Located in Northwest Alberta, the Municipal District of Greenview is a vast and diverse area rich in oil and gas, fertile farmland, and mixed-wood forests. As the third-largest rural municipality in Alberta, Greenview boasts diversity in economic activities and an extraordinary landscape. Greenview’s economy is strengthened by its diversity, a talented workforce and an entrepreneurial spirit that is second to none. Our residents experience adventure right in their backyards with lakes, rivers, Rocky Mountain peaks and vast prairie offering a year- round outdoor playground for all ages.
The Community Peace Officer (CPO), through observation and the receipt of complaints, enforces municipal bylaws and provincial statutes within the community.
Key Responsibilities Include:
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Shall be responsible for enforcing all municipal bylaws and provincial statutes including but not limited to:
Animal Protection Act
Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulation
Dangerous Dogs Act
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
Gaming and Liquor and Cannabis Act
Petty Trespass Act
Prevention of Youth Tobacco Act
Provincial Offences Procedures Act
Tobacco Reduction Act
Trespass to Premises Act
Traffic Safety Act
Vehicle Equipment Regulation
Forest and Prairie Protection 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.
Assist MD departments with the removal of parked or abandoned vehicles, snow removal, business licenses, property checks, and various enquiries.
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.
Provide assistance to emergency response agencies and outside agencies as required.
Performs related duties.
QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
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)
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
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
INDEPENDENCE AND SCOPE OF IMPACT:
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.
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
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT:
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
HEALTH & SAFETY:
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.
Note: 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