US Government, Liquor and Cannabis Board
Safe communities for Washington State.
Promote public safety and trust through fair administration, education and enforcement of liquor, tobacco, cannabis and vapor laws.
Who we are
The mission of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is to promote public safety and trust through fair administration, education and enforcement of liquor, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor laws. We search for people who demonstrate a strong work ethic, excellence in customer service, partnering and teamwork, and quality performance.
We want to create a culture that fosters excellence in customer service, open and honest communication, transparency and accountability, data driven decisions, and business initiated process improvement.
Our commitment to DEIB
The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) strives to promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) in all aspects of our workforce.
It is our mission to build, educate, and inspire an inclusive workforce that recognizes, respects, and celebrates diversity in the workplace. We are committed to maintaining a thriving culture where employees feel safe and accepted regardless of education, background or belief. As a WSLCB team member, you will have opportunity to join statewide business resource groups (BRGs) such as, Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion Network, Veteran Employee Resource Group, Latino Leadership Network, Blacks United in Leadership and Diversity, Disability Inclusion Network, Washington Immigrant Network and Hawaiians, Asians, and Pacific Islanders Promoting an Empowerment Network.
The WSLCB Enforcement and Education Division is announcing an exciting opportunity for a Chemist 2 position in Olympia, WA. This position acts as a liaison between WSLCB and cannabis producers and processors, and other state agencies on non-licensing, financial, and enforcement issues. The position acts as a subject matter expert in certain aspects of the cannabis industry and I-502 regulatory structure, acting as a resource on understanding cannabis production and specified compliance requirements under rule, including reporting, medical compliant products, quality control testing, package and labeling, record keeping, security requirements, allowable pesticides, soil amendments, fertilizers, other crop production aids, and destruction of waste. The position also acts as the subject matter expert for the reporting system, and conducts data analysis and forensics to assist with research, financial analysis, and enforcement.
The position will support ongoing work and partnerships with other state agencies.
WSLCB provides a modern work environment and excellent benefits including:
- A comprehensive benefits package (including but not limited to Medical/Dental/Vision, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance etc.)
- Paid Vacation, Leave, and Holidays
- Tuition Waiver (enrollment in courses at state universities/colleges on a space availability basis – all or a portion of the tuition/fees may be waived for state employees)
- Tuition reimbursement (courses taken with prior approval in order to further employee’s career development with the WSLCB)
- Training and career development programs (including online courses and LinkedIn Learning)
- A healthy work/life balance (this may include flexible/alternative work schedules and telework/remote work opportunities, when possible)
- Employee Assistance Program – confidential program created to promote the health, safety and well-being of public service employees
- Generous wellness program (we offer reimbursements for certain fitness related activities)
- Onsite exercise facility (for employees working at WSLCB Headquarter Building in Olympia)
- Infants at Work Program to promote parent and infant bonding, parental well-being and healthy infant development. Depending on your job duties, work location and supervisor approval, eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers or legal guardians can bring their infant (six weeks to six months) when they return to work
- Free parking