Office Specialist 2 (Pendleton) - #196719

Department of Human Services

Date: 06/08/2022 08:00 AM

City: Pendleton, Oregon

Salary: $2,723 - $3,951 / month

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

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Department of Human Services

Salary Range:
$2,723 - $3,951

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Position Title:
Office Specialist 2 (Pendleton)

Job Description:

We want you to join our team!

Do you want the opportunity to help match the needs of people in the community with available federal, state, and local programs or other resources to meet those needs? Do you want to be part of a diverse workforce that collaborates and learns from each other to improve services that support children, families, and communities? Then, we want to hear from you!

Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), part of the

Oregon Department of Human Services
, is currently looking for a full-time dedicated and compassionate individual to provide services as an Office Specialist 2 in the Pendleton office


"To help Oregonians in their own communities achieve well-being and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity."


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to learn more about Aging and People with Disabilities


In this position, most of your day will be working in a team environment helping individuals and families seeking services by providing specialized assistance at the front desk or on the phone. This position helps to guide consumers of the Aging and People with Disabilities population through the sharing of rules, policies, procedures, and programs in collaboration with other branch staff. You will be responsible for making decisions regarding requests for information from the public and entering that confidential information into the ONE system. Decisions could also include referring Oregonians to community resources or making appointments with the Oregon Department of Human Services for requested services. This position will include a wide variety of data entry. Will also be responsible for other financial and administrative tasks in support of the branch office operations


Work is performed in the office Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. Works primarily at the front desk in a general office environment. May encounter upset and/or difficult people


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


Two years of general clerical experience, one year of which included typing, word processing, or other experience generating documents; OR

an Associate's degree in Office Occupations or Office Technology; OR

Graduation from a private school of business with a Certificate in Office Occupations or Office Technology AND one year of general clerical experience

College courses in Office Occupations or Office Technology will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis


  • Face-to-face customer service experience in an office setting

  • Experience screening/interviewing consumers to gather information to assist with correct referral for type of services needed

  • Experience with repetitive data entry

  • Experience handling a high volume of tasks with competing deadlines

  • Experience working with a variety of software and/or databases in an office setting

The Oregon Department of Human Services does not offer visa sponsorship. 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. ODHS will use E-Verify to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States

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


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ODHS commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA+ community members, and others to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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