Cannabis Control Division Counsel State of Montana Helena, MT

Salary $87,714 – $105,414 a year
Job Type Full-time

Full Job Description


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The Montana Department of Revenue administers almost 40 state taxes, property appraisals, liquor law, cannabis law, and unclaimed property of the state of Montana. The Cannabis Control Division administers the state’s cannabis code, which governs the control, sale, distribution, and taxation of marijuana.


The Cannabis Control Lawyer handles cannabis control litigation in administrative proceedings before the Office of Dispute Resolution and on appeal in state district court and the Montana Supreme Court. This involves legal research, drafting of pleadings, conducting discovery and investigation, presentation of evidence to a court or a jury, participation in mediations and settlement conferences, and oral argument. These cases often involve complex fact patterns and/or constitutional challenges to state statutes, but may also involve more routine matters. The incumbent drafts rules and legislation on behalf of the Cannabis Control Division. The position reports to the department’s Chief Legal Counsel and does not supervise other staff.

***This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources.

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The above competencies are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

  • A Juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
  • Fifteen years of job-related work experience made up of increasingly responsible legal practice providing an intimate knowledge of the actual practice of law and litigation, especially in civil and regulatory law. Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Montana.
  • Preferred experience in tax litigation.

Other combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis. It is important that all previous work experience is listed.

Applicant Pool Statement: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Training Assignment: Not Applicable

Job: Legal

Salary: $ 87,714.00 – 105,414.00 Yearly

Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan

Number of Openings: 1

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-Time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Primary Location: Helena

Agency: Department of Revenue

Union: 000 – None

Bargaining Unit: 000 – None

Posting Date: Jun 7, 2021, 4:01:43 PM

Closing Date (based on your computer’s timezone): Jun 15, 2021, 12:59:00 AM

Required Application Materials: None

Contact Name: Human Resources | Contact Email: | Contact Phone: 406-444-9858

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