Initial Posting Date:


Application Deadline:



Department of Human Services

Salary Range:

$4,259 – $6,528

Position Type:


Position Title:

Adult Protective Service Specialist (Enterprise)

Job Description:
Adult Protective Service Specialist
Salary Range: $4,259- $6,528
Location: Enterprise
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are actively working to build an equitable agency with the

Equity North Star

as our guide toward our vision of an agency free of racism, discrimination and bias. We believe that teams in which everyone can show up as their full authentic self are key to creating a thriving workforce that can better serve communities. We welcome members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA2S+ community members, and others to apply.

Do you want the opportunity to match the needs of people in the community with available federal, state and local programs or other resources to meet those needs? Do you want to be part of a diverse workforce that collaborates and learns from each other to improve services that supports the elderly, people with disabilities and communities? Then, we want to hear from you!
Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), part of the Oregon Department of Human Services, is seeking a dedicated and compassionate individual for an Adult Protective Service Specialist in the Enterprise office.
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to learn more about Aging and People with Disabilities.

Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), A place to belong and make a difference!
  • When you join the


    , you join a community of over 10,000 employees dedicated to serving and helping Oregonians achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice, and preserve dignity.

  • Connect with ODHS Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and find a place to belong, build community and participate in shared learning. ERGs are employee-driven committees that support each other as well as the ODHS’ overall mission and vision.
  • Enjoy a work-life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, and

    competitive benefits packages

    including health, dental, vision and much more!

In this position you will receive referrals and determine the need for and investigates alleged incidents of adult abuse or neglect. Situations may involve physical abuse, neglect and abandonment, sexual abuse, psychological and verbal abuse, financial exploitation, and other types of self-neglect.
Must be able to drive and meet with individuals in their homes, community settings, nursing homes, or other care settings. A valid driver’s license is required or an acceptable form of transportation.
A Bachelor’s Degree in the human, social, behavioral or criminal sciences and two years human service, law enforcement or investigative experience;
An Associate’s Degree in the human, social, behavioral or criminal sciences and four years human service, law enforcement or investigative experience.
Three years professional level experience related to the position may substitute for the Bachelor’s degree; 18 months for an Associates.
  • Experience communicating and problem solving in a complex situation to reach an agreed upon resolution
  • Experience interpreting and explaining rules and/or regulations
  • Experiencing interviewing people to gather information
  • Experience working with difficult clients and/or customers in challenging situations
  • Experience in report writing and caseload management
**Clearly describe how you meet the minimum qualifications and essential attributes within your application materials. These attributes will be used to determine which candidates will be selected to move forward in the process.
Your work history profile, cover letter, and resume are the perfect opportunity to highlight your interest in the position and showcase your skills and experience that make you the best candidate for the position.
  • Current State of Oregon: Apply via your employee Workday account. (This includes permanent and limited duration employees; temporaries are not counted as internal candidates). View this

    job aid

    for help.

  • If you are not a current State of Oregon employee, view this

    application instructional video


  • Please upload a resume OR complete the work history profile. Note: Your resume and cover letter may be uploaded in the Resume/CV field on the online application. **Emailed resumes and cover letters will not be accepted; they must be attached to your Workday application to be considered.
  • After you submit your application, you will have additional tasks to complete in Workday. Please continue to check your Workday account throughout the recruitment process.
  • Finalists for this position will be subject to a computerized criminal history and abuse check. Adverse background information will be reviewed and could result in withdrawal of a conditional job offer or termination of employment.
  • The Oregon Department of Human Services does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODHS will use E-Verify to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.
  • Under the Oregon Health Authority’s health care rules, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employees in specified job classifications for the Aging and People with Disabilities program. This job classification is affected by this requirement. Employees will need to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer.
  • This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
  • This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
  • Have questions about Workday, and want some tips on understanding the state application process? Check out our

    Oregon job opportunities


  • If you need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to participate in the application or selection process, please contact

    . Please be sure to include the job requisition number.

  • For questions about the job duties or application process, please contact [email protected] Please be sure to include the job requisition number.