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Opioid/Chemical Supervisor

Date Posted:  Aug 2, 2022
Requisition ID:  386321

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 Department of Health (IDOH):

The Indiana Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.



This position traditionally starts at $53,312 per year and may be commensurate with education and work experience.

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


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) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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