In the Department of Consumer Protection, Liquor Control Division, this class is accountable for supervising Liquor Control Agents engaged in work in connection with the administration and enforcement of the Liquor Control Act and regulations of the Department of Consumer Protection or Liquor Control Commission.
Receives general direction from a Consumer Protection Division Director or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises Liquor Control Agents, trainees and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Supervises assigned staff including orientation, training, counseling, evaluation and discipline in accordance with department standards; assigns duties and reviews results for accuracy, effectiveness and conformance with policy; studies, analyzes and evaluates tasks performed by unit; keeps records and submits pertinent reports; interprets and makes decisions regarding conformance with Liquor Control Act and regulations; assists in formulation of policies and procedures; supervises Liquor Control Agents in performance of routine inspections and investigations; recommends to Consumer Protection Division Director whether or not agents' reports require a hearing; performs more difficult field inspections and investigations in order to enforce Liquor Control Act and regulations of Department of Consumer Protection or Liquor Control Commission; obtains data required by law in connection with complicated, questionable or special applications for permits to sell alcoholic beverages; investigates alleged serious violations of Liquor Control Act; interviews complainants and observes premises where violations were alleged to have taken place; testifies at departmental hearings and court proceedings; answers inquiries from the public, state, local and federal agencies; may be required to make recommendations to Commission for penalties to be imposed on those in violation of state statutes and/or Department of Consumer Protection or Liquor Control Commission regulations; delivers lectures and seminars on Liquor Control Act to police groups, federal agencies, civic and industry groups; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply Connecticut Liquor Control laws and regulations; considerable knowledge of investigative methods and techniques; knowledge of accounting principles and practices; basic knowledge of health, sanitary, zoning and fire code regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Seven (7) years of experience in investigatory or technical work in the liquor industry.
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in field inspection work in the manufacturing, importation, distribution or sales of alcoholic beverages.
For State employees this is interpreted at the level of Liquor Control Agent.
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
Incumbents in this class are subject to Section 30-4 of the Connecticut General Statutes which states in part: "...no employee of the Department of Consumer Protection who carries out the duties and responsibilities of sections 30-2 to 30-68mm, inclusive, and the regulations enacted thereunder may, directly or indirectly, individually or as a member of a partnership or as a shareholder of a corporation, have any interest whatsoever in dealing in or in the manufacture of alcoholic liquor, nor receive any commission or profit whatsoever from nor have any interest whatsoever in the purchases or sales made by the persons authorized by this chapter to purchase or sell alcoholic liquor...".
Incumbents in this class are subject to work unscheduled hours.
Incumbents in this class are required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate will be made before persons are certified for appointment.
Incumbents in this class must be in good health and must have and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity to effectively perform the duties of the class.
Applicants may be required to pass a physical examination.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to threatening situations in the conduct of their investigations.
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group PS 17 approved effective October 22, 1998. (2012 SCOPE Review)