This posting is for a seasonal Weed Inspector position. Jobs like this are how many current Edmonton officers started their careers, including me:

Weed Inspector - Municipal Enforcement Officer I  up to 8 months
Job Number: 35543

Are you looking to gain experience in the enforcement field? Our Community Standards Branch has opportunities for self-starters who will rise to the challenge, independently utilizing their problem solving skills to educate and gain cooperation from people in the community. By focusing on one area, you will enhance your public relations skills as you investigate and resolve a high volume of complaints.

You will be responsible to:
Investigate and enforce Municipal Bylaws and Provincial Acts
Inspect properties for weed violations
Implement established procedures for noxious weed control
Issue violation warnings, tickets and 545 Municipal Government Act orders
Check computer maps for property locations
Explain legislative provisions and enforcement process to citizens and business owners
Address and respond appropriately to public inquiries on weed related matters
Liaise with other City Departments to resolve enforcement issues
Perform administrative and other related duties
Completion of a 2 year diploma in the law enforcement field from a provincially recognized institute or college
Post secondary education in the Environmental field is considered an asset
Minimum of 1 year of public contact experience, including some experience in bylaw enforcement
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency in computer systems, databases, and information gathering protocols
Knowledge of bylaw enforcement officer powers and authority
Ability to objectively investigate, collect evidence, analyze information and present findings
Ability to comprehend, interpret and apply regulatory legislation that can withstand legal and court challenges
Ability to exercise good judgment and resolve confrontational situations
Demonstrated ability to work independently
Valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C is a requirement of this position
Valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or provincial equivalent). Must obtain business auto insurance for personal vehicle use on City business
Hire is dependent upon a Police Information Check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton
We are an equal opportunity employer.
We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Up to 7 temporary full-time positions for up to 8 months

Hours of Work: 33.75 hours per week

Salary Range: $26.928 - $33.765 (Hourly)

Recruitment Consultant: AM/BF

Classification Title: Municipal Enforcement Officer I
Posting Date: Mar 6, 2019
Closing Date: Mar 13, 2019 11:59:00 PM (MDT)
Number of Openings (up to): 7 - Temporary Full-time
Union : CSU 52
Department: Community Standards and Neighbourhoods
Work Location(s): Versa Building, Suite 200, 9304 - 41 Ave   Edmonton T6E 6G8