State of Oregon Accounting Technician 3 (Payroll & Benefits Specialist) in Multiple Locations (as stated in job posting), Oregon

Accounting Technician 3 (Payroll & Benefits Specialist)



Accounting Technician 3 (Payroll & Benefits Specialist)


$41,868.00 - $57,684.00 Annually


Multiple Locations (as stated in job posting), OR

Job Type



Corrections-Office of Chief Financial Officer

Job Number



5/31/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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This employment opportunity is with the Oregon Department of Corrections within the Office of Chief Financial Officer. There are three current vacancies. One position is located in Salem. One position is located in Wilsonville at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. The third position is located in Pendleton at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified applicants.

These positions are represented by American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

The primary purpose of these positions is to perform the payroll and benefits duties by receiving, verifying, and processing all payroll and benefit related documents to ensure accurate and timely compensation of pay and benefits for DOC employees.

For the full list of generic duties and working conditions, click the Position Description.

Your application materials will be reviewed to verify that you:

  • have three years of technical support accounting experience. Two years of the experience must include: a) coding transactions and checking them for propriety; b) balancing; and c) resolving discrepancies in computer edits; OR

  • at least 90 quarter (60 semester) credit hours from an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school that includes 12 quarter (9 semester) hours in Accounting.

Training or experience must include using a computer to enter, update, or retrieve information.


  • Possess previous payroll experience;

  • Possess State payroll experience;

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize;

  • Possess excellent customer service skills;

  • Proficiency with a computer;.

In the Work Experience section of your online application clearly describe your experience as it relates to these minimum and special qualifications and desired attributes. Be sure you demonstrate that you have obtained any skills or attributes requested or required by the employer through education, work experience (including military) or by showing that you have transferable skills (i.e., skills obtained through military education or experience) that substantially relate to this position.

Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration. A resume will not substitute for completing the work experience section of your application.

Qualified applicants whose background most closely matches the needs of the position will be invited to interview.

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

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 1-855-524-5627. You can also email NEOGOV™ for support at You can use this email address to report a variety of applicant issues; login, attaching documents, web browser, etc. Remember when submitting an applicant issue through this email address please make sure to 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.

The pay and benefits on all announcement may change without notice.

Application Reference Number: DOC18-1668OC

ODOC complies with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). PREA prohibits ODOC from hiring, or promoting anyone who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in Institution settings. These include a jail, prison, or other correctional facility (including juvenile corrections).

This standard requires ODOC to conduct background checks on all applicants considered for employment or promotion to consider any incidents of substantiated allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment in determining whether to hire or promote anyone who may have contact with inmates.

For more information regarding PREA please visit:


Veterans Preference Points are awarded to eligible veterans seeking employment with the Oregon Department of Corrections. Veterans must provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these additional preference points and must submit the documentation with each application. The DD215 must accompany the DD214 that was modified. Only DD214 Member Copy 4, Service Copy 2 and Service Copy 3 are accepted to verify character of service. Other copies will not be accepted and points will not be awarded.

Required documentation must include:

  • a copy of the DD214/215 for the five (5) point preference; OR

  • a copy of the DD214/215 and a public employment preference letter from the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.

Based on Oregon Statute 408.225(1)(f) defines a veteran as a person who:

  • Served on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States:

  • For a period of more than 90 consecutive days before January 31, 1955 and was discharged under honorable conditions (Honorable, General, or Under Honorable Conditions);

  • For a period of more than 178 consecutive days beginning after January 31, 1955 and was discharged under honorable conditions;

  • For 178 days or less and was discharged under honorable conditions because of a service-connected disability;

  • For 178 days or less and was discharged under honorable conditions and has a disability rating from the USDVA; OR

  • For at least one day in a combat zone and was discharged under honorable conditions;

  • Received a combat or campaign ribbon or an expeditionary medal for service in the Armed Forces of the United States and was discharged under honorable condition.

Questions may be emailed to: Rhonda Crawford

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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.