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 full-time OMMA Compliance Inspectors providing support to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. This is an unclassified position in state government, located statewide. 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 $55,000 based on education and experience.
OMMA Compliance Inspector(s) work to ensure compliance activities are fulfilled for medical marijuana commercial licensees. The Inspector will schedule and conduct inspections for commercial licensees as prescribed by law. Inspection types may include bi-annual, follow-up, complaints, surrenders, operational status visits, and corrective action inspections and investigations. The Compliance Inspector works with the OMMA Audit & Compliance team to perform compliance activities in assigned areas of responsibility, projects, and programs to ensure licensees are operating in compliance with agency rules and state laws. The Compliance Inspector is required to conduct inspections and report timely and accurately within the prescribed mechanism. Position Responsibilities / Essential functions
• Implements inspection procedures for existing and new medical marijuana licensees, as required by state laws and rules, along with other license types as needed.
• Coordinates inspection activities at all points through the process - schedules, conducts and tracks compliance investigations and inspections.
• Consistently performs inspections and reporting within the prescribed protocols and processes.
• Conducts follow-up inspections and surveys to ensure corrective actions have been taken.
• Assists in the coordination, provision and collection of reporting requirements for Medical Marijuana licensed entities.
• Testifies in hearing and court cases, and assists legal staff in preparation of hearing and court cases.
• Offers feedback and suggestions to OMMA Audit & Compliance and leadership team to improve program processes.
• Recommends action as to licensure revocations, fines and penalties.
• Works through establishment complaints: investigates, analyzes, and makes recommendations to proper channels internally or externally.
• Provides analysis of inspection findings, identifies potential problems, offers advice, and provides solutions. Seeks clarification of issues and provides feedback.
• Assists with reconciliation and record keeping for all documents such as license surrenders, complaint back-up files, case files, correspondence, etc.
• Applies investigative methods and procedures, including safety concepts, rules and codes.
• Effectively communicates and ensures a collaborative and team-based work environment.
• Maintains and abides by sound personnel policies and practices.
• Maintains effective working relationships with others.
• Performs inspections and assists in other licensee matters as needed.
• Other duties as assigned. Other Duties
• Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
• Works effectively in a team environment, participating with and assisting 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 without notice. Valued Skills and Experience
Knowledge of regulatory licensing programs and/or agricultural practices, operational procedure adherence, rules pertaining to state laws and mandates, IT licensing platforms and customer service using multiple communication techniques. Knowledge of laws, codes, rules and regulations for inspections and investigative methods and procedures; and of safety concepts, rules and codes; knowledge of computer skills and/or software; knowledge of record-keeping and report writing methods and procedures. Administrative principles and practices, including data entry, reporting, record keeping, and customer service. Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work environment - 30 to 40% of work will primarily be performed from a remote work location with requirements to periodically travel to the central office. Employees are required to ensure they can meet the minimum technical requirements in order to adequately perform their job duties from the telework location and maintain the security of state data. Employees will be required to follow the OSDH telework policy. 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, along with the ability to drive for several hours at a time on occasion.
Travel - 60 to 70% in-state travel required. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree in business administration, agricultural science, environmental science, criminal justice, public administration, public health, environmental science, or closely related field; or at least 5 years of professional experience and knowledge of principles and practices relevant to regulation, field inspections, and/or other comparable experience. Experience with Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, Outlook, and TEAMS) preferred. Preference qualification will be given to candidate with regulatory licensing program and relevant agricultural experience. NOTES
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.
All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.
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.FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE
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No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Conclusion Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous