SCIA Employment Resource Center

The Sacramento Cannabis Industry Association's Employment Resource Center is Sacramento's leader in cannabis employment and education opportunities. Currently representing over 60% of the local industry – from cultivation to retail and everywhere in between – we provide motivated individuals an opportunity to break into the market in a variety of vocations, while supplying the industry with the most highly trained and outgoing prospective employees.

Our Center constitutes a one-stop shop designed to provide job training and employment opportunities to qualified candidates and matching them with industry employers. If you’re in the field already – or interested in joining a burgeoning industry, submit a resume below with contact information.

Minimum requirements: 1. Eligible to work in the United States. 2. You are 21 years of age or older.

    • Career Type
      ManagementSales AssociateDeliveryDispatchCannabis Processor/TrimmerBrand Ambassador
    • Resume & Cover Letter


    Retail management positions in the cannabis industry require a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of the brick-and-mortar retail paradigm relating to, for instance, inventory, sales and customer service. Managers make use of this know-how by providing training and encouragement to co-workers. A good manager sets a standard of excellence that his/her co-workers are inspired to emulate. Managers must also demonstrate exceptional organizational skills, accountability and fastidious attention to detail, as failure to comply with regulatory standards can incapacitate an otherwise thriving business. Accomplished sales associates tend to make good candidates for managerial positions.

    Sales Associate:

    The sales associate, aka budtender, is the friendly face on the front line of retail cannabis entrusted with establishing an empathetic and understanding rapport with the customer. Important qualities for success at this position include an in-depth familiarity with the product, strong interpersonal skills, stellar customer service, and the ability to adapt to the diverse range of tastes exhibited by today’s cannabis consumer.

    Cannabis Processor/Trimmer:

    What was once seasonal work has developed into a year-round industry. A cannabis processor works at the beginning of the supply chain following harvest snipping away excess plant matter from cannabinoid dense flower to create manicured bud desired by dispensaries. Individuals with a keen eye for detail, who can focus for extended periods of time and possess basic experience in the field, will excel at this position. The industry is seeking detail oriented, trustworthy, and knowledgeable individuals.

    Brand Ambassador:

    The brand ambassador is the “face” of the brand. Ambassadors work in dispensaries representing various vendor companies, performing product demonstrations, and assisting customers with inquiries. A perfect candidate for the position is an outgoing, enthusiastic person who enjoys reaching out and helping customers find products to fit their needs.


    Successful delivery driver candidates are punctual, reliable, and trustworthy individuals. Delivery drivers are expected to provide high quality customer service with attention to accuracy of orders and expediency of delivery.


    Cannabis dispatchers intake patients over the phone or text message, fill orders, and coordinate driver times and routes. Those who excel at this position are detail oriented, and effective communicators with exemplary analytical skills.

    Floor Manager:

    The floor managers are responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the dispensary in accordance with the State of California and standards set by the CCM.  They are responsible for the overall profitability of the dispensary.  The dispensary Managers provide support to all dispensary employees and customers/patients.  They are responsible for scheduling, training, upholding store policies, and procedures, and staying updated on industry news and product information.  The dispensary managers are responsible for the facilities cleanliness, the ordering and receiving of all inventory/products, maintaining and withholding compliance.