This position is responsible for the daily supervision and direction of unionized Municipal Enforcement Officers. This role is expected to be a subject matter expert in all aspects of an operational community peace officer unit and able to quickly and accurately deal with complex issues that affect work flow processes. This position also assists management in the training, mentoring and development of staff; completes all operational and administrative tasks as directed; assists in the recruitment process; scheduling; review and authorization of time entry; has input into annual operating budget needs such as resourcing, office supplies, tools and equipment; provides information to complete work performance reviews and performs quality assurance audits; assists the Superintendent in the performance management and discipline of employees. This role is privy to strategic and highly sensitive information; the ability to maintain confidentiality is vital. This role performs the duties of a Municipal Enforcement Officer when required.
- 2 year College Diploma in Criminal Justice Studies, Criminology from a recognized post-secondary institution or graduation from a recognized police academy.
- 3 years of experience and knowledge in an operational enforcement environment with 2 years of direct supervisory experience
- Must have previous Defensive tools, first aid, WHMIS and Radar/Laser training
- Must possess strong written and verbal communication in the preparation of documents and the maintenance of records combined with a strong ability to understand RCMP and City of Red Deer Policies and Procedures
- Must have firm knowledge and understanding of the Criminal Code of Canada, Federal Statutes, Provincial Statutes, Municipal Bylaws, Crown Prosecutor and Court processes and FOIPP Legislation
- Experience working with an incident management system (e.g. Report Exec) as well as the Microsoft Office Suite of products
- Must possess excellent leadership, organizational and time management skills with the ability to be self-motivated and work independently with little supervision
- Ability to work independently with strong decision making capabilities and critical problem solving skills
- Ability to remain calm in emergency and stressful situations
- Ability to work as part of the team; contributing to a respectful workplace at all times
- Ability to discretely handle sensitive information while maintaining confidentiality
- Ability to multitask and prioritize on demand
* An equivalent combination of education, experience and competencies may also be considered.
- Ability to pass RCMP Clearance, prior to receiving an offer of employment.
- Must maintain RCMP Clearance throughout employment.
- Successfully obtain and maintain Community Peace Officer – Level 1 Status.
- Successfully complete the P.A.R.E. physical testing within the prescribed time (4:45) and must be valid at time of hire.
- Must have a valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s license.
- Must maintain all required certifications
Specific Demands of the Job:
- Living up to The City of Red Deer Cornerstone Values; embracing our RISE Principles (Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence).
- Conduct yourself appropriately in the workplace, demonstrating ethical behaviour and proper values as expressed through our Ethics Toolkit.
- A keen interest in continued learning and development in all facets of your career at The City of Red Deer
- Work is performed in a fast-paced and stressful environment often with many interruptions;
- Employees are expected to work in a cooperative and collaborative environment, applying precedent, policies and procedures to varying circumstances in the performance of their duties
- Maintain thorough knowledge of required database Policy and Regulations.
- Hours of work will be irregular and include evening, weekend and holiday shifts.
- Required to wear an identifying uniform when carrying out the functions of the position.
- Required to wear appropriate PPE for long periods of time while conducting various assigned task, (e.g. mask for attending rough sleeper camps, Kevlar gloves for handling sharps/needles, high visibility safety vest, body armour while on duty and in uniform)
- Required to be successfully fit tested for respiratory or tight fitting face piece masks, according to the CSA Quantitative Standard, to control hazards and meet OH&S requirements.
- Required to be immunized against tetanus and Hepatitis A&B.
- Working conditions may involve: Verbal abuse, complaints from general public, risk of personal injury and regular exposure to sun.
- Exert moderate physical effort and work outside in all weather conditions.
Affiliation: CUPE, Local 417
Hours of Work: 75 hours biweekly, 7 days per week including holidays. Shift work with shifts varying from 7:00am to 10:00pm work.
Please Note - This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been hired.
The City of Red Deer’s COVID-19 Immunization Policy is currently suspended and may be re-implemented if the hazard level and situation warrants it. For more information, please refer to The City’s COVID-19 Immunization Policy 222-CA https://thebridge.reddeer.ca/media/the-bridge/city-departments/legislative-services/policies-and-procedures/corporate-policies/2000/2224-CA-COVID-19-Immunization.pdf