OMMA Lab Compliance Inspector

Recruitment #210521-UNCE-280


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 Lab Compliance Inspector providing support to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Department. This is an unclassified position in state government, 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 $50,000.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
The OMMA Lab Compliance Inspector works to ensure that proper procedures are developed and implemented according to state law and agency rules. The Lab Compliance Inspector coordinates the daily activities of OMMA Lab compliance in accordance with agency rules and state laws. The Lab Compliance Inspector also offers OMMA lab licensees guidance and direction for how to operate within the parameters of the laws and regulations.  This position assists with tracking all operations within lab compliance to include complaint processing, tracking to assure investigations and inspections are completed timely, reporting is complete and accurate, notices and case files are organized, and other final action is completed timely and reported accurately. This position works collaboratively with the OMMA Compliance manager and staff on investigations, complains, and inspections as needed, and may assist with non-lab compliance inspections and investigations as needed.

Position Responsibilities / Essential functions
•Coordinates the development, implementation and evaluation of lab inspection procedures for existing and new medical marijuana licensed laboratory, as required by state laws and rules.
•Coordinates lab inspection activities by scheduling and tracking all forms of compliance investigations and inspections that involve assuring procedures are implemented correctly and monitored within prescribed time frame.
•Guarantees evaluation and standardization of lab inspection protocols and processes.
•Coordinates the quality assurance methods that will be imbedded when validating that inspections are conducted in accordance with state laws and other pertinent rules.
•Conducts follow-up inspections and surveys to ensure corrective actions have been taken.
•Serves as point person for lab entities being inspected, which includes performing follow-up visits, building case files and sending notices of violations for corrective actions being issued.
•Assists in the coordination, provision and collection of reporting requirements for Medical Marijuana licensed entities.
•Testifies in hearing and court cases, and assist legal staff in preparation of hearing and court cases.
•Works through establishment complaints: investigate, analyze and make recommendations to the appropriate parties and document within the prescribed mechanism.
•Provides analysis of compliance data and technical information, identify potential problems, offer advice, and provide solutions. Seek clarification of issues and provide feedback. Make recommendations to OMMA leadership team that support efficiency to achieve objectives. 
•Advises program staff and other interested groups of the proper interpretation and application of agency rules.
•Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing; and to use computers to organize data and generate reports.
•Ensures a collaborative and team-based work environment.
•Maintains effective working relationships with others.
•Respond to program related inquiries from the general public.
•Provide training and technical assistance to internal staff and medical marijuana licensed entities.
•Other duties as assigned.

Other Duties
•Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
•Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge in regulatory program, operational procedure adherence, rules pertaining to state laws and mandates, inspection techniques and protocol, processing techniques, rules and regulations governing establishments, administrative principles and practices, including data analysis, ad hoc research, program management and business administration. Knowledge of using different technology solutions, conducting inspections, analyzing case files, leading teams, testifying to support investigations. Skills in written and verbal communication, relationship building, time management, leadership, performance evaluation, reporting, public speaking, decision making, attention to detail, teamwork, planning, computer skills, and multi-tasking.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Office environment – 40 to 50% work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. Occasionally, outdoor work in varying weather conditions is required. 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. Ability to drive for hours at a time. Travel – 50 to 60% in state required. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.


Bachelor’s degree in business administration, agricultural science, environmental science criminal justice, public administration, public health, environmental science, or closely related field and at least 5 years of professional experience and knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Preference qualification will be given to candidate with regulatory licensing program experience.


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.

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.