Lane Council of Governments
  • 18-Sep-2023 to 09-Oct-2023 (PST)
  • Eugene, OR, USA
  • 26.72-36.42 per hour As a public agency with 10-step salary ranges, candidates who are hired generally start at the first step of the range for that position. For people with exceptional experience and qualifications, that may be taken into consideration on a case-by-case basis potentially to start at a higher step.
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Retirement, Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Leave

For more information on this position, please join us for a virtual Open House on Tuesday, 10/3/23 at 11:30a - 12:30p PT!

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Founded in 1945, Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) is one of the oldest councils of governments. Overseen by a Board of Directors, we strive to enhance public services in Lane County and beyond. This collaborative journey includes partnerships with local governments and special districts in the fields of GIS Planning, Personnel Management, Transportation, and Senior and Disability Services. Located in the heart of Eugene, we are home to a thriving university, diverse nightlife, and access to ample recreational opportunities, from the sea to the mountains.

LCOG is committed to a work environment that values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent services to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, LCOG continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes with relevant transferable skills from a variety of sources and experiences. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.


  • DIVISION: Senior & Disability Services
  • SUPERVISOR: Unit Manager
  • POSITION PURPOSE: The Adult Protective Service Specialist (APSS) makes a difference in our community by protecting older adults and adults with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The APSS works with a team of dedicated professionals to investigate abuse allegations, create thorough reports, and coordinate with community organizations as needed to stabilize urgent situations and improve the quality of life of older adults and adults with disabilities. The APSS relies on their expertise in conducting investigations and knowledge of community resources while using a compassionate approach to positively affect people's lives.



  • Bachelor's degree in social work or related field, and three years of progressively responsible experience working within Senior and Disability Services/DHS working with seniors or people with disabilities (or any combination of education and experience that provides the occupant with the skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the job).
  • Must have a valid driver's license or an alternate means of transportation.
  • Must pass a background check.

Professional Competencies

  • ATTENTION TO DETAILS: Ability to accurately complete detailed work in a fast-paced environment.
  • DECISION MAKING: Ability to make decisions and elicit pertinent information in interviewing situations while allowing dignity and respect.
  • COMMUNICATION: Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to think creatively and respond to a changing environment.
  • EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATION SKILLS: Organizes and maintains work environment.
  • TIME MANAGEMENT: Uses time effectively.
  • COLLABORATION: Must work well in collaborative teams within LCOG and with external partners
  • ADAPTABILITY: Must be adaptive and work well within a range of team and leadership frameworks.
  • RESPECTFUL WORKPLACE: Commitment to working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and respectful environment.

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