Safe communities for Washington State
Promote public safety and trust through fair administration and enforcement of liquor, tobacco cannabis and vapor laws.
**_**Note: This recruitment is open until filled. The initial application review will begin on March 7, 2021, and thereafter on a weekly basis. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time. We encourage all applicants to apply as early as possible._**
**To further ensure public safety and in conjunction with our Governor's proclamation of stay home, stay healthy and current guidelines related to COVID-19, interviews at this time will be conducted by video or phone conference as part of our recruitment process.__**__ __**
**_Who we are_**
The mission of the _Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board_ (WSLCB) is to promote public safety and trust through fair administration and enforcement of liquor, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor laws. At the WSLCB we pride ourselves on creating the "wow" factor in everything we do. We search for people who demonstrate a strong work ethic, excellence in customer service, partnering and teamwork, and quality performance. We strive to be a great place to work by fostering a safe, open, inclusive and healthy work environment. We want to ensure that our organization is as diverse and inclusive as our great State of Washington.
We want to create a culture that fosters excellence in customer service, open and honest communication, transparency and accountability, data driven decisions, and business initiated process improvement.
**Your opportunity at a glance**
The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is seeking candidates for a Policy and Rules Coordinator position located at the headquarters office in Olympia, WA. As the Policy and Rules Coordinator, you will serve as one of the agency's experts on liquor, cannabis, tobacco, vapor laws, policies, and rules. In this role, you will draft rules, rule packages, develop position papers, proposals, decision papers, policies, and procedures for the Director's office. A key area of your focus will include rule interpretation and implications of various cross-agency policy issues. As the Policy and Rules Coordinator, you will work closely with the Attorney General's office, drafting rules, preparing policy and rule interpretation options for legal review by the AAG.
If you have the skills, knowledge and experience to ensure a transparent process in legislation, rulemaking and policy development while providing exemplary customer service to stakeholders we would like to invite you to apply for this position.
**WSLCB provides a modern work environment and excellent benefits including:**
* Training and career development programs
* Tuition reimbursement
* Flexible work schedules
* Telecommuting opportunities
* Generous wellness program
* Onsite exercise facility
* Active and engaging diversity program
* Infant at Work program
* Organization's commitment to your personal health and well-being.
* Work/life balance
* Free parking
* A comprehensive _benefits package_
As the Policy and Rules Coordinator, your responsibilities will include in researching, analyzing, using data, and developing options to inform and assist with key agency decisions regarding rule and policy development.
A sample of your primary duties include:
* Draft rules, rule packages and other documents to be presented to the Board.
* Research issues, rules, policies concerning alcohol, cannabis, tobacco and vapor products that affect the agency, licensees, stakeholders, and the public.
* Analyze policies and rules related to issues, problem, and potential solutions.
* Work with the Board, Agency Director, Director of Policy and External Affairs, Policy and Rules Manager and agency staff to conduct proactive policy and rule development to address problems and opportunities affecting the agency, licensees, stakeholder and the public.
* Collaborative development of position papers, proposals, decision papers, policies, and procedures on agency-wide policy issues, provide rule interpretation and supporting analysis.
* Serve as the agency's expert on rule development and legal interpretation and supports policy development.
* Work with outreach program and division directors to facilitate dissemination and implementation of rule interpretations and policy directions. Effectively convey interpretation and information in writing and orally.
* Develop and maintain working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, working to provide excellent customer service within the bounds of agency mandates.
* Bachelor's degree involving major study in public policy or related field **_and_** four years of professional experience in analyzing proposed regulation, interpreting laws, rules, policy and procedures and evaluating and drawing conclusions from data.
**In addition to the required qualifications, candidates must have the following:**
* Demonstrated professional writing and oral communication skills.
* Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally and effectively in a variety of settings.
* Demonstrated knowledge of policy development including issue identification and modification.
* A law or paralegal degree from an accredited college or university and professional experience in legal field.
***HOW TO APPLY***
**_PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY TO ENSURE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED THE REQUIRED MATERIALS TO BE CONSIDERED._**
**IMPORTANT**: To be considered for this position, you MUST include the following, failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified:
1. Completed on-line application which includes current phone numbers and valid email addresses. You can create and application profile on www.careers.wa.gov by clicking on the "Apply Now" button on top of this page.
2. Letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific qualifications for the position
3. Resume, detailing experience and education as it relates to the position
4. Three professional references to include a current or recent supervisor with current contact numbers and email addresses.
5. A sample policy brief, policy analysis or similar document, authored by the applicant.
***A resume will not substitute for completing the "work experience" section of the application.*
The information provided in your application and supplemental questionnaire must support your selected answers in the supplemental questions. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.
***Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.***
Applicants for employment with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board should also be aware of RCW 66.08.080, which states in part: "No employee of the board shall have any interest, directly or indirectly, in the manufacture of liquor sold under this title, or derive any profit or remuneration from the sale of liquor, other than the salary or wages payable to him in respect of his office or position, and shall receive no gratuity from any person in connection with such business.
RCW 69.50.351, no member of the state liquor and cannabis board and no employee of the state liquor and cannabis board shall have any interest, directly or indirectly, in the producing, processing, or sale of marijuana, useable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products, or derive any profit or remuneration from the sale of marijuana, useable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products other than the salary or wages payable to him or her in respect of his or her office or position, and shall receive no gratuity from any person in connection with the business.
WSLCB is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 664.1636. For TTY service, please call the _Washington Relay Service_ at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.
*Salary:* $69,264.00 - $90,888.00 Annually
*Location:* Thurston County – Olympia, WA
*Job Type:* Full Time - Permanent
*Department:* Liquor and Cannabis Board
*Job Number:* 2021-01577
*Agency:* State of Washington
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