PacificSource is anything but a typical health plan. We’re a growing, independent, not-for-profit organization with an 85-year history and reputation for service excellence. At PacificSource it is our 950+ employees that make a difference. We invest in the communities we serve by partnering with local providers to deliver high quality, accessible healthcare, and through charitable giving and personal involvement with non-profit organizations. Join us in our mission of helping people get the healthcare they need and let your work make a difference, too. We offer excellent benefits, competitive wages, and opportunities for growth and promotion.
Benefits: PacificSource provides excellent benefits to ensure the well being of employees and their dependents. Employer-paid benefits include medical, vision and dental insurance, incentive program, paid time off and holidays, 401k plan, training and education opportunities, life insurance and additional voluntary programs including a flexible spending account.
Position Overview: 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.
Conduct lobbying activities and functions, in accordance with PacificSource’s legislative agenda, and as directed by the Vice-President of Government Relations and the President/CEO.
Participate in internal discussions to set the company’s legislative agenda, priorities and strategy.
Research and analyze the impact of specific legislation and health care policy proposals on PacificSource business, operations and financial position.
Compile and draft written testimony and other communication tools supporting PacificSource advocacy positions.
Present relevant items to the Legislature by testifying at committee hearings and by meeting with Legislators individually, or preparing PacificSource internal leadership or subject matter experts for testimony.
Provide reports to the Legislative Strategy Team at least weekly during active legislative session, regarding the status of relevant legislation, and other pertinent information.
Coordinate with other interest groups on legislative issues where interests align, including the AHIP industry lobby group and Coordinated Care Organization government relation and compliance colleagues.
Provide guidance on health policy issues, legislative bills, rules and contractual issues to internal and external customers.
Actively participate in internal and external committees, workgroups and taskforces when knowledge, skills, and experience may be useful to the committees’ purpose.
Provide training on regulatory issues, including new legislation and rule-making, to both internal and external customers, as appropriate.
Stay abreast of laws and regulations that might affect the organization’s policies and procedures. Monitor compliance with federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
Provide assistance to the Corporate Legal Compliance Manager and Legal Counsel as may be required for efficient functioning of the department.
Coordinate business activities by maintaining collaborative partnerships with key departments and subject matter experts.
Actively participate as a key team member in manager/supervisor meetings and the government relations department.
Actively participate in various strategic and internal committees in order to disseminate information within the organization and represent company philosophy.
Meet department and company performance and attendance expectations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
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.
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.
Additional Salary Information: PacificSource provides excellent benefits to ensure the well being of employees and their dependents. Employer-paid benefits include medical, vision and dental insurance, incentive program, paid time off and holidays, 401k plan, training and education opportunities, life insurance and additional voluntary programs including a flexible spending account. Additionally, this role will participate in both a quarterly bonus program as well as an annual bonus program.
Internal Number: 2018-212
We would all like to believe that the work we do matters. And at PacificSource, our employees know they help people get the healthcare they need. We believe our employees are the key to our company’s success, which is why we extend the same care and consideration to our staff as we do to our customers.
Building on a tradition of exceptional customer service and community involvement that started in 1933, we put a human face on health insurance and benefits administration—every day.
- We are committed to doing the right thing.
- We are one team working toward a common goal.
- We are each responsible for our customers’ experience.
- We practice open communication at all levels of the company to foster individual, team and company growth.
- We actively participate in efforts to improve our many communities-internal and external.
- We encourage creativity, innovation, continuous improvement, and the pursuit of excellence.