Sheriff’s Officer Griffith – Office of the Sheriff NSW

Job Location: Wagga Wagga & Riverina
Employer: Department of Communities and Justice
Full time

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Department of Communities and Justice

Job description:

  • Start your career in law enforcement, security and Court support services
  • Temporary (with the possibility of converting to Ongoing)
  • Package includes salary ($66,298 to $72,077 pa) plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. 
  • Note: Commencing salary for a Probationary Sheriff’s Officer is $60,601 pa (plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading). Following successful completion of on the job/mandatory training, and a 12 month probationary period, salary will then revert to $66,298 pa (plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading)

 Important information about the recruitment process:

  • Applicatons for this role will be assessed as received
  • If successful after shortlist, interviews will be held early December via an online platform
  • 10 week training for this class will commence 14 February 2022 in Sydney, applicants successful for this class will have pre-employment checks commenced prior to end of year
  • Those successful who cannot commence on this training date or if all spots are filled will be placed on a talent pool

A talent pool will be created to fill future temporary and ongoing roles at locations within the Griffith Hub and is valid for a period of up to 18 months


About the 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, Sheriffs 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;
  • 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:

 About you

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).

 Applying for the role

To apply for this role please submit an application online and attach:

  • An up-to-date resume (max 5 pages)
  • A cover letter (max 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role
  • If applicable, complete and attach the Declarable Association Form

 To be considered for progression in the recruitment process, you must provide responses to the two targeted questions.

 Q1. Tell me about 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?

Q2. Tell me about a time when you were asked to do something that you didn’t think was right? What did you do?

 Contact: [email protected] or go to Sheriff’s Officer

 Closing date: Sunday 28 November 2021 (10.30 pm)

 *It is important to note, that you can only apply for a Sheriff’s Officer role with the Office of the Sheriff NSW once in every 12 months and we will withdraw your application if you have applied for the role within the last 12 months.

 If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please call  02 8688 6244 or email [email protected]

 About us

The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is the lead agency under the Stronger Communities Cluster. DCJ works to enable everyone’s right to access justice and help for families through early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community. Stronger Communities is focussed on achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities by providing services that are effective and responsive to community needs. For the first time, the creation of DCJ and Stronger Communities provides an opportunity to focus on prevention and early intervention across both the social welfare and justice systems.

 The Sheriff’s Office together with the Local, District, and Superior Courts are part of the Courts, Tribunals and Service Delivery business centre. There are approximately 1500 staff in the Courts, Tribunals and Service Delivery business centre working in over 164 locations throughout the State.


To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods.

 This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.

 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.

 If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact Mary on 02 8688 6244 or email [email protected] and advise us of your preferred method of communication.

 If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site.

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



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