The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to
providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission
of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the
health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on
preventing disease and injuries.
OSDH is seeking a full time Lab Compliance Inspector providing
support to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Department.
This is an unclassified position in state government, located in
Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package,
including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of
insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For
more information about the benefit allowance [click here].The
annual salary for this position is up to $50,000.00 based on
education and experience.
The OMMA Lab Compliance Inspector works to ensure that proper
procedures are developed and implemented according to state law and
agency rules. The Lab Compliance Inspector coordinates the daily
activities of OMMA Lab compliance in accordance with agency rules
and state laws. The Lab Compliance Inspector also offers OMMA lab
licensees guidance and direction for how to operate within the
parameters of the laws and regulations. This position assists with
tracking all operations within lab compliance to include complaint
processing, tracking to assure investigations and inspections are
completed timely, reporting is complete and accurate, notices and
case files are organized, and other final action is completed
timely and reported accurately. This position works collaboratively
with the OMMA Compliance manager and staff on investigations,
complains, and inspections as needed, and may assist with non-lab
compliance inspections and investigations as needed.
Position Responsibilities / Essential functions
- Coordinates the development, implementation and evaluation of
lab inspection procedures for existing and new medical marijuana
licensed laboratory, as required by state laws and rules.
- Coordinates lab inspection activities by scheduling and
tracking all forms of compliance investigations and inspections
that involve assuring procedures are implemented correctly and
monitored within prescribed time frame.
- Guarantees evaluation and standardization of lab inspection
protocols and processes.
- Coordinates the quality assurance methods that will be imbedded
when validating that inspections are conducted in accordance with
state laws and other pertinent rules.
- Conducts follow-up inspections and surveys to ensure corrective
actions have been taken.
- Serves as point person for lab entities being inspected, which
includes performing follow-up visits, building case files and
sending notices of violations for corrective actions being
- Assists in the coordination, provision and collection of
reporting requirements for Medical Marijuana licensed
- Testifies in hearing and court cases, and assist legal staff in
preparation of hearing and court cases.
- Works through establishment complaints: investigate, analyze
and make recommendations to the appropriate parties and document
within the prescribed mechanism.
- Provides analysis of compliance data and technical information,
identify potential problems, offer advice, and provide solutions.
Seek clarification of issues and provide feedback. Make
recommendations to OMMA leadership team that support efficiency to
- Advises program staff and other interested groups of the proper
interpretation and application of agency rules.
- Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing; and to
use computers to organize data and generate reports.
- Ensures a collaborative and team-based work environment.
- Maintains effective working relationships with others.
- Respond to program related inquiries from the general
- Provide training and technical assistance to internal staff and
medical marijuana licensed entities.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value
statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating
instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical
- Works effectively in team environment, participating and
assisting their peers.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities
that are required of the employee for this job. Duties,
responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge in regulatory program, operational procedure
adherence, rules pertaining to state laws and mandates, inspection
techniques and protocol, processing techniques, rules and
regulations governing establishments, administrative principles and
practices, including data analysis, ad hoc research, program
management and business administration. Knowledge of using
different technology solutions, conducting inspections, analyzing
case files, leading teams, testifying to support investigations.
Skills in written and verbal communication, relationship building,
time management, leadership, performance evaluation, reporting,
public speaking, decision making, attention to detail, teamwork,
planning, computer skills, and multi-tasking.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Office environment - 40 to 50% work is typically performed in an
office setting with a climate controlled settings and exposure to
moderate noise level. Occasionally, outdoor work in varying weather
conditions is required. While performing the duties of the job,
employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and
arms. This position requires long period of sitting and daily use
of computer and phone. Ability to drive for hours at a time. Travel
- 50 to 60% in state required. Applicants must be willing to
perform all job-related travel associated with this position.
Bachelor's degree in business administration, agricultural
science, environmental science criminal justice, public
administration, public health, environmental science, or closely
related field and at least 5 years of professional experience and
knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Preference
qualification will be given to candidate with regulatory licensing
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet
qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time
All applicants are subject to a background check and must be
legally authorized to work in the United States without visa
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE
The OSDH in conjunction with Oklahoma Medical Marijuana
Authority - OMMA shall not employ an individual if any of the
following circumstances exist:
a) The individual has a direct or indirect interest in a
licensed medical marijuana business; OR
b) The individual or his or her spouse, parent, child, spouse of
a child, sibling, or spouse of a sibling has an application for a
medical marijuana business license pending before the Department or
is a member of the board of directors of a medical marijuana
business, or is an individual financially interested in any
licensee or medical marijuana business.
Please read instructions carefully and include all required
documents when you submit your application.
No additional information will be accepted after the application
has been submitted.
Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment
in the Classified Service.