Compliance Investigator I - (Colorado Springs) Liquor Enforcement Division Job at State of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO

  • State of Colorado
  • Colorado Springs, CO

Job Description

Salary: $4,669.00 Monthly

Location : Colorado Springs, CO

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: TAA-03789-06.2024

Department: Department of Revenue

Division: Enforcement - Liquor/Tobacco

Opening Date: 06/26/2024

Closing Date: 7/5/2024 5:00 PM Mountain

FLSA: Determined by Position

Type of Announcement: This position is open only to Colorado state residents.

Primary Physical Work Address: 2447 North Union Boulevard Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Department Contact Information: Abigail

How To Apply: Please submit an online application for this position at Reach out to the Department Contact to apply using a paper application, including any supplemental questions. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed.

Department Information

The mission of the Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) is to become a trusted partner to every Coloradan to help them navigate the complexities of government so they can thrive. We are driven by our values of service, teamwork, accountability, integrity, and respect.

The vision of the department is to empower businesses and individuals through quality customer service, innovation, and collaboration. We celebrate diversity and support an equitable and inclusive culture. We embrace our differences because we believe this brings innovation to our work. For more exciting information about the Department of Revenue, please enjoy this brief video!

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Description of Job



To promote safe communities in the State of Colorado through innovation, engagement, and education.


To promote public safety, support economic growth, and the responsible sale and consumption of liquor and tobacco products, through the fair administration of liquor and tobacco/nicotine laws.


This position is located in the Liquor Enforcement Division - Colorado Springs Office and is responsible to fulfill the statutory responsibility to administer and enforce Colorado's tobacco laws in a consistent and common-sense manner. This position exists to serve and protect the Colorado public and to foster a clean, healthy community, in compliance with retail sale of tobacco and nicotine products. This position will assist in fostering relationships and joint compliance check operations with local licensing authorities who have an existing tobacco retail licensing and compliance program in place.

Liquor, Tobacco, and Criminal Code Investigations
  • Plan and conduct investigations and follow-up investigations of alleged tobacco code complaints with the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Conduct routine and follow-up inspections of tobacco retail businesses located in the State of Colorado.
  • Conducts undercover investigations in tobacco licensed establishments to prevent and discourage sales to underage persons.
  • Coordinates tobacco compliance operations with minor operatives, ensuring the safety of the minor operative.
  • Interview witnesses, suspects, complainants, and the general public to detect, discover, and obtain additional information or evidence related to the investigation.
  • Knowledgeable of the Colorado Liquor and Tobacco statutes and regulations and the ability to apply this knowledge to investigative efforts.
  • Submits comprehensive narrative reports of investigations and compliance activities to recommend cases for administrative action or resolution.
  • Determines which action is warranted upon the conclusion of the compliance investigation consistent with the category of violation, level of severity, and associated penalty ranges for those violations outlined in 47-603.
  • Testify in criminal and administrative proceedings, as required.
  • Submit weekly inspection, compliance statistics, and documented work activities.
  • Assist Criminal Investigator with duties surrounding liquor inspections or compliance checks, report writing or statistical reporting.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned by the Appointing Authority or supervisor.
Stakeholder Outreach
  • Work with businesses in the industry to encourage compliance, prevent problems and complaints, and provide guidance on regulatory requirements.
  • Educate and train local licensing authorities, general public, Licensees, and other law enforcement agencies on the statues, and regulations governing the tobacco/nicotine industries.
  • Interacts with law enforcement agencies, local licensing authorities, local and state public health officials. District Attorney Offices, tobacco/nicotine licensees, and the general public on a daily basis to exchange or collect information.
  • Presents a professional appearance and demeanor when interacting with stakeholders and is able to communicate effectively with various audiences.
  • Interviews witnesses, suspects, complainants, and the general public to detect issues, discover information and identify problems and/or violations.
Training and On-Going Professional Development
  • Educates and trains law enforcement, local licensing authorities, general public, public health partners and other law enforcement agencies on statues and governing the tobacco/nicotine industries.
  • Work with businesses in the industry to prevent problems and complaints and advise owners and operators on how to correct various problems that arise in their establishments.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Residency Requirement: (New)
This posting is only open to residents of the State of Colorado at the time of submitting your application.

Class Code & Classification Description: (New)

Experience Only:
Five (5) years of relevant experience in professional criminal or compliance investigative
experience in a regulatory environment.


Education and Experience:
A combination of related education and/or relevant experience professional criminal or compliance investigative experience in a regulatory environment equal to five (5) years.

NOTE: If submitting a transcript, certification or other relevant materials, candidates may redact information that identifies their age, date of birth, or dates of attendance at or graduation from an educational institution.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license (at the time of application.)
  • Must be 21 years of age or older for this position.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Candidate may be required to pass a Pre-Employment Drug Screen.
  • Travel is required as needed.
Preferred Qualifications:
The following preferred experience(s), competencies and abilities are highly desirable for this position and will be considered in selecting the successful candidate:

  • Preferred applicants will possess more than the required minimum experience in professional investigative and/or compliance experience in a regulatory environment.
  • Outstanding candidates will have recent experience with: investigations involving compliance reporting or criminal activities, interview techniques, interpreting and applying statutes.
  • Experience conducting due diligence investigations in a regulatory environment on companies and/or people to determine suitability for licensure.
  • Experience interpreting and applying statutes and regulations.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite/Google suites.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Conditions of Employment with the CDOR :

Employees are in a position of public trust in the performance of their job duties and must operate in a manner that maintains the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and public confidence.

As a condition of employment with the CDOR, all personnel must file all necessary Colorado Individual Income Tax (CIIT) returns and pay tax obligations, therefore all employees must undergo a pre-employment evaluation of their tax records/accounts to ensure compliance with this policy. Final candidates must also complete a successful background investigation and reference check prior to appointment. Certain positions based on duties may require scheduled background investigations.

Minimum Qualification Screening

A Human Resources Analyst will only review the work experience/job duties sections of the online job application, to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Only complete applications submitted before the closing date of this announcement will be reviewed.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications to continue in the selection process for this position. Do not use "see resume" or "see attached" statements on your application.
  • Cover letters and resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the official State of Colorado online application. Part-time work experience will be prorated.
  • Recommended attachments: Resume, Cover letter
  • List your employment history starting with the most recent job, including part-time, temporary, and volunteer jobs. If more than one job was held with a given organization, list each job held as a separate period of employment.
  • Information must be accurate, including dates of employment. If it is found that information provided is falsified, you will not be considered for a job with the State of Colorado and/or may be removed from a job after hire.
  • The eligible list established from this posting may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Email Address:

All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted via email. Please set up your e-mail to accept messages from "" and "" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.


An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (, postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department's action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at under Rules.

Supplemental Information

Supplemental Information:
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Compliance

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Colorado Department of Revenue is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Jacqueline Brown-Tremble at

We are committed to building work environments that are inclusive and reflect our communities and the diverse talents of all people. We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds and abilities to apply.

If not applying online, submit application to:

If you are not able to submit an online application, a paper application is available at this link: PDF State Paper Application (Download PDF reader). Paper applications must be received via email to by the closing date and time of the application period listed on this announcement.

Methods of Appointment:

Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.

The State of Colorado offers permanent employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program. Please click the following link for detailed information:

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CDOR - Did you hear about this job from a DOR employee or job fair/event? If yes, please indicate the name of the employee or event that you attended.


CDOR - Are you aware of anyone with whom you have a personal relationship (including, but not limited to, any family members or those you or a family member have an intimate relationship with) currently employed with DOR? If yes, please provide the name of the employee and the Division they work in. Per DOR Policy OHR-006, family includes spouse, partner, child, parent, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, or cousin, including those related by marriage, civil union, common law, blood, adoption or foster care.


CDOR- If you are a current classified employee of another agency or department within the State of Colorado, please indicate your current classification. If not, please simply respond with "NA"


Please describe your experience conducting inspections or compliance related activities?


Please describe in detail your technical, educational, and professional abilities and how you will utilize these abilities as a compliance investigator?


Please describe in detail why you want to work as a compliance investigator for the Colorado Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division and what attributes you bring to this position?

Required Question

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