Director, Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority

Recruitment #180627-UNCE-169


Working Title:  Director, Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
Location: Commissioner’s Office
PIN #: 34001823
Travel Required

The bi-weekly hiring rate established for this position is $3,533.50.

This position will be responsible for developing, analyzing, evaluating and improving the effectiveness of work methods and procedures, manpower utilization, distribution of work assignments, management controls and similar functions of management for all programs under the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA).

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Provide oversight and direction of the statewide Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. 
• Develop and implement policies, rules and regulations pertaining to the administration of assigned programs consistent with federal and state laws.  Act as the agency policy liaison pertaining to the OMMA rules and laws.
• Lead in the development of quality improvements and performance management projects for the Program.
• Identify budget needs, prepare budget, and ensure adherence to budget.
• Advise the Commissioner on administrative and operational facets of OMMA. 
• Consult on the administration and enforcement of laws and rules for the OMMA.  Advise program staff and other interested groups of the proper interpretation and application of agency rules and policies. 
• Provide direction to the various licensure areas to improve quality, effectiveness and efficiency of work to align with the agency's strategic direction and desired public health outcomes. 
• Develop controls to assure accountability for program operation, policy implementation and the maintenance of efficiency. 
• Procure and manage contracts needed for licensing operations and enforcement requirements. 
• Review staff reports, administrative audits, program activities and other information to evaluate program effectiveness and quality of service. Review and analyze information from various sources to determine immediate and long-range program development.
• Organize and oversee advisory group(s) relevant to the OMMA.
• Interface with other local, state and national groups as necessary to inform policy, administrative and operational facets of OMMA.
• Create and maintain a high performance environment characterized by positive leadership and a strong team orientation. Communicate regularly with staff on progress toward defined goals and/or required results providing specific feedback and initiating corrective action when defined goals and/or results are not met.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and practices of program administration, business, government regulation and resources; of contract management and development; of quality assurance and performance improvement methods and techniques; and of federal, state and local policies, laws, rules and regulations relating to medical cannabis.  Demonstrated ability to adhere to a high ethical standard to include confidentiality rules and laws and personal conduct; to apply critical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to supervise professional and technical staff; to analyze, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols; to present technical information clearly and concisely to lay audiences, public officials, legal and law enforcement entities, and internal and external stakeholders, etc. both verbally and in writing and ensure compliance with laws and rules. Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others; including exceptional project management, organizational and time-management skills.

Education and Work Experience:
Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, public health, or, a biological, physical, natural, behavioral, health, or social science, public relations or a closely related field and (5) years of professional supervisory and managerial experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of additional qualifying experience for each year of the required education.


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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