Application Process and FAQs

How to Apply

Visit the Oregon Lottery career center to view and apply for open positions. As a new user, you will be guided through building a profile, uploading your resume and other documents, and answering screening questions. If you are a returning user, be sure to update your application materials before applying. After application materials are submitted, you will receive an email confirmation from us.

If you are a person with a disability and need assistance with the application process, call 503-540-1315 or email

What to expect after applying

Throughout the recruitment process, we are committed to providing timely communication to candidates. Most of our communications, including invitations to interview will occur via email. Don’t forget to check your email regularly, including your junk/spam folders.

You may also check your status at any time by logging in to the Career Center.

What Does the Application Process Look Like?

Your resume and screening questions will be reviewed by one of our recruiters to determine if you meet the recommended qualifications for the position.

Application materials for the selected candidates will be passed on to the Hiring Manager for review. The Hiring Manager will decide which candidates are most competitive and will move on to the phone interview phase.

Candidates who advance to the phone interview phase will receive an email invitation to self-schedule their interview time from a selection of time slots. Important: Candidates who do not schedule their interview times will not be considered further.

The phone interview is an opportunity for the recruiter to share information about the Lottery, our benefits, culture, and of course the position. We are interested in learning more about you, your experience, and interest in working for the Lottery.

After all phone interviews are completed, the recruiter will review the results with the Hiring Manager. The Hiring Manager will decide which candidates should move on to the in-person panel interview phase.

Candidates who are selected for the panel interview will receive an email invitation to self-schedule their interview time from a selection of time slots. As with the phone interviews, candidates who do not schedule their interview times will not be considered further.

The panel interview is an opportunity for you to meet the hiring manager and other team members in the organization. The interview phase will focus on the job and you will have time to ask more specific questions.

After all panel interviews are completed, the Hiring Manager and other panel members will review the results and determine which candidate(s) will be invited to complete the security background investigation process.

The Lottery is required by statute to complete an extensive security background check on all potential new hires. Once the background checks are complete we will work with the Hiring Manager to determine who will receive an offer of employment (Note: passing the security background check does not guarantee an offer of employment).

Offers of employment are made in compliance with the recently passed Pay Equity Bill (HB 2005).  Consideration is given to the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience as well as specialized training and any required certifications in comparison to current employees doing work of comparable character.  Lottery will not ask you for your salary history in the course of this process.  Offers will not exceed the maximum of the salary range posted for the recruitment.

Tips and Common Questions

You may reach out to us 503-540-1315 or send an email to

No, you must apply for each position you are interested in.

Requests may be considered case-by-case in terms of business need and is normally negotiated with the immediate supervisor. The vast majority of Oregon Lottery employees are required to work a standard 5 day week, 8 hours per day.

No. In June 2017 Governor Brown signed into law House Bill 2005, also known as the Pay Equity Bill, expanding pay equity protections to all Oregon workers. Compensation will be determined by factors found in the law: seniority, experience, education, training, merit, work location, and travel requirements.

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.

The circumstances related to a misdemeanor conviction are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

No. By law, all felony convictions and gambling related convictions preclude you from employment with the Oregon Lottery.

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

The length of time for a security background investigation varies considerably at any given time. Typically, the investigation takes approximately two 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 and contacting your professional references to let them know to expect a call.

No. Once a candidate passes the background check, all of the information gathered during the recruitment process is considered before deciding to extend an offer to a candidate. Since multiple candidates may be considered for one position, passing the security background investigation is only one aspect of the process and does not guarantee employment.