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Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) welcomes you to join the Development Services team as the new full-time, permanent Youth Reformation System (YRS) Operations Analyst. Development Services establishes organizational alignment and strategic focus around the implementation of comprehensive, equitable youth development programming based on the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Positive Human Development (PHD), and informed by the Youth Reformation System (YRS).

Your Role as YRS Operations Analyst:

The role as the YRS Operations Analyst is to provide project/change management support to YRS projects. This position will direct the work of YRS Implementation Specialists and project teams associated with their assigned projects through project planning, implementation and closing. The Project Implementation Coordinator will assist in ensuring each project is scoped, chartered, resources requested, progress is being tracked and appropriate documentation is retained at the closure of each of the projects they are assigned.

This position will act as a lead to YRS Implementation Specialists assigned to the projects in the project portfolio. This position will be responsible for training the YRS Implementation Specialists on project management tools; debriefing on progress regularly; tracking deliverables and deadlines; and obtaining project updates for inclusion in regular status reports provided to Cabinet and other stakeholder groups. YRS Implementation Specialists will be assigned by the affected business unit(s) (e.g., central office, facility services, community services, county programs, etc.).

For a detailed description of the duties and responsibilities, please click here.

This position is part of the state’s management team.

Working Conditions:

Must be able to work under the following condition with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Frequent travel throughout the state, including overnight travel, is required on a regular basis to provide on-site program monitoring, clinical supervision and quality assurance reviews, attend required meetings, conferences, and make presentations.
  • All OYA locations are tobacco free environments.
  • All OYA employees are expected to work using safe work practices and to follow all policies regarding safe work practices.
  • May have contact with youth and others who exhibit hostile, assaultive behavior.
  • There is potential exposure to communicable diseases. The consistent and effective use of appropriate infection-control materials and techniques is required.


At OYA, diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than just words on a page. To meet our mission and live our values as an agency, DEI must be at the heart of all we do. We support cultural competence, develop teams and cultivate leaders in ways that are equitable to everyone, especially people of color, those who identify as LGBTQ+, or those from other marginalized communities. We are explicit and intentional as we identify resources that all our youth and staff need to grow and prosper. Our DEI work connects closely with our culture of positive human development, with safe and supportive environments where everyone is held accountable and connected to their community. The end goal is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.

If you are looking to join a team that values individual and cultural differences, with the opportunity to contribute to youth reformation by enriching our workforce with diversity, OYA wants to hear from you! People of color, women, and other members of historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply!

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What’s in it for You?

OYA values our employees. We believe that your time outside of the workplace is as valuable as it is inside the workplace. We offer a great work/life balance with flexible work schedules on most positions and a competitive benefits package, including low-cost, high-coverage health insurance, generous time-off, and a competitive retirement plan.
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What We Are Looking For:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.


  • Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.
The State of Oregon is requiring all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by October 18, 2021 unless the employee receives a medical or religious exception. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception by October 18, 2021. For more information, visit our policy listed here.

Special Qualifications: 

  • Driver’s License: Driving/travel is an essential function of the position. You must possess a valid Oregon Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.​

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES/APPLICATION SCORING CRITERIA: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below as part of final scoring to advance those that qualify to the interview portion.

  • Demonstrated project management skills in the area of organizational culture.
  • Experienced change management skills in the area of organizational culture.
  • Strong training/facilitation experience.
  • Experience engaging and partnering with a diverse group of stakeholders to improve and enhance services.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to detail, which will be assessed in the application material and at time of interview.
  • Ability to effectively demonstrate systems-thinking through identifying potential impacts of project activities to the juvenile justice system.

How to apply:

Interested in learning more or to apply? Please go to and search job announcement ‘REQ-75056’ or click here.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we are here to serve. OYA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be individualized based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.” The more diverse we are, the better our work will be.

Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process. For assistance regarding reasonable accommodation or for alternative format please contact OYA Recruitment at 503-373-7301. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.