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Surge Policy & Fiscal Coordinator

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Health Security, Preparedness and Response (HSPR) Program in Portland, Oregon is recruiting for a Surge Policy & Fiscal Coordinator (Operations & Policy Analyst 4).
Work may be conducted remotely. This is a full-time, limited duration, management services position which is not represented by a union. Limited duration positions are eligible for benefits. The duration of this position is expected to end on June 30, 2024. This recruitment may be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill current or future vacancies.
The mission of Oregon's Health Security, Preparedness and Response (HSPR) Program is to develop public health systems to prepare for and respond to major, acute threats and emergencies that impact the health of people in Oregon. We collaborate with Oregon Emergency Management (OEM) and our local, regional and national Emergency Management partners
What will you do?
As the Surge Policy & Fiscal Coordinator, you will lead program planning for health care facility and health system recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and successive waves of patient surges and workforce stressors. You will develop strategies for the recovery of health systems in ways that will allow them to come back stronger and better able to prevent health equity gaps that have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, you will develop agreements, contracts and policy proposals that build system- and state-level recovery programs that will rebuild the health care infrastructure, finances, and workforce stronger and more resilient than before the pandemic to prepare them for future threats. This position plays a central role in the implementation of HSPR’s surge plans in support of health care coalitions, health systems and the health care workforce through emergency contracts, and other agreements.
What's in it for you?
The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.
  • Excellent medical, vision and dental benefits package for you and your qualified family members with very low monthly out-of-pocket cost. Try this free virtual benefits counselor by clicking here: 
  • Paid Leave:
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • 3 additional paid "Personal Business Days" per year
  • 8 hours of sick leave accumulated every month
  • Progressive vacation leave accrual with increases every 5 years
  • Pension and Retirement
  • In addition to medical benefits and employee leave, the state provides optional benefits, such as basic life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and childcare expenses.
  • Please click here to learn more about State of Oregon benefits.
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, and
  • Developing and retaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce that represents the diversity, cultures, strengths, and values of the people of Oregon.
What are we looking for?
Minimum Requirements:
A bachelor’s degree in public health or a related field in addition to five years of professional level operation and management experience related to public health,
OR; eight years of professional level operations and policy management experience related to public health.
Requested Skills:
  • Experience in emergency management planning concepts and public health systems.
  • Experience in fiscal and policy analysis.
  • Experience managing statewide legislative issues that include writing legislative concepts, testimony, and reports for bills related to emergency volunteer liability and other rules related to public health emergency preparedness.
  • Experience coordinating Rules Advisory Committees and public hearing processes and writing draft rules in partnership with the Department of Justice that support emergency volunteer liability or other public health emergency preparedness issues.
  • Experience developing strategies and implementation of federal laws surrounding American Disabilities Act & Language Access requirements that impact internal and external partners and the Oregon community.
  • Experience managing and coordinating fiscal and policy issues, budget management, national reporting and public relations.
  • Experience communicating effectively with federal, regional, local, state and non-governmental public health and public safety staff, including management and policy-level officials.
  • Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.

Please Apply by Clicking This Link-> REQ-116027
Working Conditions:
Work may be conducted remotely with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. There may be times that the work will need to be conducted in-person and at the primary work location: Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. Extensive in-state travel (one week a month) and occasional out-of-state travel is expected to attend meetings, conferences and make presentations. Travel to local health departments and tribes will be necessary. This position requires the incumbent to be available for 24-hour-a-day/7-day-per-week “on call” activities on a rotating basis with other HSPR staff.