Full-Time Regulatory Analyst 3
Safe communities for Washington State.
Promote public safety and trust through fair administration, education and enforcement of liquor, tobacco, cannabis and vapor laws.
This position is currently eligible to telework. This position may be 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.
The WSLCB Director’s Office is announcing an exciting opportunity for a Regulatory Analyst 3 position in Olympia, WA. This position reports to the Policy and Rules Manager in the WSLCB’s Director’s Office. This position serves and complements the WSLCB’s mission and goals by serving as the Policy and Rules Coordinator as one of the agency’s experts on liquor, cannabis, tobacco, vapor product laws, policies, and rules.
In this role, you will analyze laws, rules, and policies from the perspective of the public interest; develop rule proposals, decision papers, and assist in the creation of policies, and procedures for the Director’s office. Key areas of focus will include rule interpretation and implications of various cross-agency policy issues. You will work closely with the Attorney General’s office, preparing policy and rule options for legal review by the Assistant Attorney General (AAG). You will provide direct input into all agency and Board rules and policies. You will also research, uses data, and develop options to inform key agency decisions regarding rule and policy interpretation and development.
If you have an interest in policy and rules with a focus on regulatory analysis and process improvement, we encourage you to apply to be a part of the WSLCB team!
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 – a 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:
- Develop project plans for agency rule making.
- Collaborate with multiple divisions to draft rule language.
- File various documents with the code revisors office.
- Conduct presentation in stakeholder and recorded public meetings.
- Research issues, rules, statutes, and policies concerning alcohol, cannabis, tobacco and vapor products that affect the agency, licensees, stakeholders, and the public.
- Research, draft and prepare rules and rule packages consistent with agency processes and procedures, and in compliance with chapters 34.05 and 19.85 RCW, and chapter 1-21 WAC.
- Analyze issues and develop policies and rules related to those issues, offering options and potential solutions to decision makers.
- Work with the Board, Agency Director, Policy and External Affairs Director, Policy and Rules Manager, and agency staff to conduct proactive policy development to address issues and opportunities affecting the agency, licensees, stakeholders and the public.
- Effectively interpret and translate complex or technical laws and rules into information that staff, stakeholders and the public can readily understand.
- Analyze agency-wide policy and provide rule interpretation. Assist in the development of interpretive and policy statements consistent with RCW 34.05.230. Serve as an agency expert on rule interpretation and support policy development.
- Ensure that rule, legal and policy interpretations are appropriately documented and electronically retained for future use consistent with agency processes and procedures.
- Ensure that rule files are complete, well-documented, meet agency requirements and requirements of chapter 34.05 RCW. Timely respond to rule petitions consistent with RCW 34.05.330.
- Work with outreach program and division directors to facilitate dissemination and implementation of rule development direction.
- Effectively and timely convey interpretation and information in writing and orally. Initiate internal and external statewide stakeholder groups to develop rules, and policies where appropriate. Ensure that agency commitment to inclusive and thorough stakeholder engagement both internal and external is demonstrated and realized in rulemaking, and policy development.
- Develop and maintain working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, working to provide excellent customer service within the bounds of agency mandates.
- Provide regular updates to the agency director, division directors, the Policy and Rules Manager and the Board related to the duties above.
Experience for required qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment and educational experience. See below for how you may qualify.
Eight (8) years of professional experience in analyzing proposed regulation, interpreting laws, rules, policy and procedures, evaluating and drawing conclusions from data, rule and policy development and drafting in complex regulatory environments.
An Associate’s degree in public policy or related field from an accredited academic institution.
Six (6) years of professional experience in analyzing proposed regulation, interpreting laws, rules, policy and procedures, evaluating and drawing conclusions from data, rule and policy development and drafting in complex regulatory environments..
A Bachelor’s degree or above in public policy or related field from an accredited academic institution.
Four (4) years of professional experience in analyzing proposed regulation, interpreting laws, rules, policy and procedures, evaluating and drawing conclusions from data, rule and policy development and drafting in complex regulatory environments.
- Professional experience in legal field.
- Master of Public Administration in Public Policy.
- Experience developing and filing Washington Administrative Codes.
- Work related experience involving any of the following: RCW 19.85 Regulatory Fairness Act, RCW 34.05 Administrative Procedures Act, or RCW 42.30 Open Public Meeting Act.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY TO ENSURE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED THE REQUIRED MATERIALS TO BE CONSIDERED.
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 professional references to include a current or recent supervisor with email addresses and phone numbers.
- Writing sample demonstrating the ability to analyze rule, policy or statute.
**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) 664.1720. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.
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