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Community Peace Officer

Job Type: 
Inspectional / Regulatory / Enforcement
Town of Athabasca
Competition Number: 
Job Description : 

The Town of Athabasca is a vibrant rural community in which to live, work and relax. Located in the picturesque Athabasca River Valley, just 150 km north of Edmonton on Highway 2, Athabasca has a population of 2,965 and growing. The Town offers an affordable lifestyle and first-class recreational opportunities including a championship golf course, multipurpose trails, camping, fishing, hunting and a Multiplex with a new aquatic center, as well as access to educational opportunities with Athabasca University.

The Town of Athabasca is currently recruiting for the full-time position of Community Peace Officer Level 1.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, this full-time position’s main duties include, ensuring compliance with Municipal Bylaws and applicable Provincial Statutes; traffic enforcement, liaising with assisting agencies and investigating complaints generated by the public. Providing positive presence in the community, this position will have a strong focus on proactive public education.

 Candidates must:

  • Hold a diploma in law enforcement, criminal justice, or related field  supplemented by two years    previous experience in municipal law  enforcement;   (Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered)
  • Hold a Level 1 Community Peace Officer appointment from Alberta  Solicitor General;
  • Valid physical abilities testing (i.e. PARE, COPAT) within past 6 months;
  • Have completed a baton, OC spray and self-defense course (i.e. PPCT);
  • Hold a valid Class 5 Alberta Operator’s license and acceptable driver’s abstract (  5 demerits max);
  • Have proficient computer skills in Word and Excel.

Preferred candidates will be trained or have familiarity with ROADS motor vehicles registry system; training/certification in radar/LIDAR; training in EVOC and experience in Traffic Enforcement, Bylaw Enforcement, Commercial Vehicles and Animal Control. The ideal candidate must demonstrate sound judgment; combined with a strong sense of ethics and the ability to handle sensitive or private information. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as outstanding public relations and problem-solving skills.

The Town offers a competitive salary with an enhanced benefit package. Should an applicant’s qualifications not meet the required criteria a lower remuneration will be negotiated. The current work week is based on 40 hours; the general shift rotation will be based on an eight-hour shift. This will include a rotation of days, evenings and weekends.

A full position description is available at the Town Office or on line at www.athabasca.ca 

Closing Date: 
September 16, 2019
Application Return: 

Resumes will be accepted until Monday, September 16, 2019 4:00 pm. Please note that only those people to be interviewed will be contacted, however we thank all applicants for their interest.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume including a cover letter and a list of work-related references, drivers abstract and a criminal record check to:

Town of Athabasca
4705 – 49 Avenue
Athabasca, AB T9S 1B7
Attention: Robert Jorgensen, CAO

Email: cao@athabasca.ca 

Phone:   780-675-2063  
Fax:  780-675-4242