NSW Department of Communities and Justice

Sheriff's Officer - Grafton - NSW Sheriff's Office

NSW Department of Communities and Justice

Mar 11th, 2023
$ 67,975 - 73,901 / Year
The DCJ commenced on 1 July 2019.

The new NSW Government brought together the departments of FACS and Justice.

The DCJ is the lead agency in the new Stronger Communities Cluster.

The new department will enable services to better work together to support everyone's right to access justice and other help for families, and strengthen/bolster the promotion of early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community.
Sydney, Australia
Division: Courts, Tribunals and Service Delivery

Location: Grafton, NSW, AU, 2460

Req ID: 59475

  • Start your career in law enforcement, security and Court support services
  • Diverse and inclusive organisation with opportunities for career progression
  • Access to generous leave entitlements and fitness passport
  • Salary – $67,975 – $73,901 pa + super and annual leave loading
  • Note: Commencing salary for a Probationary Sheriff’s Officer is $62,134 pa + super and annual leave loading. Following successful completion of on the job/mandatory training, and a 12 month probationary period, salary will then revert to $67,975 pa

Your 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, Sheriff’s 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
  • Undertake law enforcement duties in compliance with relevant legislation, policies and procedures including enforcing writs, warrants and orders issued out of the various courts
  • 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:

  • Role Description
  • Sheriff’s Officer Introduction Booklet

What we’re looking for

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).

To learn more about the physical requirements of the role, please visit – Sheriff’s Officer Careers

Are you ready to join us?

Attach an up-to-date résumé (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) with an outline of your qualifications and how you meet the requirements of the role. Please provide a detailed response to the following pre-screen questions:

  • 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? (max 500 words)
  • 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? (max 500 words)

If applicable, download – complete and attach the Declarable Association Form

If applicable, download – complete and attach the Criminal Record Declaration Form

Important information about the recruitment process:

  • Applications for this role will be assessed and progressed as received
  • If successful after shortlist, you will be progressed to assessment via online platforms
  • 10-week training for this class is scheduled to commence May 2023at the NSW Sheriff’s Training Academy – Parramatta
  • The 10-week training course will include:
    • Morning tea & lunch provided
    • Regional recruits will be provided with accommodation & travel arrangements
    • 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 to fill future temporary and ongoing roles at locations across the state and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.

Applications close – 11.59pm – Friday, the 24th of March 2023

Got a question?

For more information about the role or what it’s like to work for DCJ, please contact [email protected]

If you’ve got a question about applying or require an adjustment in the recruitment process, please, call contact [email protected]

We do work that really matters

Working for the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) provides lots of opportunities to make a real difference. We collaborate with other agencies and community partners, to improve lives and realise the potential of children, adults, families and communities. We’re focused on breaking, rather than managing, disadvantage. It’s work that really matters.

Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit

We continue to hire great 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+, culturally and linguistically diverse people, carers and other diversity groups.

To find out what DCJ are doing to build an inclusive and diverse workforce, visit our careers site.

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach NSW Department of Communities and Justice directly to request this, as we're not responsible for the employer's application process.

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