Technical Specialist (Operations and Policy Analyst 3)

Company: Department of Consumer and Business Services-Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Open: 2019-07-26T00:00:00

Close: 2019-08-15T00:00:00

Status: ft

Compensation: $58,236 per year


This recruitment will be used to fill three positions in the Salem office.
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.

These positions are with the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA). Oregon OSHA is responsible for assuring safe and healthful working conditions for Oregon workers through promulgation and enforcement of Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, and by providing education and consultation to employees and employers.

These positions are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

What’s in it for you:
Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
Work/life balance, 10 paid holidays a year, and a competitive benefits package


Here’s what you will do:
These positions serve as experts for the division and provide technical guidance on safety and health rules. The Technical Specialists participate in activities related to development and interpretation of safety and health standards, providing technical assistance to division staff, other agencies, local jurisdictions, and the public. Responsibilities include developing and drafting rules, rule interpretations, providing technical guidance on the adopted rules, report and letter writing, and provision of technical information and training.

The positions also provide advice to management and staff on policy issues affecting division operations, industries, and local jurisdictions. This advice serves as the basis for proposed legislation, administrative rules, or other major program decisions. The positions serve as a primary liaison to several boards and committees, to specific industries and potentially to local government, depending on the assignment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health, Environmental Science, Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, or Political Science and four years of professional-level evaluative, analytical, and planning work experience in occupational safety and health, public health, or environmental protection OR
  • Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of professional-level evaluative, analytical, and planning work experience in occupational safety and health, public health, or environmental protection.

Requested Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of the federal and state occupational standards
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to explain procedures/technical requirements in a tactful, clear, and concise manner
  • Proficient at dealing with diverse groups and conflicting views
  • Knowledge and/or experience with construction and electrical activities
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Preference may be given to candidates who are able to speak, read, and write Spanish fluently
  • You must clearly demonstrate in your application and application materials that you meet the qualifications listed. Failure to provide this information may result in not being considered further.


  • To apply for these positions, click on the "Apply" button to fill out the online application and complete the questionnaire.
  • A resume and cover letter are required for this job posting. Please attach both documents to the “My Experience” section under Resume/CV in the application.
  • Only complete applications received by the posted application deadline date will be considered. 

After you apply:

  • Log in to your Workday account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or actions. These can be found under the “My Applications” section.
  • Make sure to complete these tasks or actions before the job announcement closes.
  • Be sure to check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment. 

Additional Information:

  • As part of the application selection process, you may be asked to complete a skills assessment or submit a writing sample.
  • The successful candidate must have a valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. Prior to an offer of employment, DCBS may request that you provide an official driving record.
  • Employment will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
  • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666. NOTE: If claiming veterans preference please be sure to check your Workday account for pending tasks or actions under your “My Applications” section.
  • 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.

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Phone: 503.947.7296

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Department of Consumer & Business Services

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EEO & Affirmative Action Statements

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