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Opioid and Chemical Supervisor

Date Posted:  May 3, 2022
Requisition ID:  323162

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Work for Indiana 

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day. 


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population.  As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana State Department of Health (IDOH):
The Indiana State Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.


The salary for this position traditionally starts at $52,312.00 per year but may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

This role functions as a technical and administrative supervisor of the Opioid Surveillance and Chemical Threat Laboratory.  This position consults with other employees reviewing work reports to assure compliance with state and federal regulations, checking accuracy in laboratory procedures and making recommendations concerning the results of laboratory work.  Reports to the director of the IDOH Chemistry Laboratories in the Laboratory Services Commission.  

A Day in the Life:

​The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Supervises the staff and activities of the Opioid Surveillance and Chemical Threat Laboratory;
  • Develops methods as needed in coordination with CDC or laboratory management;
  • Provides subject matter expertise and maintains competency for all methods;
  • Ensures the implementation by staff of proper analytical methods;
  • Ensures the Laboratory processes, documentation, and records comply with the ISO 17025 standard, CLIA or other requirements as needed;
  • Oversees crosstraining of all Laboratory staff;
  • Ensures that adequate supplies are maintained at all times to meet preparedness needs;
  • Maintains and oversees a quality assurance program for areas supervised;
  • Maintains and oversees proper DEA documentation;
  • Ensures that results are appropriately reported and reports are distributed;
  • Serves as a consultant to customers and others with questions concerning drug or poison analysis.

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply federal, state and local laws and regulations;
  • Extensive knowledge of laboratory testing procedures and means of interpreting results;
  • Comprehensive understanding of mass spectrometry and its use in clinical chemistry, including LCMSMS, LC-TOF, GCMS, GCMSMS, ICPMS and LC-ICPMS;
  • Broad knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of chemistry;
  • Ability to train and manage subordinates performing diverse tasks and to coordinate and mentor/monitor their work;
  • Ability to conduct limited research, interpret and apply other research findings, and report all information such as technical letters and memoranda to division staff;
  • Broad knowledge of laboratory safety standards and procedures in order to maintain a safely operating 
  • laboratory environment;
  • Ability to determine the significance of an analytical finding;
  • Ability to serve as an expert witness in court cases involving work supervised.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

  • The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:
  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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