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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/01/22

Applications Due12/16/22

Vacancy ID117737

AgencyOffice of Cannabis Management

TitleDeputy Director (Director of External Affairs)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $116686 to $147256 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 20%

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 To Be Determined

Street Address TBD

City TBD


Zip Code12226

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

*Substitutions: four years of specialized experience or an 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 Under the direction of the Executive Team for the Office of Cannabis Management, the Director of External Affairs is responsible for directing and overseeing the coordination of all significant communications between the Office of Cannabis Management and New York’s governments and government officials. This oversight includes management responsibility of staff who manage relationships with national, state, and local elected officials; tracking and reviewing legislation; and engaging meaningfully with community stakeholders. The Director of External Affairs is also responsible for the development and implementation of the Office’s community and public engagement strategies.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Undertakes special and confidential assignments including analyzing, evaluating, and recommending appropriate action on various reports and issues.
• Researches inquiries and concerns and prepares confidential reports and memoranda on matters requiring sensitive handling.
• Plans, organizes, and coordinates the activities and various organizational components of the Office of Cannabis Management.
• Acts as an advisor and assistant to ad hoc task forces and special committees for the completion of various assignments.
• Facilitates improved communication, coordination, and collaboration between public and private agencies.
• Identifies gaps in services and establishes effective policies and programs to address the problems.
• Makes recommendations for program modifications.
• Provides technical assistance in program development and grant writing for member agencies of the Office of Cannabis Management.
• Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates proposed or pending legislation for its impact on the Office of Cannabis Management.
• Confers with officials of various local, state, and federal agencies concerning legislation; and prepares written legislative analyses for executive staff.
• Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with community organizations, government agencies, and the public; represents the Office of Cannabis Management at related meetings and functions.
• Prepares various narrative and statistical reports, newsletters, and educational materials; and provides information and makes presentations to the community.
• Supervises professional and clerical support staff; interviews, makes hiring recommendations, and trains staff; assigns work; evaluates performance; and recommends disciplinary action.

Additional Comments Work location to be discussed during the interview and determined for either NYC or Albany.

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

Position may be eligible for location pay of $3,026 if NYC.

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

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.

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