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Job Posting: BC Public Service, Deputy Sheriff

BC Public Service
Ministry of Justice
Multiple Locations

Deputy Sheriff


Combine your knowledge of the justice system and effective communication skills in this career building role!

 Salary: $50,857.18 – $57,781.28 annually ($39,575.90 annually for new recruits attending the 14 week Deputy Sheriff Training Program).
This posting is to establish an eligibility list to fill full-time, part-time and temporary positions as they arise in provincial court locations across the province. Applications are now being accepted for the June 2018 recruit class.


What is a Deputy Sheriff?

Deputy Sheriffs provide security services to the Provincial, Supreme and Appeal Courts of British Columbia (44 court locations), as well as planning for and staffing high-security trials at all levels of court. For more information, please visit the Courthouse Services website.

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. 

This key role requires a highly effective decision maker, able to remain calm in tense situations and in a fast-paced work environment. Independent and able to work collaboratively on a dedicated team of professionals, you also have the ability 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. 

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.

For more information about the BC Public Service, please visit What We Offer.


For more information and to apply by January 23, 2018, 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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