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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 390I
Category: Protective Services

Class Series Concept

See 390F LCB Enforcement Officer 1 spec.


Within the Liquor and Cannabis Board, functions as a first-line supervisor for a team of LCB Enforcement Officers that enforces state liquor, marijuana and tobacco laws, by conducting investigations, financial audits, on premise inspections, citing and arresting violators; and provides education. 


As the training officer, administer and supervise the Enforcement and Education Divisions Training and Field Training Officer Program; supervises officers while assigned to the Criminal Justice Training Center Basic Law Enforcement Academy; work with first line supervisors to assign, schedule, evaluate and conduct performance management of staff who have assigned training duties.

Typical Work

As a first-line supervisor, provides technical advice, information, assistance and direction for LCB Enforcement Officers 1, 2 and 3, assigned investigators and office staff;

Coordinates schedules of team members to ensure adequate coverage to address work issues within a geographical area; approves leave requests;

Advises officers on laws, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to liquor, marijuana, youth access to tobacco and tobacco tax enforcement;

Works with officers to assist in enforcement efforts; perform misdemeanor and felony arrests when required; write administrative and criminal citations;

Prioritizes, assigns, distributes and monitors progress of work team members; is a participative member and facilitator for the team; assists in the development of methods, materials and classes sponsored by the department;

Reviews for accuracy all documents, reports, notebooks schedules and calendars; track and approve all payroll documents;

Facilitates team meetings; monitors tracking of regional documents; leads team in development and implementation of preventive enforcement concepts;

When assigned, investigates complaints against officers and compiles a fact based report;

Promotes workforce diversity and motivate subordinates through positive mentoring, coaching and counseling;

Manages petty cash funds;

Performs complex criminal and regulatory investigations of a sensitive nature;

Works undercover investigations; maintains investigative funds and evidence log and storage facility; plans and supervises operations involving multiple law enforcement and regulatory agencies; approves or performs vehicle stops of suspected marijuana and tobacco purchase violations; acts as liaison between local law enforcement in assigned area and board personnel; based on assignment may conduct new licensee briefings for liquor, marijuana and tobacco licensees, local law enforcement training, civic group training on liquor, marijuana and tobacco laws;

May perform the duties of an LEO 2 during their absence;

May act as the Captain in their absence;

Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Principles of efficient supervision and management; state liquor, marijuana and tobacco laws; laws of arrest; search and seizure; criminal procedure, rules of evidence; constitutional law; divisional procedures; firearms use and safety. Ability to: Secure and maintain evidence and testify in administrative hearings and courts of law; interact with diverse groups; remain calm/rational when communicating with irate/intoxicated people; maintain documentation regarding work activities; write concise, accurate and timely reports; supervise and train subordinate LCB Enforcement Officers; successfully complete the Criminal Justice Training Commission First Line Supervisor Certification training; exercise objective and mature judgment in a wide variety of public contacts; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish rapport with law enforcement personnel from local, state, and federal agencies; organize work time and complete assignments with minimal supervision; gather, preserve, and present evidence; conduct and complete a wide array of investigations; prepare and analyze comprehensive written reports.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification.  It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Two years of experience as a LCB Enforcement Officer 2 or 3.

Class Specification History

New class: 11-19-98.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 42163); adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2015, effective 7/1/2015.
Revised title and definition; adopted August 13, 2015; effective August 14, 2015.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019; from range 61 to 63.