Compliance Specialist

Job description
Under the general direction of the California Director of Compliance, the CDCS ensures that the licensed divisions of the Corporation are in regulatory compliance. The CDCS functions as an independent and objective inspector that reviews and evaluates compliance issues/concerns within the assigned licensed operations. The position aides the California Director of Compliance in ensuring that all personnel are in compliance with the rules and regulations of regulatory agencies and that company policies and procedures are being followed.
To fulfill this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
Essential Functions:

Develops, initiates, maintains, and revises policies and procedures for the general operation of the Compliance Program and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct.
Conducts site visits, inspections, and provides detailed reports to the California Director related to violations and solutions identified.
Directs compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation and resolution.
Responds to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and Standards of Conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures. Documents and monitors compliance/correction of violations. Aides in the review and evaluation body to ensure that compliance Issues/concerns within the organization are being appropriately evaluated, investigated and resolved.
Monitors, and as necessary, coordinates compliance activities of other departments to remain abreast of the status of all compliance activities and to identify trends. Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues and provides general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.
Ensures proper reporting of violations or potential violations to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate and/or required.
Institutes and maintains an effective compliance communication program for the organization, including promoting (a) use of the Compliance Hotline; (b) heightened awareness of Standards of Conduct, and (c) understanding of new and existing compliance issues and related policies and procedures.
Participates and leads compliance training program, including appropriate introductory training for new employees as well as ongoing training for all employees and managers.
Performs other related duties and projects as business needs require at the direction of management.

The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, subtract, or change the job functions.
Minimum Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor s degree preferred
Minimum of 2 (two) years of experience in cannabis industry or related field
Special Requirements/Certification:

Familiarity with operational, financial and quality assurance
Project Management experience
Public Speaking Ability

Communication Skills:

Proficient English verbal and written communication skills.
Must have strong communication skills, both verbal and written, to assist wide-ranging customer base.
Ability to communicate changes in compliance processes/protocols to Managers all stakeholders.
Ability to explain standardized operating procedures and compliance regulations to all stakeholders.
Ability to communicate clearly with employees, management, and team members.
Ability to communicate effectively in culturally diverse business environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Must be able to read and understand all regulatory and compliance details concerning all business operations.
Extensive knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the cannabis industry.
Proficient knowledge of general office procedures.
Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
Ability to clearly identify compliance/operational issues and formulate and convey solutions.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain cohesive work teams.
Ability to conduct training sessions and convey compliance information effectively.
Ability to prioritize and organize duties and responsibilities effectively.
Ability to read and interpret accounting and financial reports.
Ability to be reliable, dependable, and adaptable.
Ability to determine acceptability of work based on assigned criteria.
Demonstrated effective problem-solving abilities.
Demonstrated effective time management skills.
Willingness to work a flexible schedule based on business needs.
Ability and willingness to travel to remote locations to inspect compliance processes and protocols.

Physical Demands: The physical demands listed below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

Ability to maintain long periods of mental alertness and attention to detail while setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments.
Ability to maneuver throughout Company facilities, including negotiate stairs in some locations.
Ability to diagnose, analyze, and resolve compliance issues in real-time.
Ability to use standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, and copiers.
Ability to work for periods of time at desk or workstation.
Ability to interact with irate or upset employees.
Ability to travel to locations away from primary place of work.
Ability to deliver quality results under high pressure deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to convey and transfer knowledge through public-speaking in both large and small venues.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.
Works in an office environment, but will also travel to cultivation and distribution centers; which will result in direct exposure to moderate noise levels and moderate levels of dust.
May have occasional exposure to irate or upset employees.

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