Senior Policy Analyst, Tribal Affairs (MPS 3)
We are seeking a Senior Policy Analyst in the Health Care Authority (HCA) Office of Tribal Affairs. Are you passionate about improving health and health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives in Washington State while respecting tribal sovereignty? Do you enjoy analyzing complex problems, coming up with creative policy recommendations, and communicating those recommendations with their pros and cons to policy makers in clear and concise language? Do you have the interpersonal/cross-cultural and communication skills to work independently and effectively with tribal leaders, state legislators, advisers to the governor, and state agency leaders? If your answer to these questions is yes, this position could be the ideal opportunity for you.
Under the supervision of the Tribal Affairs Administrator, the Senior Policy Analyst (MPS 3) works independently and with different HCA programs, the tribes and other Indian Health Care Providers, and the American Indian Health Commission for Washington State (the Commission) and the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (the Board) to support the recently convened Governor's Indian Health Council (the Council) in the analysis of a broad range of health care policies and programs and the development of recommendations for consideration by the Council.
Some of what you'll do:
Track and catalog policy and program issues and concerns across the state and the state agencies;
Prepare briefing papers, analytical materials, reports to the governor and the legislature, draft state legislation and regulations, and meeting notices and minutes for the Council;
Develop Council meeting agendas in coordination with other state agencies, the American Indian Health Commission for Washington State, and the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board;
Conduct basic qualitative and quantitative research and analysis of health care program design and efficacy; and
Analyze and explain applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and policies, including those of other state programs as they may inform the issues before the Council.
Some of what you'll get from this position:
In this position, you will work with cutting edge issues in the area of American Indian/Alaska Native health and health care. You will help shape the future of Indian health care in Washington State, even as you work with some of the leading experts on Indian health care policy – in state and tribal governments and in various tribal and urban Indian organizations. And you will do all of this while working in a team environment that values collaboration, mutual learning and respect, and tribal sovereignty.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
At least 1 year of experience working in a health care-related field, including state or tribal agency or program work related to public health or health care policy, oversight, delivery, or finance.
At least 1 year of experience working with Tribes or American Indians/Alaska Natives.
Master's degree from an accredited university.
Experience analyzing laws and regulations.
Experience working in or with:
An Indian Health Service (IHS)-funded program, including a Direct Service IHS program, a Title I Tribal health program, a Title V Tribal health program, and an urban Indian health program; and/or
A Tribal program.