Sheriff's Officer - Expression of Interest (VPSG2)

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 31/12/2024 (Midnight)
311 days remaining

311 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $56,834 - $72,985

Occupation: Regulatory Governance and Compliance

Reference: DOJ/SOV/EOI23

Reference: DOJ/SOV/EOI23

Occupation: Regulatory Governance and Compliance

Salary Range: $56,834 - $72,985

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

To keep up-to-date with our latest campaigns, complete and submit this expression of interest form. You'll still need to apply when sheriff's officer roles come up, but joining our talent pool means you'll be the first to know about upcoming vacancies!

Taking action to build a fairer community

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.


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

⦿ Bendigo  ⦿ Dandenong  ⦿ Laverton North

⦿ Melbourne CBD  ⦿ Mildura  ⦿ Pakenham

⦿ Ringwood  ⦿ Shepparton  ⦿ Tullamarine  ⦿ Wangaratta   

What we do

Being a sheriff's officer is all about working closely with people to achieve the required outcome in challenging 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 be given the opportunity to apply. 

Please note: this Expression of Interest is not considered a job application and you will still need to apply for an open vacancy.

Sheriff's Officer - Expression of Interest (VPSG2)

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Sheriff's Officer - Expression of Interest (VPSG2)