$83,699 – $101,733 a year
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Bilingual English/Spanish encouraged to apply.
Se buscan personas bilingües en inglés y español. Para recibir una solicitud en español, llame a Recursos Humanos al 234-6600.
The current vacancy is in Planning & Building Services – Cannabis Program, Ukiah. This position is at-will; exempt from Civil Service.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Implement the goals, strategies, policies and programmatic framework for the issuing of permits/licenses through the Cannabis Program Unit.
- Work closely with Board of Supervisors, CEO, County Counsel and various Department Heads to ensure the Board’s cannabis priorities are appropriately communicated and implemented.
- Carry out supervisory/managerial responsibility in accordance with policies, procedures, and applicable laws, including: training; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
- Evaluate the permitting/licensing of cannabis business locations and issue/deny/revoke licenses based on program guidelines.
- Review and update application forms for permitees/licensees.
- Develop and implement a system on County’s website to communicate the number of permits/licenses issued and notifying the public as to whether applications for permits/licenses are being accepted.
- Oversee policies, procedures, rules, regulations, or fees necessary to implement and support the Cannabis Program.
- Coordinate and review the work of outside professional consultants and contract service providers.
- Work with community members, state, federal, and local departments, develop and promote a strong and compliant environment for cannabis cultivation across the County.
- Work with the Board of Supervisors, involved committees and commissions; attend and speak at public events on behalf of the Cannabis Program.
- Identify and implement strategic, short and long range planning and programmatic framework to achieve Cannabis Program goals.
- Create an annual action plan and identify continuous improvement recommendations for the overall plan.
- Provide leadership and serve as a subject-area expert on cannabis matters, providing technical advice and continuous coordination to other departments.
- Act as liaison to, and build strong relationships with, County officials, departments and the cannabis community, including non-profits and businesses, as well as entrepreneurial and civic/community groups, to maximize public safety.
- Make presentations to boards, the business community and other groups; facilitate and represent the Cannabis Program and the County at meetings with members of the business community and the general public.
- Develop qualitative and quantitative measures to monitor, ensure compliance, and evaluate Cannabis Programs.
- Perform various public relations activities, which may include development of promotional materials and press releases; guide education and outreach activities.
- Prepare and oversee preparation of project and program budgets and participate in preparation of Cannabis Program budgets.
- Manage and oversee the administration of the cannabis business tax (Mendocino County Code§ 6.32).
- Provide seamless coordination with enforcement activities including audits, inspections, and/or prosecution.
- Review systems and procedures for security, inventory, and record keeping for the cannabis industry.
- Provide leadership and training activities to staff to meet goals and effectively expand their skill set.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Education and Experience:
as stated above and six (6) years of qualifying experience as stated above that includes at least two (2) years performing supervisory duties and oversight of a program or unit.
Licenses and Certifications:
- Principles and practices of program administration, business, government regulation and resources.
- Principles of planning, including the general plan, zoning, and design review.
- Functions and relationships between private and public sector groups in the community.
- Laws pertaining to the Mendocino County Cannabis Program.
- State and local policies, laws, rules, and regulations relating to cannabis.
- Federal, State and local land-use regulatory agencies.
- California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
- Land-use planning principles, practices, and trends at the local level.
- Business development and marketing.
- Codes and regulations covering rural, residential, and commercial development.
- Financial record keeping.
- Local government organizational structure, functions, and management.
- Uniform building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical codes.
- Bank Secrecy Act.
- Office procedures and practices, including preparation of correspondence, reports and filing.
- Record keeping procedures and practices.
- Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
- Principles and practices of conflict resolution.
- Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
- Researching, compiling, and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data and materials.
- Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
- Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols.
- Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
- Presenting technical information clearly, concisely and in an interesting manner to technical committees, public officials, and the general public.
- Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff.
- Selecting and motivating staff and providing for their training and professional development.
Mental and Physical Abilities:
- Apply unbiased judgment through the direction of the Cannabis Program ordinances.
- Read, interpret and apply zoning, environmental and building ordinances and related regulations, laws and other ordinances governing land use in an objective, accurate way.
- Negotiate difficult, highly technical and/or complicated transactions.
- Interpret and apply complex cannabis state and local policies, laws, rules, and regulations.
- Analyze problems and identify alternative solutions, project consequences of license actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
- Stay abreast of medical findings regarding cannabis usage.
- Follow and identify legislation on recreational cannabis usage.
- Work effectively in time-sensitive situations to meet deadlines.
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- Communicate clearly and effectively with the public in stressful situations.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with cannabis business and patient community, the general public, officials, and personnel of other agencies.
- Research regulations, procedures and/or technical reference materials relating to code enforcement.
- Take initiative in carrying out direction and in formulating creative solutions to problems.
- Review, analyze, and interpret data and metrics, set targets for success and monitor progress.
- Gather and evaluate facts and evidence and draw logical conclusions.
- Work well individually and as a member of a professional and technical team.
- Write clear, concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence, technical reports and program plans;
- Make detailed presentations on complex issues to internal and community groups and decision making committees, commissions and boards.
- Testify in administrative hearings and courts of law.
- Synthesize complex case issues, ordinances and legal requirements relative to cannabis license cases and make recommendations for departmental actions.
- Exercise sound independent judgment and demonstrate initiative and creativity, with minimal supervision.
- Plan, direct, supervise and evaluate the work of assigned staff and contract service providers.
- Evaluate and recommend changes to policies, practices, and procedures.
- Communicate complex material clearly, logically, and concisely, both orally and in writing, including public presentations to large and small audiences.
- While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to walk, sit, stoop, bend, reach, use hands to finger, handle, grasp, feel, or hold objects, reach with hands and arms, see, speak and hear.
- While performing the essential functions of this job the incumbent is frequently required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and lift and/or carry, push and/or pull, or move, above and below the neck, objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Important Application Information:
- It is your responsibility to demonstrate through your application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position/s for which you apply.
- You must complete all sections of the application. A résumé or other information you feel will help us evaluate your qualifications may be attached to your completed application, but will not be accepted in lieu of completing any part of the application. Blank applications that contain only a résumé or those that reference “see résumé” will be rejected as incomplete.
- Check your application before submitting to ensure it is complete and correct; no new or additional information will be accepted after the closing date.
- Inquiry will be made of your former and current employers; please provide the names and telephone numbers of supervisors on your application.
- You must provide the names and contact information of at least three (3) references (not relatives) that have knowledge of your job skills, experience, ability and/or character.
- Application materials are the property of Mendocino County and will not be returned.
- It is your responsibility to keep your NEOGOV profile updated, including any changes to your telephone number or address. Failure to do so may result in missed notification of exams or interviews.
- The exam process listed on this flyer is tentative. Mendocino County reserves the right to make necessary modifications to the examination plan. Such revisions will be in accordance with approved personnel standards. Should a change be made, applicants will be notified.
- The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
Examination Process: All complete applications and supplemental questionnaires submitted by the final filing date will be reviewed with those judged most qualified progressing further in the selection process. Based on the number of qualified candidates, a Qualifications Appraisal may be administered.
Special Testing: If you require special testing arrangements to accommodate a disability or religious conviction you must contact Human Resources at 707.234.6600 prior to the test date to make your requirements known. You must provide enough advance notice to allow Human Resources to properly review and evaluate your request.
Special Requirements: Employment in some County departments or positions may require the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background, which may include fingerprinting, and/or a medical examination, which may include drug screening.
The County of Mendocino is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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