Probationary Agent 2019 (Formerly Agent Trainee)

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission - Texas (30+ days ago)3.4

Performs entry-level alcoholic beverage enforcement work. Work involves regulating the alcoholic beverage industry in Texas and enforcing the state's Alcoholic Beverage Code. Works under close supervision during the probationary period which includes an intensive field training program and academy. Must be willing to work shifts as assigned including nights, weekends and holidays, with days and hours that are subject to change.

Applications received at this time are to be considered for the April 2019 (12 week) training academy located in Austin, TX. *date is subject to change
Invitations to written and physical testing will be issued to selected qualified candidates in winter 2018.
Applications Must be Received by Friday October 5, 2018 to be considered for the April 2019 Training Academy

Examples of Duties:TABC Agent Trainee Duties and Responsibilities:
Enforces the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, the Texas Penal Code and other applicable statutes.
Inspects licensed premises and investigates complaints concerning violations of the state's alcoholic beverage laws.
Conducts undercover operations in accordance with state and federal law.
Gathers evidence to determine if violations occurred and if criminal or administrative charges are warranted.
Prepares and files administrative and criminal cases with the appropriate authorities.
Conducts searches, seizes illicit alcoholic beverages and contraband, and executes arrests.
Assists in the prosecution of cases filed.
Assists other law enforcement agencies in the investigation, preparation, and prosecution of alcohol-related cases.
May handle or assist in the initial processing of applications for licenses and permits.
May provide training or teach awareness programs.
Performs other duties as assigned.

General Qualification Requirements:
Be aware - meeting minimum qualifications will not guarantee an invitation to participate written and physical assessments
Current Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Basic Peace Officer Certification-required at time of application.
If you do not possess a minimum Texas Basic Peace Officer Certification you will NOT be considered for this role. TABC does not currently sponsor or issue TCOLE certification or allow other state peace officer certifications. You must possess the qualification at time of application. If still in TCOLE training academy, wait to complete TABC application.

Do you meet one of these options for Minimum Qualification:
Current Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Basic Peace Officer Certification
AND High school diploma or GED
AND Minimum Four years experience in law enforcement.
AND At least 21 years of age.

  • OR –
Current Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Basic Peace Officer Certification
AND High school diploma or GED-
AND Four years of Military experience.
AND At least 21 years of age.

  • OR –
Current Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Basic Peace Officer Certification
AND Associate's Degree
AND Two years Military or Law enforcement experience.
AND At least 21 years of age.

  • OR –
Current Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Basic Peace Officer Certification
AND Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree.
AND At least 21 years of age.

Selected applicants for agent trainee positions are required to complete a physical assessment per Texas Government Code, Chapter 614, Subchapter H, section 614.152. Applicants for this position must complete and pass the physical standards test during the application process to be considered for employment.

Candidates will be tested on the following:
300 Meter Run – 93 seconds
Push Ups – 13 (no time limit)
1.5 Mile Run – 21:55 minutes

  • May be required to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • May work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Duties require mobility inside and outside of work area including bending and lifting/moving a minimum of 80 pounds.
  • Must successfully complete intensive training course for new agents provided by the Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
  • Must attain at least a satisfactory rating/results on personal history and background checks including but not limited to driver records, criminal background, credit and employment.
  • Must be willing to work a variety of shifts including nights and weekends as assigned.
  • Must possess a valid Texas driver license.
  • Duty station preferences may be included in application - duty station will be offered at the time of job offer.
Areas to review (study areas) for TABC written assessment:
  • Written Communication & Report Writing
  • Rules of Arrest, Search and Seizure, Use of Weapons & Force (TEXAS CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE Chapters 2,14,18 and 59 & TEXAS PENAL CODE Chapters 6, 9,12, 19,20,20A,21 22, 38, 42,46,49 and 71)
  • Laws, Rules, Regulations, and Texas Codes (TEXAS CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
Chapters 2,14,18 and 59 & TEXAS PENAL CODE Chapters 6, 9,12, 19,20,20A,21 22, 38, 42,46,49 and 71)
  • Basic Computer/ Software Skills
  • Basic Arithmetic Skills
  • Map Reading
Required Documents
Applicants who move to the interview phase will be required to submit the following documents to Human Resources which will not be returned:
  • Copy of Social Security Card
  • Original certified copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of valid Texas or another state driver's license
  • Copy of High School diploma or GED certificate
  • Sealed original certified copy of college transcripts
  • Copy of college diploma
  • Copy of Police Officer certification from police academy
  • Copy of Texas Peace Officer license and training certificates
  • Copy of DD-214 with honorable discharge
  • Original certified copy of Naturalization papers
  • Copy of current proof of automobile liability insurance
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Some knowledge of the regulatory procedures related to the manufacturing, distribution and selling of alcoholic beverages.
Ability to read and interpret complex written materials and numeric data.
Ability to interpret rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to operate a motor vehicle over a sustained period of time.
Ability to demonstrate proficiency with the use of firearms.
Ability to exercise independent judgment in determining when there is a reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists for search and arrest and when force may be used and to what degree.
Ability to work under pressure, to perform multiple tasks and to meet critical deadlines.
Ability to maintain, secure and protect confidential, sensitive or secured information or goods.
Ability to work effectively with agency personnel, other agencies and the public including interactions in person, over the telephone and via electronic means.
Skill in making oral presentations to groups of various sizes.
Skill in speaking bilingually (Spanish/English, Vietnamese/English, Korean/English) preferred, not required. (Skills test will be administered)
Skill in the use of personal computers, Microsoft Word software and Microsoft Outlook.

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Basic Peace Officer Certification.
Must possess a valid Texas driver license.

  • All external TABC employees will begin at Probationary Agent level, there is no different pay scale for non-TABC law enforcement tenure/experience.
Supplemental Information:
More positions than the ones listed may be filled from this posting.
Applicants should clearly describe on their applications how they meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Qualifications may be verified through testing.
Males between the ages of 21 and 25 years, inclusive, may be required to furnish proof of either selective service registration or exemption as a condition of state employment.

TABC will not fund relocation expenses

Veterans, Reservists or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the below referenced fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply:

United States Army- 18B Special Forces Weapons Sergeant, 31B Military Police, 18A Special Forces, 35E Counter Intelligence
United States Navy- SO Special Warfare Operator, 649X LDO- Security
United States Coastal Guard- 401 Investigator, OS Operation Specialist, 77 Law Enforcement, INV Criminal Investigator
United States Marine Corp- 5800 Basic Military Police and Corrections, 0370 Special Operations Officer, 5803 Military Police Officer
United States Air Force- 750X1 Special Investigations, 3P0X1 Security Forces
Veteran Employment Preference
If you qualify for a Veteran Employment Preference, it is mandatory that you provide the required documentation(s) at the time of your interview. Documentation(s) must be provided before a Veteran Employment Preference can be granted.
Required Documentation(s)
Veteran – DD Form 214
Surviving Spouse of a Veteran who has not remarried - Marriage Certificate and DD Form 1300
Orphan of a Veteran who was killed during active duty – Birth Certificate and DD Form 1300