ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A recent job posting for the director of an agency that regulates Alaska’s liquor industry has raised eyebrows.
The job description, when last written decades ago, called for an executive to review the field work of inspectors and work with authorities in “taking action against liquor establishments.”
But a recruitment ad posted June 9 said the job of the new director of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board would be to support the board’s mission “to ensure responsible growth in the beverage industry.”
The Anchorage Daily News reports the ad was quickly pulled and rewritten. Critics fear the posting reflected a change in philosophy to move the board from a watchdog role to an industry booster.
State Commerce Commissioner Susan Bell says that’s not the case.