The right to take office in the Compulsory Enforcement Service as a compulsory enforcement officer shall be vested in nationals of the Republic of Armenia with higher education, who, irrespective of sex, national origin, race, social origin, property or other status:
- have completed compulsory military service (except for female citizens and for cases referred to citizens released from compulsory military service on the grounds provided for by paragraphs "from b to e" part 1, Article 12, and Article 13 of the Law of the Republic of Armenia " On conscription";
- have a command of Armenian;
- their professional knowledge, practical and individual qualities and health condition enable them to perform the duties of compulsory enforcement officer.
Professional requirements as well as requirements for the health condition of compulsory enforcement officers shall be established by the Government of the Republic of Armenia.
A citizen may not take office in the Compulsory Enforcement Service as a compulsory enforcement officer, who:
- has been judicially declared as having no or limited active legal capacity;
- has been judicially deprived of the right to hold a position in civil or other service;
- has been convicted of committing a crime, and the conviction has not been cancelled or has not expired in the prescribed manner;
- is under criminal prosecution;
- does not meet the requirements laid down by the part 1 of the Article 9 of the Law of the Republic of Armenia "On Compulsory Enforcement Service".
Compulsory Enforcement Officers shall be appointed to and dismissed from positions by the Chief Compulsory Enforcement Officer of the Republic of Armenia.
Persons appointed to the position of compulsory enforcement officer in the Compulsory Enforcement Service for the first time shall, in front of the state flag of the Republic of Armenia and in the manner established by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia, take an oath with the following content:
"I (first name, patronymic name, and surname), taking office in the Compulsory Enforcement Service, hereby swear:
to faithfully serve the people of the Republic of Armenia, to strictly adhere to the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Armenia, to respect human and citizen's rights and freedoms, to contribute to the preservation of the constitutional order, to fulfil my duties unconditionally and in good faith."
Compulsory enforcement officer shall take an oath only once and individually, by reading out the text of the oath.
The compulsory enforcement officer shall sign the text of the oath he or she has read out, which shall be kept in his or her personal file.
The compulsory enforcement officer shall be conferred a special title of justice.
Each year, at least one third of compulsory enforcement officers shall be subject to mandatory performance appraisal.
Regular performance appraisal is being implemented once in three years․
The procedure and conditions for training and special education shall be established by the Government of the Republic of Armenia.
Rights of compulsory enforcement officers shall be the following:
- acquainting themselves with the legal acts laying down their rights and duties in the position held;
- acquainting themselves with all the materials of their personal files, i. e., their performance evaluations and other documents concerning their official practice, and furnishing explanations thereon;
- receiving, in the prescribed manner, information and materials necessary for the performance of official duties;
- taking decisions within the scope of their competence;
- receiving pecuniary satisfaction;
- social protection and security;
- legal protection;
- promotion in title in the prescribed manner;
- appealing against appointment to position and performance appraisal results;
- submitting proposals on issues pertaining to organization and improvement of the Service.
Compulsory enforcement officers may have other rights as prescribed by the Law of the Republic of Armenia "On Compulsory Enforcement Service", other laws and legal acts.
Duties of compulsory enforcement officers shall be the following:
- complying with the requirements of the Constitution, laws and other legal acts of the Republic of Armenia;
- having knowledge required for performance of professional and official duties;
- to fulfil the duties reserved to them by the legislation of the Republic of Armenia in an accurate and timely manner;
- executing orders, decisions, executive orders, and instructions issued by superior authorities and officials;
- to admit for consideration and process proposals, applications and complaints in the manner and within the time limits prescribed;
- to observe the requirements prescribed by the legislation of the Republic of Armenia for dealing with documents comprising state, official, or other secret protected by law, including after termination of service;
- to submit income declaration;
- to observe the code of conduct of compulsory enforcement officers.
A compulsory enforcement officer shall be obliged to submit written explanations in case an official investigation is conducted against him or her.
Other duties may be prescribed for compulsory enforcement officers by the Law of the Republic of Armenia "On Compulsory Enforcement Service", other laws and legal acts.