Special Agent I (Certified)
Police Officer Certified Only

Statewide: $68,000 Northern VA: $80,000

Recruitment Open: April 13, 2022-April 27, 2022

Are you tired of shift work or rotating shifts?

Are you looking for flexibility?

Three time recipient of Bureau of Law Enforcement Receives NLLEA Award (2020, 2017 and 2002)

Join A Team Crafted of Virginia’s Top Shelf Talent!

ABC Special Agents provide specialized law enforcement services for the Commonwealth of Virginia enforcing criminal law and regulations of the ABC Board governing the manufacture, sales and use of alcoholic beverages. Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority is seeking ABC Special Agents in the following locations:

Region 1: Roanoke
Region 1: Satellite, Abingdon
Region 2: Lynchburg
Region 3: Staunton
Region 4: Alexandria (Northern, VA)
Region 5: Fredericksburg
Region 6: Richmond
Region 7: Hampton
Region 8: Chesapeake – Must currently reside in the Eastern Shore
Region 9: Charlottesville

Job Duties:

• Specific duties include: initiating, planning and conducting moderate to complex investigations, making arrests for violations of alcohol, tobacco, narcotics, fraud and financial fraud statutes, testifying in state and federal courts and serving as an Agency advocate.

• Additional duties involve preparing and presenting disciplinary cases to ABC Hearing Officers and performing special assignments such as instructor, electronic surveillance technician or becoming a member of a local, state or federal task force.

• Conducting inspections of ABC licensed businesses to insure compliance with required statutes and regulations. Educating and informing ABC licensees, other government entities and the public at large on the subject ABC laws and regulations. Providing support to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies as required.

**No shift work, normal work days are Monday-Friday, however some weekends and holidays maybe deemed necessary to complete investigations and/or special assignments.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

• Must be at least 21 years of age on date of hire
• VA Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Law Enforcement Officer -Police Officer Certification with prior experience as a sworn Police Officer
• Working knowledge of law enforcement procedures/practices and business law practices
• Experience employing investigative methods and techniques
• Experience obtaining, compiling, analyzing and presenting relevant evidence to management, prosecutors and criminal/administrative courts
• Experience with the use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office: Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, Word
• Experience using defensive techniques and firearms
• Ability to possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle
• The demonstrated ability to work independently, and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
• Ability to analyze complex and voluminous information
• Ability to reconstruct business records/audit trails
• Public speaking and presentation skills
• Time management skills
Preferred Qualifications:
• An undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice, Business or Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, Sociology or a related field.
• 3.5 GPA or higher
• Master’s Degree
• CFE, Certified Fraud Examiner
• CPA, Certified Public Accountant

Required Trainings:
All VA DCJS Certified Officers will be required to attend 4-6 weeks of Training in Richmond and a minimum of 12 weeks of Field Training.
All candidates will be hired as Law Enforcement III / Special Agent I
Required Assessments:
All applicants must be eligible to obtain a valid driver’s license by time of employment, pass a thorough background investigation to include credit history check and perform all essential job functions.
Applicants must also meet vision requirements of no more than 20/200 uncorrected vision in either eye, able to meet requirements for a color vision test and successfully complete a medical examination, polygraph and psychological evaluation.

**Selected candidates will have successfully completed a detailed background investigation which includes good character & reputation, educational achievements, prior work experience and credit history as established by the background investigation but is not limited to: a polygraph examination, medical examination, psychological evaluation and police record.

Career Progression:

Virginia ABC’s Bureau of Law Enforcement does have a career progression plan in place and Special Agents may be eligible for salary increases upon successful completion of the career progression periods.

Our values are Accountability, Service, Integrity, and Performance Excellence.

Our Mission
Virginia ABC generates a reliable stream of revenue for Virginia and promotes public safety through the responsible sale and regulation of alcoholic beverages.

Our Vision

To bring good spirits and excellent service to Virginia.

Our Values

Accountability – Service –Integrity – Performance Excellence

We offer:
Excellent work/life balance
Average work week is 40 hours
14 paid Holidays and PTO earned every 2 weeks worked
Affordable Healthcare with employer contributions; See benefits package
Virginia Retirement System VRS benefits
College Tuition Reimbursement program

Authority employees continue to be covered under the Commonwealth’s benefits and VRS. However, Authority employees are exempt from the Virginia Personnel Act and the Virginia Public Procurement Act. To find out more about VA ABC visit our website:

For consideration for employment, you must complete an online application at All applicants must fully complete all sections of the online application. A resume will not substitute for an incomplete application. Your completed online application MUST BE RECEIVED by Human Resources no later than 11:59 p.m. on the stated closing date.

VA ABC is a Military-Friendly Employer, is V3 Certified, and embraces Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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