Principal Executive/Manager E (Executive Director, Board of Pharmacy)
State of Oregon-Executive Search Services - Portland, OR

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The Oregon Board of Pharmacy has an exceptional opportunity for an experienced leader to serve as their Board's Executive Director. The Executive Director is appointed by the seven member Board with approval of the Governor. Once appointed the person selected will serve at the pleasure of the Governor under the direct supervision of the Board. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall direction of the agency in supporting the Board’s mission to promote, preserve and protect the public health, safety and welfare by ensuring high standards in the practice of pharmacy and by regulating the quality, manufacture, sale and distribution of drugs. This is a full-time, executive service position located in Portland, Oregon. If you are hired, you will become part of the State’s Executive Service team.

Note: Salary offer will be dependent on qualifications and experience. Candidates who are not licensed pharmacists may receive up to $109,896 per year. Candidates who are currently licensed Pharmacists may receive up to $114,888 per year.
The Agency

The Oregon State Board of Pharmacy consists of seven members. Five of these members are licensed pharmacists and two are representatives of the public. The Governor appoints each member of the Board for a term of four years, subject to approval by the State Senate, and they may be reappointed.

The Board regulates the Practice of Pharmacy and enforces laws regarding pharmacists, drug outlets and the sale of drugs in Oregon. The Board generally meets in alternate months for a two-day meeting where disciplinary cases are reviewed and current issues are discussed.

The Board was created in 1891. By licensing pharmacists, it ensures that only qualified people practice pharmacy in Oregon. The Board registers and inspects retail and hospital pharmacies and stores that sell over-the-counter drugs. It also registers and inspects drug wholesalers and manufacturers, and regulates the quality and distribution of all drugs in Oregon.

The Board’s inspectors investigate improper use of controlled drugs and other violations of administrative rules. License and registration fees finance all of the Board’s activities.


Portland, Oregon known as “The City of Roses” is Oregon’s largest city. With a population less than 600,000, this metropolitan city is large enough to be diverse yet small enough to maintain a sense of community. Located at the northern end of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Portland has mild weather, magnificent scenery and friendly people.

The Portland Metro area, with a population of 2.2 million, spans six counties spread over 5,000 square miles; Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Yamhill, Columbia, and Clark. Each of these counties has their own cities and towns with a unique sense all their own.

The Portland Metro area is rich with parks, rivers, lakes, and recreational activities including hiking, fishing, biking, boating, equestrian trails, organized children’s sports and activities, Saturday artisan markets, theatre, museums, art fairs, music fairs and without a doubt the best shopping on the West Coast between Seattle and San Francisco. A short driving distance to the east is world class skiing in the Cascade Mountains. To the west are many beautiful public beaches on the Pacific Ocean and to the south are the rivers and canyons of the beautiful Rogue Valley and the annual Shakespearean Festival in Ashland.

More than just a great place to visit, Portland is a great place to live, work and raise a family. With one of the best community college systems in the country, nationally recognized colleges and universities and a public school system that offers excellent educational opportunities, Portland was named the third best city to raises a family and education by Parenting Magazine in 2012.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The Executive Director directs the day-to-day operations of the agency. Supervision of staff setting agency goals, objective and policies, obtaining funding, developing programs and insuring that services are in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Further information regarding the responsibilities of the Executive Director and the Oregon Board of Pharmacy can be found in ORS 475 and ORS 689 and in the full position description .

Qualifications & Desired Attributes:
Minimum Qualifications
Three (3) years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for ALL of the following:

a) development of program rules or policies;
b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans;
c) program evaluation; and
d) budget preparation.


Two (2) years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for ALL of the following:

a) development of program rules or policies;
b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans;
c) program evaluation; and
d) budget preparation.
AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.

In the "Work History" section on your application materials, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.

The ideal candidate will possess the following desired attributes:

Licensed Pharmacist

Experience working within a pharmacy environment

Ability to build consensus based solutions in politically charged environments

Knowledge of budgeting processes and State Rules

Experience with controlled substance compliance

Experience managing staff
Only those candidates whose experience most closely match the qualifications and desired attributes of the position will be invited to an interview.

Additional Information:
To apply, follow the "Apply" link above and complete the Oregon Employment Application on-line. All application materials must be received by the closing date/time posted on this announcement.

NOTE: A candidate's name and information will remain confidential unless determined to be a finalist. A finalist's name and information will not be released to the public unless the candidate is notified.

This is a short form application. Only basic personal information and an attached resume are required along with your responses to the supplemental questions. The screening of candidates will be based on review of the attached resume and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and whose backgrounds most closely match the desired attributes as outlined in this announcement will be invited to interview. Submit only the required materials.
Portfolios and other work products should not be included at this time. For additional information on attaching documents see our additional instructions.

If you are hired, you will be subject to a criminal records check, which requires fingerprints (FBI & LEDS Check). Any history of criminal activity will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment. You must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. If not, you must be able to provide an acceptable alternate method of transportation.
Veteran's Preference Points: If you are requesting Veteran's Preference points, you must attach the necessary documentation to receive the credits. If you do not, points will not be provided.
If you require an alternate format in order to complete the employment process or have any questions, you may contact Twyla Lawson at (503-373-7677).
This announcement has supplemental information required for submission. Please see the SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS section of this announcement. If you require an alternate format in order to complete the employment process or have any questions, you may contact Twyla Lawson at (503) 373-7677.

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