CALLOUT: Cannabis Control Board Member

Job Closing: Jun 9, 2023

In accordance with the Tribe’s Adult Use Cannabis Ordinance (“Ordinance”) enacted Ohiarí:ha/June 28, 2021 ; the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is seeking one (1) person to be a member for the Cannabis Control Board (“CCB”). Successful candidates shall be appointed by Tribal Council Resolution to serve staggered terms. Compensation is currently set at a rate of $1,000/month.

Under the Ordinance, the duties and responsibilities of the CCB shall include, but not be limited to:

1. Accept, review, approve, or disapprove cannabis license applications including those required under this Ordinance including, but not limited to, applications for cultivation, processing and retail store licenses;

2. Adopt rules to impose and collect any fees or fines necessary to the regulation of cannabis including fees imposed under this Ordinance;

3. Adopt cannabis regulations and rules after consultation with the CCO;

4. Approve the issuance of cannabis orders recommended by the CCO under Tribal Ordinances, including this Ordinance, including but not limited to: orders to cease and desist, closures of facilities, suspension and revocation of licenses as necessary to protect public safety;

5. Monitor the regulation of all activities of cannabis licensees; and

6. Keep accurate records of all matters within the CCB’s duties.

Qualification for Members of the CCB shall be as follows:

1. They must be at least twenty-five (25) years old (on date of appointment);

2. They must possess good moral character and not have been convicted of a serious crime as defined in the Tribe’s Election and Referendum Ordinance, as amended;

3. They must be willing to take, and must pass, a background check administered by the Tribe and/or Tribal Police;

4. They must be willing and capable of maintaining communications through technology (email, texts, mobile phone) so as to be accessible to the Board;

5. At least three (3) full members must be Tribal Members;

6. At least three (3) full members must have knowledge and experience in any one of the following areas:

a. business experience in the cannabis industry;

b. specialized knowledge or education in a cannabis field (including but not limited to medicine, pharmacology; laboratory testing; agriculture, regulation or law);

c. regulation of the cannabis industry; or

d. public health and safety.

No member of the CCB shall actively participate in, or be employed by a Registered Entity or any other entity or business that is subject to regulation under the Akwesasne Medical Marijuana Ordinance.

All qualified candidates must submit a letter of interest and current resume to Carrie Fogt, Executive Administrative Assistant, at or in person/by mail to:

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

Attention: Office of Boards and Commissions

71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way

Akwesasne, NY 13655

Deadline: Friday, June 9, 2023

To view the Adult Use Cannabis Ordinance, please visit the Tribe’s website at or the Tribal Clerk’s Office located on the first floor in the Ionkwakiohkwaróron Tribal Administration Building.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, and supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses). Applicants that are eligible for native preference must include Tribal Identification Card, Status Card or letter to be eligible for Native Preference. All submissions can be emailed to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as a PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job-related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


All positions require the successful candidate to pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes. Depending on the position there maybe multiple background checks.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used for Emergency Hire individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Health Services has adopted a “Vaccination Policy” that requires ONLY Health Service employees to be “Fully Vaccinated” against the Coronavirus. The Vaccine requirement DOES NOT apply to positions that are not Health Services employees. Health Service Applicants are not required to disclose their vaccination status at the time of application; however, they must do so upon becoming the successful candidate. The successful applicant must submit their proof of vaccination status or they may submit a Medical Exemption form upon being notified that they are the successful candidate. At that point, the policy will apply to them as though they were already employed.