OMMA Human Resources Director

Recruitment #220513-C33B-02


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

OSDH is seeking a full time Human Resources Director providing support to Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. This is a state employee position, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link  Plan Year 2022. The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
This position will be responsible for the direction, coordination and management of a diverse multi-functional human resources management program.

Position Responsibilities / Essential Functions
• Oversees day-to-day operations of the sections within the HR Division to meet goals and projections as administered by the agency.
• Administers through subordinate managers and supervisors, the professional and technical work of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority.
• Serves as a key member of the leadership team in developing employment strategies, policies, and legislation.
• Remains current on the OK State statutes, Federal employment laws, and state Merit rules.
• Monitors, interprets, and directs the implementation of new legislation that impacts division policies, procedures, and staff resources.
• Determines and implements policies, practices, procedures, priorities and work standards that impact the division, agency and state governmental operations.
• Recommends improvements for internal controls related to employment matters.
• Assists the Executive Director with establishing and implementing goals and priorities for the division that are consistent with advancing the agency’s overall mission and vision.
• Assists in the development of a structured approached to identifying and eliminating non-value-added processes and makes recommendations to integrate lean methods into the overall continuous improvement strategy of the agency.
• Participates in staff selection and allocates staffing as needed.

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.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position supervises other employees and managers.

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.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of principles, practices, and functions of effective human resource management.
• Knowledge of government and regulatory guidelines related to employment, labor market and its relation to organizational success.
• Knowledge of strategic business management and workforce planning and employment.
• Ability to develop strategic relationships, both internal and external to the organization
• Ability to interpret information and make business decisions and recommendations
• Ability to work in collaboration with others, to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and a demonstrated ability to work in a virtual environment.
• Strong organizational, negotiation and influence skills.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is required to use hands and arms.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



A bachelor’s degree, plus six (6) years of professional business or public administration experience, including three (3) years in a supervisory or administrative capacity; OR a master’s degree, PLUS five (5) years of professional business or public administration, including three (3) years in a supervisory or administrative capacity; OR an equivalent combination of education and 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.


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