Prosecutions Support Officer – New Zealand Police

About the role
NZ Police are offering an opportunity to join the Police Prosecution Service (PPS) as a Prosecution Support Officer (PSO) based in Auckland City.
In your role you will provide administrative support to the PPS office, to enable its effective operation.

Responsibilities include:
working with, processing, and administratively managing prosecution files, including recording and extracting relevant information, checking accuracy and completeness, administering necessary follow ups (including as directed by PPS staff), use and management of databases and spreadsheets, and responding to and/or directing queries that come into the PPS office.
Through building an excellent knowledge of Police and Ministry of Justice processes, data bases, and operating procedures you will be an important part of the Criminal Justice Sector.
Ultimately, if you want to take on a challenging but rewarding role that through your direct involvement will affect people’s lives by assisting them to be and feel safe, then this could be the opportunity that defines you and presents the opportunity to serve your community.

Key Accountabilities:
Communication – Having the skills to effectively communicate with PPS colleagues, district and national office staff, and external stakeholders
Decision Making – Having the critical thinking and problem solving skills to make sound decisions, identify problems early and pursue effective solutions.
Planning and Prioritising – Having the skills to manage your time, priorities and responsibilities.
Committed to excellence – Striving to be the very best in all that we do, using Office Management, Justice Sector databases and process, and your knowledge of key New Zealand Statutes.
Individually Responsible and Accountable – Being accountable for your performance and taking responsibility for your contribution and development.
Enabling through self-leadership – Ability to seek opportunities to develop your own skills, knowledge and experience

Additional Information:
Applicants must be a NZ or Australian citizen, or a permanent NZ resident
Successful applicant is required to undergo Police Vetting and Reference Checks
Successful applicant must reside in Auckland

What you’ll bring
Being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.

This role
is set at an Individual Contributor level: this means your key purpose is to deliver (or enable others to deliver) “Our Business”.
We will ask you questions based on “How we will deliver Our Business – Core Competencies” and the appropriate role level, i.e. Individual Contributor. For more information on Our Core Competencies, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/core-competencies-how-we-will-deliver-our-business.pdf .
These questions will be unique and specific to the role, focusing on the aspects the hiring manager believes are most important for that position at the time. For more information on Our Values, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/our-values.pdf.
To view the position description for this role please copy and paste this link into a new browser: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/pd/05-2020/17201-prosecutions-support-officer.pdf

About us
Our mission is to be the safest country by delivering services that ensure New Zealand communities are confident, safe and secure.
Working Flexibly
Your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We’re open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business.
For more information on the above, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/careers

How to apply
If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit an application form. Before confirmation of hire, pre-employment checks will be undertaken. For further information on the application process, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/careers
If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Lauren.Gennills@police.govt.nz

Applications close at 5pm, Thursday 1st October 2020.

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