Full-Time Victim and Witness Coordinator – Attorney
POSITION: Victim & Witness Coordinator – Attorney
1 full-time position and 1 part-time position available
REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS TO APPLICATION:
- Supplemental Documents: Supplemental Questionnaire
- A typing test score sheet dated within the last 12 months at or above the rate of 40 wpm net. Typing scores will be accepted from any service or software. (Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to take a three (3) minute timed type test, administered by the Human Resource office, to validate the required 40 net)
- College transcripts and/or diploma if related to position – internet printouts & photocopies are acceptable
- Required licensure
STARTING SALARY: Step 26 – 32 $1,396.30 – 1,606.82 bi-weekly
Salary will be determined upon experience and or education
Plus benefits package – Step increase available after completing probation and annually thereafter.
OPENING DATE: February 14, 2018 CLOSING DATE: March 7, 2018
The eligibility list created by this posting may be used to fill current full or part time vacancies
and full or part time vacancies and grant funded vacancies that occur within the next two (2) months
For additional information see the job description at – – http://www.utahcounty.gov/jobs
Under general supervision of the County Attorney, serves as a liaison for prosecutors with victims and witnesses. Maintains contact and facilitates prosecutor interviews and trial preparation with victims and witnesses. Assesses the needs of victims and witnesses, provides appropriate information and makes appropriate referrals to community services. Preference may be given for bilingual Spanish communication skills.
Develops and coordinates services to crime victims and witnesses from the Utah County Attorney’s Office.
Serves as a liaison for prosecutors with crime victims and witnesses and assists prosecutors in communicating and meeting with victims and witnesses.
Notifies victims and witnesses of meetings, trials, court hearings, and case dispositions.
Assists prosecutors in preparing victims and witnesses to testify in court.
Informs victims and witnesses about the criminal justice process, responds to their requests for services and information, and provides referrals to appropriate community resources.
Assists victims in restitution matters including obtaining documentation of losses, working with the court and probation departments for receiving restitution payments, and ensuring the County Attorney’s Office appropriately seeks and obtains restitution orders from the courts.
Maintains records of victim contact information, victim interactions and assistance provided to victims.
Writes and submits related grant applications and renewals and ensures compliance with grant requirements.
Coordinates travel arrangements for victims and witnesses attending court hearings.
Assists prosecutors in the preparation of criminal protective and no contact orders.
Coordinates the office victim and witness coordinator volunteer program through associated colleges and universities.
Makes necessary arrangements for non-English speaking, impaired and disabled victims and witnesses.
Attends, represents the office, and may present at conferences and meetings regarding victim and witness assistance or coordination.
Checks criminal history of witnesses as a BCI representative.
EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS INCLUDE:
Knowledge of: the criminal justice process and victims’ rights.
Skill in: word processing, data entry, spreadsheets, filing, record keeping, and record retrieval; interpersonal communication; reading, writing and basic math.
Ability to: stay calm while working with people in crisis situations; work with minimal supervision in the development of printed materials and new programs; maintain cooperative relationships with the public and other County employees; draft legal documents.
REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT:
Bachelor’s degree in social or behavioral science, criminal justice, or a related field. Other combinations of education and experience deemed equivalent may also be considered. Selected applicants must pass a type test at or above the rate of 40 WPM net. Preference may be given for bilingual Spanish communication skills.
Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and additional background checks as required.
Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and obtain a valid State of Utah driver’s license within 60 days of employment.
Incumbent must obtain, and thereafter maintain, certification for Utah Criminal Justice Information System access during the probationary period for new hires or the trial period for promoted County employees.