Liquor Enforcement Officer
- Upon successful completion of the coach-pupil training period, Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainees are promoted to Liquor Enforcement Officer. Currently the starting, yearly salary is $41,039.
- Liquor Enforcement Officers receive seven vacation days during their first three years of employment. Beginning with the fourth year of employment, they earn 15 vacation days per year. They also receive one personal day during their first year, two personal days in their second year, and four personal days in their third and subsequent years of employment.
- Liquor Enforcement Officers earn 13 paid sick days per calendar year.
- Liquor Enforcement Officers receive 11 paid holidays per year.
- Liquor Enforcement Officers receive overtime pay and shift differential as applicable. Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainees are not eligible for overtime compensation or shift differential during the resident training program.
- Commonwealth employees, including Liquor Enforcement Officers, are required to join the State Employees Retirement System. Officers will contribute 6.25% of their salary to their individual retirement account. The account earns interest and the Commonwealth contributes to the account in an amount determined annually.
- Liquor Enforcement Officers receive medical/hospital coverage for themselves and eligible dependents. The medical/hospital coverage for the employee is the least expensive plan in their county of residence and is effective the first day of employment. Liquor Enforcement Officers pay an employee share premium toward the cost of their health care benefits as per their labor contract. At present, the employee share is 2% of their regular salary. This will be raised to 3% in October 2010. Employees can earn a premium waiver of half of the percentage they must pay by enrolling in and remaining compliant with the PEBTF Get Healthy Program. Three types of health benefit plan options are available: The Health Maintenance Organization Option, the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Option, and the Consumer Driven Health Plan option through United Healthcare. The Commonwealth will pay for eligible dependents to be covered after the employee completes six months of service. The employee can choose to cover their family members at anytime during the first six months by paying a biweekly dependent buy-up deduction. Employees can also enroll in a more expensive medical/hospital plan by paying a plan buy-up through payroll deduction. Supplemental benefits such as prescription, vision, and dental and hearing aid coverage are added at no cost to the employee for themselves and eligible dependents, after six months of service is completed.
- After 90 days of employment, Liquor Enforcement Officers are eligible for a State-paid group life insurance policy with a benefit equivalent to the nearest $1000 of an officer's annual salary not to exceed $40,000.
*This information is subject to change with the effective dates of new labor contracts.
Questions regarding the Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainee Selection Procedures may be forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Police at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may wish to contact a Recruiter from the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement to learn about career opportunites in Liquor Control Enforcement.