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Bylaw Enforcement Officer

Job Type: 
Inspectional / Regulatory / Enforcement
Town of Fort Macleod
Job Description : 

The Town of Fort Macleod is currently seeking a full time Bylaw Enforcement Officer. This position supports our commitment to the citizens of the Town of Fort Macleod by enforcing municipal bylaws.  Working in partnership with other external policing and governmental partners, as well as community stakeholders, the Bylaw Enforcement Officer will enhance the community appearance and safety.

Reporting to the Director of Community & Protective Services, the Bylaw Enforcement Officer is primarily responsible for ensuring compliance with municipal bylaws. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct routine patrols on foot, bicycle and vehicle.
  • Responding to and investigating bylaw enforcement related complaints
  • Undertake appropriate action to gain bylaw compliance which may include: issuing notices, tickets and tags
  • Working collaboratively with various enforcement agencies (RCMP, Alberta Fish & Wildlife, SPCA, Humane Society)
  • Developing ongoing information in relation to bylaw compliance in the community including preparing residential educational material and resources.
  • Conduct animal control duties including but not limited to: patrols, impounding animals, responding to complaints and conducting investigations.
  • Maintain records of all investigations and complaints.
  • Develop and maintain excellent customer service with coworkers, residents and local stakeholders.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; post-secondary education, in a related field preferred.
  • 2 plus years of diverse bylaw and/or law enforcement experience in a municipal enforcement role, required.
  •  Pervious experience with animal control required.
  • Clear Criminal Records Check and Enhanced Reliability Screening check.
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Standard first aid and CPR.
  • Proficient with computers and all aspects of MS Office.


  • Strong understanding and knowledge of the Municipal Government Act and municipal bylaws.
  • Knowledge of investigative techniques, bylaws, enforcement powers and authority, court proceedings, and rules of evidence
  • Develops clear, concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence and other written materials; impeccable attention to detail, high level of accuracy.
  • Unwavering commitment to health and safety with an ability to train, promote and perform safe working practices.


Work for this position is performed both indoors and outdoors, with exposure to inclement weather and hot/cold temperatures.  This position is exposed to a diverse group of people.  There is risk of injury, exposure to communicable diseases, weapons, narcotics, aggressive dogs, and to a range of highly stressful situations.  The person in this position will work directly with citizens, visitors, employees and other departments in person and on the phone regularly and must be able to do so in a professional and calm manner.  This position will be shift work with a days/evening scheduled rotation which may be amended as needed to perform the business of the Town, as per terms outlined in the Collective Agreement, as needed to perform the business of the Town.

Environment and Compensation

We are an equal opportunity employer.
We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

This position is covered under a collective agreement with CUPE Local 70;

35 hours per week with an hourly wage starting at $29.87.

In addition to competitive wages, the Town participates in an extensive health and benefits package including the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP). 

Closing Date: 
March 30, 2020
Application Return: 

A full job description will be available upon request. Application Deadline: March 30, 2020 however the posting will stay open until a suitable candidate is found.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to:

Town of Fort Macleod
Attn: Liisa Gillingham
Box 1420
Fort Macleod AB T0L0Z0

Email: l.gillingham@fortmacleod.com  

About the Town of Fort Macleod

Founded in 1874, the Town of Fort Macleod played a pivotal role in western Canadian history. This vibrant community of over 3,000 people lies within sight of the breath-taking Rocky Mountains.  We are 150 kilometres south of Calgary, 100 km east of the British Columbia border and 80 km north of the US border, and we act as a commercial centre for transportation and industry in southwest Alberta. For visitors, the town is a hub of western and First Nations’ culture in a world renowned, unique natural landscape. For more information on the Town, please visit: www.fortmacleod.com.