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The Cannabis Control Commission is Hiring: Data Manager

Data Manager, $70,000 – $80,000 a year

The Data Manager, under the direction of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), will provide quantitative data analysis and be responsible for managing, manipulating, analyzing, and modeling data to support the Commission’s research agenda, licensing and compliance decisions.


  • Integrates, cleans, and manipulates large datasets from varying data sources;
  • Applies advanced statistical and predictive modeling techniques to construct syntax and run analyses for research interpretation purposes;
  • Utilizes standard testing measures and/or algorithms to test and analyze large amounts of data;
  • Designs and develops data collection measures, instruments, databases, and procedure manuals based on detailed knowledge of data files, related databases, and systems integration;
  • Provides expertise in the design and implementation of data management strategies/techniques/ best practices and quality control procedures, including writing technical requirements and documentation of data sets;
  • Supports the Chief of Investigations and Enforcement with analysis of energy use reporting from marijuana establishments;
  • Works with the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, Department of Energy Resources, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Agricultural Resources, Department of Public Health, and others to monitor environmental and health trends in the cannabis industry; and
  • Collaborates with Commission staff as well as other state agencies and stakeholders to monitor and interpret data and assists in editing the quantitative components of written reports, white papers, briefs, and statistical graphics for research topics and projects with an emphasis on energy and environmental sustainability in the cannabis industry.


  • Maintain the highest standards of personal, professional and ethical conduct and support the Commission’s goals for a diverse and culturally aware workforce;
  • Provides support for quantitative research needs;
  • Contributes to technical and research discussions utilizing data and analyses; and
  • Performs related duties as assigned.



  • Excellent quantitative statistical knowledge and methodology;
  • Experience in Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and dashboarding;
  • Advanced experience with at least one high-level statistical software program (R, SAS, Stata, SPSS etc.);
  • Experience with SQL, Machine Learning and text searching experience;
  • Ability to develop and query databases and perform statistical analysis;
  • Ability to identify metrics, create data syntax, and execute advanced statistical and predictive modeling techniques to answer quantitative research questions;
  • Adept at presenting information in an accurate and concise format;
  • Ability to think critically and strategically;
  • Ability to build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, integrity, cooperation, and mutual regard;
  • Ability to accept personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and for meeting expectations;
  • Ability to seek opportunities to resolve problems, achieve goals, or otherwise advance the Commission’s mission; and
  • Ability to work out of the Worcester headquarters.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Engineering, or related field; advanced degree preferred;
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of related work and/or graduate experience in Research, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Environmental Science, or related field;
  • Experience working with complex, multiple datasets;
  • Solid background in informational technology and/or quantitative data analysis;
  • Knowledge of cannabis regulatory environment and/or research; and
  • Experience working with people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Benefits Package:

The Commission is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package to its employees. The specific components and eligibility may vary based upon position classification, hours worked per week and other variables. Therefore, specific benefits for this position may be discussed as part of the interview and offer process.

This position is non-civil service. This position is an exempt position.

The overall benefits available include: paid vacation, sick and personal leave time, health, dental and vision insurance through the Commonwealth’s Group Insurance, and optional pre-tax Health Savings Account plans.

In addition, the Commission provides employees the opportunity to elect life insurance, long-term disability insurance, deferred compensation savings, tuition remission and pre-tax commuter account plans, along with other programs.

The Commission employees also participate in the Commonwealth’s State Retirement Plan, which can become a defined benefit plan for those that both vest and subsequently retire from State service. Follow this link for additional retirement information:

Commitment to Diversity:

The Commission is committed to building a diverse staff across its entire agency and at all levels. The Commission is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Application Process and Deadline:

The Commission encourages interested candidates that meet the minimum requirements for experience and skills to apply for this position. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail no later than July 8, 2020. The application package should be submitted to:

Please include the position title in the subject line: CCC – Data Manager.

Submissions are due by 5:00 pm (e-mail) on July 8, 2020; late submissions may be considered solely at the discretion of the Commission.

Notice of Required Background Check – Including Tax Compliance:

The Commission requires a background check on all prospective employees as a condition of employment.

Candidates should be aware of this requirement but should also know that such background check is not initiated until:

1. A candidate is invited to a second or subsequent interview, and
2. The candidate has signed the Background Check Authorization Form and related releases.

This background check includes a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, Federal IRS and Department of Revenue state tax compliance on all prospective employees as a condition of their employment. In addition, this position requires pre-employment physical exam.

Candidates with advanced degrees and professional licenses may have these credentials verified. Individuals other than those references provided by a candidate may be contacted in the course of completing a full background and qualification check.

Those candidates invited to interview will be contacted by the Commission. Unfortunately, due to the anticipated high volume of applicants for this vacancy, we are unable to provide status updates to specific individuals.
Official Title: Manager, CNBPrimary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Worcester-2 Washington SquareJob: Information Systems and TechnologyAgency: Cannabis Control CommissionSchedule: Full-timeShift: Day