DCBS Director (Principal Executive/Manager I)

Company: Department of Consumer and Business Services

Open: 2019-11-14T00:00:00

Close: 2019-12-04T00:00:00

Status: ft

Wage / Salary: 117792 / yr

Compensation: $117,792 per year


In today's global economy, we are all interlinked, and what happens in international business and politics has a huge impact here in Oregon. Knowing the dynamics of Oregon's concerns around health care benefits, financial and insurance regulation, worker and building safety, and getting people back on their feet from a workplace injury are critical to this executive service position with the State of Oregon.

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.

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

We're asking you to consider a public sector career with the Department of Consumer and Business Services. The successful candidate will have diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and knowledge, and exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills. If this is you, you can become part of Oregon's leadership, contributing your innovative thinking and business perspective to support and expand our efforts for Oregon's consumers and workers.

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


As an appointee of the Governor, you will serve as the department director and be responsible for carrying out the mission of the state by providing oversight and direction of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. You will provide leadership, strategic direction, and supervision to the Workers' Compensation Division; Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA); Division of Financial Regulation; Building Codes Division; Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace; Small Business Ombudsman; Injured Workers Ombudsman; and the Workers' Compensation Board.

The director provides general policy direction, counsel, and recommendations; resolves conflicts; ensures adherence to state policy; directs budget and fiscal activities; and advises the Governor on public policy issues that have statewide impact, politically and economically.

The director holds the office of state Insurance Commissioner. The director works with other state and federal regulators to maintain balance between federal and state regulation.


As an innovative and forward-thinking leader, you will bring 10 or more years of management experience in a public or private organization, including developing program rules and policies, long- and short-range goals and plans, program evaluation, and budget preparation. To learn more about this position, you can view the position description or the e-brochure.

Requested skills include:

  • A verifiable track record of highly ethical and professional behavior
  • Proven track record of forward-looking organizational leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to be firm, fair, and unbiased in carrying out professional responsibilities
  • Expert experience communicating effectively, orally and in writing
  • Strong experience interpreting statutes, legal opinions, and regulations
  • Strong positive experience supervising, organizing, and motivating employees is required
  • Considerable knowledge and skill in planning and coordinating state agency services
  • Strong experience of state and federal laws and regulations; of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and leadership techniques; of accounting, budgeting, and financial principles; and of the principles and practices of public administration and management
  • DCBS strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

Please ensure that you clearly demonstrate in your application materials that you qualify for this position and that you follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you not being considered for the job.



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

EEO & Affirmative Action Statements

DCBS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion.