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24 May 2023

Full-Time Oregon Psilocybin Services Licensing Program Specialist

Oregon Health Authority – Posted by Oregon Health Authority Portland, Oregon, United States

Job Description

Salary Range: $4,182 – $6,118

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Oregon Psilocybin Services (OPS) in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Oregon Psilocybin Services Licensing Program Specialist to provide consultation, technical assistance, and evaluation services for the Oregon Psilocybin Services Licensing Program to verify that license applicants and licensees of manufacturers, facilitators, service centers, and testing laboratories are meeting program requirements as stipulated by statute, administrative rules, policies and procedures, and interpretive guidelines.

OHA values service excellence, leadership, integrity, health equity and partnership and has a strategic goal to end all health inequities by 2030.

The OHA mission is helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental, and social well-being through partnership, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. OHA’s work is organized into three broad goals: Improve the lifelong health of all Oregonians, increase the quality, reliability, and availability of care for all Oregonians and lower or contain the cost of care so it is affordable to everyone.

What you will do

  • Ensure Oregonians who meet eligibility criteria have access to safe, effective psilocybin products and psilocybin services.
  • Ensure overall safety of our communities, with a focus on product and client safety.
  • Evaluate license and permit applications to determine eligibility based on statutes and administrative rules while providing technical support to applicants and licensees.
  • Interpret state statutes, rules and regulations for psilocybin licensures, training programs, and the provision of psilocybin services.
  • Assess application renewals, application denials, and change requests according to licensing program policies and procedures.
  • Provide support to the Oregon Psilocybin Services Compliance Team to inspect manufacturers, service centers, and testing lab sites for licensure approval and ongoing compliance.
  • Collaborate to update and clarify licensing applications, forms and documents to streamline administrative procedure and assist with the customer experience.

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 exceptional medical, vision and dental benefits packages for you and your qualified family members, with very low monthly out-of-pocket costs. Try this free virtual benefits counselor by clicking here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/pebb/pages/alex.aspx
  • Paid Leave Days:
    • 11 paid holidays each year
    • 3 additional paid “Personal Business Days” each year
    • 8 hours of paid sick leave accumulated every month
    • Progressive vacation leave accrual with increases every 5 years
  • Pension and retirement programs
  • Optional benefits include short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and childcare expenses.
  • Click here to learn more about State of Oregon benefits.

Most of this work may be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. However, there are many times that the work will need to be conducted at the primary work location listed in this announcement, the Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232, or additional temporary locations as needed. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Four years 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.
    • Note: college-level course work may substitute for experience on the basis of 45-quarter units per year, up to a maximum of three years. (Applicable Associate’s degrees equal 2 years of substitution, a Bachelor’s or higher degree will equal 3 years of substitution.)

Desired Attributes

This position requires a broad understanding of community public relations and the ability to work amicably with a diversity of people and issues. It demands awareness of and sensitivity to the problems and interests of individuals who may be seriously ill or disabled and from diverse ethnic backgrounds. It requires effective communication skills, both written and oral, excellent customer service skills, attention to detail, and the ability to coordinate human and technological resources to meet the objectives of the program.

  • Experience interviewing people to gather information, taking notes, conducting fact-finding research, writing detailed reports, and documenting information within an electronic system.
  • Experience explaining, interpreting, and applying rules, laws, and statutes appropriately which requires knowledge of Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rule, and understanding local and federal government systems and operations.
  • Demonstrate outstanding verbal and written communication skills with the ability to explain complex technical and regulatory information in an understandable and culturally aware manner to people of diverse backgrounds and lived experience.
  • Experience in creating and maintaining a work environment that is respectful, values diversity, and promotes inclusion among team members and the people we serve, including experience promoting health equity and centering community.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, including the willingness to collaborate, share information, and contribute to the team’s success.
  • Previous experience working with databases, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Teams. Typing is required.
  • Some travel throughout Oregon may be required. Drivers must hold a current valid driver’s license and maintain a good driving record in order to drive.
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How to Apply

Complete the online application at oregonjobs.org using job number REQ-128628   Application Deadline: 06/11/2023

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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