Court Security Officer – NZ Ministry of Justice – Wellington

Job Description
Court Security Officer, National Security Operations, permanent, Wellington Courts


Great job in a growth industry
Training and career opportunities
Friendly supportive team
Court Security Officers (CSOs) welcome people to the Court buildings. They engage with a hugely diverse range of people in the community, and connect with and support these people through what can be a difficult time in their lives. CSOs undertake security screening of court users. They work with other agencies (Police, Corrections) and stakeholders to ensure smooth day to day operations and patrol public areas and carry out building maintenance checks. They respond to duress alarm activations, operate and maintain Court facility CCTV and electronic access systems and identify and respond appropriately to security incidents.

We are looking for candidates who are:

great negotiators who can communicate effectively with distressed, anxious and sometimes unhappy customers to defuse and control tense situations
good written and oral communication skills: you will be using radio (RT), the telephone and be completing written risk and incident reports
bright and alert and able to maintain a high degree of vigilance to maintain a secure environment in Court precincts
total professionals with smart presentation and confident manner
As part of this role you will receive a full induction programme and training. Some paid overtime on Saturdays and evening court is available.

The expected starting salary for a CSO is between $40,301 – $47,412 – depending on the skills and experience that you bring to the role.


To be successful in this application you must have a level of fitness which enables you to be on your feet for much of the day and able to complete the physically demanding Control and Restraint training. You must possess a full clean NZ drivers licence and be legally entitled to work in a permanent role in NZ. Preferred candidates will be required to pass a medical check and drug screen.

The successful applicant will commence employment at one of the Wellington Court Buildings, and will then be required to undertake a two-week residential legislation and Control and Restraint training course at one of our main centres.

Please see the Position Description document for further information/requirements.

To apply, please complete the application form, attaching your full CV and a covering letter. No applications will be considered without a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position. Applications close on Monday 5 March 2018.

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