Witness Assistance Officer Job at Tasmanian Government in Hobart TAS
Department of Justice
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Applications must be submitted by Sunday 24 January, 2021 11:55 PM
Applications close: Sunday 24 January, 2021 11:55 PM AEST
Award/Classification: Tasmanian State Service Award – Professional Stream Band 1
Salary: $66,378.00 to $85,827.00 per annum
Employment Type: Fixed-term, full-time
We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.
The Department of Justice supports reasonable adjustment requests in any stage of the assessment process to remove barriers and facilitate full participation in all aspects of employment for applicants with disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in an interview or recruitment activity, please inform the contact person listed for this vacancy.
We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements. Talk to us about how this could work for you.
Period of Appointment
Hours per fortnight
73.50 hours per fortnight – flexible options available.
Undertake professional witness assistance work including:
Provision of assessment and case planning in conjunction with assigned prosecutors
Support of witnesses through case conferences with prosecutors
Support in charge negotiation processes
Support during decision making in matters which do not proceed
Support of witnesses through pre-trial evidentiary conferences
Court preparation including witness survival skills
Liaison with other service providers to coordinate client support services
Post court debriefing and outcomes conferences with prosecutors
Undertake administrative tasks within the area of responsibility including participating in case and file reviews, maintaining electronic and paper based case files, and participating in performance management.
Contribute to the DPP by providing support, professional advice, information, research and appropriate liaison.
Assist in the development of service linkages that improve the experience of witnesses to serious crimes.
Assist in the training of Crown Prosecutors.
A degree of at least three years duration relevant to the professional duties to be undertaken is required, as provided by a recognised university.
Current Drivers Licence.
The Head of State Service has determined that the person nominated for this vacancy is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, promotion or transfer.
The following checks are to be conducted:
1. Pre-employment checks
- Arson and fire setting
- Violent crimes and crimes against the person
- Sex-related offences
- Drug and alcohol related offences
- Crimes involving dishonesty
- Crimes involving deception
- Making false declarations
- Malicious damage and destruction to property
- Serious traffic offences
- Crimes against public order or relating to the Administration of Law and Justice
- Crimes against Executive or the Legislative Power
- Crimes involving Conspiracy
2. Disciplinary action in previous employment.
3. Identification check.
Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents
How to apply
Post your application with the following application form to:
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825
HOBART TAS 7001
For more information
Manager Witness Assistance Service
(03) 6777 2923
Company: Tasmanian Government
Company Location: Hobart TAS