Bylaw Enforcement Officer

City of Quesnel - Quesnel, BC (il y a 30+ jours)

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JOB POSTING - Internal/External
CUPE Local 1050

Position: Bylaw Enforcement Officer
Status: Part-time
Posting Date: March 13, 2020
Application Deadline: March 27, 2020 by 4pm
Competition Number: 20-21
Rate: $31.46

How to apply:
Please send your internal application form and/or resume to:
Human Resources Manager
City of Quesnel
410 Kinchant Street
Quesnel, BC V2J 7J5
Apply online or by Email:
(Word or pdf document only please)

The City of Quesnel requires a Part-time Bylaw Enforcement Officer to join our team of professionals in the Bylaw Enforcement department. Under the direction of the Community Policing & Bylaw Supervisor the Bylaw Enforcement Officer serves as a front line field contact with the public through the patrol and monitoring of City public places with a focus on diplomacy, providing public education as well as enforcement of City Bylaws where needed.


The ideal candidate for this challenging role will possess strong dispute resolution skills and have experience dealing with people in difficult situations, experience with bylaws or regulations, court procedures and enforcement activities including investigating, reporting and resolving bylaw violations.

Good knowledge of the applicable rules, regulations, policies and practices, which govern departmental activities is essential in this position. This position is open to all female and male applicants.


Receiving and investigating complaints of bylaw infractions, patrolling and regulating parking, homeless camp monitoring and cleanup, preparing court documents and serving when required, laying charges and giving evidence in court, handling general enquiries, issuing business licences, collecting problem animals and delivering to SPCA and assisting in drafting or amending bylaws. drafting or amending bylaws.


Receives, attends and investigates alleged bylaw infractions
Patrols and regulates parking in all areas of the City in which parking is controlled
Patrols City's walking and bicycle trail systems, reports on bylaw infractions ad other non-permitted activities, redirects inappropriate behaviours and actions, and ensures corrective action is taken
Notifies non-permitted park users of bylaw infractions and records problem activities with the use of a camera, notepad, or other means as required; supports a safe recreational environment by effectively dealing with homeless, transient and non- permitted users
Handles general inquiries on bylaw enforcement, business licensing and animal control
Enforces the provisions of the Business License Bylaw through site visits and other appropriate means
Brings to the attention of bylaw violators, by written notice or verbal communication, the nature of the bylaw offence, and attempts to gain compliance with bylaws; if negotiations are unsuccessful, takes such action as may be authorized within the bylaws of the municipality to gain compliance
Liaises, where necessary, with the RCMP and Crown Counsel
Serves documents on behalf of the City
Presents evidence in court and prosecutes infractions as required
Issues all business licenses
Assists Finance Department, as required, in ensuring business license fees and renewal fees are properly invoiced and paid
Advises which businesses are violating the Business License Bylaw, and recommending suspension and cancellation of licenses as appropriate
Addresses, proactively and in response to complaints, problems which involve animals listed in the City's Animal Control Bylaw
Collects all problem animals using the City's animal control equipment, and deposits collected animals in SPCA holding pens
Researches, prepares and presents reports to management and/or staff as required
Performs other duties as required


Education and Experience:
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent
Completion of Bylaw Enforcement course or equivalent
Minimum 2 years' experience in a regulatory environment
Formal Conflict resolution training (Candidate must have strong dispute resolution skills and have experience dealing with people in difficult situations)
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, word-processing, spread sheeting, and outlook
Experience with documentation and reporting
Experience in the preparation of court documents and prosecution of cases
Must possess and maintain a valid BC driver's license
Must be able to successfully clear and maintain a RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance

**testing may be required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to prepare and maintain records related to the work
Considerable tact, diplomacy and persuasive ability in dealing with the general public
Ability to display mature and sound judgment in deciding appropriate course of action, often in difficult situations
Demonstrated ability to positively communicate with the public and effectively and rationally deal with verbally abusive or hostile individuals
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other City employees, external businesses and their employees
Ability to exercise a high degree of tact and sound judgment when dealing with other City employees and representatives of regulatory agencies
Ability to communicate effective in English, both orally and in writing
Ability to understand and follow verbal instructions, and establish written operational policies and procedures
Ability to work within a proactive team environment
Exceptional ability to self-motivate and to function with minimum direction and supervision
Strong time management and organizational skills
Physical ability to perform required job duties

Knowledge of appropriate bylaws, legislation and regulations
Knowledge of municipal legislative process and the Officer's role in the process

Must be willing to work outside traditional working hours, and adverse weather conditions