Sheriff’s Officer

Sheriff’s Officer

SO1-2 Sheriff Officer 1-2


With a possibility of Term Full-Time work frequency

Manitoba Justice

Sheriff Services, Courts Division

Brandon MB

Advertisement Number: 36083

Salary(s):   SO1-2 $21.59 – $27.96 per hour

Closing Date:   October 1, 2020

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.

As part of the screening / selection process, all candidates must attend a testing session on the date noted below to assess suitability, judgment, decision making, problem solving as well as written communication.

  • Testing will take place on October 6  and 7, 2020 at 2:45 pm and 5:00 pm at the:

               Brandon Court House

               1104 Princess Ave
               Brandon, MB R7A 0P9

Applicants are encouraged to provide an email address if available. Please ensure the competition number is included in the subject line or in the body of your email or covering letter. For applicants that are submitting applications via fax or mail, please ensure the competition number is included in the subject line of your cover letter.
Based on satisfactory test results, candidates applying to the competition will be invited for an interview.

  • Brandon – starting the week of October 19, 2020.

For selected candidates, a mandatory unpaid training program of approximately 3-4 weeks (full days Monday to Friday) is required.

  • Brandon training will begin on November 16, 2020.

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.

Masks are mandatory for stages in the recruitment process (testing, interview and training).  Note that masks are mandatory for all Court locations as it is considered as a public indoor space. Please also bring your own pens and pencils as required.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • A satisfactory enhanced security check (All successful applicants will be subject to a background security clearance check prior to training)
  • 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. 
  • A satisfactory medical fitness report must also be completed prior to the commencement of training
  • Full Class 4 Driver’s License (4F)
  • Satisfactory Driver’s Abstract
  • First Aid and CPR (level C) certificates
  • Ability to travel within Manitoba (including small planes)
  • Ability to work extended and flexible hours including short notice call ins


  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Strong commitment to teamwork
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Written communication skills including report writing abilities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong problem solving, decision making and sound judgment skills
  • Experience working under minimal supervision including handling stress and the unexpected effectively and responsibly
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.


  • Related education, training or experience in law enforcement or a similar field
  • General knowledge of the Court system, related processes and procedures

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.
Please be present at least 30 minutes prior to the start time for registration. You will be required to provide a photocopy of both parts or both sides (if you have a 1 piece license) of a Full Class 5 driver’s license (5F).  Applicants who do not have a Full Class 5 driver’s license (5F) or fail to provide a photocopy of their driver’s license will not be eligible to participate in the testing process.   Class 5 Intermediate (5I) or Learner’s licenses (5L) will not be acceptedIt is preferable if you can provide a photocopy of a valid Class 4 driver’s license.

A satisfactory Driver’s Abstract, a photocopy of a Criminal Record Search, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Child Abuse Registry Check are mandatory and must be provided (or proof of request provided ie 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.
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 # 36083

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. 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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