Employment Opportunities

 
 

Current Employment Opportunities with the City of Meridian:


Job Title: Victim Witness Coordinator
Department: Police
Reports To: CID Lieutenant
Open Date: September 19, 2022
Close Date: October 18,2022
Hiring Salary: $23.82 - $30.44 per hour, DOE
Salary Range: $23.82 - $35.73 per hour, DOE

Job Summary:
Provides assistance to victims of violent crime by providing crisis intervention counseling, social service referrals and court support; performs related work to bridge the gap between the investigation of a crime by the investigators and the criminal justice process in the court system, by explaining and educating the victim(s) on what we need to do and what they need to do to have a successful prosecution of a crime.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides support, guidance, and short-term crisis intervention counseling for survivors, victims and witnesses of homicide, child sexual and physical assault, rape, crimes involving violence or special circumstances;

Provides immediate support for victims and witnesses at the time of initial investigation of traumatic crimes;

Acts as support for victims ensuring the criminal justice system is responsive to their rights and victim's needs are being addressed during the court process;

Keeps abreast of trial calendars, status of cases, maintains records, statistical data and files relevant to assigned cases;

Acts as a source of information for victims and other individuals or agencies with a need to know, providing case disposition, case status information, and notification for/with victim to significant others;

Assists attorneys and law enforcement officials in interviews with victims and witnesses by providing support and assistance;

Coordinates court appearances and accompanies victims during court to provide support, assists with property return and transportation, prepares victims and witnesses for court processes, testifying, defense questioning and other related matters;

Assists with the filing of victim compensation applications;

Is available for call out to respond to hospitals, homes or crime scenes to assist detectives with victims and witnesses during the evening hours and weekends in accordance with established on-call schedule;

Coordinates cases with other segments of the law enforcement/criminal justice system to ensure effective case handling, maintains liaisons with programs operated by other agencies to provide technical assistance and service coordination;

Responsible for educational presentations to law enforcement, schools and other criminal justice agencies and community organizations and programs;

Perform other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice or related field from an accredited college or university;

Five years prior work experience in crisis intervention or an equivalent combination of experience and education is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Computer Skills- Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, Power Point);

Laws/Law enforcement Procedures;

Crime Prevention and Community Policing (Understanding of dynamics involved and problem solving);

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills;

Emphasis areas to include all of the positive performance foundation and communications sections with additional emphasis in the areas of coaching for team facilitation and conflict resolution along with delegation, meeting facilitation, and presentations.

Licensing and Certifications:
Must possess a valid Idaho class D operator’s license and a safe driving record.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this position, work is performed in and outside the office. The noise level in the office is at a moderate level, while that outside is sometimes loud. The environment indoors is subject to inside environmental temperature change conditions, while the outside is subject to varying out-of-doors weather conditions;

Constantly require sitting at a desk for long periods of time, up to four hours and ability to lift up to 40 lbs.;

Constantly requires clarity of speech and hearing, which permits the employee to communicate effectively with the public and other departmental members;

Constantly requires clear vision to read printed materials and computer screen to accomplish work;

Constantly requires repetitive movement of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers;

Constantly requires personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permit the employee to function in a general office environment to accomplish tasks;

Occasionally requires performance of duties away from the office that may require transport, carrying, setting up, taking down of: tables, information panels, educational / promotional materials and brochures;

Requires frequent driving, personal mobility, and physical reflexes which allow the employees to operate a motor vehicle.

Travel Requirements:
Local travel is required;

Selected in/out of state travel on occasion.

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