OMMA Senior Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison

Recruitment #220527-UNCE-308

Introduction



Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) is a fast-paced, rapidly growing agency that is charged with regulating and licensing the medical marijuana industry in Oklahoma. OMMA will become a standalone state agency, separating from the Oklahoma State Health Department (OSDH) as of November 1, 2022. This change is per SB1543, which was signed by Governor Kevin Stitt on May 11, 2022.

Every position at OMMA brings an opportunity to build out new policies and procedures using innovative and creative problem-solving. With any opportunity, challenges rear their heads. Candidates must be willing to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to tackle challenges in order to succeed at OMMA. We are an agency that will not settle for status quo or complacency. Candidates must be willing to work hard to help OMMA be the best at what we are entrusted to do.

If this sounds like a challenge you are willing to take on, we look forward to reviewing your application!

OMMA is seeking a full time Senior Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison. This is a state employee governed by the Civil Service Rules, in state government located in Oklahoma City, OK.  OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, 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 $60,000 to $80,000, based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
The Senior Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison will primarily focus on research, analysis, and creation of administrative rules, legislation, and public policy in Oklahoma as well as other states’ medical marijuana regulatory regimes. Additionally, the Senior Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison will be expected to communicate and build relationships with the Legislature in order to effectively represent OMMA at the Capitol. This position will be vital to the administrative functions and legislative process for OMMA, including the preparation of emergency and permanent rules and requested legislation.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:
• Analyze legislation to determine necessary changes to administrative rules to execute legislative intent.
• Create and implement a plan to complete the entire rules promulgation process at the close of legislative session.
• Communicate with all members of the Legislature on all matters affecting OMMA.
• Present written and oral recommendations to directors and administrators
regarding policy changes and improvements.
• Track relevant legislation throughout the legislative process.
• Provide detailed analysis and recommendations of proposed legislation that
affects OMMA.
• Assist in writing OMMA requested legislation and any amendments thereto.
• Attend sessions of the Legislature and meetings of its committees.
• Respond appropriately to requests received from legislators, state agencies, or members of the public.

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. 
• Collaborates with every department in OMMA to effectively and creatively solve problems.
• 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. 

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
A working knowledge of the legislative process, administrative rulemaking, and public policy. Effective writing skills are essential, and experience with Microsoft Office software is beneficial.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor’s degree and three years of conveyable experience in legislation or public policy; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Juris Doctor preferred but not required.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
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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