Court Officer

May 25 2023
Expected expiry date: June 15 2023
Industries Public administration
Categories Management, Administration, Professionals, Support staff
Kirkland Lake, ON • Full time
The Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario Provincial Police, and the Commander North East Region are seeking a qualified individual to join our team. In this exciting, rewarding and challenging opportunity, you will manage court case files for a Detachment, providing liaison services with the court and monitoring the progress of files through the court system. To provide court security services for the detachment and court and to participate in the escort of offenders.

About Us:

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is one of North America's largest deployed police services with more than 5,800 uniformed officers, 2,400 civilian employees and 830 Auxiliary officers. We provide essential services that ensure the safety and security of the people of the Province of Ontario. The OPP is a division of the Ministry of the Solicitor General, the largest operational ministry in the province with a presence in every community across Ontario. We are the largest police service in Ontario and the second largest in Canada.

North East Region spans from Moosonee Detachment in the north, Mattawa Detachment in the east, White River Detachment in the west to the West Parry Sound and Almaguin Highlands Detachments in the south, the North East Region of the OPP encompasses a geographical area (423,173 sq. kilometres). This is larger than several European countries. The North East Region includes the districts of Algoma, Sudbury, Cochrane, Timiskaming, Nipissing, Manitoulin and Parry Sound. OPP North East Region provides policing to over 190,000 permanent residents and to more than 400,000 people when including
temporary/seasonal residents.

The Kirkland Lake Detachment area includes the Town of Kirkland Lake at its core, as well as the communities of McGarry Township, Larder Lake, Gauthier Township, Matachewan and many other unorganized townships. The Kirkland Lake Detachment area has a very diverse and multicultural population with five main communities and Beaverhouse and Matachewan First Nations.

The OPP Values promote always doing the right things for the right reasons, by:

• Interacting with RESPECT, COMPASSION and FAIRNESS.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

To manage court case files for a Detachment, providing liaison services with the court and monitoring the progress of files through the court system. To provide court security services for the detachment and court and to participate in the escort of offenders.

How do I qualify?


• Ability to pass an OPP background/ security investigation.
• Ability to attain and maintain Special Constable status.
• Ability to pass and maintain ongoing Use of Force certification.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of relevant sections of legislation such as the Criminal Code, Young Offenders Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Family Law Act, provincial offenses and municipal by-laws to coordinate court proceedings, prepare briefs and other court documents.

Knowledge of court processes, procedures, operations and scheduling to coordinate and monitor court proceedings.

Knowledge of application software programs to prepare, update and maintain court-related records and to register sex offenders.

Organizational skills to coordinate and track all arrangements and documentation pertaining to detachment case files being processed in court.

Interpersonal, oral & written communication skills. Ability to work in a team environment.

Problem solving skills and ability to make decisions regarding day-to-day case management and document composition, processing and routing.

As part of the OPP Values, ability to maintain the highest degree of integrity, confidentiality and professional discipline while performing your duties as a Court Officer.

Additional Information:

Ensure that you read the job description to make sure you understand this job. Even if you don't meet every requirement in this job description, we still encourage you to apply.

Application Instructions:

Resume / cover letter must be received no later than 11:59 pm on 15-Jun-2023. Submit quoting WIN ID # (if applicable) and file # 23-184 showing how your qualifications, training and experience relate to the position to: A/S/Sgt Ronald Bellefeuille - 26 Duncan Ave North, Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 1H4.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.


The Ontario Provincial Police is dedicated to ensuring open, accessible, equitable and respectful workplaces, and is committed to reflecting the diverse communities it serves. We encourage applications from members of diverse communities, including Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, women, persons from racialized groups, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, those who are able to speak fluently in another language(s), and anyone committed to a rewarding career in public service. The Ontario Provincial Police is an equal opportunity employer and accommodations will be provided in all stages of our hiring processes, as necessary. If you require accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact the hiring manager.

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