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Enforcement Agent Lead, Agent Supervisor

Maryland Alcohol and Tobacco Commission

Recruitment #21-000867-0001

Introduction

THIS RECRUITMENT IS LIMITED TO CURRENT TEMPORARY, CONTRACTUAL, AND PERMANENT EMPLOYEES OF THE COMPTROLLER OF MARYLAND FIELD ENFORCEMENT BUREAU OR THE MARYLAND ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO COMMISSION

This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting certified eligible list may be used to staff several current and future vacancies for this position/function only.

GRADE

SLE 0008

LOCATION OF POSITION

Annapolis, MD

POSITION DUTIES

The Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, Field Enforcement Division (FED) and the Comptroller of Maryland, Field Enforcement Bureau (FEB) are each seeking to fill vacant Enforcement Agent Lead positions.

The incumbent will directly supervise Enforcement Agents and civilian employees, schedule, assign, review, evaluate and possibly discipline a staff member. The incumbent may be required to investigate internal complaints assigned by the Agent in Charge, Deputy Director, Director or Executive Director. The incumbent will be required to report to their workspace at the FED or FEB home office as required, be on call, to respond to various assignments, whether on call or not, during work hours, after work hours, or on weekends and holidays. The incumbent will be responsible for assessing and enforcing criminal and compliance laws and regulations in accordance with the Tax General Article, Alcoholic Beverage Article, Business Regulation laws and the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) pertaining to alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, ESD products, other tobacco products, commodity products or products produced from commodity materials, motor fuels, transient vendors, and tax violations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate as described in the Maryland Police Training Commission regulation.

Experience: Five years of experience as a police officer investigating crimes including motor vehicle accidents and responding to emergency calls for police services or as an Enforcement Agent responsible for assessing and enforcing compliance to laws and regulations pertaining to commodity products such as, but not limited to, alcoholic beverage, tobacco products and related revenue laws and regulations. 

NOTES: 

  1. The above education requirement is set by the Maryland Police Training Commission in accordance with Public Safety Article, Section 3-209. 
  2. Applicants may substitute additional education in criminal justice or law enforcement, at an accredited college or university, at a rate of 30 credit hours for each six months of the required experience for a maximum of two years of the required experience. 
  3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in general inspection, investigation, enforcement, and compliance classification or general inspection, investigation, enforcement, and compliance specialty codes in the logistics field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

** For education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the United States, please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalence evaluating members identified at http://www.naces.org/members.html.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must possess one year of tenure as a Comptroller Field Enforcement Agent to be considered.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

THIS RECRUITMENT IS LIMITED TO CURRENT TEMPORARY, CONTRACTUAL AND PERMANENT EMPLOYEES OF THE COMPTROLLER OF MARYLAND FIELD ENFORCEMENT BUREAU OR THE MARYLAND ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO COMMISSION.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  1. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. 
  2. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.
  3. Employees in this classification must have successfully completed the Entrance Level Police Training Course and hold a current certification by the Maryland Police Training Commission. After training, employees in this classification will be required to maintain periodic certification of essential marksmanship in the firing of a handgun or other firearms that may be necessary to carry out assignments.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Selection standards for police officer certification are established by the Maryland Police Training Commission in accordance with Public Safety Article, Section 3-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. These selection criteria are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 04, Chapter 01 and include the following: 

 

Appointment as a police officer; U.S. Citizenship; 

A complete background investigation; 

Oral interview; 

Physical examination;

Possession of a driver’s license valid in the State of Maryland. 

 

Employees in this classification are subject to call 24 hours a day and must provide the agency with a phone number where they can be reached.

 

Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

 

Employees in this classification may be required to bear firearms and to demonstrate practical knowledge and proficiency in the safe use and care of firearms on a periodic basis.  

 

Employees in this classification may be subject to assignment in any area of the State.

 

Employees in this classification may be subject to long hours of driving to out of State locations.

 

Employees in this classification may be subject to extended workdays on a regular basis.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to demonstrate that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Please indicate clearly any position-specific experience and ensure all education and experience sections are complete. Incomplete information may result in the disqualification of your application.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

*Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Only applicants who meet the minimum and selective qualifications for this recruitment will be considered for this opportunity. Approval of your application will be based on a review of your education, training, and experience. It is essential that you submit complete and accurate information on your application in order to determine if you meet the qualifications as specified above. Due to the nature of this list, all qualified applicants are placed on an unranked list of candidates and will remain active on this list for at least one year.

Qualifying applicants are subject to an oral interview. Prior to appointment, the employee must successfully undergo a comprehensive background investigation including a review of criminal, MVA and tax records; and determination of legal authorization to work in the United States or under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. This background check is comprehensive and may involve fingerprinting. Upon initial appointment OR promotion to a position in the State Personnel Management System, an employee is required to serve an initial six- month probationary period. This probationary period may be extended an additional six months under certain circumstances at the discretion of the appointing authority.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Veterans

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply. If you are seeking veteran's preference, please submit a copy of your DD-214.

Attachments

The preferred method for submitting additional information is to upload it directly into your online account. Please remove references to the first 5 digits of your SSN and your DOB on all attachments by deleting, redacting or blacking that information out with a marker. Any attachments necessary to demonstrate the minimum qualifications were met must be submitted by the filing deadline.

Faxes/Email

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you choose fax or email as the option to submit your application and/or required additional information, you must include the following information on each page you submit:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Recruitment Number (located at the top of the bulletin)
  3. The last 4 digits of your SS#

Fax: 410-974-5249 – This fax number is for Comptroller of Maryland recruitment efforts only.

Email: dseldon@marylandtaxes.gov

For Further Questions

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov.

If you have questions about this particular recruitment, please contact the Comptroller of MD, Office of Human Resources at dseldon@marylandtaxes.gov.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 260-6622 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.