Department of Administrative Services

Liquor Control Special Agent (0936PS)

$30.07-$40.24 Hourly / $2,405.33-$3,219.16 BiWeekly /
$62,779.11-$84,020.08 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Consumer Protection, Liquor Control Division, this class is accountable for performing the most complex investigations in connection with the administration and enforcement of the Liquor Control Act and regulations of the Department and the Liquor Control Commission.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the limited supervision of a Consumer Protection Division Director, Liquor Control Supervising Agent or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead Liquor Control Agents and other staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs specialized related duties in conducting and coordinating various investigations including those with appropriate law or other enforcement agencies; conducts renewal inspections of existing premises; pre-approves plans for alterations and additions to permit premises; interviews principals, complainants, permitees, witnesses, etc.; conducts surveillance of suspect premises as required; examines corporate and financial records, personnel files, inventories, etc.; researches records and documents financial sources of businesses; determines nature and extent and cites violations of Liquor Control Act, building or fire codes; prepares comprehensive reports regarding investigations including evidence and documentation; assists in preparation of court cases; testifies in court and at hearings before Commission; provides information to the public concerning relevant agency, state and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures; organizes and maintains complaint records and files; checks illegal advertisements within liquor industry including promotional programs and recommends appropriate action; acts as working supervisor for Liquor Control Agents and other personnel when leading special investigations such as violation of ownership, selling liquor to minors or outside of business hours, etc.; acts as liaison with other units and agencies concerning agency policies and procedures; trains new agents; may confiscate liquor or related items; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of investigative methods and techniques; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience in investigatory work, technical or administrative work in the liquor industry or other related industry dealing with the general public.

Note: Related industry is interpreted as any business such as a restaurant, grocery store, pharmacy, etc. which would necessitate some familiarity with liquor statutes and regulations as well as health, sanitary, zoning and fire code regulations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been as a Liquor Control Agent or Liquor Control Casino Agent.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class are subject to Section 30-4 of the Connecticut General Statutes states in part: "...no employee of the Department of Consumer Protection who carries out the duties and responsibilities of sections 30-2 to 30-68mm, inclusive, and the regulations enacted thereunder may, directly or indirectly, individually or as a member of a partnership or as a shareholder of a corporation, have any interest whatsoever in dealing in or in the manufacture of alcoholic liquor, nor receive any commission or profit whatsoever from nor have any interest whatsoever in the purchases or sales made by the persons authorized by this chapter to purchase or sell alcoholic liquor...".
  2. Incumbents in this class are subject to work unscheduled hours.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate will be made before persons are certified for appointment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must be in good health and must have and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity to effectively perform the duties of the class.
  2. Applicants may be required to pass a physical examination.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to threatening situations in the conduct of investigations.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(14)-Inspection-Investigation

BARGAINING UNIT

(09)-PROTECT SERV (NP-5)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

PS 14

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Liquor Control Special Agent in Salary Group PS 14 approved effective March 9, 2012. (Revised to modify Special Experience)

EFFECTIVE DATE

07/13/2018

CLASS: 0936PS; EST: 5/5/1989; REV: 3/6/2018;