Hemp and Cannabis Inspector

State of Utah

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Job Title: UDAF Cannabis and Hemp Division Inspector
Location: Taylorsville

Job Description:
The Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Division at the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) are seeking a qualified individual to fill a Compliance Inspector position. The incumbent will function as a field representative of the division and will primarily be responsible for performing inspections of cannabis & hemp cultivation sites, processing facilities, and retail locations, to enforce regulations set by the State of Utah and provide technical leadership. Inspectors monitor agricultural policy and certify compliance with program regulations. Inspectors need to have outstanding integrity, extreme attention to detail, and exceptional interpersonal communication skills. This job will require you to understand and clearly communicate laws and rules to individuals participating in the legal sale of cannabis and hemp products in the State of Utah. This will include reviewing product labels of hemp and cannabis commodities for compliance and issuing a notice of violations of the law, a notice of violation, and/or stop-sale notices.

Inspectors will:

Promote responsible agricultural production and commerce.
Provides technical leadership in their area of specialty.
Comply with the requirements of due process.
Prepare compliance violations.
Implement administrative controls. Federal and State licensure may be required for each program.
Pursuant to Utah Code §§ 4-41-107 and 26-61a-111, this job includes duties that arise from or directly relate to the Utah Medical Cannabis Act. Duties may require conduct which is in violation of the criminal laws of the United States with respect to the manufacture, sale, or distribution of cannabis. As a condition of employment, candidates who are selected to fill this position will be required to sign an Acceptance of Duties Under the Medical Cannabis Act Acknowledgment Form.

Principal Duties:Receive, research, and respond to incoming questions or complaints.
Provide information, explain policy, and procedures, and facilitate a resolution.
Ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and agency rules, standards, and guidelines.
Monitor and evaluate operations, programs, processes, and practices for quality and effectiveness.
Inspect, grade, and certify facilities and products.
Schedule and conduct inspections and investigations.
Gather, identify, and stores samples of materials to be tested on-site or forwarded to a laboratory for testing.
Enforce laws, rules, and regulations.
Maintain detailed inspection and investigation records, prepare reports, and attend to other related administrative requirements.
Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will have:A basic understanding of the cannabis and/or hemp industry.
Experience growing or manufacturing agriculture products or experience in the cannabis and hemp industry.
Advanced knowledge of standard office software.
The ability to read and understand laws and legal documents.
A ”self-starter” mentality and the ability to manage their time effectively.
A detail-oriented personality. The ability to understand complex problems and find and apply solutions.
The ability to communicate complex ideas in both written and verbal forms.
The ability to work well with the public, including diffusing difficult situations.
Preference may be given to applicants with a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, natural resource management, or an agriculture-related field.

Why You Should Join Our Team:
Would you like a career working in the new and exciting industrial hemp and medical cannabis industry? As an industrial hemp and cannabis inspector regulating state cannabis laws and working with great people in state and local agencies throughout Utah. The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is hiring a hemp/cannabis inspector to monitor compliance of medical cannabis and industrial hemp growers, processors, and products. The Agency: If you would like to read more about working for the Department of Agriculture
and Food please click here.

The Agency:
If you would like to read more about working for Agriculture and Food please click here.

Typical Qualifications

The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Monitoring and assessing the performance of individuals or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Knowledge of plant organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
The ability to understand and calculate percentages.

Supplemental Information

Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.
Specific plant industry/agricultural licenses or certificates are required.
Valid driver license required to drive a motor vehicle on a highway in this state per UCA53-3-202(1)(a).
Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.

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