This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to current Government of Nunavut employees.
Reporting to the Sheriff, the Deputy Sheriff, Sergeant (D/S Sergeant) is a uniformed Peace Officer accountable for assisting with the day-to-day management and administration of the Sheriff’s Office directly responsible through statutory authority for: security, prisoner management, and civil enforcement duties in relation to the Justice of the Peace Court, Nunavut Court of Justice, and Nunavut Court of Appeal. This position is responsible for the supervision, training, coaching and guidance of Deputy Sheriffs. The D/S Sergeant assigns, supervises and participates in the work of Deputy Sheriff’s performing court security, Provost duties, and civil enforcement duties. This position rotates through assignments supervising court security/provost and civil enforcement and is expected to be able to perform the full range of duties required for each area.
The Incumbent holds the legislated statutory appointment of Deputy Sheriff and acts as a Peace Officer pursuant to Section 2 of the Criminal Code. This appointment requires the exercise of powers, functions and duties in accordance with the law and judicially established practices and procedures. As such, in accordance with legislation, judicially established practices and procedures, and territorial and national safety and security standards the incumbent must be fully aware of and able to implement requirements of various statutes including the Criminal Code of Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Judicature Act, Jury Act, Safety Act, and when assisting with Seizures or Evictions, the Creditors Relief Act, Mechanics Lien Act, Miners Lien Act, Personal Property Security Act, Seizures Act and the Rules of Court.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through completion of a High school diploma (Grade 12) or equivalent (PASS, GED, etc.) with at least two (2) years’ experience as a Deputy Sheriff in Nunavut or in an equivalent position in another jurisdiction with comparable civil enforcement and security obligations. The incumbent must possess a valid Class 5 Drivers License along with the ability to qualify for Class 4 Drivers License.
Experience in front line supervision, coaching and training and completion of a post-secondary certification in police services or law enforcement will be considered as assets.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, and French. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset as well as fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.