Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Dispensary Licensing

Mar 21 2019
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Office of Health Care Assurance

Ewa, Oahu


Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Dispensary Licensing Surveyor

$4,968 - $6,044 monthly, commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service appointment.  The purpose of this position is to perform on-site survey inspections of medical cannabis production centers and dispensaries to determine compliance to state licensing requirements pursuant to Act 241(SLH 2015) and applicable Hawaii Administrative Rules; to provide professional and technical expertise in the area of safety, security, inventory control, and quality; and provide education and training in regulatory requirements and survey protocols to various individuals, agencies, and community groups.

Minimum Qualifications


EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.  Master’s degree preferred and may substitute for one year of specialize experience.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional investigative experience such as in law enforcement or regulatory compliance or inventory or supply chain management which demonstrated:


1. Initiative, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and judgment required to collect, assemble, and develop facts and other pertinent data.


2. The ability to think logically and objectively, to analyze and evaluate facts, evidence and related information, and arrive at sound conclusions.


3. Skill in written and oral reports and presentation of investigative findings in a clear and concise manner.


4. Tact, discretion, and capacity for obtaining the cooperation and confidence of others.


LICENSE: Possession a current Hawaii State Driver’s License.  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 Health Care Assurance

601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 337

Kapolei, Hawaii  96707

Attn:  Michele N. Nakata


Application packet may be found at:​t/job-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact Michele N. Nakata at or (808) 692-7450.


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met.


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


An Equal Opportunity Employer