APD Adult Foster Home Policy Analyst

Oregon Department of Human Services
May 25, 2022
Salem, OR, Oregon
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Do you enjoy digging into data and analyzing rules, regulations, systems, and processes to determine the best approach to resolve a problem?  Do you find it rewarding to share your knowledge with others by adapting your style to fit their needs? Do you have the ability to incorporate feedback from colleagues with diverse backgrounds, expertise, and experience when evaluating issues and developing recommendations? Would you like to work from the comfort of your home and not be limited for career advancement by your geographical location? Then you may be who we are looking for.

Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) program, within the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), is looking to hire an energetic APD Adult Foster Home Policy Analyst to join our talented team. Join a team where each employee is empowered to listen generously, speak straight, collaborate, and build each other up through mutual accountability and shared success

About the Oregon Department of Human Services

Our Mission: To help Oregonians in their own communities achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice, and preserve dignity.

ODHS commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA+ community members, and others to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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About the Aging and People with Disabilities

The APD Program is a program within the Department of Human Service that assists seniors and people with disabilities of all ages to achieve well-being through opportunities for community living, employment, family support and services that promote independence, choice and dignity. Click here to learn more about Aging and People with Disabilities.

What you will do:

As the APD Adult Foster Home Policy Analyst you will perform the following duties:

  • Provide statewide policy contact and resources for statewide local offices and licensed adult foster home providers.
  • Develop long-term planning and short-term operational goals for Executive management review for statute, policy and program changes.
  • Lead work groups designed to implement planning initiatives; leads and facilitates planning meetings with interdisciplinary teams to arrive at goals and measurable objectives for program improvement.
  • Design program delivery processes and procedures for new or expanded programs.
  • Provide rule interpretation and technical assistance to APD/AAA staff, AFH licensor staff, Long Term Care Ombudsman, advocates, public, and long-term care providers regarding Adult Foster Home services, state and federal regulations, policy and procedures.
  • Design and implement program training and community presentations for local office staff, providers, stakeholders, and the public.
  • Identify and develop standards and procedures to support quality assurance and research activities to the implementation and evaluation of the Adult Foster Home program.
  • Evaluate findings, strengths and weaknesses, remedies, and recommendations regarding program implementation.
  • Participate in legislative activities including preparing/delivering testimony, draft legislative concepts, review and evaluate legislative bills for impact on the program and effected population.

 Working conditions:

Remote work or alternative work location may be considered in filling this position. The ability to report to Salem is required when business or operational needs are dependent on onsite activities. May occasionally require travel and evening or weekend work or availability.

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You can grow your career through, free leadership training, ample career pathways, and committee participation opportunities.

You’ll enjoy work/life balance, 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, remote work options, and competitive benefits packages.

What you need to qualify: Minimum Qualifications

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

You must clearly show that you meet the minimum qualifications in your application or resume to be considered for an interview. Your application or resume will be used in determining what pay salary step you fall in with the pay equity assessment.

Essential Attributes

You do not need to have all these attributes to be considered for this opening; however, the most competitive candidates will have most of them. Please demonstrate them in your resume or work history profile.

  • Oregon Administrative Rules: Experience analyzing, interpreting, communicating, and applying state and federal laws, rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Legislative Knowledge: Demonstrated experience developing and writing program rules, policies, processes, procedures, operational standards, and/or legislative concepts including coordinating with affected stakeholders to achieve goals.
  • Communication Skills: Ability to communicate verbally and in writing complex technical and legal information in an understandable language to people of diverse education, language, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Problem Solving: Ability to recognize program needs and priorities, evaluate options and recommend solutions.
  • Research: Experience conducting investigations or formal reviews to assess compliance with standards, policies, regulations, or laws.

Additional Requirements

Finalists for this position will be subject to a computerized criminal history and abuse check.  Adverse background information will be reviewed and could result in withdrawal of a conditional job offer or termination of employment.

The Oregon Department of Human Services does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODHS will use E-Verify to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.  

How to Apply

Your work history profile, cover letter, and resume are the perfect opportunities to highlight your interest in the position and showcase the amazing skills and experience that make you the best candidate for the position.

  • Please upload a resume and complete the work history profile. Note: Your resume may be uploaded in the Resume/CV field on the online application. 
  • A cover letter is not required for this application. However, you may attach one if you wish. This may help the manager understand better how you possess the essential attributes.
  • External Applicants: Click on the “Apply” button and submit your application. View this video for help.
  • Internal Applicants (Current State of Oregon employees): Apply via your employee Workday account. View this job aid for help.
  • After you submit your application, please respond to the public records request authorization and gender identity questionnaire. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the tasks will come to your Workday inbox.
  • Veterans: If you are claiming veterans preference points, you will receive a task in your Workday account to provide military documents (if you have not already provided them). Please ensure to complete all tasks in Workday during the application process and upload your documents (DD214/Disability). Click here for a guide on how to upload your documents. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application – instead, attach these documents when prompted to during the Workday task. For questions about documentation, please visit: Veterans Resources.

Helpful Information

  • This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
  • This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. ODHS does not offer VISA sponsorship for this position.
  • If you need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to participate in the application or selection process, please contact our office at RECRUITMENT@dhsoha.state.or.us.
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  • For questions or assistance with the application process, please contact Teresa Camacho via email at Camachodelatorre@dhsoha.state.or.us or call 971-286-0701. Please be sure to include the job requisition number.
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