Office Specialist 2 (Mailroom Specialist)
Corrections-Operations - Ontario, OR

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This employment opportunity is with the Oregon Department of Corrections , Operations Division at the Snake River Correctional Institution , located in Ontario, Oregon. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified applicants to fill this vacancy only. This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees union (AFSCME).

Duties & Responsibilities

The purpose of this position is to process inmate and institution business mail into and out of the facility in accordance with the ODOC Administrative Inmate Mail Rule, OAR #291-131. The Mailroom staff accomplishes this mission through a system of sorting, searching, inspecting, and posting inmate mail. Mailroom staff approves various mail items coming into and departing the institution and deter contraband from entering the facility through this conduit. Mailroom staff assist institution personnel in mailing out business related packages and correspondence.

For the full list of specific duties and working conditions, see the Position Description .


Your application will be reviewed to verify that you have:
  • 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
  • graduation 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.

The work experience section of the NEOGOV application must clearly show that you meet the minimum qualifications of the position or your application may be rejected.

A resume will not substitute for completing the work experience section of your application.

Transcripts must be submitted to receive credit for education coursework at the time of application. It is highly recommended that you attach your transcripts even if you meet qualifications with work experience. Transcripts are used as additional information if experience calculations cannot be made with work experience alone.

Desired Attributes

The ideal candidate for this position will have clearly demonstrated experience in the following desired attributes:
  • Skill using 10-key;
  • Experience using Microsoft Access databases;
  • Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel; and
  • Have excellent writing skills.

Additional Information

To apply , click on the "Apply" link above.

Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach all required documents. Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the requirements for this position will be invited to interview.

You must have a valid e-mail address to apply for jobs with the Oregon Department of Corrections. All communication regarding your application and status will be done by e-mail.

The pay and benefits on all announcements may change without notice. During the current biennium ending June 30, 2013, DOC employees are required to take mandatory unpaid time off (furlough) days. A furlough is a temporary excused unpaid absence from work. At the time of hire, your manager will meet with you to determine the number of hours or furlough days you will be required to take.

Note: The Department of Corrections does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Justice Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.

This position may be eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute.

Application Reference Number: DOC13-0336OC

If you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or are experiencing other technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-877-204-4442.

Applicants will be subject to a Computerized Criminal History and Motor Vehicles check as well as background investigation. Adverse background information may be grounds for disqualification.

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