Senior Community Peace Officer

Wheatland County


Senior Community Peace Officer

Position Reports To: General Manager of Agriculture, Community and Protective Services        

Position Summary:
The Senior Community Peace Officer is responsible for the day to day supervision of the Community Peace Officers, including the monitoring and allocation of resources for the delivery of Protective Services. As well, the Senior Community Peace Officer will assess client needs, address the General Manager’s and CAO’s inquiries or requests, and will develop and respond to various initiatives relevant to the enforcement of municipal, provincial, and federal statutes, as authorized, and through established policies and procedures.

As the operational supervisor of Protective Services, the Senior Community Peace Officer will work in tandem as a supplemental law enforcement agency within the provincial jurisdiction of Alberta, as authorized within the individual Officer’s provincial appointments.

Reporting to the Senior Community Peace Officer are the Community Peace Officers I and when applicable, Community Peace Officers II.

Key Responsibilities:
  • As a supervisor with direct reports, participate in the recruitment and selection process, conduct new employee onboarding / orientation, train, coach, performance manage, participate in the progressive disciplinary process up to and including terminations, participate in employees’ career development, and actively participate in other corporate-endorsed human resource management processes and procedures.
  • Adhere to issued appointments (Peace Office appointed Authorities; Bylaw Officer Authorities), within the scope of policies and procedures, as established by the provincial Justice and Solicitor General Public Security Peace Officer Program.
  • Promote and when necessary, enforce compliance with County bylaws, provincial, and applicable federal statutes through proactively patrolling and educating others within and throughout Wheatland County.
  • Analyze operational performance mechanisms; prepare reports, policies, procedures, correspondence, and recommendations to ensure the improvement of the Protective Services business area.
  • Plan, coordinate and allocate resources to meet operational and special event requirements.
  • Assist with emergency site management in cooperation with local law enforcement regarding disaster and emergency services.
  • Promote compliance with provincial regulation by providing overload / over-dimensional monitoring and enforcement actions including but not limited to violation tickets, education strategies, and approvals, as directed through bylaw or Council resolution.
  • Provide enforcement through the issuing of violation tickets and / or other educational means on all highways as authorized by the province within Wheatland County.
  • Provide reports through the submission and completion of files to General Managers, CAO, or Council, as required; provide legal explanation when addressing questions of concern from Council or Administration.
  • Liaise with the Public Works business area regarding conditions and notification of infrastructure problems including damages or signage.
  • Manage records as directed by Administration and under authority of the Wheatland County Records Management policies and bylaw.
  • Participate with other enforcement agencies of jurisdiction, when necessary, to investigate collisions involving County vehicles or County roads.
  • Respond to requests and directions from the General Manager and / or CAO as assigned from time to time.
  • Ensure adherence to all applicable Wheatland County policies and bylaws.
  • Ensure compliance with OH&S including attendance at safety meetings, being properly trained in OH&S related topics (e.g., Emergency Management training and exercises), and ensuring work is completed in a safe manner.
  • Appropriately, and in a timely manner complete administrative tasks when required.
  • Relate to and communicate with co-workers, management, customers and Council, enforcement agencies, and the public sincerely, clearly, tactfully, promptly and courteously; respond to inquiries and complaints promptly and professionally; maintain professional working relationships with other enforcement agencies by maintaining ongoing liaisons.
  • Perform tasks, consistent with the position, including special projects / assignments, as may be required on an ad hoc basis.

  • At a minimum, completion of law enforcement with a 2 year diploma from a recognized post-secondary educational institution or equivalent police training
  • Experience in a supervisory capacity
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta drivers’ licence and an acceptable driver’s abstract
  • Possess a clean criminal background check and have no pending criminal charges / convictions
  • Basic training in WHMIS, First Aid and CPR
  • Currently hold or have the ability to obtain a Level I Peace Office Appointment with Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
  • Success completion, with the last 6 months or other assigned date, a Physical Abilities Requirements Evaluation (P.A.R.E.) at a maximum of 4.45 minutes, or equivalent standard
  • Proficiency in computer skills including MS Office and database management
  • Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

Working Conditions
  • Working hours are 7.5 hours / day, five days per week with shifts altering from weekday to weekend; times may vary depending on operational and / or emergent situations
  • Occasional overtime may be required including building alarm call-outs and administrative duties
  • Ability to lift up to 80 pounds / 36 kg

In order to apply, please send your resume and cover letter via email, to or visit our website at and search for ‘careers.’
The closing date for this position is June 29, 2018 at 4 PM. We thank all applicants; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: Wheatland County
Location: Strathmore, AB
Region: Calgary
Professional Category(s): Police Services, Bylaw Enforcement
Posted: June 11, 2018, 12:53 pm
Expires: June 29, 2018, 4:00 pm

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