The Oregon Psilocybin Services Section (OPS) is excited to announce that we are hiring!
We are currently recruiting for four Compliance Specialists to provide consultation, compliance review, regulatory decisions, technical assistance, and evaluation services for the Oregon Psilocybin Services Licensing and Compliance Program. Compliance Specialists will verify that licensed manufacturers, facilitators, service centers, and testing laboratories are in compliance with program requirements as stipulated by statute, administrative rules, policies and procedures, and interpretive guidelines. The position will be developing and evaluating OPS’s Training program, Licensing and Compliance (TLC) system as well as OPS’s product tracking system. See the job announcement below.
OPS is a new section housed within the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division’s Center for Health Protection. The OPS Section will implement Ballot Measure 109, which was passed in November 2020 and directs the Oregon Health Authority to license and regulate the manufacturing, transportation, delivery, sale, and purchase of psilocybin products and the provision of psilocybin services.
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The Oregon Psilocybin Services Team
Oregon Psilocybin Services Compliance Specialist (Compliance Specialist 2) – 4 positions
Salary: $4,259 – $6,528
Close date (updated): 11/20/2022
Location: Portland, OR (Hybrid)
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Center for Health Protection (CHP), Oregon Psilocybin Services Program in Portland, OR is recruiting for four Oregon Psilocybin Services Compliance Specialists to provide consultation, compliance review, regulatory decisions, technical assistance, and evaluation services for the Oregon Psilocybin Services Licensing and Compliance Program to verify that licensed manufacturers, facilitators, service centers, and testing laboratories are in compliance with program requirements as stipulated by statute, administrative rules, policies and procedures, and interpretive guidelines.
These positions are full-time, permanent classified positions which are represented by a union.
The Oregon Health Authority strategic goal is to end all health inequities by 2030.
OHA values health equity, service excellence, integrity, leadership, partnership, innovation, and transparency. OHA’s health equity definition is “Oregon will have established a health system that creates health equity when all people can reach their full potential and well-being and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances. Achieving health equity requires the ongoing collaboration of all regions and sectors of the state, including tribal governments to address: the equitable distribution or redistributing of resources and power; and recognizing, reconciling, and rectifying historical and contemporary injustices.” OHA’s 10-year goal is to eliminate health inequities. Click here, to learn more about OHA’s mission, vision, and core values.
What will you do?
As an Oregon Psilocybin Services Compliance Specialist, you will perform the following duties:
- Ensure Oregonians who meet eligibility criteria have access to safe, effective psilocybin products and psilocybin services.
- Ensure overall safety of our communities by identifying and interpreting law, rule or policies related to a licensee meeting compliance criteria, focusing on product and client safety.
- Interpret state statutes, rules and regulations for psilocybin licensures, training programs, and the provision of psilocybin services.
- Inspect manufacturers, service centers, and testing lab sites for licensure approval and with facilitators as appropriate.
- Evaluate licensed sites for ongoing compliance with state and administrative requirements.
- Evaluate and investigate complaints by researching information and analyzing conditions regarding psilocybin products and provision of psilocybin services for statutory and administrative rules compliance.
- Assist with application evaluations and change requests.
- Assess citations, revocations, and assessment of civil penalties according to compliance and licensing program policies and procedures.
These positions support a hybrid work environment. These positions are held in both the licensing and compliance team in Oregon Psilocybin Services Section. The work in the compliance team would entail conducting site inspection and some potential visits to the home office located at the Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St, Portland, OR 97232.
What’s in it for you?
The Public Health Division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.
We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you are an experienced compliance specialist with experience determining health licensing eligibility and compliance, don’t delay! Apply today!
What are we looking for?
Four years of experience doing administrative research that included compiling and evaluating facts to recommend management action or decide compliance with program guidelines and regulations. Two of the four years must be above the technical support level which means you had the authority to make independent decisions about course of action.
An associate degree AND two and a half years of experience doing administrative research that included compiling and evaluating facts to recommend management action or decide compliance with program guidelines and regulations.
A bachelor’s degree AND one year of experience doing administrative research that included compiling and evaluating facts to recommend management action or decide compliance with program guidelines and regulations.
- Preference will be given to applicants who are bilingual in both English/Spanish and can speak, read and write in both languages.
- Experience explaining, interpreting, and applying rules, laws, and statutes appropriately which requires knowledge of Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules.
- Experience explaining complex technical and regulatory information in an understandable and culturally aware manner to people of diverse backgrounds and lived experience.
- Experience interviewing people to gather information, taking notes, conducting fact-finding research, writing detailed reports, and documenting information within an electronic system.
- Experience determining eligibility for regulatory compliance programs.
- Experience evaluating, investigating, and documenting complaints.
- Experience preparing compliance reports and other necessary documents.
- Must demonstrate strong communication skills, including active listening, clearly articulating technical requirements and guidance using advanced verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience creating and maintaining a work environment that is respectful and accepting of diversity among team members and the people we serve.
- Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint, web editing and desktop publishing software, and databases.
- Current driver’s license with clean driving record as frequent travel is required throughout Oregon.
The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity and anti-racism.
External Link: https://oregon.wd5.
If you need assistance to participate in the application process, including an accommodation request under the American with Disabilities Act contact: Cyndi Phipps-Roman at cynthia.phipps-roman@oha.