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Date:  Jun 25, 2024
Req ID:  37679

Fayetteville, AR, US, 72701

Anticipated Starting Salary:  53,000

Position Number: 22124725 
County: Washington; Benton; Carroll; Crawford; Franklin; Johnson; Madison; Sebastian 
Posting End Date: Continuous 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 53,000 
Regulatory Division 

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong experience in Excel is preferred. Must be a fully certified law enforcement officer per CLEST standards. You must reside in one of the counties listed. 


Position Specific:

This position is assigned to the Investigations Division enforcing the laws and regulations surrounding alcohol, tobacco and medical marijuana. The candidate must be willing to submit to an extensive background investigation and obtain a security clearance. Statewide travel with overnight stays are common.   

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: GS07


Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00


The DFA Regulatory Enforcement Agent is responsible for the enforcement of all Arkansas alcohol, tobacco, and medical marijuana laws.  This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.


Enforces all federal, state, and local laws regarding alcohol, tobacco, and medical marijuana including the sale, possession, purchase, and transportation of products. Employs basic law enforcement skills, observes activity occurring in the area of assignment, and is alert to acts which may result in violations or any other serious crime. Collects evidence and testifies at hearings and in court.  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 laws, including compliance checks to enforce underage sales of alcohol and 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. OTHER JOB-RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


Must be certified as a Basic, General, Intermediate, Advanced, or Senior Law Enforcement Officer by the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training in accordance with ACA 12-9-101 through 12-9-109. Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.

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.


Applications must include complete work history and references. A resume may accompany the state application but will not be substituted for any part of the application. False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.

Veteran Preference:   A copy of a DD-214 must be submitted to the Hiring Official at the time of interview to be considered for Veteran Preference.

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that your employer has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact DHS at (888) 897-7781 or


Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville