Kaiser Permanente Health Data Analyst II in Portland, Oregon

Kaiser Permanente's Utility for Care Data Analysis - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team is seeking a highly-motivated, analytically-oriented individual to help develop and maintain geospatial analysis and reporting capabilities to support clinical, utilization, and community benefit decisions at varying levels of geography. We are looking for a curious collaborator who is interested in working within a health care environment with an emphasis on geospatial analytics and visualization.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain updates for GIS data layers and analysis results in a self-service platform

  • Prototype options for self-service reporting and visualization

  • Update training materials to support understanding of geospatial capabilities within Kaiser Permanente

  • Test geospatial offerings to verify usability and accuracy

  • Support ad-hoc requests that require analysis of geospatial datasets such as census, transit, consumer behavior, and business locations to understand geographic variation in health outcomes and preventive care

Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A


  • Bachelor's degree in GIS, geography or computer science; urban planning, statistics or another discipline requiring substantial course work in GIS and quantitative analysis methods.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Programming experience (e.g., SQL, R, Python)

  • High comfort level with technology, ability to learn new technology with relative ease

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Analytical and detail-oriented

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts, both verbally and in writing.

  • Skills in analytical methods including problem and model formulation, algorithm selection, and development of overall solution strategy.

  • Creativity, critical thinking, and excellent problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in GIS, geography or computer science; urban planning, statistics or another discipline requiring substantial course work in GIS and quantitative analysis methods.

  • Knowledge of ArcGIS applications, including ArcGIS Server web APIs, ArcGIS Online/Portal for ArcGIS, and ModelBuilder/Geoprocessing for data management and geospatial analytics

  • Practical experience and/or coursework in GIS applications for population-based reporting and analysis

  • Experience with technical aspects of geospatial data management

  • Experience with open source GIS tools and data sources

  • Demonstrated cartographic skills

  • Experience with a data management environment (e.g., Oracle, SQL Server)

  • Experience with an analytical toolset such as SAS, R, Python

  • Experience with other data visualization packages (e.g., Tableau)

  • Proven technical research, writing, and editing skills to generate project summaries, draft documents, conduct topic specific research


TITLE: Health Data Analyst II

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.