Contested Case Representative
Wage / Salary: 59472 / yr
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 Building Codes Division (BCD). BCD adopts and enforces the statewide building code relating to the construction, reconstruction, alteration and repair of buildings and other structures and the installation of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical devices and equipment.
This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union (AFSCME).
What’s in it for you:
- Rewarding work in a productive and creative environment
- Colleagues who are passionate about public service
- Work/life balance, 10 paid holidays a year, and a competitive benefits package
- Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with the State of Oregon
- Live, work, and play in Salem, Oregon
Here’s what you will do:
As a Contested Case Representative, you will represent the division throughout the contested case hearing process, including making recommendations to the administrator and boards for handling of cases, preparing appropriate filings and notices, conducting alternative dispute resolution and coordinating with respondents and the Office of Administrative Hearings. In certain instances, you will represent the division during a contested case hearing.
Here’s what you need to qualify:
- A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills of the position and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work; OR
- Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.
- Preference may be given to candidates who have extensive legal background, including experience in providing representation in Administrative hearings
- Strong writing skills and the ability to communicate clearly in writing
- Proficient in investigative principles and practices and enforcement methods typical to regulatory organizations
- Demonstrated ability to deal with controversial issues in a fair and consistent manner
Please ensure that you clearly demonstrate in your application materials that you meet the qualifications listed and that you follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you not being considered for the job.
EEO & Affirmative Action Statements
DCBS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion.