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Deputy Sheriff

BC Public Service - Vancouver, BC  grey map iconMap

2 months ago


Applications are now being accepted for the February 2020 Sheriff Recruit Training (SRT) class. NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Applicants interested in the Deputy Sheriff position go through an intense assessment process requiring a commitment to gathering documentation and submitting copies within specific timeframes. You may want to prepare in advance, by registering early for tests, courses, and/or permits to avoid disappointment and missing deadlines. We regret we cannot accommodate extensions to our deadlines.

Overview : What is a Deputy Sheriff

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 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. For more information, please visit the Courthouse Services website. Please be aware not all the locations listed will have vacancies.

In order to progress to the rank of Deputy Sheriff, recruits must successfully complete the Sheriff Recruit Training program (SRT). Graduates will continue with field-based training at their assigned court facility.

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.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace!

We offer extensive training, growth and development opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits package, a pension plan that ranks among the best and a balance between work and other life commitments. We are committed to continuing to be an employer of choice, providing a professional environment where ideas work. For more information, please visit What We Offer.

This role requires a highly effective decision maker, able to remain calm in tense and fast-paced work environment, independent and able to work collaboratively on a dedicated team of professionals, able 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 .

For more information about BC Sheriff Service and the hiring process, please visit our Deputy Sheriff Career Opportunities page. For complete details on this opportunity, please review the attached job profile. For more information about this posting please contact: BCSheriffs@gov.bc.ca or phone: 1.877.372.3456. do not send your application to this email address. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application . If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca before the stated closing time and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.


selection criteria

In order to be considered for this position, you must clearly demonstrate that you meet the selection criteria outlined below

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