$31.12-$41.65 Hourly / $2,489.55-$3,331.84 BiWeekly /
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.
Works under the limited supervision of a Consumer Protection Division Director, Liquor Control Supervising Agent or other employee of higher grade.
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.
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.
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.
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been as a Liquor Control Agent or Liquor Control Casino Agent.
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.
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.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to threatening situations in the conduct of investigations.
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)