This class is responsible for acquiring a knowledge of and enforcing state and federal laws, rules, regulations and procedures pertaining to Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement.
Nature and Scope
A class incumbent reports to the Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Field Supervisor. An incumbent is closely supervised and receives on-the-job training from the Supervisor and higher level Agents. An incumbent is responsible for learning the applicable laws, rules, regulations, procedures, practices, techniques, programs and equipment by attending the Department approved law enforcement training program and through on-the-job training. Work involves accompanying and assisting superiors with investigations and arresting and prosecuting violators of underage drinking, excessive drinking, DUI, illegal shipping, illegal purchasing, bootlegging, after hours consumption, prohibited federal and state trade practices and illegal inducements violations. Adjunct to Alcoholic Beverage Control enforcement is enforcement of other criminal statutes such as gambling, narcotics, prostitution and tax evasion. An incumbent accompanies and assists superiors with search and seizure operations. A significant aspect of this work involves hazardous conditions including frequent contact with people bearing lethal weapons under the effects of alcohol and illegal narcotics. The nature of this work requires frequent night duty and a work week often in excess of 37 1/2 hours including weekends, holidays and shift work.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Promotes compliance by assisting in inspections and inventories of liquor establishments and answering questions from owners and operators to help them comply.
Assists with enforcement of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement laws, rules, regulations.
Assists with criminal investigations and surveillance activities.
Makes arrests, completes investigative and compliance reports to include crime reports that are submitted to the State Bureau of Identification; reports may be used in court cases; appears as a witness in Court and before the Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Commission.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of applicable state and federal Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Knowledge of applicable state and federal criminal statutes concerning gambling, narcotics, prostitution and tax evasion.
Knowledge of the use of investigative, enforcement and inspection equipment.
Ability to deal with various natured people in stressful situations.
Ability to successfully complete the Department approved law enforcement training program and on-the-job training prior to expiration of probationary period.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement Agent I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
At least 20 and 1/2 years of age.
Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).