MacEwan University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Peace Officer
Security Services

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.


MacEwan University is currently recruiting for a Peace Officer. The incumbent will be responsible for performing security functions, such as campus preventative patrols; respond to alarms and emergency conditions; perform access control functions; document all activities and incidents; investigate client complaints, perform traffic control functions, enforce provincial legislation authorized by their appointment, manage adverse behavior by the general public, and deliver prevention programs to the campus community. This is a full-time continuing position.


The successful candidate must provide excellent customer service to the staff, faculty, and the public.  In addition, excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with the ability to use the computer and Microsoft Office will allow the candidate to be successful in this position.


Candidates must be a graduate of a police/peace officer program recognized by the Alberta Solicitor General's office that complies with being appointed/authorized to be a community peace officer in the Province of Alberta. A current First Aid certificate and ICS 100, ICS 200 level training is required. Applicants  who are not current Peace Officers must have two years' experience as a security guard and obtained successful completion of physical training standards. Candidates must possess a valid class 5 Alberta Driver’s License with a good driving record with no more than four (4) demerit points.


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

•    Competitive base pay
•    Generous vacation time
•    Secure pension plan
•    Excellent benefits package
•    Effective recognition and retention programs
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.  Please be advised that only applicants who apply directly to a posting through www.macewan.ca/careers will be considered.

How to Apply:   

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. 

Along with the job application, candidates are required to submit a synopsis describing their last encounter with an individual(s) where they had to administer an arrest covering why the arrest was necessary, the steps they took to cover the legal duties of an arrest, and what was required for the report/documentation as a result of the arrest.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association Collective Agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary $59,514 - $86,577 per year
Closing Date May 19, 2018
Competition No. 18.04.098

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