Expression of Interest - Bilingual Sheriff's Officer and Sheriff's Officer

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Justice
Job ID: 17884
Salary: $75,543 - $90,227
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Dec 8, 2019

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 indigenous values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.

Job Information

A Developmental Transfer Assignment Opportunity
Bilingual Sheriff’s Officer and Sheriff’s Officer
Open to GNWT Term and Indeterminate Employees

The positions are locate in Yellowknife and reports directly to the Manager, Sheriff Services.

The Sheriff’s Officer provides security for the Courts of the Northwest Territories in accordance with law and judicially accepted practices and procedures. The Sheriff’s Officer provides protective service for the judiciary, court staff, members of the public and the jury, in the courtroom and while on court circuit and building security in court facilities. The Sheriff’s Officer manages juries during trials according to court practices and the Criminal Code. The Sheriff’s Officer performs civil enforcement duties which include conducting seizures, evictions, court ordered sales and service of court orders and legal documents. The Sheriff’s Officer also manages security and safety of the courthouse cell area an in-custody persons in that area, and provides secure escort to courtrooms within the Yellowknife courthouse.

Typically, the qualifications for these positions are attained by a certificate or coursework in law enforcement with one (1) year of practical experience in a court security or enforcement environment.

The incumbent must have or be able to obtain a valid Class 4 driver’s license, First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certificates within six (6) months of the transfer into the position.

A bona fide requirement of the position is passing the Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE) within six (6) months of the transfer into the position.

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

The Bilingual Sheriff’s Officer position requires the candidate to be fluent both orally and written in both French and English. Please ensure to clearly identify on your application your ability to communicate in both French and English.

More Information

Criminal Records Check

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

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.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $38.74per hour to $46.27 per hour (approximately $75,543.00 - $90,226.00) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.00.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 17884

Closing Date: December 8, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity please contact Cory Pond, Manager, Sheriff Services by email at


This Expression of Interest is for a Non-Traditional Occupation.  Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.