Community Peace Officer II - Bylaw

Rocky View County

Community Peace Officer II - Bylaw

Job Type: 
Safety / Health / Environment

Rocky View County

Competition Number: 

Job Description: 
Community Peace Officers Level II (Bylaw) within the County play a vital role in our community with respect to enforcing municipal bylaws and select Provincial Acts.  These officers have a diverse and dynamic set of responsibilities and a commitment to promote safe and secure communities.

Reporting to the Supervisor Bylaw, this position works within applicable County bylaws, policies and procedures, and select provincial statutes.  The Community Peace Officers Level II (Bylaw) exercises its authority as a Peace Officer under the Alberta Peace Officer Act and is a subject matter expert in the enforcement of County Bylaws.

Core Accountabilities:
  • 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.
  • Understanding of the MGA as it pertains to the processes of issuing Stop Orders and Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.
  • Exercise considerable independent judgement in dealing with complaints. Subject matter expert of appropriate bylaw, legislation and regulations.
  • Interprets and enforces various levels of legislation (municipal and provincial) through verbal and written warnings and issuing violation tickets.
  • 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.
  • Research and identify bylaw enforcement best practices and communicate findings to manager.  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.

Organizational Commitment
  • Respond to complaints from the public regarding County bylaws and Provincial Statutes within 1 hour as per the SOG.
  • Protect privacy, use information appropriately, and maintain the confidentiality and security of all information related to employees, business and residents of Rocky View County.

Investigation / Education / Enforcement
  • Sound knowledge related to detailed evidence collection, documentation and reporting Collects, maintains and processes exhibits according to Provincial Court Regulations, prepares court briefs and disclosure documents, and gives evidence in court(s).
  • Ensures proper services of violation tickets, summons, subpoenas, and any other documentation required by law.
  • Document action taken regarding complaints and daily log using the approved records management system (Report Exec).
  • Photograph scenes as necessary for evidence, conduct interviews and perform other investigative functions.
  • Listen appropriately to information, then synthesize information into a charge, education opportunity, or partnered solution.

Animal Handling / Control
The capture and physical control of a live animal, whether calm, fractious, aggressive, sick, and/or injured, through the use of equipment (including leash, snare, control pole, humane trap, or other device) or with bare hands, by an officer. This includes the transportation and transfer of a live animal between persons, enclosures, vehicles or other conveyances in a safe manner while ensuring the welfare of the animal)
  • Respond to animal complaints.
  • Capture and impound stray animals as required.

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.
  • Assist in the execution of search warrants.
  • Work closely with the County Planning and Development Department, and other agencies to ensure compliance with Development and other permitting requirements.
  • Display leadership, train and mentor  junior members.

  • Ensure Development Appeal Board reports are prepared and submitted in a timely fashion to Manager.
  • Review of interdepartmental permit circulation. Recommendation of conditions on future developments/ subdivision, road closures, or any other requests.
  • Document action taken regarding complaints and daily log using the approved records management system (Report Exec).

Emergency Management
  • Assists with emergency situations within and outside of the County as directed by the Supervisor, Manager, Director(s) of Emergency Management, or Municipal Manager.
  • Conduct traffic control of emergency situations and other activities as required. 
  • Identify and report road hazards and other infrastructure deficiencies. 

Position Requirements:
  • Two (2) years recent bylaw enforcement experience along with completion of the Community Peace Officer Level II Training Course an asset.
  • 2 year Diploma-Enforcement/Criminology or equivalent.
  • Clean Criminal Record.
  • Possess a clean, valid class 5 driver’s license.
  • Current Federal Firearm Possession License.
  • Exceptional ability to react quickly and remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Exceptional ability to effectively and rationally deal with verbally abusive or hostile individuals. 
  • Excellent time management and organization skills, and the ability to effectively handle a demanding workload.
  • Excellent time management and organization skills, and the ability to effectively handle a demanding workload.
  • Possess the ability to react quickly and remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience of basic computer functions (log on, check emails, open and save documents in MS Office Suite) as well as basic keyboarding skills.
  • Proficiency in Enforcement and County software.
  • Maintain a high level of dress and deportment that will demonstrate a positive representation of the Department and the County.
  • Shift work/ seven day a week coverage.
  • Ensure all law enforcement activities are conducted in a manner that demonstrates professionalism, respect and regard for public health and safety.
  • Consistently demonstrate the self-discipline to take due care and responsibility while working alone and unsupervised.
  • Exceptional ability to self-motivate and to function with minimum direction and supervision.
  • Exceptional ability to display mature and sound judgement in deciding appropriate course of action often in difficult situations. 
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with a strong focus on customer service.

Closing Date: July 29, 2018

Application Return: 

This opportunity will be posted until July 29, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found.   

Interested applicants are invited to apply direct to

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Organization: Rocky View County
Location: Calgary, AB
Region: Calgary
Professional Category(s): Bylaw Enforcement
Posted: June 15, 2018, 10:09 am
Expires: July 29, 2018, 4:30 pm

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