Duties of a Transport Officer
Transport officers with Commercial Vehicle Enforcement are appointed as Peace Officers and enforce various Provincial and Federal Acts and Regulations. They also ensure compliance with National Safety Code requirements and Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance standards through the operation of permanent and portable weigh scales and mobile patrols within a designated geographical location. Transport officers provide this vital service on a 365-day per year, 24-hour per day basis. Various shifts are worked to accomplish this.
A career with Commercial Vehicle Enforcement is several careers rolled into one. You are also designated as an On-Highway Dangerous Goods Inspector and certified as a Level I Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Inspector. Opportunities are available for you to become a Field Training Officer, Instructor or participate in specialized assignments. Currently, transport officers are not forced to transfer, however opportunities are available for voluntary transfers within the province. These transfers will provide exposure to other areas of the province and the different industries operating in these areas. For applicants considering a northern posting, further incentives are provided. These incentives can be found at http://www.chr/alberta.ca/Employees/?notoc&file=directives/pay/premium-pay
A transport officer's career is rewarding, challenging, and fulfilling. You are given a level of authority, responsibility, and community status when you accept a career with Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. Transport officers become part of the community they serve. We expect a great deal from the people we select to serve the citizens of Alberta as transport officers. Our standards are high and our tasks are important. If you feel you are up to the challenge, contact us!