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Shift and Training Requirements
Successful applicants will need to attend induction training, which is held in a central location over a six-week period from 9am - 5pm.
Sheriff’s Officers work an eight-day fortnight. Sheriff's Officers are required to work various shifts between the hours of 7am - 9.30pm Monday to Friday and at times beyond these hours. Your manager can request a shift change to meet operational requirements.
What do Sheriff's Officers do?
Sheriff’s Officers are uniformed officers who are mobile and work in the community to enforce the law, warrants and sanctions against people who do not comply with court orders. Sheriff's Officers are motivated to achieve results as part of a large regional team. Some activities are conducted in partnership with other authorities, such as Victoria Police, Vic Roads and the Taxi Directorate.
“As a bailiff of the Supreme Court, I am responsible for the execution of both civil and criminal warrants that are issued from Victorian and Federal Courts. I am proud of the role that I play in the enforcement of warrants and the contribution I make to a fair and just law-abiding society. I spend the majority of my day on the road attending defendant’s houses, businesses and other locations actioning warrants. I have days when I work independently and at other times when I work along side other Officers. I will often be involved in field operations where I work in a team environment with my colleagues and other enforcement agencies such as Victoria Police, the Victorian Taxi Directorate or VicRoads.
The execution of warrants involves a number of varied tasks, determined by the type of warrant and individual circumstances. I receipt monies for unpaid fines, apply sanctions such as wheel-clamping or issuing suspensions for license or motor vehicle registration, coordinate community work permits, seize assets or arrest defendants. This work requires a thorough knowledge of legislation and organisational policies as well as attention to detail.
I work on a roster, which varies according to the team and Region I belong. My working week comprises two day shifts 8:00am – 4:00pm and three night shifts 1:00pm – 8:30pm, with a rostered day off each fortnight.
Each day is different and I am required to use my communication skills to effectively deal with challenging situations. I am required to be flexible because my day to day duties can change on a regular basis, sometimes at short notice.
My role is rewarding and challenging, and satisfying to know I am contributing to a fair and just Victoria.”
Who are we looking for?
The Sheriff's Office looks for people with a wide range of communication and life skills who are keen to be involved in Victoria's justice system as Sheriff's Officers. The ability to exercise tact, discretion and sound judgment when actioning warrants, and to take into account cultural and religious diversity, plays a large part in their everyday work.
Successful candidates will demonstrate:
- excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- experience and expertise in handling conflict
- problem solving and negotiation skills
- a motivated and conscientious approach
- ability to apply procedures and guidelines
- strength to self manage and cope with challenging situations
- empathy and cultural awareness
- computer skills, literacy and numeracy skills
Pre Service Training and Career Development
All new recruits are provided with a comprehensive training program that incorporates both classroom and on the job learning. Successful completion (competence) ensures employees will progress towards attaining a formal qualification of Certificate IV in Government (Court Compliance).
The Department of Justice encourages all staff to continue their learning and development throughout their career. To support this, all locations offer staff the opportunity to undertake additional training, on the job learning and opportunities for advancement. Throughout the first 12 month period, Trainee Sheriff’s Officers are well supported and mentored through their learning pathway.
Salary and Benefits
Sheriff’s Officers currently work varying shifts, between Monday to Friday and within the hours of 7am to 9.30pm. Some flexibility beyond these hours may be required to assist with field operations.
- Trainee Sheriff’s Officers are paid a full-time salary of $42,622 per annum plus superannuation. At the completion of the probationary period and demonstrated competency in executing criminal warrants, the Trainee Sheriff's Officer salary increases to that of a Sheriff’s Officer.
- Sheriff’s Officers are paid a full-time salary of $49,542 per annum plus superannuation. After 12 months of employment, successful completion of the Certificate IV Government and demonstrated competency in executing criminal warrants, the Sheriff’s Officer salary increases to $50,408 per annum plus superannuation.
- Senior Sheriff’s Officers are paid a full-time salary starting at $55,931per annum plus superannuation, which is applicable after 3 years employment and having met the agency’s performance standards.
Please download Sheriffs_Position_Description.pdf for further information.