QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
- 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 Justice and Solicitor General peace officer training within the last 5 years is preferred.
- Assets include training and certification in: OC spray, ASP baton, Shotgun, experience in traffic enforcement—radar and laser, familiarity with traffic related legislation, familiarity with Commercial Vehicle Weights and Dimensions enforcement, and experience in municipal bylaw enforcement.
- Defensive driving certification and experience in snowmobile, UTV and ATV.
- Eligible to obtain appointment as a Municipal Community Peace Officer Level 1 and obtain a clear criminal record check conducted by the RCMP.
- Valid Alberta Class 5 Drivers License (or provincial equivalent) with a 5-year clean drivers abstract.
- Must be willing to work shift work, weekends, and statutory holidays.
- Have first aid and CPR.
- Have a valid Possession Acquisition License (PAL).
- Successful completion of an approved physical requirements (PARE) test within 4 minutes and 45 seconds (4:45) within the past (6) six months
- Three to four years of related experience
- Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
- Strong customer service skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities.
- Skilled in exercising good tact and sound judgement when dealing with difficult situations, and recognize and react appropriately to dangerous situations
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
- High degree of proficiency with standard MS Office suite, Windows and database software
- Emergency vehicle operators experience and training certification (EVOC)
- Experience and training with computers and programs (such as ROADS/MOVES, JOIN, CPIC)
INDEPENDENCE AND SCOPE OF IMPACT:
- Thorough knowledge of municipal bylaws and applicable provincial statues
- Thorough knowledge of law enforcement practices and techniques
- Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms
- Ability to encourage and persuade the public to comply with bylaws or statutes
- 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 people in a variety of emotional state
- Must have excellent judgement and interpersonal communication skills in promoting customer relations
Decisions, made with respect to Bylaw/ Provincial enforcement, may lead to legal action against the MD which may lead to financial loss and damage the image of the MD. Positive interaction with the public increases the likelihood that bylaw infractions will be corrected voluntarily and creates a good public image for the municipality. The work is performed with little or no supervision but consultation with a supervisor or law enforcement agencies is possible when direction is required.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT:
- Internal—regular contacts are maintained with other MD 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
- These contacts often require tact, diplomacy, and the ability to influence and persuade
HEALTH & SAFETY:
- Extensive use of computer and telephone
- Long periods of sitting, good lighting, temperature and noise control
- Minimal physical effort; occasional light lifting
- Required to attend and investigate emergency response sites with unsettling images and content
- Subject to working in outdoor environment – heat, cold, dry, dusty and / or wet conditions as well as insects, bees and wildlife
- Use and operation of a vehicle
- Normal working day consists of 7.5 hours; however there may be evening on weekend work required
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
All personnel working at the Municipal District of Greenview are governed by the Municipal District Health & Safety Policy.
- Ensures all operations are conducted in a safe manner and in accordance with Municipal District Policies and Occupational Health & Safety Regulations.
- Ensure proper ergonomic requirements are met and good ergonomic procedures are practiced.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources Department
Municipal District of Greenview No. 16
4806 – 36 Ave., Box 1079
Valleyview, AB T0H 3N0
E-mail: email@example.com (Please quote the position in the subject line)
This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
While we truly appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.