Mainframe Programmer

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Remote
  • Jul 13, 2023
Full time Information Systems Government

Job Description

Mainframe Programmer (Information Systems Specialist 4) Remote and Hybrid Work Options


Application Deadline: 8/6/2023

Salary Range: $4,452 - $6,732

Location: Salem, OR / Remote


The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Programmer to join an excellent team and work to advance their IT operations. This is a full-time permanent opportunity for anyone to apply. This position is a classified position represented by a union.

The work of this role may be conducted remotely with full access to the needed operating systems and technology.

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.

More information about the Office of Information Services and current job opportunities can be found here 


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 you will do!

This position is a programmer position. The programmer will work closely with the team lead or other senior-level or mid-level individuals in the organization. The programmer will be assigned small programming and/or testing tasks in support of small-to-moderate sized systems requests from the business. All work will be reviewed by the team lead or other senior-level technicians within the organization. Specifically, this position will support the Aged and People with Disabilities (APD) and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Programs within ODHS.  

What we are looking for!


(a) Three (3) years of information systems experience in Mainframe Technologies (please outline which mainframe technologies you have used, failure to do so might disqualify you from consideration)


(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;


one (1) year of information systems experience in Mainframe Technologies (please outline which mainframe technologies you have used, failure to do so might disqualify you from consideration)

Desired Attributes

  • Significant knowledge of mainframe applications and processes is required. Basic knowledge of relational database techniques related to application development. Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Use of PC tools, including the Microsoft Suite.
  • Mainframe: A junior-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.
  • DB2 and VSAM:
  • Ability to create and leverage test databases and files in DB2 and VSAM is desired. Ability to learn and utilize TOAD is desired.

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


How to Apply

Please apply via Workday at the following link:


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





$4,452 - $6,732 / month