Prosecutions Support Officer

at New Zealand Police
Published March 21, 2023
Location Dunedin, New Zealand
Category Admin and Clerical  
Job Type Full-time  


Prosecutions Support Officer New Zealand Police location Otago.

Company description New Zealand Police is working with the community to make New Zealanders be safe and feel safe. With over 13,000 staff, we provide policing services 24 hours a day, every day. We operate by land, sea and air, manage over 860,000 emergency calls a year and are always actively preventing crime and crashes.

We're working towards specific goals and targets that highlight our intent to work collaboratively with iwi and communities, other government sectors and business partners to deliver ‘Our Business' and achieve long-term change.

About the role NZ Police are offering an opportunity to join the Police Prosecution Service (PPS) as a Prosecution Support Officer (PSO) based at the Queenstown PPS office. This is a ‘casual' role and the hours will be on a ‘as per needs' basis to cover staff going on leave/away. 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.

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.

If you are an internal applicant, you must apply internally through the police system. You must provide an alternative contact email address. This role is set at 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. 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.

About us our mission is to prevent crime and harm through exceptional policing. Our vision is to be the safest country. Our purpose is to ensure everybody can be safe and feel safe. Special requirements applicants must be a NZ or Australian citizen, or a permanent NZ resident. Successful applicant is required to undergo Police Vetting and Reference Checks. On appointment, successful applicant must reside in a commutable distance to Queenstown.

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.