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.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza