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Job Category:
Legal & courts
Nelson - Marlborough - Nelson
Nelson - Marlborough
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description


New Zealand Police


Permanent, Full Time

Police Employee/Office of Constable, Band PROS1I $75,594.00 - $116,123.00

Job Requisition 16742



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


With PPS you will gain a sound knowledge of prosecution processes including advocacy, knowledge of the Law and court practices. You will be a part of a diverse group of Constabulary prosecutors, Police Employee lawyers, and support 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 sentencing hearings. Role includes rostered Saturday morning JP Court.


The Prosecutor will be based in Nelson office.  Some occasions may require you to work in either the Marlborough and West Coast offices.    This would require travel and staying overnight.  This work would be occasional and would be by negotiation.


Your knowledge and understanding of key New Zealand statutes, 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.


Skills and Experience Required:

  • 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


Special Requirements:

  • To apply for this role you must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident
  • Compulsory – LLB and practicing certificate for applicants who do not hold the Office of Constable
  • 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


Competencies: Level 1 - Individual Contributor

  • Deliver
  • Solve
  • Communicate


For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit "Our Values" on our website


Additional Information:

  • Successful applicants must reside in Nelson


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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 email our team at  prior to the closing date.


Applications close at 5pm on Friday 3rd April 2020.

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