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130720
ATC AGENT 1
PS109     $34,632 - $61,443
Creation Date: 06/29/1987
Change Date: 04/10/2014

FUNCTION OF WORK:

To ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations through the monitoring and inspection of those licensed with, or seeking licensure from, the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.


LEVEL OF WORK:
Entry.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Close from an ATC Agent 4 or higher-level personnel.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None.

LOCATION OF WORK:

Department of Revenue - Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control


JOB DISTINCTIONS:

Differs from ATC Agent 2 by the absence of experienced-level duties.


EXAMPLES OF WORK:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.

Conducts extensive criminal history and background checks on beer and/or liquor permit applicants.  Based on findings, recommends issuance or denial of alcoholic beverage and tobacco permits.

Routinely performs physical inspections of applicant and/or licensed alcoholic beverage and tobacco outlets in assigned area to ensure compliance with state and local laws.

Collects fees and penalties on new applications, permits, and delinquent renewals, and transmits to Alcohol Tobacco Control Office, Baton Rouge.

Issues administrative and criminal violation citations and makes arrests for violation of the Alcohol and Tobacco Control Law and Statutory Criminal Law.

Formulates generally supportable basic conclusions through simple analysis of information gathered.  Submits reports to regional supervisor on all possible or probable violations in assigned area within established time frames. Proposes and sometimes coordinates additional investigative efforts.

Conducts underage compliance operations to determine frequency of sales of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products to minors and monitors assigned areas for compliance rates.

Works with federal and other state agencies to assure alcoholic beverage and tobacco outlets comply with applicable statutes, including "Prevention of Youth Access to Tobacco Laws" and fire and health codes. 

Assists Revenue collection personnel and local sales tax collection agencies in collecting state and local sales taxes.  Issues administrative violation citations to alcoholic beverage and tobacco outlets for failure to pay sales taxes.

Coordinates with local, state, and federal law enforcement to plan and execute high-risk enforcement actions within assigned area.

Assists criminal and administrative prosecutors with case preparation, secures evidence for analysis and presentation at trial, and appears and testifies before Alcohol Tobacco Control hearings or in courts of law.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Two years of experience in active military service or in law enforcement.
 
SUBSTITUTION:
College coursework will substitute for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.
 
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must have attained twenty-first birthday at time of application.
 
Possession of a valid Louisiana driver's license at time of appointment.
 
Willingness and ability to handle and carry firearms.
 
An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws are granted.
 
NOTE:
This job has special physical requirements in that it requires strenuous physical exertion of the incumbent for such activities as climbing, squatting and kneeling; lifting and carrying heavy objects; walking long distances; standing for prolonged periods; crouching or crawling in restricted space; and running. It also requires the ability to work in outdoors in all weather conditions and to operate both on-road and off-road motorized conveyances.
 
NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:  the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.