Special Agent 1

Virginia ABC - Richmond, VA3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $44,000 - $61,000 a year
Police Officer Certified Only

Salary: Statewide $44,000 / Northern Virginia (NOVA) $54,978

ABC Special Agents provide specialized law enforcement services for the Commonwealth of Virginia enforcing criminal law and regulations of the ABC Board governing the manufacture, sales and use of alcoholic beverages. Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority is seeking ABC Special Agents in the following geographical locations:
Alexandria (3 Positions)
Richmond (2 Positions)
Chesapeake (1 Positions)
Hampton (2 Position)
Staunton (1 Position)

** All applicants interested in becoming a Special Agent in the following locations: Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Roanoke, and Abingdon are encouraged to apply to this advertisement as well.

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.

**No shift work, normal work days are Monday-Friday, however some weekends and holidays maybe deemed necessary to complete investigations and/or special assignments.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
VA Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Law Enforcement Officer -Police Officer Certification with prior experience as a sworn Police Officer
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
Experience with the use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office: Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, Word
Experience using defensive techniques and firearms
Ability to possess a valid license 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
Public speaking and presentation skills
Time management skills

Preferred Qualifications:
An undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice, Business or Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, Sociology or a related field

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 candidates will be hired as Law Enforcement III / 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.

**Selected candidates will have successfully completed a detailed background investigation which includes good character & reputation, educational achievements, prior work experience and credit history as established by the background investigation but is not limited to: a polygraph examination, medical examination, psychological evaluation and police record.

For full consideration, all applicants must fully complete all sections of the online application. A resume will not substitute for an incomplete application.

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority does not provide sponsorship.

We are an equal opportunity employer without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, or disability.

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

ABC will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of accommodation in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process.

Criminal history record checks are required prior to employment.