Posted: Apr 2, 2024

Data Equity Business Analyst

Oregon Health Authority - Portland, OR
Salary: $5,747.00 - $8,831.00 Monthly
Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
Health Services

The Oregon Health Authority has a fantastic opportunity for a Data Equity Business Analyst (OPA3) to join an excellent team. This is a Full-Time, Permanent, classified position with the Health Policy and Analytics Division.

What you will do!
The Data Equity Business Analyst (OPA3) will work within a Data Equity team that works in partnership with HPA data analysis and reporting teams, and teams from the Equity and Inclusion Division (E&I) and the Office of Information Services (OIS). These teams work together to create and maintain analytical processes for the collection and storage of data for race, ethnicity, language and disability (REALD) and sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in the REALD & SOGI data repository/information system, and the development of external reporting and data sharing processes that include and use REALD & SOGI data for the purpose of detecting and addressing inequitable health outcomes across REALD & SOGI disadvantaged populations. The HPA Data Equity team will a) develop documentation and business rules for REALD and SOGI data collection, b) fulfill HPA’s requests for REALD& SOGI repository data by querying and matching repository data, merging and sharing datasets, c) support an agency wide REALD &SOGI data governance committee, d) establish data use and sharing processes with internal and external partners and organizations that follow confidentiality and privacy laws, and e) build and maintain relationships with interested parties.

The purpose of this Business Analyst position is A) to lead business analysis and technology initiatives and activities in support of House Bill 3159 and the legislatively mandated implementation of a statewide REALD &SOGI data repository / information system, and B) to lead and ensure effective analysis and implementation of data and business initiatives for the HPA Data Equity REALD/ SOGI program. These initiatives usually involve business transformation and information technologies and are critical to support the agency’s mission and health equity and strategic goals. Other key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Providing specialized REALD& SOGI and data equity expertise and assistance to HPA research, data and analytics teams, and other OHA business and IT programs.
  • Documenting HB 3159 REALD and SOGI business and data requirements and data integration processes, providing requirements and validation for data reports, and developing methodologies for estimating data quality and completeness.

The position requires strong project management, analytical and interpersonal skills, and poise. The incumbent will have a substantial amount of autonomy requiring exceptional skills in self-direction, as well as navigating complex situations and competing demands. Issues and recommendations within the purview of this position will be highly visible and potentially controversial to OHA and ODHS Leadership, health care constituents, state agencies, external organizations, and the Governor's Office. The results of this work will affect significant levels of OHA operations and have far reaching implications for community-based committees and other groups interested in the reporting of REALD & SOGI data.

For a full copy of the position description and job duties, please see below:

Work Location: Optional 100% remote, 100% in-person or hybrid options are available, with office space available in Salem or Portland. Work will happen either in an office, a cubicle, or an agreed-upon remote work environment, with significant use of a computer and video conferencing tools. The work location may be subject to change due to agency business needs. Confidentiality of information must be maintained at all times. Occasional travel to meetings and trainings may be required.

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 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.

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:
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 four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.

Requested Skills:

  • Experience or lived experience advancing health equity, addressing systemic health disparities, or collaborating with diverse, vulnerable and underrepresented populations.
  • Experience in IT implementation projects, performing documentation, gathering and/or validation of business requirements, system testing, and change management activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, listening, and written communication skills, including ability to communicate at all organizational levels, experience communicating information verbally and in writing to peers, management, and external stakeholders/customers, skill preparing and presenting technical and policy material and issues to non-specialists, and proficiency writing documents, whitepapers and presentations, and presenting key takeaways in a concise fashion.
  • Experience and ability to work in a leadership role, including ability to lead and coordinate projects or initiatives, including experience and skill with the conceptualization of projects with minimal direction, ability/skills to lead work planning, task assignments, coordination, status reporting, and issue escalation/resolution with supervisor, sponsor or steering committee.
  • Experience and/ or understanding of data governance principles and strategies, as well as understanding of system data management and data quality assurance processes.
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating existing or proposed policies at the local, state, or federal level and skill to use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations or standards.
  • Business Analysis certification, or Project Management certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI), Oregon Project Management Certification Program (OPMCP), or other project management certification organization, is a desired attribute.

How to apply:

  • Complete the online application (Required)
  • Complete Questionnaire (Required)
  • Upload Resume (Required)
  • Upload Cover Letter (Required) (explain how your professional, educational, and personal (lived) experience qualifies you for this position)

Close Date: 4/15/2024 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Need Help?
If you need assistance to participate in the application process including an accommodation request under the American with Disabilities Act, please call or email Tracy Blach. Voice: 503-509-5513 Email: [email protected]