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Are you looking to enter Law Enforcement and provide safety to the California public? If so, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has the position for you!


The mission of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is to provide the highest level of service and public safety to the people of the State through licensing, education, and enforcement.


The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) offers rewarding Agent, peace officer career opportunities. Agents carry firearms and work primarily as plain clothes officers investigating criminal and/or administrative violations committed on or about alcoholic beverage control licensed premises by licensees, their employees, and/or members of the general public. Agents work undercover investigating violations to include gambling, prostitution, narcotics, human trafficking, and receipt of stolen property.

The ABC employs agents in various locations throughout the State. An agent with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is a non-uniformed, sworn peace officer who performs the full range of peace officer duties and responsibilities in the accomplishment of his/her assignments.

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Experience: One year of experience in the California state service performing duties of an Agent Trainee, Alcoholic Beverage Control, or at a comparable level performing investigative duties. (Applicants who are within six months of satisfying the experience requirement for this pattern will be admitted into the examination, but they must satisfactorily complete one year of experience in the class before they can be considered eligible for appointment.)
Experience: Two years of experience as a peace officer (as defined in the California Penal Code Section 830 et. seq.) performing investigative work as part of regular enforcement activity.
Education: Equivalent to graduation (four-year degree) from an accredited college/university. (Students in their senior year in college will be admitted to the examination, but they must produce evidence of graduation or its equivalent before they can be considered eligible for appointment.).
Acceptable course work and degrees must be completed at an accredited institution. Course work and degrees completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by a Commission-approved foreign transcript evaluation agency before it may be used for credentialing purposes.


You must fill out an application (STD.678) and a quick Criminal Record Supplemental Questionaire

Information on Minimum Qualifications and how to apply (third page), including documents are listed on the Exam Bulletin, link below:

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $4,762.00 to $8,649.00 /month

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Other