Special Agent I (Non Certified)


Apply at www.abc.virginia.gov/about/careers/careers-enforcement

Recruitment: April 27, 2022-May 11, 2022

Starting salary: Statewide: $64,000, increase to $68,000 after successful completion of 26 weeks academy

Starting salary: Northern, VA: $76,000, increase to $80,000 after successful completion of 26 weeks academy

**This recruitment is for ONLY for Special Agent I (Non Certified) Which means currently do not have the VA Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Law Enforcement Officer -Police Officer Certification**

**Previous applicants should reapply**

ü Are you tired of shift work or rotating shifts?
ü Are you looking for flexibility?
ü 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 – For Eastern Shore Area- Must currently reside in the Eastern Shore
Region 9: Charlottesville

Must attend the 26 weeks Training Academy in Lynchburg, VA beginning January 2023

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 must be achieved within 1 year of appointment.
• 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 or equivalent coursework and/or experience.
• 3.5 GPA or higher
• Master’s Degree
• CFE, Certified Fraud Examiner
• CPA, Certified Public Accountant

Required Trainings:

• All applicants will be required to attend and successfully complete 26 weeks of onsite Training in Lynchburg, VA and successfully complete 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.
• Questionnaire must be completed.
• 500 word essay explaining why you want to be a Special Agent for VA ABC must be submitted with application.
• If you are including a resume or cover letter, please select the “Browse” option to attach it to this application. Only files of the following types are accepted: .txt, .rtf, .pdf, .docx or .doc (excluding versions prior to Word 97 and Word Perfect, .wps.doc). File attachments must be less than 500k in size.


**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: https://www.abc.virginia.gov/about/agency-overview.

Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control has transitioned to an Authority and has relocated to our new facility at 7450 Freight Way, Hanover, VA 23111.

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

For more information, please visit: http://www.abc.virginia.gov/about/careers/careers-enforcement