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Casual - Prosecutions Support Officer

NZ Police
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Canterbury - Timaru
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Casual Prosecutions Support Officer

Timaru, Canterbury

Casual Contact

$49,158.00 - $66,507

Job Requisition ID 11701


New Zealand Police are offering an opportunity to join the Police Prosecution Service (PPS) in a role as a Casual Prosecution Support Officer (PSO) based in Timaru, relieving and covering leave and high-volume work periods as required.


In your role as a PSO you will provide administrative support to the PPS office, to enable its effective and efficient operation. Responsibilities include: working with, processing, and administratively managing prosecution files, including recording and extracting relevant information, checking accuracy and completeness, administering necessary follow ups (including as directed by PPS staff), updating information, and organising files; use and management of databases and spreadsheets, and responding to and/or directing queries that come into the PPS office.


You will be a part of a wider team including managerial staff, and both constabulary and police employees. Through your work in this role, and your knowledge of Police and Ministry of Justice processes, you will be an essential part of the Criminal Justice Sector.


Skills; you will be able to:

• Support the efficient and effective delivery of PPS work through the administration of the PPS office.

• Collate, organise, and regularly update files and other data as new information becomes available, so as to ensure that records and documents are current and accurate.

• Manage time effectively so as to maintain quality of work under strict timeframes.

• Identify problems early, make sound decisions, and pursue effective solutions.

• Work effectively in partnership with PPS colleagues, district and national office staff, and external stakeholders.


Experience; you will have:

• Experience in office management, processes and the use of the Microsoft Office suite is essential

• Experience in using Justice Sector databases and processes and knowledge of key New Zealand Statutes is desirable but not essential


Competencies; you will demonstrate the following: 

Level 1 Individual Contributor

• Communicate

• Deliver

• Innovate

For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit "Our Values" on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.


Additional Information:

• Transfer costs included

• Successful applicant must reside in Timaru


Panel Members:

• Simon Mooney, District Prosecution Manager (Panel Chair)

• Ian Howard, Prosecutor 1 Canterbury

• Ms Katrina Brocket, Prosecutions Support Officer, Canterbury


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You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) which provides a brief account of your relevant education, skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in the position and how you meet the above Core Competencies of the role, no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section.


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.



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

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 questions before you apply, please contact our Recruitment Advisor, Lauren Gennills - prior to the closing date.


Applications close at 5pm, Wednesday 16th October.

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