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Prosecutions Support Officer

NZ Police
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Manawatu - Wanganui - Taumarunui
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Prosecutions Support Officer

New Zealand Police

Taumarunui, Central District

Permanent, Part Time

Police Employee, Band C $49,158.00 - $66,507.00

Job Requisition 16848



New Zealand Police are offering an opportunity to join the Police Prosecution Service (PPS) in a core foundation role as a part time Prosecution Support Officer (PSO) based in Taumarunui as a part of the Central North PPS team.


In your role as a PSO you will provide administrative support to the PPS office, to enable its effective 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), use and management of databases and spreadsheets, and responding to and/or directing queries that come into the PPS office. Through building an excellent knowledge of Police and Ministry of Justice processes, databases, 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 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.



  • 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 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


Special Requirements:

  • To apply for this role you must be a New Zealand or Australian citizen or a New Zealand Permanent Resident
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo Police Vetting and Reference Checks


Core Competencies - Level 1 Individual Contributor:

  • Communicate
  • Deliver
  • Innovate


For more information about the above core competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website


Additional Information:

  • The successful applicant must reside in Taumarunui


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Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs website are no longer considered and will only be accepted when formally submitted through the New Zealand Police website (link provided above).


Please note, if you are Contractor you must apply through the Police Website and exclude your QID number in your application.


Please note, if you are an existing Police employee (excluding Contractors) you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Lauren Gennills, Recruitment Advisor, by email at prior to the closing date.


Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 2nd April 2020.

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