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Community Peace Officer Level 1

Job Type: 
Inspectional / Regulatory / Enforcement
Kneehill County
Job Description : 

We are looking for an individual with the great skills and traits noted below to add to our fantastic Protective Services team. This individual will bring their enthusiasm for collaboration and energy for community awareness, enforcement and education as well as their fun sense of humor. This is a full-time position, requiring 37.5 hours/week, may include weekends and holidays.

Who are we?

Welcome to Kneehill County!

Situated in the heart of central Alberta, Kneehill County is a progressive rural municipality comprised of approximately 814,653 acres of land and a population of 5001. Within the Kneehill County boundaries, are the Towns of Three Hills and Trochu, Villages of Acme, Carbon, and Linden, and 4 Hamlets (Torrington, Huxley, Swalwell, Wimborne) and other neighborhoods (Hesketh, Sunnyslope) with a total population of 11,193.

Today, agriculture remains the backbone of the local economy, complemented by a strong oil and gas industry. Wind power is now a fixture in the Kneehill County hills and skies. We are also part of the Canadian Badlands tourism group. Kneehill County borders the Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller and Rosebud Theatre in Wheatland County, which both play a large part in the tourism of the region. Camping is very popular in our area, which Kneehill County has four overnight campgrounds under its umbrella (Keivers, Braconnier Dam, Swalwell, and Torrington). Municipal campgrounds in Acme, Carbon, Linden and Three Hills are all very busy.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Manager of Protective Services, this position is responsible to provide community awareness and enforcement of Municipal Bylaws and select Provincial statues within the County and contract communities, with the focus on public safety. As part of the Protective Services team, this position will work with the other Peace Officers, our regional municipalities and emergency services partners.


  • Provide enforcement and education of Provincial Statutes as approved under the County’s authority as defined by the Province of Alberta
  • Promote, enforce and implement all municipal bylaws and policies, as applicable, including responding to and investigating related complaints or concerns. Municipal bylaws also include those in our contract communities.
  • Work with other Kneehill County departments in regards to planning, transportation, parks and other concerns in the organization.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with key personnel including other internal staff, local RCMP and emergency agencies, community members and related federal, provincial and regional groups and associations.
  • Continue improving Protective Services through applicable training and education as budgeted.
  • Communicate policies consistent with Kneehill County’s strategies and initiatives.
  • Be an active part of the County’s school resource program, rural patrol program, prevention programs, or other community focused programming.
  • Be an active part of the County’s Emergency Team, functioning in roles as assigned by the Director of Emergency Management.
  • May be called upon to provide emergency and safety support.


  • Will possess a CPO Level 1 certification
  • Diploma in law enforcement, criminal justice or related field.
  • Three (3) years’ experience enforcing provincial statutes, municipal bylaws.
  • Must have police check and enhanced security clearance through the RCMP
  • Successful completion of an approved physical abilities evaluation test for uniformed enforcement roles (P.A.R.E.)
  • Eligible for appointment as a Community Peace Officer through Alberta Solicitor General and Public Security.
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Operators Driver’s License
  • Knowledge of commercial vehicle legislation and enforcement, Weight Enforcement, Traffic Enforcement
  • Qualified in the use of RADAR/Laser speed detection, as well as the use/carry of O.C. and defensive baton

Skills Needed  

  • Communication-verbal and written
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Organization
  • Computer Knowledge  
  • Multi-tasking ability
  • Defensive Driving
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Teamwork

What do we offer?

  • Competitive pay (Starting annual wage $75,006)
  • Group Health Benefits
  • Local Authority Pension Plan
  • Engaging and empowering work environment
  • Strong policies and supportive atmosphere
  • Open Door policy for ideas and creativity
  • Fun and friendly co-workers
  • Training Opportunities 

Does this sound like you? Are you interested in getting to know us better?

Check out our website: https://kneehillcounty.com/

Think you may want to join our team?

Closing Date: 
December 7, 2020
Application Return: 

Send an introductory letter, along with your resume providing examples of your most exciting achievements, as well as one story that highlights your community spirit or positive personality. This letter should also provide information as to how you match our list of qualifications and/or skill sets.

Attention: Jessie Kasha –HR Coordinator
RE: Community Peace Officer
Kneehill County 1600 2nd Ave
Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0

Email: employment@kneehillcounty.com

Closing Date: December 7, 2020

We thank all applicants in advance, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. COVID-19 Protocols will be adhered to during this process.