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Position:  By-Law Services Officer I (Permanent On-Call)

Closing Date: May 4, 2017
 
About Us At the City of Kamloops, we are focused on creating the highest levels of service excellence, based on an organization-wide community culture that celebrates the employees who make it all happen. We offer many advantages including ongoing training and professional development opportunities, coupled with exceptional benefits, all in the beautiful natural setting of the BC Interior.

Kamloops is Canada’s Tournament Capital, a family and business-friendly community committed to providing great customer service, enhancing community partnerships, and supporting economic growth. Our 700 employees provide customer services and programs to a local and regional population of 125,000 people. Kamloops provides abundant recreational possibilities for residents and visitors alike, as well as education and culture opportunities and activities.
Title By-Law Services Officer I (Permanent On-Call)
Pay Class Hourly
Days of Work Various
Hours of Work 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. with a 1 hour unpaid lunch break.
Position Overview Note that more than one may be hired.
 
Performs semi-skilled, inspectional, and regulatory work in traffic control, road rights-of-way, and by-law enforcement of a varied nature under the general supervision of the By law Services Supervisor. The work involves enforcement of various City of Kamloops regulatory by-laws and investigating complaints. Tasks involve fairly close limits of accuracy to hold up in court. The job involves outside work on a year-round basis, with moderately heavy exertion, characterized by frequent tension producing situations requiring the exercise of considerable close care and attention as well as personal judgement and discretion and occasional danger of bodily harm and risk of exposure to disease. The incumbent is required to exercise close care and attention to prevent serious damage or loss and to ensure the safety of the public and other officers, and to exercise courtesy, tact, diplomacy, and persuasion in dealing in delicate situations involving the general public
Responsibilities
  1. Enforces City traffic control and the Road Right-of-Way By-law dealing with sidewalk use and snow removal as directed and issues permits, warnings, or violation notices to offenders.
  2. Contacts towing companies for the removal of illegally parked vehicles in City streets or in parks.
  3. Responds to calls, inquiries, and complaints regarding meter violations.
  4. Patrols City-owned parking lots on foot, bicycle, or by vehicle when required to provide enforcement of the by-laws.
  5. Checks meters as required to ensure proper operation, and reports any problems to the Meter Maintenance person.
  6. Collects money from meters and fine boxes and delivers to City Hall.
  7. Communicates with others using two-way radios or cell phones in operational and emergency situations for assistance in enforcing by-laws.
  8. Gives evidence in Court to support by-law and criminal charges, as required.
  9. Performs related work as required.
Requirements
  1. Ability to interpret and enforce relevant municipal by-laws, regulations, and procedures 
  2. Working knowledge of relevant municipal by-laws, regulations, procedures, and ticketing processes related to parking and sidewalk use. 
  3. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and on a two-way radio.
  4. Ability to investigate and document information relative to by-law infractions, and provide credible evidence in Court to support by-law and criminal charges.
  5. Good physical condition, appearance, and deportment.
  6. Ability to exercise knowledge, considerable tact, diplomacy, and persuasion when deal¬ing with the general public, businesses, and other government agencies.
  7. Ability to complete minor meter adjustments
PREFERRED TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE, MEMBERSHIPS, ETC.
Previous experience with court procedures or security related work.

REQUIRED LICENCES, CERTIFICATES, ETC.
  1. Completion of senior secondary school or its equivalent. 
  2. Justice Institute Level I By-Law Enforcement Certificate or equivalent.
  3. Completion of post secondary computer courses or experience in basic word and excel as demonstrated through testing. 60% pass rate is required.
  4. Occupational First Aid Level 1.
  5. Valid Driver's Licence - Class 5.
For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes and passes a criminal record check.
Department

Corporate Services & Community Safety

Position Type Permanent on-call
Reports To Community Safety & Enforcement Manager
City Kamloops
Province British Columbia [BC]
Country Canada [CA]
Position CUPE Hourly
Hourly Wage $27.30
Closing Date 5/4/2017
Compensation & Benefits Overview Refer to Article 19(g)(i) in the City of Kamloops/CUPE 900 Collective Agreement regarding Benefit Allowance for part time and temporary employees.
Please note that persons with disabilities who require accommodation with the application process may contact the Human Resources Department for assistance at (250) 828-3439.
To Apply To apply for this position, please visit our website at http://www.kamloops.ca/hr/index.shtml.

Location: Kamloops, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Categories: Bylaw Enforcement
Posted: April 20, 2017, 12:58 pm
Expires: May 4, 2017, 4:00 pm