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150780
ALCOHOL TOBACCO CONTROL PROSECUTOR
AS613     $34,590 - $68,099
Creation Date: 06/29/1987
Change Date: 05/01/2013

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To prosecute all alleged violators of Alcohol and Tobacco Control Law and Statutory Criminal Law and perform all activities necessary for the conduct of administrative hearings related to such violations.

LEVEL OF WORK:
Advanced.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Broad review from the Alcohol Tobacco Control Deputy Commissioner.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None.

LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Revenue, Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from Alcohol Tobacco Control Agents by the presence of responsibility for prosecuting alleged violators of the Alcohol and Tobacco Control Law and Statutory Criminal Law.

Differs from Alcohol Tobacco Control Deputy Commissioner by the absence of full administrative responsibility for both the enforcement and certification programs.

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

Serves as prosecutor of alleged violators of Title 26, Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control Laws with which all alcoholic beverage and tobacco outlets must comply.

Receives from state, local, federal investigators and various law enforcement officials complaints, reports, citations, and evidence relative to alleged violations of Title 26 and evaluates all data to determine whether prosecution is appropriate.

Performs statistical analysis on each alleged violation to assist in determining the extent and severity of each.

Confers with the field supervisor on complaints and advises him as to the proper follow-up action, such as to take no action or to verify the validity of the complaint through further investigation.

Responds to complaints, prepares warning letter or fine assessment letters and forwards them to the permitted involved.

Organizes and conducts formal hearings which entails preparing all legal documents, gathering submitted evidence, arranging for the appearance of witnesses, issuing subpoenas, and presenting the case before the Alcohol Tobacco Control Deputy Commissioner or unclassified Commissioner.

Interrogates witnesses during the administrative hearings to determine findings of fact and clarifies all aspects of case which often requires submission of evidence.

Accounts for all evidence seized, confiscated, and submitted as the result of an investigation.

Prepares, after determination by the Alcohol Tobacco Control Deputy Commissioner or unclassified Commissioner, a formal written decision setting forth findings of facts and reasons for the decision, the applicable laws, and the decision reached.

Compiles data from public hearings and makes legislative and rule making recommendations to the Alcohol Tobacco Control Deputy Commissioner.

Answers questions from attorneys, permittees, and various law enforcement officials.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree plus one year of professional level experience in administrative services.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:

A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

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.