Full Time Health Policy Analyst (Operations and Policy Analyst 4) in Salem, Oregon at Oregon Health Authority

Health Policy Analyst (Operations and Policy Analyst 4)

Oregon Health Authority

Location: Salem, Oregon
Industry: Jobs, Health Care
Type: Full Time


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The Oregon Health Authority is modernizing and expanding and currently has a fantastic opportunity for seasoned Analyst with Health Policy experience to join an excellent team and work to advance their IT operations.

The Oregon Health Authority promotes health equity by developing policies and programs to eliminate health disparities and reach health equity for all Oregonians. 

What you will do!
As a Health Policy Analyst, you will serve as a key advisor to senior management of the Oregon Medicaid Program and OHA and provide expertise, analysis, and coordination in the development, implementation, and monitoring of benefits for the Oregonians who are on the Oregon Health Plan.  You will have a specific focus on Oregon’s 1115 Demonstration Waiver. The scope of work is intra-departmental, inter-departmental, and inter-governmental.  You will engage in specific cross-agency coordination throughout OHA, with DHS, and with the federal government at CMS’ Medicaid and Medicare regulatory bodies.

In this position you will develop and review regulatory policies, standards, and procedures to operationalize complex components of programs considering quality of service, access to services, program effectiveness, and cost.  You will work closely with stakeholders, legislative coordinators, business systems, financial and budget units, and policy staff in other agencies. You will be accountable for program performance monitoring and oversight of federal and state regulatory compliance, proposed legislation, and implementation of passed legislation. You will analyze specific aspects of the health care system in order to recommend health care policy reforms to the Oregon Health Policy Board, the Director of the Oregon Health Authority, Medicaid Director, Policy Director, and other OHA leadership.

This will include:

  • Leading and coordinating health policy analysis of major topics and initiatives related to health care transformation or of significant interest to the Governor’s office, state agencies, and multiple health care stakeholders groups;
  • Coordinating healthcare stakeholder and workgroup meetings or other venues for input as required for the development and implementation of policy;
  • Conducting policy research and developing health policy analyses, briefs, options memos and reports in support of the work of the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Health Policy Board, and as requested by the Governor’s Office and the Legislature; and
  • Supporting OHA-wide efforts on health system transformation, including providing and coordinating technical assistance to internal divisions within OHA.

In this role, you will issue and make recommendations that are highly visible and potentially controversial to the affected public and private health care constituents, state agencies, and the Governor’s office. You will be involved in major topic areas such as benefit design, national and state health care financing and payment reform initiatives, value-based payment models, and pharmaceutical coverage and related costs. The scope of reforms for consideration are numerous and often unidentified, requiring the ability to identify and narrow the range of ideas considered for research to an appropriate and manageable array of options.

Additionally, you will work collaboratively with staff from across the Oregon Health Authority, as well as business leaders, health insurers, providers, and other stakeholders. You will consistently treat customers, stakeholders, partners, and co-workers with dignity and respect and will demonstrate recognition of the value of individual and cultural differences.

What’s in it for you?
Collaboration in an open office with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year. If you are a seasoned Analyst with Health Policy experience, don’t delay, apply today!

This is a full-time, permanent position that is classified as management services, non-supervisory and is not represented by a union.
This position will be located in Salem at 500 Summer Street NE. 

This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

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


Application Guidelines:

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; AND five years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning experience involving Health Policy.


Any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years five years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning experience involving Health Policy.

Note: Transcripts are required to be attached to your application if you are using education or coursework to meet the minimum qualifications. Transcripts must be from an accredited institution and clearly show 1) your name; 2) the name and address of the institution; 3) the degree received; 4) conferred date; and 5) required courses completed with a passing grade. For application purposes, photocopies are acceptable; however official or original documents may be requested to validate education.


  • Technical expertise and experience with health care financing, and federal requirements related to Medicaid authorities.
  • Expertise and experience with reviewing, analyzing, and making policy recommendations related to health outcomes research, health care delivery systems research, and modeling.
  • Experience producing written reports.
  • Demonstrated experience at a leadership level communicating with a diverse group of stakeholders on complex topics.
  • Ability to consider viewpoints and needs expressed by these groups and make a good faith effort at communicating such to their counterparts.
  • Experience and knowledge of Medicaid and Medicare programs, and particularly program quality improvement metrics.
  • A Masters’ of Public Health or Public Administration.
  • Experience in promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications and most closely match the requested skills will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information


***To apply please submit the following. A full online application is not required, but you must establish an account/user profile with the State of Oregon’s E-RECRUIT system and submit the following materials:

  1. Please attach a current resume (in pdf format) and be sure to highlight your relevant experience in Health Policy. Please name the resume file: Resume OHA17-0622.
  2. Please attach a cover letter (in pdf format) addressing each of the Requested Skills listed above (no more than 2 pages in length). Please name the cover letter file: Cover Letter OHA17-0622.

Your resume must clearly show how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position and your cover letter must address each of the requested skills. If you do not attach the two items listed above, you may not be offered an interview. Qualified applicants whose background most closely matches the requested skills as listed in the announcement above will be invited to interview.

Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, your application will be disqualified. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

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.

If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans’ preference points AND you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score. To receive veterans’ preference points you MUST attach the following required documentation to your electronic application.

> A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; OR a letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference.
> A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; AND a copy of your veterans’ disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.

For more information on veterans’ preference points visit www.oregonjobs.org, and select veterans’ preference.

If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to call Noah Pokorny at 503-945-6970 (voice) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday. TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900.

For technical support, please call toll free 1-855-524-5627, for customer service assistance.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) includes most of the state’s health care programs, including Public Health, Health Policy and Analytics, Health Systems Division, and Oregon State Hospital. Incorporating the state’s health care programs within one agency gives the state greater purchasing and marketing power to begin tackling the issues of cost, quality, and access to care.

OHA strives to create inclusive environments that welcome and value the diversity of the people we serve. OHA fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to create workplace environments where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, physical stature, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation and any other factor applicable by state or federal law.


Salary: $69,240.00 - $97,092.00 Annually
Application Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1935024/health-policy-analyst-operations-and-policy-analyst-4