Job Number: # J0120-0915 Job Type: Permanent Full-Time Location: Rocky View County, Alberta Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $63,370 / year
The 40,000 people who call Rocky View County home live in a diverse blend of rural, hamlet, and country residential communities on one million acres to the west, north, and east of Calgary. Our dedicated employees work with a variety of stakeholders to develop innovative and unique solutions for our complex municipality. To continue to enhance the quality of life in our communities, we seek individuals who thrive on challenges, who provide excellent customer service in a fast-paced environment, and whose positive energy enables the County to grow and prosper.
The Community Peace Officer (Level 2 – Animal Control/Bylaw) engages in a proactive and collaborative outreach style to enforcing municipal bylaws and selected Provincial Acts. The Community Peace Officer II is responsible for promoting the purpose and objectives of the Municipal Enforcement Department in a respectful manner.
Reporting to the Supervisor, this position works within applicable County bylaws, policies, procedures, and select provincial statutes. This position requires experience and extensive knowledge of the application of municipal bylaws along with strong verbal and nonverbal communication, conflict resolution and critical thinking skills.
The Community Peace Officer II exercises its authority as a Peace Officer under the Alberta Peace Officer Act, and is appointed under the applicable authority of the Municipal Government Act to enforce municipal bylaws.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Adhere to the requirements and directives as outlined under the Appointment granted by the Solicitor General and Public Safety Office, the Community Peace Officer Policy including the Code of Conduct, and the County’s Authorization to Employ Peace Officers.
Capture and impound live animals, whether calm, fractious, aggressive, sick, and/or injured through the use of equipment.
Transportation and transfer of live animals between persons, enclosures, vehicles or other conveyances in a safe manner while ensuring the welfare of the animal.
Exercise considerable independent judgment in dealing with complaints.
Interprets and enforces various levels of legislation (municipal and provincial) through verbal and written warnings and issuing violation tickets.
Receives and provides responses to municipal bylaw inquiries.
Research, inspect, and investigate municipal bylaw complaints for compliance.
Carry out inspections, issue orders, and provides advice regarding municipal bylaw complaints.
Present to the Enforcement Appeal Committee.
Educate property owners and other residents about municipal bylaws and options for compliance.
Adhere to Health and Safety Legislation and Rocky View safe work policies and procedures at all times, ensuring the protection and safety of self, co-workers, the public and environment.
Review and make recommendations for new or existing County Bylaws.
Conduct public educational seminars at assigned schools, service groups and events as required.
Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.
Protect privacy, use information appropriately, and maintain the confidentiality and security of all information related to employees, business and residents of Rocky View County.
This position requires excellent organizational and time management skills.
Internal and External Agency Cooperation
Liaise with allied agencies including RCMP, CPS, Fish and Wildlife, Alberta Environment, the Alberta, Cochrane and Calgary SPCA, Peace Officers from other Municipalities and other law enforcement departments for the purpose of carrying out duties of the position.
Collaborate with internal and external agencies and citizens.
Display leadership, train and mentor junior members.
Prepare reports for the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB), and assures the reports are submitted to administration within the deadlines set for upcoming meetings.
Prepare reports and documentation as required for Court Orders.
Prepare reports to document all action taken in responding to daily log and complaints received.
Prepare month end reports for the Municipal Enforcement Department and submits statistics to the Manager on a monthly basis.
Completion of the Community Peace Officer Level 2 Training Course with a minimum of three years recent bylaw enforcement experience.
Possess highly effective interpersonal, communication and customer service skills.
Thorough and sound knowledge of the Bylaws, the Municipal Government Act (MGA), and County Bylaws and Polices.
Knowledge and understanding of the MGA as it pertains to the processes of issuing Municipal and Violation Notices, and Court Orders for compliance if corrective action for a violation does not occur.
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with a strong focus on customer service.
Must possess positive public relations and effective oral and written communication skills.
Must possess a strong ability for attention to detail, accuracy, timing and scheduling of work for this position, with the ability to meet demanding deadlines.
Must be individually motivated with the ability to act independently within a close team environment, exercising independent judgment within tight time frames.
Exceptional ability to effectively and rationally deal with difficult people and remain calm in stressful situations.
Excellent time management and organization skills, and the ability to effectively handle a demanding workload.
Maintain a high level of dress and deportment that will demonstrate a positive representation of the Department and the County.
Proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access).
Clean Criminal Record.
Possess a valid class 5 drivers' license.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Please Note: All applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in Canada.
The personal information in this application is being collected for the purpose of the selection and recruitment and is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, section 33(c). If you have questions regarding the collection or use of this information, contact the Director of Employee Relations.
Note: This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements for this position.