Cannabis Control Division

Career Opportunities

Division Counsel

To support the Division’s mission and its staff, the Cannabis Control Division (CCD) General Counsel will address and resolve legal matters in settled and evolving areas of the law. With the direction of the Director, the General Counsel will provide advice on legal issues as they arise, including in the areas of licensing, permitting, investigation, labor and employment.

Division Licensing Manager

Under general direction, implements the goals, strategies, policies and framework for reviewing applications and issuing of permits / licenses through the Cannabis Control Division (CCD) as well as the implementation and execution of the enforcement portion of the Division. This position is responsible to plan, organize, direct, and supervise designated segments of the CCD planning functions and activities; to provide highly responsible and technical executive management and/or staff support for the CCD; and to do related work as required.

Division Executive Assistant

The Cannabis Control Division (CCD) Executive Assistant provides high-level administrative and secretarial support to the Division Director and Division staff in a setting that requires the ability to handle a range of tasks under pressure in a dynamic environment. The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated, detail-oriented and exercises good judgment in a variety of situations.

Deputy Director of Business Operations

Under the direction of the Cannabis Control (CCD) Division Director, manages the Division’s licensing and enforcement unit’s to ensure implementation of a safely regulated cannabis industry that creates entrepreneurial and employment opportunities and incremental tax revenues in and to communities across New Mexico.

The Director of Licensing will fulfill the critical and challenging responsibility of certifying that license and permit applicants are qualified and competent to operate a Cannabis Establishment, serve or courier cannabis products in the State of NM consistent with the applicable statutes and rules established by the CCD. This role will oversee all aspects of licensing Cannabis Establishments and cannabis couriers, issuing permits to cannabis servers and approving cannabis consumption areas. Establishments shall include, but may not be limited to, cultivation, manufacturing, retail and transportation operations.

Budget Manager

Responsible for the general business activity and financial operations of the Cannabis Control Division. Financial operations include but are not limited to, budgetary management, staff supervision, in conjunction with the Administrative Services Division, preparation of the yearly budget request for the NM Department of Finance and Administration and Legislative Finance Committee. Monitoring expenditures and revenue forecasting, budgeting and maintenance of the Cannabis Control budget ensuring that the Model of Accounting Practices (MAPs) is at the forefront of all transactions.

Business Operations Call Center

The Business Operations Call Center will be well versed in NM Cannabis Control Laws and provide solutions and/or direction to potential licensees who call in to the Division. This position will have knowledge of policies and procedures and provide customers with a courteous and helpful experience.

Division Director

Under general direction with a high level of autonomy, uses extensive knowledge and skills obtained through education and experience, to provide strategic direction and overall management of the Cannabis Control Division (CCD), which is a division that licenses and regulates commercial and medical cannabis, with the exception of the medical registry program. Works with other members of the Regulation and Licensing Department (RLD) leadership team to determine strategic direction and develop tactical plans for the department. Works with the Cannabis Regulatory Advisory Committee and other members of the CCD management team to determine strategic direction and develop tactical plans for the division. Completes complex assignments with substantial latitude for autonomous actions and decisions. Provides comprehensive solutions to complex problems or needs. Extensive contact with various professional associations, other state regulatory and law enforcement agencies and elected officials is required to perform the functions of this position.