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Date:  May 10, 2024
Req ID:  38985

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $56,039

Position Number: 22153765 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: Continuous 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $56,039 
Regulatory Division


Preferred Qualifications: 

Experience in tobacco compliance and enforcement techniques. Strong communication and presentation skills. Knowledge of DFA Regulatory Division Policy and Procedure. 5 years of law enforcement supervisor experience. Experience with fiscal responsibility and reporting. Knowledge of federal tobacco law.


Position Specifics: 

This position oversees the Regulatory Division FDA Enforcement Section. This is a federally funded position. This position oversees DFA Regulatory Enforcement Agents who conduct federal tobacco compliance inspections on Arkansas tobacco retailers. This position is based in the Little Rock Enforcement Division Headquarters. Applicants must have the ability to hold and maintain a federal security clearance and pass an extensive state and federal background investigation.  

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: X229C

Grade: GS10

FLSA Status: Exempt

Salary Range: $56,039 - $81,256


The DFA Regulatory Enforcement Agent III is responsible for supervising Regulatory Division Agents and enforcing Arkansas tobacco, alcohol, and medical marijuana rules and laws. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.


Oversees DFA Regulatory Enforcement Agents within an assigned region of the state or division, including developing training standards for new agents, monitoring continuing education, reviewing narrative reports, and ensuring faster inspection and response time for agents, and developing, and implementing strategies to meet agency goals. Enforces state, and local laws regarding tobacco, alcohol and medical marijuana including the sale, possession, purchase, and transportation of regulated products. Employs law enforcement skills, observes activity occurring in the area of assignment, and is alert to acts which may result in 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 and license holders to ensure compliance with Arkansas laws, including conducting and overseeing compliance checks to enforce underage sales of regulated products; conducts and supervises inspections of permitted businesses for violations of state laws and writes violation reports for illegal activities at permitted outlets. Oversees appropriate agency billing on a weekly/monthly basis, including review of timesheets and reimbursements for travel and evidence purchases. Performs other duties as assigned.


In-state travel and carrying and use of a firearm while on duty is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of law enforcement operating standards and procedures. Knowledge of surveillance and investigative techniques. Knowledge of state and federal tobacco laws. Knowledge of Arkansas medical marijuana and alcohol rules and laws. Knowledge of budget management and agency purchases. Ability to qualify with a firearm as required by agency policy, CLEST standards, and procedures. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Ability to perform investigations and make arrests. Ability to secure and document evidence of crimes and administrative violations. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports. Ability to use covert audio and video surveillance equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, criminology, public administration, or a related field, plus four years of law enforcement investigations experience, or experience in electronic forensics or a crime scene division, including two years in a supervisory capacity. OR The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma, plus nine years of law enforcement experience with two years in investigation, electronic forensics, or a crime scene division, including two years in a supervisory capacity. 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: Little Rock