ABOUT SQUAMISH FIRST NATION
Squamish First Nation is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s landing, and Squamish River watershed. Squamish First Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
We have a great opportunity for a Senior Bylaw Officer to join the Council Advisory & Support Department in North Vancouver on a full-time basis.
Reporting to the Manager, Community Safety & Justice, you’ll play an integral role in supporting Squamish First Nation in maintaining a high level of public safety and community harmony. Maintaining a presence on reserves, you’ll ensure consistent monitoring and enforcement compliance with all Squamish First Nation bylaws and Community policies, including parking, property maintenance, noise, animal control, as well as other bylaws enacted by Squamish First Nation Council. You’ll also enforce bylaws through patrols, evidence gathering, inspections and the preparation of necessary documents, as well as be a liaison between the public and the Squamish First Nation.
In addition to enforcement duties, you’ll also focus on education and awareness through public interaction and work with community members towards voluntary compliance on cases that involve complex dynamics.
This is a great opportunity for someone who is compassionate and has a positive attitude. Most importantly, you’ll possess strong interpersonal skills and be savvy in dealing with conflict resolution in a First Nation environment.
Key duties and responsibilities include:
- Providing routine administrative and operational support to the Community Safety Office
- Acting as liaison with Justice stakeholders, local police, and other agencies (as appropriate)
- Providing Bylaw and Community Safety awareness, education, and prevention to the community and public
- Providing bylaw enforcement services on Squamish First Nation Reserves
- Providing management support to the Squamish First Nation Peacekeeper Program
- Supervising the health and safety of employees and adhering to workplace health & safety policies, safe work practices and procedures
- Participates as a member of Community Safety & Justice, Council Advisory & Support and management teams
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
For this role, we’re seeking someone with a Bachelors Degree or Diploma in a Criminal Justice or a relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution. You’ll also have three years of experience (with a Bachelor’s Degree or seven years with a Diploma) of enforcement experience, including liaising with external stakeholders, promoting education and awareness on safety and prevention, and supervising the bylaw or other regulatory function. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be accepted.
The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following:
- Completion of Bylaw Compliance Enforcement and Investigative Skills Level 1 and 2 (or willing to complete within a set timeframe)
- Completion of Occupational First Aid Level 1 (or willing to complete within a set timeframe)
- General knowledge of Criminal justice and/or bylaw enforcement
- Previous experience/solid understanding of crime, crime reduction and the issues surrounding community safety and partnership working
- The ability to respond to client/public inquiries and complaints and handle sensitive and confidential information in a trusted and responsible manner
- Intermediate/advanced level user of the Internet and Microsoft Office Applications, etc.
- Advanced experience with a large scale computerized database system (JD Edwards)
- A valid BC driver’s license (class 4 or 5) and access to a reliable vehicle
- The ability to travel and work flexible shifts, including evenings and weekends (when required)
- Medically and physically fit to work in all weather conditions (cold, hot, rain, etc)
As your career progresses, you’ll also complete job-required courses related to role, as well as other specialized training.
Candidates with previous experience in working with a First Nations community (particularly Squamish First Nation) are strongly encouraged to apply).
The successful candidate must also successfully complete a Criminal Records Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search as per Squamish First Nation Policy
The above requirement is what Squamish First Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish First Nation. A combination of education and other specialized training may be considered for above education and experience. Grade 12 plus 12 years experience may also substitute for above education and experience.
To be considered for this role, applicants must apply by March 23, 2017 at 11:30 pm. Please apply online at www.applyfirst.ca/job87555