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System of Care Research & Data Analyst

The Oregon Health Authority has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced System of Care Research & Data Analyst with an excellent team. This is a full-time, permanent, classified position with Health Policy and Analytics.

What you will do! 

As a System of Care Research and Data Analyst, you will support System of Care policy decision-making and strategic planning efforts especially those related to youth who are involved in 3 or more services and/or struggling to get the care they need in Oregon’s current service continuum. Together with the Behavioral Health Analytics Manager, you will work collaboratively with staff across the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Oregon Youth Authority (OYA), and Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to provide programmatic data support and project coordination for various aspects of System of Care programs and services. You will independently plan and conduct complex research projects and major analyses. This includes research studies of System of Care program outcomes, evaluation of associated programs, advanced analyses such and regression and survival data analyses, compilation of complex claims data into understandable components (including costs of behavioral health programs), and design and implementation of data collection tools such as complex surveys. You will be granted considerable independent judgment to design, conduct, and deliver research and complicated data products to a wide variety of highly visible data customers and partners. You may be asked to oversee the work of other research analysts to complete research projects and data deliverables. You will serve as team lead on System of Care data projects.

Duties also include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead activities around establishing evaluation and monitoring of System of Care programs and services.
  • Design, plan, and conduct research needed to evaluate and monitor activities and goals of System of Care programs and services.
  • May lead team of lower-level research analysts to meet complex data needs around behavioral health programs and services and ensure major needed data analyses are completed.
  • Provide expertise in designing research projects to describe and monitor the impact of the System of Care model on the service continuum within defined regions and statewide, and evaluate programs.
  • Ensure leadership has the data needed to make core decisions around provision of youth-focused services.
  • Oversee the work of lower-level analysts in conducting complex research projects.
  • Ensure principles related to health equity research, data collection, data analysis and communication are fully integrated into analytical work.
  • Make certain that OHA leadership has adequate information to monitor and improve behavioral health and related child serving services.
  • In partnership with ORRAI, lead efficient and cost-effective reporting and visualization of system of care data.

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 and/or work remotely with a team a team of bright individuals who work in remote locations. 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.

Salary Range: $5,747 - $8,831 / monthly

Work Location: Optional 100% remote, 100% in-person or hybrid options are available, with office space in Salem or Portland.

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 any disciplines that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures, and three years’ experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports. Two of the three years must have included coordinating complex research projects.


Five years of research experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports. Two of the five years must have included coordinating complex research projects.

Desired Attributes:

  • Experience with data management and statistical analyses.
  • Experience with health outcomes research, healthcare delivery systems research, and/or health survey research. This experience can be preferably substituted with research experience with other social services for children such as education, child welfare, and juvenile justice. Experience with research in the following other related fields may also be substituted: social work, public health, sociology, nursing, psychology, or economics.
  • Experience with data visualizations tools, such as Power BI, SharePoint BI and/or Tableau. Preference given for Power BI experience.
  • Experience producing written reports, executive summaries and fact sheets.
  • Experience in visualizing data, including implementing self-service analytic dashboards.
  • Quantitative and qualitative problem-solving skills. Preference given for ability to conduct formal qualitative data analysis. Preference also given for experience working with healthcare administrative claims, especially Medicaid data.
  • Experience with Medicaid programs, behavioral health treatment services, and/or other social services.
  • Experience collecting, analyzing and disseminating granular data on race, ethnicity, language, disability, sexual orientation and/or gender identity. • Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health disparities, and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable and underrepresented populations.
  • Experience managing analytical projects that involve groups with diverse and/or opposing views and arriving at mutually acceptable solutions.


How to Apply:

Complete the online application at using job number REQ-149320


Application Deadline: 03/08/2024