Job Posting: Business Oregon

Business Oregon is now recruiting for a Contract and Procurement Officer (Procurement & Contract Specialist 3) in the Contract Services Section in the Operations & Finance Division and I am hoping you can assist me in getting this recruitment added to ONAC’s Job Board.

This is a permanent full-time position located in Salem.  The recruitment opened August 8, 2019 and will close at 11:59 PM on August 22nd, 2019.

The recruitment can be viewed and applied for at the following link: Contract and Procurement Officer (Procurement & Contract Specialist 3) – Under-fill Option- External

 For those who are interested in applying and need to create an online applicant account, please go to the Applicant E-Recruit FAQ’s. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at:  (503) 986-0008.

Thank you,

Ranei Gattenby

Human Resources Assistant

Business Oregon | www.oregon4biz.com

503-986-0008 office

OHA Health Analytics Director Position

Are you an innovative leader, experienced in health data and analytics? Are you passionate about transforming and advancing the healthcare system? If so, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) needs your leadership!  
Application Deadline:
07/28/2019
Agency:
Oregon Health Authority
Salary Range:
$8,172 – $12,057
Position Title:
Health Analytics Director
What you will do:
As the Health Analytics Director, you will oversee professional teams responsible for analyzing and interpreting health data into useful and meaningful information to equitably improve Oregon’s health care system. This position plays a critical role in research and analytics of various health care data sources to inform future efforts, to improve health care for all Oregonians. Oregon is a nationally recognized leader in health system transformation, and at the core of that is our focus on increasing accountability and transparency in health system.Your leadership will help OHA identify new or enhanced opportunities to analyze health equity data to inform understanding of disparities and support development of appropriate interventions. You will be responsible to establish overall priorities, reporting and accountability measure to meet the goal of health system transformation. This position directly manages four areas of work:

 

  • Data Integration,
  • Health Systems Research & Data,
  • Metrics Management & Reports, and
  • Health Programs Analysis and Measurement

 

This key position makes decisions that ultimately impact the health and availability of affordable health care to Oregonians across the state, including to over one million Oregon Health Plan members, who originate from racially, ethnically, culturally, gender- and ability- diverse communities throughout the state.
What is in it for you?
You will lead teams to better connect analysis and analytics of data to current, proposed, and future policy proposals for improving the health care system. . Bring your passion and vision to help transform the state’s health care delivery system to achieve the triple aim of better health, better care, and lower cost. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year plus competitive pension and retirement plans
 
The Oregon Health Authority is committed to developing and promoting culturally and linguistically appropriate programs and a diverse and inclusive workforce representing the diversity, cultures, strengths and values of the people of Oregon. Click here to learn more about 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:

 

  • Eight years of progressive 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 evaluations, and d) budget preparation   
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication and analytical skills, including working collaboratively across OHA divisions, programs and with external partners.
  • Proven understanding of clinical, financial, operational metrics, and statistical software packages.
  • Ability to develop a strategic vision for data use and analytics in the state to support the Triple Aim and position Health Policy and Analytics Division as a trusted, reliable source of data and information.Ability to improve internal processes for data use and analytics support
  • Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health disparities and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable and underrepresented populations.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating policies and programs that promote equity and inclusion and reduce racial and ethnic disparities.
  • Experience, knowledge, and/or ability to learn about best practices in collecting, analyzing, and disseminating granular data on race, ethnicity, language, disability and sexual orientation/gender identity.
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams to weave together and analyze large, complex data sets and synthesize it to key findings related to performance or trends in the health system

 

This is a full time, permanent, executive service supervisory position and is not represented by a union. This position will be located in Portland at 421 SW Oak St. and Salem at 500 Summer Street NE. If you are not familiar with Oregon, watch this animated video that highlights our beautiful state. When you visit Oregon, you might see things that seem unreal!
How to apply:

 

  • Create an account
  • Upload a resume
  • Upload a cover letter

 

Need help? If you need assistance to participate in the application process, including an accommodation request under the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact: Diana Garibay, Executive Recruiter
Voice: 503-753-7360 (TTY 711)
Additional Information

 

  • Please monitor your Workday account, as all communication will be sent to your Workday account. You must have a valid e-mail address to apply.
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  • If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process.
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  • We do not offer VISA sponsorship or transfers at this time – unless specifically noted. 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.
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  • If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.
  • Applicant Help and Support web-page
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The Oregon Health Authority is committed to fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class (race, sex, veteran status, disability, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation) in the payment of wages or screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary by completing a review of your application materials to evaluate your related education, experience, and training for this position. (critical elements of process).

The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity.

Alternative Debt Financing Event on July 10th in Portland

Alternative Debt Financing Event on July 10th 
Join us and speakers from Prosper Portland and Goodman Capital Finance as we discuss new and different debt financing options that can help grow your business or meet your current business growth needs. From forgivable loans, invoice factoring, and working captial grants, learn what options are right for your business while networking with fellow entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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ICWA Active Efforts Specialist job opening

Oregon job opportunities

  • Social Service Specialist 1 – ICWA Active Efforts Specialist – Newport

    • Newport / 4th Street – DHS
  • Initial Posting Date:

    06/27/2019Application Deadline:

    07/25/2019Agency:

    Department of Human ServicesSalary Range:

    $3,664 – $5,339Position Type:

    EmployeePosition Title:

    Social Service Specialist 1 – ICWA Active Efforts Specialist – NewportJob Description:

    Social Service Specialist 1 – ICWA Active Efforts Specialist
    Office of Child Welfare – Newport, Oregon
    119 NE 4th St, Newport OR 97365

    ***Current State of Oregon Employees please use your Workday account – go to Career – Internal – Find jobs to apply!

    ***All others – To apply for this position, click on the “Apply” link above to fill out the online application and submit by the posted closing date.

    This employment opportunity is with the Oregon Department of Human Services, Office of Child Welfare, Children, Adults and Families.  There is 1 permanent, full-time Social Service Specialist 1- Active Efforts Specialist opening located in Newport.  This position is represented by a Union.

    You will be helping engage children, families, foster parents and caregivers in a multitude of ways to achieve safety, permanency and well-being of Oregon’s children.

    For more information on Child Welfare programs please click here.

    What you will be doing:

    The primary goal of this position is to provide safe and equitable reduction of Native American children in foster care, make sure the agency provides active efforts on substitute-care and in-home cases, and prevent children from entering care. As the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Regional Case Specialist, you will provide leadership and direction to ensure that DHS adheres to the intent of the federal law regulating services to Indian children and families, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 and diversity matters related to Native Americans.  This position monitors and interprets agency policies and procedures to remove barriers to achieve the goals and the spirit of ICWA for DHS families receiving services.  In addition, the incumbent works closely with District Managers, Program Managers, supervisors, case workers, parents and families to develop and monitor implementation and outcomes of the statewide strategies to strengthen compliance with ICWA.  This position works closely with District and Program Managers to identify and implement concrete and measurable steps to strengthen local relationships with tribes and advance local strategies relating to case planning.  This position will ensure information and data is obtained timely from local tribes and tribes across the United States.  This position provides intensive assistance to ICWA case workers to achieve permanency for ICWA/Native American children and will assure active efforts are achieved with native families by providing additional consultation necessary to comply with ICWA understanding and culturally specific services. This position will be responsible for documenting the achievement of goals associated with the regional ICWA Case Specialists work.

    ACTIVE EFFORTS SPECIALIST: The following is a list describing the purpose for this position.
    –    To safely decrease the disproportionate representation of ICWA Native American children in foster care.
    –    To increase community support, engagement and collaboration with Tribes and the Native American community.
    –    To ensure culturally specific services are accessible to Native American clients and families.
    –    To improve the Department’s ability to achieve 100% active efforts on all Native American/lCWA cases.
    –    To increase collaboration between DHS and Tribes including, but not limited to the following:
    –    Establish and maintain consistent and ongoing communication between DHS and Tribes.
    –    Evaluate the feasibility of developing a pre-test and post-test for families following Child Welfare engagement.
    –    Conduct Native American/lCWA focus groups.
    –    Coordinate District training activities.
    –    Identify “best practices”.

    What’s in it for you:
    Collaboration in an open office with a team of bright, committed individuals to work with and learn from. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans..  DHS has a commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. If you are interested in becoming our new Social Service Specialist 1, please apply today!

    Working conditions:
    The duties in this position include working with challenging and sometimes hostile clients; working with LEA in sometimes unsafe and unsanitary home environments. This work requires a valid Oregon Driver’s License. Work requires the ability to prioritize work related to child safety and respond quickly to emergent situations. This position requires working a flexible schedule as a condition of employment with the normal workday of 8 am to 5 pm; however, working hours may be adjusted within a given week, to provide planned services. Occasional compensated overtime during evening and weekend work may be required.

    This is what you need to qualify:

    A Bachelor’s or higher-level degree in Social Work/Human Services or a closely related field; OR

    A Bachelor’s degree in a field not closely related (to Social Work/Human Services) and one year of human services related experience (i.e., work providing assistance to individuals and groups with issues such as economically disadvantaged, employment, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, aging, disabilities, prevention, health, cultural competencies, inadequate housing).

    Requested Skills/Desired Attributes:
    The Most Competitive Candidate Will Have:

    • Ability to use trauma informed practices that are inclusive of the child and family’s language, race, and culture.
    • Ability to track and prioritize multiple unrelated projects/cases
    • Ability to interview children and adults to gather information which may include having difficult conversations about sensitive topics.
    • Ability to present complex information to clients, co-workers, law enforcement and in court in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to establish and maintain professional casework relationships that engage and empower families despite potentially hostile interactions with clients.
    • Ability to maintain a calm demeanor in emotionally charged situations, cope with daily exposure to traumatic experiences and develop and practice self-care.
    • Ability to learn and utilize technology, multiple databases, accurately enter data, and use word processing software while working with sensitive and confidential information.
    • Understands and appreciates the different views, expertise and experience of others.

    Only the candidates whose experience, as described in their application, that most closely matches the qualifications and requested skills of this position will be invited to an interview.

    *A Resume and Cover Letter is optional, along with your application.

    Additional Requirement:
    Successful candidates for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following convictions are likely to result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Computer theft, identify theft and fraud. CJIS Clearance is done at the conditional job offer.

    How to Apply:

    To apply for this position, click on the “Apply” link above to fill out the and submit by the posted closing date and time. The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all the minimum and special qualifications listed above. Complete the supplemental questions. We do not accept a resume in place of the completed application. While completing your application, please be aware that Workday will log you out after 20 minutes of inactivity and will not save your application.

    Need Help?

    Veterans’ Preference:
    Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources.

    Pre-employment Checks:
    Employment will be contingent upon passing an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the DHS, Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.  This position may access federal tax information. As a condition of employment, employees in any positions with access to federal tax information are required to pass enhanced background checks every five years, including fingerprint checks and verification with local law enforcement of electronic records in the Law Enforcement Database System (LEDS).

    Work Authorization:
    DHS does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, successful candidates will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

    DHS 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, LGBTQ community members, and others to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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      Full time
      REQ-15279

About Us

  • Oregon state government is a large organization by nearly any standard. With over 40,000 employees working all over the state, in small communities and large, we are proving that government can be innovative.

    We work as a team, challenging ourselves to be better, faster and more efficient with taxpayer dollars.

    After all, when every day we are responsible for caring for the needs of a diverse population and thriving business community, we simply must have the best and brightest workforce. If you take responsibility for your actions, are passionate about helping others succeed, and have a reputation for excellence and honesty, why not make Oregon state government your next career move?

    Joining our team means you open the door to many possibilities. From entry level to executive, outdoor work to policy setting, we have a role for nearly every calling, expertise and background.

    If you’re looking at us from across the country (or beyond!), know that Oregon is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Made up of seven diverse regions, Oregon has the ocean, mountains, valleys, high desert, cities, small towns, and almost everything in between.

    Oregon “flies with her own wings.”

Thank you!

 

Christopher L. Fisher

Human Resource Analyst, Senior Recruiter

Department of Human Services, Office or Human Resources
500 Summer Street NE

Salem, OR 97301-1098

Email: christopher.fisher@state.or.us

Mobile: (503) 871-4687

 

Please join!!! Governor’s Marketplace Statewide Editions throughout Oregon!

 About Governor’s Marketplace Statewide Editions

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What is the Governor’s Marketplace?

The Governor’s Marketplace is where state, federal and local agencies and organizations gather to connect with business owners.  The purpose of this is to bring awareness of public contracting opportunities and to arm Oregon businesses with free or low-cost resources and services to help them start up, sustain their growth, and thrive.

Why should you attend?

 The State of Oregon spends billions of dollars annually on purchasing goods and services.  Let’s work together to keep those dollars in Oregon and get you a customer with a multi-million dollar checkbook.  Most likely, the State of Oregon can buy from you!

Who puts these on?

 The Governor’s Office has partnered with the Secretary of State’s Office of Small Business AssistanceDepartment of Administrative Services, the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity and other state, federal, and local agencies and organizations to bring an incredible wealth of resources to local businesses.

For more information and to register for an event near you, visit: gmp.oregon.gov

USDA Seeks Applications to Spur Economic Development in Rural Communities

The deadline to apply is June 5 (online applications) and June 10 (paper applications)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is accepting applications for grants to support economic development in rural communities. The grants are being made available through USDA’s Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) Program in order to strengthen the rural economy.

The grants are not provided directly to businesses or individuals. Instead, qualified intermediary organizations receiving RCDI grants will provide technical assistance and training to help nonprofit organizations and communities develop their capacity to undertake housing, community facility, or economic development projects. USDA also encourages applications that will support efforts to combat substance use disorders, including opioid misuse, in high-risk rural communities by strengthening their capacity to address prevention, treatment, and/or recovery needs.

Grant amounts will range from $50,000 to $250,000. Nonprofits, low-income rural communities, and federally-recognized tribes are eligible to apply. Applicants must have capacity-building experience for these types of projects, and they must provide matching funds at least equal to the RCDI grant.

Grants are awarded through a competitive process. Electronic applications must be submitted to grants.gov by 9:00 p.m. PST on June 5, 2019. Paper applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. PST on June 10, 2019. In Oregon, applications should be submitted to the USDA Rural Development State Office:

USDA Rural Development
ATTN: Community Programs
1220 SW 3rd Avenue
Suite 1801
Portland, OR 97204

For more information, including details on how to apply, see page 11493 of the March 27, 2019, Federal Register.

USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Support Household Water Well Systems

The deadline to apply is May 27, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is seeking applications for grants to support household water well systems in rural areas.

USDA’s Household Water Well System Grants are not provided directly to individuals. Instead, qualified private nonprofits will use the grants to establish lending programs to help homeowners finance the construction or repair of individually-owned household water well systems. The revolving loan fund may provide loans of up to $11,000 per household at a one percent fixed interest rate over 20 years. The wells installed or repaired with this financing must serve existing homes in a rural area with a population of 50,000 or less.

Applicants must have expertise in household water well systems and lending activities, and they must provide matching funds of 10 percent.

The deadline to apply is May 27, 2019. Applications may be submitted online through grants.gov or mailed to the following address:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service
Water and Environmental Programs
STOP 1570, Room 2229-S
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20250-1570

For additional information, including details on how to apply, see the Funding Opportunity Announcement RDRUS-19-01-HWWS.

USDA is Seeking Applications for Technology Grants to Expand Access to Healthcare and Education in Rural Areas

The deadline to apply is May 15, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is accepting applications for grants to use broadband technology to improve access to healthcare and educational services in rural communities.

Rural Development will award grants ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 through its Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. The grants can be used to finance telecommunication equipment, computer networks, and advanced technologies to support job training, academic instruction, or access to specialized medical care in rural areas.

Most state and local government entities, federally-recognized tribes, nonprofits, for-profit businesses, or a consorita of these are eligible to apply.

Proposals for projects whose primary purpose is either to provide opioid use disorder treatment and counseling services or to offer access to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses will receive up to 10 priority points.

The application deadline is May 15, 2019. Grants are awarded through a national competition.

Each application must provide evidence of consultation with the Rural Development State Director. When requesting evidence of consultation, applicants should provide an executive summary of the project, as well as the proposed grant and match amounts. Applicants in Oregon should contact the state office as early as possible in the application process at erin.mcduff@or.usda.gov or at the following address:

USDA Rural Development
ATTN: Erin McDuff
1220 SW 3rd Avenue
Suite 1801
Portland, OR 97204

Prior to applying, applicants are encouraged to review the 2019 Traditional Application Guide. For additional details about the program and how to apply, see Funding Opportunity Announcement No. RUS-19-02-DLT.

Request for Proposals: 2019-2020 AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership

The Mercy Corps Northwest VISTA Program is currently recruiting organizations that are interested in hosting an AmeriCorps VISTA member for the service year of August 2019- August 2020. VISTA members build the capacity of organizations, delivering new innovations to end poverty in Oregon. We hope to recruit between seven and nine organizations for this cohort.

Our RFP is now open for proposals (attached). We anticipate closing our RFP on Monday, April 15th and recruiting VISTA members from mid-May through mid-July. However, organizations are encouraged to apply early, as we will accept sites and recruit members for accepted sites’ positions on a rolling basis. You will find all application materials and instructions attached. Organizations are strongly encouraged to contact me prior to submitting a full application to discuss the potential project and determine its suitability.

We’re able to support projects that are focused on Economic Opportunity including:

  •  Housing access & affordable housing, job skills training, microenterprise, IDA programs, financial literacy, and other community development initiatives.

Projects must meet the following criteria, at minimum:

  • Must be focused exclusively on low-income populations
  • Must be indirect service only (focused on capacity building rather than meeting immediate needs)
  • Must develop or expand programs or initiatives

Organizations must, at minimum:

  • Hold 501(c)(3) status, or be a tribal or governmental entity, or be a non-profit educational institution.
  • Provide office space and supplies, supervision, and staff support for the member.
  • Assign a dedicated supervisor able to provide at least five hours of mentorship and guidance to the member per week. Organizations must have staff capacity of at least 1 FTE, though we prefer at least 3 FTE.
  • Meet a cash match of between $7,000 and $9,000. This amount will vary depending on the number of sites who join.
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and retaining the member.
  • Maintain full compliance with federal polices (training and support will be provided to supervisors on these matters).

If you have any interest in hosting an AmeriCorps VISTA member at your organization or questions about the process, please reach out. I’m happy to answer all questions and talk through project ideas. More information on our program can be found here:http://www.mercycorpsnw.org/community/vista/.

OCF Scholarships for Native American Students

The Oregon Community Foundation annually awards over $9.9 million in scholarships to Oregon students through our statewide scholarship program.  Two of these scholarship programs are targeted specifically to Native American students.

VERL AND DOROTHY MILLER NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP

Eligible students include Native American residents of Oregon attending or planning to attend an accredited school in Oregon to study a career and technical (CTE) field (i.e., dental hygienist, nursing assistant, x-ray technician, etc.).  The awards are for $3,000 / year and are renewable for up to four years but students need to reapply each year.

HOWARD VOLLUM AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Eligible students include Native American residents of Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties seeking post-secondary education or training in science, technology, engineering or mathematics at an accredited school in the United States.  The awards are for $3,000 / year and are renewable for up to four years but students need to reapply each year.

 

Criteria for both scholarships

* Participation in school or community activities

* Personal accomplishments or achievements

* Preference given to students who have a demonstrated commitment to and involvement in the Native American community

* Open to students with a Certification of tribal enrollment or descendants of enrolled members

 

How to Apply: Applications and instructions are available on OCF’s website at http://www.oregoncf.org/receive/scholarships/scholarship-opportunities

Deadline: Scholarship applications are due March 1, 2019 for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Questions: Call OCF scholarship staff, Oleya Pearsall, at 503.227.6846 or email opearsall@oregoncf.org.

For additional scholarship opportunities, please check http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/.