Medical Cannabis Dispensary Licensing Supervisor

May 09 2022
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Office of Medical Cannabis Control and Regulation
Ewa, Oahu


Medical Cannabis Dispensary Licensing Supervisor

$5,600 to $7,086 monthly,commensuratew/trainingandexperien​ce


Exempt, non-civil service, permanent, fulltime appointment. This position is responsible for managing, directing, overseeing, and supporting all the operational functions and activities of the department’s Medical Cannabis Dispensary Licensing Section under the Office of Medical Cannabis Control and Regulation including operations, personnel, budgetary matters, and any contracts to ensure that program objectives are achieved pursuant to State statute, rules and regulations, and consistent with legislative, public, and federal expectations.



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited college or university. Excess experience in administration, professional, technical, or other responsible experience, which required a high degree of analytical skill, may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.


Master’s degree preferred. Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Three (3) years in business or public administration, which require a high degree of analytical skill.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Three (3) years of management, administrative and/or analytical experience in overseeing or conducting onsite inspection surveys which demonstrates that the applicant possesses knowledge of public health programs, plans, and policies and procedures; or,


Three (3) years of law enforcement supervisory or investigative detective work, or supply and inventory management that demonstrates experience in understanding and ensuring compliance with physical plant security requirements, management, inventory, and manufacturing controls over Schedule I drugs and drug materials and products, and documentation of handling of evidence and ensuring appropriate chain of custody of products or of Schedule I drugs and drug materials and products as it is transported or distributed between locations, employees, or between employees and caregivers or medical cannabis patients.


Specialized experience may substitute for General experience on a year-for-year basis.


LICENSE:  Valid Hawaii Driver’s license preferred. Must satisfactorily pass a background check to include criminal history records check.


Who May Apply


LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT:  The State of Hawaii requires that all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.


How to Apply


Mail completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment with original signature, cover letter, detailed resume, and salary requirements to:


Department of Health

Office of Medical Cannabis Control and Regulation

4348 Waialae Avenue, #648

Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Attn: Michele Nakata


Application packet at:​nt/job-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, please contact Michele Nakata at [email protected] or (808) 733-2177.


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #121811.


This position is exempt from civil service.  Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be “at will.”  


As a condition of employment with the State of Hawai’i, all new hires must comply with the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.  The COVID-19 vaccination policy can be found at the top of the DOH Internet/Job Opportunities page:​opportunities/


An Equal Opportunity Employer