Location: 7 Scarfe Crt, Dartmouth, NS
Number of Positions: 1
Job Competition Closes: When position is filled
Job Type: Part time Casual, with after hours on call responsibilities
Reporting to the Chief Provincial Inspector, you’ll play an integral role in supporting the Nova Scotia SPCA in maintaining a high level of public safety and animal welfare. Maintaining a presence throughout Halifax region and surrounding counties.
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. You’ll also enforce dog bylaws in some areas through patrols, evidence gathering, inspections and the preparation of necessary documents.
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.
FORMAL EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
- Completion of Grade Twelve (12) or equivalent.
- Completion of Enforcement training from a recognized institution required
- Courses in safe handling of dogs/handling of dangerous dogs.
- Valid NS Class 5 Driver’s licence.
- Minimum of three (3) years’ related experience working in local government by law enforcement combined with a demonstrated ability to interpret and apply bylaws, and an understanding of the legal system and procedures involved with enforcement of bylaws pertaining to dog control.
- Including a minimum of two (2) years dog control experience.
Knowledge and Qualifications/Skills required
- The ability to respond to client/public inquiries and complaints and handle sensitive and confidential information in a trusted and responsible manner
- The ability to travel and work flexible shifts, including evenings and weekends and be on call
- Medically and physically fit to work in all weather conditions (cold, hot, rain, etc) as this position may require bending, lifting and transporting animals in need.
- As your career progresses, you’ll also complete job-required courses related to role, as well as other specialized training including Animal Protection
- Providing dog Bylaw and Community Safety awareness, education, and prevention to the community and public
- Providing dog bylaw enforcement services on First Nation Communities..
- Must be able to work with other staff, volunteers, and the public in a positive, practical manner and be able to work with minimum supervision
- Excellent computer skills , statement writing and preparing court documents
- Will require criminal records check and will require appointment from Department of Justice.
- Candidates with previous experience in working with a First Nations are strongly encouraged to apply
Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to Jo-Anne Landsburg.
Please quote “Enforcement Officer ” in the subject heading in your email reply.
We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.