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Westbank First Nation

Law Enforcement Officer

Legal Services LAWEN01189

  • Posted: May 21, 2020
  • Full-Time
  • Kelowna, BC, CAN

Westbank First Nation is a self-governed band located on the traditional, unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan people. At Westbank First Nation we operate just like any other municipality while constantly seeking ways to incorporate Syilx culture into our system of governance through perseverance, leadership, and community. All qualified individuals who are interested in learning more about Westbank First Nation are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The Law Enforcement Officer is responsible for investigation, enforcement and prosecution of Westbank First Nation Laws. 


  • Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Westbank First Nation (WFN) laws, policies, standards and procedures, and as directed by the Council Secretariat or designate
  • Maintains confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of WFN
  • Patrols all Westbank First Nation Lands to ensure compliance with WFN laws
  • Enforces all laws and issues permits, warnings, tickets or violation notices
  • Responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding public safety, lands, and environmental concern
  • Liaises with other governmental, law enforcement and regulatory agencies, including: Health Canada, RCMP, CORD Dog Control, ICBC, Liquor Control Branch, SPCA, Ministry of Environment Conservation Officers, City of Kelowna, City of West Kelowna, Environment Canada and the Fire Department
  • Acts as the Animal Control Officer for WFN including dog control, impounding, wildlife control, and investigations
  • Represents WFN on the regional Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)
  • Enforces Provincial, Municipal and Federal Acts as authorized
  • Assists with minor medical and fire calls
  • Records and investigates complaints or inquiries
  • Investigates business practice complaints
  • Maintains a daily written journal detailing patrol records, violation notices and all other activities
  • May be required to prepare monthly schedules, monthly and yearly statistics, and year end reports
  • Prepares and gives evidence at Adjudication hearings as required
  • Processes and oversees the preparation and approval of applications for Special Event Permits
  • Provides necessary support and advice to WFN staff on law enforcement matters
  • Explains WFN laws to the public
  • Attends community functions as required
  • Reports to RCMP any infractions of the Criminal Code where arrest or other RCMP action is necessary
  • Arranges for towing or removal of illegally parked or abandoned vehicles. Prepares reports and maintains files on abandoned vehicles, and in investigates any abandoned vehicle files passed on from RCMP
  • Assists on an advisory basis, in the drafting or redrafting of WFN Laws
  • Serves utility disconnection notices, or other legal notices as required
  • Monitors WFN community lands for compliance with WFN law, policies, rules and regulations
  • Responds to all WFN facility alarm call-outs as required
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary in the performance of the position and as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Minimum Grade 12
  • Bylaw Investigative Level I and II with the Justice Institute
  • RCMP Security Cleared – RCMP Reliability Status Clearance
  • Bondable and clear criminal records check
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Clear driving record – Valid Class 5 or better driver’s license

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in bylaw or law enforcement

  • Sound knowledge of basic principles of criminal, civil and administrative law
  • Prior experience with court processes
  • Good hearing and vision
  • Good physical condition
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to manage difficult situations
  • Good Computer skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Strong team player
  • High level of integrity and professionalism.

A competitive starting hourly rate, commensurate with appropriate experience is offered.

Interested applicants should begin the application process by fully completing the MY PRESENCE tab, including the MY REFERENCES. Upon completion, click APPLY NOW, fill in the application form, and ensure your cover letter and resume is attached.

Opportunity is open until Sunday, June 7th, 2020

*Incomplete and/or late submissions will not be accepted*

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Posted: May 21, 2020, 1:07 pm
Expires: June 7, 2020, 4:30 pm