Tribal Affairs Policy Analyst

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Nov 06, 2018
Full time Public Policy

Job Description

The Oregon Health Authority is modernizing and expanding their Tribal Affairs Department and currently has a fantastic opportunity for a Policy Analyst with Tribal Affairs experience to join an excellent team and work to advance their Traibal Affairs 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 Tribal Affairs Policy Analyst, you will work alongside the Tribal Affairs Director to support the work of Tribal Affairs. You will work with Program Directors, and other staff within the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in the planning and implementation of policies and programs impacting tribal members. You will also assist with evaluating program operations, planning improvements and implementing changes in policy, procedures and rules.
In this role, your responsibilities will include: supporting policy analysis and implementation of the Tribal Consultation Policy; identifying critical events, including-state plan amendments, waivers and rules; compiling information; sending Dear Tribal Leaders Letters (DTLL); assisting in scheduling consultation meetings; taking meeting minutes and providing any needed follow-up; and collecting and reporting performance evaluation data including reporting for the OHA Performance Management System.
Additionally, you will be involved in the following activities in a project management capacity: policy compliance, you will review and track agency-wide rulemaking; reviewing upcoming changes to rules on a bi-weekly basis; discussing changes and sharing information with OHA staff and representatives from the I/T/U's as well as the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board; plan with Rulemaking Coordinators for DTLLs, Rules Advisory Committees invitees and consultation meetings.
This position will grant you the opportunity to participate in identified meetings and workgroups and document and share meeting minutes for SB770 HHS Cluster Meetings, OHA Tribal Monthly Meetings and Workgroup Meetings. You will assist to develop and maintain an OHA Tribal Affairs Webpage to provide information on current and ongoing work and assist with training state agency managers and employees who communicate with tribes.

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 Policy Analyst with Tribal Affairs 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. 


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 four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning experience involving Tribal Affairs.  
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning experience involving Tribal Affairs.  

Note: Transcripts are required as part of our interview process if you are using education or coursework to meet the minimum qualifications. Transcripts can be either be provided at the time of application or during an in-person interview. 

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.


  • Experience working with Tribes and Tribal Organizations on health issues.
  • Experience in facilitation, negotiation and building consensus among diverse constituents with competing needs.
  • Ability to build trust and effectively manage conflict.
  • Strong listening skills and an ability to ask critical questions.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with Oregon Tribes.
  • Comfortable working independently.
  • Experience dealing with complex, sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Demonstrated skill in addressing politically challenging situations with tact, diplomacy and sensitivity.
  • Experience in promoting a culturally responsive and diverse work environment.





$63,396.00 - $89,112.00 Annually