OMMA Human Resources Manager

Recruitment #220627-UNCC-23


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 Human Resources Manager. 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 up to $80,000, based on education and experience.

Position Description: 
The Human Resources Manager will plan, supervise, direct and coordinate the Human Resources team. This includes overall responsibility for all phases of human resources management, including the application of laws and rules concerning state employees and applicants, direction or supervision of assigned staff.  The Human Resources Manager will be assigned responsibility for assisting in directing a comprehensive human resources program as an assistant division director.

Position Responsibilities / Essential Functions
• Interprets and applies laws and rules concerning human resources management, personnel administration, and staff development to a variety of human resources matters including classification, selection and recruitment, compensation, staff development and training, employee benefit programs and employee transactions and records.
• Directs or conducts classification studies, job audits, and other actions to identify duties and responsibilities assigned to positions and employees.
• Directs or completes activities related to recruitment, grievance management, employee relations, adverse actions, compensation, employee selection, human resources development and other personnel matters; advises agency officials and employees of Merit Rules and agency policies concerning employee and applicant actions, when necessary.
• Represents the agency to other state agencies, the Legislature, employee groups and other organizations in matters pertaining to human resources management or personnel administration as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Required knowledge of human resources management, staff development, or training policies and procedures; of the Oklahoma Personnel Act and the Merit Rules for Personnel Administration; of affirmative action and equal opportunity guidelines and procedures; of federal laws and regulations concerning human resources management, and employment practices; of the structure and functions of governmental organizations; of interviewing and investigative techniques; of business communications; of the legislative process; and of supervisory principles and practices.  Ability is required to plan, direct and coordinate the activities of others; to interpret, analyze and resolve administrative and human resources management or staff development problems; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to organize and conduct several projects simultaneously; and to analyze complex situations and adopt an appropriate course of action.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work is performed in an office setting with climate-controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to stand, talk, walk, lift, and reach with hands and arms. This position requires long periods of sitting and daily computer-based work. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.


Bachelor’s degree, PLUS three years of professional level experience in human resource management or development, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one additional year of professional or technical public sector human resources management experience for each year of the required education OR an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting the possession of a master’s degree in public administration, human resources or a closely related field for one year of the required 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.


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.