Director of Public Safety - MD of Bonnyville

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Director of Public Safety - MD of Bonnyville

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Director of Public Safety

The Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87 invites applications for the position of Director of Public Safety. The successful candidate is responsible for the direction and supervision of all activities required to plan, develop, and operate the Public Safety Department.
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Compile and administer the department’s annual operating and capital budgets.
• Coordinate and prioritize activities and related expenditures within the guidelines and constraints of the approved annual budget.
• Align Public Safety activities, goals and objectives with those of Council.
• Ensure the department remains compliant with the Provincial Peace Officer Act.
• Guarantee that reports and required monthly/yearly information is provided to the Solicitor General Department as stated in the provincial policy and the regulations for Municipal Peace Officer’s.
• Develop or change municipal bylaws as required by Council or administration.
• Handle all training to 911 Dispatchers for the department.
• Examine agreements to ensure compliance between the MD and other contracted municipalities.
• Maintain positive public relations while developing and implementing public awareness programs.
• Ensure that proper patrols are in place for the MD of Bonnyville as well as contracted municipalities to prevent and detect violations of Municipal Bylaws and Provincial Statutes.
• Oversee investigations regarding complaints and violations of Municipal Bylaws and Provincial Statutes.
• Act as an Exhibit Coordinator by receiving, documenting, destroying, or storing evidence from investigations appropriately and in accordance with policy.
• Oversee the preparation of Prosecutor Information sheets and Court Briefs regarding charges or tickets.
• Act as Prosecutor if required in a Commissioner’s Court.
• Provide quarterly statistics at the local and provincial level by ensuring proper maintenance of records involving activities and ticket issuance.
• Cooperate with local, provincial, and federal enforcement agencies, safety groups, and local community groups. Respond to any questions and concern and explain Municipal Bylaws and Statutes if requested.
• Implement community and enforcement programs and seminars.
• Ensure that Dangerous Goods Vehicle inspections and occurrence investigations are conducted as required and in accordance with Municipal and Provincial enforcement programs and regulations.
• Identify needs for equipment, arrange the purchase and develop a preventative maintenance program.
• Conduct internal MD of Bonnyville investigations and provide reports as directed.
• Ensure internal investigations into damage or theft of MD equipment, vehicles or material are conducted if required.
• Issue Letters of Permission and Permits as they are authorized by the M.D. or other contracted municipalities.
• Address municipal committees and councils regarding incident reports.
• Dangerous dog designations and quarterly and routine reports.
• Provide advice to elected officials, management and staff of the MD or other contracted municipalities regarding municipal bylaws and provincial statues.
• Organize traffic control for emergency situations, parades and funerals as required.
• Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and deportment to provide a positive image as the Director of Public Safety.
• Administer and participate in a Patrol Vehicle Inspection Program.
• Law Enforcement Diploma or accredited Police/Peace Officer Training.
• Eligibility for Appointment as a Level 1 Peace Officer.
• Dangerous Goods and Commercial Vehicle Inspector.
• Past management experience, particularly in a law enforcement environment.
• Moving Radar and Portable Scale qualified.
• Municipal experience would be considered an asset.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Good computer skills.

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All interested applicants are invited to submit their resume, in confidence to:

Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87
Attn: Human Resources
Postal Bag 1010
Bonnyville, Alberta T9N 2J7
Fax: (780) 826-4524
Closing Date for Applications: August 4, 2020
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