Temporary Minor Operative MED
Multiple Locations, CO
Temporary (9 months or less)
Department of Revenue
Enforcement – Marijuana
2/29/2024 5:00 PM Mountain
Determined by Position
Non-Exempt; position is eligible for overtime compensation.
Primary Physical Work Address
There are three main regions listed for these positions. You may be asked to work in one or more of the various locations throughout the counties listed in a particular Region. Applicants will use the supplemental question provided to indicate which Regions they are willing and able to work in.
We serve all Colorado residents in their everyday lives. The department is driven by our values of service, teamwork, accountability, integrity, and respect. We support the Colorado community as well as those that work here. We value the contributions of every employee and encourage learning so our employees can grow. We celebrate diversity, and together, support an equitable and inclusive culture. We embrace our differences because we believe this brings innovation to our work.
The Department of Revenue (DOR) employs approximately 1,600 hard-working and dedicated employees throughout Colorado. We can be seen performing functions as varied as auditing and collecting taxes, issuing driver licenses and motor vehicle titles, marketing lottery products, and regulating liquor, gaming, horse racing, marijuana, and the auto industry in order to assist the citizens of our state.
As a temporary employee, temporary employees pay state, federal and local (if applicable) taxes, Medicare tax, and contribute to the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA). They also receive Workers’ Compensation coverage. A temporary employee does not receive health/dental/life insurance benefits and does not receive annual/holiday pay.
To empower businesses and individuals through quality customer service, innovation and collaboration.
To become a trusted partner to every Coloradan to help them navigate the complexities of government so they can thrive.
Description of Job
Marijuana Enforcement Division
The Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) is a dynamic and innovative regulatory agency tasked with licensing and regulating the commercial Medical and Retail Marijuana industries in Colorado. First formed in 2010 as the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division, the MED has developed a leading-edge approach to commercial marijuana regulation and is considered a global regulatory and industry leader. The Division implements legislation, develops regulations, conducts regulatory and criminal investigations, issues business licenses, engages in outreach and education initiatives, and enforces compliance mandates using a range of intervention strategies necessary to maintain a progressive and robust regulatory framework. The MED promotes transparency and innovation by utilizing a collaborative approach to engaging with stakeholders and by proactively and positively pursuing solutions to issues in a fast-paced professional environment.
Culture & Environment: The Marijuana Enforcement Division’s culture emphasizes Emotional Intelligence and Problem Solving. Members of our team are solution-oriented strategic thinkers who demonstrate professionalism, collaboration and integrity in all interactions. The MED operates in a dynamic and complex environment that requires members of our team to support one another in navigating new issues, demonstrate agility, embrace challenges as opportunities, and communicate with empathy, respect, and in the interest of progress.
Vision: Regulatory excellence through progressive and proactive compliance and enforcement practices.
Mission: Our mission is to promote public safety and reduce public harm by regulating the Colorado commercial marijuana industry through consistent administration of laws and regulations and strategic integration of process management, functional expertise, and innovative problem-solving.
The Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division is looking to hire individuals to work as Minor Operatives. Minor Operatives are individuals who are hired through the State between the ages of 18 years old & 20 years old and are tasked with attempting to purchase marijuana products from licensed establishments.
* AT THIS TIME WE DO NOT HAVE ANY CURRENT VACANCIES IN THE CENTRAL REGION (DENVER METRO AREAS) – THIS REGION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: PARK, JEFFERSON, DENVER, ADAMS, ARAPAHOE, DOUGLAS, ELBERT AND LINCOLN.
These checks are called underage compliance checks and aim to prevent underage sales of marijuana to those under the age of 21 years.
You will work directly with Marijuana Enforcement Division Investigators in an undercover capacity and may be required to be available to testify in criminal court and administrative hearings.
We are looking for individuals that can be flexible with their work schedule. Marijuana Enforcement Division Investigators will schedule underage compliance checks a couple of times a month throughout the state of Colorado –
- Transportation from a MED office to licensed marijuana establishments will be provided
- MED is able to work around class schedules, and other employment.
- All interested parties must complete a State Application and must be between the ages of 18 and 20 years old to be considered.
- There are no set working schedules or guaranteed hours.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Residency Requirement: (New)
This posting is open to current and non-current residents of the State of Colorado at the time of submitting your application. However, if you are selected and accept the position, you will be required to establish residence in the State of Colorado.
Education and Experience:
Must be between the ages of 18 and 20 years old
Must possess and maintain a valid State issued Identification Card (ID) or Driver License and be willing and able to work evenings and weekends.
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Proven ability to work independently and accept supervision
DOR Required Skills and Competencies:
Competencies required for all DOR positions include good communications skills, interpersonal and people management skills, the ability to multitask, the ability to work with confidential information, the ability to work in high-stress environments, and the demonstrated ability to assist customers.
Conditions of Employment with the Colorado Department of Revenue:
1. As a condition of employment with the Colorado Department of Revenue, a requirement exists that all personnel timely file all necessary Colorado Individual Income Tax (CIIT) returns and timely pay tax obligations. As such, all employees must undergo a pre-employment evaluation of their tax records/accounts to ensure compliance with this policy.
2. Employees are in a position of public trust in the performance of their job duties and must operate in a manner that maintains the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and public confidence. All job finalists require successful completion of a background investigation and reference check prior to appointment. Background checks may include national criminal, financial, traffic, civil, education, and/or experience checks or any other checks related to the job assignment. Fingerprint background checks and pre-employment drug testing may also be required for some positions.
Only complete applications submitted on or before the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected. For assistance with the application process, please review the following video provided by the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration “Applying for a Job with the State of Colorado”.
Work history must be documented in detail under the experience portion of application-“see resume” will not be accepted.
Complete Applications must include the following documents:
1) A complete CDOR Application for Announced Vacancy (Submit online using the link in this announcement)
2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (Submit online as part of your application)
Minimum Qualifications and Comparative Analysis:
Part of, or the entire comparative analysis for this position, may involve a review of the information submitted in the application material, including the answers to the supplemental questions. Therefore, it is paramount that in the experience portion of the application, the applicant describes the extent to which they possess the education, experience, competencies and background as they relate to the duties outlined in the job announcement, as well as the special and/or preferred qualifications.
List your employment history starting with the most recent job, including part-time, temporary, and volunteer jobs. If more than one job was held with a given organization, list each job held as a separate period of employment.
Under “Duties,” describe clearly the tasks you performed and the nature of your supervisory, technical, or other responsibilities as they relate to the job for which you are applying. Be complete and specific in detailing of duties.
Information must be accurate, including dates of employment. If it is found that information provided is falsified, you will not be considered for a job with the State of Colorado and/or may be removed from a job after hire.
Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions may affect the applicant’s score and/or prevent them from competing in any subsequent measures used to arrive at a top group of applicants.
Factors to be assessed are those outlined in the requirements, competencies, and preferred qualifications.
Years will be expressed in terms of full-time equivalent service with full-time workload equal to one (1) Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) year. No more than 1.00 FTE year may be credited in any twelve (12) month period. Positions working 40 hours or less per week will be prorated (30 hrs/wk=0.75 FTE=9 mos credit; 20 hrs/wk=0.5 FTE=6 mos credit; 10 hrs/wk=0.25 FTE=3 mos credit)
The eligible list established from this posting may be used to fill additional vacancies.
All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted via email. Include a working email address on your application; one that is checked often as time sensitive correspondence such as exam information or notification will take place via email. Please set up your e-mail to accept messages from “state.co.us” and “email@example.com” addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Compliance
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.
The Colorado Department of Revenue is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Jacqueline Brown-Tremble at firstname.lastname@example.org
The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building work environments that are inclusive and reflect our communities and the diverse talents of all people. We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds and abilities to apply.
How to apply:
Please submit an online application for this position at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado. Reach out to the Department Contact to apply using a paper application, including any supplemental questions. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed.
If not applying online, submit application to:
It is recommended that you apply on-line and it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their application materials include all documents in the applicant checklist and that they are received by the CLOSING DATE and TIME.
Department Contact Information:
Anita McEachern, HR Analayst at email@example.com
Methods of Appointment:
Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.
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