Oregon Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark Program Project Manager

Organization/Company Name: 
Oregon Health Authority
Position Description: 

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Are you project manager?  Is your background with health care cost growth?    We want you!

The Oregon Health Authority – Health Policy and Analytics Division is currently seeking an Oregon Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark Project Manager (Project Manager 3) to join their team in Portland, Oregon.  This position serves as the project manager for the implementation of Senate Bill 889,  the Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark Program.  The program is a key initiative in the state’s effort to measure the total cost of care and develop a benchmark for health care cost growth.

What you will do!
You will be the lead project manager ensuring deliverables and objectives are identified and met by working with major health care system stakeholders, government agencies and citizen committees.  This role works with groups composed of individuals with diverse viewpoints and requires your experience to form cooperative interactions.

You are responsible for all aspects of development, communication, and monitoring for the project implementation plan.  Additionally, you will provide ongoing assessment and review of the project to ensure flexibility in meeting the program’s needs to move towards targeted outcomes.  This will include performing and overseeing analysis and research activities, communicating with and supporting stakeholders, advising leadership, and preparing reports to inform and guide all phases.

This is a full time limited duration, classified position and is represented by a union. 
This position requires occasional travel between Portland and Salem, and occasional travel 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 the OHA website to learn more our mission, vision and core values.

What we are looking for!

Seven years of professional level experience related to the class concept; OR six years of professional level experience related to the class concept AND an Oregon Project Associate Certification; OR four years of professional level experience related to the class concept AND a bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, public administration, or a closely related field; OR two years of professional level experience AND a Project Management Professional Certification awarded by the Project Management Institute.

Experience making the most appropriate judgment/decision regarding the relative costs and benefits of potential actions.

Experience identifying and solving complex problems related to information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Experience managing and facilitating a project team.

Experience communicating in written or verbal formats to include documenting detailed reports, presenting to audiences, and acting as liaison to all entities.

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 longer than 2 pages describing your professional project management experience and an example of a large scale project you lead or have lead. 

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. (critical elements of process).

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

Position Function: 
Position Type: 
Full Time
$5,339 - $7,814
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
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