Manage and coordinate PacificSource’s efforts in planning and conducting the company’s public policy and lobbying efforts in Oregon. Research legislative issues of relevance to the companies and communicate the findings of this research to various legislative and regulatory/administrative bodies for the purpose of advocating in the interest of the companies. Participate in various industry lobbying coalitions and legislative workgroups and taskforces. Coordinate with Government Relations staff in Idaho, Montana and Washington, and oversee contracted lobbyist activities. Track, analyze and form position statements on relevant legislation and public policy proposals.
Work Experience: A minimum of five years’ experience in healthcare and health policy required. Comprehensive understanding of state legislative process and structure required. Healthcare leadership, planning, and development experience with in-depth understanding of key health care issues and trends including, but are not limited to, Federal, state, and local policies; trends in the healthcare industry; and knowledge of business principles and techniques of administration, organization and management required.
Education, Certificates, Licenses: Bachelor’s Degree is required, preferably in the area of public policy, political science, communication or a related field. Master’s Degree is preferred.
Knowledge: Must understand Oregon’s legislative timelines, procedural requirements and lobby rules. Must be knowledgeable of the legislative life-cycle through bill development, passage, adoption and rulemaking. Must have a strong ability to research, analyze and develop public policy advocacy strategies, and collaborate with other stakeholders around topics of shared concerned.
Must be able to communicate, advocate and negotiate effectively with policy-makers from all political party affiliation and stakeholders from all backgrounds.
Environment: Work inside in a general office setting with ergonomically configured equipment. Travel is required approximately 50% of the time.
Physical Requirements: Stoop and bend. Sit and/or stand for extended periods of time while performing core job functions. Repetitive motions to include typing, sorting and filing. Light lifting and carrying of files and business materials. Ability to read and comprehend both written and spoken English. Communicate clearly and effectively.
Disclaimer: This job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this position and is subject to change. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. Employment remains AT-WILL at all times.
PacificSource is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.