Alberta Sheriff Applicant Thread

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Alberta Sheriff Applicant Thread

Postby Sierra Tango22 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:25 am

As our Brothers and Sisters in BC have done.

Any questions regarding Alberta Sheriffs' application process can be answered here.
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Re: Alberta Sheriff Applicant Thread

Postby sam89 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:21 pm

Sierra Tango22 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:25 am
As our Brothers and Sisters in BC have done.

Any questions regarding Alberta Sheriffs' application process can be answered here.
Hi there,
When is the next competition for Alberta Sheriffs?

Thanks

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Re: Alberta Sheriff Applicant Thread

Postby Optimus_Prime » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:16 am

i too would like to know the same.

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Re: Alberta Sheriff Applicant Thread

Postby Sierra Tango22 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:51 pm

Optimus_Prime wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:16 am
i too would like to know the same.
I will do some asking around this week.
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Re: Alberta Sheriff Applicant Thread

Postby canada1867 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:00 pm

Hi. Any update as to when the next Alberta Sheriff competition will be?
Thank you

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Re: Alberta Sheriff Applicant Thread

Postby Sierra Tango22 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:18 pm

Law Court Sheriff Job has been posted on the Government of Alberta job page.

Closes Dec 10th

There are two seperate postings. one for the main centres, and one for the rural areas north.
I suggest, if you have no preference to apply to both.

https://www.hrextcg.alberta.ca/psc/HREX ... A&siteId=1

If you have any questions, feel free to DM me.

Good Luck.
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Re: Alberta Sheriff Applicant Thread

Postby Sierra Tango22 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:18 am

Job Description
Job Title: Law Court Sheriff
Job ID: 1055987
Location: Calgary;Edmonton;Lethbridge;Red Deer;Wetaskiwin

Scope
Open Competition

Closing Date
December 10, 2019

Classification
Sheriff, Security and 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

The Sheriff's Branch plays a lead role in the Ministry's commitment to promote safe and secure communities throughout the province. The Sheriff's Branch is responsible for several areas including: traffic safety patrols and enforcement, warrant apprehension services, investigations, surveillance services, Government facilities and provincial courthouses security, prisoner management and transport services, and executive and judiciary security services.

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

Role
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 and Prisoner Transport 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): Edmonton, Calgary, Wetaskiwin, Red Deer and Lethbridge.

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.

Qualifications
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.

Directly related experience in law enforcement and/or security is preferred. Experience providing security services in courthouses or other government buildings is an asset. Experience using electronic equipment to perform security screening is an asset.

You must be eligible for appointment as a Peace Officer. For more information on eligibility and the Peace Officer program, please visit the following link:
https://www.solgps.alberta.ca/programs_ ... fault.aspx

Competencies
The Alberta Public Service Competency Model forms the foundation for our talent management programs, including our recruitment and selection decisions. Candidates that are selected for an interview will be required to demonstrate the Alberta Public Service (APS) competencies critical to this role.

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.

For more information on the APS Competency Model, please visit:
http://www.psc.alberta.ca/apscompetencies

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

Notes
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) Edmonton, Calgary, Wetaskiwin, Red Deer and Lethbridge.

What we offer:

Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/employees/doclist7.cfm

Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca

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 October 2020)

- Criminal Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector check (Issued within three months of application submission)

- Current Driver's Abstract

- Valid AB Class 4 Driver's License (or equivalent)


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 University https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/CampusServic ... /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 College https://www.mhc.ab.ca/services/healthan ... 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 have any questions about the PARE, please contact Sgt. Kelly Russell at alberta.sheriffs@gov.ab.ca

Final candidates will be required to undergo security clearances and 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: https://myaps.alberta.ca/Pages/My-HR/Co ... sment.aspx

In-person interviews are mandatory and will be conducted in Edmonton and Calgary, AB in February 2020.

Interview and relocation expenses will not be granted. Successful candidates must attend a 15 week paid training program in June 2020 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
Online applications are preferred. To apply online, users will be required to have an online account: https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-onlin ... ation.aspx

As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file, using the following naming convention: Lastname,Firstname_JobID1055987. Your email address, phone number and Job ID #1055987 must be included in your cover letter/resume.

Applicants are advised to provide information in their application that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements. In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Please also indicate whether your work experience was casual, part-time or full-time. For example: January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hr shifts/week). 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) - http://work.alberta.ca/immigration/inte ... rvice.html. Applicants should include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please submit your application in one file, to Elena Lazar, Talent Acquisition Administrator via email to JSG.HRServices@gov.ab.ca.

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.

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. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If this competition has closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

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

Postby Sierra Tango22 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:21 am

Job Description
Job Title: Law Court Sheriff
Job ID: 1055990
Location: High Level;High Prairie;Slave Lake;Vermilion

Scope
Open Competition

Closing Date
December 10, 2019

Classification
Sheriff, Security and 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

The Sheriff's Branch plays a lead role in the Ministry's commitment to promote safe and secure communities throughout the province. The Sheriff's Branch is responsible for several areas including: traffic safety patrols and enforcement, warrant apprehension services, investigations, surveillance services, Government facilities and provincial courthouses security, prisoner management and transport services, and executive and judiciary security services.

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

Role
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 and Prisoner Transport 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): Vermilion, High Prairie, Slave Lake, High Level.

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.

Qualifications
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.

Directly related experience in law enforcement and/or security is preferred. Experience providing security services in courthouses or other government buildings is an asset. Experience using electronic equipment to perform security screening is an asset.

You must be eligible for appointment as a Peace Officer. For more information on eligibility and the Peace Officer program, please visit the following link:
https://www.solgps.alberta.ca/programs_ ... fault.aspx

Competencies
The Alberta Public Service Competency Model forms the foundation for our talent management programs, including our recruitment and selection decisions. Candidates that are selected for an interview will be required to demonstrate the Alberta Public Service (APS) competencies critical to this role.

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.

For more information on the APS Competency Model, please visit:
http://www.psc.alberta.ca/apscompetencies

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

Notes
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) Vermilion, High Prairie, Slave Lake, High Level.

What we offer:

Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/employees/doclist7.cfm

Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca

Leadership and mentorship programs

Professional learning and development

Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

Incentives for Northern positions - https://www.alberta.ca/premium-pay-directive.aspx




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 October 2020)

- Criminal Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector check (Issued within three months of application submission)

- Current Driver's Abstract

- Valid AB Class 4 Driver's License (or equivalent)


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 University https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/CampusServic ... /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 College https://www.mhc.ab.ca/services/healthan ... 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 have any questions about the PARE, please contact Sgt. Kelly Russell at alberta.sheriffs@gov.ab.ca

Final candidates will be required to undergo security clearances and 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: https://myaps.alberta.ca/Pages/My-HR/Co ... sment.aspx

In-person interviews are mandatory and will be conducted in Slave Lake, AB in February 2020.

Interview and relocation expenses will not be granted. Successful candidates must attend a 15 week paid training program in June 2020 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
Online applications are preferred. To apply online, users will be required to have an online account: https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-onlin ... ation.aspx

As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file, using the following naming convention: Lastname,Firstname_JobID1055990. Your email address, phone number and Job ID #1055990 must be included in your cover letter/resume.

Applicants are advised to provide information in their application that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements. In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Please also indicate whether your work experience was casual, part-time or full-time. For example: January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hr shifts/week). 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) - http://work.alberta.ca/immigration/inte ... rvice.html. Applicants should include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please submit your application in one file, to Elena Lazar, Talent Acquisition Administrator via email to JSG.HRServices@gov.ab.ca.

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.

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. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If this competition has closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

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

Postby Optimus_Prime » Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:19 pm

Thank you very much for that.
I can't help but notice that the closing date says 10 Dec however the posting is still active....

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Re: Alberta Sheriff Applicant Thread

Postby Sierra Tango22 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:49 am

Optimus_Prime wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:19 pm
Thank you very much for that.
I can't help but notice that the closing date says 10 Dec however the posting is still active....
It was extended to the 16th.
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Re: Alberta Sheriff Applicant Thread

Postby Optimus_Prime » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:56 am

excellent, thank you.

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Re: Alberta Sheriff Applicant Thread

Postby MattBlue » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:33 pm

Hello fellow applicants. Any word on interviews?

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Re: Alberta Sheriff Applicant Thread

Postby Optimus_Prime » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:46 pm

too early....probably won't be until Jan.

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Re: Alberta Sheriff Applicant Thread

Postby MattBlue » Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:16 pm

Makes sense with the extension. I'm just an eager beaver I guess, thought Christmas might come early with an interview :mrgreen:

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Re: Alberta Sheriff Applicant Thread

Postby JonathanOVO23 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:07 am

Anyone hear anything back yet ?


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