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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby dhpsask » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:17 am

BluelineAlberta wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:26 pm
Does anyone in this thread know if the Sheriffs training facility has a weight room/gym to work out in without cost?
It does. It not big or have the newest equipment, but it works perfectly fine to get your pump
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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby BluelineAlberta » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:25 am

Just wishing the Alberta Sheriff involved in the vehicle accident outside of Calgary a speedy recovery and hoping for the best.

Stay safe out there.

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby BluelineAlberta » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:59 am

Slow forum lately,

Non the less, I accepted my verbal offer and can't wait to meet everyone at the Academy April 15th!

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby trd604 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:12 pm ... view/58909

Job Details

DEP SH 18R - Deputy Sheriff - (58909)

Posting Title

DEP SH 18R - Deputy Sheriff

Position Classification

Deputy Sheriff R18




Abbotsford, BC V5T 5E3 CA
Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7 CA
Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1A7 CA
Colwood, BC V9B 1H8 CA
Courtenay, BC V9N1H3 CA
Cranbrook, BC V9C 7B1 CA
Dawson Creek, BC V1G2E2 CA
Duncan, BC V9Z 6L3 CA
Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T6L8 CA
Nelson, BC V1L5S4 CA
New Westminster, BC V3M6G2 CA
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3M7 CA
Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 CA
Penticton, BC V2V5A6 CA
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8Y9 CA
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 4W6 CA
Powell River, BC V8A 5G7 CA
Prince George, BC V3L4J8 CA
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4M8 CA
Quesnel, BC V2J5Z1 CA
Richmond, BC V7E 5T2 CA
Salmon Arm, BC V2E4S4 CA
Sechelt, BC V0N3A0 CA
Smithers, BC V0J2N0 CA
Surrey, BC V5V 3K4 CA
Terrace, BC V8J4E1 CA
Vancouver, BC V8W 2S8 CA
Vernon, BC V1T9G9 CA
Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G1R8 CA

Salary Range

Salary Effective April 14, 2019: $53,856.66 - $61,096.97annually, plus a Temporary Market Adjustment ($42,059.60 annually for new recruits attending the fourteen-week Sheriff Recruit Training Program)

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time


BC Public Service -> Attorney General

Ministry Branch / Division

BC Sheriff Services

Job Summary

Deputy Sheriff
Deputy Sheriff R18

This posting will be used to fill FULL-TIME positions as they arise in provincial court locations across the province. An eligibility list may be established.

Applications are now being accepted for the October 2019 Sheriff Recruit Training (SRT) class

Applicants interested in the Deputy Sheriff position go through an intense assessment process requiring a commitment to gathering documentation and submitting copies within specific timeframes. You may want to prepare in advance, by registering early for tests, courses, and/or permits to avoid disappointment and missing deadlines. We regret we cannot accommodate extensions to our deadlines.

Overview : What is a Deputy Sheriff

Deputy Sheriffs provide security services to the Provincial, Supreme and Appeal Courts of British Columbia (43 court locations). As a Deputy Sheriff, you are a provincial peace officer and will work closely with different partners in the Justice System to ensure all levels of courts in the province are operating smoothly and safely. You will coordinate appearances, enforce court orders, execute arrest warrants, are involved in jury selection and sequestering, as well as provide for various document services. Deputy Sheriffs also provide intelligence and risk assessment services; train, plan, prepare and execute high security appearances and transports; as well as provide protective services for the judiciary, crown, defence, public, court staff, and all participants in the system so they may work in a safe and unencumbered environment while participating in or delivering justice related services for the province. For more information, please visit the Courthouse Services website. Please be aware not all the locations listed will have vacancies.

This role requires a highly effective decision maker, able to remain calm in tense and fast-paced work environment. Independent and able to work collaboratively on a dedicated team of professionals, able to train staff and provide technical and procedural advice and guidance. If you are a positive, motivated law enforcement professional seeking an exciting, career building opportunity, we look forward to your application.

In order to progress to the rank of Deputy Sheriff, recruits must successfully complete the Sheriff Recruit Training program (SRT). Graduates will continue with field-based training at their assigned court facility.

The Deputy Sheriff position has a peace officer and court officer designation, so is held to a high standard of conduct, both on and off duty, by the employer, the public and the courts.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace!

The BC Public Service is an inclusive and accessible employer. Please advise the hiring manager if any accommodations are required to assist you to ensure equitable participation.

We offer extensive training, growth and development opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits package, a pension plan that ranks among the best and a balance between work and other life commitments. We are committed to continuing to be an employer of choice, providing a professional environment where ideas work. For more information, please visit What We Offer.

For more information about BC Sheriff Service and the hiring process, please visit our Deputy Sheriff Career Opportunities page. For complete details on this opportunity, please review the attached job profile. For more information about this posting please contact: or phone: 1.877.372.3456.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.


In order to be considered for this position, you must clearly demonstrate that you meet the selection criteria outlined below

•19 years or older

•Legally entitled to work in Canada (B.C. Sheriff Service requires that you be a Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada at the time you apply for this position)

•Grade 12 graduation or equivalent*, as defined:

o High school diploma (e.g. Dogwood Diploma B.C.); or
o Adult graduation diploma (e.g. Adult Dogwood B.C.); or
o GED certificate obtained between 1973 and 2014; or
o Graduation with a university degree or post-secondary diploma

•English language proficiency as supported by either Language Proficiency Index test (minimum score of Level 5) OR completion of 2 post-secondary English or written communications courses with a minimum of 6 credits.

•Valid Class 4 unrestricted B.C. Driver’s License or equivalent from another province (with no prohibitions/suspensions, and a maximum of 9 demerit points on a 5 year driver’s abstract)

•Standard First Aid with CPR-C or Occupational First Aid Level 1 or a WorkSafe BC approved equivalent.

•Typing Speed minimum 25 NET wpm

•Previous law enforcement experience and/or education/training may be given preference

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.


Please refer to the table below for anticipated timeframes (Application deadline: April 28, 2019). Dates are tentative and are subject to change.

•Application review (stage 1): March - April

•Application review (stage 2): April-May

•Physical Tests and Interviews (stage 3): May-July

•Enhanced background security check: August-September

•Medical exam: September

•Sheriff Recruit Training (14 weeks): October 28, 2019 -February 11, 2020

NOTE: Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis. Applicants who meet the minimum criteria and submit the required documentation as outlined below in Stage One, may be contacted to begin the assessment process prior to the competition closing date.


1. Submit your Resume and complete an online questionnaire by clicking on the “Apply to this Job” link at the bottom of this job posting.

Your resume should include your full and complete employment and educational history for a minimum of the previous five years. You will be required to upload your resume to your on-line profile when you apply to the job posting. It may not be reviewed as part of the initial screening process, but at a later stage of the competition. PLEASE DO NOT submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

As part of the online application process you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job qualifications. You need approximately 15 minutes to complete it.

2. Submit Required Documentation: after submitting your resume, you must email copies of the documentation listed below for stage one of the hiring process as one scanned PDF file to: by the closing date of the competition.

•Birth Certificate and/or Proof of legal entitlement to work in Canada (this can be in the form of your Canadian Provincial Birth Certificate, Canadian passport, Permanent Resident Card, or other citizenship papers etc.) - photocopy of front + back

•Class 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Driver’s Licence – photocopy of front + back

•Grade 12 diploma, GED, Adult Dogwood Diploma, University degree or Post-Secondary diploma – If the equivalent high school graduation, degree or diploma is from an institution outside of North America, New Zealand, Australia, UK or Ireland you will be required to have this credential verified by a designated organization. Please refer to the IRCC website for a list of designated organizations.

NOTE: The file size should not exceed 10MB or you will need to submit via more than one email. You must enter your first and last name in the subject line of the email and the word “documentation”. Example: Firstname Lastname DOCUMENTATION

Applicants who do not pass the online questionnaire and/or do not submit the required documentation above by the closing date of the competition will not move forward in the hiring process.


Applicants who meet the Stage One requirements will be invited to stage two and must submit the following documents, via email, to: (please do not submit this documentation until you are requested to do so):

•Proof of typing speed of 25 WPM (you will be invited to complete a designated online test of your keyboarding skills – alternative tests will not be accepted)

•Safe driving record (driver’s abstract) - Get Your Driving Record

•Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test score (minimum Level 5); OR 2 post-secondary English or written communication courses with a minimum of six credits. NOTE: The last LPI sitting for this competition is May 11, 2019. Please note that alternative tests will not be accepted. Proof of registration for an LPI sitting no later than May 11, 2019 will be accepted.

•A Class 1, 2 or 4 unrestricted driver’s license (you may have your learners when applying).

•Valid First Aid Certification (Standard First aid with CPR – C, or Occupational First Aid Level One, or equivalent). Please refer to Work Safe BC website for a list of equivalencies to OFA level 1.

•Your completed BC Public Service Security Screening Questionnaire (SSQ)


If your application and supporting documentation are determined to meet the selection criteria as outlined in Stages One and Two, you will be contacted to move to the next stage of the selection process which includes:

•Completion of the Sheriff Officer Physical Assessment Test (SOPAT), which must be completed in 4 minutes 15 seconds. There is a $53 - $63 fee associated with this test which is the responsibility of the applicant. Your result is valid for up to 6 months before the class start date.

•A competency-based interview

•An employment and reference check

•An enhanced background security check including a Criminal Records Check, Fingerprint Check and a Computer Voice Stress Analysis Test.

•A comprehensive medical examination by our Occupational Health Programs physician which will include visual and hearing tests

Any costs associated with obtaining any required documentation are the sole responsibility of the applicant.

NOTE: Successful applicants will be required to sign a Return of Service Agreement.

Correspondence about this competition will be sent to you from email addresses. Please add to your safe senders list to avoid missing out on these emails.

Job Category

Compliance and Enforcement, Court and Judicial Services

Additional Information

JobProfie_DEP SH18R_Deputy Sheriff

E Division AAP 2009
RPAT - March 7
PARE - March 8
RMSI - March 15
POLY - April 22
END - May 26

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby GoodGuy92 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:21 pm

I take it that AB Sheriffs job postings won't resume until after the AB election is over?

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby eckoten18 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:53 am

Does anyone heard anything in the urban competition?

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby BluelineAlberta » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:47 pm

Open competition

Closing Date
April 24, 2019

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

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:

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 Vermilion, St. Paul, Fort McMurray, Hinton, Peace River, Grande Prairie, High Prairie, Slave Lake and High Level (There may not be vacancies in some of these locations.)

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 conferences
-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.

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.

Permanent full-time Law Court Sheriff opportunities may become available, subject to operational needs, in locations that include but may not be limited to Vermilion, St. Paul, Fort McMurray, Hinton, Peace River, Grande Prairie, High Prairie, Slave Lake and High Level

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

What we offer:
-Comprehensive and competitive benefits plan -
-Pension plan - ... ndbook.pdf
-Incentives for Northern positions - ... pay&cf=905

These positions work 38.75 hours per week

Candidates that are selected for an interview will be required to demonstrate the Alberta Public Service competencies. Please visit ... -model.pdf for more information.

Please submit your cover letter and resume only for the online application at this time. If you screen in for an interview then you will be contacted by phone and given an allotted period of time to get the required documents before your interview, which would be indicated in an e-mail confirmation with your interview date and time. The original copies of the required documents are mandatory to be brought with you to the interview.

NOTE: In-person interviews are required and will be conducted in Slave Lake, AB the week of 03 June 2019. This competition is being used to fill upcoming and possibly future Sheriff vacancies.

The Recruitment Process:
Applicants will 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.

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: ... 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: ... ment&cf=12

Interview and relocation expenses will not be granted. Selected candidates will attend a 15 week training program in September 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.

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/graduated.

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) - ... rvice.html. 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:
The following Alberta post-secondary institutions host PARE sessions:
-MacEwan University ... /index.htm
-Red Deer College ... SC/7175%20
-Lethbridge College ... nforcement
-Medicine Hat College ... ssservices
For Canada-wide locations of where PARE is offered, please visit: ... e-eng.html

If you require assistance with scheduling/obtaining the PARE, please contact Sgt. Kelly Russell at

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 and resume are submitted in one file.


If you experience technical difficulties applying online, you may submit your cover letter and resume, quoting Job ID #1054570, to the attention of TAM Administrator Oxana Ivanova, 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

Closing Statement
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Tornelco » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:18 pm

I am extremely surprised the Sheriffs would open up a competition when the election is 4 days away!
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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Asad » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:56 pm

Anyone planning on applying to the Alberta Sheriffs this competition?

I'm thinking of applying. Any tips for my cover letter/resume? This will be my first Law Enforcement application.

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby demure84 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:57 am

Missed the April 28th deadline. Any idea if another posting is going to be up in the near future?


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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Tornelco » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:08 pm

demure84 wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:57 am
Missed the April 28th deadline. Any idea if another posting is going to be up in the near future?

I spoke to a recruiter in March and he said they will be hiring again in the fall, like September or something.
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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Asad » Thu May 02, 2019 4:07 pm


I've got an interview first week of June for the AB Sheriffs.

Anyone else apply for this competition?

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby singhs » Thu May 02, 2019 11:36 pm

Asad wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 4:07 pm

I've got an interview first week of June for the AB Sheriffs.

Anyone else apply for this competition?
Congrats on getting the interview call. I am still waiting for it. Do you have any law enforcement experience ?

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby JonathanOVO23 » Sat May 04, 2019 3:51 pm

Anybody else hear back for an interview?

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Patrick9619 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:09 pm

I'm from the UK and I have a question about joining a US police or Sheriff department. I don't have a green card and the only real way for me to obtain one is from an employer. As of right now, I have no qualifications or specific skills. But, if I were to apply to a police academy in the US, would I be considered as a third preference? I.e: A skilled worker (meaning your job requires a minimum of 2 years training or work experience

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