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Job ID: 16139
Agency: Department of Health – Division of Health Systems Development & Regulation
Location: Pierre, Sioux Falls, or Rapid City
Salary: $71,994.24 – $79,500 annually, depending on experience.
Pay Grade: GM
Closing Date: 05/13/2021
The South Dakota Department of Health’s programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live, work and play; provide education to help people make good health decisions; prepare for, respond to, and prevent public health threats; and support efforts to enhance quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our services touch the lives of every person in the state of South Dakota.
We recognize that employees are our most valuable resource and we are committed to promoting a culture of excellence in DOH. We trust our employees to be innovative, challenge existing processes, and make the best decisions. We are interested in employing a diverse and skilled workforce that exhibits the values of leadership, accountability, communication, integrity, and teamwork. Public health is a diverse and growing field that offers many career options for people from a variety of educational backgrounds. Imagine yourself as part of a winning team that is making the lives of South Dakotans healthier and safer.
Please visit our website at http://doh.sd.gov/ for further information about the Department of Health.
This position will serve as program administrator for the Medical Marijuana Program in the Department of Health. Medical Marijuana was passed by South Dakota voters in November of 2020 and is codified at SDCL 34-20G. This position will implement and lead this new program. Specific program duties include managing the program budget; developing program policies and procedures; assisting with the rulemaking process; overseeing and directing the implementation of an inventory and verification system needed for program administration; application and registration for patients, cultivation facilities, and dispensaries; criminal background checks; fee collection; inspections; providing general information; and working with a broad group of stakeholders, including the legislature.
This position works in a typical office environment. Some travel is required.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
The combination of experience and ability to professionally and effectively direct and oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the medical marijuana program; manage budgetary activities within the program; coordinate, collaborate, and facilitate communication of program initiatives, goals, objectives, and needs to outside entities/stakeholders to ensure successful program development and implementation, including that program goals and objectives are consistently met.
- medical marijuana issues, applicable federal and state laws and regulations;
- principles, practices, and methods of program administration.
- establish and implement programmatic and department goals and objectives;
- develop a budget;
- develop and implement program policies and procedures;
- write contracts;
- oversee the inventory and management IT system development to ensure successful implementation;
- communicate information clearly and concisely to a variety of stakeholders;
- work effectively with individuals and groups;
- facilitate and prioritize meetings and discussions;
- effectively lead workgroups as directed;
- multitask with a variety of projects/assignments; and
- interpret laws, rules, and regulations.
Additional Requirements: Please attach a resume with your application.
Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment.
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.
The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”