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Tasman Prosecutor

NZ Police
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Legal & courts
Nelson - Marlborough - Blenheim
Nelson - Marlborough
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Tasman Prosecutor


Permanent Full time

Salary range $73,393 - $112.741

Job Requisition 10053


Tasman District Police Prosecutions Service (PPS) is offering an exciting opportunity to join their team as a sole prosecutor, on the West Coast, based in Greymouth.  The West Coast prosecutor works in both the Greymouth and Westport Courts, therefore there is a requirement to travel on a regular basis.

This position provides PPS support to the West Coast Area which encompasses Police staff based in Haast in the South to Karamea in the North.  As a sole prosecutor it is a busy and challenging role with plenty of rewards.

You will be part of a diverse group of Constabulary prosecutors, non-Constabulary lawyers, and support and managerial staff from the wider Tasman District.  In addition to being involved in courtroom advocacy, ranging from first appearance courts through to Judge alone Trials and sentencings hearings, you will be involved in various out-of-court case management processes, such as file analysis, writing submissions, and liaising with police investigators and defence counsel.

Your knowledge and understanding of key New Zealand statutes, such as the Criminal Procedure Act, Bail Act, and Evidence Act, combined with your desire and motivation to present well-constructed and compelling prosecution cases, will enable you to undertake a vital role in the Criminal Justice Sector and in the operationalisation of New Zealand Police strategy. 

Ultimately, if you want to take on a challenging and rewarding role, that through your direct involvement will impact real people's lives by assisting them to be safe and feel safe, represent victims and communities, and assist New Zealand Police to move towards our mission of being the safest country, then this could be the ideal next step for you.


Skills Required - You will be able to:

  • Prepare and present (written and verbal) information in a clear and concise way
  • Manage time effectively to complete multiple files and meet deadlines
  • Analyse files for appropriateness of charge, completeness and accuracy
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of plans, projects, or initiatives
  • Identify problems early, work with colleagues at multiple levels to make sound decisions, and pursue effective solutions.
  • Work effectively in partnership with internal and external stakeholders at multiple levels.


Experience Required - You will have:

  • Experience in file preparation, file analysis, and justice sector processes is desirable
  • Sound understanding of prosecution and court processes with some experience in the court room as an advocate desirable
  • A sound understanding of the Criminal Procedure Act and Solicitor General Prosecution Guidelines


Special Requirements

  • Successful applicant will be required to travel between Blenheim and Greymouth offices regularly


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IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website:  and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply for this position.


PLEASE NOTE: If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae which provides a brief account of your relevant skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in applying for the position and how you meet the Core Competencies of the role, using no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section. For further assistance, please click here.


If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Acting Senior Sergeant Michelle Payne by email at  or on 021 190 9943

Applications close at 5pm, Friday 28 June 2019.

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