The State of Oregon has an open public affairs specialist 2 position at the Department of Consumer and Business Services. If you are interested in joining a committed, fun, creative, and diverse communications team please consider applying. If you know someone who is interested in joining a committed, fun, creative, and diverse communications team, please share the posting below and encourage them to apply. We are willing to underfill this position and encourage anyone interested to apply even if they might not qualify for the level 2 series. The link to read more and apply is here:

I am happy to discuss this position with anyone interested.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is a progressive business regulatory state agency dedicated to the mission of protecting and serving Oregon’s consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate. The department administers state laws and rules governing workers’ compensation, occupational safety and health, financial institutions, insurance companies and building codes. The department has consumer protection and education programs, offices, and ombudsmen to help consumers, injured workers, and businesses.

This position is within the Communications Services Section in the Director’s Office. The Director’s Office provides general supervision over DCBS programs and divisions, as well as policy direction for the department. Communications Services provides writing, editing, communications planning and consultation, media relations, web and publication design, and other services to DCBS programs.

The primary purpose of the position is to develop and implement a digital communications strategy that helps the department provide consumer and business information, support stakeholder engagement, and enhance transparency. The position will broaden the reach of DCBS’s digital pathways and publications and ensure digital content is delivered in an accurate and engaging way that helps achieve department goals. The position is responsible for developing social media and website governance and policies, maintaining editorial calendars and coordinating digital content development, and tracking results. The position provides training, toolkits, and recommendations on best practices in digital communication, including social media and websites to staff in programs across DCBS.

Jake Sunderland
Communications Director
Department of Consumer and Business Services
Office: 503-947-7897
Cell: 503-302-8966