The Oregon Health Authority strategic goal is to eliminate 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.
OHA values service excellence, leadership, integrity, health equity and partnership.
What will you do?
As the Deputy FinanceDirector, you will assist and provide oversight and management for the financial operations of more than 100 distinct programs and a biennial budget of $970 million and 850 positions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Serving as a member of the PHD management team participating in making decisions and developing strategies that increase health equity, eliminate health inequities, and support communities to achieve optimal health.
Serving as a key advisor to Public Health Division leadership on financial issues critical to the division. Identifies, reports on, and represents the division on cross agency issues.
Representing the division with outside entities including the Legislature, Legislative Fiscal Office, Governor's Office, Department of Administrative Services-Chief Financial Office (CFO), other state agencies, local government units, advocacy groups, and providers.
Advising and assisting the division with department, division, center and program goal setting, policy making, and strategic planning to assist with modernizing the Public Health system and setting budget priorities that move toward elimination of health inequities by 2030.
Managing and directing the Public Health Division senior budget analysts, fiscal analysts, and other administrative staff.
Directing budget development, budget execution, fiscal management and reporting systems, and division budget operations.
What's in it for you? The public health division is a team of committed, 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.
Most of this work may be performed remotely at an alternative worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology.
Four years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:
a) development of program rules and policies,
b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans,
c) program evaluation,
d) budget preparation.
Graduate level coursework in management which includes 45-48 quarter hours, or 30-32 semester hours will replace one year of the required management experience listed above upon verification of transcripts.
Experience in budget management principles and techniques, including budgeting and cost-benefit analysis; methods and techniques of contract administration; and procurement procedures.
Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and systems of fiscal management and governmental budgeting and finance, to include financial forecasting and the analysis of financial data.
Experience preparing and presenting highly complex technical and policy material and issues.
Experience formulating fiscal and budget policy and strategies required to meet legislative direction and agency priorities.
Experience developing fiscal strategies to achieve equity goals.
Experience and skill in establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
Experience establishing short-term and long-range funding plans to achieve equity, invest in culturally specific strategies and create capacity in partners such as community-based organizations, local public health agencies and Tribes.
Technology skills required to keep all data secure whether working onsite or remotely.
Experience in health equity, addressing systemic health inequities and implementing workforce diversity, inclusion, and advancement.
About Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is at the forefront of lowering and containing costs, improving quality and increasing access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians. OHA is overseen by the nine-member citizen Oregon Health Policy Board working towards comprehensive health reform in our state.
OHA will transform the health care system in Oregon by:
Improving the lifelong health of Oregonians
Increasing the quality, reliability, and availability of care for all Oregonians
Lowering or containing the cost of care so it's affordable to everyone
OHA knows what it needs to do to improve health care: focus on health and preventive care, provide care for everyone and reduce waste in the health care system.
OHA includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health and the Oregon Health Plan. This gives the state greater purchasing and market power to begin tackling issues with costs, quality, lack of preventive care and health care access.
The Health Authority is working to fundamentally improve how health care is delivered and paid for, but because poor health is only partially due to lack of medical care, OHA will also be working to reduce health disparities and to broaden the state's focus on prevention.