Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 10/27/23
Applications Due: 01/09/24
Vacancy ID: 142735

Position Information


AgencyOffice of Cannabis Management

TitleTEMPORARY Program Specialist 1 (Cannabis) VID 142735

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $29.34 to $29.34 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address 1220 Washington Avenue, Building 9

City Albany


Zip Code12226

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Open Competitive:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, public health, public policy, health administration, health policy, public administration, biology, microbiology, sociology, political science, analytics, statistics, epidemiology, horticulture, chemical engineering, agriculture, plant sciences, communications, urban studies, criminal justice, or psychology; or bachelor’s degree in one of the specialized fields listed above AND two years of experience in a regulatory compliance/oversight entity where your major job responsibilities (over 50%) included two or more of the following: accounting and auditing; investigating and/or inspecting regulated entities and facilities; interpreting and explaining policies, rules, regulations, or laws to organizations, government or corporate officials, or individuals; policy analysis and research; surveillance; quality assurance that included evaluating whether projects met/are meeting requirements that included risk assessment; providing professional level economic development products or services; community outreach which included vulnerable populations; negotiating and/or approving contracts or agreements with suppliers, distributors, federal or state agencies, or other administrative control processes. A master’s or higher degree in one of the specialized fields listed above may substitute for one year of experience.

Duties Description Under the direction of their assigned Program Specialist 2 (Cannabis), the incumbents of these positions will be working closely with the Surveillance and Regulatory Compliance units and will be responsible for oversight for licensing and permit applications and renewals to establish the licensing program within the Operations/Licensing Unit.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Liaise with OCM counsel and management on the more difficult licensing issues.
• Analyze operations to ensure work flows smoothly and is performed accurately, timely and in accordance with rules and procedures.
• Develop and write procedures to deal with legislative and policy changes and implement them through subordinate supervisors.
• Reassign work and staff as necessary to meet goals and evaluate application trends to determine necessary staff and workload assignments.
• Communicate with applicants and stakeholders verbally and in writing
• Make recommendations on the approval or denial of applications.
• Testify at administrative proceedings as needed.
• Review the environmental impact of the cannabis cultivation method.
• Audit and review licensing applications processed by Licensing Examiners.
• Perform full range of supervisory functions.

Additional Comments NOTE ON TELECOMMUTING: Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to the agency’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Human Resources/KP

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and/or resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number of each position you are applying to.