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70502 06 ST K4 N 999-99 01/01/2019
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11/24/1993 70502


DEFINITION: This is journey investigative and/or auditing work in the enforcement of the liquor-related laws and regulations in the State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement.

An employee in this class is responsible for conducting investigative and/or auditing work requiring specialized experience or knowledge. As experience is gained, more difficult and involved cases will be assigned to the incumbent. Work is usually performed alone, but occasionally investigations and inspections are made with other law enforcement officials. Work may also include conducting difficult and complex investigative and/or auditing work, frequently as a group leader, in connection with unusual and highly sensitive cases. Work may occasionally involve directing other Liquor Enforcement Officers either as individuals or groups in field investigations, audits or raids. Employees have the power and the duty to arrest on view, except in private homes, without warrant, any person having unlawful possession of, or actually engaged in the unlawful sale, importation, manufacture or transportation of liquor alcohol or malt or brewed beverages in violation of the provisions of the Pennsylvania Liquor Code or other Commonwealth laws. Supervision is received from a Liquor Enforcement Officer Supervisor through specific written and oral instructions, review of reports in conducting investigations and frequent conferences.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Conducts difficult and complex investigations and/or audits in connection with alleged violations of the liquor-related laws.

Assists in training and directing Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainees in conducting field investigations, inspections and audits to determine and enforce compliance with the laws and regulations controlling the sale and manufacture of alcoholic beverages.

Participates in or leads raids in establishments suspected of being operated in violation of the liquor-related laws, and apprehends and arrests violators.

Testifies at administrative or judicial hearings.

Prepares detailed reports of investigations, inspections and audits.

Testifies in administrative and court procedures before minor judiciary and grand juries.

Investigates licensed establishments to determine continued adherence to laws and regulations governing the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the liquor-related laws and regulations.

Knowledge of the methods and techniques of field investigations and law enforcement as related to the liquor-related laws and regulations.

Knowledge of auditing techniques and principles in reference to the liquor-related laws and regulations.

Skill in self-defense techniques.

Skill in proper use of department issued firearms.

Skill in the techniques of arrests.

Ability to ascertain facts and secure evidence by personal contact and observation.

Ability to cope with difficult enforcement problems firmly and tactfully.

Ability to write clear and concise reports and present them orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainees, law enforcement officials, business proprietors and the general public.

Ability to give adequate consideration to detailed matters.

Ability to make accurate notes of facts gathered during an investigation and to testify from these notes before the minor judiciary court, administrative bodies and grand jury.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Successful completion of the Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainee training program.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid driver's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.