Ask a Sheriff

Discuss the educational and physical requirements, testing process and background phase involved in the hiring process. Includes the experiences and advice of current and past applicants. All agency application related questions belong here.
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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby noanykey » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:50 am

Duke878 wrote:I sent in my application 2nd week of September but haven't heard anything back.. anyone else in the same boat?


Don't wanna derail the other Sheriff's thread.

There is a BC Sheriff section a few posts down. In regards to your app, you may be considered for the June 20th class.

But please respond the BC Sheriff section..
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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby modi13 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:21 am

Any word on hiring? I figured the RCMP's surge in recruitment would suck up at least a few Sheriffs. Are competitions always preceded by postings on social media?

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby tenacity » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:10 pm

modi13 wrote:Any word on hiring? I figured the RCMP's surge in recruitment would suck up at least a few Sheriffs. Are competitions always preceded by postings on social media?

For Alberta Sheriffs?

Initially the hope was two classes in 2017, but budgetary cuts, I am told, changed that. There is a possibility of a fall class, but the spring 2017 plans are cancelled.

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby saad97 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:40 pm

Hey guys, I'm currently in Lethbridge college doing criminal justice. I was just wondering do you need Class 4 or Class 5 license for Alberta Sheriff.


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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby HiPowered » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:52 pm

A Class 4 license is required.

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby saad97 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:45 pm

Oh I see. Also what is the salary like for a new recruit?

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby tenacity » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:37 pm

saad97 wrote:Oh I see. Also what is the salary like for a new recruit?

You have the same pay for the first year, training is paid regular pay.

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby saad97 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:17 pm

tenacity wrote:
saad97 wrote:Oh I see. Also what is the salary like for a new recruit?

You have the same pay for the first year, training is paid regular pay.


Oh sorry I meant like the yearly salary, I can't find that information on their website.

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby kasiero » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:15 am

If spring class was cancelled when will the competition for the fall class
open up any insight from current members would be much appreciated :thumbsup:

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Sierra Tango22 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:31 pm

Law Courts Sheriff posting is up on the Government of Alberta website.

Closes May 1 2017.

Good luck to those who apply.
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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Sierra Tango22 » Mon May 01, 2017 9:26 am

Posting is closing today


Job Title: Law Court Sheriff
Job ID: 1041877
Location: Calgary;Drumheller;Edmonton;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
May 1, 2017

Classification
Sheriff, Security & Transport 2 (SST2)

Ministry
Alberta 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 and Legislature and Government Centre Security are currently seeking highly qualified candidates to fill multiple Law Court and Legislature Security Sheriff vacancies throughout the province of Alberta.

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

Diminish threat of intimidation of all persons within the above assigned areas including:
o The Judiciary
o Government Employees and Officials
o Visitors and Users

Duties include:
- Prisoner escorts to and from various facilities
o Assistance with out of province prisoner escorts
- Monitoring courtrooms
- Screening persons entering courthouses
- Provide specialized and competent physical security services for special events and conferences
- Supervising prisoners who are attending court
- Supervision of prisoners within holding cells ensuring care, custody, and control
- Patrolling designated facilities

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 (i.e. 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:
1. PARE Test (pass time of 4 minutes 45 seconds or faster, issued within the past three months)
2. Current Standard First Aid/ CPR - Level C (Adult, Child, Infant - must not expire before training class begins in September 2017)
3. Valid Class 4 Driver's License (or equivalent license if you are applying from out-of-province)
4. 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 note that in-person interviews only are required, in either Edmonton or Calgary, AB.
This ad will be used to fill the September 2017 Sheriff Induction Class.


Please click here for PARE information: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/prepare-for-pare
Please note that the following Alberta post-secondary institutions hold PARE sessions:
o MacEwan University http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/CampusService ... /index.htm
o Red Deer College http://rdc.ab.ca/continuing-education/c ... SC/7175%20
o Lethbridge College http://www.lethbridgecollege.ca/conted/ ... nforcement
o Medicine Hat College https://www.mhc.ab.ca/services/healthan ... ssservices
Please refer to this website for more Canada Wide locations http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/job-emploi/b ... e-eng.html
If you have been invited to interview, and have had difficulties obtaining a PARE, please inform us in your response for further assistance.


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 and Legislature Security 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: 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 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 begin in September, 2017. 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.psc.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.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 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 #1041877 MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION.

If you experience technical difficulties applying online, you may submit your cover letter and resume, quoting Job ID #1041877, to the attention of Anita Virdi, 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.

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. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition. 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 KJC33 » Mon May 01, 2017 9:22 pm

Hey

If anyone has been through the process coming from Ontario and with a family please send me a PM.

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Sierra Tango22 » Tue May 02, 2017 3:39 pm

Class is slated for Sept if accepted
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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Cdking » Tue May 02, 2017 6:16 pm

Hi,
Regarding BC Sheriff. Can anyone supply information about training allowances - as in how much do they contribute to living costs for those who do not live in the lower mainland. Do they already have approved accomidations in New West and do you have to top up for the monthly short term rental.... Any information for an out of town recruit would be very helpful. Also, do you do your on-the-job training in the lower mainland or in the city you will be transferring? I know you get a training salary but the living allowance info is a bit scarce.
Thank you very much
June20, 2017

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Re: Ask a Sheriff

Postby Rareform » Tue May 02, 2017 7:49 pm

Cdking wrote:Hi,
Regarding BC Sheriff. Can anyone supply information about training allowances - as in how much do they contribute to living costs for those who do not live in the lower mainland. Do they already have approved accomidations in New West and do you have to top up for the monthly short term rental.... Any information for an out of town recruit would be very helpful. Also, do you do your on-the-job training in the lower mainland or in the city you will be transferring? I know you get a training salary but the living allowance info is a bit scarce.
Thank you very much
June20, 2017


Hi CdKing,

Your questions about BC Sheriffs are best directed at this thread specifically for BC Sheriffs.

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=32675.

I have a little bit of this information, so I will PM it to you. Please keep in mind, I am not a Sheriff.
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