The Alcoholic Beverage
Control Authority is recruiting for ten ABC Special Agents in the following
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.
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
•An undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice, Business or
Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, Sociology or a related field is
•VA Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Law
Enforcement Officer Certification with prior experience as a sworn law
enforcement officer is also preferred.
•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.
•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:
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 https://www.abc.virginia.gov/jobs/public/positionOpening_list.do
for position #A2018, prior to June 15, 2018.