State of Oregon OEBB/PEBB Deputy Director (Principal Executive Manager G) in Salem, Oregon

OEBB/PEBB Deputy Director (Principal Executive Manager G)



OEBB/PEBB Deputy Director (Principal Executive Manager G)


$89,112.00 - $131,232.00 Annually


Salem, OR

Job Type



Oregon Health Authority-Public Employees' Benefit Board and Oregon Educators Benefit Board

Job Number



12/30/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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The Oregon Health Authority is modernizing and expanding their benefits team and currently has a fantastic opportunity for a new Deputy Director to help lead our OEBB and PEBB operations.

The Oregon Health Authority promotes health equity by developing policies and programs to eliminate health disparities and reach health equity for all Oregonians.

What you will do!

As the OEBB/PEBB Deputy Director, you will be the key deputy for the implementation and administration of the benefits program for all OEBB and PEBB members based on the broad policy decisions made by the PEBB and OEBB boards, the PEBB and OEBB Joint Innovation Workgroup, the Oregon Health Authority and by the OEBB-PEBB Director.

In this role, you will act as a primary staff advisor; identify major policy issues; serve as a state government expert on employee benefits; and provide advice to the Governor's Office, agency leadership, the OEBB/PEBB Director and the legislature.

Additionally, you will assist the executive team in identifying, gathering, manipulating, and/or reporting employee and payroll data for use in analysis and costing of collective bargaining and management proposals related to benefits. You will participate in team discussions relating to potential impacts of benefit-related changes on future relationships between the State and collective bargaining units.

What's in it for you?

Collaboration in an open office with a team of bright 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. If you are interested in becoming our new OEBB/PEBB Deputy Director, don't delay, apply today!

This is a full-time, permanent position that is classified as executive service, supervisory and is not represented by a union.

This position will be located in Salem at 500 Summer Street NE.

This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

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

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills


No less than: Six 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, and d) budget preparation.

Note: Transcripts are required as part of our interview process if you are using education or coursework to meet the minimum qualifications. Transcripts can be either be provided at the time of application or during an in-person interview.

Transcripts must be from an accredited institution and clearly show 1) your name; 2) the name and address of the institution; 3) the degree received; 4) conferred date; and 5) required courses completed with a passing grade. For application purposes, photocopies are acceptable; however official or original documents may be requested to validate education.


  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in healthcare, benefits and/or human resources Administration.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and Access.

  • Ability to apply spreadsheet and database software applications to meet program analysis needs.

  • Ability to generate personal credibility with OEBB/PEBB boards, agency leadership, collective bargaining unit leadership and benefit providers.

  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

  • Experience in health equity, addressing systemic health disparities and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable and underrepresented populations.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications and most closely match the requested skills will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information


A cover letter (in pdf format) that clearly addresses each of the Requested Skills listed above by providing specific examples and explaining your role and level of responsibility for each. Please name the cover letter file: Cover Letter OHA18-0926.

Your cover letter must address each of the Requested Skills as listed in the announcement above. If you do not attach a cover letter, or you do not respond to each of the Requested Skills, you may not be offered an interview. Qualified applicants whose background most closely matches the Requested Skills will be invited to interview.

If you attach a resume (which is not required) it will not replace the work experience portion of your application. The work experience portion of your application must show how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position.

Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, your application will be disqualified. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.


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.


If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans' preference points AND you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score. To receive veterans' preference points you MUST attach the following required documentation to your electronic application.

A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; OR a letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference.

A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; AND a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.

For more information on veterans' preference points visit, and select veterans' preference.


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.


If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to call Noah Pokorny at 503-945-6970 (voice) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday. TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900.

For technical support, please call toll free 1-855-524-5627, for customer service assistance.


The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health, Health Policy and Analytics, Health Systems Division, and Oregon State Hospital. Incorporating the state's health care programs within one agency gives the state greater purchasing and marketing power to begin tackling the issues of cost, quality, and access to care.

OHA strives to create inclusive environments that welcome and value the diversity of the people we serve. OHA fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to create workplace environments where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, physical stature, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation and any other factor applicable by state or federal law.

The Oregon Health Authority does not offer VISA sponsorships or transfers at this time. 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.

Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

  • $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

  • Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

  • Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

  • Long-term and short-term disability

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.