Post Date: 11/21/2019
Close Date: 02/17/2020
This recruitment will remain open for three (3) months. •The first review period will consist of all applications received from 12:01 a.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019, until 11:59 p.m. Monday, December 16, 2019.
If you are notified that you have been placed on the eligible list, you do NOT need to reapply and you will remain on the eligible list for the duration of this recruitment.
The Cannabis Program in the Office of Community & Civic Life (Civic Life) regulates cannabis businesses in Portland in coordination with other City bureaus and State offices; works with business owners to navigate and remain in compliance with local and state regulation; convenes a cannabis public advisory body, the Cannabis Policy Oversight Team (CPOT), that recommends equitable cannabis policies to Civic Life; manages Cannabis Social Equity Grants funded by a portion of the City's 3% local tax on retail cannabis sales; acts as an information resource for local, state, and national elected officials, staff, and constituents; advocates at the local, state, and Federal level for cannabis policy changes in coordination with the City of Portland's Office of Government Relations; and generally works for more equitable policies and outcomes in cannabis.
This position is the direct supervisor for 7 full-time staff (FTE) that carry out the licensing, compliance, public advisory, grants management, education, policy, and other work of the Cannabis Program.
This position also involves making policy recommendations to Portland City Council, commissioners, and bureau leadership through evaluation of data, research, best practices, input from program staff, public advisory bodies, community members, identity- and cultural-based organizations, and direction from Portland City Council, with an explicit focus on achieving more equitable outcomes in Portland's cannabis industry and to individuals and communities most impacted by cannabis prohibition.
The position also oversees resource allocation and expenditures of program budget to ensure that the program effectively delivers services and maximize resources available including oversight of contracts, expenditures, and analysis of impacts versus costs.