Board Research Analyst

Organization/Company Name: 
Department of Consumer and Business Services
Position Description: 

Are you looking for a career that will give you the opportunity to help make a meaningful difference in the lives of Oregonians? Do you want to be a part of a high performing team that values individual efforts, collaboration and teamwork?

Consider joining the team at the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services – Division of Financial Regulation (DCBS-DFR) in support of the newly created Prescription Drug Affordability Board (PDAB). The PDAB is tasked by the Oregon Legislature to protect residents of this state, state and local governments, commercial health plans, health care providers, pharmacies licensed in this state and other stakeholders within the health care system in this state from the high costs of prescription drugs.

Here’s what you will do:

As the Research Analyst, you will serve as project leader on developing major research studies for the Prescription Drug Affordability Board. The project lead will collaborate with Board leadership in developing research designs and analytic tools to support the Board’s objective of making prescription drugs more affordable for Oregonians.

Duties include:

Designing, implementing and evaluating complex research methodologies and applying complex analytical techniques and concepts to highly visible research studies and statistical projects

Analyzing data and preparing comprehensive interpretative statistical reports

Consulting with top-level agency management to interpret and explain research findings and how they relate to program issues

For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities of this position, please review the position description by clicking here.

This position is eligible for remote work on a part-time basis once the incumbent has gained the proficiency to perform work independently. However, regular, scheduled office hours are also required.

This position is permanent, full-time, and represented by SEIU.

RECRUITMENT TIMELINE:

*These dates are approximate and may change.*

Recruitment Closes: 01/26/2023

1st Round of Interviews: Week of 02/06/23 or Week of 02/13/2023

2nd Round of Interviews: Week of 02/20/2023

Anticipated Offer Date: 03/01/2023

The most competitive candidates will possess the following requested skills, experience, and knowledge:

Strong experience in research planning and design decisions including model development and data visualization

Advanced proficiency with database reporting and query writing and Microsoft Office applications (especially Access and Excel), SAS, SQL, and data warehousing

Experience in collaborating with policy analysis and development teams

Experience and responsibility for data stewardship and protection of confidential or sensitive information

Ability to explain verbally and in writing, statistical interpretations, caveats, data limitations, and assumptions in model development

Experience with technology systems, data warehouse software and hardware, end-user query tools and decision support applications

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree in any discipline that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures, AND three years experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports. Two of the three years must have included coordinating complex research projects.

OR

Five years of research experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports. Two of the five years must have included coordinating complex research projects.

Who we are:

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is a progressive business regulatory state agency dedicated to the mission of protecting and serving Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate. The department administers state laws and rules governing workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, financial institutions, insurance companies and building codes. The department has consumer protection and education programs, offices, and ombuds to help consumers, injured workers, and businesses.

This position is with the Division of Financial Regulation (DFR). DFR’s mission supports that of the department by protecting Oregonians’ access to fair products and services through education, regulation, and consumer assistance. The division is responsible for ensuring the safety and soundness of financial institutions, the availability and affordability of financial products, and the fair treatment of consumers. Functions include licensing, regulating, and monitoring the conduct of banks, credit unions, financial services providers, health care service contractors, insurance companies, and licensed or registered agents of such entities.

This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

A resume is required for this job posting. Please attach them in the “Resume / CV” section of the application.

Please ensure that you clearly demonstrate in your application materials that you meet the qualifications listed and that you follow all instructions carefully. Only complete applications received by the posted application deadline date will be considered. 

Additional information:

You may be asked to submit a skills assessment, a writing sample, or a video interview as part of the application screening process.

The successful candidate must have a valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. Before an offer of employment, DCBS may request that you provide an official driving record.

This position is subject to a fingerprint background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources. NOTE: If claiming veterans’ preference please be sure to check your Workday account for pending tasks or actions under your “My Applications” section.

We hire preferred workers!  For more information, please visit our website: Preferred Worker Program.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) does not offer VISA sponsorships. 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. DCBS will use E-Verify to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.

For more information you may contact us by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 503-378-3200.

DCBS is fully committed to attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting the most qualified candidates without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.  For more information, please visit our diversity, equity and inclusion webpage.

Position Type: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$5,396 - $8,292
Benefits: 

Rewarding work in a productive and creative environment

Colleagues who are passionate about public service

Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, and a competitive benefits package

Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with the State of Orego

Required Qualifications and Experience: 

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree in any discipline that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures, AND three years experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports. Two of the three years must have included coordinating complex research projects.

OR

Five years of research experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports. Two of the five years must have included coordinating complex research projects.

Required Education and / or Certifications: 

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree in any discipline that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures, AND three years experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports. Two of the three years must have included coordinating complex research projects.

OR

Five years of research experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports. Two of the five years must have included coordinating complex research projects.

Address: 
350 Winter St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
To Be Determined
Application deadline: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023