Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
02270 11 ST A3 N 645-12 07/13/2004
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DEFINITION: This is highly responsible administrative work in directing statewide development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's comprehensive liquor licensing program.

The employee in this job is responsible for broad direction and control over all activities of the Bureau of Licensing. Work includes ongoing interaction with private and public organizations, governmental officials at the state and national levels, civic and religious groups, attorneys, licensees, and the public to interpret, clarify, and promote Board liquor licensing policies and programs. Work is subject to assignments, projects, and responsibilities delegated by the Board, frequently involving a high degree of political sensitivity, coordination, and legislative interaction. Supervision is exercised over the Assistant Director, Bureau of Licensing. Work is performed with a high degree of independence and is reviewed for program effectiveness and conformance to applicable laws, policies, and regulations through conferences and reports.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Plans and directs statewide operations of the liquor licensing program.

Participates in Board meetings and makes recommendations on issues relating to licensing transactions and legislative or regulatory changes.

Directs and ensures Agency compliance with existing laws, regulations, and policies promulgated through the Liquor Code, PA Code Title 40, and subsequent legislative amendments and Board mandates.

Advises and confers with the Board, attorneys, the Administrative Law Judge, the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, and others concerning liquor licensing issues.

Imparts liquor licensing expertise to House and Senate Committees.

Testifies at legislative committee hearings, Common Pleas and Commonwealth Courts concerning liquor licensing issues.

Performs legislative lobbying activities to promote proposed licensing initiatives.

Directs the development and ensures implementation of special regulatory and licensing programs.

Approves transfers of ownership of various licenses, disapproves licenses involving unresolved tax issues, and directs the conduct of hearings as necessary.

Directs the compilation of data supporting statutory and regulatory changes and subsequent input to the Agency's regulatory coordinator and the Board.

Oversees the direction and coordination of licensing field investigations and audits.

Determines suitability of licensees under provisions of the Nuisance Bar Program.

Provides guidance and direction on programs which furnish public relations, information, and advice to licensees, applicants, attorneys, news media, and the general public on issues of policy, procedure, and regulations governing licensing transactions.

Represents the bureau and the Board at state and national conferences, seminars, forums, and meetings, on Pennsylvania liquor licensing laws.

Directs the preparation, analysis, and control of the Bureau's fiscal budget.

Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

The employee in this job may participate in the performance of their subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

Performs other related duties as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of legislative processes and the prescribed procedures and requirements of Civil Law, the Pennsylvania Liquor Code, and Title 40, Pennsylvania Code.

Knowledge of Board regulations, precedents, and policies governing the selective liquor licensing program.

Knowledge of all operating levels within the Bureau of Licensing, the overall licensing process, and related procedures and policies.

Knowledge of contemporary alcohol beverage business and industry practices.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and government operations.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective supervision.

Ability to plan and direct a comprehensive statewide liquor licensing program.

Ability to effect operating managers compliance with statutory, regulatory, and Board policies.

Ability to provide leadership, guidance, and managerial direction to subordinate staff.

Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in the application and interpretation of administrative procedures, operations, and policies.

Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Ability to analyze applicable legislation, legislative mandates, program policies, and industry regulations, and formulate consequent actions.

Ability to speak effectively before large groups.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency and Commonwealth officials, the legislature, civic and religious groups, law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and licensees.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: One year as Assistant Director, Bureau Licensing;


Two years of experience as an LCB Licensing Manager;


Ten years of experience in conducting accounting reviews or audits, or administrative or technical experience in a legal, licensing, or other regulatory program requiring the interpretation and application of statutes, program policies, and industry regulations, including five years of supervisory or managerial experience.

College course work in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field may be substituted for the non-supervisory experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of four years.


An equivalent combination of experience and training which includes five years of supervisory or managerial experience in a legal, licensing, or other regulatory program.