Sheriff’s Officer – Thompson

Sheriff’s Officer – Thompson

SO1-2 Sheriff’s Officer 1-2


With a possibility of Term Full-Time work frequency.

Manitoba Justice

Sheriff Services, Courts Division

Thompson MB

Advertisement Number: 38368

Salary(s):   SO1-2 $21.59 – $27.96 per hour Plus Remoteness Allowance and Northern premium, if applicable.

Closing Date:   December 31, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Please be aware you are responsible for following the Covid-19 Public Health Orders as directed by the Province of Manitoba found at

Have you considered a career in Sheriff Services? NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
A career in justice can be interesting and rewarding – one where you can make a difference. Manitoba Justice is a large department, employing over 3,000 people across the province. The department’s strength comes from its employees. We are committed to building a department that values personal integrity, responsibility, initiative and leadership, and encourages participation and innovation. We are always looking for hard- working people interested in contributing their skills, knowledge and abilities to a wide range of justice professions, services and programs. Training is provided on-site. 

Sheriff Services
If you are interested in a challenging enforcement profession, where sound communication and interpersonal skills are a necessity, then a career in Sheriff Services might be for you. A Sheriffs Officer or Sheriff is not an office job. You may be called upon to work in courtrooms, vehicles, aircraft or various Manitoba Justice offices throughout the province. The public will see you as a uniformed representative of Manitoba Justice.  The Manitoba Sheriff Services provides courtroom security in all court facilities throughout the province, including circuit court locations. Offices are maintained at primary court jurisdictions in Winnipeg, Thompson, Brandon, The Pas, Dauphin and Portage la Prairie.

These positions are for Thompson, Manitoba only. Applicants are encouraged to apply via email if available. When submitting your application via email, fax or mail, please ensure the competition number is included in the subject line.

Based on the outcome of the Application Screening Form stage, candidates applying to the competition will be invited for an interview on January 11 and 12, 2022.

For selected candidates, a mandatory unpaid training program of approximately 3-4 weeks (full days Monday to Friday) is required. Training dates TBA. Following successful completion of the training program, candidates will be hired as part-time term Sheriff’s Officers.  Regular full-time positions are then subsequently filled with part-time employees.

To be considered for this competition, you must submit an Application Screening Form.  Complete the Application Screening Form at the link below.  If you are having difficulty opening the link, you may have to use a different browser. You may also contact Human Resource Services (contact information under “Apply to”) to request a copy of the Application Screening Form.  The selection board will rely only on information provided in this Application Screening Form to determine whether a candidate will be invited for further assessment. . Note that candidates will only be invited to the interview stage if they have satisfactorily met the screening stage (via Application Screening Form). 

To find out more about Remoteness Allowance and Northern premium, please visit (Appendix B)

Fun Facts about Thompson:
Known as the “Hub of the North”, Thompson is one of Manitoba’s more remote destinations. But with waterfalls, wilderness, wolves and more at your fingertips, this Northern city is the perfect place for true adventurers.

Founded in the 1950s, this once-mining-town is now the largest city in Northern Manitoba and a busy gateway to some of the province’s finest landscapes. Now, spectacular outdoor adventure and warm Northern hospitality are two of the main things that make a visit to the Thompson area so special.


CLICK HERE to access the Application Screening Form.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • A satisfactory enhanced security check
  • A Criminal Record Check, Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check are mandatory and must be obtained prior to the commencement of Sheriff’s Officer Training. Applicants who have a criminal record will not be precluded from the remainder of the competition process, however, may be required to provide a hard copy (Transcript of Convictions) of their criminal record to Human Resource Services. All successful applicants will be subject to a background security clearance check prior to training.
  • A satisfactory medical fitness report will be required prior to the commencement of Sheriff’s Officer Training
  • Full Class 4 Driver’s License (4F)
  • Satisfactory Driver’s Abstract
  • First Aid and CPR (level C) certificates
  • The ability to travel within Manitoba (including small planes)
  • Ability to work extended and flexible hours including short notice call ins is required

Please note that this position is designated under current Public Health orders and is required to confirm COVID-19 fully vaccinated status or submit to regular COVID-19 testing


  • Written communication skills
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Strong commitment to teamwork
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Strong problem solving, decision making and sound judgement skills
  • Ability to handle stress and the unexpected effectively and responsibly
  • Effective interpersonal skills including a positive attitude as well as ability to maintain a respectful environment
  • Excellent verbal communication skills

Responsible for escorting, guarding, transporting and maintaining control of persons in custody. Maintains order, security and decorum in all courts as required. Assists in the enforcement of Writs and court orders, including seizures and evictions, delivers various court documents and apprehends persons under bench warrants. More details of the duties for the Sheriff’s Officer position will be provided during the testing sessions.

Interview: A satisfactory Driver’s Abstract, a photocopy of a Criminal Record Check, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Child Abuse Registry Check are mandatory and must be provided (or proof of request provided i.e. receipt) at the time of your interview. Applicants who have a criminal record will not be precluded from the remainder of the competition process, however, may be required to provide a hard copy (Transcript of Convictions) of their criminal record to Human Resource Services should the results indicate that there may or may not be a criminal record.

Training: A medical fitness report will be required prior to the commencement of Sheriff’s Officer Training. A Full Class 4 Driver’s License (4F), First Aid and CPR (level C) certificates are to be provided prior to the completion of training and before an offer of employment can be made.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 38368

Manitoba Justice HR

Human Resource Services

1130-405 Broadway

Winnipeg MB , R3C 3L6

Phone:  204-945-3204

Fax: 204-948-7373

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed by internal applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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