Court Registry Officer

at Ministry of Justice
Published June 4, 2024
Location Gore, New Zealand
Category Admin and Clerical  
Job Type Full-time  
$58,729 - $80,794


Court Registry Officer Ministry of Justice location Southland. $58,729 - $80,794.

The opportunity we are looking for a talented individual to come join our District Court as a Court Registry Officer in Invercargill. Court Registry Officer - in this role you will work with a team responsible for the successful operation of the Court. You will liaise with multiple stakeholders who are interacting with the Justice system. This includes being able to communicate confidently with Judges within the courtroom and their chambers, as well as other members of the judiciary.

The tasks include but are not limited to customer service - interacting with customers on any court related matter. Customer queries can come in via face to face, phone or email interactions - so you will need to be confident with all methods.

Receiving and Processing - checking, accepting and processing documents and applications filed in the court to make sure they meet the requirements for filing and then lodging the information into our systems. You will need the ability to understand legislation, update our databases and follow standardised procedures.

Case management - this involves ensuring files are accurate and up to date. This part of the role involves a large component of data entry and communication with customers and their lawyers. Court Taking - this is the facilitation of running the court. This includes introducing Judges (in English and Te Reo Maori), working closely with them in the Courtroom, Chambers and general administration of the court.

Skills and experience with pride in your work, you will strive to deliver a service to our customers with high accuracy and professionalism. Our customers are diverse, and our workforce reflects this. This role is no different and would suit a variety of backgrounds. Whether you have an interest in the Justice system, returning to the workforce, have a passion for working with customers this is your chance to join us on our journey to deliver people centred justice services for all.

To be successful, you will need to be detail orientated and observant - the court has many different processes and case information needs to be accurate. Self-aware -our customers are unique, and you will be confident working, both individually and as a team, across a range of situations.

Able to multi-task -some of our processes are repetitive, but you'll be able to manage conflicting priorities and move from one task to another quickly. Willing to learn - legislation and processes in the courts is always changing and you will be able to adapt and take onboard feedback. Resilient - there are times when working in the courts, you will be working on sensitive cases and sometimes at high volume.

About us At the Ministry of Justice, we're committed to working together for a fair and safe Aotearoa. Creating a continuous learning environment is important to us. As the successful applicant, you will bring your thirst for knowledge and improvement. You will have an individual training plan and be supported to carry out the role. As a Court Registry Officer this includes exercising Deputy Registrar Powers.

As an organisation we empower our people with building their wellbeing knowledge, offering a range of wellbeing tools and support. Joining Te Tāhū o te Ture means you will become part of an organisation that welcomes and supports people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disabilities and religions.

What's great about working here we offer you a range of benefits to support your wellbeing and help make the Ministry a great place to be. These include 22 days holiday leave. Flexible work hours where possible. An online professional development portal. Access to a variety of inclusive and proactive networks. See our full range of benefits here. With a wide range of jobs, you also get the chance to gain a variety of skills and experience while developing your career.

Salary the remuneration band for this role is $58,729 to $80,794 - the appointing salary will be based on skills and experience.

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