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.
- 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
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:
Manager of Corporate Services
Municipality of Crowsnest Pass
Fax (403) 563-5474