ALERT IIS Operations & Project Lead

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • May 08, 2018
Full time Project Manager Public Health Business Process Information Systems

Job Description

JOB CODE: OHA18-0463

CLOSING DATE/TIME: 05/16/18 11:59 PM

SALARY: $4,765.00 - $6,977.00 Monthly

JOB TYPE: Permanent

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Oregon Immunization Program (OIP) is recruiting for an ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS) Operations & Project Lead to provide leadership with project management and team coordination for the ALERT IIS and Oregon Immunization Program (OIP) staff and activities. The ALERT IIS is a statewide immunization registry developed to achieve complete and timely immunization of all Oregonians throughout their lives.

What will you do?
As the ALERT IIS Operations & Project Lead, you will provide team leadership and coordination to the IIS Interoperability team to meet program and grant goals, coordinate other IIS workgroups and Immunization Program cross-program groups as needed, and develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).  You will collaborate with other public health programs on public health informatics initiatives regarding Meaningful Use and Health Information Exchange (HIE) activities and ensure alignment with all relevant national IIS and health information exchange standards for messaging format, content, and transport functions.

In this position, you will act as Project Manager for the Immunization Systems Application Management team (ISAM) and coordinate internal and third party resources to execute internal IT system upgrades. In addition, you will represent staff on the ALERT IIS Change Control Team (CCT) which approves and prioritizes all development work completed by our vendor.

As the ALERT IIS Operations & Project Lead, you will act as designee for the ALERT IIS Director as needed and represent staff on both the OIP Program Council and Data Governance Council to promote and contribute to the OIP initiatives. You will also support planning and coordination of ALERT IIS activities, implement policies and practices, and confirm that all OIP processes follow standard project management standards.

What's in it for you?
You will work with a team of public health professionals who are passionate about the work they do to ensure operating systems for the exchange of health information. Do you have experience developing and coordinating IT projects? Do you have project management experience using project management standards and tools? If so, we want to connect with you!

A Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Business or Public Administration or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; AND four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.

Knowledge of:

  • Relevant IIS, local and national standards, including HL7 and web services
  • National initiatives such as Meaningful Use and their impact on IIS and health information exchange
  • Information security and privacy laws with the appropriate procedures to manage confidential data
  • Principles, methods and standards of project management, change management, and records management 

Skill in:

  • Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work
  • Testing of information solutions using appropriate methodologies and techniques
  • Coordinating diverse activities to ensure completion of projects
  • Effectively communicating the capabilities and limitations of information technologies in layman's terms 

Ability to:

  • Communicate in writing, orally, electronically, and in person with linguistic and cultural proficiency
  • Use common software products such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Establish long-term objectives and specify strategies to achieve program goals
  • Apply effective communication and group dynamic strategies in interactions with individuals and groups
  • Create and facilitate presentations to non-specialists using highly complex technical material and resolving issues
  • Quickly learn new terminology, laws, statutes, policies, and procedures regarding public health information
  • Promote a culturally competent and diverse work environment


Please visit the following link to complete the online application:


Cyndi Phipps-Roman

Phone: 503-945-6377


Database Development-Administration, Business Analysis-Research, Public Health Administration, Security Intelligence & Analysis



$4,765.00 - $6,977.00 Monthly