Job requirements

Find out if you have what it takes to be a sheriff.

Qualifications

Communications Officer

  • one-year certificate in a related field
    OR
  • 1 year combined of directly related education and / or experience

Law Courts Sheriff / Legislature Sheriff (both entry level)

  • two-year diploma in a related field
    OR
  • 2 years combined of directly related education and / or experience
    OR
  • journeyman with 1 year of related experience

Law Courts Sheriff / Legislature Sheriff / Surveillance Sheriff / Traffic Sheriff

  • two-year diploma in a related field plus 2 years of progressively responsible related experience
    OR
  • 4 years combined of directly related education and / or experience
    OR
  • journeyman with 3 years of related experience

Law Courts Sergeant / Traffic Sergeant

  • two-year diploma in a related field plus 5 years of progressively responsible related experience
    OR
  • 7 years combined of directly related education and / or experience
    OR
  • journeyman with 6 years of related experience

Requirements

  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or eligible to work in Canada
  • valid Alberta Class 4 driver’s licence (Class 5 for communications officer positions)
  • current driver’s abstract
  • current standard first aid (Level C) and CPR certification (adult, child and infant)
  • current and clear criminal records check
  • proof of successful completion of either the Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE) test or a sanctioned equivalent physical test – in 4 minutes 45 seconds or less in the last 3 months. (This does not apply to communications officer positions.)
  • eligible for appointment as a peace officer under the Peace Officer Act
  • eligible to qualify for firearms certification (does not apply to communications officer positions)

Skills and abilities

  • high degree of integrity and maturity
  • sound judgement and common sense
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • function effectively in a team environment
  • confident problem solving and decision making skills
  • strong leadership and role model abilities
  • able to function effectively in a potentially hostile work environment
  • basic computer proficiency and keyboarding skills
  • able to accommodate shift work, which includes weekends and holidays