Community Program Officer

Codiac Regional RCMP
Job #P771

"Moncton is a vibrant and culturally rich community. It is the only officially bilingual city in Canada, as well as one of the best places in Canada to do business. Moncton is also known as the economic, sports, tourism and entertainment hub of Atlantic Canada. City of Moncton employees strive to maintain its reputation as one of the best places in Canada to live, study, work and play."

The City of Moncton is currently accepting applications for Community Program Officer.

The incumbent designs and implements community-based programs, proactive initiatives and strategies that contribute to the core police role of reassurance policing, prevention and reduction of crime through education, early intervention, and sustainable community engagement. The incumbent works with the RCMP core police service and provides a local police connection between the RCMP and the community. This position is in direct support to law enforcement activities as it engages the community in mutual problem solving, providing a connection between the RCMP and the specific cultures, situations and expectations of communities.

This position reports directly to Manager of Community Policing Unit.

The successful candidate must have the following minimum qualifications:

  • University degree in the area of sociology, Social work, recreation, management or other related disciplines.
  • Must have practical work experience with a minimum of three (3) years in the area of community development with elements of Diversion and Intervention that improve quality of life.
  • Understanding of the police environment or previous police experience is an asset.
  • The ability to communicate in both official languages is a requirement ( English and French). As per provincial language proficiency standards, fluency is determined at the Intermediate 2+
  • Working knowledge of civil and criminal law, as well as the judicial system and processes.
  • Working knowledge of adult and youth, pre- and post-charge diversion processes and procedures, as sanctioned by the provincial Attorney-General.
  • Working knowledge of structured interview techniques , stages of client readiness for change, motivational interviewing techiques.
  • Working knowledge of Violence Threat Risk Assessment principles in order to participate in school-based threat assessment.
  • The successful incumbent will be familiar with the Risk-Need-Responsivity Model of Correctional Assessment and Treatment, including key principles and clinical issues as they relate to the processing of adult and youth diversion files.
  • The successful incumbent will be familiar with SAFE planning procedures in order to coordinate school plans and community-based tabletop exercises.
  • Must be knowledgeable of the New Brunswick Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • The successful candidate will be familiar with the social inclusion community as well as the social culture of the Greater Moncton area.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook. Knowledge of Windows applications such as Internet/Intranet and PROS.
  • The position requires strong communication skills both written and oral, self-motivation, good organizational skills and an ability to work in a team environment.
  • Requires internal and significant external contact. The candidate must be able to communicate in an effective, professional manner. The incumbent initiates and maintains contacts with the appropriate community organizations relative to facilitating their needs. Contacts also include relevant Provincial and national associations.
  • Works directly with adult offenders, youth offenders and/or families of youth who have been referred for diversion in order to assess their criminogenic and mental health needs and develop appropriate intervention plans.
  • The incumbent must be able to devise courses of action to solve problems. They must also be able to manage multiple assignments at one time. Duties with respect to community development will involve the ability to provide advice and direction to community based organizations and the Codiac RCMP.

It is a condition of employment that the incumbent must be of the highest integrity and character and will be subjected to RCMP security screening. This involves background and character investigation of successful applicants and their immediate families. This is required prior to the necessary level of security clearance being granted for this position. Must maintain necessary RCMP security clearance requirements for this position throughout the duration of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment. Similarly, the incumbent's use of all police information will be in accordance with RCMP policy, regulations and directives. Since the work is of a confidential nature, the incumbent must be prepared to undertake an Oath of Affirmation of Secrecy.

MISSION: Working together to grow our economy and enhance the quality of life for all citizens.
VISION: A city that inspires.
CORE ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIORS: Sustainability, diversity, creativity, engagement and leadership.

The City of Moncton is an equal opportunity employer.

The Applicant must submit their application through the online system that can be found at: www.moncton.ca/employment or obtain an application in Human Resources at City Hall. To obtain more information, please contact Human Resources at (506) 877-7707.

CLOSING DATE: NOON - JUNE 26, 2018

(The City of Moncton thanks all applicants for their interest; however,
only those scheduled for interviews will be contacted)

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