Sheriff's Officer - Expression of Interest

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?
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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: VIC - Multiple Locations
Reference: VG/SOEOI
Closing Date: 31-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $55,439 - $71,194
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Sheriff's Officer - December 2021 v.4.docx (Word, 541KB)
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Sheriff's Officer - Health Assessment Fact Sheet.pdf (PDF, 356KB)
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Contact: Amy Cartledge
candidatecare@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Sheriff's Officer - Expression of Interest

IT'S IMPORTANT WORK

Sheriff's officers are responsible for enforcing warrants and orders issued by the courts, making members of the public accountable for unpaid fines and contributing to a safer Victoria.

They have the power to demand and collect payments, apply a wheel clamp to a vehicle, seize and remove property for the purpose of sale, and arrest a person named in a warrant.

As a sheriff's officer, on any day you could be working with:

  • someone with years of unpaid traffic fines to get them resolved
  • a company to collect money they owe resulting from a VCAT hearing
  • a homeowner who has ignored requests from their bank to bring their mortgage payments up to date.
  • someone who has failed to appear in court as required.

Every day is different, with new challenges and experiences. Most of the work is outdoors, with a combination of early and late shifts.

This is also one of the best jobs around for work-life balance. We work eight-day fortnights, which means you can look forward to a four-day weekend every second week. You will work either day or afternoon shifts, covering our operational hours of 7am to 9.30pm, across a Monday to Friday roster and you won't work public holidays. Occasionally, special operations may be scheduled at night, on weekends or public holidays. Advance notice will be provided in these circumstances.

To be informed of upcoming sheriff's officer recruitment campaigns at your preferred locations, please complete and submit this Expression of Interest form.

LOCATIONS

Sheriff's Office Victoria may recruit for sheriff's officers throughout the year across multiple state-wide locations in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Currently there are sheriff's officers located in:

Bairnsdale

Ballarat

Bendigo

Box Hill

Broadmeadows

Carlton

Dandenong

Geelong

Mildura

Morwell

Pakenham

Ringwood

Sale

Shepparton

Wangaratta

Warrnambool

Werribee

Wodonga

NOT EVERYONE CAN BE A SHERIFF'S OFFICER

Being a sheriff's officer is all about working closely with people to achieve the required outcome in difficult circumstances.

To be successful in the role, you will need to possess:

  • a genuine interest in people from all walks of life.
  • a strong sense of empathy and respect for others experiencing hardship.
  • resilience to bounce back from bad days and not take comments from members of the public personally.
  • self-confidence and a composure under pressure.

To discover more about what you will do on the job, please go to https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/sheriffrecruitment

When vacancies open, you will be emailed a link to more information about the recruitment process and will be given the opportunity to apply. 

Please note, your Expression of Interest is not considered a job application. As such, you will not be considered until you apply for an open vacancy.


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