Interpretive Services Policy Analyst (Operations & Policy Analyst 2)

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Portland or Salem Oregon, Remote/Hybrid
  • May 31, 2024
Full time Operations

Job Description

Do you have experience developing, implementing, and providing oversight of policies and programs at the community, state, and/or national level that promote equity and inclusion and reduce disparities? Are you passionate about helping to build an infrastructure that promotes and assures language access for Oregon Health Plan members? We look forward to hearing from you!


This posting will be used to fill one (1) 24-month Limited Duration, full-time position. The position is classified and is represented by a union. 

Work Location: Salem/Marion or Portland/Multnomah; hybrid position


What you will do!

The position provides analysis and support for implementing Senate Bill 1578 passed in the 2024 legislative session. SB 1578 is intended to improve OHP members’ access to certified and qualified health care interpreter services. It requires OHA to establish and maintain an interpreter management system (a software platform) that will provide online scheduling and facilitate billing and payment. The position contributes to developing and administering contracts with IT vendors and nonprofit organizations as required to implement this bill. The position works with contractors to process contract deliverables (such as reports) once contracts are established.


The position manages logistics and facilitates meetings to facilitate consulting with healthcare interpreters, OHP members, advocates, and Tribes. These meetings are to gather diverse perspectives and ideas for program improvements. The position assists with synthesizing what was heard and developing recommendations based on their input. The position responds to requests for information, answers questions, and prepares materials for consumers and interested parties to aid with understanding of the OHP interpreter benefit.


OHA values service excellence, leadership, integrity, health equity and partnership and has a strategic goal to end all health inequities by 2030.


What's in it for you?

  • We offer exceptional medical, vision and dental benefits
  • Paid Leave Days:
    • 11 paid holidays each year
    • 3 additional paid "Personal Business Days" each year
    • 8 hours of paid sick leave accumulated every month
    • Progressive vacation leave accrual with increases every 5 years
  • Pension and retirement programs
  • Optional benefits include short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and childcare expenses.
  • Click here to learn more about State of Oregon benefits.



Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of experience and education equivalent to five years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.



A 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 two years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.


Desired Attributes

  • Preference may be given for the ability to read, write, speak and interpret English and one of the 5 most common languages in Oregon other than English (Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian, and Korean) with full proficiency in a culturally humble manner.
  • Knowledge of health services delivery systems, particularly the Oregon Health Plan/ Medicaid administration in Oregon, and experience in working with Community Mental Health Programs, Behavioral Health Service Providers, Coordinated Care Organizations or other managed care entities.
  • Demonstrates skills in the following areas:
    • Community and Partner Engagement
    • Legislative Coordination
    • Policy Advisement
    • Performance / Process / Quality Improvement
    • Systems and Organizational Improvement
    • Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
    • Data Synthesis, Analysis and Reporting
    • Project Management
    • Expert level Technical Assistance
    • Strong Oral and Written Communication


How to apply:

Complete the online application at using job number REQ-157722


4998 - 7647 monthly

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