If you enjoy a fast-paced, progressive work environment and have a passion for serving the local community then this may be the opportunity for you! We believe that our values of diversity, collaboration, innovation, and mutual respect bring out the best in our team.
The Town of Whitecourt invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Community Peace Officer (CPO). Reporting to the Director of Community Safety, the CPO will provide professional leadership to build, maintain and sustain the Town’s Community Peace Officer and Bylaw enforcement programs. This position plays a vital role in our community with respect to enforcing Municipal Bylaws and Provincial Statutes.
This full-time, permanent position will require the incumbent to occasionally work on weekends, statutory holidays, early mornings and evenings throughout the year. The position requires a competent, self-motivated individual that is passionate about embracing urban community living and making a difference in our community through exceptional conflict resolution, mediation, and communication skills. You must demonstrate respect, patience, integrity, and confidentiality to succeed in this position and represent our municipality in a positive manner while understanding and mitigating concerns.
Key Responsibilities Include:
The successful applicant must be able to:
Provide friendly education through positive interactions with the public, relating to municipal bylaws.
Foster crime prevention initiatives and community safety programming.
Patrol, respond and investigate any nuisances and complaints relating to municipal bylaws and statutes.
Patrol local roads for non-moving road traffic safety/enforcement in relation to the Traffic Safety Act and other relevant statutes.
Issue violation tickets and warnings.
Liaise and collaborate with RCMP officers and other enforcement agencies as part of joint or mutual investigations, or during enforcement of municipal and provincial laws, and assist in emergency/disaster responses under the direction of the Director of Emergency Management as per the Emergency Management Plan.
Undertake training and professional development to ensure that licensing and permitting requirements are met.
Ensure accurate reporting and record keeping of statistics as required and/or mandated by the Solicitor General’s Office, Public Security Peace Officer’s program and Town Office.
The successful applicant must have:
Peace Officer Level 1 (CPO1) Certification or the ability to obtain an appointment as a CPO1 in the Public Security Peace Officer Program in accordance with the Alberta Peace Officer Act and its Regulation within 1 year of employment.
Have passed, or are able to pass, the Physical Ability Requirement Evaluation (PARE) test within 1 year of employment.
Minimum of 2 years’ practical experience in municipal enforcement or applicable Law Enforcement Experience, is an asset.
Specialized training in animal control and apprehension, Baton, O.C. Spray, Traffic Enforcement, is an asset.
A satisfactory Criminal Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check and Provincial Drivers Abstract Reports as a condition of employment.
Understanding of the Alberta Peace Officer Program, the court system and trial process, Peace Officer appointments and jurisdiction, Municipal and Solicitor General Policy and their application.
Knowledge of Municipal Bylaws, Traffic Safety Act, Municipal Government Act, court and legal process and related regulations.
Competent computer skills and high attention to detail.
Physically able to safely conduct long foot patrols and frequent moving in and out of vehicles without causing undue risk of harm to self.
This position offers a salary competitive salary and includes an excellent benefit package and Pension Plan. Hours of work for this position are irregular and may vary by assignment. Length of assignments may range from a few hours to longer terms and may include early mornings/days/evenings and weekends.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, and two professional letters of recommendations, in confidence, to the undersigned by noon on April 22, 2022. This competition may remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
TOWN OF WHITECOURT
Box 509, 5004 - 52 Avenue
WHITECOURT, AB T7S 1N6
Attention: HR/Payroll Clerk
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted further.
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Mar 30, 2022
Closing Date: Apr 22, 2022