Expression of Interest - Intern Sheriff's Officer

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Closing date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: JUS Sheriff Services

Job Code: 16406

Salary: $67,607 - $80,691

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Department Information

The mandate of the Department of Justice is to administer justice, including policing, community justice, victims services and corrections in the Northwest Territories. This mandate will be carried out in a manner which respects community and aboriginal values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.

Job Information

• Holds the following statutory appointments:
- Deputy Sheriff
- Designation as a Peace Officer
• Must conduct oneself at all times (including outside office hours) in a manner that will not cause the administration of justice to be or be seen to be in disrepute;
• Must at all times ensure that the independence of the judiciary is upheld;
• Must become familiar with provides security for Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Territorial Court and Justice of the Peace Court, and the Courthouse Buildings;
• Learns to interprets rules of court and legislation for members of the legal community, general public and other clients;
• Performs statutory functions with direct supervision;
• Regular contact with public, legal community, judiciary and other clients to provide and receive information;
• Must become familiar with and understand the legal implications/ramifications of issuing and/or filing documents in compliance with legislative requirements and in a timely fashion in order to avoid potential lawsuits against the Courts, Court personnel or the GNWT and the  inherent financial and possible human implications;
• Refers to Court and Civil enforcement policies and procedures, Criminal Code and other legislation;
• Must become familiar with interprets Rules of Court for Court of Appeal, Supreme and Territorial Court;
• Conducts the sales of goods and land with direct supervision;
• Must become familiar with processing document service requests;
• Must become familiar with  ensuring sufficient persons are summonsed for jury selection, assists with jury selection and is responsible for ensuring  security of the jury and that jurors have all necessary amenities for trials with direct supervision;
• Must become familiar with examining documents for filing and/or issuing on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office, in order to determine compliance with legislative requirements (e.g. rules of court, numerous (approximately 25) territorial and federal Acts, Court policies and procedures) so that the documents can form part of the official file within strict time constraints.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Diploma from a recognized post- secondary institution in law enforcement or related field with some previous, increasingly responsible work experience.

A medical certification of fitness to perform the duties associated with position is a requirement.

A bona fide requirement of the position is passing the Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE).


Limited Competition

Intern placements are available to Northern graduates.  A northern graduate is an individual who has graduated with a diploma or degree from a designated post-secondary institution within a 24 month period prior to applying to the Internship Program or will complete all academic requirements for his/her program within 6 months of applying to the Internship Program. Applications to any intern job posting will only be accepted if you are registered to the Internship Program. For more information on the updated Internship Program including eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit 


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Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $34.67 per hour (approximately $67,606.50. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.00.

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 year term.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.


Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.



Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term positions.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 16406     

Closing Date: January 17, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time