State of Oregon Compliance Specialist 3 (Estate Administrator) in Salem, Oregon

Compliance Specialist 3 (Estate Administrator)



Compliance Specialist 3 (Estate Administrator)


$55,548.00 - $81,300.00 Annually


Salem, OR

Job Type



Human Services

Job Number



10/17/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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If you previously applied to job posting DHS18-1142 and qualified you do not need to reapply. Your application will be considered with the additional applicants.

The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS)/Office of Payment Accuracy and Recovery (OPAR)/Estate Administration Unit (EAU) is seeking an experienced professional to join our team as an Estate Administrator.

What will you do:

This position is a senior professional representative for the Department in the recovery of public assistance provided to deceased Medicaid recipients. This position is responsible for handling the most difficult estate recovery compliance issues that may have broad potential impact on administrative and/or legal precedents affecting estate recovery. The issues being addressed often involve complex recovery cases in which there may be conflicting guidelines or precedents that require extensive legal research and evaluation. This position has significant discretion to: decide what remedy will be pursued to secure estate recovery; enter into and negotiate individual settlement offers; and coordinate compliance with other entities e.g., the Department of Justice, private attorneys, and other state and/or federal agencies. In addition, the position is closely involved in recommending to management policy initiatives to address new estate recovery compliance issues and/or resolve ongoing problems affecting estate recovery compliance.

What's in it for you:

You will join a team of talented individuals charged with collection from estate assets and preparing cases for referral to the Department of Justice and/or county district attorney to ensure compliance. In addition, you may prepare files for civil/criminal prosecution for financial exploitation and theft of estate resources.

This employment opportunity is with the Oregon Department of Human Services/Office of Payment Accuracy and Recovery (OPAR)/Estate Administration Unit (EAU). There is one permanent, full-time opening located in Salem (3406 Cherry Ave NE). This position is represented by a union.

This job posting will fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill additional vacancies.


  • May occasionally be called to testify in court, or inspect estate property.

  • May occasionally encounter hostile or emotionally upset individuals.

  • May require some bending, stooping, and lifting associated with working with file drawers/boxes. Utilizes PC and CRT terminals. The person in this position

  • Must have a good driving record or be able to provide an acceptable alternative means of transportation.

This is what you need to Qualify:

Five years of experience doing administrative research that included compiling and evaluating facts to recommend management action, or decide compliance or eligibility with program guidelines and regulations. Three of the five years must be above the technical support level.

College-level course work may substitute for experience on the basis of 45-quarter units per year, up to a maximum of three years.


  • Knowledge of the legal processes related to probate law, tort law, property/title law and/or corporate law.

  • Knowledge of real estate, banking and Medicaid eligibility policy.

  • Experience working with property transfers, wills, trusts, conservatorships, guardianships, and other legal documents.

  • Experience preparing legal documents such as deeds, contracts, notes, mortgages and title transfers.

  • Experience preparing written responses for presentation to hearing officers and administrative law judges.


For more information on veterans' preference points, visit:

Veterans resources

If you need assistance to participate in the application process, email

TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900 and ask the Telecommunications Assistant to connect you to 503-945-5698 (8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday).

If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the DHS, Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.


The Oregon Department of Human Services is committed to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and workplace diversity.

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.