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Colorado Department of Revenue - Marijuana Enforcement Division

Temporary Minor Operative MED


$20.00 Hourly


Multiple Locations, CO

Job Type

Temporary (9 months or less)

Job Number



Department of Revenue


Enforcement – Marijuana

Opening Date


Closing Date

2/29/2024 5:00 PM Mountain


Determined by Position

FLSA Status


Non-Exempt; position is eligible for overtime compensation.


Primary Physical Work Address

There are three main regions listed for these positions. You may be asked to work in one or more of the various locations throughout the counties listed in a particular Region. Applicants will use the supplemental question provided to indicate which Regions they are willing and able to work in.

Department Information

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We serve all Colorado residents in their everyday lives. The department is driven by our values of service, teamwork, accountability, integrity, and respect. We support the Colorado community as well as those that work here. We value the contributions of every employee and encourage learning so our employees can grow. We celebrate diversity, and together, support an equitable and inclusive culture. We embrace our differences because we believe this brings innovation to our work.

The Department of Revenue (DOR) employs approximately 1,600 hard-working and dedicated employees throughout Colorado. We can be seen performing functions as varied as auditing and collecting taxes, issuing driver licenses and motor vehicle titles, marketing lottery products, and regulating liquor, gaming, horse racing, marijuana, and the auto industry in order to assist the citizens of our state.

As a temporary employee, temporary employees pay state, federal and local (if applicable) taxes, Medicare tax, and contribute to the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA). They also receive Workers’ Compensation coverage.  A temporary employee does not receive health/dental/life insurance benefits and does not receive annual/holiday pay.

CDOR Vision

To empower businesses and individuals through quality customer service, innovation and collaboration.

CDOR Mission

To become a trusted partner to every Coloradan to help them navigate the complexities of government so they can thrive.

CDOR Values

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Description of Job


Marijuana Enforcement Division

The Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) is a dynamic and innovative regulatory agency tasked with licensing and regulating the commercial Medical and Retail Marijuana industries in Colorado. First formed in 2010 as the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division, the MED has developed a leading-edge approach to commercial marijuana regulation and is considered a global regulatory and industry leader. The Division implements legislation, develops regulations, conducts regulatory and criminal investigations, issues business licenses, engages in outreach and education initiatives, and enforces compliance mandates using a range of intervention strategies necessary to maintain a progressive and robust regulatory framework.  The MED promotes transparency and innovation by utilizing a collaborative approach to engaging with stakeholders and by proactively and positively pursuing solutions to issues in a fast-paced professional environment.

Culture & Environment: The Marijuana Enforcement Division’s culture emphasizes Emotional Intelligence and Problem Solving. Members of our team are solution-oriented strategic thinkers who demonstrate professionalism, collaboration and integrity in all interactions.  The MED operates in a dynamic and complex environment that requires members of our team to support one another in navigating new issues, demonstrate agility, embrace challenges as opportunities, and communicate with empathy, respect, and in the interest of progress.

Vision: Regulatory excellence through progressive and proactive compliance and enforcement practices.

 MissionOur mission is to promote public safety and reduce public harm by regulating the Colorado commercial marijuana industry through consistent administration of laws and regulations and strategic integration of process management, functional expertise, and innovative problem-solving.

The Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division is looking to hire individuals to work as Minor Operatives.  Minor Operatives are individuals who are hired through the State between the ages of 18 years old & 20 years old and are tasked with attempting to purchase marijuana products from licensed establishments.

These checks are called underage compliance checks and aim to prevent underage sales of marijuana to those under the age of 21 years.

You will work directly with Marijuana Enforcement Division Investigators in an undercover capacity and may be required to be available to testify in criminal court and administrative hearings.

We are looking for individuals that can be flexible with their work schedule.  Marijuana Enforcement Division Investigators will schedule underage compliance checks a couple of times a month throughout the state of Colorado –

  • Transportation  from a MED office to licensed marijuana establishments will be provided
  • MED is able to work around class schedules, and other employment.
  • All interested parties must complete a State Application and must be between the ages of 18 and 20 years old to be considered.
  • There are no set working schedules or guaranteed hours.