Chemist 3

US Government, Liquor and Cannabis Board

WSLCB Vision
Safe communities for Washington State

Mission 
 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 NetworkVeteran Employee Resource GroupLatino Leadership NetworkBlacks United in Leadership and DiversityDisability Inclusion NetworkWashington Immigrant Network and Hawaiians, Asians, and Pacific Islanders Promoting an Empowerment Network. 

Your opportunity at a glance

The WSLCB Enforcement and Education Division is announcing an exciting opportunity for a Chemist 3 position in Olympia, WAThis 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 traceability reporting, medical compliant products, quality assurance 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.
 
 Knowledge of: inorganic, organic, and analytical chemistry; physical chemistry related to modern analytical instrumentation; research methods in micro-chemistry; research report writing; activities planning and fiscal aspects of laboratory management; principles of good supervision.
 
 Ability to: plan large-scale chemical studies, including instrumentation and workforce utilization; supervise and train chemists in a laboratory setting; present technical information clearly, both orally and in writing; deal effectively with representatives of other agencies and businesses at an administrative level; use the traceability system to analyze and report on laboratory and quality control data; use the Pesticide Information Center OnLine (PICOL) Database; use the WSDA Fertilizer Product Database.
 
 The position will support ongoing work and partnerships with other state agencies.

WSLCB provides a modern work environment and excellent benefits including:

  • Training and career development programs
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Telecommuting opportunities
  • Generous wellness program
  • Onsite exercise facility
  • Active and engaging diversity program
  • Infant at Work program
  • Organization’s commitment to your personal health and well-being.
  • Work/life balance
  • Free parking
  • A comprehensive benefits package

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