Commercial Removal Program Manager

Recruitment #190917-UNCE-479


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. Our mission is to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.

The OSDH is seeking a Commercial Removal Program Manager. This is an unclassified position in state government working for the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority - OMMA, located in Oklahoma City, OK. 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 $52,000.00 based on education and experience.

Position Summary
The OMMA Commercial Removal Coordinator works to ensure that proper procedures are developed and implemented according to state law, agency rules and other standards. The Commercial Removal Coordinator works with OMMA management to identify efficiency improvement opportunities and effective operation of the program. Specifically, the Coordinator will work with external commercial entities to apply for initial waste license, permits and renew OMMA license.

Position Responsibilities / Essential functions:
• Coordinates the development, implementation and evaluation of licensing procedures for disposal applicants and subsequent permits as required law.
• Responsible for reviewing applications submitted to the Department from various individuals and entities wishing to own, operate, store, transport and/or dispose medical marijuana products.
• Coordinates activities and efforts by conducting research, developing a repository of tools and products, and consulting with key stakeholders and agency leadership to ensure that key rules and procedures are developed, implemented, and monitored within prescribed time frame and resource parameter.
• Coordinates the quality assurance methods that will be imbedded when validating license processing staff are properly approving or disproving applications in accordance with state laws and other pertinent rules.
• Serves as point person for staff processing applications and answering disposal questions and concerns
• Reviews supervisor-required applications for OMMA Commercial disposal licenses for completeness and accuracy, compare and analyze supporting documentation, complete staff investigation pursuant to applicable laws and rules, recommend final action, and complete order and investigation within deadline pursuant to state laws and applicable rules.
• Adhere to and ensure applications are cross checked with various other channels to determine accuracy such as with the Secretary of State, criminal history verification for all owners, determine the legitimacy of principal ownership and levels of interest for residency, zoning documentation, etc.
• Assist in the coordination of the reporting for Medical Marijuana licensed disposal businesses to include review and recommended licensure actions.
• Recommends action as to licensure renewal, non-renewal, or termination and/or revocation.
• Testify in hearing and court cases, and assist legal staff in preparation of hearing and court cases.
• Work through establishment complaints: investigate, analyze and make recommendation to proper channel.
• Provides analysis of business data and technical information, identifies potential problems, offer advice, and provide solutions. Seek clarification of issues and provide feedback. Makes recommendations for the accomplishment of objectives.
• Assist with supervisory duties for the training and daily oversight of operational staff. This includes direct supervision of staff processing both commercial licenses and mailing certification and licensing documents. Planning and organizing certain phases of work necessary for completion of inspections of OMMA commercial licenses where applicable to include proper documentation and record-keeping;
• Oversee and assure compliance various areas of the program and provide reconciliation for documents, as well as provide training and procedural manuals at on-boarding.
• Supervising staff responsible for processing licenses.
• Advise subordinate program staff and other interested groups of the proper interpretation and application of agency rules.
• Effectively communicate, and ensure a collaborative and team-based work environment.
• Develop and maintains sound personnel policies and practices.
• Maintain effective working relationships with others.
• Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, public health, environmental science, occupational safety, occupational safety and health, safety management, safety sciences or related field or equivalent years of professional experience and 1 year of professional leadership/project management experience.

Valued Skills and Experience:
Knowledge of proper hazardous material disposal methods, environmental science, licensing rules and permits, regulatory programs, operational procedure adherence, rules pertaining to state laws and mandates, and customer service using multiple communication techniques.

Administrative principles and practices, including data analysis, ad hoc research, program management and business administration.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
• Office environment
• Computer based


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.

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.



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