WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
- Competitive salary.
- Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
- Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
- Paid time off including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
- Learn more about what sets us apart as an employer with our Employer Value Proposition.
- A culture that encourages work/life balance.
- Professional growth and development opportunities.
- Work for a Forbes top company: State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT receives National Recognition for offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits and Flexible Schedule.
- State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
- Full Time (40 hours/week)
- First Shift
- Monday through Friday
- 450 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford, CT
- Hybrid telework schedules are available
The Drug Control Division oversees compliance and enforcement of all laws and regulations concerning the sale and distribution of drugs within Connecticut. We are responsible for the administration, compliance and enforcement of the state's Prescription Monitoring Program, Medical Marijuana Program, and Adult Use Cannabis Program.
The successful candidate will have working knowledge and experience within the cannabis manufacturing or sales industry. This individual will be working closely with the compliance and enforcement group within DCP Drug Control. The Processing Technicians will be responsible for:
- Working within the compliance and enforcement group within DCP for the Adult-Use Cannabis Program.
- Data capturing and chain-of-supply custody tracking within Biotrack.
- Auditing batch-specific documentation obtained during internal or external audits.
- Responding to written, electronic and telephonic inquiries pertaining to the applications process.
- Working with an inventory tracking system to capture data through various stages of production.
- Responding to Freedom of Information requests.
- Creating inspection requests once applications have been submitted.
- Assisting with the application approval process.
- Performs related duties as required.
WHO WE ARE
The mission of the DCP is to ensure a fair and equitable marketplace as well as safe products and services for consumers in the industries that it regulates. Click here
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- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION AFTER YOU APPLY
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- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
CONNECT WITH US
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing the most complex tasks in carrying out and maintaining a complex clerical processing service having a statewide impact. Services which have a statewide impact are defined as services which directly reach and assist members of the general public.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Performs the most complex duties related to an agency’s clerical processing functions;
- Examines incoming materials for accuracy, completeness and conformance to state statutes and regulations;
- Makes corrections and/or additions;
- Devises follow up procedures to efficiently and effectively carry out activities;
- Initiates and maintains communications with a wide variety of resources to verify information and complete transactions including other state employees, offices and outside officials such as attorneys, judicial and social welfare officials or representatives;
- Interprets and applies state statutes and regulations relating to the particular processing service;
- Makes decisions as to case status, transaction permissibility or admissibility;
- Responds to internal and external inquiries for information and assistance;
- Sets up and maintains office procedures, filing and indexing systems and forms for office use and to meet recurring needs;
- Maintains calendars of due dates and initiates recurring work or special clerical projects accordingly;
- Maintains records and logs;
- Prepares status or statistical reports related to processing function;
- Assists in maintaining general files in support of processing function;
- Initiates correspondence in carrying out duties;
- Types correspondence, forms, file documentation, etc. in support of processing function;
- May process fees and maintain financial records;
- May lead lower level clerical employees assisting in carrying out processing responsibilities;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Knowledge of office systems and procedures;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to
- compose effective correspondence and forms;
- read, comprehend and apply laws, regulations, and procedural guidelines;
- organize and coordinate workflow;
- articulate ideas and information effectively;
- perform research assignments;
- devise and maintain record keeping and filing systems;
- examine documents for accuracy and completeness;
- operate office equipment including computers, tablets, and other electronic equipment;
- operate office suite software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of clerical work experience.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have involved a full range of clerical duties as an Office Assistant, Interpreter Clerk or its equivalent.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.
- Experience with cannabis manufacturing process from harvest to final tested product.
- Experience with data capturing and chain-of-custody record keeping.
- Experience interpreting and applying laws, regulations, and procedural guidelines in the manufacturing of cannabis products.
- Experience with Biotrack or seed-to-sale tracking programs.
- Experience with internal and external audits of batch-specific documentation.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.