Are you an experience child welfare professional with program management and leadership experience? Do you want to make a positive impact in the lives of children and families in Oregon?

If this sounds like a good fit for you, We want you to join our team!

The State of Oregon’s Department of Human Services’, Office of Child Welfare Programs, is seeking a Child Welfare Program Manager, (PEM E), in North Bend, Oregon. This person will collaborate with SSP and APD as well as with community organizations and contribute to the department’s mission by determining the most effective utilization of resources in order to carry out the program’s vision, goals and priorities.

This position actively seeks to achieve the DHS goals of integrity, stewardship, responsibility, respect, professionalism, innovation and service equity.


This position is expected to provide overall Child Welfare Program (CWP) vision, leadership, and direction within the assigned district and the department. The person in this position will be involved in collaborative decision making around the design/redesign and implementation of local human services delivery systems using Lean Daily Management Systems.  Along with the Self Sufficiency Program Manager and in partnership with District Administration is accountable for management of operations within the District to include: budget, program, personnel, legal, health and safety, and business integrity.

  • Engage and work with community partners and departmental managers to create holistic CWP service delivery systems which reflect the cultural needs and diversity of the community and to maximize and improve the timely and accurate delivery of benefits and services to all OHS customers.
  • Provide leadership for their management team and is accountable for the District CWP operation.
  • Manage programs and staff with diverse backgrounds and competing interest, in collaboration with partners, to manager change and to focus on both internal and external issues.
  • Manage the District CWP. Plan, develop and monitor the local service plans.
  • Resolve contractor, partner and Branch/District issues and concerns.
  • Develop interagency agreements needed to support/enhance services.
  • Manage, through subordinate supervisors, all CWP branch staff within the District. Recruit, hire, monitor and appraise staff performance, assess training needs, and arrange or provide necessary instruction.
  • Establish and implement personnel practices consistent with the personnel rules and regulations, collective bargaining agreements, and department Affirmative Action policy.
  • Develop and administer the District CWP budget, assuring that District branches operate within authorized limitations.


When you join the Department of Human Services, you join a community of nearly 10,000 employees dedicated to Oregon’s most vulnerable population.  Career growth and development is encouraged through ample training and committee participation opportunities. The State of Oregon offers excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-coverage health insurance, generous time-off, and a competitive retirement plan. The salary listed is the non-PERS qualifying salary range. If the successful candidate is PERS qualifying, the salary range will reflect the additional 6.95%


No less than:
Four years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:

a) development of program rules and policies

b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans

c) program evaluation and

d) budget preparation


Three years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:

a) development of program rules and policies

b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans

c) program evaluation and

d) budget preparation

45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.

In the “Work History” section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed above.

Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.

To be considered for an interview, you must submit all required documents and your application material must reflect that you meet the requirements.

Required Skills and Special Qualifications:

  • Must have excellent communication skills, the ability and discretion to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information and the ability to make difficult, controversial decisions.
  • Must have a working knowledge of DHS programs, specifically Child Welfare Programs.
    Must have experience managing in a public agency under a high level of public scrutiny.
  • Required to design and develop complex data displays and provide written analysis of them. This may include the development of data that is currently unavailable.

Desired Attributes:

  • Knowledge of budget and business operations in a public sector environment.
  • Experience building work teams.
  • Attention to detail, thorough management practice.
  • Professional and collaborative style.

The most qualified candidates will possess the following attributes, skills, and areas of experience as they relate to the position:

  • Values equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Skilled in communicating with diplomacy and integrity.

Tagged as: budget, child welfare, program manager

About State of Oregon, Dept. of Human Services Child Welfare Programs


"To help Oregonians in their own communities achieve well-being and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity."


The Office of Child Welfare is one of five divisions of DHS. Its mission is to ensure the safety of children and support families and communities that protect and care for them. Child Welfare is responsible for fielding and responding to reports of potential child abuse or neglect, securing appropriate foster care placements when children and youth must be removed from their homes, providing treatment services as needed for children and youth in care, and providing a pathway to permanency through adoption, reunification, guardianship, and independent living.

For more information on Child Welfare please click here


A current resume that clearly describes your experience, skills and/or knowledge are related to the minimum requirements of the position and demonstrates that you meet the minimum requirements of the position as listed above.
A cover letter that summarizes how you meet the required skills and requirements, special qualifications, and desired attributes that are listed above.

Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.

External Applicants: Click on the “Apply” button and submit your application. View this video for help.

Internal Applicants (this includes Current State of Oregon employees): Apply via your employee Workday account. View this job aid for help.

** Cover letter and Resume are required.


Your candidate profile, cover letter, and resume are the perfect opportunity to highlight your interest in the position and showcase the amazing skills and experience, making you the best candidate for the position. Submissions are screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.).

The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all the minimum and special qualifications listed above.

We do not accept a resume in place of the completed application.

For additional tips, please visit the Oregon Job Opportunities page, Resources for Job Seekers.


This announcement is for one, full-time, Principal Executive Manager E position - Please review the Classification and Compensation page for more details on the classification, or you may visit our website for information on the job offer process following pay equity

If you have questions about the job announcement, or need an alternate format top apply, please contact the Executive Recruiter, John Paschal, at: John.Paschal@dhsoha.state.or.us,  971-240-8402.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants who require VISA sponsorship will not be considered at this time
This position requires a background or security check and fingerprinting to handle confidential or negotiable documents. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification

To receive Veterans' Preference, you must complete the required Task that will be sent to you through Workday and will be located under your account profile. This Task will prompt you to provide the appropriate documentation for your Veterans’ Preference point selection.
If you need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to participate in the application or selection process, please contact our office at DHS.RECRUITMENT@dhsoha.state.or.us

Helpful Links & Resources

Oregon Job Opportunities Webpage

Veterans | Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at: 1-800-692-9666

DHS commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.