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Court Security Officer - Christchurch

NZ Ministry of Justice
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Court Security Officer, National Security Operations, Southern


As Court Security Officers we take pride in serving our community by providing a safe and secure environment for people to gain access to the justice system, without fear of intimidation or violence. Our roles have variety and we get great satisfaction in our work. We interact, assist and build relationships with diverse groups of people every day, to provide a safe and secure court environment.

We receive great training, sharing our knowledge and experience across our national network which supports us becoming successful in our careers.

Strong team camaraderie comes with the job. We trust and support each other to deliver an excellent service. We work hard, enjoy a good laugh and have each other's backs. A place you can be yourself!

This role includes:

  • Engaging and building relationships with a diverse range of people
  • Security screening, operating and maintaining CCTV and electronic access systems
  • Interacting with other agencies (i.e. Police, Corrections) to ensure smooth court operations
  • Patrolling public areas and carrying out building security checks, responding to duress alarm activations and identifying and responding appropriately to security incidents

If you are:

  • People oriented
  • Technology Savvy
  • Able to de-escalate conflict
  • Physically able to engage in full contact Officer safety, control & restraint training
  • A NZ or Australian Resident or Citizen
  • A holder of a full, clean NZ drivers licence and clean criminal record

Then you would suit this role and we want to hear from you!

Positions Available:

  • Christchurch District Court – Full Time – 40 Hours

Key Dates:

  • Successful shortlist candidates - Assessment Centre Interviews 24th February – 28th February
  • Successful candidates – Start Date: Monday 13th April
  • Successful candidates – Training Course*, Wellington 20th April – 8th May *optional travel home on the weekends

Expected starting salary: $43,931 - $51,683 

Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It's important to us that our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.

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To view the Position Description and apply online, please visit our careers website or use the links on this page. For tracking purposes, all applicants must complete the online application form and submit via our online process.

NOTE: when submitting your application, please submit a copy of your drivers licence and passport in the “resume, cover letter and other documents” section. Do not attach your cover letter or resume as these are not necessary for this application.

Applications close on Sunday 26 January 2020.

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