Department of Administrative Services

Consumer Protection Drug Control Agent (40 Hour) (2212FP)

$40.42-$54.24 Hourly / $3,233.91-$4,339.01 BiWeekly /
$84,405.05-$113,248.16 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Consumer Protection, Division of Drug Control, this class is accountable for independently performing the full range of inspection and investigation duties involved in the monitoring of drug, cosmetic and device distribution systems for compliance with state laws and regulations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of a Consumer Protection Drug Control Principal Agent or other employee of higher grade.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Acts as consultant and advisor to manufacturers, wholesalers, laboratory licensees and health care professionals regarding safeguards for drug, cosmetic and device storage and handling and maintenance of standards required by state laws and regulations; inspects, monitors, reviews and evaluates all aspects of drug, cosmetic and device storage, security, recordkeeping, handling and distribution as required in each of the above mentioned areas; submits written reports regarding deficiencies and makes recommendations for corrective action; receives and destroys unwanted controlled substances from health care facilities and other law enforcement agencies; investigates all phases of drug, cosmetic and device distribution from raw materials to its ultimate usage; detects and investigates illegal activities of all registrants primarily in the area of diversion of controlled substances by health care professionals; conducts surveillances, raids, embargoes and seizures; interviews witnesses, suspects or arrested persons; assists other law enforcement agencies in similar investigations; statutorily authorized and empowered to obtain and serve search and seizure and arrest warrants, seize contraband and controlled substances and make arrest without warrant; testifies at criminal trials and administrative hearings; provides training to law enforcement personnel and nursing and pharmacy students; speaks before health care professionals and other interested citizens and groups; responds to disasters where drugs, cosmetics and devices are involved and identifies and removes from commerce those affected products that may be injurious to the health and safety of consumers; takes immediate action in response to recalls initiated by manufacturers of governmental agencies to remove drugs, cosmetics and devices from commerce that are suspected to be harmful to the general public; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of composition and appearance of legal and illegal drugs and their use and abuse; considerable knowledge of principles, practices and methods of institutional and commercial pharmacy practice; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of prescribing, dispensing and administration of drugs; knowledge of quality control and distribution control procedures; knowledge of inspection and investigatory techniques; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to conduct investigations of illegal drug activity; ability to make independent judgments in the field; ability to prepare and conduct effective educational programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years' experience as a licensed pharmacist.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license as a registered Pharmacist in Connecticut.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to work evenings, nights and weekends.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  4. Candidates for this class are subject to selection standards pursuant to 7-294-a-e and the regulations of the Municipal Police Training Academy.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the checking of references and of facts in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be conducted before names are certified for permanent appointment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

A physical examination may be required; incumbents in this class must have normal color vision.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or probability of physical harm.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(17)-Laboratory/Scientific Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

FP 28

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Consumer Protection Drug Control AgentĀ in Salary Group HC 25 approved effective September 1, 1999. (Revised to implement re-evaluation)

EFFECTIVE DATE

7/1/2001

CLASS: 2212FP; EST: 5/24/1974; REV: 7/1/2001;