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Senior Policy Advisor

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 Division of Financial Regulation (DFR). DFR’s mission supports that of the department by protecting Oregonians’ access to fair products and services through education, regulation, and consumer assistance. The division is responsible for ensuring the safety and soundness of financial institutions, the availability and affordability of financial products, and the fair treatment of consumers. Functions include licensing, regulating, and monitoring the conduct of banks, credit unions, financial services providers, health care service contractors, insurance companies, and licensed or registered agents of such entities.


This is a management service position and is not represented by a union.


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:


You will serve as a senior policy advisor to the Division Administrator, Deputy Administrator, Department Director and Deputy Director.  Duties include:


  • Tracks and analyze legislation and its effect on the division and stakeholders, including the insurance-buying public
  • Represent the department before the legislature
  • Engage in frequent interactions with legislators and their staff, the insurance lobby and other stakeholders
  • Research, analyze and evaluate policy and insurance issues having statewide impact
  • Provide consultation and technical guidance to division management


For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities of this position, please review the position description by clicking here


Here’s what you need to qualify:


Minimum Qualifications:


A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or a related degree and five years of experience in professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work




Any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years of experience in professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work


Requested Skills:

  • Excellent public relation skills
  • Knowledge of legislative process
  • Ability to communicate effectively and collaboratively, both orally and in writing, across a broad spectrum of executive, management, professional, technical and support staff within the Department, other state agencies, and the public
  • Ability to draft rules and legislation
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and committees and work with people who have diverse interests.
  • Policy development and strategic planning
  • Ability to understand and communicate how policy changes may affect the insurance market

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.


How to apply:

  • To apply for this position, 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 them in the “Resume / CV” section of 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, and make sure to complete these tasks or actions before the job announcement closes. These can be found under the “My Applications” section.


Be sure to check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.


Additional information:


Please save a copy of this job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job closes.


You may be asked to submit a skills assessment, a writing sample, or a video interview as part of the application screening process.


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.


This position is subject to a fingerprint background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.


Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources.  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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