Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Consumer Protection Drug Control Agent (40 Hour)

Recruitment #210604-2212FP-001

Introduction



Are you an experience licensed pharmacist looking to take your career to the next level? If so, we encourage you to apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) has multiple openings for Consumer Protection Drug Control Agents in their Drug Control Division.

Job Highlights:

  • Full-time
  • 40 hours per week
  • Monday-Friday
  • Some weekend/evening hours may be required
Who We Are:

The mission of the State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) is to ensure a fair and equitable marketplace as well as safe products and services for consumers in the industries that it regulates. The Drug Control Division oversees compliance and enforcement of all laws and regulations concerning the distribution of drugs within Connecticut, all pharmacy inspections and audits and conducting investigations on health care professional for improper prescribing, diversion, and misuse of controlled substance medications. The Drug Control Division is also responsible for the state's Medical Marijuana Program and the Adult Use Cannabis Program if it is approved by the legislature.

We anticipate passage of legislation during this 2021 session that will authorize an adult use cannabis marketplace. These positions will only be filled if this legislation passes.

Selection Plan

Open to the public.

Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jennifer Neumann at jennifer.neumann@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.

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.

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have:

  • Experience applying principles of institutional and commercial pharmacy practice and methods;
  • Experience applying state and federal laws, statutes and regulations.
  • Experience prescribing, dispensing, and administering drugs following quality and distribution control procedures.
  • Experience performing inspections and investigations.
  • Experience preparing written materials, including reports, letters, grants, minutes, and materials for oral presentations.

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.