Children’s Mental Health Research Analyst

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Apr 05, 2023
Full time Public Health Government Research

Job Description

Application Deadline: 04/25/2023


The Oregon Health Authority has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Children’s Mental Health Research Analyst to join an excellent team. This is a full-time, position within OHA’s Office of Health Policy & Analytics.

This position is eligible for 100% remote work, or this position can be a hybrid.

What you will do!

This is a professional level position within the Behavioral Health Analytics Team. The primary purposes of this position are to: determine the needs for information, data and analysis relating to publicly funded mental health services in Oregon; oversee the children's mental health system data collection and analysis; take responsibility for researching and recommending outcome and performance measures; prepare data and analysis for presentation to the Legislature, other government agencies and interested parties; and manage data and research projects. The analyst works closely with behavioral health research and program staff across Health Policy & Analytics and other OHA divisions such as Health Systems Division. The position requires strong project management, analytical and interpersonal skills, and poise to work directly with stakeholders, present information and defend findings and recommendations. This person is part of the Behavioral Health Analytics team, whose goals focus on meeting the needs for regular ongoing information, data, and analysis for reports about publicly funded-health care services for operations and public consumption. These duties include: collaboratively defining, designing and coordinating reporting tasks, ensuring the accuracy, reliability, timeliness and overall quality of report data; overseeing the preparation of data to maximize efficient use of analysts' time; documenting specifications to extract, transfer and load (ETL) data from various sources to be used for interactive reports; establishing and maintaining Page 3 of 8 OHA 0105 (11/11) adequate report documentation and scheduling; and monitoring quality, satisfaction and use of reports to ensure ongoing usefulness.


What's in it for you?

We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; promotes an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, and enthusiasm. You will collaborate 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 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.


 What we are looking for:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in any disciplines that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures, and three years experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports. Two of the three years must have included coordinating complex research projects.


  • Five years of research experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports. Two of the five years must have included coordinating complex research projects.


 Required Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience of statistical software and data visualization software such as PowerQuery, PowerBI or Tableau.
  • Quantitative and qualitative problem-solving ability.
  • Knowledge and experience in survey design, research design, report writing, and data presentation.
  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in survey research, quantitative/qualitative analysis, quality assurance, or program management/analysis or an appropriate combination of education and experience in a related field. An MPH, MBA, or Ph.D. in a related area may substitute for two years of experience.
  • Experience with health survey research, health outcomes research, health care delivery systems research, or experience using health care expenditure, utilization and quality assurance data.
  • Experience in producing written reports, executive summaries and fact sheets.
  • Preferred experience and knowledge:
  • Experience with statistical software packages preferably SAS and GIS, and programming languages, preferably SQL.
  • Prefer experience and knowledge of Medicaid programs, and behavioral health treatment services, medical billing, coding and terminology.


How to Apply:

Complete the online application at using job number REQ-114746




$5,396 - $8,292 monthly