New Job Lab Operations Inspector In Oklahoma

Lab Operations Inspector
Lab Operations Inspector

Lab Operations Inspector

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Location : Oklahoma

Full Description

Job Posting Title
Lab Operations Inspector
Supervisory Organization
455 OK Medical Marijuana Authority
Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)
March 27, 2023
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.
Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)
Full time
Job Type
Based on education and experience
Job Description
The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) is seeking a full-time Lab Operations Inspector. This is a state position governed by the Civil Service Rules, in state government located in Oklahoma City, OK. OMMA offers a comprehensive benefits packet, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience.

Every position at OMMA brings an opportunity to build out new policies and procedures using innovative and creative problem-solving. With any opportunity, challenges rear their heads. Candidates must be willing to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to tackle challenges in order to succeed at OMMA. We are an agency that will not settle for status quo or complacency. Candidates must be willing to work hard to help OMMA be the best at what we are entrusted to do.

If this sounds like a challenge you are willing to take on, we look forward to reviewing your application!
Basic Purpose
The Lab Operations Inspector works to ensure that proper procedures are followed by licensed Testing Laboratories according to state law and agency rules. Specifically, the position assists the daily activities of OMMA Licensed Testing Laboratory oversight in accordance with agency rules and state laws. This position assists with tracking all operations within the Laboratory Testing section of OMMA rules, and includes complaint processing, tracking to assure investigations and inspections are completed, reporting is complete and accurate, notices and case files are organized, and other final action is completed and reported accurately. This position works collaboratively with the OMMA Laboratory Operations Director and staff on investigations, complaints, and inspections as needed, and may assist with non-lab compliance inspections and investigations as needed. This position will work closely with the Laboratory Compliance team.
Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
  • Review data and information from various sources for adherence to OMMA rules and regulation related to laboratory testing and licensed testing laboratories. Perform assigned complaint inspections and investigations.
  • Write concise reports based on findings, consult with OMMA Laboratory Operations Director and Laboratory Staff Attorney to build case files.
  • Support training and development of new Lab Operations staff.
  • Attend all trainings and meetings as part of the departmental learning and development plan.
  • Adhere to all Oklahoma State, OMMA, and departmental policies and procedures.
  • When necessary, coordinates lab inspection activities by scheduling and tracking all forms of compliance investigations and inspections that involve Laboratory Field staff, OMMA Compliance staff, and OMMA investigation staff.
  • Conduct follow-up inspections and reviews to ensure corrective actions have been taken.
  • Testifies in hearing and court cases and assists legal staff in preparation of hearing and court cases.
  • Process complaints: investigate, analyze, and make recommendations to the appropriate parties and document within the prescribed mechanism.
  • Provide analysis of Medical Marijuana and Medical Marijuana testing 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.
  • Advise subordinate program staff and other interested groups of the proper interpretation and application of agency rules.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; use computers to organize data and generate reports.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to internal staff and medical marijuana licensed entities.
  • Other job duties, projects, and trainings as assigned.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in a laboratory science, and 2 years’ experience in performing laboratory analyses.
Preferred Qualifications
Preference qualification will be given to candidate with regulatory licensing program experience.
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 – 90% 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 – up to 10% in state required. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.
PLEASE NOTE: You are ineligible for OMMA employment if you are: an individual that has a direct or indirect interest in a licensed medical marijuana business; an individual who has or whose 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; a member of the board of directors of a medical marijuana business; or an individual financially interested in any licensee or medical marijuana business.
Equal Opportunity Employment
The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.
Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.