OMMA Laboratory Coordinator

Recruitment #200319-UNCX-141


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full-time Laboratory Coordinator providing support to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. This is an unclassified position in state government, located in Oklahoma City.OSDH offers a comprehensive
Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $65,000 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
The OMMA Laboratory Coordinator is responsible for performing licensure surveys, accreditation compliance surveys, and complaint investigations of medical marijuana testing laboratories for the State of Oklahoma, under the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA). This position may provide consultative assistance to medical marijuana testing laboratories regarding standards of practice and compliance with state laws for testing.

Position Responsibilities / Essential Functions
• Observes, analyzes, and evaluates the provision of laboratory testing services to medical marijuana businesses and patients for adherence to Good Laboratory Practice and state laws, regulations, and rules.
• Reviews compliance history of the testing laboratory.
• Conducts opening and closing interviews with the laboratory administrator and/or Medical Director. 
• Tours the testing laboratory to evaluate the physical structure of the facility for required equipment, environmental conditions, and safety measures.
• Reviews documentation of standard operating procedures, personnel training and competency, quality control activities, maintenance procedures, proficiency testing, and remedial actions.
• Interviews laboratory staff to ascertain knowledge of policies and procedures.
• Conducts tracer sampling to evaluate the integrity of the entire testing process.
• Documents deficiencies found during the survey process.
• Provides feedback to laboratory staff and management of observations made during the survey.
• Investigates allegations of non-compliance with state laws and regulations.
• Makes determinations of immediate jeopardy to the patient population.
• Makes recommendations of actions to be taken to resolve deficiencies found during a survey.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Laboratory Science, or a hard science (such as biology or chemistry), and two years of experience in a production laboratory, either industrial or clinical; or an associate’s degree and five years of experience that includes quality assurance management.

Five years of experience with at least two years of supervisory experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of the principles, procedures, and protocols of laboratory testing, including quality assurance.
• Ability to read and understand statutory and regulatory language.
• Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating various laboratory situations and activity in relation to statutes and regulations.
• Ability to provide clear and complete feedback verbally and in writing concerning survey findings.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Minimal (10%) in state and out of state required. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.



The OSDH in conjunction with Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority - OMMA shall not employ an individual if any of the following circumstances exist:
a)The individual has a direct or indirect interest in a licensed medical marijuana business; or

b)The individual or his or her spouse, parent, child, spouse of a child, sibling, or spouse of a sibling has an application for a medical marijuana business license pending before the Department or is a member of the board of directors of a medical marijuana business, or is an individual financially interested in any licensee or medical marijuana business.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.




Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.