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Job Opportunity: Deputy Sheriff (British Columbia)

BC Public Service
Ministry of Attorney General
Multiple Locations across British Columbia

Deputy Sheriff

Are you a positive, motivated individual seeking an exciting, career building opportunity?

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

This posting will be used to fill FULL-TIME positions across the province. Applications are now being accepted for the October 2019 Sheriff Recruit Training (SRT) class.

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 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. 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 environments. You are independent and able to work collaboratively on a dedicated team of professionals; and will be required to train staff and provide technical and procedural advice and guidance. 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. For more information about BC Sheriffs Services careers and the hiring process, please visit our Deputy Sheriff Career Opportunities page.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • 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:
    • High school diploma (e.g. Dogwood Diploma B.C.); or
    • Adult graduation diploma (e.g. Adult Dogwood B.C.); or
    • GED certificate obtained between 1973 and 2014; or
    • 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

For more information and to apply by April 28, 2019, please go to:

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.

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