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Community Peace Officer

Job Type: 
Inspectional / Regulatory / Enforcement
Municipality of Crowsnest Pass
Competition Number: 
Job Description : 

The Community Peace Officer Level I, through observation and the receipt of complaints, enforces Municipal By-Laws and Provincial Statutes within the community, assists with public awareness & education, and maintains close working partnerships with other agencies in the   Crowsnest Pass.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Is responsible for local enforcement of Municipal Bylaws and Provincial Statutes including but not limited to:
    • Traffic Safety Act
    • Gaming and Liquor Act
    • Animal Protection Act
    • Dangerous Dogs Act
    • Stray Animal Act
    • Petty Trespass Act
    • Tobacco Reduction Act
    • Provincial Offences Procedures Act
  • Acts as a Peace Officer by observing traffic, conducting traffic stops, issuing warnings, violation tags, or provincial tickets as appropriate.
  • Receives and investigates complaints involving bylaw violations; issues tickets or compliance orders, advises complainant with respect to action taken; follows up with complainants when necessary to ensure compliance.
  • Maintains records of tickets and infractions for follow-up and/or prosecution purposes.
  • Assists Municipal Departments with the removal of parked or abandoned vehicles, snow removal, business licenses, property checks and various inquiries.
  • Works in cooperation with the local RCMP on criminal offenses related to municipal property, property damage reports and traffic issues.
  • Maintains and controls exhibits and lost and found items; maintains appropriate records and ensures that items are disposed of properly when required.
  • Educates the public with respect to municipal bylaws and provincial statutes to improve compliance.
  • Prepares and delivers reports periodically to the Police Advisory Committee with respect to enforcement activities, recommendations for new bylaws and/or amendments to current bylaws.
  • Provides feedback and assistance with Bylaw creation specifically when there is an enforcement component.
  • Provides assistance to emergency response agencies and outside agencies as required.
  • Performs related duties.

Education and Experience:

The minimum requirements for this position are as follows:

  • Grade 12 Diploma supplemented by a two year diploma in law enforcement, criminal justice or related field. Equivalent combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Completion of the Alberta Solicitor General’s Public Security Peace Officer Training, training that occurred within the last 5 years is preferred.
  • Eligible to obtain appointment as a Community Peace Officer Level 1 and obtain a clear Criminal Record Check conducted by the RCMP.
  • Successful completion of a Driver’s Abstract.
  • Must be willing to work shift work, weekends and statutory holidays.
  • Successful completion of an approved Physical requirements (PARE) test.
  • 1-2 years of related experience.
  • First Aid with CPR or ability to obtain.
  • Certification/training in OC Spray and ASP Baton.

The following would be considered an asset:

  • Experience in traffic enforcement (Radar and Laser) and familiarity with traffic related legislation.
  • Experience in a Municipal By-law Enforcement and familiarity with the Bylaws of the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass.
  • Defensive Driving, Snow Machine & Quad Experience and Certification.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of Municipal Bylaws and applicable Provincial Statues.
  • In-depth knowledge of law enforcement practices and techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.
  • Ability to make decisions on how to effectively enforce bylaws and statutes.
  • Ability to use GIS and related computer software in performing the work.
  • Skill in dealing with the public in a variety of situations.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Exhibits good judgement and above average interpersonal communication skills.

Independence and Scope of Impact

  • The work is performed with little or no supervision but consultation with a supervisor or law enforcement agencies is possible when direction is required.


  • Internal: - Regular contacts are maintained with other municipal departments, mostly with respect to sharing information.
  • External: - Regular contacts are maintained with the public, business owners and home owners explaining bylaws and statutes and the steps needed to comply with same.

Working Conditions

  • The work is performed outdoors and indoors.  Outdoor work requires the incumbent to get in and out of a vehicle on a consistent basis. There may be some exposure to inclement weather.
  • Indoor work in an office setting is required when completing reports, attending meetings etc.

REPORTS TO: Manager of Protective Services/Fire Chief

WAGE:CUPE Local 812 Wage Band 251-280

STATUS: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 
January 26, 2018
Application Return: 

For more information and a full job description please visit: http://www.crowsnestpass.com/living-here/employment-opportunities-page/e...

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position before Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 4:30 pm to:

Deb Welsh

Manager of Corporate Services

Municipality of Crowsnest Pass

Fax (403) 563-5474