Research and Data Manager (Health Policy and Program Manager 3)

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • May 17, 2022
Full time Public Health Government

Job Description

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The Oregon Health Authority has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Research and Data Manager to join an excellent team. This is a full-time, permanent, management service position with the Office of Health Policy & Analytics.

What you will do!

This is a management position within the Office of Health Analytics. The Research and Data (RAD) Manager is responsible for managing policy, operations, data systems and administrative matters relating to the development, implementation, oversight, evaluation, and funding of healthcare activities in the state of Oregon.

This position’s primary responsibility is to direct resources and operations to achieve outcomes through the management of a large team of mid- and upper-level operations, policy and research professionals. The RAD Manager provides hands-on guidance, coordination, leadership, feedback, and technical assistance to staff who support broad and diverse functions related to data collection, analysis, interpretation and policy development. This position has latitude to change the scope of operations and recommend changes to policies and procedures.

The RAD Manager is responsible for implementing three statutorily required health care data collection programs integral to informing health system transformation in Oregon: the All Payer All Claims (APAC) Reporting Program, which collects claims, enrollment, and encounter information from Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial payers in Oregon; the Hospital Reporting Program, which collects hospital financial, community benefit and discharge data; and the Health Care Workforce Reporting program, which collects information from the licensed health care workforce. The RAD team develops and publicly reports healthcare access, cost, and quality information to policy makers, purchasers and consumers. Staff analyze and evaluate these data along with information from other sources to inform and advance programs and policies, including but not limited to the Health Care Cost Growth Target Program and the Health Care Marketplace Oversight Program.

The RAD Manager serves as a key resource and advisor in the design of health coverage initiatives in the state and is the primary contact for health services researchers, demographers, fiscal analysts, and legislative staff for Oregon health care trends. This position is responsible for the successful completion of many analysis and evaluation projects initiated by the Legislature, Oregon Health Policy Board, and the Office of the Governor.

The RAD Manager position requires a strong ability to clarify and prioritize tasks to navigate a complex and fast-paced work environment with a broad array of constituents. The position provides technical support to the Director of Health Analytics, leadership of the Health Policy & Analytics Division and OHA. The position works regularly with other state agencies; contractors and vendors; committees and workgroups; members of the community; representatives of the health care industry, including health insurers, CCOs, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, health care providers, and clinics; advocacy groups; and interested parties.

The RAD Manager must demonstrate recognition of the value of individual and cultural differences and help to create a work environment where diverse talents, abilities and views are valued and encouraged.

What's in it for you?

We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, and enthusiasm. You will collaborate 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 eleven paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, the Oregon Health Authority is the place for you.

This position falls under the Health Policy and Program Manager 3 classification. The AA Rate Pay Range for this position is $6,920.00 - $10,703.00 USD Monthly.

The Oregon Health Authority is committed to developing and promoting culturally and linguistically appropriate programs and a diverse and inclusive workforce representing the diversity, culture, strengths and values of the people of Oregon. Click here, to learn more about OHA’s mission, vision and core values. OHA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information or any other protected class under state or federal law.

What we are looking for:

  • Seven years of supervision, management, or progressively related experience;


  • Four years of related experience and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Desired Attributes:

  • Master's of Public Health or Public Administration, and/or progressively responsible experience in health care policy, data and analysis.
  • Experience with health outcomes research, health care delivery systems research, and/or experience using health care expenditure, utilization and quality assurance data to develop and present policy options, data analyses and information.
  • Knowledge of state and federal health care policy, health care reform efforts, and health insurance programs.
  • Expertise in research and statistical principles.
  • Experience understanding and applying principles related to addressing systemic health inequities, implementing anti-racist practices and collaborating with individuals and communities that are most harmed by historical and current social and health inequities.
  • Commitment to ongoing personal development on the topics of anti-racism, elimination of health inequities, trauma-informed and resiliency practices, social determinants of health and equity, universal accessibility and development of diverse and inclusive work environments.
  • Ability to objectively consider viewpoints and needs expressed by interested parties. Ability to skillfully lead groups with diverse and/or opposing views through a negotiating process that results in a mutually acceptable solution.

How to apply:

  • Complete the online application
  • Complete Questionnaire
  • Upload Resume
  • Upload Cover Letter

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.

Please ensure you’ve provided a thorough and updated application as it pertains to the position for which you are applying. Should you be selected for this position, your application materials will determine your starting salary based on a pay equity assessment.  For further information, please visit the Pay Equity Project homepage.

Need Help?

If you need assistance to participate in the application process, including an accommodation request under the American with Disabilities Act contact: Andre Brembry at 503-949-8749 or

Additional Information:

  • Please monitor your Workday account, as all communication will be sent to your Workday account. You must have a valid e-mail address to apply.
  • If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process.
  • We do not offer VISA sponsorships or transfers at this time – unless specifically noted. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.
  • 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.
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The Oregon Health Authority is committed to fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class (race, sex, veteran status, disability, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation) in the payment of wages or screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary by completing a review of your application materials to evaluate your related education, experience, and training for this position.

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



$6,920.00 - $10,703.00 USD Monthly