STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: CHIEF OF LICENSING AND ENFORCEMENT
Class Code: 1887-28 Date Established: 03-02-82
Occupational Code: 3-1-5 Date of Last Revision: 04-28-06
BASIC PURPOSE: To plan, implement and evaluate the operational functions of specialized law enforcement policies and work procedures for liquor law enforcement and licensing personnel who govern the licensing, storage, sale and manufacture of alcoholic beverages.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Develops or revises program policies related to liquor investigations, inspections or audits.
· Monitors and controls liquor investigation budget allocations.
· Implements, oversees and monitors training programs for upper level licensing investigators, enforcement and auditing personnel.
· Reviews reports and correspondence prepared by subordinate liquor investigators, rendering decisions when necessary based on policy.
· Conducts administrative hearings and recommends decisions in criminal and administrative cases.
· Supervises all licensing activities of the Commission and makes recommendations in writing to the Commissioner on licenses to be granted, revoked, suspended or fined.
· Meets with law enforcement, legislative, business and civic leaders to draft proposed legislation, to interpret alcoholic beverage laws and regulations, and to secure cooperation in their enforcement.
· Ensures accuracy in the techniques, methods and procedures agents use in their case development to assure compliance with Supreme Court precedence and state law.
· Develops and reviews proposed manuals and informational materials to insure consistency and conformance with overall objectives of the Commission.
· Testifies in contested court cases and at personnel appeals hearings and prosecutes at hearings when necessary.
· Administers the revenue collection operation, including collection of licensing fees and beverage tax filings, as well as penalties imposed by the Commission for violation of state law.
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 major aspects of long-range agency objectives by planning short- and long-term organizational goals, reviewing recommendations for procedural changes, and developing or revising program policies. Errors at this level result in incorrect decisions at an administrative level, and are detected subsequent to implementation in an overall evaluation process.
Supervision: Requires delegating supervisory or program responsibilities to subordinate managers, with overall accountability for hiring employees and 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 acting as the official representative of the agency, including explaining and defending current and long-range goals or objectives which directly affect public policy decisions regarding major state programs and services.
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 or technical institute with a major study in criminal justice or the equivalent.
Experience: Ten years of experience as a Liquor Investigator or six years of experience as a Liquor Enforcement Sergeant or four years of experience as a Liquor Enforcement Lieutenant or twenty years of experience in law enforcement, such as police and/or correctional work. 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 be certified, or eligible to be certified, as a police officer in the State of NH as determined by the appropriate RSA’s and the rules of the NH Police Standards and Training Council. Must hold a valid state of NH driver’s license.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of the state alcoholic beverage laws and regulations. Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in investigation and law enforcement. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration as applied to law chief of enforcement programs. Ability to develop investigative and enforcement procedures and methods. Ability to analyze complex law enforcement problems. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to speak effectively before large groups. 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.
Last Updated 10/21/04