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Enforcement Agent

Recruitment #23-000868-0002


Alcohol, Tobacco, and Cannabis Commission (ATCC) is tasked with supporting the Maryland Cannabis Administration (MCA) in the regulation of the medical and retail cannabis industries, as well as the regulation of the alcohol and tobacco industries, in Maryland. The mission of the ATCC is to advance public safety, support economic growth, and reduce public harm by promoting the responsible sale and consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis products through consistent administration and enforcement of laws and regulations, as well as the strategic integration of process management, functional expertise, and the study of operations and administration of similar laws in other states and countries.

The mission of the Field Enforcement Division of the ATCC is to protect consumers from illicit alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis products entering the marketplace as well as ensuring state revenues are protected. The Field Enforcement Division provides guidance to the alcoholic beverage and tobacco industries through a program of inspection, education, and enforcement to ensure compliance with state laws and regulations.  The Field Enforcement Division strives to maximize a culture of compliance with the alcohol, tobacco and cannabis laws and regulations of the state by being adaptable to statutory changes and product evolution, employing modern technology, and advancing state-wide consistency in enforcement.


SLE 0007


McHenry Row-Banner Building

1215 E. Fort Ave. Suite 300

Baltimore, MD 21230


The Field Enforcement Division of the ATCC is seeking to employ experienced, Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission (MPTSC) certified Police Officers to perform the duties of an Alcohol, Tobacco, and Cannabis Commission Field Enforcement Agent.

Field Enforcement Agents are either designated as an Investigator conducting special investigations or assigned a geographic area of the state and required to perform both criminal and regulatory investigations. The appointee will be responsible for assessing and enforcing criminal and compliance regulations in accordance with the revenue laws pertaining to alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, electronic smoking devices and other tobacco products.


As Law Enforcement Officers, applicants selected to fill these positions will be required to work evenings, assigned on call duties, subject to be called out to service anytime and required to work select weekends and holidays.


Qualified candidates must have the following minimum education and experience:

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

Experience: Four (4) 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 product, cannabis products and related revenue laws and regulations.


1. The above education requirement is set by the Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission in accordance with Public Safety Article, Section 3-209, Annotated Code of Maryland.

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.


Qualified candidates must have the following qualification:

Only applicants that are current certified police officers or applicants that meet the qualification for recertification as a sworn police officer in Maryland due to a separation in police service for less than three (3) years by the employment start date will be considered in accordance with MD Public safety Code, Section 3-210 (a). Lapse of certification.


The following is a preferred qualification:

Good communication skills and at least one year of investigative police experience


1. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties, which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

2. After training, employees in this classification will be required to maintain periodic certification of essential marksmanship in the firing of a handgun and other firearms that may be necessary to carry out assignments.

3. Employees in this classification must have successfully completed the Entrance Level Police Training Course required by the Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission and hold a current police officer certification by the Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission.


1. Selection standards for police officer certification are established by the Maryland Police and Corrections 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.

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

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

4. 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.

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

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

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


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. 


For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation will be required prior to hire. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that are relevant to this position.



All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application or emailed to Beth Richard Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.


Inquiries about this recruitment can be made to Beth Richard


Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities. 


If you have 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


TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay. 


Proof of eligibility to work is required in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Any misrepresentations of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment. 


ATCC is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.


We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.

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