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NZ Police
Job Category:
Legal & courts
Gisborne - Gisborne
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description



Salary Range: $75,594.00 – $116,123.00

Permanent, Fulltime

Job Requisition ID 13550



New Zealand Police are offering an exciting opportunity to join the Police Prosecution Service (PPS) as a Prosecutor, based in Gisborne.


You will be part of a diverse group of Constabulary prosecutors, Police Employee lawyers, and support and managerial staff. Dependent on your level of experience and knowledge at entry you will be involved in various out-of-court case management processes, such as file analysis, writing submissions, and liaising with police investigators and defense counsel.


In addition, you will be involved with courtroom advocacy, ranging from first appearance courts through to Judge alone Trials and sentencings hearings.

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's strategy.


To be selected for an interview your application will need to demonstrate knowledge, experience and ability covering the following technical skills and competencies:


Skills and Experience

  • Sound understanding of prosecution and court processes;
  • Ability to communicate persuasively and convey information in a clear, concise and logical manner;
  • Ability to listen effectively in order to provide appropriate responses under pressure in a face to face setting;
  • Ability to analyse complex information accurately and to produce articulate written responses or submissions.



Core Competencies:

  • Deliver – Level 1 Individual Contributor
  • Solve – Level 2 Team Leader/Manager
  • Communicate – Level 2 Team Leader/Manager


For more information on the above core competencies, head to How We Do Things. For more information on Our Values, click here.



Special Requirements

  • To apply for this role you must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident
  • If you are a police employee applicant, you must have an LLB degree and have the ability to get a practicing certificate.
  • If you are a constabulary applicant, you must have a current Sergeants CPK and have applied to enter the Sergeants Career Progression Framework, or be a substantive Sergeants, or be fully qualified under a previous promotion scheme. You will also hold currency in PITT, PCT and First Aid Certificates.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full reference and security check prior to any offer of employment being made.



Additional Information:

  • Successful applicant must reside in Gisborne



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If this position sounds like you, click APPLY NOW or visit our Police website:  and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply today!


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 are an existing Contractor working for Police, you must apply through the NZ Police career site and create a profile as an external candidate. Please do not include your QID.


If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Internal Recruiter, Lauren Gennills by email at   


Applications close at 5pm, Wednesday 22nd January 2020

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