About the Department of Excise and Licenses

The Department of Excise and Licenses issues over 150 types of business licenses to new qualified applicants, determines which licenses should be renewed or suspended according to current law, and collects license fees on all new applications and renewals. Excise and Licenses takes enforcement action on licenses, including revocation, in accordance with city ordinances. The office also conducts public hearings, issues security alarm permits, and serves as the local authority for administering the state’s liquor and marijuana codes.


For more information visit Excise and Licenses website at https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denverbusiness-licensing-center.html. .


The Department of Excise and Licenses is seeking a dedicated and motivated individual to serve as the Cannabis Process Navigator. 


In this role, you will serve as the key cannabis industry resource within the City to aid in proactively identifying specific requirements, timelines and processes for cannabis businesses in Denver.  You will also be the liaison across several city departments and agencies that regulate cannabis businesses and projects.  You will work with the cannabis industry to resolve compliance issues that arise between the city and cannabis operators.  The selected candidate must have a thorough understanding of the requirements related to various cannabis business operations that will operate within the City. 


Additionally, the Cannabis Process Navigator will:

  • Provide education to the industry about city processes and requirements through coordinating and facilitating cross-agency workshops and seminars. 
  • Assist the cannabis business community with navigating the processes within the City to comply with the complex and continually evolving state rules and regulations in addition to local Denver regulations (e.g., zoning, building, fire, public health and licensing requirements).  
  • Serve as a central point of contact for the marijuana businesses for specific location-based projects that require interaction with multiple City agencies.
  • Ensure all involved agencies are aware of the project and assist the industry stakeholders with the lawful implementation of the project.
  • Work with industry stakeholders to identify potential City requirements affecting a cannabis business license.
  • Aid the industry in communicating with City Departments and identifying potential areas with opportunity for process improvement.
  • Coordinate educational sessions and training for inspectors across the City agencies that regulate cannabis businesses.


About You


Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be a dependable, task-oriented individual with excellent follow-through
  • Have an approachable and professional demeanor that can work to establish open and transparent communications between the cannabis industry and City departments
  • Can easily collaborate with leadership team members across multiple City departments to discuss issues, coordinate activities, or resolve problems.


We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or a related field based on a specific position(s).
  • Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of experience acting as an administrator or a full performance level professional within a specialized, functional area. (Some positions may require experience in a specific area)
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education.


Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.

  • License/Certifications: None

About Everything Else


Job Profile

BA2929 Administrator II

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Position Type

Limited (Fixed Term)


Pay Range

Pay Range $76,307.00 – $122,091.00



Excise & License


Assessment Requirement


The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. 

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