$46.77-$63.77 Hourly / $3,741.30-$5,101.65 BiWeekly /
In the Department of Consumer Protection, this class is accountable for directing the Division of Drug Control and coordinating its activities with other public and private agencies concerned with drug enforcement and control.
Receives administrative or executive direction from the Consumer Protection Bureau Chief or other administrator of higher grade.
Directs staff and operations of division; coordinates, plans and manages division activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of division budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; oversees issuance of all drug licenses and renewals and other registrations issued by division; evaluates statistical and technical reports and other related data regarding drugs, medical devices or cosmetics; develops informational sources concerning illegal drug testing and approval, commercial drug distribution channels and methods and establishes procedures for and oversees receipt and distribution of all court and police department drug evidence and legal drugs from registrants; directs mutually cooperative efforts with law enforcement agencies in activities necessary to seize contraband drugs, arrest drug law violators and control illegal drug traffic; determines whether criminal or administrative action to be followed for violation of drug laws by licensed professionals; addresses conferences and meetings on drugs; engages in educational and informational programs with all communications media; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of relevant federal and state drug laws, applicable court decisions, interpretations and administrative rulings; considerable knowledge of composition and appearance of drugs; considerable knowledge of avenues of commerce and legal drug distribution channels and methods used by dealers and drug dependent persons in distribution of drugs; considerable knowledge of technical and devious devices used to divert legal drug supplies into illegal channels; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable skill in conducting investigations and securing evidence of violations.
Three (3) years of experience in the monitoring, investigation and control of drug, cosmetic and device distribution systems in a lead capacity at the level of Consumer Protection Drug Control Principal Agent or four (4) year as a Consumer Protection Drug Agent.
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. Candidates who do not have a good character or persons who have a criminal record or have been dishonorably discharged from any police department, fire department or the armed forces of the United States are ineligible.
A physical examination may be required; applicants must have normal color vision. Note: Non-Examined refers to Section 5-219 of the Connecticut General Statutes which permits appointment of candidates to competitive positions without formal examination when a professional license, professional degree, accreditation or certificate is a mandatory requirement for appointment to a class.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Consumer Protection Director of Division of Drug Control in Salary Group MP 68 approved effective January 15, 1988. (Revised to designate as Non-Examined and modify General Experience)