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Casual, Deputy Sheriff

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Casual Employment, Deputy Sheriff
Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
Open until filled

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Under the direction of the Sheriff, the Deputy Sheriff provides security and administrative services to the Nunavut Court of Justice. The incumbent holds legislated statutory appointments as Deputy Sheriff and Peace Officer. This appointment requires exercise of power, functions and duties in accordance with the law and judicially established practices and procedures. The incumbent provides administrative services, such as writ administration, jury administration and support to travel administration and criminal and civil registry, as required. The incumbent is responsible for the operation, administration and implementation of security systems for the Nunavut Court of Justice in accordance with legislation, judicially established practices and procedures and territorial and national safety and security standards.

The ideal candidate must possess a High School Diploma with one year of office administration experience, and have working knowledge of court administration, finance, and the ability to interpret and apply statutes in accordance with judicially established practices and procedures. You must be able to perform basic bookkeeping functions, manually and electronically. The incumbent must be in good physical health and must be capable of dealing effectively with potentially confrontational situations and be able to provide appropriate security in the courtroom setting. You must have good word-processing skills and the ability to organize diverse tasks to meet regular deadlines and have the ability to learn computerized accounting and court information programs. The ability to communicate in Inuktitut is considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset

Individuals wishing to be considered for casual employment should register with the Department of Finance by providing their resume and criminal records check to the Casual Employment Consultant at the Staffing and Recruitment Office at building 917, backdoor, or by registering by email at

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, knowledge, skills and abilities to formal education and experience requirements will be considered.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220