Director, Alcoholic Beverage Control/Gaming Enforcement

JOB CODE: 2146


SALARY RANGE: $60,744 - $102,073

Parish Attorney

Under the direction of the Parish Attorney, performs highly responsible administrative and technical work in directing activities of the Alcoholic, Beverage Control/Gaming Enforcement Division for the City-Parish government. Work involves responsibility for directing and supervising an investigative, auditing and administrative staff responsible for enforcing the Wine, Beer & Liquor and Gaming ordinances adopted by the Metropolitan Council. Work is performed with broad discretion and considerable independence and is evaluated through conferences, reports and results obtained. Performs other work as requested.

Directs administrative functions regarding the licensing of all businesses and individuals who sell alcoholic beverages in East Baton Rouge Parish; directs administrative functions of the gaming staff based on reports, experience and confidential information. Directs, supervises and assigns the work of all ABC/Gaming Enforcement division employees; reviews investigative and administrative reports to evaluate overall effectiveness and determine compliance. Functions as chairman of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; reviews all license applications and all violation and delinquent tax hearings. Submits reports of all Gaming, ABC license and investigative activities to the Parish Attorney on a quarterly basis. Directs special investigations on high profile, sensitive cases; advises Parish Attorney on sensitive areas of gaming such as progress on confidential investigations and adverse opinions on comprehensive audit reports. Recommends ordinance amendments relating to the enforcement of administration of alcoholic beverage ordinances in the parish; recommends ordinance changes to keep the Division current with state gaming statutes; follows goals and objectives set forth in the Gaming and Wine, Beer and Liquor ordinances adopted by the Metropolitan Council. Develops annual budget requests for the Alcoholic Beverage Control/Gaming Enforcement Division.

Knowledge of state statutes and local ordinances relating to the alcoholic beverage industry. Knowledge of state statutes and local gaming ordinances relating to gaming. Knowledge of the procedures and techniques used in office administration. Knowledge of accounting and auditing procedures related to controlling large amounts of cash. Skill in the proper use and care of a firearm. Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of a moderate sized staff of professional, technical and clerical employees. Ability to direct and supervise complex special investigations using established investigative techniques. Ability to chair and direct an administrative board. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other official groups, governmental agencies, civic groups, businesses, other employees and the public. Ability to direct and evaluate criminal investigations to ensure compliance. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.


Bachelor's degree in business administration, criminal justice, law enforcement, or a related field, and four years of experience in conducting criminal investigations, including two years of supervisory and administrative experience.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Position(s) may be required to obtain Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certification.


The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.