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CPO 1 - Town of Drayton Valley Empty CPO 1 - Town of Drayton Valley

Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:19 pm
The Town of Drayton Valley is seeking a person to fill the role of Community Peace Officer Level I as a new position to the 2023 Budget!

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
Reporting to the General Manager, Protective Services, or designate, the Community Peace Officer Level 1 plays a vital role in our community with respect to enforcing Provincial Statutes and Municipal Bylaws. The incumbent candidate will have a diverse and dynamic set of
responsibilities and a commitment to promote a safe and secure community.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
This position reports to: General Manager of Protective Services → Chief Administrative Officer

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Promoting public awareness and education within the community, while exercising sound judgement and knowledge to encourage voluntary compliance with Provincial Statutes and Municipal Bylaws through education before enforcement.
• Provides and participates in public education and various safety and crime prevention activities. This may include attending and participating at various meetings and events.
• Enforcement of approved provincial statues and municipal bylaws including issuing warnings, tickets, or appearance notices.
• Conducting proactive patrols throughout the community by way of vehicle, foot, or bicycle, with special focus on school zones and playground zones.
• Appropriately documenting and entering incidents and reports in accordance with legislation and operating policies and procedures.
• Handling inquires from citizens and other town staff, and investigation of complaints related to approved provincial statutes and municipal bylaws.
• Liaise and collaborate with other law enforcement agencies as part of joint or mutual investigations or operations, or during enforcement of Municipal Bylaws and Provincial Statutes.
• Establish or maintain ongoing professional relations with the local Crown Prosecutors’ office, and other Provincial or Municipal resources or agencies.
• Testifying in court or at administrative tribunals/hearings and ensuring all documentation related to the process has been completed timely and accurately.
• Provides administrative duties including, but not limited to documentation of complaints; assistance in the creation and development of policies, procedures, bylaws and other related items; and preparing court packages.
• Provides respectful customer service, including in person, on the phone, on email, and other means of communication.
• Participates in building a cohesive team and department, including participating in the training and mentorship of other officers, if required.
• Read, interpret, and apply various Provincial Statutes, Municipal Bylaws and policies.
• Receive and investigate inquiries or complaints for animal control and animal protection incidents.
• Provides recommendations for community programs or departmental initiatives.
• Attend training as assigned.
• Assist in emergency/disaster responses under the direction of the Director of Emergency Management as per the Emergency Management Plan.
• Participates and adheres to all safety standards under the Towns Occupational Health
and Safety program.
• Complying with all Town Policy and Procedures.
• Comply with the Peace Officer and Bylaw Officer Code of Conduct at all times.
• Working shift work which includes weekdays, weekends, days, evenings, and nights with a willingness to work in all types of weather conditions and in emergency situations.
• Maintains the strictest confidentiality in all matters while adhering to the principles and policies of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
• Perform other related duties that may arise.

DECISION MAKING ROLE
Peace Officer’s are permitted a high level of discretion during public interactions while enforcing Provincial Statutes and Municipal Bylaws. A Peace Officer must demonstrate fair, objective, and defensible decisions that are well-reasoned.

This position requires the ability to work independently, yet cooperatively within the Team and with all departments addressing protective requirements of Town infrastructures, and with partnering Municipalities and organizations within program guidelines.

MAJOR INTER-PERSONAL CONTACTS
Must be able to demonstrate professionalism and ability to work with the public and within a team environment. This position will often interact with:
General Manager, Protective Services
Peace Officer’s
Bylaw Officer’s
Senior Leadership Team
Council
Police and other Law Enforcement
Members of the public

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Grade 12 or an equivalent qualification;
• Post-secondary Law Enforcement diploma or degree, OR equivalent experience and education within the law enforcement field;
• Minimum 18 years of age;
• Clear Criminal Record Check
• Completion of the Community Peace Officer Induction Program (CPOIP) or equivalent;
• Individual must meet the requirements to be appointed to the position as Community Peace Officer Level 1 as outlined in the Peace Officer (Ministerial) Regulation.
• Successful certified completion of the Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (P.A.R.E.) or other approved testing as required, current within the last 6 months;
• Valid Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol (OC Spray) and Expandable Baton Certification;
• RADAR/LIDAR certification is considered an asset;
• Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC) certification is considered an asset;
• Obtain and Maintain an RCMP Enhanced Reliability Screening Clearance.
• Works independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision;
• Ability to handle potential conflict situations, deal with stressful situations and react with good judgment, diplomacy and tact;
• Ability to problem solve and multi-task with little or no direction;
• Current Standard First Aid/CPR training and certification;
• Strong interpersonal skills including tact and diplomacy;
• Articulate written and oral communication skills including public speaking;
• Functional computer skills, including the ability to use email, Microsoft Office Products, web browser application, Enforcement Reporting systems, and keyboarding skills required; and,
• Valid Class 5 Alberta Drivers License, or equivalent, and clean Driver’s Abstract with no more than 5 demerit points.

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

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

For more information regarding the job posting, please visit: https://www.draytonvalley.ca/wp-content ... fficer.pdf

For more information regarding Enforcement Services, please visit: https://www.draytonvalley.ca/enforcement-services/

Should anyone have any questions you can reach out via enforcement@draytonvalley.ca
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