The Ohio Department of Commerce is seeking to immediately add 5-10 hearing officers to preside over administrative proceedings for its Divisions and programs, including the Medical Marijuana Control Program, the Manufactured Homes Program, and the divisions of Financial Institutions, Industrial Compliance, Liquor Control, Real Estate & Professional Licensing, Securities, State Fire Marshal and Unclaimed Funds. Hearing officers will be independent contractors working on an “as needed basis” from Dec. 15, 2017–June 30, 2019. Candidates with 5+ years of litigation/adjudicative experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Ohio Department of Commerce is the State’s chief regulatory agency.
Our mission is to assist businesses to operate lawfully so they can succeed as jobs-creators and we can safeguard Ohioans.
The Department of Commerce is self-supporting, through fees. We issue nearly 600,000 licenses, permits, registrations and certifications each year in various professions, industries and commercial en...terprises.
The Department is made of up 8 Divisions. Through the divisions, we regulate banks and savings institutions, credit unions, mortgage lenders and consumer finance businesses; Securities professionals and products; real estate professionals and cable television. The Division of Liquor Control is a part of the Department of Commerce, as is the Division of the State Fire Marshal. We regulate the building industry and collect and hold Unclaimed Funds until we can return the money to its rightful owner.