New job Law Court Sheriff in Alberta

Law Court Sheriff

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $4,282 - $5,294 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 9384

Ministry: Justice & Solicitor General

Location: Grande Prairie, Hinton, Peace River, High Level, Fort McMurray, High Prairie, St. Paul, Vermillion

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 38.75 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Ongoing

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: April 26, 2021

Classification: Subsidiary 03B 3875 Sheriff Security Transport 2

About Us

The Sheriffs Branch is dedicated to promoting safe and resilient communities, performing a wide range of activities in collaboration with other law enforcement and policing partners in Alberta. In addition to the Chief and the Assistant Chief, there are six directorates within the Branch: Court, Security & Prisoner Transport (CSPT), Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Services (FWES), Investigation Services (IS), Protection Services (PS), Operational Support Services (OSS) and Sheriff Highway Patrol Services (SHPS).


** Please read the entire Job Ad before applying, as it contains pertinent information**

Are you interested in an exciting and rewarding career in law enforcement? Do you pride yourself in being professional, ethical, hardworking and team-oriented? If so, this opportunity may be for you! Alberta Court Security Services is currently seeking new members for full-time, permanent Law Court Sheriff positions in various locations in Alberta that may include (depending on operational need): Grande Prairie, Hinton, Peace River, High Level, Fort McMurray, High Prairie, St. Paul, and Vermilion.

As a Law Court Sheriff, you will be responsible for providing a secure and armed presence within Provincial Court Facilities, Government Centre(s), Legislative Buildings and other assigned locations. In addition, you will ensure the safety and security of all persons within the above assigned areas including the Judiciary, Government Employees and Officials, as well as members of the public. Your responsibilities will also include:

  • Supervising prisoners within holding cells and escorting prisoners to and from various facilities, ensuring care, custody, and control
  • Assisting with out of province prisoner escorts
  • Performing security screening and searches on all individuals entering courthouses for weapons or prohibited contraband
  • Monitoring courtrooms and supervising prisoners attending court
  • Providing security services for special events and conferences
  • Patrolling and searching designated facilities and responding to any incidents
  • Conducting arrests and Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) checks in accordance with applicable legislation and procedures
  • Providing directions and answering inquiries from the judiciary, courthouse employees, lawyers, law enforcement and the public

As a Law Court Sheriff, you will need to be able to defuse potentially dangerous situations. A high degree of integrity and maturity is essential for this role as well as confident and sound decision-making skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential in this role, as you will interact with various internal and external stakeholders and members of the public. As a representative of the Alberta Sheriffs Branch, you must maintain a high level of professionalism, reliability and be able to demonstrate sound judgment and excellent problem solving skills when interacting with challenging individuals.


A minimum of a two-year diploma is required. A post-secondary diploma, degree, or journeyman certification in any field may be considered. Equivalencies will be considered on the basis of one year of experience for one year of education or one year of education for one year of experience.

Experience providing security services in courthouses or other government buildings is an asset. Experience using electronic equipment to perform security screening is an asset.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.

Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, manage resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.

Develop Networks: Proactively building networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.

Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.

Systems Thinking: The work done within the APS is part of a larger integrated and inter-related environment. It is important to know that work done in one part of the APS impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside the APS. Systems Thinking allows us to keep broader impacts and connections in mind.


$2,141.01 to $2,646.96 bi-weekly


This position works 38.75 hours per week. This competition will be used to fill positions in various locations in Alberta, including (subject to operational needs) Grande Prairie, Hinton, Peace River, High Level, Fort McMurray, High Prairie, St. Paul, and Vermilion.

What we offer:
  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

The Recruitment Process:

Applicants may be contacted for a pre-interview discussion for clarification of resume and required documents. This will also allow us an opportunity to get to know the applicant prior to starting the interview process.

Part of the recruitment process will include providing the below noted documents to be considered for this opportunity. It is not necessary to provide these documents until you are selected for an interview.

  • Successful completion of Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE) Test (issued within three months of application submission)
- Current Standard First Aid and CPR - Level C (must be active until December 2021)
  • Current Driver’s Abstract (within 3 months of application)
  • Valid AB Class 4 Driver’s License (or equivalent)
  • Criminal Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector check will be required in the later steps of the recruitment process (please note you are not required to obtain one at the time of the interview)

Notes Continued

PARE Information (Physical Abilities Recruit Evaluation):

PARE testing hosted in Edmonton, AB by: Blue Line Fitness Testing –

As well as the following Alberta post-secondary institutions host PARE sessions:
  • MacEwan University
  • Red Deer College
  • Lethbridge College
  • Medicine Hat College

If you have any questions about the PARE, please contact Sheriff Recruiting at

In-person interviews are mandatory but due to COVID-19 all interviews will be conducted online through WebEx in June/July 2021.

Interview and relocation expenses will not be granted. Successful candidates must attend a 15 week paid training program in TBA (Fall 2021) and must successfully complete this program to be eligible for permanent appointment. Training will take place at the Training Academy located in Edmonton, AB.

How To Apply

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

Tips for applicants:

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements.

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Alissa Wong at

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check

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