Medical Cannabis Business Analyst

State of Utah West Jordan, UT, USA Full-time
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Job Description

Looking for a career in data analysis? Well this position with the Center for Medical Cannabis at the Utah Department of Health may be just what you are looking for. The main purpose of this position is to oversee the performance of its inventory control system (ICS) software and to conduct data analysis using statistical software.


Duties of this position include: monitoring the medical cannabis inventory control system software performance; creating advanced SQL queries to extract, categorize, monitor, manipulate and organize data; use SAS, R or other statistical software to perform data analysis; direct the gathering, organization, storage, and cleaning of medical cannabis data; identify data quality issues; utilize advanced skills in MS Excel to obtain and/or import data and perform various data analyses; direct the preparation of data included in the department’s monthly, quarterly, and annual reports; assess the needs of data users and recommend necessary improvements to software and reports; create data visualizations; write data reports to assist with auditing of medical cannabis pharmacies and medical providers.

Pursuant to Utah Code

• * 4-41-107 and 26-61a-111, this job includes duties that arise from or directly relate to the Utah Medical Cannabis Act. Duties may require conduct which is in violation of the criminal laws of the United States with respect to the manufacture, sale, or distribution of cannabis. As a condition of employment, candidates who are selected to fill this position will be required to sign an Acceptance of Duties Under the Medical Cannabis Act Acknowledgment Form. See Form.


Our Ideal Candidate Will Have

• Advanced data analysis skills with SQL and Excel

• The ability to troubleshoot data quality issues

• Knowledge of SAS, R, or other statistical software to perform data analysis

• The ability to perform quality assurance testing on software

• The ability to oversee the performance of a relational database

• The ability to work with vendors on making software improvements


The following experience or skills may be of benefit to you, but the absence of them will not, necessarily, exclude you from consideration. The hiring manager may identify additional related skills and requirements as preferences in making hiring and promotion decisions.

• Experience performing data analysis using SQL and Excel

• The ability to troubleshoot data quality issues

• Experience responding to data requests from internal and external parties


This is your chance to affect a real change in Utah's future. This is an opportunity for a new career which rewards your knowledge, professional abilities, caring nature, and efforts. This position offers a rich benefits package with 11 paid holidays per year. Annual leave accrued at 4 hours per pay period and increasing over time and sick leave accrued at 4 hours of leave per pay period. Other benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Other employee incentives and bonuses are also available. Please click HERE for a page where you can review these and other benefits.


To learn more about the UDOH and specific programs, please click HERE.

If offered this position, your continued employment will be contingent upon passing a background check and review. This check will include fingerprinting at various UDOH locations for your convenience. There will be no cost to you and fingerprinting will be completed on the first day of employment or shortly thereafter. You may review the policy by clicking HERE