Bylaw enforcement officers are employed by municipal councils and city bylaw departments. Depending on the size of the municipality, bylaw officers may work alone or as part of a small group of bylaw officers. Many jurisdictions employ bylaw enforcement officers on a contract basis.
With several years of experience, bylaw officers in larger centres may advance to supervisory positions.
Bylaw enforcement officers are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 4423: By-law Enforcement and Other Regulatory Officers. In Alberta, 81% of people employed in this classification work in the Public Administration (PDF) industry.
The employment outlook in this occupation will be influenced by a wide variety of factors including:
- trends and events affecting overall employment (especially in the Public Administration industry)
- location in Alberta
- employment turnover (work opportunities generated by people leaving existing positions)
- occupational growth (work opportunities resulting from the creation of new positions that never existed before)
- size of the occupation.
Employment turnover is expected to increase as members of the baby boom generation retire over the next few years.