Senior Policy Advisor

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • 800 Northeast Oregon Street, Portland, OR, USA
  • May 29, 2018
Full time Public Policy PR

Job Description

The Oregon Health Authority is modernizing and expanding their operations and currently has a fantastic opportunity for two experienced Policy Advisors to join an excellent team and work to advance their public policy and government relations function. 

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 Senior Policy Advisor, you will serve as the primary point of contact for state legislators and other elected officials on issues related to your assigned portfolio. You will facilitate high-level partnerships with key stakeholders to develop and implement state and federal policy initiatives.
In this role, you will work to facilitate consensus and reconcile policy and program conflicts with outside organizations.

There will be one position with a focus on Public Health and one an emphasis on Behavioral Health.

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 an experienced Policy Advisor, don't delay, apply today! 

These are full-time, permanent positions that are classified as management services, non-supervisory and are not represented by a union.

These positions will be located in either Portland at 800 NE Oregon Street or Salem at 500 Summer Street NE. 


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 of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning experience related to Public Policy.
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning experience related to Public Policy.


  • Experience in government affairs, intergovernmental relations, legislative leadership, and/or policy direction and accountability.
  • Experience identifying, designing and implementing legislative solutions and proposals to policy issues.
  • Ability to analyze proposed and adopted legislation, policies and administrative rules as well as legislative impacts and application.
  • Experience developing and maintaining collaborative and productive relationships with government, industry and community partnerships locally and nationally.
  • Ability to encourage balance and diverse interests and to work successfully in a changing political environment.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the following areas:
    • Working with elected bodies
    • Community outreach
    • Working in controversial regulatory environments
    • Public speaking to diverse audiences
    • Identifying, designing and implementing legislative solutions and proposals within the public sector.
  • Experience in promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.


Public Health Administration



$69,240.00 - $97,092.00 Annually

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