About CEL-SCI

CEL-SCI is a late stage cancer immunotherapy company.  CEL-SCI believes that boosting a patient's immune system while it is still intact should provide the greatest possible impact on survival. Therefore, in the Phase 3 study CEL-SCI treats patients who are newly diagnosed with advanced primary squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck with Multikine* first, BEFORE they receive surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. This approach is unique. Most other cancer immunotherapies are administered only after conventional therapies have been tried and/or failed. Multikine (Leukocyte Interleukin, Injection), has received Orphan Drug designation from the FDA for the neoadjuvant therapy in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (cancer) of the head and neck.
 
CEL-SCI's Phase 3 study is the largest Phase 3 study in the world for the treatment of head and neck cancer. Per the study's protocol, newly diagnosed patients with advanced primary squamous cell carcinoma are treated with the Multikine treatment regimen for 3 weeks prior to the Standard of Care (SOC) which involves surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation. Multikine is designed to help the immune system "see" the tumor at a time when the immune system is still relatively intact and thereby better able to mount an attack on the tumor. The aim of treatment with Multikine is to boost the body's immune system prior to SOC.  The Phase 3 study is fully enrolled with 928 patients and the last patient was treated in September 2016. CEL-SCI is waiting for 298 events to occur for a final data readout.
 
The Company's LEAPS technology is currently being developed as a therapeutic antigen specific treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Careers

CEL-SCI's success begins and ends with its employees. The Company's progress to date reflects the talent and hard work of the individuals who conduct our lab research, manufacture our drug, manage our clinical trials and support our scientific teams. We are loyal and dedicated.  We believe that doing good can also make money. We have persevered against many difficulties and always won. Now we are at the end of the Phase 3 head and neck trial and hope to prove our novel way of treating cancer. If you want to make a difference, join our team.

Equal Opportunity Employer

CEL-SCI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and extends employment to men and women from culturally diverse backgrounds. We respect and value individual differences and recognize each employee as an integral member of our company. Our work force reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

CEL-SCI offers a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Long Term Disability insurance
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • 401(k) Plan(each participant's contribution is matched by CEL-SCI with shares of common stock)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – FSA (which allow pre-tax deductions for dependent care, unreimbursed medical expenses and medical premiums). 
  • Stock Option Plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement Plan
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • ALFAC

Available Positions

Posted 2 weeks ago

Process Lead I

Department:  Manufacturing

The Process Lead participates in the manufacture of Leukocyte Interleukin, Injection (LI) under cGMP for clinical application, and facilities operations and maintenance.  The Process Lead reports directly to the Supervisor of Manufacturing.

Education & Experience:

  • B.S. and 5+ years experience in related field

Skills & Abilities:

  • Understanding and awareness of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and basic familiarity with FDA and EU Guidelines
  • Able to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • Familiarity with MasterControl and associated requirements for creating and revising controlled documents
  • Able to follow Master Batch Record when performing LI manufacture process steps
  • Able to work in an ISO classified work environment
  • Demonstrates good aseptic technique and ability to work in a biological safety cabinet
  • Participate in required safety, GMP, and technical training sessions
  • Coordinate training of newly hired or existing staff
  • Training of newly hired staff
  • Provide technical assistance to junior and new staff
  • Contact vendors regarding new supplies or changes to existing supplies
  • Troubleshoot minor problems that may occur during LI manufacture process in communication with management

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in the manufacture of clinical LI
  • Under direction from the Manufacturing Supervisor, Manager or Director, assist in the coordination and delegation of activities of junior staff in a specific process area
  • Provide guidance to junior staff requiring process knowledge and experience
  • Troubleshoot minor problems with the manufacturing process
  • Proposes Changes to methods, design, or equipment
  • Coordinate training of newly hired employees and current employees, if needed
  • Requisition materials from warehouse needed for processing and for support work
  • Clean, sanitize and monitor equipment, as assigned
  • Troubleshoot problems with equipment
  • Draft, revise and process various SOP’s and other related documents
  • Able to follow and complete Batch Record
  • Review completed Batch Records and forms prior to submission for compliance and accuracy
  • Accurately and promptly complete timesheets / other required paperwork
  • Attend and contribute to departmental and general staff meetings         

WORK HOURS:

Position is full time.

Monday through Friday with occasional Saturday work required. Normal business hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Occasional weekend and evening work will be required. 

LOCATION:

Elkridge, MD. 

We offer competitive salaries, outstanding comprehensive benefits, and Employee Stock Options. 

Please submit cv/resume and cover letter to careers@cel-sci.com.  Reference the job title in the subject line of the email 

DISCLAIMER:

CEL-SCI Corporation is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. CEL-SCI will recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, protected veteran status or disability, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

The Process Lead participates in the manufacture of Leukocyte Interleukin, Injection (LI) under cGMP for clinical application, and facilities operations and maintenance.

IT Specialist - GMP Systems

Department:  Operations

The IT Specialist - GMP Systems is responsible for supporting a broad range of needs related to CEL-SCI’s GMP IT infrastructure and the use of electronic devices (i.e., desktop computers, laptop computers, network servers, tablets) that support the manufacturing and testing of our cancer immunotherapy, Multikine, as well as working with the Company’s IT consultant. Digital information assessed by, created by, and stored by CEL-SCI is highly confidential and must be protected from all outside parties.  As a biopharmaceutical company making a complex biological drug, the IT Specialist will ensure that CEL-SCI follows Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) as outlined in the US Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 Parts 210 and 211, Part 11 and European Union (EU) Annex 11.0.  The IT Specialist reports to the Operations Department with its primary role to support the validation department during the GMP computer systems validation efforts.

Requirements:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent college level training, Computer Science degree preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in a pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical environment
  • Knowledge of FDA Title 21, Parts 210 and 211 cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices), Part 11 (Electronic Records/Electronic Signatures) and EU Annex 11 (Computerized Systems)

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of Computer System GMP regulatory requirements (21 CFR Part 11, Annex 11)
  • Strong technical writing and editing skills to draft IT Program Documents that support GMPs
  • Capability to suggest and implement working solutions that meet cGMP computer system compliance
  • Ability to administer multiple systems simultaneously
  • Comfortability to work in a team environment to meet project deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong inventory tracking skills

Technical Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge and abilities in Microsoft Office Applications
  • Strong knowledge of Windows OS
  • Strong Knowledge of Windows Server 2016 and newer
  • Work experience setting up new Windows server from start to finish
  • Strong knowledge of Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, Group Policy
  • Strong knowledge of router/firewall configuration and maintenance
  • Work experience with Cisco, Sonic Wall, and/or Ubiquiti router/firewall is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP protocol
  • Entry level knowledge of cloud solutions like Microsoft Azure
  • Entry level knowledge of various computer programming languages 
  • Knowledge of SQL Server and SQL programing is a plus

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop IT policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and data storage requirements that fit within the overall GxP strategy and support quality standards to ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines
  • Initiate, assess, implement, and approve change controls as they relate to IT and GMP computer systems
  • Provide IT technical review for Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Computer Systems Validation (CSV) protocols, equipment specifications, etc., as appropriate
  • Implement system securities and user access management restrictions to ensure data integrity
  • Perform Data Integrity assessments and remediations for GMP computer systems periodically
  • Develop a robust back-up and restoration program for GMP-relevant systems that reside at multiple locations
  • Collaborate within a team environment to ensure appropriate documentation of IT responsibilities throughout the CSV process
  • Assist in the maintenance of a computer system inventory in accordance with the Computer System Validation Master Plan (VMP)
  • Troubleshoot issues with computer systems during GMP manufacturing activities
  • Train employees on IT procedures applicable to the GMP manufacture and testing
  • Support the IT consultant in building  or repair network hardware and infrastructure
  • Recommend IT purchases as needed
  • Provide help desk services to employees
  • Administer GMP computer systems to ensure alignment with GMP policies and procedures
  • Assist the IT consultant with  local workstation permission settings, periodic review and back-up
  • Other duties as assigned

Other:

  • Ability to stand, walk, and sit for hours
  • Ability to work in tight environments with little room for maneuvering
  • Ability to lift up to 50 LBS

Work Hours:

Position is full time. Monday through Friday.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.  Travel to the R&D laboratory facility in Baltimore, MD (20 minutes north) will be required.  Must be able to work non-standard hours (weekends, evenings, nights) as needed.

Location:

Elkridge, MD

We offer competitive salaries, outstanding comprehensive benefits, and Employee Stock Options. 

Please submit cv/resume and cover letter to careers@cel-sci.com.  Reference the job title in the subject line of the email 

DISCLAIMER:

CEL-SCI Corporation is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. CEL-SCI will recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, protected veteran status or disability, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

The IT Specialist - GMP Systems is responsible for supporting a broad range of needs related to CEL-SCI’s GMP IT infrastructure and the use of electronic devices

Validation Technician

Department:  R&D and Validation

The Validation Technician is responsible for supporting validation activities of GMP equipment and systems.  Assists in specifying and selecting equipment. Maintains all records related to qualification and validation.  Prepares validation reports, suggests, and assists in determining specifications, and makes recommendations for modifications as necessary.  The Validation Technician reports to the Validation Engineer.

Education/Experience:

  • B.S. in science or engineering or a related discipline
  • 2-year degree and 1 to 2+ years of relevant experience
  • No degree and 2 to 4 years of relevant experience

Skills/Abilities:

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  1. Demonstrates knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  2. Develop technical expertise in reference to the Kaye validator
  3. Participate in required safety, cGMP, and technical training sessions

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Collects and analyzes validation data for temperature controlled units
  2. Perform commissioning, qualification and validation activities
  3. Recommends equipment operation specification changes
  4. Collects data and prepares preliminary reports
  5. Assist in equipment maintenance activities
  6. Explore problems that occur and suggest appropriate solutions
  7. Draft/revise GMP documentation including SOPs, Testing Standards, Specifications, Training Guidelines

WORK HOURS:

Position is full time.

This position requires local travel between CEL-SCI Facilities

LOCATION:

Baltimore & Elkridge, MD

We offer competitive salaries, outstanding comprehensive benefits, and Employee Stock Options.  

Please submit cv/resume and cover letter to careers@cel-sci.com.  Reference the job title in the subject line of the email  

DISCLAIMER:

CEL-SCI Corporation is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. CEL-SCI will recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, protected veteran status or disability, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

The Validation Technician is responsible for supporting validation activities of GMP equipment and systems. 

Posted 1 year ago

The Facilities Engineer works under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Facilities.  The candidate will participate in the management of a safe and efficient working environment essential to the performance of the facilities.  The candidate should have the ability to adapt in a constantly evolving environment and be self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership in areas of responsibility. Must be on call 24/7 to respond to facilities matters, security and Building/Equipment Monitoring Systems alarms on a rotating basis.

Education

•   Bachelor's Degree preferably in Engineering such as Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical or Biomedical with two (2) years of experience in engineering and maintenance in an FDA cGMP regulated manufacturing facility

•   Associate's Degree preferably in Engineering such as Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical or Biomedical with four (4) years of experience in engineering and maintenance in an FDA cGMP regulated research or manufacturing facility

•   High School Diploma with at least one year of education or training in a college, university or trade school plus six (6) years of relevant engineering work experience in a bio-pharma research, manufacturing facility operating under cGMP environment or related industry.

Experience:

  • Experience in facilities maintenance with at least 2+ years’ in an FDA cGMP regulated facility preferably in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or biopharmaceutical industry

Essential Functions:

•    Support Engineering projects and provide support to other departments as required.

•    Responsible for authoring/revision of Facility Department SOPs.

•    Assure outside contract services are properly supervised and tasks are completed in accordance with contract/work orders.

•    Participate in ensure all work is properly documented according to policies, procedures and Good Documentation Practices (GDP).

•    Proactively seek ways to increase equipment reliability and operational efficiency.

•    Participate in the oversite of contracted maintenance service providers and contractors while they are on-site performing project work, maintenance, and/or repairs and projects on buildings, systems and equipment.

  • Strong Project Management Skills.
  • Perform a variety of maintenance/minor repair activities on the interior areas of the Facilities.
  • Ensures that safe working conditions are maintained in accordance with the Safety Program and directions from the Safety Officer.
  • Participates in ensuring the performance, condition and reliability of all plumbing, mechanical and electrical equipment including emergency equipment, and periodic testing of the same, to assure they operate efficiently and consistently.
  • Report any deviations from Building/Equipment Monitoring Systems to the Associate Director of Facilities.
  • Participate in an annual assessment of facilities to identify any needed repairs and improvements.
  • Supports Validation on the Facility and Facilities Equipment.
  • Be able to lift 50 lbs, climb a ladder and perform various minor maintenance as needed.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this position and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time which reflects management’s determination for assignment of essential functions.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to write facilities related SOPs in an FDA cGMP regulated facility.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and coordinate workload by priority.
  • Strong analytical skills, particularly with respect to identifying and implementing technical solutions to process, utility and facility equipment / systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project, Word and Excel.
  • Other computer skills and knowledge of various Facility and Facility equipment monitoring systems a plus.
  • Must comply with all applicable policies, rules and regulations of CEL-SCI and the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. This includes FDA regulations such as cGMP, GDP, EH&S regulations and Company regulations such as the employee handbook and safety manual.

Work Hours: 

Position is full time, on site.  Monday through Friday – 8am-4:30pm with 30-minute lunch or 8am-5pm with 1hr lunch (hours may vary on occasion).  After hours response to emergency required. Ability to work flexible schedule if required.

Location:

Baltimore and Elkridge, MD. 

Requires travel between CEL-SCI’s Baltimore and Elkridge Maryland locations.

We offer competitive salaries, outstanding comprehensive benefits, and Employee Stock Options. 

Please submit cv/resume and cover letter to careers@cel-sci.com.  Reference the job title in the subject line of the email: careers@cel-sci.com

DISCLAIMER:

CEL-SCI Corporation is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. CEL-SCI will recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, protected veteran status or disability, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

The Facilities Engineer works under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Facilities.  The candidate will participate in the management of a safe and efficient

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Validation Engineer

Department:  Research and Development

The Validation Engineer is responsible for the regulation and support of equipment and systems. Assists in equipment selection, specification, and negotiating fees. Maintains all records related to qualification and validation. Works on projects where data analysis requires evaluation of defined factors to broad concepts. Utilizes independent judgment within broad parameters to determine an appropriate solution.  Prepares validation reports, suggests and assists in determining specifications, and makes recommendations for modifications as necessary.  The Validation Engineer reports to the Validation Supervisor.

Education/Experience:

  • B.S. in a related discipline and 1 to 5+ year of relevant experience
  • M.S. in a related discipline and 2 to 4 years of relevant experience
  • Ph.D. in a related discipline and 1 to 2 years of relevant experience

Skills/Abilities:

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  1. Demonstrates knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  2. Train new staff, as available
  3. Provide technical and project guidance to junior staff
  4. Participate in required safety, cGMP, and technical training sessions

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Performs, collects and analyzes simple validation data
  2. Collects and prepares preliminary reports
  3. Explore problems that occur and suggest appropriate solutions. 
  4. Maintains files for validation documentation (i.e., IQ, OQ, PQ, and all other product changes)
  5. Routine maintenance of the R&D and manufacturing laboratory
  6. Draft/revise SOP’s, Testing Standards, Specifications, Training Guidelines, and other documentation

WORK HOURS:

Position is full time.

This position may require periodic local travel between CEL-SCI Facilities, to contract facilities, and to external Validation providers. 

LOCATION:

Baltimore & Elkridge, MD

We offer competitive salaries, outstanding comprehensive benefits, and Employee Stock Options.  

Please submit cv/resume and cover letter to careers@cel-sci.com.  Reference the job title in the subject line of the email  

DISCLAIMER:

CEL-SCI Corporation is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. CEL-SCI will recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, protected veteran status or disability, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

The Validation Engineer is responsible for the regulation and support of equipment and systems

Manufacturing Process Technician 

Department:  Manufacturing

The Manufacturing Process Technician contributes to the manufacturing team and participates in the manufacture of LI under GMP, and in process development and facilities operations and maintenance. The Manufacturing Process Technician reports directly to Supervisor of Manufacturing.

Education/Experience:

  1. High School Diploma and certification through accredited biotechnology instruction and 2+ year(s) relevant experience 
  2. AA Degree in a related field and 1+ year(s) relevant experience 
  3. BS/BA Degree in a related field

Skills/Abilities:

  1. Understanding and awareness of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and basic familiarity with FDA and EU Guidelines
  2. Able to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  3. Able to follow Master Batch Record when performing LI manufacture process steps
  4. Able to work in an ISO classified work environment
  5. Demonstrates good aseptic technique and ability to work in a biological safety cabinet

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Participate in the manufacture of clinical LI 
  2. Submit QC test samples
  3. Maintain inventory of all processing rooms 
  4. Monitor equipment performance parameters
  5. Clean and sanitize equipment after use 
  6. Complete required log books and forms for equipment
  7. Check calibration status prior to use
  8. Review completed Batch Records and forms prior to submission

WORK HOURS:

Position is full time. Weekend, holiday, and evening work to be assigned on a rotating basis, as needed.

Limited local travel to other Company facilities may be required.

LOCATION:

Elkridge, MD

We offer competitive salaries, outstanding comprehensive benefits, and Employee Stock Options.  

Please submit cv/resume and cover letter to careers@cel-sci.com.  Reference the job title in the subject line of the email  

DISCLAIMER:

CEL-SCI Corporation is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. CEL-SCI will recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, protected veteran status or disability, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

The Manufacturing Process Technician contributes to the manufacturing team and participates in the manufacture of LI under GMP, and in process development and facilities operations and maintenance. Th...

Position:  Human Resource (HR) Manager Department:  Operations The Human Resource Manager will lead the routine functions of the Human Resources (HR) department including hiring and interviewing staff and ensuring that company policies and practices are being followed.  The HR Manager will work closely with the Director of Operations and report to the Senior Vice President of Operations. Education and Experience:  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of human resource management experience preferred.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP highly desired.
Skills/Abilities:
  • Working understanding of human resource principles, practices and procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Experience in hiring and managing shifts
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) software (i.e., ADP)
Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Manages the talent acquisition process, which includes recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of qualified job applicants; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings, work with outside recruiters
  • Ensure new hire paperwork is completed and processed
  • Assist in employee orientation, development, and recordkeeping
  • Assist with compensation and benefits administration and recordkeeping
  • Preparing and/or updating employment records related to hiring, transferring, promoting, and terminating
  • Assist in ensuring that HR policies, procedures and corporate culture are related clearly to new and existing employees
  • Assists in the administration of company benefit plans, including enrollments, changes and terminations
  • Assists with the preparation of the performance review process
  • Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent.
  • Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees 
  • Assist with employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Hours:   Position is full time. Ability to work flexible schedule if required. Location:  Elkridge, MD. The position will require travel to our Baltimore, Maryland location as well as to Vienna, VA the corporate headquarters as needed.  We offer competitive salaries, outstanding comprehensive benefits, and Employee Stock Options.   Please submit cv/resume and cover letter to careers@cel-sci.com.  Reference the job title in the subject line of the email   DISCLAIMER: CEL-SCI Corporation is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. CEL-SCI will recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, protected veteran status or disability, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

The Human Resource Manager will lead the routine functions of the Human Resources (HR) department including hiring and interviewing staff and ensuring that company policies and practices are being fol...