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LCB Enforcement Officer 2 (2019-09203)
at State of Washington
- WSLCB Vision
Safe communities for Washington State
Promote public safety and trust through fair administration and enforcement of liquor, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor lawsA culture of excellenceWe pride ourselves on creating the "wow" factor in everything we do. We search for people who demonstrate a strong work ethic, excellence in customer service, partnering and teamwork, and quality performance. We strive to be a great place to work by fostering a safe, open, inclusive and healthy work environment. We want to ensure that our organization is as diverse and inclusive as our great State of Washington.
Your opportunity at a glanceThe Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is accepting applications for permanent LCB Enforcement Officer 2's (LEO2). The Enforcement and Education Division is headquartered in Olympia and has four regional offices in Tacoma, Federal Way, Mount Vernon, and Spokane.
The LEO2's work with over 13,000 liquor licensees and their employees by providing education and counseling on liquor licensing laws and regulations. LCB Enforcement Officers inspect premises, investigate complaints, and conduct compliance checks. At times they may take administrative and criminal action against licensees, employees, and the public who violate state liquor laws.
The mission of the Enforcement and Education division is to protect and serve the public by ensuring legal acquisition and responsible use of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis and vapor. The division's employees carry out their duties with the highest standards of personal and professional ethics based on honesty, integrity and trust. Every individual who comes in contact with a division employee is to be treated with the highest level of courtesy and respect.
Under a limited law enforcement commission, our LCB Enforcement Officers enforce state liquor, tobacco and cannabis laws and regulations through citations, arrests, and administrative actions applicable to retailers, non-retailers, liquor, tobacco and cannabis employees, and underage violators within an assigned geographic area. The area may include about 250 or more liquor licensed businesses and about 150 or more tobacco licensees. Acts independently and exercises broad discretionary authority in criminal and administrative law enforcement.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Initiate investigations of violations of Title 66 RCW, Title 70.155 RCW and Title 82 RCW.
- Investigates complaints from citizens and police and coordinates investigations with other criminal justice agencies.
- Undercover investigations.
- Makes misdemeanor arrests, issues notices of infraction, files administrative actions, and testifies in court or at hearings.
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with members of the public, law enforcement agencies, and local businesses.
- Coordinates liquor investigators, under age operatives for undercover assignments.
- Prepare and conduct formal training for groups of ten or more.
- Conduct financial investigations (tax evasion/compliance, background, licensing, credit worthiness, embezzlement, money laundering etc.).
- May participate in vehicles stops and felony arrests for tobacco tax enforcement.
To be Considered Candidates Must have One of the Following:
One year of experience as a LCB Enforcement Officer 1 and successful completion of the Liquor and Cannabis Board Field Training Officer Program and successful certification of the Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy or its equivalent;
Successful completion of the Criminal Justice Training Commission (720 hours) Basic Law Enforcement Academy or its equivalent. (example: WA State Patrol Academy, CA Peace Officer Standards training, or certified Basic Law Enforcement Academy.)
One year of experience as a full-time Peace Officer (active within the past five years) after achieving the successful completion of the Criminal Justice Training Commission's Basic Law Enforcement Academy or its equivalent.
In Addition to the Qualifications stated Above, the Candidate will also Possess the Ability to:
- Stand and walk for extensive periods of time.
- Visit liquor establishments where conditions are often crowded, boisterous, and hostile.
- Remain calm and ability to deescalate situations when people are upset, angry, hostile, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, cursing, etc.
- Drive or sit in a car for long periods of time.
- Work weekends, holidays, nights, overtime, and on call.
- Work alone for long periods of time.
- Work remotely using a computer laptop system that tracks enforcement actions.
- Wear a ballistic vest and other safety equipment in all weather conditions.
- Maintain equipment, such as a motor vehicle, firearm, video camera, projector, computer, cell phone, portable radio etc.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Must be 21 years old and possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver's License upon appointment.
- Must be a US Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States of America.
- Must undergo background investigations, including a polygraph test and psychological testing, these are required due to the nature and security requirements of the job. Applicants will be required to complete a background questionnaire and fingerprint cards and sign an authorization to release information prior to being interviewed. Applicants will not have access to any background investigative materials and files. Background investigations are part of the pre-employment selection process and are not a commitment to employment.
- Untruthful responses or prior drug possession WILL disqualify you from further consideration.
- "Possession" is defined as illegal control, touching, uses of in any fashion, holding, selling, or trafficking (transportation for sale) any illegal (non-prescribed) drug. Possession as part of Law Enforcement duties, such as transportation and confiscation, will not disqualify and is not considered illegal possession.
- No possession of illegal marijuana/hashish within the last three years.
- No possession of other illegal drugs within the last ten years.
- No possession of cannabis/hashish over 15 times, regardless of the time frame.
- No injection of amphetamines or methamphetamines.
- No possession of hallucinogenic drugs (LSD, PCP, hallucinogenic mushrooms, etc.) over three times. No possession within the last ten years.
- No possession of non-prescribed opiates or narcotics (heroin, morphine, etc.).
- No possession of cocaine over three times. No possession within the last ten years.
- No possession of non-prescribed drugs after submitting an application with ANY law enforcement agency within the last five years.
- No possession of non-prescribed drugs while employed or after having been employed by a law enforcement agency, regardless of the time frame.
- No possession of anabolic steroids within the last two years.
- The candidates accepting these positions will be required to comply with the Union Security clause contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington and the Washington Federation of State Employees. This means that, as a condition of employment the candidate must either join the union and pay dues, or pay the union a representational or other fee within 30 days of the date you are put into pay status.
ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES WILL RESULT IN THE REJECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION:
- Any attempt at deception or falsification, either written or spoken, regarding any matter during any phase of this selection process.
- Any Felony or Domestic Violence convictions.
- Unfavorable work history involving any of the following areas: poor performance; poor attendance; a number of disciplinary actions with cause; or insubordination.
- An inability to relate to, communicate with, and/or get along with others.
- Resignation from any position in order to avoid dismissal for cause.
- Termination from another law enforcement agency for cause.
- Extensive moving traffic violations.
- Supplemental Information
- HOW TO APPLY
IMPORTANT: To be considered for this position, you must include the following, failure to do so WILL result in your application being disqualified
1. Current Resume
2. Cover Letter detailing your experience and why you are interested in working for the Liquor and Cannabis Board.
3. Copy of your certificate from the Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy or equivalent.
Applicants for employment with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board should also be aware of RCW 66.08.080, which states in part: "No employee of the board shall have any interest, directly or indirectly, in the manufacture of liquor sold under this title, or derive any profit or remuneration from the sale of liquor, other than the salary or wages payable to him in respect of his office or position, and shall receive no gratuity from any person in connection with such business."
RCW 69.50.351, no member of the state liquor and cannabis board and no employee of the state liquor and cannabis board shall have any interest, directly or indirectly, in the producing, processing, or sale of marijuana, useable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products, or derive any profit or remuneration from the sale of marijuana, useable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products other than the salary or wages payable to him or her in respect of his or her office or position, and shall receive no gratuity from any person in connection with the business
As a condition of employment, the candidate accepting this position will be required to comply with the Union Security clause contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington and the Washington Federation of State Employees.
LCB is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.
For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email email@example.com or call (360) 664.1636. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.