North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Location: Wake County, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Salary: $64,406 - $94,822
Salary Grade NC21
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 60039895
This position reports to the Division of Public Health (DPH) Director of Regulatory and Legal Affairs and will be part of the leadership team in the DPH Office of Regulatory and Legal Affairs (RLA) with a supervisory role. This position is a subject matter expert on all program areas related to public health law, administrative rulemaking, human subjects research law, IRB administration, and state and federal information privacy requirements. This position represents RLA in meetings and presents at educational events and conferences in furtherance of the public health mission. This position consults on regulatory and legal issues, including division-wide and state-wide application and enforcement of public health statutes and rules. This position manages requests for legal agreements received by RLA, including data use agreements (DUAs), memorandums of agreement (MOAs), and material transfer agreements (MTAs). This involves working with DPH staff and third parties to understand agreement requirements and drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreement provisions in compliance with state and federal law, including laws on privacy and confidentiality. This position provides support to the Rulemaking Coordinator for the Commission for Public Health (CPH) and State Registrar of Vital Statistics. This position understands the administrative rulemaking process in North Carolina and is responsible for guiding DPH staff in this process and assisting the Rulemaking Coordinator in shepherding rules in a timely fashion from rule drafting to final approval by the Rules Review Commission (RRC). This position serves as the DPH Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administrator and is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the DPH IRB, including managing federal filings, maintaining the DPH IRB protocol and forms, facilitating DPH IRB meetings, and overseeing education and compliance.
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they possess all of the following:
High degree of knowledge of business administration with significant practical experience in complex systems management and best practices.
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
High degree of integrity and trust along with the ability to work independently to perform the duties and functions of the position.
Ability to work with attorneys and supervise staff to achieve program goals.
Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow complex and detailed procedures independently, including developing and presenting action plans and recommendations to supervisor.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with DPH staff, State officials, and the public.
Management strongly prefers a Juris Doctor degree and license to practice law in North Carolina.
Knowledge of or experience with public health law, programs, and processes.
Knowledge of or experience with the administrative rulemaking process in North Carolina.
Knowledge of or experience with state and federal privacy laws.
Knowledge of or experience with human subject research law and IRB administration.