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 direction from the Consumer Protection Bureau Chief or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of the 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;
Prepares or assists in preparation of division budget;
Maintains contacts with individuals 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;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
relevant state and federal drug laws, statutes and regulations;
applicable court decisions, interpretations and administrative rulings;
composition and appearance of drugs;
avenues of commerce and legal drug distribution channels and methods used by dealers and drug dependent persons in distribution of drugs;
technical and devious devices used to divert legal drug supplies into illegal channels;
Knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and practices;
oral and written communication skills;
skill in conducting investigations and securing evidence of violations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of experience in a lead capacity in the monitoring, investigation and control of drug, cosmetic and device distribution systems.
NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Consumer Protection Drug Control Principal Agent.
OR Four (4) years of experience as a Consumer Protection Drug Control Agent.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license as a registered Pharmacist in Connecticut.
Incumbents in this class are required to work evenings, nights and weekends.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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.
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.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Consumer Protection Drug Control Division Director in Salary Group MP 68 approved effective March 18, 2016. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007