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FULL-TIME CONTRACTUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND COMPLIANCE INVESTIGATOR

Recruitment #17-006094-0007

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of Health

Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission

Bureau of Enforcement and Compliance

4201 Patterson Avenue

Baltimore, MD  21215

Main Purpose of Job

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Enforces the law and conducts investigations, compliance and site investigations according to agency policies and with minimal supervision.
  • Performs specialized and involved tasks, and administrative duties, including investigation of complex incidents or criminal acts pertaining to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program.      
  • Investigates complaints pertaining to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program and issues reports, summonses or makes arrests.
  • Prepares detailed reports and maintains records.      
  • Technically proficient and able to input, extract and analyze data collected in the state wide Marijuana Enforcement Tracking Reporting and Compliance system and other MMCC databases.      
  • Detects and investigates violations of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) and state statutes; interviews victims, suspects, and witnesses; collects and identifies evidence and property; seizes contraband and/or evidence; maintains chain of custody and protects crime scenes.       
  • Reports to the Regional Director of Enforcement and Compliance.      
  • Develops and/or reviews the development of training plans for the section's personnel.      
  • Apprehends violators, issues citations, obtains, verifies, and executes arrest warrants; detains and inspects persons and premises as required; transports and handles prisoners if necessary.      
  • Prepares for and gives legal testimony; appears at administrative hearings and court as a designated investigating officer if necessary.       
  • Preferred 5-10 Years conducting narcotics or drug investigations (other law enforcement investigatory experience may qualify).      
  • Experience conducting background investigations, financial crime and licensing investigations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent, BS/BA degree is preferred.
  • Must have graduated from a Federal or Maryland Police Academy (State, County or City) or Compliance and Investigative Training Academy.
  • At least 5 years prior experience in law enforcement, public safety or compliance. 
  • Knowledge and experience with patient registries and health care law.
  • Supervisory knowledge and experience in state licensing and background investigations .
  • Knowledge of civil and criminal drug enforcement laws and regulations. 
  • Knowledge of inspections and processes.
  • Experience with and knowledge of COMAR.
  • Knowledge and experience utilizing commercial, state and federal criminal information databases.
  • Knowledge of the scope, methods and tactics of a criminal investigative team.
  • Skill in the peaceful resolution of conflict and the diffusion of tense situations.
  • Skill in the use of public safety offensive and defensive tactics.
  • Familiarity with forensic accounting and auditing processes.
  • Ability to interpret and apply department policy. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively interview persons and ascertain facts.
  • Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and implement changes.
  • State wide travel will be necessary.
  • Ability to obtain a Special Police Commission.   
  • Must possess a valid Maryland Driver's License at time of employment and thereafter,
  • Must undergo a thorough background investigation including fingerprint-based criminal history records inquiries through CJIS and the FBI.

 

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Must have graduated from a Federal or Maryland Police Academy (State, County or City) or Compliance and Investigative Training Academy.  A copy of your certificate must be attached to your application.

Must undergo a thorough background investigation including fingerprint-based criminal history records inquiries through CJIS and the FBI.

Must possess a valid Maryland Driver's License at time of employment and thereafter.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

BS/BA degree is preferred.

5-10 Years conducting narcotics or drug investigations (other law enforcement investigatory experience may qualify) is preferred.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland at time of employment and therefore.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov. If online process is not available, please send your paper application to: Maryland Department of Health, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the Maryland Department of Health Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at dhmh.jobs@maryland.gov.