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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/27/23

Applications Due01/09/24

Vacancy ID142740

AgencyOffice of Cannabis Management

TitleTEMPORARY Program Specialist 2 (Cannabis) VID 142740

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

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

Salary RangeFrom $37.99 to $37.99 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

City Albany


Zip Code12226

Minimum Qualifications A 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, AND three 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 The incumbents of these positions will serve as team lead under the general direction of the Program Specialist 3 (Cannabis). The incumbents will work closely with the Surveillance and Regulatory Compliance units and are responsible for overseeing the development of policies and procedures for the processing of license and permit applications and renewals following all the implementation of Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) laws, rules, and regulations.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Review monthly reports and meet with the Program Specialist 3 (Cannabis) to evaluate the functions in each zone office, and initiate changes where necessary.
• Review enacted legislation to determine the impact on operations and meet with agency executive management to determine needed changes.
• Lead implementation of new legislation and work process improvement initiatives.
• Develop procedures to deal with legislative and policy changes and implement them through subordinate supervisors.
• Coordinate the development, testing and maintenance of licensing information systems.
• Perform internal controls testing of bureau functions to ensure that all procedures are being performed accurately and efficiently and recommend additional security or changes.
• Create and modify forms and applications when required by amendments to the MRTA.
• Develop and provide licensing review and process training for staff.
• Create business relationships among interested parties.
• 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.

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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