Calgary Transit Peace Officer

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Calgary Transit Peace Officer

Postby Transitpopo » Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:16 pm

Job Description

Job Title:
Public Safety and Enforcement Officer
Job ID:
205334
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Closing Date
2015/02/26
Posting Type
Internal / External

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Basic Job Information
Posting Title: Public Safety and Enforcement Officer
Business Unit/Section: Calgary Transit/Public Safety and Enforcement
Location: 316 7 Avenue S.E.
Union/Position: CUPE Local 38/Permanent #103521, 105104, 117002 and Temporary (up to one year)
Compensation: Pay Grade 9
$32.92 - 36.22 - 38.04 - 39.93 - 41.96 - 44.04 per hour
Hours of Work: This position works a standard 35 hour work week.

Business Unit Information
Calgary Transit (CT) carries over 105 million customers each year. The organization plans, designs, operates, maintains and improves The City's entire public transportation system, including a growing fleet of buses, a Light Rail Transit (LRT) network, and accessible public transportation for people with disabilities.

Responsibilities
Reporting directly to Sergeants, Public Safety and Enforcement Officers are responsible for preserving public peace and enforcing mandated laws applicable to Calgary Transit properties. Primary duties include:
Enforce Municipal By-laws and Provincial statutes.
Investigate complaints on the buses and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system.
Respond to emergency situations and provide help to the public.
Protect transit customers and transit property; conduct preventative patrols on the LRT system.
Investigate municipal offences in relation to incidents occurring on Calgary Transit property.
Prepare and give evidence in court; exchange criminal and confidential information with the Calgary Police Service and other law enforcement agencies.
Promote positive customer and community relations; act as ambassadors for Calgary Transit Collaborate.
Working Conditions: The physical demands of this position include, but are not limited to: lifting, bending, crouching, pulling, frequent walking and standing in varying conditions and in all types of weather (rain, snow, heat or extreme cold).

Qualifications
The successful applicant must possess one of the following combinations of education and experience:
A High School diploma or equivalency (e.g. GED) and a minimum of three years of related work experience; OR
A related completed two year certificate or diploma and a minimum of one year of work experience; OR
A related degree.
A valid Class 5 Driver's Licence (or provincial equivalent) with no more than six demerits, no current suspensions or charges pending, and the ability to obtain a City of Calgary operator’s permit is required. Applicants must have no criminal convictions and must be eligible for a Community Peace Officer Appointment.

Knowledge of the Criminal Code of Canada, Provincial statutes, and Municipal By-laws are considered assets. The ability to communicate effectively; strong interpersonal skills; tact in dealing with the public and staff at all levels; and the ability to deal with confrontational situations and stress is required. Demonstrated ability to mediate conflict situations with the public is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with training and/or certifications in Conflict Resolution, Mediation or Negotiation. Success in this position requires communication skills and the ability to follow clearly defined policies and procedures.

Notes
Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.
Only education obtained from an accredited institution will be recognized as meeting the minimum qualifications.
More than one position may be filled from this competition.
A security clearance will be conducted.
A psychological evaluation will be conducted.
Applicants will be tested for appropriate skills.
Applicants must meet the Provincial standard on the Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE), Correctional Officer Physical Aptitude test (COPAT), Police Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT), or Alberta Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (APREP) physical fitness test prior to consideration for an offer of employment.
Pre-employment Drug Test: An offer of employment for this position will be conditional on an applicant passing a pre-employment drug test. Failure to pass a pre-employment drug test may prevent an applicant from being hired into any safety sensitive position for a period of up to twelve months.

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Re: Calgary Transit Peace Officer

Postby Code44 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:33 pm

That's a lot of cheddar :alright:
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Re: Calgary Transit Peace Officer

Postby AnthonyK » Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:09 am

Code44 wrote:That's a lot of cheddar :alright:


It's only a 35 hour work week though. The hourly is decent, but at years end your losing a lot compared to a regular 40 hour work week like most other enforcement jobs. Catch .22

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Re: Calgary Transit Peace Officer

Postby AltaGuy » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:20 am

AnthonyK wrote:
Code44 wrote:That's a lot of cheddar :alright:


It's only a 35 hour work week though. The hourly is decent, but at years end your losing a lot compared to a regular 40 hour work week like most other enforcement jobs. Catch .22


And the rate is going up. We just got 12.5% over the next 3 years.

And we actually do legit police work like Arresting on criminal code warrants and laying our own charges. It is a great place to work and we have a lot of good guys.

It is very competive during the recruiting process. I encourage ppl to apply. We have guys frome every agency in the province applying including the sheriffs and corrections. We have also had ride alongs from the rcmp and city police agencies that are interested in applying.

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Re: Calgary Transit Peace Officer

Postby mack_silent » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:54 am

Are you guys armed?
KCCO. Wake up. Kick butt. Repeat.

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Re: Calgary Transit Peace Officer

Postby AltaGuy » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:37 am

mack_silent wrote:Are you guys armed?



Baton and spray. No sidearm

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Re: Calgary Transit Peace Officer

Postby Alberta Blue » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:48 am

AltaGuy wrote:
And we actually do legit police work like Arresting on criminal code warrants and laying our own charges.


Provincial statute/municipal bylaw charges I'm assuming?

12.5% over three years is a nice raise. All of us provincial employees just got something along the order of 6%, but the Gov't is going to try to roll that back by 5%.

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Re: Calgary Transit Peace Officer

Postby Von » Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:45 am

AltaGuy wrote:
AnthonyK wrote:
Code44 wrote:That's a lot of cheddar :alright:


It's only a 35 hour work week though. The hourly is decent, but at years end your losing a lot compared to a regular 40 hour work week like most other enforcement jobs. Catch .22


And the rate is going up. We just got 12.5% over the next 3 years.

And we actually do legit police work like Arresting on criminal code warrants and laying our own charges. It is a great place to work and we have a lot of good guys.

It is very competive during the recruiting process. I encourage ppl to apply. We have guys frome every agency in the province applying including the sheriffs and corrections. We have also had ride alongs from the rcmp and city police agencies that are interested in applying.


You guys don't have 495 do you?
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -Edmund Burke

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Re: Calgary Transit Peace Officer

Postby AltaGuy » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:42 pm

Alberta Blue wrote:
AltaGuy wrote:
And we actually do legit police work like Arresting on criminal code warrants and laying our own charges.


Provincial statute/municipal bylaw charges I'm assuming?

12.5% over three years is a nice raise. All of us provincial employees just got something along the order of 6%, but the Gov't is going to try to roll that back by 5%.


Criminal charges. We have the extended authorities from the solgen. We just have them approved by CPS staff sgt at APU.

We also execute criminal code warrants.

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Re: Calgary Transit Peace Officer

Postby Alberta Blue » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:55 pm

AltaGuy wrote:Criminal charges. We have the extended authorities from the solgen. We just have them approved by CPS staff sgt at APU.

We also execute criminal code warrants.


Huh. I didn't know that was even available. I thought the only extended authorities available were for theft under and mischief. Almost all the APO agencies have the CC warrants. CPOs not so much.

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Re: Calgary Transit Peace Officer

Postby AltaGuy » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:06 pm

Everyone that I have taken out on ride alongs is amazed at how much we can do and the things we have access to.

Works to our advantage as most bad guys can't seem to figure it out and we end up jamming them up for something cause they are not aware of what we can do.

I love the job. I would encourage anyone wanting to actually get out and engage with the public and have also a law enforcement role to apply!

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Re: Calgary Transit Peace Officer

Postby Transitpopo » Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:53 pm

Alberta Blue I can better explain your question in a PM, I don't want to have this conversation here.

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Re: Calgary Transit Peace Officer

Postby bainne » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:46 am

Calgary Transit is definitely on the ball when it comes to Peace Officer authorities; the only agency in the province with enhanced authorities because CPS agreed to sign off on the MOU unlike K-Div. From my understanding with warrants, there is no Prov/Muni limit, it's full CC.

Have a few acquaintances that have been through there and all have spoken very highly. First time I've seen a hiring opening in years! :shock:

Transitpopo, do you know if the SolGen CPOIP program recognized in Calgary or do you have to go through the in-house training?

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Re: Calgary Transit Peace Officer

Postby AltaGuy » Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:19 am

You have to go through the In house training.

And they hired 19 officers last April

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Re: Calgary Transit Peace Officer

Postby Transitpopo » Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:12 pm

Our in house training is approved by the Sol Gen as equivalent to the course at the staff college.


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