In today’s global economy, we’re all interlinked and what happens in international business and politics has a huge impact here in Oregon. Knowing the dynamics of Oregon’s concerns around healthcare benefits, financial and insurance regulation, worker safety, building safety, and getting people back on their feet from a workplace injury are critical to this executive service position with the State of Oregon.
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. Our mission... To protect and serve Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate.
We’re asking you to consider a public sector career with the Department of Consumer and Business Services. With your diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge, and exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, you can become part of Oregon’s leadership, contributing your innovative thinking and business perspective to support and expand our efforts for Oregon’s consumers.
As an appointee of the Governor, you will serve as the department director and be responsible for carrying out the mission of the State by providing oversight and direction of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. You will provide leadership, strategic direction, and supervision to the Workers’ Compensation Division; Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division; Division of Financial Regulation; Building Codes Division; Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace; Small Business Ombudsman; Injured Workers Ombudsman; and the Workers’ Compensation Board.
The director provides general policy direction, counsel and recommendations, resolves conflicts, assures adherence to state policy, directs budget and fiscal activities, and advises the governor of public policy issues that have statewide impact, politically and economically.
The director holds the office of state Insurance Commissioner. The director works with other state and federal regulators to maintain balance between federal and state regulation.
As an innovative and forward-thinking leader, you will bring ten or more years of management experience in a public or private organization which includes developing program rules and policies, long- and short-range goals and plans, program evaluation, and budget preparation. To learn more about this position, you can view the position description or the e-brochure.
Other requested skills you could bring to help you to be a competitive candidate include:
A confirmable track record of highly ethical and professional behavior
Proven track record of forward-looking organizational leadership
Demonstrated ability to be firm, fair, and unbiased in carrying out professional responsibilities
Expert experience communicating effectively, orally and in writing
Strong experience interpreting statutes, legal opinions, and regulations
Strong positive experience supervising, organize, and motivate employees is required
Possess a considerable knowledge and skill in planning and coordination of services provided by a state agency
Strong experience of state, and federal laws and regulations; of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and leadership techniques; of accounting, budgeting and financial principles; and of the principles and practices of public administration and management
About Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services
The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) does more than regulate businesses in the State of Oregon. We are dedicated to the mission of protecting and serving Oregonians by ensuring workplaces and buildings are safer, people have access to the healthcare they need, individuals can trust providers of their financial services, and workers get the help needed after an on-the-job injury,... all while providing a positive business climate. Come join us and make a difference in the lives of Oregonians!
DCBS looks for people who are always ready to create innovative ways to accomplish our mission. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity – together we are different!