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OPS DRUG INSPECTOR - DBPR/DRUGS, DEVICES, & COSMETICS - 79901009 *OPEN COMPETITIVE*

Date: Mar 18, 2021

Location: MARGATE, FL, US, 33063

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Requisition No: 335722 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations

Working Title: OPS DRUG INSPECTOR - DBPR/DRUGS, DEVICES, & COSMETICS - 79901009 *OPEN COMPETITIVE*

Position Number: 79901009 

Salary:  $38.00 per hour 

Posting Closing Date: 04/15/2021 

DIVISION OF DRUGS, DEVICES & COSMETICS
OPS DRUG INSPECTOR (PHARMACIST)
Position Number: - 79901009
Hiring Salary: $38.00 Per Hour

 

*OPEN COMPETITIVE*

 

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics, Compliance and Enforcement Unit is seeking a self-motivated individual interested in joining a dynamic team of inspectors/investigators responsible for inspecting and investigating the manufacturing, distributing, and sale of drugs, medical devices and cosmetics in the State of Florida. The individual assigned to this position will be responsible for enforcing Chapter 499, Florida Statutes, the Florida Drug and Cosmetic Act (the “Act”), the administrative rules promulgated under the Act, codified as Chapter 61N-1, Florida Administrative Code (the “Rules”), registration, inspection and investigative activities necessary to meet requirements specified in the Act and Rules. These activities include performing initial pre-permit inspections, routine inspections, investigations in response to complaints, virtual or desk inspections and investigations, and other similar activities.

 

This position is a highly responsible position that will be assigned a state vehicle, will be expected to work independently under the supervision of the Compliance & Enforcement Manager and Pharmaceutical Program Manager.  This position is headquartered in Margate, Florida (Broward County) and may have the option to work a flexible schedule.  A geographic area of primary responsibility will be assigned and daily travel will be required. Additionally, some overnight travel will be required.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  •   A Florida licensed pharmacist.
  •   A minimum of two (2) years of experience as a practicing pharmacist. (documents must be provided with application)
  •   The Florida pharmacist license must be in good standing.
  •   Valid Driver License.
  •   Must reside in Broward County or the immediate vicinity of Broward County Florida.
  •   Extensive writing skills.

Pref

            Preferred Requirements But Not Required:

  • A Pharm.D. or an advanced degree in a  related field of applied health or chemical science (e.g., medicine, pharmacology, biochemistry).
  • A diverse pharmacy practice background, and/or investigative experience with a government agency directly related to state or federal drug laws.
  • Significant responsibility for regulatory compliance at a prescription drug manufacturer, wholesale distributor, hospital system, or chain pharmacy warehouse.
  • Excellent writing skills.

 

***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile. Work History with month and year, hours worked, reason for leaving and formal education are required to qualify for this position. Reponses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile. Resumes’ and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information. ***

 

Note: Successful applicant must pass a Level 2 background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Inspects monitors and investigates persons and establishments subject to the Act, including applicants for permits issued under the Act and establishments permitted under the Act, for compliance with the Act and the Rules. Investigates violations of the Act, the Rules, and state and federal statutes, rules, regulations and other laws concerning drugs, devices and cosmetics.
  • Gathers and analyzes evidence, and prepares and submits technical and operational documents related to inspections and investigations, including inspections and investigation reports, complaints, notices of inspection results, and warning letters – all within specified time limits.
  • Serves as a statewide subject matter expert for the Act and the Rules. Provides consultation and technical assistance in matters relating to compliance with the Act, the Rules, and state and federal statutes, rules, regulations and other laws concerning drugs, devices, or cosmetics. Reviews product registrations under the Act and Rules as assigned.
  • Participates as assigned in training the DDC’s and other personnel concerning best inspection/investigative practices and procedures, and requirements of the Act, the Rules, and state and federal statutes, rules, regulations and other laws concerning drug, devices and cosmetics..
  • Assists in developing, and trains other department personnel concerning, the DDC’s operational tools, including equipment, hardware and software used in performing assigned duties.
  • Advises the Pharmaceutical Program Manager and the Chief of Compliance and Enforcement on policies, procedures and training.
  • Educates the regulated industry concerning compliance with the Act, the Rules, and state and federal statutes, rules, regulations and other laws concerning drugs, devices or cosmetics.
  • Advises, and interfaces and coordinates, with federal, state and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies and authorities, including, as assigned, interagency task forces.
  • Represents the DDC as recognized source of expertise and authority in conferences, meetings, and presentations involving issues of considerable importance.
  • Provides testimony at trials, hearings, depositions, and proceedings concerning matters within the scope of the described duties, including inspections, investigations, chain of custody, and records. May be required to provide testimony as a designated records custodian for purposes of authenticating department records.
  • As a Florida- licensed pharmacist, provides expert witness testimony at trials, hearings, depositions and proceedings concerning the practice of pharmacy in Florida.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned, including providing assistance as needed in response to and recovery following natural or manmade disasters, or other emergencies.
  • Interviews witnesses to obtain evidence to substantiate allegations and prepares reports of findings for appropriate authorities.
  • Inspects medical gas manufacturer, medical gas wholesale distributor and medical oxygen retail establishment facilities to ensure compliance with the Florida Act.
  • Conducts follow-up inspections of drug and cosmetic facilities to ensure correction of prior violations.
  • Conducts seizures, voluntary quarantines and issues stop-sale where deemed immediately necessary or as directed.
  • Ensures that prescription medical oxygen is delivered only to individuals or their representatives that have a valid prescription for medical oxygen.
  • Coordinates drug, device and cosmetic inspections and registration information activities within the assigned district.
  • Monitors and investigates persons and facilities for violations.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, standards and terminology of pharmacy, pharmacy laws, medical gas and related manufacture and distribution industries.
  • Ability to evaluate pharmacy methods, procedures and services.
  • Knowledge of drug types, contents and properties.
  • Knowledge of industry standards for safety, storage and security of medical gases.
  • Ability to conduct medical gas inspections to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Knowledge of Florida and federal laws and regulations for drugs, devices and cosmetics, including, without limitation, as regards to state and federal good manufacturing practices, supply chain integrity, and import/export of drugs, devices and cosmetics
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, is essential.  .
  • Skills in using computer programs for the department, including Microsoft Office software required.
  • Ability to plan, organizes, and coordinates work assignments.
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to train others
  • Ability to manage significant workload and meet performance goals with minimal day-to-day oversight.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a perpetual inventory control system.
  • Ability to utilize problem solving techniques, and to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others.
  • Flexibility and ability to meet deadlines on short notice

 

Applicant Note: if you are the selected candidate for this position and hold a current license through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, you may be required to place your license in an inactive status.

 

NOTE: This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) and date of birth in order to conduct this background check.

 

Applicants are required to apply through the People First system by the closing date, by either applying online. All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the advertisement.  If you have any questions regarding your application, you may call 1-877-562-7287.

The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation is committed

to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and

improving employment outcomes.

 

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DBPR Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 487-2074. DBPR requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

 

SPECIAL REMINDERS:

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.  For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov .

 

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

 

We hire only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Our agency participates in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database available for employers to use to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami