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Investigator 3 – OMB

Oregon Medical Board

Investigator 3 – OMB


Location: Portland, Oregon


Job Requisition ID: REQ-147792

Initial Posting Date: 01/31/2024

Application Deadline: 02/15/2024

Agency: Oregon Medical Board

Salary Range: $5,056.00 – $7,803.00

Job Description:

Opportunity is knocking! Apply today! (Investigator 3)

Job Description:

The Oregon Medical Board (OMB) is looking for a self-motivated team-player with excellent investigative skills to join our organization. The successful candidate must be able to comprehend and apply complex laws, rules, and regulations surrounding the practice and licensing of medical providers. This announcement is for two full time, permanent positions. These positions are represented by the Service Employees International Union.  

The OMB understands the necessity of work-life balance and fosters a culture that supports it. Our office is on the waterfront in beautiful downtown Portland, overlooking the Willamette River, and great view of Mt. Hood. Numerous public transit options are within quick and easy access.  Community is a strong focus within the agency and ensures our staff feel included and supported in all aspects of their work.

The mission of the Oregon Medical Board (OMB) is to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of Oregon citizens by regulating the practice of medicine in a manner that promotes access to quality care. The OMB licenses, regulates and investigates Oregon medical doctors, doctors of osteopathic medicine, podiatrists, physician assistants and acupuncturists. Collectively, they are referred to as “licensees.” The Board licenses, monitors, disciplines and educates its licensees to assure their fitness and competence to serve the people of Oregon. For more information about the OMB, visit our website.

This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy, and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

Benefits of working for the State of Oregon and the OMB team (What’s in it for you):

  • Rewarding work in a productive and collaborative environment, where your work makes a difference.
  • Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, and generous leave including paid sick leave, vacation, and personal leave.
  • A competitive benefits package that offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for the employee and their qualified family members.
  • Membership in our pension and retirement plans.
  • Get There – Oregon’s easy-to use carpool matching tool and trip planner.
  • Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon.

Here’s what you will do:

  • Evaluate complainants to determine potential violations of the Medical Practice Act, develop investigative leads, identify witnesses, recognize evidence, and develop case management strategies.
  • Conduct detailed investigations of alleged violations of the Medical Practice Act and/or the Oregon Administrative Rules.
  • Educate Licensees and attorneys on the investigative process. Remain in contact with Licensees and attorneys to update the status of the case.
  • Interview complainant, locate and interview witnesses, conduct follow-up with physicians, nurses and other professional persons.
  • Collect and examine all available medical records which may have a bearing on the complaint.
  • Collect evidence in oral, written or physical form to be used in Board hearings or court procedures. Safeguard evidence to prevent loss or destruction.
  • In the occasion of hearings or court proceedings, prepare case for disclosure, present testimony, coordinate with Department of Justice and introduce evidence.
  • Prepare investigative case for Board review.
  • Prepare detailed and comprehensive summaries of field investigations, testimony and laboratory analysis.
  • Monitor and communicate with licensees under Board orders, agreements or limitations.
  •  During a hearing, ensure that investigative cases are accurate, review affidavits for validity, and coordinate with staff to present case.
  • Work closely with assistant attorney general (AAG) or other consultants to determine steps necessary to prepare and present cases.
  • Attend board meetings and be prepared to discuss cases or respond to questions by the Board. .
  • Contact point for hearings and courts proceedings regarding conducted investigations.
  • Work closely with the Licensing Unit of the Board to evaluate issues brought forth during initial application, reactivation, and/or renewal. Respond to Licensees, persons involved in the healthcare industry, and the public via phone and email regarding questions they may have about making a complaint against a licensee or other questions that may fall within the purview of the Investigations Section of the Board.

What we’re looking for:


Four years of recent (within last ten years) full-time investigative experience which included fact finding; collecting and preserving evidence according to the rules of evidence; examining records; locating and interviewing witnesses to verify or disprove claims of suspected law violations; and writing investigation reports sufficient for use at administrative hearings or in court.

Examples of qualifying investigation experience are in areas such as law enforcement investigation, insurance investigation, investigative trial support, or financial fraud investigation.

College-level courses in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Law, Accounting or Auditing may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to one year of the required experience. 

Preference may be given to applicants who have a variety of experience within investigative disciplines such as law enforcement (e.g. detective, narcotics investigator), administrative, medical care, civil, personnel, internal affairs, etc.

Must have a demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and independent judgement while maintaining objectivity and confidentiality.

NOTE: This position requires that you maintain a valid state driver’s license and obtain and maintain CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services) clearance.

Please ensure that you clearly demonstrate in your application materials that you meet the qualifications listed and that you follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you not being considered for the job.


You must attach to your online application the following:

1) Current resume

2) Cover letter (2-page limit)

Please attach these documents in the “Resume/CV” section of the application.


  • External Applicants Click on the “Apply” button and submit your application. Click this link for the External Candidate job aid, and view this video for additional information.
  • Please visit the State of Oregon job opportunities webpage to submit your application for the position, which includes your current cover letter and resume.
  • Internal Applicants (current State of Oregon employees): Apply through your employee Workday account. View this job aid for assistance. At the time of application, please attach your current cover letter and resume.

  • Get Noticed! Help your application rise to the top! Your candidate profile, cover letter and resume are the perfect place to display your interest in the position and highlight the skills and experience you will bring, making you the best candidate for the position. If requested, please be sure to attach your cover letter and resume.
  • Only candidates who meet the qualifications and have work experience most closely meeting what we’re looking for will be moved forward in the selection process.
  • Applicant submissions will be screened for consistency of information and reviewed for communication at a professional level with attention to detail, proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Transcripts and Certifications must be from an accredited institution and will be required at time of interview.
  • All application materials must be received by the closing date and time posted on this announcement. Click here to find “What you need to know to get the job”.
  • Work experience is based on a 40-hour work week. (Example: 20 hours a week for one year would equal six-months of work experience.)


  • Log in to your Workday account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or actions, and make sure to complete those tasks or actions before the job announcement closes. These can be found under the “My Applications” section.
  • Be sure to check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.


Oregon state government provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235.  If you are eligible and requesting veterans’ preference, you may receive an additional questionnaire in your Workday account after you submit your application. In order to receive Veterans’ Preference, you must complete the questionnaire in your Workday account, preferably before the application deadline but no later than date of interview. In order to ensure your privacy, we are asking that you complete the Veterans’ Questionnaire and attach your qualifying military documents at that time. This questionnaire will be sent to your Workday account after you submit your application.

  • Please be sure to monitor your Workday account frequently, as all communication regarding application status will be sent to your Workday account. You may be asked to submit additional information after the initial application.
  • For questions about documentation, please contact the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.


Employment is contingent upon the outcome of a state and national criminal record check which will include fingerprints. Your fingerprints will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI. Any history of criminal activity will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment. You have the opportunity to complete or challenge the accuracy of the information contained in the FBI identification record. The procedure for obtaining a change, correction, or updating an FBI identification record are set forth in Title 28, CFR, 16.34. You can find additional information on the FBI website at

Additional information:

  • Please save a copy of this job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job closes. If you have questions about the job announcement, or need an alternate format to apply, please contact Jessica Bates at or 971-673-2697.
  • Please visit the Oregon Job Opportunities Webpage for more helpful information regarding the application process, Workday tips and resources, job opportunities across the State, and more!
  • 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%. Please review the Classification and Compensation page for more details, or you may visit our website for information on Pay Equity.
  • NOTE: This position requires that you maintain a valid state driver’s license, and pass a check of your driving record. Additionally, this position requires that you obtain and maintain CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services) clearance.
  • The Oregon Medical Board 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. If your employment authorization and documentation is contingent on sponsorship now or in the future, you will not meet Agency employment eligibility standards.

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Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  The Oregon Medical Board is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, committed to equity and workplace diversity. The OMB values hiring a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce revitalizes our state. We value diversity and foster a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.


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