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17 May 2023

Full-Time Data Consultant 3

wslcbjobs@lcb.wa.gov – Posted by wslcbjobs@lcb.wa.gov Olympia, Washington, United States

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WSLCB Vision

Safe communities for Washington State.

Promote public safety and trust through fair administration, education and enforcement of liquor, tobacco, cannabis and vapor laws.


** This recruitment is open until filled. We encourage all applicants to apply early. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time.** 


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 NetworkVeteran Employee Resource GroupLatino Leadership NetworkBlacks United in Leadership and DiversityDisability Inclusion NetworkWashington 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 a Data Consultant 3 position based out of a Western Washington field office (Federal Way, Mountlake Terrace, Mount Vernon, Olympia, Silverdale, Tacoma, Vancouver). This position independently conducts highly complex data analysis. The position is a senior-level specialized data consultant of all cannabis reporting requirements and conducts analysis for the large amount of data submitted in the cannabis reporting system in support of enforcement, licensing, and finance operations. The position involves writing briefs and disseminating findings regarding regulatory and data analysis, creating data queries for conducting analysis of traceability data for enforcement and agency briefs. The position will respond to questions and provide training (when appropriate) on the use of the cannabis reporting system.


The position acts as the subject matter expert for the reporting system and conducts data analysis and forensics to assist with research, financial analysis, and law enforcement.


The position works closely with enforcement staff to compile reports and prepare necessary documents for conducting cannabis inventory verifications. Examiner provides guidance and on-site technical assistance to enforcement staff and produces reports on analysis and findings.

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 the duties you will perform are:

  • Analyze large amounts of data from the WSLCB cannabis reporting system and provide technical assistance on requirements and use of the system.
  • Accompany Enforcement staff on premises checks to provide assistance with inventory verifications (traceability analysis) and provide Enforcement support for reports and questions related to subject matter expert content.
  • Maintain expert-level specialized knowledge of the cannabis industry processes and compliance requirements under rule and law.
  • Play a lead role in further developing cannabis reporting requirements.
  • General administrative duties and travel.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree including college level course in Statistics and/or Mathematics, public or business administration, communications, or closely allied field.


  • Two (2) years of experience working as a Data Consultant 2 or equivalent. Graduate training in a related discipline may be substituted up to one year of experience.


  • Master’s Degree, or above (graduate or doctorate) in Economics, Statistics, or programs with a specific focus on data analysis/use of large unfiltered data sets, may be considered/substituted for the one year of experience required.

This position requires a valid unrestricted WA State driver’s license – corrective lenses excluded.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in statistics and/or mathematics, business administration, public administration, law, criminal justice, forensic science, or a related field.
  • Four (4) or more years of experience conducting research and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations or comparable combination of graduate education and experience.
  • Two (2) or more years of data analysis experience, including but not limited to: descriptive and inferential statistical analysis, modeling, data forensics, and forecasting.
  • Advanced skills and demonstrated experience in data analysis.
  • Experience working with databases, including writing queries.
  • Advanced skills in Excel, including the ability to summarize and create charts and reports from data.
  • Ability to write clear and concise brief summaries and reports for executive leaders.
  • Knowledge of criminal intelligence techniques, procedures, and types of applicable crimes and laws.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and evaluate criminal intelligence and disseminate the result in both verbal and written form to law enforcement agencies.
  • Ability to prioritize and work well under pressure; must be detail oriented; must be reliable and have an excellent attendance record; and good computer skills.
  • Ability to deliver exceptional customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex data and present results in a manner that is appropriate to your audience.
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret, and explain a wide range of complex documents, policies, rules, and laws relating to the cannabis industry and regulatory system.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience working in a liaison capacity representing an organization and working with a diverse group of other government and private organizations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to build mutually beneficial relationships within and outside the WSLCB.
  • Ability to speak publicly, prepare and give presentations, and conduct training.
  • General knowledge of the cannabis industry at the producer, processor, and retail levels.
  • General knowledge of I-502 and requirements in rule for traceability, quality assurance testing, packaging, processing plant material into extracts and infused products, and pesticides. General knowledge of the medical cannabis industry, WAC 246-70, SB 5052, and HB 2136.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely in a team environment across divisions and with external agencies to implement new legislation.
  • Experience researching complex issues, to include delivering verbal and/or written reports on findings in a thorough and concise manner.


Supplemental Information



IMPORTANT: To be considered for this position, you MUST include the following, failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified:

  1. Completed online application.
  2. Current Resume.
  3. Letter of Interest describing how you meet the specific qualifications for the position.
  4. 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.

Per Governor Inslee’s Directive 22-13.1(Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Special note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status. No start date will be approved until you verify your status.

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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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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