Ask a Sheriff

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Alberta Blue » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:31 pm

There is wifi for Government of Alberta devices only as far as I am aware.

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Sierra Tango22 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:39 am

Job Description

Job Title:Law Court Sheriff

Job ID:1050931

Location:Calgary;Edmonton

Full/Part time: Full time

Scope

Open competition

Closing Date

September 28, 2018

Classification

Court Security and Prisoner Transport / Sheriff, Security & Transport 2

Ministry

Justice and Solicitor General

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx

Role

Are you interested in becoming part of Alberta(s) law enforcement team? Do you consider yourself to be professional, ethical, hard-working and team oriented? If so, this opportunity may be for you! Alberta(s) Court Security and Prisoner Transport are currently seeking new members for Law Court Sheriff positions in Edmonton and Calgary. 

Responsibilities of the position include providing a secure and armed presence within Provincial Court Facilities, Government Centre(s), Legislative Buildings and other assigned locations. In addition, this position ensures 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.

Specific duties include:
-Escorting prisoners to and from various facilities
-Assisting with out of province prisoner escorts
-Screening persons entering courthouses
-Monitoring courtrooms and supervising prisoners attending court
-Supervising prisoners within holding cells ensuring care, custody, and control
-Providing security services for special events and conference
-Patrolling designated facilities

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. As a representative of the Alberta Sheriffs Branch, you must maintain a high standard of professionalism, reliability and be able to demonstrate sound judgment and problem solving when interacting with others.

Qualifications

A completed post-secondary diploma, degree, or journeyman certification in any field may be considered. 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. Preference will be given to those candidates with recent experience working with high risk individuals. Knowledge of, or experience working with Aboriginal culture and language will be considered an asset.

Permanent full-time Law Court Sheriff opportunities may become available, subject to operational needs, in the following locations: Edmonton and Calgary 

Prerequisites:

You must submit your resume along with copies of the below documents at the time of online application in order to be considered for this opportunity, and will be asked to provide all original documents at the time of interview.


-Successful completion of PARE Test (issued within three months of application submission). Please see below notes pertaining to PARE.
-Driver's Abstract (issued within three months of application submission)
-Valid Class 4 Driver's License (or equivalent license if applying from out-of-province)
-Current Standard First Aid/ CPR - Level C, Adult, Child, Infant (must be active until May 2018) 
-Criminal Record Check (Issued within three months of application submission)

NOTE: In-person interview are required and is anticipated to be conducted in Edmonton and Calgary the week of November 26, 2018 and possibly December 3, 2018. This competition is being used to fill upcoming and future temporary and permanent Sheriff vacancies.

The Recruitment Process:
Applicants will be contacted for a pre-interview discussion for clarification of resume, submitted documents and it will allow us an opportunity to get to know the applicant prior to starting the interview process. Applicants who are invited to an interview will also be invited to attend an Information Session to learn more about Law Court Sheriffs and the expectations that come with these positions. Applicants are strongly encourage to attend an information session.

As part of the recruitment process, applicants will undergo security clearances, background checks and 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: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Practitioners ... ment&cf=12 

Interview and relocation expenses will not be granted. Selected candidates will attend a 15 week training program in April 2019 upon commencement and must successfully complete this program to be eligible for permanent appointment; training will take place at the Training Academy located in Edmonton, AB. Recruits are paid during the 15 weeks of training.

Salary

$2,119.81-$2,620.75 Bi-Weekly

Notes

Resume Instructions:
For employment experience, please indicate on your resume the duration of each job held (month and year), along with the employment status (full-time, part-time, casual). For academic achievements, please specify your major, length of program and confirmation the program was completed. 

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

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.

PARE Information (Physical Abilities Recruit Evaluation): 
For more information on the PARE Test, please visit: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/prepare-for-pare
The following Alberta post-secondary institutions host PARE sessions:
-MacEwan Universityhttp://www.macewan.ca/wcm/CampusServices/Sport ... /index.htm
-Red Deer College http://rdc.ab.ca/continuing-education/c ... SC/7175%20 
-Lethbridge College http://www.lethbridgecollege.ca/conted/ ... nforcement 
-Medicine Hat Collegehttps://www.mhc.ab.ca/services/healthandwellnes ... ssservices
For Canada-wide locations of where PARE is offered, please visit: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/job-emploi/b ... e-eng.html 

If you require assistance with scheduling/obtaining the PARE, please contact Sgt. Kelly Russell at alberta.sheriffs@gov.ab.ca 

What we offer:
-Comprehensive and competitive benefits plan -http://www.psc.alberta.ca/employees/DocList122.cfm 
-Pension plan - http://www.pspp.ca/members/publications ... ndbook.pdf
-Incentives for Northern positions - http://www.psc.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, pre-requisites, 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 #1050931 MUST BE INCLUDED ON YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME.

If you experience technical difficulties applying online, you may submit your cover letter and resume, quoting Job ID #1050931, to the attention of Kristen Meyer, Human Resource Services, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General; 9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365 97 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3W7, or by fax at: 780-644-1395.

Any questions you may have pertaining to the position of Law Court Sheriff can be directed to alberta.sheriffs@gov.ab.ca

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.
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 Sierra Tango22 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:42 am

Job Description

Job Title:Law Court Sheriff

Job ID:1050925

Location: Drumheller;Fort McMurray;Grande Prairie;High Level;High Prairie;Hinton;Lethbridge;Medicine Hat;Peace River;Red Deer;St. Paul;Vermilion;Wetaskiwin

Full/Part Time:Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:Regular



Scope

Open competition

Closing Date

September 28, 2018

Classification

Court Security and Prisoner Transport / Sheriff, Security & Transport 2

Ministry

Justice and Solicitor General

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx

Role

Are you interested in becoming part of Alberta(s) law enforcement team? Do you consider yourself to be professional, ethical, hard-working and team oriented? If so, this opportunity may be for you! Alberta(s) Court Security and Prisoner Transport are currently seeking new members for Law Court Sheriff positions in Wetaskiwin, Vermilion, St. Paul, Fort McMurray, High Level, Peace River, Grande Prairie, High Prairie, Hinton, Red Deer, Drumheller, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. 

Responsibilities of the position include providing a secure and armed presence within Provincial Court Facilities, Government Centre(s), Legislative Buildings and other assigned locations. In addition, this position ensures 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.

Specific duties include:
-Escorting prisoners to and from various facilities
-Assisting with out of province prisoner escorts
-Screening persons entering courthouses
-Monitoring courtrooms and supervising prisoners attending court
-Supervising prisoners within holding cells ensuring care, custody, and control
-Providing security services for special events and conference
-Patrolling designated facilities

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. As a representative of the Alberta Sheriffs Branch, you must maintain a high standard of professionalism, reliability and be able to demonstrate sound judgment and problem solving when interacting with others.

Qualifications

A completed post-secondary diploma, degree, or journeyman certification in any field may be considered. 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. Preference will be given to those candidates with recent experience working with high risk individuals. Knowledge of, or experience working with Aboriginal culture and language will be considered an asset.

Permanent full-time Law Court Sheriff opportunities may become available, subject to operational needs, in the following locations: Wetaskiwin, Vermilion, St. Paul, Fort McMurray, High Level, Peace River, Grande Prairie, High Prairie, Hinton, Red Deer, Drumheller, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat

Prerequisites:

You must submit your resume along with copies of the below documents at the time of online application in order to be considered for this opportunity, and will be asked to provide all original documents at the time of interview.


-Successful completion of PARE Test (issued within three months of application submission). Please see below notes pertaining to PARE.
-Driver's Abstract (issued within three months of application submission)
-Valid Class 4 Driver's License (or equivalent license if applying from out-of-province)
-Current Standard First Aid/ CPR - Level C, Adult, Child, Infant (must be active until May 2018) 
-Criminal Record Check (Issued within three months of application submission)

NOTE: In-person interview are required and is anticipated to be conducted in Slave Lake the week of October 22, 2018. This competition is being used to fill upcoming and future temporary and permanent Sheriff vacancies.

The Recruitment Process:
Applicants who are invited to an interview will also be invited to attend an Information Session to learn more about Law Court Sheriffs and the expectations that come with an these positions. Applicants are strongly encourage to attend an information session.

As part of the recruitment process, applicants will undergo security clearances, background checks and 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: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Practitioners ... ment&cf=12 

Interview and relocation expenses will not be granted. Selected candidates will attend a 15 week training program in April 2019 upon commencement and must successfully complete this program to be eligible for permanent appointment; training will take place at the Training Academy located in Edmonton, AB. Recruits are paid during the 15 weeks of training.

Salary

$2,119.81-$2,620.75 Bi-Weekly

Notes

Resume Instructions:
For employment experience, please indicate on your resume the duration of each job held (month and year), along with the employment status (full-time, part-time, casual). For academic achievements, please specify your major, length of program and confirmation the program was completed. 

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

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.

PARE Information (Physical Abilities Recruit Evaluation): 
For more information on the PARE Test, please visit: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/prepare-for-pare
The following Alberta post-secondary institutions host PARE sessions:
-MacEwan Universityhttp://www.macewan.ca/wcm/CampusServices/Sport ... /index.htm
-Red Deer College http://rdc.ab.ca/continuing-education/c ... SC/7175%20 
-Lethbridge College http://www.lethbridgecollege.ca/conted/ ... nforcement 
-Medicine Hat Collegehttps://www.mhc.ab.ca/services/healthandwellnes ... ssservices
For Canada-wide locations of where PARE is offered, please visit: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/job-emploi/b ... e-eng.html 

If you require assistance with scheduling/obtaining the PARE, please contact Sgt. Kelly Russell at alberta.sheriffs@gov.ab.ca 

What we offer:
-Comprehensive and competitive benefits plan -http://www.psc.alberta.ca/employees/DocList122.cfm 
-Pension plan - http://www.pspp.ca/members/publications ... ndbook.pdf
-Incentives for Northern positions - http://www.psc.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, pre-requisites, 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 #1050925 MUST BE INCLUDED ON YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME.

If you experience technical difficulties applying online, you may submit your cover letter and resume, quoting Job ID #1050925, to the attention of Kristen Meyer, Human Resource Services, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General; 9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365 97 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3W7, or by fax at: 780-644-1395.

Any questions you may have pertaining to the position of Law Court Sheriff can be directed to alberta.sheriffs@gov.ab.ca

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.
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 Melanie1 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:59 pm

Of course there is wifi at the academy. And of course you can use tor own devices. What are you suppose to do after class if you are living there? Just sit quietly in your room until the next morning?
The wifi isn’t the fastest but when I was there I could stream Netflix, FaceTime etc. Worked well enough.
Yes there’s a lounge with etc and pool tables etc but let’s all be real. Everyone leaves someone behind and you have to keep those relationships going and strong. Not everyone is cut out to be married/dating etc a LEO.
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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby ssentner » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:10 pm

Hi Everyone,

I have been reading through this post and thought I would ask a question I have.

Does anyone see any reason that the Sheriff dept would not hire a 39 year old? I have always been interested in a LE career, and am at a place in my life where I think I can make that change now.

Thanks

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby dhpsask » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:28 pm

ssentner wrote:Hi Everyone,

I have been reading through this post and thought I would ask a question I have.

Does anyone see any reason that the Sheriff dept would not hire a 39 year old? I have always been interested in a LE career, and am at a place in my life where I think I can make that change now.

Thanks
In my Sheriff class, we had people in their 40's going through. If you are qualified and make it through the selection process, I see no reason why the Sheriffs would not offer you a job. I do not believe employers are allowed to discriminate based on age anymore.
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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Rareform » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:30 am

ssentner wrote:Hi Everyone,

I have been reading through this post and thought I would ask a question I have.

Does anyone see any reason that the Sheriff dept would not hire a 39 year old? I have always been interested in a LE career, and am at a place in my life where I think I can make that change now.

Thanks
I knew a fellow here in BC in his late 30’s who was hired by Alberta Sheriffs.
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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Sierra Tango22 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:25 pm

Posting has been extended to October 5, 2018
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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Shuto1 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:34 pm

ssentner wrote:Hi Everyone,

I have been reading through this post and thought I would ask a question I have.

Does anyone see any reason that the Sheriff dept would not hire a 39 year old? I have always been interested in a LE career, and am at a place in my life where I think I can make that change now.

Thanks

Myself and another guy were the oldest in our class at 43. Go for it :thumbsup:

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby ubique » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:14 pm

Hey all,

New to the site and the community of law enforcement :wave:

So I have recently applied for the "Multiple Locations" Alberta Law Courts Sheriff position.

I was just wondering if anyone knew of anyone who has been called for interviews yet? The interviews start on the 22nd of October so at this point it doesn't look very hopeful for me for getting a call...

Are the interviews still the same dates even with the extension being made to the 5th of October for the application deadline?

If anyone has any updates or information I would appreciate it.

Kind regards :)

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby noletd » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:44 am

i'd say you're still good. When i applied back in feb for interviews in april it ended up being late may. As people before me said it's a waiting game


best of luck

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby ubique » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:33 pm

I’m just concerned with the timeline.... it’s saying the interviews start on Monday the 22nd. So I’m guessing at this point it’s way too late to be calling anyone else in for that time period.

I’m normally very patient but I’m very keen to be a part of the Sheriff family so it’s eating away at me not knowing! Lol.

I will keep fingers crossed and hope for the best.... I guess the army reserves will keep me busy in the meantime! :thumbsup:

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby noletd » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:03 pm

ubique wrote:I’m just concerned with the timeline.... it’s saying the interviews start on Monday the 22nd. So I’m guessing at this point it’s way too late to be calling anyone else in for that time period.

I’m normally very patient but I’m very keen to be a part of the Sheriff family so it’s eating away at me not knowing! Lol.

I will keep fingers crossed and hope for the best.... I guess the army reserves will keep me busy in the meantime! :thumbsup:


Sorry my last post was kinda rushed. it may have been just that one time but i was called about 2 or so weeks after the posted Mid april interviews. My interview was late may so don't doubt yourself and if you don't this time there is always next.

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby ubique » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:53 pm

noletd wrote:
ubique wrote:I’m just concerned with the timeline.... it’s saying the interviews start on Monday the 22nd. So I’m guessing at this point it’s way too late to be calling anyone else in for that time period.

I’m normally very patient but I’m very keen to be a part of the Sheriff family so it’s eating away at me not knowing! Lol.

I will keep fingers crossed and hope for the best.... I guess the army reserves will keep me busy in the meantime! :thumbsup:


Sorry my last post was kinda rushed. it may have been just that one time but i was called about 2 or so weeks after the posted Mid april interviews. My interview was late may so don't doubt yourself and if you don't this time there is always next.
Thanks for the reply and info :-) I appreciate it.

So I was able to get in contact with the sheriffs and they said that they have filled all the interviews for next week... :cry:

Ah well. They did say however there may be another week of interviews in December. But the “may” in that sentence makes more uncertainty haha! All good! Better luck next time.

Good luck to those who got selected for interviews! Hope it works out for you all :thumbsup:

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Northmenapplicant » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:18 pm

Hey all, good evening. I'm in the process of becoming a Sheriff, and I have some questions!

1. I just have not seen it anywhere online just yet, or anywhere for that matter. I am just curious if Sheriffs/ applicants are able to consume/smoke cannabis off duty, or if they ask us to refrain from those products.
2. Has anybody been contacted for the interviews for Calgary/Edmonton job posting?
3. I had my references contacted for the regional competition, if I am contacted for a psychological exam, anybody have any guess as to when they would schedule them? Usually a month or so after checking out applicant references?

Thanks everyone, cheers!


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