LCB Enforcement Officer 2

WA Statewide
Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board
Salary: $4,623.00-$5,493.00 Monthly

Our mission is to promote public safety and trust through fair administration and enforcement of liquor, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor laws.

Salary: $4,623.00 – $5,493.00 Monthly

This posting will be used to fill vacancies statewide and is open continuous. When applying for these positions, you are entering your name into a candidate pool. There may or may not be a vacancy at the time you apply.

Who we are
At the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) we pride ourselves on creating the “wow” factor in everything we do. We search for people who demonstrate a strong work ethic, excellence in customer service, partnering and teamwork, and quality performance. We strive to be a great place to work by fostering a safe, open, inclusive and healthy work environment. We want to ensure that our organization is as diverse and inclusive as our great State of Washington.

We want to create a culture that fosters excellence in customer service, open and honest communication, transparency and accountability, data driven decisions, and business initiated process improvement.

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is accepting applications for permanent LCB Enforcement Officer 2’s (LEO2). The Enforcement and Education Division is headquartered in Olympia and has four regional offices in Tacoma, Federal Way, Mount Vernon, and Spokane.

The LEO2’s work with over 13,000 liquor licensees and their employees by providing education and counseling on liquor licensing laws and regulations. LCB Enforcement Officers inspect premises, investigate complaints, and conduct compliance checks. At times they may take administrative and criminal action against licensees, employees, and the public who violate state liquor laws.

The mission of the Enforcement and Education division is to protect and serve the public by ensuring legal acquisition and responsible use of alcohol and tobacco. The division’s employees carry out their duties with the highest standards of personal and professional ethics based on honesty, integrity and trust. Every individual who comes in contact with a division employee is to be treated with the highest level of courtesy and respect.


Under a limited law enforcement commission, our LCB Enforcement Officers enforce state liquor, tobacco and cannabis laws and regulations through citations, arrests, and administrative actions applicable to retailers, non-retailers, liquor, tobacco and cannabis employees, and underage violators within an assigned geographic area. The area may include about 250 or more liquor licensed businesses and about 150 or more tobacco licensees. Acts independently and exercises broad discretionary authority in criminal and administrative law enforcement.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Initiate investigations of violations of Title 66 RCW, Title 70.155 RCW and Title 82 RCW.
Investigates complaints from citizens and police and coordinates investigations with other criminal justice agencies.
Undercover investigations.
Makes misdemeanor arrests, issues notices of infraction, files administrative actions, and testifies in court or at hearings.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with members of the public, law enforcement agencies, and local businesses.
Coordinates liquor investigators, under age operatives for undercover assignments.
Prepare and conduct formal training for groups of ten or more.
Conduct financial investigations (tax evasion/compliance, background, licensing, credit worthiness, embezzlement, money laundering etc.).
May participate in vehicles stops and felony arrests for tobacco tax enforcement.


To be Considered Candidates Must have One of the Following:

One year of experience as a LCB Enforcement Officer 1 and successful completion of the Liquor and Cannabis Board Field Training Officer Program and successful certification of the Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy or its equivalent;


Successful completion of the Criminal Justice Training Commission (720 hours) Basic Law Enforcement Academy or its equivalent. (example: WA State Patrol Academy, CA Peace Officer Standards training, or certified Basic Law Enforcement Academy.)


One year of experience as a full-time Peace Officer (active within the past five years) after achieving the successful completion of the Criminal Justice Training Commission's Basic Law Enforcement Academy or its equivalent.

In Addition to the Qualifications stated Above, the Candidate will also Possess the Ability to:

Stand and walk for extensive periods of time.
Visit liquor establishments where conditions are often crowded, boisterous, and hostile.
Remain calm and ability to deescalate situations when people are upset, angry, hostile, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, cursing, etc.
Drive or sit in a car for long periods of time.
Work weekends, holidays, nights, overtime, and on call.
Work alone for long periods of time.
Work remotely using a computer laptop system that tracks enforcement actions.
Wear a ballistic vest and other safety equipment in all weather conditions.
Maintain equipment, such as a motor vehicle, firearm, video camera, projector, computer, cell phone, portable radio etc.