Ask a Sheriff

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Sierra Tango22 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:21 pm

Job Description

Job Title:
Sheriff
Job ID:
1008644
Location: Various Locations


Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular




Scope
Open competition


Closing Date
January 3, 2012


Classification
Sheriff Security & Transport 2


Ministry
Solicitor General and Public Security


Role
Alberta Sheriffs Branch is currently seeking highly qualified candidates to become the next Sheriff in town.
Responsibilities will involve maintaining a safe and secure environment within all levels of court facilities, Government Centres, legislative buildings and other assigned areas. This includes ensuring the safety of all persons within these areas including judiciary, various government employees and officials, visitors and users. Duties may include: conducting prisoner escorts to and from various facilities; monitoring courtrooms in use; assistance in the transportation of exhibits; screening/escorting visitors into restricted areas; providing security at special events; patrol of designated facilities; acting on complaints of criminal acts. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. You must maintain a high standard of dress, deportment and attendance as well as enjoy working as a member of a team supporting others in their role as Sheriff.


Qualifications
If you have the following qualificiations, we'd like to hear from you:

- Several years recent directly related security/law enforcement experience is required.
- Degree/Diploma/Certificate in a law enforcement related program from a recognized post
secondary institution and some experience is preferred.
- Eligibility for appointment as a Peace Officer


Salary
$1,906 to $2,357 bi-weekly. Once satisfactory training and other requirements are met, applicants are eligible to move to Sheriff, Security and Transport 3 position at a salary range of $2,076 to $2,574.


Notes
Interviews will take place between January 16 - 27, 2012. If you are selected for an interview, you MUST provide the following before you are scheduled:
- P.A.R.E. physical test (pass time is 4 minutes, 15 seconds or better) within the past three months
- Current CPR - Level C
- Current Standard Level First Aid
- Valid Class 4 Driver's License
- Current driver's abstract

Please do not send any documents separate from your application. If selected for an interview, you will be asked to bring proof of these requirements.

Positions are available in locations throughout Alberta. Candidates should be prepared to accept positions in any location. Interview and relocation expenses will not be granted.

Final candidates will be asked to undergo preemployment security screening and psychological testing.

Selected candidates will attend a 10 week in-service induction training program upon commencement and must successfully complete this program to continue employment. The next class will be approximately March 2012.


How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Lori Truax, Solicitor General and Public Security, 9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365 - 97 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3W7 or by fax at (780) 644-1395.


Position Profile
https://www.solgps.alberta.ca/careers/s ... fault.aspx


Closing Statement
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only
Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. I’m on a horse.”

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby martyr » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:09 pm

Hey Sheriff's


I'm 28 years old, I've been extremely interested in law enforcement for a very long time, I'm looking for guidance to help prepare me for the process, I'm not looking to get into the program asap as I have a few things I need to take care of.
I'm looking at mid-late next year, currently doing my GED, waiting for class 5 license before I can get my class 4 and of course working out and training (was in the tech industry for over 10 years :P )

I'm trying to figure out what will help my situation. I have been a nightclub doorman for 7 years, I have a PAL, CPR (EFR first aid, rescue diver), 2.5 years behind the wheel not one accident (knocks on wood), Standard/Auto vehicles.

I fully understand that after my GED, Class 4, and training for SOPAT is ready to go that I won't be able to apply until there's a position. Where should I go to look for openings in BC? (I live in surrey).
NWPD offers a Reserve Constable program, after finishing my things I was thinking of applying there, would that be a bad idea if I want to pursue a Sheriff Career? It's a 2 year volunteer commitment.


I have tried to read up as much as I can on the job description, what's involved, etc. There's not a lot of links I have been able to read about. All the officers I have talked to are police officers so they've hyped me up for a job in Policing but from what I've read, I'd be a happier camper as a Deputy Sheriff.
So if there's someone on this board that could help me out, give me some tips, tell me what will happen in the process and within the job, what dangers I face, all that stuff.. I would be extremely appreciative.

Also while I'm in school, what volunteer opportunities should I be looking for? Will future employers be ok with Speed Watch programs, or should I volunteer with a more hands on feel?

Thanks for your time, please respond here, or feel free to PM me :)

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby tbell33 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:15 am

Does anyone know if for any "Sheriff Competition" they accept COPAT as the same as SOPAT?
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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby rogercsr2007 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:22 am

I have every single qualification for the posting for the Alberta Sheriffs as i'm currently a Sheriff for the last 5 years in another province. The only thing I dont have in the PARE. The question I have is when you apply and say you get an interview is there places all over Alberta to take the PARE before the interview?

Thanks

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Gaoler » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:28 am

tbell33 wrote:Does anyone know if for any "Sheriff Competition" they accept COPAT as the same as SOPAT?


no you can use sopat result for ur copat but not the vice versa, as the sopat is more challenging in terms sopat is more similar to the pare.
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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby bcfella » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:06 am

Does anyone know if for any "Sheriff Competition" they accept COPAT as the same as SOPAT?

no you can use sopat result for ur copat but not the vice versa, as the sopat is more challenging in terms sopat is more similar to the pare


I got the call for Alberta Sheriifs two weeks ago, and they said you absolutely needed to do the PARE in order to qualify. I asked because I have the SOPAT, and they insisted on the PARE. Hope this helps.

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby ASGPS Sheriff » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:33 pm

rogercsr2007 wrote:I have every single qualification for the posting for the Alberta Sheriffs as i'm currently a Sheriff for the last 5 years in another province. The only thing I dont have in the PARE. The question I have is when you apply and say you get an interview is there places all over Alberta to take the PARE before the interview?


Check wilth LEPAT they do the pare testing that is where I did mine for the Alberta Sheriff's when I was hired and lived in BC.

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby martyr » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:02 pm

Where can you go as a Sheriff?

I can't find this info anywhere on the internet.
I heard protection?
I'm thinking of starting my career with Sheriff for a few years before applying to Police. Just wondering and of course I'm treading lightly to avoid conflict.. What sort of future opportunities comes up for Sheriff's?

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby darwin » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:14 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberta_Sheriff

how did you find Blueline without Google?

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby martyr » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:16 pm

hahaha, I searched BC Sheriff.

Same thing, just different province?

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby tbell33 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:02 am

Got an E-mail for my Interview Today!!! :alright:
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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby tbell33 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:39 pm

Anyone know anything about Manitoba Sheriffs?
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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby sonikstorm » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:01 pm

Question for BC Sheriff's,

I'm looking to apply in the fall. I've spoke to more PO's than Sheriff's.
As such, I'm going to apply blindly, I've tried to research as much as I can, coming up short of in depth info.
I'm able to find the job descriptions but I have yet to speak to someone. So, hopefully someone can answer this one simple question:

On an average day, what goes on?

Thanks!

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Transitpopo » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:17 pm

sonikstorm wrote:Question for BC Sheriff's,

I'm looking to apply in the fall. I've spoke to more PO's than Sheriff's.
As such, I'm going to apply blindly, I've tried to research as much as I can, coming up short of in depth info.
I'm able to find the job descriptions but I have yet to speak to someone. So, hopefully someone can answer this one simple question:

On an average day, what goes on?

Thanks!



You are either sitting in a court room, holding cell, or driving in a van trying not to fall asleep waiting for something to happen.

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby sonikstorm » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:32 pm

Man... that's exactly what it says in the job description.
I just wanted to read it for myself.

Alberta sheriffs are starting to execute warrants and do traffic stops, will that eventually be used in BC Sheriff's as well?

Thanks!


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