CLASSIFICATION: ASSISTANT CHIEF, LIQUOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
Class Code: 0274-26 Date Established: 07-01-50
Occupational Code: 3-1-5 Date of Last Revision: 12-21-10
BASIC PURPOSE: To supervise multiple units of Liquor Commission Investigators and administrative staff in the licensing, review, and enforcement of alcoholic beverage laws and regulations, and to instruct the public regarding the enforcement of liquor laws and regulations within the Division of Enforcement and Licensing.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Serves as commanding officer of several established units within the Division of Enforcement with responsibility for operational matters.
· Reviews summaries and reports of subordinate managers, enforces discipline and develops, implements and evaluates law enforcement and civilian plans and programs; recommends revisions in policies and procedures to the Deputy Chief and Chief of Enforcement.
· Monitors accuracy of the techniques, methods and procedures used to ensure compliance with applicable laws and precedents.
· Develops and implements Division operational and contingency plans, including assignment of personnel, equipment and supplies as required to accomplish agency goals and objectives, and participates in the budgetary process concerning areas of responsibility.
· Oversees the implementation of training programs for law enforcement and civilian personnel, conducts staff trainings, and gives informational and educational talks concerning liquor laws to interested groups.
· Prepares and issues agency response letters to the public and violators.
· Supervises and coordinates all special investigations relating to high profile criminal activity and Bureau personnel.
· Coordinates Division law enforcement activities with all levels of law enforcement and other law enforcement agencies and, when necessary, directs field operations.
· Performs all characteristic duties and responsibilities outlined by the class specification for Liquor Enforcement Officer/Investigator as mandated by necessity or as assigned.
· Acts in the capacity of the Deputy Chief of Enforcement when the Deputy Chief is unavailable.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy, and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires delegating supervisory or program responsibilities to subordinate managers, with overall accountability for hiring employees or approving program policies. The supervisor in this position assumes responsibility for an organizational unit, including developing long-range plans, analyzing staffing requirements, and formulating systemwide policies and procedures.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires reviewing summaries and reports and making decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college, university or technical institute with a major study in criminal justice or the equivalent.
Experience: Six years of experience as a Liquor Investigator or three years of experience as a Liquor Enforcement Sergeant or ten years of experience in law enforcement, such as employment as a police or corrections officer. Each additional year of approved work experience, which can include full time law enforcement work or active duty in the U.S. Military, may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Must have or be eligible to hold a New Hampshire driver’s license.
1. Must possess police officer certification issued by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training
Council OR be in possession of police officer certification from a recognized jurisdiction.
2. Service record must be free of any major infractions of Bureau discipline for the past four (4) years unless
waived by the Enforcement Division Director.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Thorough knowledge of state alcoholic beverage laws, rules, policies, and procedures. Considerable knowledge of the criminal code and function of county attorneys. Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of investigation and law enforcement. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration as applied to law and enforcement programs. Ability to supervise the work of others. Ability to analyze complex law enforcement problems. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Ability to develop recommendations to establish enforcement methods and procedures. Ability to make special investigations on confidential matters pertaining to licensees. Ability to prepare appropriate reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, other law enforcement and public officials, business and civic leaders and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.