Self-Insurance Specialist (Compliance Specialist 2)

Company: Department of Consumer and Business Services

Open: 2019-11-04T00:00:00

Close: 2019-11-18T00:00:00

Status: ft

Compensation: $46944 per year


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.

This position is with the Workers' Compensation Division (WCD). WCD administers, regulates, and enforces the laws and administrative rules governing the Oregon workers' compensation system.

This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

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 self-insurance specialist, you will protect injured workers and assist employers through the administration and implementation of statute and rules related to self-insurance for workers’ compensation. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Certifying employers as possessing the ability to manage and fund their own workers’ compensation liabilities
  • Assessing, on an annual basis, self-insured employers’ workers’ compensation liabilities in order to determine appropriate levels of security and excess insurance coverage
  • Developing, revising, and monitoring the effectiveness of program procedures


Here’s what you need to qualify:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four years experience doing administrative research that included compiling and evaluating facts to recommend management action, or decide compliance with program guidelines and regulations. Two of the four years must be above the technical support level.
  • Note: college-level course work may substitute for experience on the basis of 45-quarter units per year, up to a maximum of three years.

Requested Skills:
Proficiency in:

  • Reviewing and analyzing financial statements to determine: (a) current and projected future financial stability, (b) the financial strength and liquidity of the business, (c) the ability to make prompt payments, and (d) sufficient working capital;
  • Understanding of accounting and finance concepts;
  • Analyzing corporate structure and business ownership changes;
  • Evaluating the quality of investments used for securitization of future liabilities;
  • Writing concise summary of findings from financial review; and
  • Basic property and casualty underwriting principles and practices.
  • 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.



For additional information you may contact us by e-mail at 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.