The MD of Bonnyville has peace officers in many various roles, including general patrol, traffic/commercial vehicle enforcement, School Resource Officers and a Crime Prevention Officer. In addition to our administrative support we also have an Intelligence Analyst that supports our officers in both day to day information dissemination and longer term projects to maximise our effectiveness. That combined with our new purpose built facility, busy workload and opportunities for training, make the MD of Bonnyville an excellent and innovative place to work as a Peace Officer.

We are currently looking for a candidate with experience in commercial vehicle enforcement as well as other aspects of the role of peace officer.

Salary Range - $88,813 - $107,858 ($42.69 - $51.85 per hour - 80 hrs/2 weeks)

The Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87 invites applications for the position of Level 1 Community Peace Officer.

Function:    

The Level 1 Community Peace Officer will report to the Director of Public Safety and the Public Safety Sgt and will primarily be responsible to enforce Provincial Statutes and municipal bylaws by conducting proactive bylaw and traffic patrols throughout the community and rural areas and along the 2600 kilometers of Municipal District roads and secondary highways.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Conduct highly visible on-foot and mobile patrols within the M.D. of Bonnyville to prevent and detect Municipal Bylaw and select Provincial Statute violations.
• Organize and manage investigations involving violations. Collect and store evidence according to Provincial Court Regulations.
• Assist the Director to develop public awareness programs and maintain positive public relations.
• Write and complete various types of charging documents including Bylaw tickets, provincial offense notices and provincial Summons forms.
• Use own judgment to take action on various situations such as traffic stops, complaint response and interaction with the public. Must be able effectively articulate reasons for their action taken.
• Prepare Prosecutor Information Sheets and court briefs for charges or tickets.
• Investigate complaint history to conduct routine clerical assignments.
• Respond to complaints from the public regarding Municipal Bylaws and Provincial Statutes.
• Maintain liaisons with other local enforcement agencies.
• Host public education seminars.
• Attend community functions and events as representatives of the Department.
• Conduct traffic control for emergency situations, parades, funeral processions and other activities as required.
• Maintain a high level of dress and deportment that will demonstrate a positive representation of the Public Safety department.
• Participate in a patrol vehicle Daily Inspection Program.
• Perform other related duties as directed.
• When an employee is acting in a supervisory role, he or she must ensure, as far as it is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of all workers on the worksite. In addition, he or she must also ensure that all workers are competent and aware of their responsibilities under the OH & S Act.
• Every employee shall, while on the job, take reasonable care to protect the health and welfare of themselves and other workers, and cooperate with the employer in protecting the health and safety of all employees and contractors present on the worksite, as stated in the OH & S Act.

Qualifications:

• Valid Class 5 Alberta Operator’s License.
• Valid First Aid/CPR certificate.
• A minimum of three (3) years as a Police, Provincial Peace Officer or Level 1 Community Peace Officer with traffic enforcement authority or equivalent. This position requires an officer qualified to operate traffic radar with experience conducting and enforcing traffic, including moving violations.
• Grade 12 diploma supplemented by a two year diploma in law enforcement, criminal justice or a related field. Equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be considered.
• Experience working with Alberta Provincial Statutes, including traffic enforcement with radar and laser, will be considered an asset.
• ASP baton, OC spray training within last 3 years.
• Completion of the Solicitor General’s Public Security Peace Officer training or equivalent.
• Completion of an approved Physical Ability Requirement Evaluation (PARE) test.
• Clear criminal record check conducted by the police of jurisdiction (proof required at time of interview).
• Computer proficiency with MOVES, Microsoft Office and knowledge of reporting software, such as Report Exec.
• Strong public relations, time management and interpersonal communication skills are required.
• Able to deal effectively with complaint investigation, conflict resolution and perform duties with minimal supervision.

Working Conditions:

• Shift work may vary, which may include weekends and holidays.
• Work is subject to extreme and changing weather conditions.
• Operate vehicles and other types of specialized equipment in emergency situations.
• May be subject to personal risk in physical confrontations, emergency or stressful situations.
• Must wear assigned PPE at all times while on duty.

Physical Requirements:

• Physically demanding job tasks.
• Good hearing and eyesight is necessary to be able to perform certain job requirements.
• PARE Police Physical Abilities test (during initial hiring process).

Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87
Bag 1010, Bonnyville, Alberta T9N 2J7
Tel: 780-826-3171 Fax: 780-826-4524
hr@md.bonnyville.ab.ca