Law Court Sheriff

Posting Date: May 25, 2024

Location: Various Locations, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information
Job Title: Law Court Sheriff 
Job Requisition ID: 57823
Ministry: Public Safety and Emergency Services
Location: Grande Prairie, Hinton, Peace River, High Level, Fort McMurray, High Prairie, St. Paul, Vermilion, Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Wetaskiwin and Medicine Hat

Full or Part-Time: Full-Time

Hours of Work: 38.75 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Permanent
Scope: Open Competition
Closing Date: Ongoing (Talent Pool)
Classification: Sheriff Security Transport 3
Salary:$2,396.62 - $2,970.69 bi-weekly ($62,552 - $77,535/year)


The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:


The Sheriffs Branch is dedicated to promoting safe and resilient communities, performing a wide range of activities in collaboration with other law enforcement and policing partners in Alberta. In addition to the Chief and Head Office, there are six directorates within the Branch: Court & Transport Services (CTS), Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Services (FWES), Investigation Services (IS), Protection and Communication Services (PCS), Operational Support Services (OSS) and Sheriff Highway Patrol Services (SHPS).


This competition will be used to fill current and future vacancies for permanent Sheriff, Court and Transportation Services positions. 


Candidates who are successful in the selection process will be placed in a Talent Pool. 


The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities.

Role Responsibilities

** Please read the entire Job Ad before applying, as it contains pertinent information**

Are you interested in becoming part of Alberta’s law enforcement team? Do you consider yourself to be professional, ethical, dedicated, and team oriented? If so, this opportunity may be for you! Sheriffs Branch Court & Transport Services directorate is currently seeking new Law Court Sheriffs at various locations across Alberta. 

Law Court Sheriffs are based out of Grande Prairie, Hinton, Peace River, High Level, Fort McMurray, High Prairie, St. Paul, Vermilion, Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Wetaskiwin and Medicine Hat (there may not be vacancies in all of these locations.)

A Law Court Sheriff is an entry level position, which can lead to opportunities in other directorates across the Branch. Please see for more information.

As a Law Court Sheriff you will provide a secure and armed presence within Alberta court facilities. In addition, you will ensure the safety and security of all persons within the above assigned areas including the judiciary, government employees and officials, as well as members of the public.

Specific duties include:

  • Escorting prisoners to and from various facilities
  • Assisting with out of province prisoner escorts
  • Screening persons entering courthouses
  • Monitoring courtrooms and supervising prisoners attending court
  • Supervising prisoners within holding cells ensuring care, custody, and control
  • Providing security services for special events and conferences
  • Patrolling designated facilities


As a representative of the Alberta Sheriffs Branch, you must maintain a high level of professionalism and reliability, and be able to demonstrate sound judgment and excellent problem solving skills when interacting with challenging individuals in volatile situations. A high degree of integrity and maturity is essential for this role as well as confident and sound decision-making skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential in this role, as you will interact with various internal and external stakeholders and members of the public.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. 

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.


Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, manage resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.

Develop Networks: Proactively building networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.

Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.

Systems Thinking: The work done within the APS is part of a larger integrated and inter-related environment. It is important to know that work done in one part of the APS impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside the APS. Systems thinking allows us to keep broader impacts and connections in mind.


A minimum of a two-year diploma is required. A post-secondary diploma, degree, or journeyman certification in any field may be considered. 


Preference will be given to educational credentials in the areas of law enforcement, criminal justice, justice studies, sociology, psychology or comparable programs. 


Preference will be given to applicants with journeyman qualifications in mechanics or heavy-duty mechanics or comparable programs.


At least two years of progressively responsible related experience is also required. 


Equivalencies will be considered on the basis of one year of experience for one year of education or one year of education for one year of experience.


Candidates with less experience and education may be considered at a lower classification and salary. 


Experience interacting with the public in a problem-solving role is an asset. Examples that may be considered include working in a bank, restaurant, hospital, school, working with vulnerable populations, etc. 


Experience in any supervisory or leadership position that oversees a team and provides a service to clients is an asset.


This position works Monday to Friday, 38.75 hours per week.

Candidates are required to identify their desired location preferences when applying.

Northern Alberta assignments may be eligible for an Attraction Bonus, Northern Allowance and/or Retention Bonus depending on the work location assigned.  Please visit the attached link for more details:

What We Offer:


The Recruitment Process:


Applicants may be contacted for a pre-interview discussion for clarification of resume and required documents. This will also allow us an opportunity to get to know the applicant prior to starting the interview process. 
As part of the recruitment process, you are required to submit the following with your resume:


  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR - Level C (must be valid until January 2025)
  • A current “Level C” certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) 
  • Must have standards equivalent to those of the Canadian/American Heart and Stroke Foundation.
  • A 10-year commercial Driver’s Abstract (issued within 3 weeks of application) 
  • Proof of valid AB Class 4 Driver’s License (or equivalent)
  • A good driving record is essential (maximum of five demerits). You must be comfortable operating a vehicle in busy driving conditions.
  • IQAS or other standard equivalency certificate for educational credentials granted outside of Canada

Further documentation will be required as you progress through the subsequent stages of recruitment:


  • Successful completion of Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE) of 4 minutes and 45 seconds or less
  • Criminal record check including vulnerable sector check
  • Enhanced security clearance
  • Criminal Conviction: You must not have a criminal conviction for which a pardon has not been granted.
  • Personal Disclosure Questionnaire (PDQ)
  • Psychological assessment

Further testing and interviews will be required as part of the recruitment process. 

Notes Continued

Final candidates will be required to complete security clearances and background checks and must be eligible for appointment as a Peace Officer. For more information on the Peace Officer Program, please visit the following link:

Final candidates for this position will be required to complete a pre-employment psychological assessment and must be deemed suitable for employment as a peace officer. For more information on the pre-employment psychological assessment, please visit the following link:


Interview and relocation expenses will not be granted. Successful candidates must attend paid training program and must successfully complete this program to be eligible for permanent appointment. 


Resume Instructions:

For employment experience, please indicate on your resume the duration of each job held (month and year), along with the employment status (full-time, part-time, casual). For academic achievements, please specify your major, length of program and confirmation the program was completed/graduated. 

Applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed should obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) - 


Applicants should include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

To begin or continue working for the Government of Alberta, you must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have a valid work permit issued by the Government of Canada.

How To Apply
Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience, and relevant examples of required competencies.

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit for more information. Please visit Recruitment Principles, for more information.

It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)( or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information (
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile and/or require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Gurleen Sidhu at