Witness Assistance Officer Job at Tasmanian Government in Hobart TAS

Job Description

Witness Assistance Officer (356875)

Department of Justice

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Applications must be submitted by Sunday 24 January, 2021 11:55 PM

Position details

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

Region: South

Location: Hobart

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

12 months.

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.

Essential Requirements

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.

Pre-employment Checks

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:
Human Resources

Department of Justice

GPO Box 825


For more information

Erin Duffy

Manager Witness Assistance Service


(03) 6777 2923

About Company

Company: Tasmanian Government

Company Location:  Hobart TAS

Job Category:

About Tasmanian Government