Located mid-point between Red Deer and Edmonton, County of Wetaskiwin is nestled in the rural landscape of lakes, agriculture, and residential subdivisions. Our population grows over the summer as citizens enjoy regional proximity and partnerships with our municipal partners. We are looking for a physically fit team member to help us provide professional service and support as a full time Community Peace Officer (CPO).
Reporting to the Director of Emergency Services, you will serve a large rural geographical area and support our existing team at the County of Wetaskiwin conducting regular and routine preventative patrols and traffic stops. Qualified candidates will conduct investigations and inspections, issue violation tickets and warnings as well as other duties that involve bylaw enforcement and matters of confidentiality. If you are ready to work for the County of Wetaskiwin, we invite qualified candidates to apply in writing for the position of full time Community Peace Officer (CPO).
Community Peace Officers (CPO) are responsible for enforcing legislation as per provincial regulations for Community Peace Officers or their equivalent as defined by the Solicitor General of Alberta and the Peace Officer Program Policy & Procedures Manual. CPO’s are also appointed as County Bylaw Officers.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Conducting regular/routine preventative patrols and traffic stops throughout the County.
Enforcing any Provincial Statute for which enforcement authority has been granted by the Province.
Assisting in the inspection and enforcement of County Bylaws of a regulatory nature.
Adhering to guidelines as set out in County Policies, Bylaws and Procedures
Cooperating with and assist other Community Peace Officer and Bylaw Enforcement Officer on a regular basis.
Fulfilling health & safety responsibilities as per legislation.
Protecting all confidential information
When required, or at the request of the Director or designate, attend scenes where County owned vehicles or equipment have been involved in an accident and report their findings to the supervisor.
When practicable, or at the request of the Director or designate, attending scenes where an accident has occurred on a County road to assess road conditions and signage and report their findings to the Supervisor.
Maintaining a liaison with the RCMP and other agencies of a regulatory and enforcement nature and assist other law enforcement agencies when needed.
Maintain a liaison with the RCMP and other agencies of a regulatory and enforcement nature and assist other law enforcement agencies when needed.
Maintaining certifications including, but not limited to, Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT), Dangerous Goods, Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) Spray, Radar, etc.
Promote public safety/awareness and positive relationships with the community through public education and events when needed.
Providing advice and assistance to the public, especially the ratepayers and residents of the County, relative to specific bylaw or statutory questions and when necessary, refer the matter to the proper authority.
Responding to and investigate complaints from County residents regarding County regulatory bylaws and Provincial Statutes, as permitted by the Province.
Act when it is deemed necessary to close any highway or establish detours when an unsafe condition or situation occurs.
When required, investigate hazardous or potentially unsafe highway conditions, and bring the matter to the attention of the department or person responsible for taking remedial action.
Maintaining Physical Fitness standards as deemed necessary by Management.
Undertaking all other duties as assigned
The completion of tasks as assigned through Council meetings.
To update progress for the Council and Operational Plans on a minimum monthly basis (Cascade).
Assisting in the preparations of bylaws of a regulatory nature when directed.
Assisting Supervisor with the development and effective implementation of the Department's Strategic Plan.
Assisting Supervisor with long range planning and policy research.
Assisting the Crown Prosecutor and the County Prosecutor in the prosecution of County matters.
Must possess certification to be appointed as a Peace Officer Level 1 by the Alberta Solicitor Generals Office.
Minimum 5 years experience (preferable rural operations) with a municipality in a Level 1 Community Peace Officer operational capacity or equivalent.
Possess strong communication skills (verbal and written), interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
Extensive knowledge in Municipal Bylaws, Provincial Acts, court and legal process and other related regulations as applicable to Alberta.
Current First Aid and CPR certification
Valid Class 5 drivers license, or equivalent supported by a 5-year drivers abstract with no more than 6 demerits.
Certifications in Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC).
Threat Pattern Recognition Defensive Tactics (TPR) or equivalent.
Transportation of Dangerous Good Training (TDG) an asset
Extensive working knowledge in Commercial Vehicle Weights and Dimensions enforcement.
Proficiency working in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel, and Outlook as well as operational data bases and software platforms.
Possess a Physical Abilities Requirements Evaluation (PARE) on the date of hire with a minimum passing time of four minutes forty-five seconds (4:45) or under and be valid on the date of hire.
Applicants are asked to submit their resume and three (3) professional references by 12:00 Noon, Monday, April 18, 2022 to: