Oregon Cost Growth Benchmark Program Lead Policy Analyst

Organization/Company Name: 
Oregon Health Authority
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Job Description:

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Is your background with Medicaid/Medicare programs?  Are you gifted at conveying complex information into understandable language?  Do you enjoy collaborating with and leading groups? 

The Oregon Health Authority – the Health Policy & Analytics Division is currently recruiting for an Oregon Cost Growth Benchmark Program Lead Policy Advisor (Operations and Policy Analyst 4).  This position coordinates policy development and analysis for the health care cost growth benchmark program and is responsible for providing recommendations and researching policy issues related to the program. 

What you will do!
This position coordinates and leads the development of policy analysis of major topics and initiatives related to the measurement of the cost of health care in Oregon.  You will coordinate stakeholder and workgroup meetings for input as required for the development and implementation of cost growth benchmark program components. Your role will need to maintain objectivity when considering viewpoints and needs of these groups and make good faith efforts communicating such to counterparts.  Your experience leading groups with opposing views through a consensus process resulting in mutually acceptable solutions is critical to the success of the program.

You are responsible to convey complex topics through written and verbal communication ensuring coordination and exchange of clear information between the Office of Health Analytics, Office of Health Policy, and other internal/external entities.

What's in it for you!
We offer employees a culture with emphasis in public service and collaboration.  We offer fantastic benefits including full medical, vision and dental insurance, a competitive salary, vacation, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays per year!

This is a full-time permanent position.  This position is management service, non-supervisory and is not represented by a union.

This position is based in Portland and requires occasional travel to Salem or statewide. 

The Oregon Health Authority is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information or any other protected class under state or federal law. Visit our website to learn more about OHA’s mission, vision and core values.

What we are looking for!

Preference will be given to those with experience and knowledge of Medicaid and Medicare programs, particularly quality improvement metrics.

A Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, or any degree related to health care programs; and five years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work with OR; any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years of experience professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work with ;

Technical expertise and experience with health care financing and payment policies;

Experience producing written reports;

Proficiency using Microsoft Suite programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint);

Experience producing and analyzing financial trend analysis;

Experience analyzing sophisticated financial data;

Experience working in a team-oriented environment requiring participative decisions making and cooperative interactions among staff and management;

Experience considering the viewpoints and needs expressed by competing groups and making good faith efforts communicating such to their counterparts while maintaining objectivity;

Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health disparities and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable and underrepresented populations.

How to apply:

Complete the application

Complete questionnaire

Upload resume

Upload cover letter no more than 3 pages in length addressing the bullet points above.

Need Help?

If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to call Janice Wallace at 503-945-5743 (voice) 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday.  TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900.  An accommodation request related to a disability should be made as soon as possible.

Additional Information

Please monitor your Workday account, as all communication will be sent to your Workday account. You must have a valid e-mail address to apply.

If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process.

We do not offer VISA sponsorships or transfers at this time – unless specifically noted. 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.

If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.

Please only attach documents that are related to the position. Additional documents that are attached will not be reviewed.

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The Oregon Health Authority is committed to fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class (race, sex, veteran status, disability, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation) in the payment of wages or screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary by completing a review of your application materials to evaluate your related education, experience, and training for this position.

The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity.

Position Function: 
Position Type: 
Full Time
$5,828 - $8,172
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