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The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is seeking a Regulatory Specialist in our Division of Agricultural Resource Management to work within the Industrial Hemp Program to lead efforts in developing policies and procedures for monitoring compliance and enforcing the regulations in addition to providing technical support with hemp licensure.

This position is headquartered at 2811 Agriculture Dr. in Madison, WI in the Prairie Oak State Office Building situated on the city's southeast side, but will frequently travel around the state for work purposes. At our facility, we offer ample, low-cost parking and are only minutes away from the Beltline Highway, Interstate 90 and Highway 51 for easy access to local restaurants, retail, and service locations.

This rewarding full time position offers competitive pay and excellent benefits. The State of Wisconsin benefits package includes 3.5 weeks of leave time to start, 9 paid holidays, an ample amount of sick leave, multiple insurance options, and an exceptional retirement plan.

A valid driver’s license or the ability to provide one's own transportation for work purposes is required as this position travels periodically throughout the state for work assignments including some overnight stays.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DATCP sponsorship) at the time of application.

It is critical that you clearly identify and describe your training and experience on your resume and letter of experience in the following areas:

Minimum Qualifications (Required - Candidates must have experience and/or education relevant to these areas in order to be considered for the position):

1.) Experience using Microsoft Dynamics CRM or comparable database for data management/analysis (collecting, tracking, analyzing and evaluating data; conducting trend analysis; developing reports, etc.)

2.) Performing inspections/reviews of businesses for compliance with established policies, statutes, laws and/or regulations with state enforcement authority (drafting, reviewing, and analyzing compliance or regulatory related documents, training other staff on these processes, etc.)

3.) Experience serving as a technical resource/liaison corresponding with internal and external stakeholders (customers; businesses; local, state, and federal agencies, law enforcement, etc.) providing resources, program interpretation and/or information

A well-qualified candidate will also have experience and/or training in the following areas:

1.) Investigation/enforcement duties (applying investigative techniques, determining disciplinary orders for enforcement such as suspension, revocation, refusal of licensure, or referral to law enforcement)

2.) Performing analytical assignments related to policy development (reviewing and analyzing local/state/federal laws and statutes; program evaluation; policy analysis; etc.)

3.) Previous work experience in the industrial hemp production field