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Date:  Feb 23, 2021
Req ID:  3761

Brinkley, AR, US, 72021

Anticipated Starting Salary:  39,696

Position Number: 22124721 
County: Arkansas; Lee; Lonoke; Monroe; Phillips; Prairie 
Posting End Date: Continuous 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 39,696 
Arkansas Tobacco Control 


Agency Specific:

Alcoholic Beverage Control and Arkansas Tobacco Control are being merged together. Therefore, this position will be responsible for enforcement of alcohol and tobacco laws, as well as assisting in some medical marijuana investigations.

The mission of the Department of Finance and Administration is to provide Arkansas citizens convenient, effective, and courteous service which will encourage voluntary compliance with tax, license, and child support laws.

Position Information

Class Code: X131C

Grade: GS05


Salary Range: $32,405.00 - $46,987.00


The Arkansas Tobacco Control (ATC) Enforcement Agent is responsible for the enforcement of all Arkansas tobacco laws. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Enforces all federal, state, and local laws regarding tobacco, including the sale, possession, purchase, and transportation of tobacco products. Employs basic law enforcement skills, observes activity occurring in the area of assignment, and is alert to acts which may result in tobacco law violations or any other serious crime. Responds to reports of a crime in progress, conducts a crime scene assessment, intervenes to terminate criminal acts or to investigate and initiate appropriate actions, and issues summons or citations for misdemeanor crimes or violations, as prescribed in the agency rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and applicable state law. Inspects the records of permit holders to ensure compliance with Arkansas tobacco laws, including compliance checks to enforce underage sales of tobacco products, conducts inspections of permitted businesses for violations of state laws, and writes violation reports for illegal activities at permitted outlets. Performs other duties as assigned.


Shift work involving irregular working hours, to include holidays and weekends, is occasionally required. Carrying and use a firearm while on duty and frequent travel within assigned area is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of law enforcement operating standards and procedures. Knowledge of surveillance and investigative techniques. Knowledge of basic state and federal tobacco laws. Ability to qualify with a firearm as required by agency manual of rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Ability to perform investigations and make arrests. Ability to secure and document evidence of crimes and civil violations. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports. Ability to use covert audio and video surveillance equipment, including body wire.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, criminology, public administration, or a related field, plus one year of law enforcement investigations experience, or experience in electronic forensics or a crime scene division. OR The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma, plus five years of law enforcement experience with two years in investigation, electronic forensics, or a crime scene division.


Must be certified as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training in accordance with Ark. Code Ann. §12-9-101 et seq. Must satisfactorily complete a minimum of eight hours of CLEST approved training each year of employment. Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock