Job descriptions

Every transport officer plays a key role in ensuring the province's highways remain safe.


Your days are unique, often exciting and always meaningful. You’ll help ensure unsafe vehicles and drivers are taken off the province’s roads.

Promote highway safety

  • conduct safety inspections – as a certified North American Standard Level I inspector – on commercial vehicles including buses, drivers and dangerous goods
  • ensure compliance with both National Safety Code and Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance standards
  • perform compliance checks alongside other law enforcement agencies
  • protect Alberta’s infrastructure
  • conduct investigations
  • prepare for and testify in court

Provide education and public outreach

  • deliver seminars to a wide array of clients
  • promote collaboration with other agencies
  • participate in community events and charities
  • comment to media on operational matters

Additional opportunities

  • work with recruits as a field training officer
  • participate in specialized assignments such as instructing and committees

Learn more about what transport officers do


  • transport officer – a sworn full-time permanent employee
  • auxiliary officer – a non-sworn staff member who’s filling a one-year temporary position. They take portions of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Training Program to gain the experience required to become a transport officer
  • summer student – a non-sworn staff member who’s paid a wage during their employment period