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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/03/22

Applications Due08/17/22

Vacancy ID109813

AgencyOffice of Cannabis Management

TitleSpecial Advisor to the Chair & Cannabis Control Board for Strategic Initiatives and Operations (Special Assistant), #00020

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $105500 to $133319 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 8 AM

To 6 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County To Be Determined

Street Address TBD - Albany or NYC

City TND


Zip Code12226

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and six years of relevant experience.*

*Substitutions: four years of specialized experience or associate’s degree and two years of specialized experience may substitute for bachelor’s degree; J.D. or master’s degree may substitute for one year of specialized experience; Ph.D. may substitute for two years of specialized experience.

Duties Description Reporting to the Chair of the Cannabis Control Board, the incumbent is actively involved in supporting the Cannabis Control Board Chair’s execution of the full scope of their responsibilities. This role engages with other OCM Staff to ensure that the Chair is prepared and supported in providing oversight over New York’s cannabis industry. The Special Advisor to the Cannabis Control Chair also serves as a confidante, advisor and as a strategic thought partner to the Chair.

Additional Duties Include:

• Provides executive level managerial assistance and advice to the Cannabis Control Board Chair and Cannabis Control Board, assuring the mission of the Cannabis Control Board is achieved.
• Assists the Cannabis Control Board Chair in policy decision making and shaping and operationalizing programs, initiatives, and related matters before the Board.
• Acts as liaison between the Cannabis Control Board Chair and Office of Cannabis Management senior staff in the implementation of the Office of Cannabis Management’s Strategic Plan.
• Advises the Cannabis Control Board Chair on the creation of policy initiatives and changes to improve performance, management and decision making of the Cannabis Control Board.
• Represents and assists the Cannabis Control Board Chair in high level meetings with State control agencies, such as the Division of the Budget, NYS Department of Civil Service and the Office of the State Comptroller, to discuss matters concerning the Cannabis Control Board.
• Supports the Cannabis Control Board Chair in ensuring recommendations and requests of Cannabis Control Board members are executed.
• Actively works toward building and maintaining relationships among the Cannabis Control Board Chair and outside partners.
• Support the Cannabis Control Board Chair by serving as a confidante, thought partner and trusted advisor; assist in the refinement and implementation of the Cannabis Control Board Chair’s agenda; assist with managing relationships with organizational partners; serve as proxy for the Cannabis Control Board Chair in key internal settings as needed.
• Assist in the development of Cannabis Control Board policies, processes and procedures that ensure consistency and support continual improvement.

Additional Comments Telecommuting opportunities and location to be discussed at interview. All employees of OCM are required to provide proof of vaccination status through a secure online portal, if vaccinated.

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, which includes:

• Low-cost and competitive health insurance plan choices
• Dental & vision insurance at no additional cost
• Membership in the NYS Retirement System
• Deferred Compensation Investment Plan
• Minimum of 13 vacation days per year
• Up to 13 days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to 8 days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• 5 days of personal leave per year
• 13 paid holidays per year
• Tuition reimbursement
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Training & development opportunities

This position may require up to 10% travel.

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

Name Human Resources/DG

Telephone (518) 473-5282

Fax (518) 486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services

31st Floor, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics and indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.

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