State of Oregon Building Receptionist (Office Specialist 2) in Portland, Oregon

Building Receptionist (Office Specialist 2)



Building Receptionist (Office Specialist 2)


$30,084.00 - $41,928.00 Annually


Portland, OR

Job Type



Commission for the Blind-Administration

Job Number



9/26/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Are you a dynamic, passionate, detail-oriented go-getter with strong organizational skills? Would you like to work for a compassionate, yet performance-driven agency, where your skills and talents are utilized to their fullest? Do you want to be the face of our organization? Is customer service second nature for you? Does assisting a wide variety of individuals sound like something you would enjoy? Do you possess time management/organizational skills? Are you proficient with Microsoft Office software? Can you adapt to changing priorities? We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits package, opportunities for career building, training and advancement. If you enjoy working in a dynamic environment that rewards talent and dedication, please submit a cover letter and application today!

Since 1937 the Oregon Commission for the Blind (OCB) has been an important resource for Oregonians experiencing vision loss, as well as their families, friends, and employers. The Oregon Commission for the Blind is the State agency which provides rehabilitation training and counseling to Oregonian adults who are Blind and Visually Impaired. The Commission currently has 63 employees and serves all of Oregon from five offices. The agency's mission is to "Empower Oregonians who are Blind to fully engage in life."

To learn more about OCB or any of our specialized programs, please visit our website at

What you will do!

You will provide internal and external customers with scheduling, in-take, and filing assistance along with answering questions, greeting customers, and assisting with selling and monitoring products for the OCB retail store.

Unique Working Conditions

  • Significant customer contact; in-person and by telephone.

  • May be exposed to and interact with clients who may be angry, upset, or hostile.

  • Helps clients fill out forms or do other paperwork.

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

What's in it for you!

You will join a phenomenal group of people who have a passion for serving individuals who experience vision loss. We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year.

Working Conditions

  • Works in an open office environment.

  • May be exposed to and interact with clients who may be angry, upset, or hostile.

  • Significant interaction with the public.

  • Helps clients fill out forms or do other paperwork.

This is a full-time SEIU represented position.

This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

To be considered for this position you must meet the following minimum qualifications (required skills):

  • 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

  • Graduated 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.

Requested Skills

While these skills are not required, candidates who are the most competitive will have the following:

  • Exceptional customer service skills, both in-person and by phone.

  • Outstanding attention to detail.

  • Excellent time management/organizational skills.

  • Adaptable to changing priorities and responsibilities.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Experience working with case management systems.

  • Experience working with individuals with vision impairment.

  • Experience working in a team environment, including the willingness to collaborate, share information, and contribute to the team's success.

  • Ability to learn new things quickly.

Additional Information

To Apply

  • Click the "Apply" button above and complete the online application.

  • Attach a cover letter.

  • Attach Veterans' Preference documentation, if you are requesting veterans' preference. Veterans' preference information and appropriate documentation is outlined by the following website: Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

  • Answer all the supplemental questions.

Candidates whose training and/or experience most closely match the requirements and needs of the position will be eligible for an interview.

Finalists will be subject to a computerized criminal history check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants who require VISA sponsorship will not be considered at this time.

Questions/Need Help?

Do you have questions about the recruitment and selection process (e.g., supplemental questions, clarification of job announcement information, etc.)? Contact Rebecca Wilson, Recruitment Analyst, at or call (503) 373-7655. If you need an alternate format in order to complete the application process, please contact Rebecca and be prepared to describe the alternate format needed.

If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to call 971-673-1588 (voice) 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday. TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900.

If you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or are experiencing other technical (computer related) difficulties, please contact NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627 or When submitting an applicant issue please include your name, if you have an applicant ID, a valid contact number, the issue, and if possible a time when you are available to be contacted.

Job Posting Reference Number: OCB18-1130

The Oregon Commission for the Blind is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity

Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

  • $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

  • Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

  • Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

  • Long-term and short-term disability

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.