Specialist, Business License

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Responsible for all new and existing store license / permit procurement and renewals.

The base pay range for this role is $21.39 - $30.91. The base pay range is dependent on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, qualifications, relevant education, certifications, seniority, and location. The range listed is just one component of the total compensation package for employees. Other rewards vary by position and location.


• Responsible for the research, application, processing, and renewals of business licenses and permits for all new and existing store locations using License HQ software. This includes determining the license payment, requesting payment, and license delivery to the stores or G&A departments.

• Coordinate with Store Operations and Property Development for all Ross and dd's Discounts stores' licensing and permitting requirements in accordance with governmental agencies.

• Responsible for contacting various city, county, and state government agencies for applications and payment requests, while coordinating with Real Estate, Construction, and Store departments for information and license delivery.

• Responsible for coordinating business-licensing-based logistics for opening new stores in timely manner.

• Responsible for communication to appropriate departments within the company.

• Responsible for occupancy business tax filing, and other applicable licensing and fee filings.

• Assist with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance.

• Special projects as assigned, such as assisting the Merchandising team with researching the licensing requirements for potential new lines of business.



• Collaboration

• Leading by Example

• Communicates Effectively

• Ensures Accountability and Execution

• Manages Conflict

• Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes
With particular emphasis on the following specific position-related competencies:

• Communication

• Analysis and Judgment

• Teamwork

• Initiative


• Minimum 2 years work experience. Previous data entry / general office experience preferred.

• Strong organizational skills

• Good oral and written communication skills

• Strong follow-through

• Deadline oriented

• Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word

• Detail oriented, with a strong emphasis on accuracy

• AA degree or higher, desired

• Ability to work independently or as a team member on projects

• Ability to work autonomously with all levels of management within Ross as well as with local governments

• Ability to cope with pressure and changing priorities


Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
This role requires regular in-office presence, including to process renewals, collect mail, engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work. #LI-Hybrid



This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.