DRUG INSPECTOR Job at The State of Florida, West Palm Beach, FL

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  • The State of Florida
  • West Palm Beach, FL

Job Description

Requisition No: 831037

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations

Working Title: DRUG INSPECTOR

Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 79011470

Salary: $43,878.94 - $88,650.12 Annually

Posting Closing Date: 06/26/2024

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DIVISION OF DRUGS, DEVICES & COSMETICS

DRUG INSPECTOR

Position Number: 79011470

Hiring Salary Range: $43,878.94 - $88,650.12 Annually


**Open Competitive Advertisement**


Our Organization and Mission


The Division of Drugs, Devices, and Cosmetics (DDC) regulates under provisions of the Florida Drug and Cosmetic Act (Chapter 499, F.S.) by licensing, registering, inspecting, and investigating the manufacturing, distributing, and sale of drugs, medical gases, and cosmetics in the State of Florida. The Program carries out its responsibilities through three bureaus: Compliance & Enforcement, Licensing, and Legal.


The Work You Will Do:


The dynamic individual interested in joining a dynamic team will provide guidance to inspectors responsible for inspecting and investigating the manufacturing, distributing, and sale of drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics in the State of Florida. 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. The Act's principal purpose is to protect public health, safety, and welfare by preventing fraud, adulteration, misbranding, and false advertising in the preparation, manufacture, repackaging, or distribution of drugs, devices, and cosmetics.


Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is a career service, non-sworn investigator position assigned to the Jacksonville Office. The selected applicant:


  • 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 inspection 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 DDCs and other personnel concerning best inspection/investigative practices and procedures and the requirements of the Act, the Rules, and state and federal statutes, rules, regulations, and other laws concerning drugs, devices, and cosmetics.
  • Assists in developing and training other department personnel regarding 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 about compliance with the Act, the Rules, and state and federal statutes, rules, regulations, and other laws concerning drugs, devices, or cosmetics.
  • Advises, interfaces with, and coordinates with federal, state, and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies and authorities, including, as assigned, interagency task forces.
  • Represents the DDC as a 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.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned, including providing assistance as needed in responding to and recovering from natural or manmade disasters or other emergencies.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, standards, and terminology of pharmacy and related manufacturing and distribution industries.
  • Ability to evaluate pharmacy methods, procedures, and services.
  • Knowledge of drug types, contents, and properties.
  • Knowledge of Florida and federal laws and regulations for drugs, devices, and cosmetics, including, without limitation, as regards state and federal good manufacturing practices, supply chain integrity, and import/export of drugs, devices, and cosmetics
  • The 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, organize, and coordinate 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 relationships with others.
  • Flexibility and ability to meet deadlines on short notice.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Licensed U.S. Pharmacist with a diverse pharmacy practice background and at least two (2) of compliance/regulatory, investigative, or legal experience, OR
  • Three (3) years of compliance/regulatory, investigative, or legal experience, OR
  • Five (5) years of compliance, regulatory, investigative, or legal experience, OR
  • Ten (10) years of compliance/regulatory, investigative, or legal experience, OR
  • Twelve (12) years of compliance/regulatory, investigative, or legal experience are required.

Preferred Requirements:

  • A diverse pharmacy practice background and investigative experience 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.
  • Experience with Administrative law.

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

“Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits, including:


  • State of Florida retirement package: 3% employee contribution required
  • Nine annual paid holidays and one personal holiday
  • Ability to earn up to 104 hours of paid annual leave annually as a new employee with the State of Florida
  • Ability to earn up to 104 hours of paid sick leave annually
  • The State of Florida offers health insurance coverage (i.e. individual and family coverage) to eligible employees
  • The State of Florida provides a $25,000 life insurance policy to eligible employees
  • Additional supplemental insurance policies are available for dental, vision, hospital supplements, cancer, etc.
  • Tax-deferred medical and childcare reimbursement accounts are available.
  • Tuition waiver program to attend an approved State of Florida College or University.

For additional benefit information, please visit the following website:


***Information contained in responses to Qualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities must also be disclosed on the State of Florida Employment Application.***

Note: As a condition of employment, the successful applicant must pass a Level 2 background screening, including fingerprinting.


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 make your license inactive.


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: .


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS to see 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.


The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation values the sacrifices veterans and their family members have given to our country and supports the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.


A candidate for veterans’ preference who believes he or she was not afforded employment preference may file a complaint in accordance with Rule 55A-7.016, F.A.C., with the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans’ Preference Coordinator, 11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311, Largo, FL, 33778. The Department of Veterans Affairs has also established an email where people can electronically file claims or ask questions. The email is veteranspreference@fdva.state.fl.us.


The Department of Business and Professional Regulation will only hire U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Our agency participates in the E-Verify System, 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.

For additional information, please contact Ms. Lavontae Warren at 850-717-1802 or via e-mail at lavontae.warren@myfloridalicense.com.

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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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