Career Opportunities

There are a wide variety of careers available in cannabis regulation at the state level! The Bureau of Cannabis Control, CDFA’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, CDPH’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch, and other state agencies are all hiring for a wide variety of positions as it relates to cannabis regulation. Active job seekers can find a list of open positions located on the State of California’s jobs website by searching for the term “cannabis” in the search bar.

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) is looking for dynamic, highly motivated individuals that want to work in a multi-tasking environment. The Bureau is a newly established program and responsible for regulating commercial cannabis retailers, distributors, microbusinesses, testing laboratories, and temporary cannabis events. The Bureau’s primary mission is to protect the public and consumers, which is carried out through various regulatory licensing, enforcement and disciplinary activities.

Advantages in working at the Bureau include the opportunity for advancement, easy access to Highway 50, many eateries and shopping centers, easy access to light rail and other public transportation, and FREE PARKING. See our open positions and instructions on how to apply below for more details.

Application & Examination Instructions

Applicants who have not held a state position before, or have yet to apply for one, are encouraged to watch the following step-by-step video tutorials available on YouTube. These videos are designed to guide interested applicants through the state’s application and examination process.

1. Applying for a State Job

2. Getting Started & Taking an Examination