Relief Sheriff's Officer - Limited to 25 Km of Yellowknife
Government of Northwest Territories
Yellowknife, CA
5d ago

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

Located in Yellowknife, the Relief Sheriff's Officer reports directly to the Manager, Sheriff's Services.

The Relief Sheriff’s Officer provides security for the Courts of the Northwest Territories in accordance with law and judicially accepted practices and procedures.

The Relief Sheriff’s Officer provides protective services 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 Relief Sheriff’s Officer manages juries during trials according to court practices and the Criminal Code. The Relief Sheriff’s Officer performs civil enforcement duties which include conducting seizures, evictions, court ordered sales and service of court orders and legal documents.

The Relief Sheriff’s Officer also manages security and safety of the courthouse cell area and in-custody persons in that area, and provides secure escort to courtrooms within the Yellowknife courthouse.

The Relief Sheriff's Officer holds the following statutory appointments : Deputy Sheriff, Designation as a Peace Officer, Notary Public and an Ex-Officio Deputy Marshall for Federal Court.

The Relief Sheriff's 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 and must at all times ensure that the independence of the judiciary is upheld.

Typically the above qualifications would be attained by :

Certificate or course work in law enforcement with one 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.

Department of Finance

Government of the Northwest Territories



Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106

Fax (867) 873-0445

Note : If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Yellowknife.

Affirmative Action

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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $38.74 per hour to $46.27 per hour (approximately $75,543.00 - $90,227.00.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.00


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

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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 18253

Closing Date : Open Until Filled


This job opening is for a Non-Traditional Occupations. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Relief Worker

This job opening is for a Relief position where there are no established hours of work on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and may be required to report to work on an as and when required basis for facilities where services operate on a daily basis throughout the entire year.

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