MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM LEGAL LIAISONApply NowCompany: State of Arizona
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Date Posted: January 15, 2015
Source: State of Arizona**ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES** **_HEALTH AND WELLNESS FOR ALL ARIZONANS_** **MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM LEGAL LIAISON** **(Health Program Manager 2)** **D**ivision of Public Health Services/Bureau of Epidemiology & Disease Control Services Location: 150 N. 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ Grade: 21 Salary: $39,983 - $55,774 Job ID #: 14388 Issue Date: January 14, 2015 Apply By: January 28, 2015 **ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT/POSITION:** “Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans” is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is one of the largest departments in Arizona State Government with a budget of $1.5 billion dollars and a workforce of approximately 1600 employees. Visit http://www.azdhs.gov The Medical Marijuana Program Legal Liaison will support the Medical Marijuana Program by acting as a liaison between the Attorney General’s Office, outside legal counsel, the Office of Audit and Special Investigations, the Office of Administrative Counsel and Rules, and state and local law enforcement entities. The individual in this position will be responsible for compiling information for enforcement actions, internal compliance meetings, tracking Notices of Revocation and other enforcement activity documents; answering inquiries coming from dispensaries, the Arizona Department of health Services leadership management, and other partners about the requirements of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act related to the dispensary program; representing the Department at administrative and judicial hearings; assisting with complaint and enforcement inspections as needed; and responding to search warrants, and public records requests. Performs other duties as required. **KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):** **Knowledge of:**Public health principles and understanding of strategies that encourage and promote compliance when working with stakeholders; interpretation of statutes and administrative rules, including administrative and judicial review process; writing and interpreting reports or legal documents; compliance inspections; complaint investigations; and enforcement activities. Knowledge of the performance management (PM)
**Skills in:**Interpersonal relationships in relation to work with other staff, managers, contractors, and staff from other departments and agencies; establishing priorities; critical thinking and problem solving techniques; word processing; graphic presentations; statistical analysis; database manipulations using software such as MS Office Suite; verbal and written communication; and organizational and interpersonal in achieving assigned objectives.
**Ability to:**Work with a wide variety of individuals and organizations; perform assigned tasks in a timely, responsive and accurate manner; communicate information both verbally and in writing and to communicate effectively based on an individual’s level of understanding; exercise sound judgment in making decisions with regards to compliance and enforcement; maintain good working relationships; and critically review policy and procedure documents, statutes, and administrative rules. **Special Selection Factor:**Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any required driver training.
**Selective Preference:**The ideal candidate will have a law degree or a Bachelor’s degree in a science field related to public health or with previous work experience conducting complaint/compliance inspections, investigations and enforcement activities; one year experience of public health, or legal or law-related principles including environmental health, health consultation, risk assessment, risk communication, criminal narcotics, or administrative law. * * * Position is required to perform work and attend meetings at alternate locations and/or travel when necessary, which requires the use of either a state or personal vehicle. An employee in this position must sign a State of Arizona Driver Authorization form when hired, which allows ADHS HR staff to obtain the motor vehicle driving record of the employee. * * * *How to apply*: Internal employee: go towww.yes.az.gov**,** click on Search for Jobs, Enter your Login Name (EIN), Enter your YES Password, double click on the Employee Icon, click on Opportunities and self-nominate for the position(s).External candidates: go to www.azstatejobs.gov, click on SEARCH FOR JOBS, Choose HEALTH SERVICES, DEPT OF from AGENCY drop down, click on SEARCH and self-nominate for the position(s)._ __If you need assistance, please contact Helpline: 602.542.4700 Option 9._