Liquor Control Special Agent I

State of Illinois - Saint Clair County, IL

Full-time | Commission
Description of Duties/Essential Functions
Under general supervision, travels to businesses and firms in order to conduct field investigations to detect violations of the Illinois Liquor Control Act; issues Warning notices and citations for violations; provides assistance in State and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies investigations; compiles and prepares daily reports.

The territory covered by this position includes the following counties: Madison and St. Clair.

Minimum Requirements
Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion or two years of college with coursework in accounting, pre-law, law enforcement, or related field. Requires one year of experience in general law enforcement or a related field. Requires working knowledge of effective methods of investigation and what constitutes legal evidence. Requires working knowledge of the Illinois liquor Control commission laws and regulatory practices. Requires ability to conduct assignments of a routine nature employing basic investigative methods and techniques. Requires ability to Interpret and enforce the applicable provisions of the Liquor Control Act (Chapter 43, Illinois Revised Statutes). Requires ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in examining and evaluating facts and evidence and in preparing comprehensive case reports. Requires ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with state and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies, the general public and members of the liquor industry. Prefers working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word. Requires willingness to work irregular hours and travel frequently. Requires a valid; appropriate. driver's license and the ability to travel. Requires the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and assist lifting up to 75 pounds.

Special Requirement: As a condition of employment, the employee will be required to live within one of the following counties: Madison or St. Clair.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact
Classification Salary: $3958-$5708
Anticipated Starting Salary: $3958

Work Hours: 9:30am - 6:00pm

Work Area and Location:
Illinois Liquor Control Commission
Liquor Control Compliance- Field Position
St. Clair County
  • Territory serviced covers Madison County and St. Clair County.
Agency Contact:
Illinois Department of Revenue – Human Resources
Willard Ice Building, 101 West Jefferson St., WIB Mail Code 5-110, Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 524-3954 Phone
(217) 782-9925 Fax
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the State provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois Rutan interview process.

Current State Employees/Reinstatements:
  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application to the Agency Contact address listed above. A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected. FAILURE TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE NEW CMS100 VERSION DATED 7/2019 OR AFTER MAY WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING REJECTED.
  • Current state employees seeking a promotion should also submit a CMS-100B Promotional Application to CMS Examining and Counseling (address found in upper right corner of CMS-100B form) if needed. Effective September 1, 2019, CMS Examining will no longer accept CMS-100B application forms with revision dates prior to 7/2019. Old versions of the CMS-100B received on and after September 1 will not be graded or returned to applicants. Acceptable versions of the CMS-100B application are available on the Forms page of the CMS website:
  • Current State Employees wishing to Transfer, must submit a Transfer Request form. This is also found under Forms on the Work4Illinois website. If no Employee Transfer Request form is submitted, you will not be considered for the position.
Non State Employees:
  • Follow the HOW TO APPLY instructions and additional links below.
How to Apply

Click Here for Applicant Information and Grading Procedures
This position may require a current grade from Central Management Services (CMS), Division of Examining and Counseling, to be deemed qualified and available for employment consideration. For more information, please refer to the Work4Illinois website at Work.Illinois.Gov and select 'Application Procedures'. Additional information may also be obtained from the Agency Contact listed above or by contacting CMS, Division of Examining and Counseling at or (217) 782-7100, (217) 785-3979 (TDD/TTY), (800) 526-0844 (TTY Only).

Additional Documentation for Liquor Control Special Agent I:
Class Specification (Download PDF reader)
Additional Title and Exam Information (Download PDF reader)

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NOTE: Salary amounts shown are only to be used as a guide; actual salary will be determined at the time of hire based on current salary plans and/or collective bargaining agreements, if applicable.