Prosecutions Support Officer

at New Zealand Police
Published November 4, 2023
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Category Other  
Job Type Freelance  
$57,083 - $66,018


Prosecutions Support Officer New Zealand Police location Auckland. $57,083 - $66,018.

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 in Auckland. There are 2 positions, 1 full time position and 1 part time position 20 hours per week.

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.

You will be joining PPS at the start of an exciting period; with a significant injection of new funding and the Prosecutions Uplift Programme established to support this, PPS is recruiting new staff, establishing new roles and looking to develop new ways of working - all with the goal of ensuring our national team provides great prosecution services to our community and are well supported to do a great job.

We are pleased to be able to use this funding to recruit a substantial number of additional staff to support our hardworking team. We will be streamlining and creating consistency in our practices and introducing greater flexibility into our resourcing so we can inject extra support into offices when work demands change. We want to enhance PPS systems and policies so that our staff are supported and are proud to be a part of the PPS whanau. And the Prosecutions Support Officer will be instrumental in this.

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 prioritizing, 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.

Special requirements applicants must be a NZ or Australian citizen, or a permanent NZ resident. Successful applicant is required to undergo Drug and Alcohol testing, Police Vetting and Reference Checks. On appointment, the successful candidate must reside within commutable distance to Manukau.

What you'll bring 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 Individual Contributor level, this means your key purpose is "to deliver or enable others to deliver Our Business".

About us New Zealand Police is the lead agency responsible for preventing crime and enhancing community safety. It works in partnership with individuals, communities, businesses, and other public sector agencies towards the vision of making New Zealand the safest country. Police is the government's largest front-line response agency with around 15,000 staff in large and small communities all over New Zealand and in liaison and policing development roles overseas.

Your development is highly valued at NZ Police. Our employees enjoy significant investment in their development not only at an individual level, but also at the team and community of practice level. We work hard to match you with work that will both play to your strengths and challenge you in new ways.

The work you'll be engaged in is real, tangible work that directly benefits our frontline and communities. Taken all together, this means we can offer you career path opportunities to progress in your chosen profession and become a more well-rounded, experienced leader, with opportunities across the range of work we support.

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