Cannabis Compliance Program Manager

Open Until Filled

Job Code: 13-1041
Status: Full Time
Exempt: No
Location: Compliance
Department: Compliance
Reports To: Compliance Director

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Compliance Director, the Cannabis Compliance Program Manager (CCPM) is responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of the SRMT Cannabis Compliance Program and licensing. This position is responsible for overseeing all of the regulatory compliance of applicable Tribal and local laws/regulations across cultivation, processing, distribution, retail and delivery operations of cannabis industry.

The CCPM will report directly to the Compliance Director with indirect reporting to the Cannabis Control Board and Tribal Council. The CCPM shall be responsible for the general oversight of the Cannabis Ordinance and inspections of the SRMT approved businesses to ensure they are following all applicable Tribal regulations. As the regulatory compliance specialist, you will be responsible for activities of the regulatory affairs and quality control programs of the cannabis industry.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but not limited to the following:

  • Exhibit a friendly and courteous manner when dealing with all employees, vendors and persons.
  • Under the direction of the Compliance Director, create the CCB’s compliance strategy to ensure that all applicants and licensees are acting in accordance with the ordinance and submitted operating plans. Visit all permitted cannabis establishments and conduct inspections/investigations.
  • Create inspection/investigation checklists, standard operation procedures, and other process flows for the investigation and inspection processes.
  • Evaluate, compile, and write detailed reports with information obtained from inspections and investigations
  • Identify possible needs for enforcement or corrective action with noncompliant licensees and communicate these needs to leadership.
  • Collect, audit, and file required paperwork to ensure documentation compliance with Tribal regulations and other Tribal laws.
  • Perform routine audits of compliance processes to assure accuracy and thoroughness of completion with all cannabis establishments.
  • Interact with business owners, consumers, property managers, and other stakeholders to educate them on applicable adult use cannabis health regulations.
  • Create education materials to advance industry compliance on changing regulations.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the industry and other stakeholder questions.
  • Collect feedback from licensees on regulations that act as barriers to their success.
  • Conduct research on emerging public health issues from recreational use of cannabis.
  • Identify problems within the market and recommend possible solutions to Compliance Director, Cannabis Control Board and Tribal Council, as applicable.
  • Under the direction of the Director, create the standard operating procedures for the CCB’s enforcement actions, such as license revocation.
  • Serve as a liaison between Cannabis Control Board and the local entities.
  • Develop and provide presentations to staff, Tribal Council, public and various stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Respond to external requests for information around Cannabis Compliance.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • Ability to apply complex organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate with various stakeholder groups
  • Ability to work independently with confidence in performing high level investigations and managing multiple projects and initiatives.
  • Ability to enforce codes and standards with tact, empathy and professionalism.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, community businesses, and the general public.
  • Moderate knowledge of conducting training, facilitation, and public speaking.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and projects to meet deadline.
  • Proficiency in various computer and office skills
  • Understanding of regulatory laws and compliance
  • Ability to explain complex regulatory language in simple terms
  • Approachability and have the ability to assist with complex issues
  • Ability to work on Short/Long term projects independently, with little direction or guidance.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: There is no direct supervisory responsibility; however, there may be additional Cannabis Inspectors at a future date.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, Business Management, Environmental Health or a Certificate in a Cannabis field and two years relevant experience in managing daily operations of a Cannabis Program or five years of direct experience managing daily operations of a program. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: The successful candidate must possess:

· Impeccable attention to detail and organization skills

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of complex and different personalities on a daily basis. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form.

Be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid Driver License in accordance with the SRMT Fleet Policy.
The successful candidate must pass a test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email 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 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.


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and 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.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint 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.