Full time
Albury Area, NSW
Posted 2 years ago

Here’s a role not strictly investigative, but a great start in the justice system. We’re soon introducing our 10971NAT certificate IV in Justice to our scope to give our students a great pathway into the justice system.

Company description:
Department of Communities and JusticeJob description:

  • Start your career in law enforcement, security and Court support services
  • Temporary (with the possibility of converting to Ongoing)
  • Package includes salary ($66,298 to $72,077 pa) plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Note: Commencing salary for a Probationary Sheriff’s Officer is $60,601 pa (plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading). Following successful completion of on the job/mandatory training, and a 12 month probationary period, salary will then revert to $66,298 pa (plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading)


Important information about the recruitment process:

  • Applications for this role will be assessed and progressed as received – candidates who apply for both Sydney Metro and Regional NSW will be assessed once
  • If successful after shortlist, you will be progressed to assessment via online platforms
  • 10 week training for this class is scheduled to commence mid to late June 2022 at the Office of the Sheriff Training Academy – Parramatta
  • Successful applicants will have pre-employment checks undertaken prior to receiving an offer of a role
  • Those successful who cannot commence on this training date or if all spots are filled will be placed on a talent pool
  • Candidates who are currently progressing through the recruitment process need not re-apply. Your application will be carried forward at the current status.

A talent pool will be created to fill future temporary and ongoing roles at locations across the state and is valid for a period of up to 18 months

About the role

Reporting to the Officer in Charge, sworn uniformed Sheriff’s Officers will be responsible for undertaking law enforcement duties such as serving summonses and enforcing writs, warrants and orders issued out of the various courts.

Working within a strong team environment, Sheriffs Officers’ responsibilities will also include (but will not be limited to):

  • Supporting the efficient operation of the Court by maintaining the security of Court complexes and the safety of people attending these complexes;
  • Undertaking Court-related duties, including the support of jurors;
  • Provide high quality client services and use computer systems to accurately enter data.

All new Sheriff’s Officers will be assigned to their initial centre for the minimum timeframe of their probationary year before being considered for any internal transfers, unless business needs dictate otherwise.

For further details about the role and the recruitment process please access the following information:

About you

We are looking for a mobile and flexible workforce to meet our changing operational needs. Sheriff’s Officers may be required to move between centres to meet work demands and must be willing to work flexible hours between 6:30am and 6:00pm.


To be successful in this position, you must display confidence, resilience, and meet high ethical standards. Having to undertake a wide variety of tasks the ideal candidate will possess excellent time management, communication, organisation, and personal skills. You will be able to think quickly on your feet and have exceptional decision making skills.


To become a Sheriff’s Officer, you must have all of the following:

  • a current NSW Driver Licence
  • a satisfactory National Criminal History Check
  • a current First Aid certificate
  • be physically and medically fit
  • acknowledge that you must successfully complete recertification training every 2 years (or as amended from time to time).


Applying for the role

To apply for this role please submit an application online and attach:

  • An up-to-date resume (max 5 pages)
  • A cover letter (max 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role
  • If applicable, complete and attach the Declarable Association Form


To be considered for progression in the recruitment process, you must provide responses to the two targeted questions.


Q1. Please describe the most challenging or difficult conversation, related to a work situation, that you had to have with someone. Why was it challenging and how did it work out?

Q2. Please give an example of a time when you were asked to do something that you didn’t think was right? What did you do?

Contact: sheriffrecruitment@justice.nsw.gov.au or go to Sheriff’s Officer

Closing date: Monday, 4 April 2022

*It is important to note, that you can only apply for a Sheriff’s Officer role with the Office of the Sheriff NSW once in every 12 months and we will withdraw your application if you have applied for the role within the last 12 months.


If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact Nakali Carrol at Nakali.carroll@justice.nsw.gov.au


About us

Communities and Justice (DCJ) enables services to better work together to support everyone’s right to access justice, support families and strengthen/bolster the promotion of early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community.


Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit

We continue to hire people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+ and other diversity groups.


If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact Nakali Carrol at Nakali.carroll@justice.nsw.gov.au and advise us of your preferred method of communication.

If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site.


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