Office Specialist 2-Front Desk Receptionist
Oregon Secretary of State Salem, VA (Onsite) Full-Time
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Initial Posting Date: 05/10/2023Application Deadline:05/24/2023Agency:Department of Veterans AffairsSalary Range:$3,005 - $4,356Position Type:EmployeePosition Title:Office Specialist 2-Front Desk ReceptionistJob Description:The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) is a State of Oregon agency with a mission to serve and honor veterans through leadership, advocacy and strong partnerships. The Department is entrusted to assist veterans, their dependents, and surviving family members in obtaining their earned Federal, State, and local benefits.At the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs, we value a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We stand by our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization, and recognize and celebrate our unique backgrounds and diverse experiences. We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ+ community members. The strength of our agency lies in the diversity of our workforce and the perspectives our employees bring to their work at ODVA.The Department currently has an opening for one permanent full-time Front Desk Receptionist (Office Specialist 2) within the Communications section of ODVA in Salem, Oregon. This position does not support a remote work schedule. Remote work is evaluated periodically to ensure business needs are being met and can be adjusted at any time. Please visit the state's Work Reimagined website for more information.As the Front Desk Receptionist, you will primarily provide information and guidance to veterans, dependents, their survivors and the general public about available state and federal veteran programs and benefits. This service is provided generally by phone and in-person to assist customers in understanding how to access resources. The ability to learn the technical aspects about a variety of veteran benefits and programs is required to provide necessary assistance. This position explains rules and guidelines to aid in understanding possible eligibility for these benefits and provides necessary applications for state benefits such as veteran ID's and license plates, property tax exemptions, home loans, and accessing copies of discharge documents.For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities for this position, please review the position description by clicking here.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of general clerical experience, one year of which included typing, word processing, or other experience generating documents; ORAn Associate's degree; ORGraduation from a private school of business with a certificate AND one year of general clerical experience.REQUESTED SKILLS:In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the requested skills below to determine whom to interview.Administrative or customer support experienceExperience with multi-line phone systemsProficiency in Office Suite applicationsData entryExcellent organizational skills and attention to detailHOW TO APPLY:To apply for this position, please follow the "Apply" link above and complete the online application. In addition, please provide a resume and cover letter demonstrating the above minimum qualifications, requested skills, and experience that represents your suitability for the position.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:Must successfully pass a criminal history background check and fingerprint check through the LEDS and NCIC systems.MORE DETAILS:What's in it for you?The opportunity to work with and learn from a great team that has a passion for serving veterans. We offer medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year.Relocation assistance may be paid in some cases. Please contact Human Resources for further information.Veterans Preference:The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs provides veterans' preference in employment to all eligible veterans. For more information, please go to the State website:
questions about this recruitment contact Elissa Johnson at
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce. Assistance will be provided in the recruitment, application and selection process to applicants with disabilities who request such assistance. Please call
as early as possible regarding any assistance you may require.HELPFUL LINKS AND CONTACT INFORMATIONLearn more about ODVAUnderstanding the State Application ProcessHelp & Support webpageLearn more about Oregon
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