Groundworks Industries
June 21, 2022
Portland, OR
Job Type


Sales Associate - Five Zero Trees East

Reports to: Retail Sales Manager, Retail Sales Supervisor

Schedule & Travel: Full-time or Part-time, minimal travel within the region, open Availability (nights, weekends, holidays)

Five Zero Trees' roots lie in the great Pacific Northwest, referencing Portland's 503 area code in our name, a nod to the magnificent place where our dispensaries found their start. Our stores strive to create a welcoming and safe environment for our customers to explore the joys of cannabis, with team members devoted to providing an extraordinary customer experience. We are actively looking for folks equipped with a passion for cannabis and dedication to building a breadth of knowledge, to guide our customers as they explore our abundance of product offerings. With all the wonder and beauty this region has to offer, we are committed to finding our customers the perfect adventure companion in premium cannabis products! Learn more at

Five Zero Trees is a member of the Groundworks Industries (GW) family of brands. GW is home to a collection of brands that seek to provide knowledgeable, and artful experiences that set new standards for the purchase and experience of cannabis. We are looking for folks who are passionate about cannabis education and want to help us move the dial forward on building an inclusive and professional cannabis culture.

Sales Associate

The Retail Sales Associate educates customers regarding the store's offerings, remains knowledgeable about the current store and industry offerings, and guides customers through the purchasing process. The Sales Associate is the key point of contact for customer interactions at the dispensary and must provide a positive and distinctive experience.

Compensation and Benefits

Retail team members participate in a unique compensation program that allows them to earn tenure-triggered performance increases and have the opportunity to earn team-based bonuses!

In addition to your base wage, we also offer a great benefits package to round out employee total compensation. Full-time team members are eligible for partially employer-sponsored Medical/Vision Insurance as well as voluntary dental insurance. Additionally, the company offers complimentary Short-term disability, Long-term Disability, and Life Insurance for all full-time team members. We even have a wellness program that allows you to earn cash bonuses by walking! Full-time team members also receive Paid Time Off, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, and a generous employee discount at all our locations!


An excellent candidate for this position will have:

  • A demonstrated ability to deliver a differentiated customer service experience
  • The skills required to work in a highly regulated inventory, include attention to detail and above-average organizational skills.

The experience we often see correlated with success in this role is:

  • Retail and customer service work that includes de-escalation and conflict resolution experience
  • Cash handling and opening and closing experience
  • Cannabis industry or traditional retail experience
  • Familiarity with Point of Sale systems and various in-store technology platforms

The important requirements for this role include:

  • All cannabis industry employees must be age 21 or older and hold or obtain a valid OLCC Marijuana Handler's permit
  • Open availability including working nights, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Ability to obtain METRC certification within 30 days of hire

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, and kneel daily in retail and production environments that include concrete or other hard-surface floors and, in some instances, staircases
  • Ability to push, pull and carry up to 50 pounds multiple times daily
  • Ability to maintain focus and memory in environments with distractions such as heavy foot traffic, background noise due to public conversations and the gathering of people, etc.
  • Absent conditions that would prevent the occasional use of PPE such as safety glasses, masks, etc.
  • Ability to sit at a desk and work at a computer for several contiguous hours

EEO Statement

Groundworks Industries and our family of brands are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions are rooted in business needs, role requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, mental or physical disability, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

If you need any assistance or accommodations in the application and interview process please reach out to us at or 971-254-4290, it would be our pleasure to partner with you!

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