STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group C02

Class No. 9950

PROBATIONARY AGENT

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs entry-level alcoholic beverage code enforcement work. Work involves inspecting, investigating, and regulating the alcoholic beverage industry and enforcing the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

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.

Gathers evidence to determine whether violations occurred and whether criminal or administrative charges are warranted.

Prepares written documentation to file 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 by documenting and testifying on gathered evidence.

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 present training or teach awareness programs.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Must be at least 21 years of age. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in criminal justice, criminology, police science, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, the Texas Penal Code, and other applicable statutes; and of regulatory procedures related to the alcoholic beverage industry.

Skill in making oral presentations to groups of various sizes and in the use of computers and software.

Ability to interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; to demonstrate proficiency in the use of firearms; to maintain and secure confidential information; and to communicate effectively.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be certified as a Texas peace officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.


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Revised 9-1-17