Highway Patrol Officer - INV000939
Employment Type: Permanent Full-time
Location(s): SK-Estevan and Area-Estevan SK-Saskatoon and Area-Langham, SK-Melfort and Area-Melfort, SK-Yorkton and Area-Yorkton, SK-SwiftCurrent and Area-Swift Current, SK-NorthBattleford and Area-Meadow Lake, SK-NorthBattleford and Area-Kindersley, SK-Regina and Area-Regina, SK-PrinceAlbert and Area-Prince Albert, SK-NorthBattleford and Area-Lloydminster, SK-Estevan and Area-Moosomin, SK-MooseJaw and Area-Moose Jaw
Ministry: 016 Highways and Infrastructure
Salary Range: $34.192 - $42.849 Hourly
Salary Supplement: included in hourly salary range (in-scope)
The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure has a challenging opportunity for a highly motivated individual who is interested in a career as a Traffic Officer with the Saskatchewan Highway Patrol. Your primary goal will be to protect the highway infrastructure and ensure the safety of all highway users by monitoring driver/vehicle compliance. The Ministry is seeking to fill permanent positions across the province.
In this position, you will:
Enforce transportation legislation, policies and agreements for commercial and private vehicles traveling the provincial highway system;
Inspect commercial vehicles and check commercial vehicle operators for compliance with Provincial and/or Federal Transportation Acts and Regulations;
Conduct roadside inspections, issue charges, appear in court, conduct investigations, attend motor vehicle accidents and prepare reports as required;
Interact professionally with team members, other enforcement and government agencies, as well as the commercial transportation industry; and,
Be willing and capable of carrying and handling firearms and other use of force intervention options.
In addition, you will be a member of the Provincial Protection and Response Team (PRT) and will aid in the reduction of crime in Saskatchewan by:
Responding to 911 calls when RCMP or Municipal Police agencies are not immediately available, or when you could provide the fastest first response;
Taking direct enforcement action during crimes in progress; and,
Providing assistance and support to other Police agencies, as requested
To be successful in this position, you will have:
The demonstrated ability to interpret and apply applicable federal and provincial regulations and municipal bylaws relating to the safe operation of all motor vehicles;
Knowledge, experience or education to conduct interviews and investigations in order to obtain detailed information;
Knowledge, experience or education regarding legal/court processes/procedures and providing court testimony; and,
Physical ability to inspect vehicles and cargo in accordance with Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance standards.
To qualify for this position, you will:
Be required to complete physical/medical assessments which includes passing the Police Officers Physical Assessment Training (POPAT) in a time of 4:15 or less;
Possess a valid Canadian driver’s licence (a Certified Drivers Abstract will be requested at a later date);
Possess a valid First Aid Certificate including AED that must be valid to August 2021 or beyond; and,
Be required to pass a psychological personality assessment (MMPI) to determine suitability for law enforcement.
The knowledge and skills required for this position would typically gained through commercial vehicle safety/mechanical training or a Diploma in a Law Enforcement discipline.
Candidates who are successful through the application process, will be required to successfully complete 20 weeks of mandatory training at the Saskatchewan Police College, plus 10 additional weeks of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement training at the University of Regina.
You will be required to work variable hours including evenings and weekends and will be required to travel with overnight stays away from your home detachment.
We are committed to workplace diversity.
Hours of Work: B - SGEU Field 37.33 - work a total of 37.33 hours/week, averaged over 4 weeks
Number of Openings: 6
Closing Date: Apr 6, 2020, 5:59:00 AM