Sheriff's Officer - Expression of Interest (VPSG2)

Job posted: 08/02/2021
Applications close: 31/12/2021 (Midnight)
95 days remaining

95 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $54,755 - $70,315

Occupation: Regulatory Governance and Compliance

Reference: DOJ/SOEOI

Reference: DOJ/SOEOI

Occupation: Regulatory Governance and Compliance

Salary Range: $54,755 - $70,315

Work location: Various

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?

Sheriff's Officer - Expression of Interest


Your role as a sheriff's officer is to help people who have outstanding warrants , or court orders to meet their legal obligations. We engage with people or companies who may:

  • have years of unpaid traffic fines
  • have a civil debt owing as a result of a VCAT/court hearing outcome
  • require service of documents, for example, summons
  • have failed to appear in court as required

Your job as a sheriff's officer is to resolve these situations. It's rewarding to get the right outcomes but it's important to do it the right way. Our objective is to have people feel as positive as possible about the outcome and that they were part of the solution.

It starts with having the empathy to acknowledge the challenging situation these people are in, while staying focused on the outcome you're there to achieve. Then it's about how well you communicate the reason for your visit, the outcome you're there to achieve and how you work with them on a way to finalise the matter on the spot.

There are many aspects to our work as sheriff's officers. We work with a wide range of people, no two days are ever the same and your plans can change pretty quickly. This is what makes our time at work so interesting – but it means you need to enjoy variety and change.

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


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:




Box Hill
















This role is all about working closely with people to achieve outcomes in difficult circumstances. So, you'll need to have a real interest in people, be great at communicating and gaining the cooperation of the people you're calling on, while also showing empathy and respect.

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

When vacancies open at the facilities you have listed, 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.