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There are currently 10 jobs listed by Courts and Tribunal Services

Meet Ged, Sheriff's Officer

Organisation/Entity: Courts and Tribunal Services
Job Category:
  • Regulatory and Compliance | Enforcement
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region
  • Illawarra & South Coast / Goulburn & Southern Tablelands
  • Illawarra & South Coast / Wollongong & The South Coast
  • Regional NSW / Bathurst & Central West NSW
  • Regional NSW / Dubbo & West NSW
Job Reference Number: 00005DAK
Work Type: Full-Time
Total Remuneration Package: Package includes salary ($60,154 - $65,396 pa), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. Please note that the salary for a Probationary Sheriff’s Officer is $54,983 pa for the first year.
Contact: sheriffrecruitment@justice.nsw.gov.au - Sheriff Recruitment
Closing Date: 02/07/2017 - 11:59 PM

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Meet Ged, Sheriff's Officer 





Tracey Hall (Sheriff of NSW) and Ged at a Sheriff's Officer graduation

Gerard (Ged) gives us an insight into what a work day as a Sheriff's Officer is like.

Before I started

"I had been working with Australian Defence Force but I was looking for a career change to a law enforcement agency with good working conditions and flexible hours. The NSW Sheriff's Office was the only place that met my criteria.

After seven weeks of comprehensive classroom, tactical and on the job training, I was sworn in as a Sheriff's Officer and began working immediately."

Preparing for my day

"I can't tell you what the first thing is I do in the morning when I get to work because it really depends on what role I'm rostered into for that day. Typically, I get changed into my uniform and put on my appointments (handcuffs, OC spray, baton and radio) and then I may proceed to set up the security screening point prior to opening the doors of the court. Or, I may be rostered to field duties for the day which means I'll be checking the warrants and route I'll be taking to make sure it's all in order before getting out on the road."

What I enjoy 

"My favourite parts of the job are dealing with the high security or high profile cases, as well as high risk evictions. I enjoy talking to people, calming them down and walking cleanly away from a situation that could have ended badly.

For people interested in becoming a Sheriff's Officer I'd tell them that there may be a lot of standing and waiting on quiet days but at the same time you always need to be prepared to act at a moment's notice."

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