Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Consumer Protection Drug Control Principal Agent (40 Hour)

Recruitment #210610-2211FP-001


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. 
Proposed legislation during the 2021 session would authorize an adult use cannabis marketplace that will require these positions. These positions will only be filled if this legislation passes. The Drug Control Principal Agent will be responsible for duties that vary considerably depending on nature of program and current stage in its life cycle.

These are full-time (40) hours per week positions. The work schedule is Monday through Friday, weekend/evening hours may be required. 
These positions are located at 450 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford, CT.  

The Drug Control Principal Agents will be responsible for training, supervising and assigning the inspection of the newly created facilities in nine different licensing categories (cultivators, micro-cultivators, retailers, hybrid retails, processors, food and beverage manufacturers, packagers, laboratories, and delivery licensee), writing investigative reports, tracking cannabis crafting regulations, investigating complaints received by the division, and ensuring compliance with statutes and registrations. As the market matures, the Drug Control Principal Agents will be assigning and reviewing routine compliance inspections, investigating complaints and monitoring the inventory management system to ensure compliance in the nine different licensing categories and all of their employees. Principal Drug Control Agents are responsible for the daily oversight of the Drug Control Agents including assigning work, training, assisting with inspections and investigations, ensuring performance of the Drug Control Agents, reviewing reports and assisting the Legal Division in the enforcement of violations.

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. 

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

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status in this class may apply for a lateral transfer. 

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. 

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.   

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Raisa Capellan at


In the Department of Consumer Protection, Division of Drug Control this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor responsible for the monitoring of drug, cosmetic and device distribution systems for compliance with state laws and regulations and investigating diversion and other illegal activities within drug, cosmetic and device distribution systems.


Coordinates unit workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may make recommendations on policies or standards; may prepare reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of composition and appearance of legal and illegal drugs and use and abuse; considerable knowledge of inspection and investigative procedures and methods; considerable knowledge of prescribing, dispensing and administration of drugs; considerable knowledge of quality control procedures of pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers, laboratories and hospitals; knowledge of principles, practices and methods of institutional and commercial pharmacy practice; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to make independent judgements; ability to conduct effective educational programs; some supervisory ability.


Three (3) years of experience in the monitoring, investigation and control of drug, cosmetic and device distribution systems.


  • Experience applying principles of institutional and commercial pharmacy practice and methods;
  • Experience applying state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations;
  • Experience performing inspections and investigations;
  • Experience prescribing, dispensing, and administering drugs; 
  • Experience adhering to pharmaceutical quality control procedures;
  • Experience supervising a team. 


  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.


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


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


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



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

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