Sheriff'S Assistant | Full-Time Temporary

Closes: 19 February 2020

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 3
Salary: $64,230 - $69,125 plus superannuation
Position No: 24524
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 05 February 2020
Contact Officer: Simone Peisker on ************** or (02) 6207 0***

Details: ACT Courts and Tribunal is seeking a proactive and enthusiastic Sheriff’s Assistant. This position will start immediately. The Sheriff’s Assistants engage with high level stakeholders, including judiciary and legal practitioners to manage a range of operational functions and services for the ACT Law Courts and Tribunals. The Sheriff’s Office is seeking a motivated person who possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The role has responsibility for:

  • Undertaking court orderly duties within the Courts,
  • Preparation of Court rooms and jury rooms for hearings and managing exhibits,
  • Providing support and guidance to jury panels placed in your charge,
  • Executing and service of court process and preparation of correspondence and reports including updating and maintaining relevant databases,
  • Operation of court-based technology (remote witness equipment, radios, audio visual systems),
  • Providing assistance and information to members of the legal profession and the public,
  • Conducting tours and lectures for schools and members of the public, and
  • Assist in maintaining the safety and security of ACT Courts and Tribunal premises.

The ACT Courts and Tribunal supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply. If you require any further information please contact the Contact Officer.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Sheriff’s Assistants are required to wear a uniform and conform to dress code and personal appearance guidelines. The occupant of this position is required to hold a current driver's licence.

Note: This is a temporary position available for a period of three months with the possibility of permanency.

How to Apply: Please submit a written application of no more than two pages, answering the following questions:

1. What motivates you to work within the Sheriff’s Office?

2. Please provide an example of when you excelled at client services.

The two page response should be written in the form of a pitch and should not specifically address the Selection Criteria within the Position Description. You will also need to provide a current curriculum vitae and contact details of at least two referees.

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This is a temporary position available for a period of three months with the possibility of permanency.

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