Animal Protection Officer (CPO2 transitioning to CPO1) - Calgary

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Animal Protection Officer (CPO2 transitioning to CPO1) - Calgary

Post by Brad_Nichols »

(2 Positions)

Mission Statement:
To help as many animals as we can.

The Peace Officer investigates cruelty and neglect complaints, inspects locations where animals are kept for sale, hire or exhibition, and responds to injured animal and emergency calls. The Peace Officer performs his/her duties as a Peace Officer as determined by the Animal Protection Act of Alberta and the Criminal Code of Canada.

 Full-Time – 36 hours per week ($55,000)
 Part-Time – 30 hours per week ($44,000)

Location: The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 110 Ave SE

• Investigates concerns of animal cruelty and neglect as reported and completes detailed reports
• Compiles information and evidence necessary to pursue charges in cases of animal cruelty/neglect under the Animal Protection Act of Alberta and the Criminal Code of Canada
• Inspects locations where animals are kept for sale, hire or exhibition and completes inspection reports
• Performs other duties within the department as directed by the Manager
• Access/enter information using computer system
• Operates communication devices in a professional manner
• Operates a vehicle and maintains cleanliness and servicing of the vehicle

Post-secondary education (minimum 2 year diploma) in a related field
• Extensive enforcement experience considered in lieu of post-secondary education
• Genuine concern for the welfare of animals
• Knowledge of animal cruelty legislation / enforcement background is an asset
• Qualify for Peace Officer (CPO Level 1) status
• Two or more years of related experience
• Excellent public relations skills and professional, positive attitude
• Ability to assess situations and exercise good judgment
• Excellent conflict resolution and negotiation skills
• Good organizational and time management skills
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Valid operator’s license with a clean driving record
• Familiarity with computers

 on-the-job training (on-going)
 applicable reading materials
 various workshop/seminars maybe offered through CHS

 Continuing education – various workshops and seminars
 Comprehensive health and dental plan (FT)
 RRSP matching (FT)

Scope of Action/Interaction:
 Work independently with little direct supervision, instruction or direction
 Communicates regularly with supervisor on status of Investigations. Reports all serious matters to the supervisor
 Submits potential charges to Manager for authorization and uses discretion/good judgment in laying an official charge.
 Some special duties may be directed by the supervisor
 Interacts internally with all departments. Interacts with and maintains a good working relationship with related outside agencies (CPS, RCMP, ASPCA, City Animal Services, Crown Prosecutors Office, Veterinarians, Fish and Wildlife) as well as the public

Certification and Screening:
 resume and cover letter
 Interview with Senior Manager
 3 business reference checks (Note: we reserve the right to contact companies or individuals from employment history)
 orientation and training
 3-month probation
 qualifications check
 criminal record check
 clean drivers abstract required
 annual evaluation including job objectives

Direct Report:
Senior Manager, Animal Cruelty Investigations

Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Cruelty Investigations
Fax: 403 723 6050
Mail: 4455 110 Ave SE, Calgary, AB, T2C2T7

Updated: January 2020

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