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Environmental Health GIS Analyst (Research Analyst 3, Limited Duration 12 months)

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD) Environmental Public Health (EPH) Section is recruiting for a GIS Analyst in the EPH Data and Epidemiology Unit to provide geospatial analysis and reporting support and improve accessibility of environmental public health data.


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


The OHA mission is helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental, and social well-being through partnership, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. OHA’s work is organized into three broad goals: Improve the lifelong health of all Oregonians, increase the quality, reliability, and availability of care for all Oregonians and lower or contain the cost of care so it is affordable to everyone. 


What you will do!

The Environmental Public Health GIS Analyst position supports geospatial data acquisition, integration and analysis as well as the development of geospatial information services and products needed to implement Environmental Public Health (EPH) programs, in particular the Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) programs. The individual in this position will be part of a Data and Epidemiology Unit that is actively learning how to center and lead with data equity and data justice and dismantle inequities. The GIS Analyst will recommend indicators and metrics and prepare analyses, data management, data visualization, data storytelling, public-facing dashboards on EPH websites, and reporting for the databases and systems developed for these programs. This individual may also be called upon to provide GIS support to emergency response during environmental hazard events. Analysis activities require collaboration with members of the EPH Data and Epidemiology Unit and other internal and external partner agencies and organizations that gather environmental hazard, natural resource, built environment, infrastructure planning, environmental exposure and health effects data, with a focus on health equity throughout.


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.

  • We offer exceptional medical, vision and dental benefits packages for you and your qualified family members, with very low monthly out-of-pocket costs. Try this free virtual benefits counselor by clicking here:  
  • 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. 


Most of this work may be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. However, there are many times that the work will need to be conducted at the primary work location listed in this announcement, the Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager.


Minimum Qualifications

Four years of research experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports.


NOTE: A Bachelor's Degree or higher in any discipline that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures can substitute for three years of the required experience. 


Desired Attributes

  • Experience in creating and maintaining a work environment that is respectful and accepting of diversity among team members and the people we serve. 
  • Position requires experience and a high level of skill using geospatial analytical techniques and software (e.g., ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online and Experience Builder) to acquire, integrate, analyze, and produce geospatial information. 
  • Requires basic understanding of principles of public health and interpreting analyses of environmental exposure and health outcome data.
  • Familiarity with data equity concepts and community-engaged study frameworks. 
  • Proficiency with the following computer applications: Microsoft Office and Teams, statistical applications (e.g., R, SAS and/or SPSS), database software (e.g., Access, SQL-Server), business intelligence applications (Tableau, Power BI, Esri Insights) and knowledge of specialized computer data querying, structure, and scripting languages (e.g., SQL, XML).
  • Desirable to have knowledge and skill in geospatial metadata creation.
  • Experience integrating quantitative and qualitative data (mixed methods) and data storytelling a plus.
  • Must have good communication skills (verbal, written, and interpersonal). 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, project management experience and ability to work with interdisciplinary teams is desired.
  • Rigorous adherence to the highest standards of confidentiality regarding patient information is required. 

How to apply:

Complete the online application at using job number REQ-143430

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