Athabasca County is a unique municipality of opportunity, growth and balance. Athabasca County has a vibrant rural agricultural community supported by the energy and forest industry. We play host to one of the largest pulp mills in North America and are well positioned to make the most of the booming oil sands industry. Athabasca County has close ties with all the municipalities within its boundaries with numerous inter-municipal cooperative initiatives. Located just 150 km north of Edmonton allows for urban convenience while living in the midst of a multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities.
We are looking for a dynamic and highly motivated individual to become part of the Municipal Enforcement Team. Reporting to the Director of Emergency Services, the full time role of Community Peace Officer will be enforcing Municipal By-Laws and select Provincial Statutes. This position needs an individual who has the ability to effectively communicate with the public and liaise with the R.C.M.P and other agencies/municipalities as required. A professional conduct and appearance are required to establish and maintain good public relations.
Key Responsibilities Include:
• Enforcement of Municipal By-laws, Provincial Statues, Acts, and Regulations.
• Provide information and interpretation of By-laws to officials, business representatives, and the general public.
• Perform field investigation of complaints and attempt to obtain compliance; when required, lay charges.
• Collect, compile, and maintain evidence required for Court action and the preparation of court documents; liaise with internal and external parties for coordinated response to joint investigations.
• Attend before a Justice of the Peace to lay information to initiate court proceedings and serve summons on accused persons and subpoenas on witnesses.
• Prepare reports and correspondence regarding status of investigations or complaints as required and maintain complete and accurate records of complaints in the computer system.
• Attend all calls for service under the Animal Control By-laws and other legislation, including the rescue, trapping, transportation, and impound of domestic animals.
• Conduct all administrative functions for the Enforcement Services department. Ensure citations, court documents, and other forms are completed and forwarded appropriately.
• Assist the Director of Emergency Services in the development of bylaws and policies as required.
• Attend emergency scenes and assist other emergency services as required within the scope of your authorities.
• Maintain all training as required by the Alberta Solicitor General Department.
• Ensure compliance with all OH&S and County policies and procedures.
The ideal candidate will have the following:
• A post secondary education in law enforcement.
• Minimum three years’ experience as a Community Peace Officer Level 1, Police Officer, or equivalent.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Must meet minimum criteria required to obtain an appointment as Community Peace Officer Level 1 through Alberta Justice and Solicitor General Department.
• Current and valid physical abilities test (PARE, COPAT) within the past 6 months.
• Ability to pass an enhanced criminal record check.
• Current Use of Force certification (Baton/OC Spray).
• Radar/Lidar training.
• Weights and Dimensions training.
• Emergency Vehicle Operations Course.