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Special Agent,the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority
By the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority, Human Resources
Jun 6, 2018 - 10:32:29 AM

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The Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority is recruiting for ten ABC Special Agents in the following geographical locations:

1. Alexandria (2)

2. Chesapeake

3. Hampton (3)

4. Richmond

5. Staunton

6. Charlottesville (2)

These positions provide specialized law enforcement services for the Commonwealth of Virginia enforcing criminal law and the regulations the ABC Board governing the manufacture, sale and use of alcoholic beverages.

Job Duties

Specific duties include: initiating, planning and conducting moderate to complex investigations, making arrests for violations of alcohol, tobacco, narcotics, fraud and financial fraud statutes, testifying in state and federal courts and serving as an Agency advocate. Additional duties involve preparing and presenting disciplinary cases to ABC Hearing Officers and performing special assignments such as instructor, electronic surveillance technician or becoming a member of a local, state or federal task force. Conducting inspections of ABC licensed businesses to insure compliance with required statutes and regulations. Educating and informing ABC licensees, other government entities and the public at large on the subject ABC laws and regulations. Providing support to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies as required.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

•All applicants must be at least 21 years of age, a U S citizen, a high school graduate or possess a GED

•Working knowledge of law enforcement procedures/practices and business law practices

•Experience employing investigative methods and techniques

•Experience obtaining, compiling, analyzing and presenting relevant evidence to management, prosecutors and criminal/administrative courts

•Ability to use a personal computer, software applications

•Ability to use defensive techniques, firearms and ability to operate a motor vehicle

•The demonstrated ability to work independently, and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

•Ability to analyze complex and voluminous information

•Ability to reconstruct business records/audit trails

•Comfortable in engaging in public speaking

•Ability to present training programs

Preferred Qualifications:

•An undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice, Business or Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, Sociology or a related field is preferred

•VA Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Law Enforcement Officer Certification with prior experience as a sworn law enforcement officer is also preferred.

Required Trainings:

•All VA DCJS Certified Officers will be required to attend 4-6 weeks of Training in Richmond and a minimum of 12 weeks of Field Training.

•All non-VA DCJS Certified candidates will be required to complete a 27-week Basic Police Training academy and ABC Field Training.

•All candidates will be hired as Special Agent I.

Required Assessments:

•All applicants must be eligible to obtain a valid driver's license by time of employment, pass a thorough background investigation to include credit history check and perform all essential job functions.

•Applicants must also meet vision requirements of no more than 20/200 uncorrected vision in either eye, able to meet requirements for a color vision test and successfully complete a medical examination, polygraph and psychological evaluation.

Position Starting Pay Information:

Starting salary: $44,000 / State-Wide (Alexandria Positions: $54,843)

Additional Position Information:

Federal law prohibits a person convicted of a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" from carrying a firearm (Title 18, US Code, Section 922(G)(9), effective September 30, 1996.

Selected candidates will have successfully completed a detailed background investigation. Applicants must be of good character and reputation as established by the background investigation to include but not limited to: a polygraph examination, educational achievements, prior work experience, character and reputation, credit history and police record. The selected candidate must complete a statement of Personal Economic Interest as condition of employment (VA Code 2.2-3114).

To be considered you must apply online at for position #A2018, prior to June 15, 2018.

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