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The Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Enforcement Director is responsible for overseeing agents in the investigation and enforcement of laws and regulations regarding state alcoholic

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Special Job Requirements:

Shift work involving irregular working hours is occasionally required. Required to carry and use a firearm while on duty. Frequent statewide travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Supervises a regulatory and administrative support staff by interviewing, hiring, training, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Coordinates activities with members of Arkansas for Drug Free Youth and Mothers Against Drunk Driving on programs aimed to prevent drug and alcohol use/abuse by juveniles. Monitors the disbursement of monies received and distributed from the Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Grant and reviews detailed reports identifying the amount, locations, dates, and payees of all grant payments. Reviews and updates the division’s standard operating procedures, reviews citizen complaints of possible outlet violations and assigns to appropriate agent, reviews regular inspections and compliance check activities, written violations and reports submitted by agents, determines if further action is needed, and assigns follow-up investigations as needed and reports of complaints against agents. Ensures division compliance with the vehicle safety program, assists with the coordination of state-owned vehicle maintenance and equipment installation activities, and with the determination of new vehicle purchases and disposal of vehicles to Marketing and Redistribution. Reviews and approves requests for purchase of supplies and equipment, monitors and approves expenditures and budget, prepares biennial budget requests, and authorizes payment of expenses and grant monies. Identifies and coordinates required training for law enforcement staff and establishes time frames for completion, including keeping agents abreast of the latest methods, technology, and policies regarding enforcement of alcohol laws and firearms training, and serves as a liaison to various organizations regarding issues of common interest. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of federal, state, and local alcoholic beverage control laws, rules, and regulations. Knowledge of law enforcement operating standards and procedures. Knowledge of state purchasing, inventory control, vehicle safety, accounting, budgetary, and human resource programs, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of surveillance, investigative, and undercover techniques. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to explain, interpret, and apply alcoholic beverage control laws, rules, and regulations. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports and maintain records. Ability to use a personal computer and related software, including Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to operate a firearm and a motor vehicle. Ability to perform investigations and make arrests. Ability to secure and document court evidence and present testimony and evidence in a court of law.

Minimum Qualifications:

The educational equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, criminal justice, political science or related field; plus six years of progressively more responsible experience in law enforcement, including three years in a professional managerial capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must have basic, general, intermediate, advanced, or senior certification as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training in accordance with ACA 12-9-101 et al. Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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