to assist individuals in your community with available federal, state, and local programs or other resources to meet their needs? Do you want to be part of a diverse workforce that collaborates and learns from each other to improve services that supports the elderly, people with disabilities and communities? Then, we want to hear from you!
Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), part of the Oregon Department of Human Services, is looking for a dedicated and compassionate individual for a bilingual Office Specialist 2 in the Redmond office.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING
The Office Specialist 2 is responsible for providing initial contact to Oregonians coming into the local Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) office. This includes completing basic screening using multiple computer programs, performing secretarial, technical and administrative related tasks in support of management, human service specialists, and case management staff in the Redmond office.
The work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. You must be in the office 100% of the time. May require some overtime work before and after scheduled work hours and on weekends. Must have a valid driver's license.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU
When you join the Department of Human Services, you join a community of nearly 10,000 employees dedicated to Oregon’s most vulnerable population. Career growth and development is encouraged through ample training and committee participation opportunities.
The State of Oregon offers excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-coverage health insurance , generous time-off, and a competitive retirement plan .
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO QUALIFY:
Two years of general clerical experience, one year of which included typing, word processing, or other experience generating documents;
An Associate's degree;
Graduation from a private school of business with a certificate AND one year of general clerical experience.
THE MOST COMPETITIVE CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:
Experience explaining rules, policies, and procedures.
Experience providing customer service verbally and in writing in an office setting.
Experience working with a variety of software and/or databases.
Experience in working with confidential information
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION: This position is bilingual and requires duties to be done in both English and Spanish. Job offer will be contingent upon passing test(s) evaluating your proficiency in the bilingual requirements of the position. This position may receive a 5% differential pay based on passing the required language test.
The State of Oregon is requiring all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval of the vaccines, whichever is later, unless the employee receives a medical or religious exemption/accommodation. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Documents/executive_orders/eo_21-29.pdf
Successful candidates for this position will be subject to a computerized criminal history and abuse check. Adverse background information will be reviewed and could result in withdrawal of a conditional job offer or termination of employment.
HOW TO APPLY
Current State of Oregon employees: Apply via your employee Workday account. View this job aid for help.
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If you are a veteran wishing to have veterans’ preference, your will receive a task in your workday account to provide military documents if you have not already provided them. For privacy reasons , please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application. For questions about documentation, please visit: Veterans Resources .
HELPFUL INFORMATION :
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants who require VISA sponsorship will not be considered at this time.
This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Note: this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
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If you need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to participate in the application or selection process, please contact us at DHS.Recruitment@dhsoha.state.or.us .
Oregon Department of Human Services commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. ODHS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA+ community members, and others to help ODHS achieve the vision of a diverse and inclusive community.