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Court Security Officer - Dunedin

NZ Ministry of Justice
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Defence, corrections & security
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Job Description

Court Security Officer – National Security Operations – Permanent Full Time


  • Great job in a growth industry
  • Training and career opportunities
  • Friendly supportive team

Court Security Officers (CSOs) welcome people to the Court building.  They engage with a hugely diverse range of people in the community, and connect with and support these people through what can be a difficult time in their lives.  CSOs undertake security screening of court users. 

They work with other agencies (Police, Corrections) and stakeholders to ensure smooth day to day operations and patrol public areas and carry out building maintenance checks. They respond to duress alarm activations, operate and maintain Court facility CCTV and electronic access systems and identify and respond appropriately to security incidents.

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • Great negotiators who can communicate effectively with distressed, anxious and sometimes unhappy customers to defuse and control tense situations
  • Good written and oral communication skills: you will be using radio (RT), the telephone and be completing written risk and incident reports
  • Bright and alert and able to maintain a high degree of vigilance to maintain a secure environment in Court precincts
  • Total professionals with smart presentation and confident manner

As part of this role you will receive a full induction programme and training.  Some paid overtime on Saturdays and evening court is available.


To be successful in this application you must have a level of fitness which enables you to be on your feet for much of the day and able to complete the physically demanding Control and Restraint training.  You must possess a full clean NZ drivers licence and be legally entitled to work in a permanent role in NZ.   Preferred candidates will be required to pass a medical check and drug screen.  

The successful applicant will commence employment at the Dunedin District Court Building, and will then be required to undertake a two-week residential legislation and Control and Restraint training course at one of our main centres.

Please see the Position Description document for further information/requirements.  

To apply please complete the application form, attaching your full CV and a covering letter. 

No applications will be considered without a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position. 

Applications close on Sunday 8 July 2018.  If you have any questions about the role or the recruitment process, please contact


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