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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby KJC33 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:52 am

Ever since I saw Alberta Sheriff's Twitter post regarding competition opening, it's been teasing me lol. If there was a max on refresh attempts I should have maxed out already!! haha

I can't wait!!

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Postby noanykey » Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:04 pm

I have them on Twitter as well.. Traffic looks intense.. Good luck! I am jealous but never say never :)
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Postby rookie sheriff » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:56 pm

CanuckZX6R wrote:Anyone in this new class being posted to Peace River?


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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Rareform » Tue May 03, 2016 9:16 pm

Was thinking about this recently. Is Alberta Sheriffs at some point going to acquire carbines and adopt CVSA like BC Sheriffs have?
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Postby Alberta Blue » Thu May 05, 2016 9:47 pm

Simplimatics wrote:Was thinking about this recently. Is Alberta Sheriffs at some point going to acquire carbines and adopt CVSA like BC Sheriffs have?


Your question is odd. What do carbines have to do with CVSA?

And BC Sheriffs did which - acquire carbines or adopt CVSA? And what do you mean by "adopt"?

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Rareform » Sat May 07, 2016 12:53 pm

Alberta Blue wrote:
Simplimatics wrote:Was thinking about this recently. Is Alberta Sheriffs at some point going to acquire carbines and adopt CVSA like BC Sheriffs have?


Your question is odd. What do carbines have to do with CVSA?

And BC Sheriffs did which - acquire carbines or adopt CVSA? And what do you mean by "adopt"?


They don't have anything to do with each other. I was asking if AB Sheriffs were planning on aquiring carbines in near future as well as instituting a polygraph or CVSA at some point like BC Sheriffs have done.

Two seperate questions with two seperate answers. My questions were answered privately though. So, the answer to both is no. AB Sheriffs won't be purchashing carbines nor is there any word if adding a poly/CVSA to the recruiting process.
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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Alberta Blue » Sat May 07, 2016 7:32 pm

Simplimatics wrote:
Alberta Blue wrote:
Simplimatics wrote:Was thinking about this recently. Is Alberta Sheriffs at some point going to acquire carbines and adopt CVSA like BC Sheriffs have?


Your question is odd. What do carbines have to do with CVSA?

And BC Sheriffs did which - acquire carbines or adopt CVSA? And what do you mean by "adopt"?


They don't have anything to do with each other. I was asking if AB Sheriffs were planning on aquiring carbines in near future as well as instituting a polygraph or CVSA at some point like BC Sheriffs have done.

Two seperate questions with two seperate answers. My questions were answered privately though. So, the answer to both is no. AB Sheriffs won't be purchashing carbines nor is there any word if adding a poly/CVSA to the recruiting process.


Ya, sorry. I didn't realize that's what you meant by CVSA. I thought your were talking about something to do with Commercial Vehicles.

It puzzles me when questions like this are asked though, because the general membership has little idea what the plans of management are now or will be in the future. Almost everything is talked about on some level, but until it actually happens, who knows.

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby jc2000 » Sun May 29, 2016 4:34 pm

Good day everyone.
Just had a question. I saw that the Alberta Sheriffs department had a posting on Facebook about 2 months ago saying that they would be recruiting soon. Since then I have been checking the website but nothing has come up. Does anyone know the timeline for the next round of recruiting?
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Postby Alberta Blue » Mon May 30, 2016 10:46 pm

jc2000 wrote:Good day everyone.
Just had a question. I saw that the Alberta Sheriffs department had a posting on Facebook about 2 months ago saying that they would be recruiting soon. Since then I have been checking the website but nothing has come up. Does anyone know the timeline for the next round of recruiting?
Thank you.


Hard to say for sure. Our budget just got slashed big time, so running vacancies is likely to be the norm for a bit.

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Sierra Tango22 » Tue May 31, 2016 7:23 pm

THE WAIT IS OVER!!!


Job Description
Job Title: Law Court Sheriff
Job ID:1036392
Location: Various Locations
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
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Open competition

Closing Date
June 14, 2016

Classification
Sheriff, Security and Transport 2 (034SH)

Ministry
Justice and Solicitor General

Role
ALBERTA JUSTICE AND SOLICITOR GENERAL
High Level, Fort McMurray, Peace River, High Prairie, Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Wetaskiwin, St. Paul, Vermillion, Hinton, Red Deer, Drumheller, Calgary, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge

Are you looking for a rewarding career that protects the safety and security of Albertans? If so, Court Security and Prisoner Transport is currently seeking highly qualified candidates to fill multiple Law Court Sheriff vacancies throughout the province of Alberta.

Responsibilities will involve:
Providing and ensuring a safe, secure and armed presence within all levels of:
Court Facilities
Government Centers
Legislative Buildings
And other assigned locations

Diminish threat of intimidation of all persons within the above assigned areas including:
The Judiciary
Government Employees and Officials
Visitors and Users
Duties include:
Prisoner escorts to and from various facilities (including out-of-province escorts)
Monitoring courtrooms
Assisting in transportation of exhibits
Screening/escorting visitors to restricted areas
Providing specialized and competent physical security services for special events and conferences
Supervising prisoners who are attending court
Supervision within holding cells ensuring care, custody, and control of prisoners
Patrolling 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 a Sheriff.

Candidates should be prepared to accept positions in any location.

For more information on Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, please visit our website: http://www.solgps.alberta.ca/Pages/default.aspx

Qualifications
A completed post-secondary diploma, degree, or journeyman certification in any field.

Directly related security and/or law enforcement experience is preferred.

Equivalencies will be considered on the basis of one year directly related experience for one year of education.

Salary
$2,119.81 - $2,620.75 Bi-weekly

Notes
Instructions for your Resume
For Employment Experience:
- Please indicate duration of employment (month, year)
- Please specify employment status (ie. Casual, part-time or full-time)
- -- Example: Loss Prevention Officer, January 2006 - June 2009, Part-time (three 8 hour shifts/week)

For Post-Secondary Education:
- Please specify your major and length of program
- -- Example: Police Studies Diploma, 2 year diploma


If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted via email and requested to submit confirmation that you have successfully completed and obtained the requirements listed below. Please note, in order to interview you MUST complete and obtain these requirements AND confirm your completion of them to us by the deadline given in the email sent to you.

Interviews can only be scheduled after you have confirmed completion of the following:
PARE Test (pass time of 4 minutes 45 seconds or faster, issued within the past three months)
Current Standard First Aid/ CPR - Level C (Adult, Child, Infant - must not expire before training class begins in October 2016)
Valid Class 4 Driver's License (or equivalent license if you are applying from out-of-province)
Current Driver's Abstract (issued within the past three months)
You will be required to bring the originals of these required documents to your interview.

Please be prepared to travel for an in-person interview in either Edmonton or Calgary, AB.

This ad will be used to fill the October 2016 Sheriff Induction Class with interviews taking place during the summer of 2016.

Please click here for PARE information: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/prepare-for-pare

Please note that information sessions will be scheduled for applicants who are eligible for an interview. In the information sessions, we will discuss the role, requirements, and expectations of a Law Court Sheriff. All candidates are highly recommended to attend these information sessions.

As part of the recruitment process, candidates will undergo security clearances and a criminal record check. You must be eligible for appointment as a Peace Officer. For more information on the Peace Officer Program please visit the following link: http://www.solgps.alberta.ca/programs_a ... fault.aspx

Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a pre-employment psychological assessment. For more information on the pre-employment psychological assessment, please visit the following link:
https://www.paohr.gov.ab.ca/Practitione ... ment&cf=12

Interview and relocation expenses will not be granted. Selected candidates will attend a 15 week training program upon commencement and must successfully complete this program to continue employment. The training will take place at the Training Academy in Edmonton; the next class will be held in October 2016. NOTE: Candidates are paid during the 15 weeks of training.

This job opening may also be used to fill current and future vacancies.

What We Can Offer You?

Comprehensive and Competitive Benefits Plan - http://www.chr.alberta.ca/employees/DocList122.cfm

Pension Plan - http://www.pspp.ca/members/publications ... ndbook.pdf

Incentives for Northern positions - For more information on this Directive, please refer to: http://www.chr.alberta.ca/Practitioners ... pay&cf=905

How to Apply
Please submit your application online by selecting the "Apply Now" tab, located on the top or bottom of this posting, and following the corresponding prompts. 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.

YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND JOB ID # 1036392 MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION.

If you experience technical difficulties applying online, you may submit your cover letter and resume, quoting Job ID # 1036392, to the attention of Donna Lee, Human Resource Services, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General; 9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365 97 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3W7, by email to: just.hrssheriffrecru@gov.ab..ca; or by fax at: 780-644-1395.

Applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed should obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) - http://work.alberta.ca/immigration/inte ... rvice.html
It is recommended applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

To begin or continue working for the Government of Alberta, you must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have a valid work permit issued by the Government of Canada.
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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Alberta Blue » Tue May 31, 2016 10:08 pm

Haha there you go. I've said this before, but no one on the front lines knows when things are going to happen.

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Sierra Tango22 » Tue May 31, 2016 10:21 pm

Alberta Blue wrote:Haha there you go. I've said this before, but no one on the front lines knows when things are going to happen.


I Do ;)
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Postby CarRamRod » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:59 pm

This is great, just sent in my app.
Question, I passed my PARE March 02, 2016, would they still accept it?
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Postby rookie sheriff » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:05 pm

We do have carbines.....only the shooting teams use them now. Fish and Wildlife which is under the same ministry is currently testing carbines. Them acquiring carbines may open the door for the Sheriifs in the future. Nothing is planned at this time for the front line to get them.
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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Melanie1 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:52 am

rookie sheriff wrote:We do have carbines.....only the shooting teams use them now. Fish and Wildlife which is under the same ministry is currently testing carbines. Them acquiring carbines may open the door for the Sheriifs in the future. Nothing is planned at this time for the front line to get them.



Shooting teams? :pistols: :sniper: ???
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