Want to be a gov’t budtender?

Published on November 28, 2019 by oz. staff

The province is looking to hire for its BC Cannabis Store location in Vernon.

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch will be holding a job fair in Vernon on Tuesday, Dec. 10, to recruit for the store, set to open early next year.

It will run from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Prestige Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre. Attendees will have the chance to meet cannabis store reps.

There will be 10 positions open, including a store manager, assistant store manager, supervisor, and full-time and part-time cannabis consultants.

All candidates have to submit their application via the LDB’s online portal to be considered.

“Successful candidates will receive extensive training concentrating on social responsibility practices related to safe and responsible adult use, comprehensive product knowledge and customer service skills,” says a release from the branch.

“Product knowledge and an understanding of the essential elements related to cannabis products and the industry are appreciated, but not required.”

Retail experience, however, is required.

All BCCS employees must undergo an Enhanced Security Screening.

Vernon’s BCCS location will be at Unit 300A, 2401 – 58 Ave.