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Prosecutions Support Officer

NZ Police
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Gisborne - Gisborne
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Ongoing - Part Time
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Job Description

Prosecutions Support Officer


Permanent, Part Time

Salary Range $49,158.00 - $66,507.00

Job Requisition 10786


New Zealand Police are offering an opportunity to join the Police Prosecution Service (PPS) in a core foundation role as a Prosecution Support Officer (PSO) based in Gisborne. This position is part time 28 hours per week.

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.    

As a PSO you will be part of a diverse team of managerial staff and constabulary and police employee prosecutors.  Through excellent knowledge of Police and Ministry of Justice processes, data bases, and operating procedures you will be an important part of the Criminal Justice Sector.

Ultimately, if you want to take on a challenging but rewarding role that through your direct involvement will affect people's lives by assisting them to be safe and feel safe and to assist New Zealand Police move towards our mission to be the safest country then this could be the opportunity that defines you and presents the opportunity to serve your community.


Skills - You will be able to demonstrate the ability to

  • Support the efficient and effective delivery of PPS work through the efficient and effective administrative 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 efficient 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
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Competencies 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.


Panel Members

  • Senior Sergeant Brenda Kelly, District Prosecution Manager
  • Sergeant Aubrey Ormond, Prosecutor
  • Sergeant Catherine Jones, Youth Services Supervisor


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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!


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 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'd like to find out more about this role please contact Senior Sergeant Stuart Oram via email at


Applications close at 5 pm Monday 19 August 2019.

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