• Casual
  • Whyalla

Courts Administration Authority

The Courts Administration Authority is constituted by the Courts Administration Act 1993. The Act established the State Courts Administration Council as an administrative authority independent of executive government and confers on the Council power to provide courts with the administrative facilities and services necessary for the proper administration of justice. Participating courts of the Authority are the Supreme Court, District Court, Environment, Resources and Development Court, Youth Court, Magistrates Court, and the Coroner’s Court.

The Sheriff is a statutory officer appointed pursuant to the Sheriff’s Act 1978 on the recommendation of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Sheriff is responsible for administering the Juries Act 1927 and the Sheriff’s Act 1978 which requires the provision of emergency services to the courts, in-court support, court precinct security, and prisoner security services. The Sheriff is also responsible for the service and execution of civil and criminal processes in South Australia.

Sheriff’s Officers contribute to the provision of a high level of client services to all court users and to the overall security of Courts Administration Authority facilities, administrative personnel, members of the judiciary and other court users.

Special Conditions

There are multiple positions available.

This is a casual position up to 12 months with the possibility of being extended. Salary will be paid for actual hours worked at the OPS2 salary range, plus a casual loading in lieu of sick leave, recreation leave entitlements, and payment for public holidays not worked.

Appointment is under the Courts Administration Act 1993. Terms and Conditions of employment are governed by the Public Sector Act 2009.

This role is identified as a Prescribed Position and the successful applicant is required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) prior to employment with the CAA, which must be renewed every five years before expiry.  WWCC’s can be obtained through the Department of Human Services (DHS) Screening Unit.

Appointment is dependent upon a National Police Certificate that the CAA finds satisfactory. The Sheriff’s Office requires the clearance to specify that the applicant will have unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups.  The application form can be found at https://www.police.sa.gov.au.

As a justice agency, the CAA may receive details of spent convictions as part of any Criminal History Screening and use this information in the selection process.

Incumbents will be provided with training in all aspects of the Sheriff’s Officer role and will be required to participate in ongoing refresher training as per Sheriff’s Office Policy.

Sheriff’s Officers hold an appointment as a security officer pursuant to the Sheriff’s Act 1978.

  • Will be required to wear regulation issue uniform.
  • Is required to hold current certificates in HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, HLTAID010 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support and HLTAID011 Provide First Aid or willing to obtain these certificates.
  • May be directed to work in an alternative location at the discretion of the Sheriff or due to the requirements of the courts.
  • May be required to work outside of the normal hours of work and undertake intrastate travel, this may necessitate overnight absences.

Appointees will be required to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Applications close on 2/12/2022


$35.93 per hour (this includes 25% loading)

How to Apply

All applications to be submitted online via I Work for SA. Search vacancy number 510475 for more information.

For further information about the role and a copy of the Job Profile please refer to the I Work for SA website, or contact Andrew Jacobson, Operations Manager Northern on (08) 8204 0408 or Andy.Jacobson@courts.sa.gov.au

To apply for this job please visit www.seek.com.au.