Bankruptcy Legal Specialist at Oregon Department of Transportation

Oregon Department of Transportation

Full-Time

Salem, OR, USA

Not defined

21 Nov → 21 Dec

Job Description

Initial Posting Date

11/21/2022

Application Deadline

12/12/2022

Agency

Department of Transportation

Salary Range

$3,398 - $5,148

Position Type

Employee

Position Title

Bankruptcy Legal Specialist

Job Description

Administrative Specialist 2 – Bankruptcy Legal Specialist

Oregon Department of Transportation

Finance & Budget Division – Financial Services Branch

Fuels Tax Group / Collection Unit

Salem

The Role

We are seeking someone to join our Collection Unit team! In this position, you will review and interpret bankruptcy petitions and apply appropriate laws, rules, regulations, guidelines and policies to process and make recommendations. You will gain skill in federal, state and county bankruptcy law, and use your experience as filings are processed, while working to protect our financial interests. Apply now!

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are. To learn more about our social equity commitments, visit our Social Equity website.

If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.

A Day In The Life
• Receive and review notification of bankruptcy filings.
• Research records for status of liabilities and verify the accuracy of the liabilities.
• Communicate with debtor and debtor’s attorney to explain requirements.
• Correspond with US Bankruptcy Court, attorneys, trustees or petitioners regarding filings.
• Evaluate schedules and proposed plan payments to ensure protection of secured property and the feasibility of the plan.
• Resolve bankruptcy petitions, negotiate points of the plan and review objections and recommend acceptance or objection.
• Ensure proper distribution of bankruptcy funds.
• Review requests for release liens, verify escrow, determine agency position in lien order and determine how monies will be disbursed.
• Receive requests for issuance of warrant, complete necessary forms, file with court and ensure warrant was served and recorded in county records.
• Verify completion of plan payments, discharge or dismiss debts and assign accounts to revenue agent for collection.
• Work is performed in a typical office environment with daily use of computers and performs daily customer service.
• To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email [email protected]

What’s In It For You
• Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
• Live, work and play in Salem, Oregon!

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What We Need

Two years of experience as an administrative specialist or executive support specialist which included administrative support for a project, program, or operation. Administrative support includes those duties beyond clerical/secretarial such as: interpretation of laws, rules, and regulations; administrative data collection and analysis; and evaluation of projects, processes, and operations.

OR

An equivalent combination of training and experience.

One year of postsecondary education may be substituted for up to one year of the experience.

What We’d Like To See

If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!

Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.
• Experience working as part of a team in a regulatory setting,
• Experience understanding and administering laws and administrative rules.
• Experience tailoring written and verbal communications to diverse groups.
• Experience working under tight timelines with minimal supervision.

How To Apply
• Before applying, click here to visit our applicant information website to learn more about our process.
• Complete the following required steps:
• Attach a resume. Your resume must include dates (MM/YYYY) for each employer. Please contact the recruiter under the ‘Need help?’ section if you have any questions about how to attach a document.
• Attach a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly demonstrate how your experience and training relates to the qualities that you have under the “what we’d like to see” section above.
• Your cover letter must be limited to no more than two (2) pages.
• Please address your cover letter to Douglas Kleeb, Accounting Manager.
• Generic cover letters and/or cover letters that do not address the qualities that you have under the “what we’d like to see” section may receive lower scores than those that addressed the desired qualities.
• If you are an external applicant, you must upload your cover letter in the ‘Resume/CV’ section of the application.
• Complete questionnaire. Answer the checkbox-style questions before submitting your application.
• After you submit your application, please respond to the public records request authorization and gender identity questionnaire. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the tasks will come to your Workday inbox.
• If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. The task to claim preference will come before the public records request and gender identity questionnaire tasks. Click here for a guide on how to upload your documents. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments.

Need help?
• For questions, email Marina at: [email protected]

The Fine Print
• We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as transferable skills, experience, education, and alignment with ODOT values.
• We do not offer visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US. We are not an E-Verify participating employer.
• Don’t attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.
• We may use this recruitment to fill multiple or future vacancies.
• We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.
• You will be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12

355 Capitol St NE

Salem OR 97301-3871

Fax 503-986-3895

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.

Job Responsibilities

  • In this position, you will review and interpret bankruptcy petitions and apply appropriate laws, rules, regulations, guidelines and policies to process and make recommendations
  • Receive and review notification of bankruptcy filings
  • Research records for status of liabilities and verify the accuracy of the liabilities
  • Communicate with debtor and debtor’s attorney to explain requirements
  • Correspond with US Bankruptcy Court, attorneys, trustees or petitioners regarding filings
  • Evaluate schedules and proposed plan payments to ensure protection of secured property and the feasibility of the plan
  • Resolve bankruptcy petitions, negotiate points of the plan and review objections and recommend acceptance or objection
  • Ensure proper distribution of bankruptcy funds
  • Review requests for release liens, verify escrow, determine agency position in lien order and determine how monies will be disbursed
  • Receive requests for issuance of warrant, complete necessary forms, file with court and ensure warrant was served and recorded in county records
  • Verify completion of plan payments, discharge or dismiss debts and assign accounts to revenue agent for collection
  • Work is performed in a typical office environment with daily use of computers and performs daily customer service
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email [email protected]
  • Attach a cover letter

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Two years of experience as an administrative specialist or executive support specialist which included administrative support for a project, program, or operation

  • An equivalent combination of training and experience

  • One year of postsecondary education may be substituted for up to one year of the experience

  • Experience working as part of a team in a regulatory setting,

  • Experience understanding and administering laws and administrative rules

  • Experience tailoring written and verbal communications to diverse groups

  • Experience working under tight timelines with minimal supervision

  • We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, including current ODOT employees

  • All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position

Benefits/What We offer

  • $3,398 - $5,148

  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more

  • We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as transferable skills, experience, education, and alignment with ODOT values

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