Sheriff's Officer

Civil Service Commission - Human Resource Operations

Posted Jul 31, 2020 at 09:00 pm Closes Aug 14, 2020 at 09:00 pm

Job Location:
Winnipeg, MB
Job Category:
Job Type:
Term Position
How To Apply:
Mail, E-mail or
Sheriff's Officer
SO1-2 Sheriff Officer
With a possibility of Term Full-Time work frequency.
Manitoba Justice
Sheriff Services, Courts Division
Winnipeg MB
Advertisement Number: 36527
Salary(s):  SO1-2 $21.59 - $27.96 per hour
Closing Date: August 14, 2020
The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).
Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.
An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

These positions are for Winnipeg only. As part of the screening/selection process, all candidates must attend the testing session as provided below to assess suitability, judgement, decision making, problem solving, as well as written communication.

Testing for will take place on August 31-September 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Woodsworth Building located at 405 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB in the main floor cafeteria. Due to COVID -19, we will be following recommended Public Health Guidelines on social distancing and testing capacity will be limited each night. Please indicate your preferred testing night, however we may need to schedule you on another evening.

Applicants are encouraged to provide an email address if available. Please ensure the competition number is included in the subject line or in the body of your email or covering letter. For applicants that are submitting applications via fax or mail, please ensure the competition number is included in the subject line of your cover letter.

Based on satisfactory test results, candidates applying to the competition will be invited for an interview on September 14-25, 2020.

For selected candidates, a mandatory unpaid training program of approximately 3-4 weeks (full days Monday to Friday) is required. The training dates are to be determined. Following successful completion of the training program, candidates will be hired as part-time term Sheriff’s Officers.

Regular full-time positions are then subsequently filled with part-time employees.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • A satisfactory enhanced security check. A Criminal Record Check, Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check are mandatory and must be obtained prior to the commencement of Sheriff’s Officer Training.  Applicants who have a criminal record will not be precluded from the remainder of the competition process, however, may be required to provide a hard copy (Transcript of Convictions) of their criminal record to Human Resource Services. All successful applicants will be subject to a background security clearance check prior to training
  • A satisfactory medical fitness report will be required prior to the commencement of Sheriff’s Officer Training 
  • Full Class 4 Driver’s License (4F)
  • Satisfactory Driver’s Abstract
  • First Aid and CPR (level C) certificates
  • The ability to travel within Manitoba (including small planes)
  • Ability to work extended and flexible hours including short notice call ins is required
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Strong commitment to teamwork
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Written communication skills including report writing abilities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong problem solving, decision making and sound judgement skills
  • Experience working under minimal supervision including handling stress and the unexpected effectively and responsibly
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds

  • Related education, training or experience in law enforcement or a similar field
  • General knowledge of the Court system, related processes and procedures
Responsible for escorting, guarding, transporting and maintaining control of persons in custody.  Maintains order, security and decorum in all courts as required.  Assists in the enforcement of Writs and court orders, including seizures and evictions, delivers various court documents and apprehends persons under bench warrants.  More details of the duties for the Sheriff’s Officer position will be provided during the testing sessions.
Apply Now:
Advertisement # 36527
Manitoba Justice HR
Human Resource Services
1130-405 Broadway
Winnipeg MB, R3C 3L6
Phone:  204-945-3204
Fax: 204-948-7373
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.
Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.
We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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