Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
70510 05 ST A4 C 662-20 09/08/2006
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09/08/2006 70510


DEFINITION: This is entry level regulatory review and inspection work ensuring compliance with the Pennsylvania Liquor Code and related laws and regulations.

An employee in this job is responsible for conducting routine to moderately complex regulatory reviews and inspections within prescribed provisions and standards of the PA Liquor Code and Act 1987-14 for an assigned geographic area. Work involves inspecting establishments for conformance with the PA Liquor Code and local regulatory requirements; reviewing, researching, and verifying information regarding applicants and their business operations; tracing the source of funds to determine compliance with the PA Liquor Code; reviewing and analyzing private and public records of licensees to ensure no adverse interests are involved; conducting criminal background checks on applicants; and informing applicants and their attorneys on PA Liquor Code requirements and the Board’s application process. Employees prepare reports of findings and determine whether applications for new liquor licenses, license renewals or revised status of current licensees of the Board meet the minimum qualifications as identified by law. Work may also involve testifying at administrative hearings or court proceedings. Employees may work independently on routine and moderately complex reviews or participate with an LCB Licensing Analyst 2 on complex reviews. Work is assigned by an LCB Licensing Analyst Supervisor and is reviewed through inspection reports and conferences.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Conducts routine to moderately complex regulatory reviews and inspections to determine applicant compliance with the PA Liquor Code and Act 1987-14.

Prepares reports of facts and findings for submission to Central Office.

Reviews, examines, and verifies information presented in liquor license applications.

Reviews financial records and legal documents to determine the source of applicants’ assets and funding, legitimacy of operation, and any illegal activity.

Conducts character and background checks of applicants, managers, and corporate managers for evidence of criminal history.

Conducts reviews and inspections as assigned by the Board.

Inspects and verifies the reported physical dimensions of applicants’ premises.

Measures distances between applicants’ premises and restrictive institutions and other licensees.

Informs applicants and their attorneys of the Board’s application process and the PA Liquor Code’s requirements.

Reads blueprints and sketches drawings of applicants’ premises to verify room dimensions.

Verifies the postal address of subject sites.

Verifies the citizenship of applicants.

Assists higher level licensing analysts in conducting complex licensing inspections.

Travels to places of public record and applicants’ establishments to gather required information for inclusion in inspection reports.

Testifies in administrative hearings and court proceedings.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of interviewing procedures and techniques.

Knowledge of measuring methods and devices used for measuring distances and heights in and around buildings.

Ability to read and interpret written materials.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.



Two years of technical inspection experience;


Two years of experience involving the review of financial documents to determine the origin of funds.