Court Security Officer – Hawera – Ministry of Justice

Te āhuatunga a te tūranga/About the Role
As Court Security Officers we take pride in serving our community by providing a safe and secure environment for people to gain access to the justice system, without fear of intimidation or violence. Our roles have variety and we get great satisfaction in our work. We interact, assist and build relationships with diverse groups of people every day, to provide a safe and secure court environment.
We receive great training, sharing our knowledge and experience across our national network which supports us becoming successful in our careers.
Strong team camaraderie comes with the job. We trust and support each other to deliver an excellent service. We work hard, enjoy a good laugh and have each other’s backs. A place you can be yourself!

This will be an overview of your role:
Engaging and building relationships with a diverse range of people
Security screening, operating and maintaining CCTV and electronic access systems
Interacting with other agencies (i.e. Police, Corrections) to ensure smooth court operations
Patrolling public areas and carrying out building security checks, responding to duress alarm activations and identifying and responding appropriately to security incidents
As part of this role you will be supported with a full induction programme and training. Full Time roles are 40 hours a week and Part Time roles are 20 hours a week. There may be some paid overtime available when extra cover is required. Rostered hours may include a minimum 4-hour shift on Saturdays.

He pūkenga tou/Skills and Experience
Judges, staff, contractors, stakeholders and customers come through our Court doors every day. Ensuring their safety is vital, and that’s why we’re looking for the right person with the right skills and experience to join our Court Security Team:

People oriented
Technology Savvy
Able to de-escalate conflict
Physically able to engage in full contact Officer safety, control & restraint training
A NZ or Australian Resident or Citizen
A holder of a full, clean NZ drivers’ licence and clean criminal record

Tono mai/How to Apply
Please use the “Apply” button to complete your application online.
For tracking purposes, all applicants must complete the online application form and submit via the online process.
Do not attach your cover letter or resume as these are not necessary for this application. Please submit the following documents instead in the ‘Resume, cover letter and other documents’ section:
Attach a copy of your Driver’s Licence (front and back),
Attach a copy of your Passport (and Visa if applicable)
Note: Any applications without a completed questionnaire will not be considered.

Expected starting salary: $48,853 – $57,473
Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 4th April 2021
For further information, contact NSOadmin@justice.govt.nz and quote reference number: MOJ/1520891

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