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TRIBAL REGULATORY CANNABIS AGENCY (TRCA) DIRECTOR - RED LAKE BAND OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

TRIBAL REGULATORY CANNABIS AGENCY (TRCA) DIRECTOR

RED LAKE BAND OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS

Open: September 14, 2023

Close: September 29, 2023 @ 12:00 p.m.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

The Director of Tribal Regulatory Cannabis Agency (TRCA) will have the responsibility for building a new Tribal agency for the Red Lake Band and play a key leadership role in establishing and regulating an emerging new cannabis market within the exterior boundaries of the Red Lake Reservation. This position is directly appointed by the Red Lake Tribal Council. The Director will serve as the chief regulatory and administrative officer of the TRCA and will be responsible for establishing and performing and overseeing the duties outlined in the Tribal Ordinance (Red Lake Tribal Code, Sections 1950.03-1950.04), under the oversight of the TRCA commissioners and Board of Directors. The Director will lead planning and policymaking; regulatory functions including compliance, enforcement, and licensure. This position will ensure that all phases of growing, processing, and selling of cannabis and cannabis products align with the Tribal Code and ordinances governing the agency. Reports to Executive Administrator. Full-time position with benefits. Monday-Friday. Travel required. Salary; $32.00-$40.00 DOQ

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES:

• Leading the overall operations of the TRCA by providing day-to-day and long-term leadership for the Agency to ensure integrity, promote community equity, and build public and stakeholder confidence in the regulation of the cannabis industry.

• Providing executive management over TRCA staff and budget.

• Providing direction for rulemaking requirements of TRCA.

• Leading development of a growing Tribal regulatory system to ensure a safe, accessible and ethical cannabis industry.

• Planning, organizing and directing enforcement, licensing, compliance and inspection activities for adult-use cannabis, medical cannabis and lower-potency hemp.

• Providing leadership in government relations, tribal-state relations, community relations, and communications activities.

EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:

• Five years of professional experience in regulatory oversight, public administration, business or law enforcement

• A bachelor's degree or higher in public administration, business administration, or a related field can substitute for two years of the required five years of experience

• Must have a valid driver's license and an acceptable motor vehicle record

• Two years of managerial experience over one or more functional areas that includes overseeing professional and high-level management staff

• Experience must include planning, development and implementation of budgets, policies, procedures and objectives necessary to achieve the goals of an organization or program along with development of a strategic plan

• Experience in a regulatory agency or other regulatory compliance experience

• Knowledge of the cannabis and/or hemp regulatory environment

• Excellent management and communication skills, including strong writing skills and public speaking skills

• Strong interpersonal and organization skills

• High integrity and a strong commitment to a respectful and inclusive work environment

• Superior personnel management skills that include leadership of managers with authority over multi-disciplined business units

• Prior work experience in the cannabis or hemp industry, particularly involving Tribal Nations

• Demonstrated ability to partner with public and private organizations, special interest groups, elected and appointed officials, in situations which may be politically sensitive

• Well established negotiation skills and an aptitude for building consensus through cooperation and coalition-building

• Proven experience in budget, financial and contract management

• Proven experience in policy analysis, development and implementation

• Experience solving complex problems and executing decisions

• Demonstrated experience developing and implementing new policies or laws

• Employment contingent upon successfully passing Pre-Employment Drug/Alcohol Test and Background Check

TO APPLY: Applications and copies of certificates are accepted at Government Center – Human Resources Department, PO Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 – Fax (218) 679-4176.

 

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