|Date Opened||8/24/2018 4:30:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||9/7/2018 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$98,010 - 131,019 / Annually|
|Job Type||Open & Promotional|
The County of Santa Cruz is seeking to fill the Cannabis Licensing Manager position. The incumbent will implement the goals, strategies, policies and programmatic framework for the issuing of licenses through the Cannabis Licensing Program of the County. This position shall take the necessary steps to build and manage the Cannabis Licensing Program. The incumbent will evaluate the licensing of cannabis locations and issue/deny/revoke licenses based on guidelines. In collaboration with other departments, the incumbent will develop and promote a strong and compliant environment for cannabis and work with industry representatives across the County; and do other work as required.
This single position class is responsible for exercising a high degree of responsibility and independent judgment in the formulation and advancement of the Office of Cannabis Licensing and will serve as the County’s key licensing official. The incumbent reports directly to the Deputy County Administrative Officer. The incumbent provides direction and supervision to Cannabis Licensing Program staff, as well as any contract service providers. This position differs from lower classes due to its supervisory responsibility and high degree of independence and requires professional, administrative, and management skills.
THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in economics, business, finance, land use, or a closely related field. (A Juris Doctorate or Master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable.)
Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in public administration program development, experience in a municipal regulatory environment or at a state agency, or experience in a closely related field. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of professional experience and a Juris Doctorate may be substituted for two years of professional experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority.
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of program administration, business, government regulation and resources; principles of planning, including the general plan, zoning, and design review; and functions and relationships between private and public sector groups in the community. Working knowledge of laws pertaining to the Santa Cruz County Cannabis Licensing Program; State and local policies, laws, rules, and regulations relating to cannabis; office procedures and practices, including preparation of correspondence, reports and filing; record keeping procedures and practices; 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; and taxation. Some knowledge of codes and regulations covering rural, residential, and commercial development; financial record keeping; principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; principles and practices of conflict resolution; local government organizational structure, functions, and management; uniform building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical codes; and Bank Secrecy Act.
Ability to: Independently apply unbiased judgment through the direction of the Cannabis Licenses 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.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date.
IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY THAT WOULD REQUIRE TEST ACCOMMODATION, CALL (831) 454-2600. WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
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