Senior Policy Analyst (Operations & Policy Analyst 4)

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

Job Description

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The Oregon Health Authority has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Policy Analyst to join an excellent team. This is a full-time, permanent position with the Division of Health Policy & Analytics.

What you will do!

Analyze specific aspects of the health care system in order to develop and recommend health care policy reforms to the Oregon Health Policy Board, the Director of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Health Policy Director of Health Policy and Analytics (HPA). This includes:

  • Leading and coordinating health policy analysis of major topics, legislation and initiatives related to health care transformation or of significant interest to the Governor's office, the Legislature, state agencies, community partners and other interested parties from across Oregon’s health care system.
  • Overseeing and directing HPA’s legislative process, including coordination and analysis of all session bills significantly impacting the direction of health care reform in Oregon, and coordination of implementation and reporting activity on successful legislation post session.
  • Coordinating workgroup meetings or other venues for receiving input and direction from community, providers, payors and other interested parties for input as required for the development and implementation of policy
  • Conducting policy research and developing health policy analyses, briefs, options memos and reports in support of the work of the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Health Policy Board, and as requested by the Governor’s Office and the Legislature
  • Supporting OHA-wide efforts on health system transformation, including providing and coordinating technical assistance to internal divisions within OHA.

Issues and recommendations within the purview of this position are highly visible and potentially controversial to the affected public and private health care constituents, state agencies, and the Governor's office. Major topic areas for this position include benefit design, national and state health care financing and payment reform initiatives, valued-based payment models, and pharmaceutical coverage and related costs. The scope of reforms for consideration are numerous and often unidentified, requiring the ability to identify and narrow the range of ideas considered for research to an appropriate and manageable array of options.

The person in this position will work collaboratively with staff from across the Oregon Health Authority and engage with Tribes, community-based and advocacy organizations, business leaders, health insurers, providers, and other external partners. The holder of this position will consistently treat all external partners and co-workers with dignity and respect and will demonstrate recognition of the value of individual and cultural differences.

What's in it for you?

We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; promotes an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, and enthusiasm; and is dedicated to OHA’s strategic goal of eliminating health inequities by 2030. You will collaborate with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from, in a workplace that fosters fairness, equity and inclusion. 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, and opportunities to work from your home office or various OHA locations. 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 Operations & Policy Analyst 4 classification.

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:

  • 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 professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.


  • Any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.

Desired Skills:

Competitive candidates may have some but not all skills or experience referenced in this list.

  • Experience and knowledge of Oregon’s legislative infrastructure and process.
  • Expertise and experience with health care reform, and/or federal requirements related to the CMS Medicare and Medicaid programs.
  • Experience, knowledge or ability to learn about equity practices in collecting, analyzing and disseminating data on race, ethnicity, language, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Experience producing written reports synthesizing qualitative and quantitative data and multiple sources of input and recommendations.
  • Demonstrated experience at a leadership level communicating with diverse groups of interested parties on complex topics.
  • Experience using anti-racist practices and collaborating with individuals and groups most harmed by historic and current health and social inequities.
  • Ability to consider viewpoints and needs expressed by diverse groups and make a good faith effort at communicating such to their counterparts.
  • Experience developing, implementing and evaluating policies and programs that eliminate health inequities.

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. Your application materials will be used to determine 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.



6,285.00 - 9,254.00 USD Monthly