The Oregon Department of Justice under the umbrella of the state government serves the safe and healthy communities of Oregon by providing essential justice services to the people. It is headed by Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum, and the DOJ also serves as the state’s law firm. Headquartered in Salem, Oregon, the agency employs around 1300 individuals throughout the state and has a two-year budget of $550 million. Also, the agency has 13 child support and 10 legal offices located across the state. Aside from representing the state government, the DOJ protects all Oregonians, especially the segments of society that are most vulnerable like seniors and children. The DOJ as well as its nine sub-divisions perform various functions such as consumer protection, crime victim compensation, child support, charitable activities, and district attorney assistance. The job openings at DOJ include law clerks, attorneys, and other administrative and legal vacancies.
- Bachelor's Degree
- Driver's License
- Paid Time Off
- Health Insurance
- Vision Insurance
The Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) is pleased to announce a new position to develop, oversee, and facilitate its Hate Crimes and Bias Incidents Hotline. The best candidates will illustrate a demonstrated capacity to effectively establish and maintain a statewide program, as well as a reputation for building strong business connections with partners such as law enforcement and various nongovernmental organizations including non-profit advocacy groups. We are looking for a talented and compassionate communicator, able to understand and evaluate reports of hate crimes and bias incidents, who will know how to provide trauma-informed, culturally competent survivor services and work to protect the civil rights of Oregonians from discrimination based on protected class.
As a member of the Civil Rights Unit, you'll close each day with a sense of purpose inherent to public service.
Concerned that you may not meet all the requirements of this position? Let me assure you, we want your application. Give us the opportunity to consider you for this important role. today.
What You Will Do
You'll be entrusted to (in part):
Build and maintain a growing and effective network with personnel in each DOJ legal division, Oregon's law enforcement and prosecutorial communities, nongovernmental organization community stakeholders, and victims' service providers as a means to understand and tap into resources available;
Establish policy, procedure, and protocol to ensure the bias hotline operates effectively and meets objectives in accordance with state law;
Evaluate reports of hate crimes and bias incidents received to determine whether elements of each complaint meet the definition of a bias crime under state law, and recommend or refer for appropriate action;
Acquire supplemental information from reporters of bias crimes and incidents;
Refer callers to community resources, and work to ensure they understand what elements may need to exist under the legal definition of bias;
Collect, maintain, and analyze data concerning the character, location, and impacted protected class of hate crime or bias incidents reported, and submit findings to the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission;
Provide culturally competent and compassionate assistance to victims of hate crimes and bias incidents in a manner designed to reduce the effects of trauma;
Enhance and maintain knowledge regarding best practices and research that will support the Unit's ability to best-support victims and communities impacted by biased crimes and incidents;
Remain current on equity and inclusion issues;
Oversee creation of the website and written materials to ensure content embodies cultural competencies;
Coordinate assistance on behalf of victims, as necessary, to ensure person-centered safety plans are in place;
Develop and lead an effective training program with an objective to educate and support individuals responsible for assisting victims of hate crimes and bias incidents (e.g., county crime victim advocates, direct-line law enforcement personnel, etc.);
Provide in-person support as needed; and,
R esearch, resolve, and escalate necessary issues quickly.
As a member of DOJ management services, you will be responsible for: understanding the agency's affirmative action goals and objectives; recognizing and championing the value of individual and cultural differences, and contributing to a work environment where individuals' differences are valued; consistently treating colleagues, customers, and stakeholders/partners with dignity and respect; and supporting outreach and diversity-related efforts in order to diversify the workforce.
If you would like itional information about the objectives and responsibilities this position calls for, please refer to Senate Bill 577..
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
Permanent, full-time employment in Salem, Oregon, with an opportunity to travel across this beautiful state .
Work where individual contribution matters and is recognized, where creativity and accomplishment are rewarded.
Vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays a year, and special days off.
Full medical, vision, and dental.
Pension and retirement programs.
Part of our management services team, with endless peer support.
Opportunity to expand your technical and professional skills and network.
Opportunity to impact change by supporting the pursuit of creating a state where all people and communities can work, live, and thrive.
REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
A Bachelor's Degree in Law, Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science, Criminal Justice, or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; AND four years (or more) professional-level evaluative, analytical, and planning work.
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification. Work experience is based on a 40 hour work week. (Example: 20 hours a week for one year would equal six-months of work experience.)
Must pass reference and background checks.
Must have or be able to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license at the time of appointment and be willing to drive short and long distances.
Must agree to comply with specific security and confidentiality requirements of the Department and its business units.
DESIRED SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
Knowledge of and experience in, OR demonstrated ability to master, the following:
Legal or advocacy (or an equivalent) background requiring objective analysis and decision-making as it relates to criminal or civil conduct or victims' support;
Keen understanding of hate crimes and bias incidents and the impact to people and communities;
Demonstrated experience establishing a program that relies on engagement of multi-disciplinary partners;
Reputation that supports an adept understanding, awareness, and practice of cultural competence;
Comfort and facility in written and spoken communication, including ability to make effective presentations in front of diverse groups and engage with small and medium-sized groups in training and technical support contexts; and,
Effective and proactive communication at all levels of the assigned organization and with internal and external stakeholders.
To for this position:
Follow the 'Apply' link above and complete the application online and all supplemental questions;
Attach your resume; and
Attach your cover letter.
If at any point in the application process, you need assistance, please contact the recruiter at the bottom of this posting. Help is available to upload or replace the required attachments if needed.
When uploading your documents, you may only see one document tag available. Until that is fixed, use the tag available and drag and drop all attachments in at the same time.
Monitor your Workday account, as all communications will be sent to your Workday account. You may be asked to submit itional information after initial application.
If you are selected to interview and require particular accommodation during the interview, please inform the person scheduling the interview.
This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
Oregon state government provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235. If you are requesting veterans' preference, you may receive an itional questionnaire in your Workday account. In order to ensure your privacy, we are asking that you complete the Veterans' Questionnaire and attach your qualifying military documents at that time. This questionnaire will be sent to your Workday account after you submit your application. We ask that you complete the questionnaire before the application deadline; extensions may be granted if necessary and reasonable.
Employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95% and pay a 6% employee contribution to PERS; the salary range noted above reflects base salary only.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to. The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability, and is committed to workplace diversity.
Oregon Department of Justice
Attn: Mistie Slauson
1162 Court St NE
Salem OR, 97301