Employment Opportunities

We're not just looking for people who want a job. We're looking for people who want to make a differece.

Job Openings ​


Internsh​i​ps
No current openings.

Questions? Contact Us​
Melissa Gubbels, Senior Human Resources Analyst, 503-986-21​69

We're committed to the principles of inclusion. Please see​ Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion on our Divisions pa​​ge.​

Classification and Co​​mpensation
Learn about job classifications, pay and benefits​ online.

Our Commitment to Our Employees

The Oregon Secretary of State offers co​mpetitive compensation and a benefits program that demonstrate our dedication to employee wellness.

Core Be​nefits

  • ​​​​Health, dental, prescription and vision insurance.
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA).
  • Employer-paid $5,000 basic life insurance policy.
  • Additional available coverage includes:
    • Long- and short-term disability plans.
    • Accidental death and dismemberment plans.
    • Long-term care insurance.
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Paid Time Off

  • Nine holidays.
  • 24 hours of personal business leave.
  • Vacation leave and sick leave earned monthly.

Retirement, Deferred Compensation & College Savings Programs

  • Public Employees' Retirement Systems (PERS).
  • Oregon Savings and Growth.
  • Oregon College Savings Plan.

​Work Environment

  • Alternate work schedules.
  • Telework opportunities.
  • Work/life balance.
  • Business casual attire.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment.

Employee Development

  • Education and certification base pay differentials.
  • Training and development opportunities, including cross-training, job rotations and job sharing.
  • Lean approach, which encourages innovation, calculated risk-taking and business process improvement.
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​​​​​About th​e​ Com​munity

Salem is a vibrant, family oriented community in the heart of the Willamette Valley.

Considered one of the most livable areas of the country, the Salem area boasts a low cost of living, quality schools and mild weather. The city covers 47 square miles and has a population of about 154,637. Salem, the state capital, is one of the valley’s oldest cities and the third-largest in Oregon.

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The area is abundant with parks, rivers, lakes and recreational activities, including hiking, fishing, biking, boating, equestrian trails and organized children’s sports and activities.

The city’s cultural offerings include museums and live theater, plus art and music fairs and Saturday artisan markets. 

The region is rich with attractions. A short driving distance to the east is world-class skiing in the Cascade Mountains. To the west are many beautiful public beaches on the Pacific Ocean. To the north is Portland​, Oregon’s cultural hub and largest city.