Full-Time Administrative Regulations Analyst 3 (Compliance Consultant)
Safe communities for Washington State
Promote public safety and trust through fair administration, education, and enforcement of liquor, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor laws.
This position is currently eligible to telework. This position is required to work in the office at least 2 days a week. This may change based on business needs.
Who we are
The mission of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is to promote public safety and trust through fair administration, education and enforcement of liquor, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor laws. We search for people who demonstrate a strong work ethic, excellence in customer service, partnering and teamwork, and quality performance.
We want to create a culture that fosters excellence in customer service, open and honest communication, transparency and accountability, data driven decisions, and business-initiated process improvement.
Our commitment to DEIB
The WSLCB strives to promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) in all aspects of our work. This includes a commitment to our workforce and external stakeholders.
It is our mission to build, educate, and inspire an inclusive environment that recognizes, respects, and celebrates diversity in the workplace and in the community we serve. We are committed to maintaining a thriving culture where employees and those we serve feel safe and accepted regardless of education, background, or beliefs. As a WSLCB team member, you will have opportunity to join statewide business resource groups (BRGs) such as, Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion Network, Veteran Employee Resource Group, Latino Leadership Network, Blacks United in Leadership and Diversity, Disability Inclusion Network, Washington Immigrant Network and Hawaiians, Asians, and Pacific Islanders Promoting an Empowerment Network.
Your opportunity at a glance
The WSLCB Enforcement and Education Division is announcing an exciting opportunity for an Administrative Regulations Analyst 3 (Compliance Consultant) position in Wenatchee, WA. Representing the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB); the Administrative Regulations Analyst 3 provides technical assistance and education in support of the state’s licensed cannabis industry. The position consults with cannabis producers, processors, retailers, researchers, transporter licensees, registered cooperative members and certified laboratory staff, to help them understand the RCWs and WACs that regulate the cannabis industry and attain voluntary compliance. The position also conducts inspections on a consistent basis.
As an Administrative Regulations Analyst 3 this position acts independently to plan, prioritize, develop, and implement education and community outreach activities that help and support the cannabis industry. This position, in conjunction with their supervisor’s input, sets and accomplishes educational priorities. The incumbent resolves complex problems and has latitude to determine methods and procedures to complete their work.
WSLCB provides a modern work environment and excellent benefits including:
- A comprehensive benefits package (including but not limited to Medical/Dental/Vision, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance etc.)
- Paid Vacation, Leave, and Holidays
- Tuition Waiver (enrollment in courses at state universities/colleges on a space availability basis – all or a portion of the tuition/fees may be waived for state employees)
- Tuition reimbursement (courses taken with prior approval in order to further employee’s career development with the WSLCB)
- Training and career development programs (including online courses and LinkedIn Learning)
- A healthy work/life balance (this may include flexible/alternative work schedules and telework/remote work opportunities, when possible)
- Employee Assistance Program – confidential program created to promote the health, safety and well-being of public service employees.
- Generous wellness program (we offer reimbursements for certain fitness related activities)
- Onsite exercise facility (for employees working at WSLCB Headquarter Building in Olympia)
- Infants at Work Program to promote parent and infant bonding, parental well-being and healthy infant development. Depending on your job duties, work location and supervisor approval, eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers or legal guardians can bring their infant (six weeks to six months) when they return to work.
- Free parking
Some of your primary duties will include:
- Educates and engages licensees, the public, and other stakeholders in addressing issues related to our mission by providing licensee support and education. This includes consultation visits, licensee education, and employee training. Responsible for delivering informal and formal training pertaining to applicable RCWs and WACs to cannabis licensees, managers, and employees.
- Develops intervention strategies designed to achieve immediate correction and long-term compliance including recommendations to effect corrective action and to monitor progress. This position delivers clear, concise, accurate and factual summaries of results of inspections both orally and in writing.
- Participates in comprehensive compliance inspections to ensure that licensees, premises, records, advertising, labeling and devices are within approved minimum guidelines and licensees are in compliance with Cannabis Laws and Regulations necessary to ensure the integrity of the cannabis industry.
- Conducts pre-scheduled field visits to licensed cannabis producers, processors, retailers, transporters, registered cooperatives, and certified laboratories. Walks through the licensed location to identify and evaluate the licensee’s workplace hazards and to view potential public health and safety concerns, and discusses conditions noted during the visit and offers recommendations and confirms compliance with laws and rules.
- Work includes assisting the commissioned team members with analyzing and responding to complaints on licensed locations. The incumbent may support commissioned officers by helping review a licensee’s documents, including financial records, during the course of a financial investigation. Completes initial contact following the receipt of a nonspecific complaint or a first complaint of a non-public health or safety nature against a licensed premise. Provides education to the licensee, manager, and/or employee pertaining to the allegations.
- Organizes and conducts scheduled inspections of licensed establishments, registered cooperatives, and certified laboratories to check for compliance with state laws and provides technical assistance as necessary. Provides input on education policies, procedures, and regulations.
- Schedules and conducts cannabis final inspections in a timely manner. Communicates final inspection status and pre-licensure issues with Licensing staff. Conducts follow-up final inspections when necessary. Record findings and notes in the agency records management system.
- Coordinates with Licensee to ensure security requirements are in compliance during the change of location. Identifies licensees that have vacated a previous location without securing leasehold rights to a new location. Record findings and notes in the agency records management system.
- Reviews the list of licensed locations monthly to verify that cannabis licenses are current and in good standing. Contacts the licensee prior to license expiration per written protocol. Expired licenses are reported to the supervisor. Record findings and notes in the agency records management system.
- Attends and participates in office and regional huddles, meetings, and committee assignments. Responds to email, phone messages, and mail from licensees, assists other agency divisions.
- Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, public administration, criminal justice, police science or a closely related field AND two (2) years of experience working with a regulated industry providing education and guidance to industry members on rules and laws with the goal of achieving voluntary compliance.
- A high school diploma or GED AND six years of experience as described above.
- One year of experience as an LCB Enforcement Officer.
- Understanding of the WSLCB scope of regulatory authority and jurisdiction.
- Able to communicate effectively and collaboratively with stakeholders with inherently diverse interests.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and make effective oral presentations for small groups.
- Demonstrated ability to coordinate workshops and/or trainings.
- One or more years’ experience in consulting and/or interviewing to collect data and/or obtain statements.
- Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict arising from regulatory inspections while maintaining positive customer service.
- Experience participating in administrative hearings, such as testifying.
Conditions of Employment:
- Must have permanent residency within driving distance of 45 miles of assigned duty station.
- Must be 21 years or older.
- Must undergo a full criminal background check, credit check, fingerprinting, sexual predator check and reference check.
- Have the physical ability to:
- Employ the senses of sight (both day and night), touch, smell, and hearing while performing various job requirements.
- Walk on uneven ground and over long distances, stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs.
- Use a computer with Microsoft Suite software, including scheduling on a data base calendar and using the agency e-mail system.
- Must obtain and maintain a valid Washington driver’s license (corrective lenses excluded) prior to and during employment free of legal restriction that would require modification of a state vehicle to comply.
- Successfully complete the WSLCB Field Training Program.
IMPORTANT: To be considered for this position, you MUST include the following, failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified:
- Completed online application.
- Current Resume.
- Letter of Interest describing how you meet the specific qualifications for the position.
- Three (3) professional references to include a current or recent supervisor with email addresses and phone numbers.
**A resume will not substitute for completing the “work experience” section of the application.
The information provided in your application and supplemental questionnaire must support your selected answers in the supplemental questions. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Applicants for employment with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board should also be aware of RCW 66.08.080, which states in part: “No employee of the board shall have any interest, directly or indirectly, in the manufacture of liquor sold under this title, or derive any profit or remuneration from the sale of liquor, other than the salary or wages payable to him in respect of his office or position, and shall receive no gratuity from any person in connection with such business.
RCW 69.50.351, no member of the state liquor and cannabis board and no employee of the state liquor and cannabis board shall have any interest, directly or indirectly, in the producing, processing, or sale of cannabis, useable cannabis, or cannabis-infused products, or derive any profit or remuneration from the sale of cannabis, useable cannabis, or cannabis-infused products other than the salary or wages payable to him or her in respect of his or her office or position, and shall receive no gratuity from any person in connection with the business.
The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from job seekers with diverse backgrounds. Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees enjoy a respectful, safe, and supportive working environment.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. You are welcome to include your name and gender pronouns in your application, to ensure we address you appropriately throughout the application process.
For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email hr****@lc*.gov or call (360) 664.1674. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.
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