This class is responsible for conducting investigations, inspections and enforcement of liquor establishments for compliance with applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations and overseeing/training lower level agents.
Nature and Scope
A class incumbent functions under the supervision of the Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Field Supervisor. Work involves conducting civil and criminal investigations and arresting and prosecuting violators of crimes against state and federal Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement laws, rules and regulations and related criminal statutes concerning gambling, narcotics, prostitution and tax evasion. Adjunct to Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement, an incumbent is responsible for performing inspections of establishments for initial licensing, transferring licenses, alterations, etc, auditing warehouse inventories, assisting in providing server training and participating in field training of Agent I's. Work includes coordinating multiple police jurisdictions in controlling potentially violent situations. An incumbent is responsible for on-site, tactical enforcement activities of seizing evidence and sell-backs. A significant aspect of this work involves hazardous conditions, often working alone in undercover capacities frequently with intoxicated people bearing lethal weapons. The nature of this work requires frequent night duty and at times a work week 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.
Identifies and implements compliance and enforcement priorities within assigned areas.
Recognizes, gathers and reports evidence of illegal activities.
Protects the public through education and enforcement.
Participates in overseeing/field training lower level Agents. Provides input to Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Field Supervisor on Agent's performance.
Coordinates with other law enforcement agencies including the State Police, State Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement entities.
Performs wholesaler warehouse inventories for state tax compliance.
Conducts criminal investigations including undercover 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; prosecutes cases in Court and testifies before the Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Commission.
Performs inspections of liquor establishments for initial licensing, transferring licenses, alterations, renovations, etc. to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. Informs applicant/licensee of violations/corrective actions and follows-up to ensure appropriate actions have been taken and collects fees.
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 the principles, practices and techniques of law enforcement.
Knowledge of investigative and surveillance methods and techniques to include criminal investigations.
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 criminal law including procedures for search and arrest warrants.
Knowledge of the use of investigative, enforcement and inspection equipment.
Knowledge of emergency medical techniques.
Skill in the use of fire arms.
Skill in undercover work.
Skill in recognizing, assembling and reporting evidence of illegal activities.
Skill in identifying and implementing enforcement priorities within assigned areas.
Skill in controlling potentially violent situations.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to work in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies.
Ability to oversee/train lower level agents.
Ability to present evidence and prosecute cases in state magistrate court.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement Agent II Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a State of Delaware Council on Police Training Certificate.
At least one year experience as a Certified Police Officer.
Six months experience in conducting investigations which includes conducting interviews to obtain confidential information, gathering evidence and documenting findings.
Six months experience in ensuring compliance with alcohol and tobacco laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).