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Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Q. What if I have trouble filling out the application?

A. Call 503-540-1315 and ask for the recruiter for that job posting and assistance will be provided. If you prefer, e-mail with any questions about the process.

Q. When will I hear about the status of my application?

A. Once you have completed your profile on the Oregon Lottery® careers page, you can check the status of your application at any time by clicking on this link start job search.

Q. Does the Oregon Lottery do informational interviews?

A. Yes, if you are interested in a position with the Oregon Lottery, you may schedule an appointment with a recruiter to discuss your background and qualifications in terms of possible positions with the Oregon Lottery. Call 503-540-1315 and ask to speak with a recruiter.

Q. If I apply for an Administrative Assistant position will I automatically be considered for other Administrative Assistant openings?

A. No. You must apply for each position you are interested in while it is actually open as a recruitment.

Q. Does the Oregon Lottery allow employees to telecommute?

A. Not at this time.

Q. Does the Oregon Lottery permit employees to work alternate work schedules such as four 10 hours days?

A. Requests may be considered case-by-case in terms of business need. The vast majority of Oregon Lottery employees are required to work a standard 5 day week, 8 hours per day.

Q. If I am offered a job, do I have to start at the minimum of the salary range?

A. No. Depending on the education and experience you bring to the job, you may be offered a higher rate. Factors in making the job offer include but are not limited to the applicants’ education and experience, the difficulty recruiting for the position, equity among other employees in the same position and in the work group.

Q. I need to be sponsored in order to be legal to work in the United States. Will the Oregon Lottery sponsor my visa application?

A. No. The Oregon Lottery does not offer visa sponsorships. Newly hired employees must provide evidence of their legal right to work in the United States within three days of appointment.

Security and Background Investigation

Q. I have been convicted of a misdemeanor, can I be employed by the Oregon Lottery?

A. The circumstances related to a misdemeanor conviction would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. However, all felony convictions and gambling related convictions, by law, preclude you from employment with the Oregon Lottery.

Q. What is included in the security background investigation?

A. The security background investigation includes checking items such as fingerprinting, any affiliations with the gaming industry, criminal history, federal and state income tax compliance, credit history, driving history, employment references and character references.

Q. How much time does the security background investigation take to complete?

A. The length of time for a security background investigation varies considerably at any given time. Typically the investigation takes from three to six weeks to complete (sometimes longer). You may be able to expedite the processing of your security background investigation by providing as many details as possible when completing the background application.

Q. If I pass the security background investigation, am I guaranteed a job?

A. No. Once a candidate passes the background check, all of the information gathered during the entire employment process, including qualifications, interview(s), salary demands, availability, etc. is considered before deciding to extend an offer to a candidate. Since multiple candidates may be processed through the security background investigation for one position, passing the security background investigation is only one aspect of the process and does not guarantee employment.

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