Systems Analyst (Information Systems Specialist 7)

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Salem, OR (Remote)
  • May 17, 2023
Full time Information Security Information Systems Technology Government

Job Description

Systems Analyst (Information Systems Specialist 7) Remote and Hybrid work options

Salary Range: $5,885 - $8,894/Month     


The Oregon Health Authority has a fantastic opportunity for a Systems Analyst to join an excellent team and work to advance their IT career. This is a full-time opportunity.

The base location is in Salem, OR with remote work capabilities for candidates who have full access to the needed technology and can report on-site as needed.

This posting will remain open until filled. Applications will be screened every two weeks from the original posting date.

The Office of Information Service’s mission is to deliver technology solutions and services that support Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Health Services in helping Oregonians achieve health, well-being, and independence.

The Oregon Health Authority is committed to:

  • Eliminating health inequities in Oregon by 2030
  • Becoming an anti-racist organization
  • Developing and promoting culturally and linguistically appropriate programs,
  • Developing and retaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce that represents the diversity, cultures, strengths, and values of the people of Oregon.
  • Click here to learn more about OHA’s mission, vision, and core values.                              

What's in it for you?

  • Medical, vision, and dental benefits
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 8 hours of vacation per month, eligible to be used after 6 months of service
  • 8 hours of sick leave per month, eligible to be used as accrued
  • 24 hours of personal business leave per fiscal year, eligible to be used after 6 months of service
  • Pension and retirement programs 
  • Opportunity to potentially receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
  • Continuous growth and development opportunities
  • Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work
  • A healthy work/life balance, including fulltime remote options as well

What you will do!

We are seeking a talented individual to join our dynamic team as a Systems Analyst in the Office of Information Services (OIS). In this role, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the success of our organization by providing top-notch requirements documentation, systems analysis, design and development, strategic planning, and project coordination support.

As a Systems Analyst, you will be an integral part of our team, supporting the DHS Self-Sufficiency computer applications. Your responsibilities will encompass a wide range of tasks, including but not limited to developing mainframe and database solutions that drive our agency's operations forward.

Your efforts will be crucial in the design, development, and implementation of the OIS DHS Self-Sufficiency Program (SSP) and Aged and Physically Disabled (APD) projects. You will collaborate with stakeholders, gathering and analyzing requirements, conducting feasibility studies, and ensuring adherence to agency policies, procedures, processes, and standards. Your expertise will be vital in creating and maintaining efficient business database access software, both on the client and server side. Additionally, you will be involved in the development, implementation, and maintenance of Mainframe applications, playing a pivotal role in the planning, design, and development of new systems.

In this position, you will also have the opportunity to leverage your technical leadership skills. You will take charge of the Mainframe legacy system, supporting eligibility redeterminations as mandated by House Bill 4035. Your ability to provide guidance and direction in this critical area will be instrumental in ensuring compliance and efficient operations.

To excel in this role, a strong customer orientation, both internal and external, is essential. Your exceptional communication and analytical skills will enable you to effectively collaborate with various stakeholders and deliver high-quality results. While the emphasis of this position lies in system analysis, programming skills may also be required depending on project priorities.

If you are passionate about making a meaningful impact in the field of information technology, possess excellent problem-solving abilities, and thrive in a collaborative environment, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join our team and be a driving force behind the success of our organization.

What we are looking for:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Please outline how you meet the minimum requirements in your application/resume/cover letter)

(a) Six (6) years of information systems experience in Mainframe Technologies


(b) An Associate's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, OR completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in information technology or related field AND four (4) years of information systems experience in Mainframe Technologies.


(c) A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field AND two (2) years of information systems experience in Mainframe Technologies


(d) Master's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field may substitute for all the above.

Desired Attributes:

  • Significant knowledge of mainframe applications and processes is required. 
  • Experience using Senior-level knowledge of relational database techniques related to application development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Use of PCs.
  • A senior-level knowledge of mainframe environments using COBOL and structured programming techniques is required.  Education, training, and experience for business application using CICS, TSO, Easytrieve, VSAM and DB2.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Web service experience is desirable.
  • Ability to use DB2 at an application analyst level for efficiency.  Good understanding of the usage of tables, indexes, constraints, triggers, stored procedures in DB2 is highly desired.
  • Customer service skills including the ability to meet goals in a timely manner, action-oriented, take ownership, manage time and work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and listening skills must complement product knowledge and enable the applicant to provide clear instruction and assistance in person, over the phone or via email.


How to Apply

Please apply via Workday at the following link –


Application Deadline: 7/16/2023 (open until filled)

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




$5,885 - $8,894/Month