Compliance Officer-4010024 State of Missouri

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Job Location: This position will be located at 920 Wildwood Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Why you’ll love this position:

The Compliance Officer regulates licensed and certified cannabis licensees. The Division of Cannabis Regulation is new to the State of Missouri and remains in the building and implementation phase. The successful candidate will be a part of a dynamic, fast-paced environment and will assist the Division with developing and continuously improving the new regulatory program. The Compliance Officer is responsible for ensuring cannabis licensees are in compliance with constitutional and program rules by reviewing licensee information, conducting in-depth documentation reviews, statewide track and trace system reviews, as well as physical inspections and investigations. Approximately sixty (60%) percent of this position will be office work and forty (40%) percent of the work will be in the field.

  • Works with team supervisor to develop, communicate, and implement guidance documents and procedures to assist cannabis licensees in compliance with the constitution and program rules.
  • Conducts in-depth audits and reviews of licensee plans and documents, including facility wide standard operating procedures, physical security site plans, inventory control systems, waste disposal and other areas of rule for compliance with program rules.
  • Schedules and conducts routine physical inspections for new licenses or certifications, annual inspections, and physical changes to a licensee’s facility and their operations.
  • Prepares, issues and follows-up with inspection reports and guidance.
  • Recommends, issues and follow-ups with notices of violation and other regulatory compliance tools, including identifying necessary remediation steps that ensures future compliance.
  • Reviews licensee requests and provide recommendations to supervisor.
  • Provides education to licensees on compliance requirements and changes.
  • Responds to inquiries from licensees regarding compliance issues.
  • Conducts in-depth analysis of cannabis product inventory in the statewide track and trace system and at physical locations to ensure compliance with program rules.
  • Conducts assigned investigations; locating, interviewing, and preparing statements, collecting and evaluating pertinent records; obtaining and preparing evidence; preparing detailed investigative reports; facility visits and providing testimony in administrative proceedings.
  • Exercises considerable independence and initiative in the performance of responsibilities; receiving general administrative direction.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of each assigned license and inform leadership of important information and provide recommendations based on law, rules and department procedures.
  • Maintains information in established systems that is required for compliance purposes on a daily basis.
  • Researches and develops solutions and responses to questions based on Article XIV, rules, guidance, training and other tools and resources provided while ensuring consistency across the Division.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to adapt to constant program development, change and improvement.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills and find solutions to new situations on a regular basis.
  • Ability to use the Microsoft Office Suite proficiently and quickly learn specialized systems.
  • Ability to maintain a remote work schedule that includes a work environment that is free of distractions after successful completion of training.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Two (2) to four (4) years of relevant experience. (Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required college education.)
  • Reliable transportation to conduct site visits, inspections, and investigations.
  • Regulatory experience is highly preferred.
  • Ability to develop effective solutions and strategies.
  • Ability to mine data systems and use the data for the purposes of compliance and investigative needs.
  • Ability to organize and manage time efficiently.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

Lack of post‐secondary education will not be used as the sole basis denying consideration to any applicant.

The State of Missouri offers an excellent benefits package that includes a defined pension plan, generous amounts of leave and holiday time, and eligibility for health insurance coverage. Your total compensation is more than the dollars you receive in your paycheck. To help demonstrate the value of working for the State of Missouri, we have created an interactive Total Compensation Calculator. This tool provides a comprehensive view of benefits and more that are offered to prospective employees. The Total Compensation Calculator and other applicant resources can be found here.

Tina Parker [email protected] or 573-526-9677

The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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