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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: District Attorney
Job Title: Victim/Witness Coordinator
Salary: $16.761 Hourly


Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.


Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Serve as liaison between the District Attorney’s Office and members of the community who are, or have been, a victim, witness or interested party in a criminal case. Maintain caseload documenting current information for witnesses and securing the presence of witnesses needed for court hearings.

 

Esssential Job Functions:

Initiate and maintain contact with victims & witnesses

  • Provide a consistent point of contact for all future court-related events and supply information regarding their rights as a victim in the criminal justice system
  • Offer information regarding the availability of support services (advocates) and encourage and assist victims in contacting and utilizing those services
  • Advise victims of their right to request financial compensation and provide access to information about Crime Victims Compensation Board when appropriate
  • Provide restitution packets with victim statements to all victims in a timely manner
  • Maintain contact with family members of victims of homicide and update them with case information as it becomes available
  • Maintain attitude of respect and compassion towards all persons.

Manage case management system data and communicate and consult with attorneys regarding victim, witness, or situational case matters

  • Enter new case data into case management system consistent with approved office standards
  • Review all cases for potential witnesses and law enforcement officers not endorsed and determine their involvement in the case. Prepare motions to endorse as needed, including efiling documents and advising attorneys of hearing date.
  • Document victim/witness contact notes and maintain that information in the JustWare database according to office standards, including updating addresses and telephone numbers.
  • Advise attorneys of relevant issues based on knowledge of the law, discretion and common sense.

Coordinate victims and witnesses’ attendance in court.

  • Prepare and issue subpoenas for victims/witnesses. Conduct research and coordinate with Investigations staff to locate any missing or uncooperative witnesses.
  • Contact law enforcement agencies outside of Wichita to advise them of any court dates and when they will need to appear.
  • Schedule appointments and advocate support for victims or witnesses.
  • Initiate and obtain travel arrangements and lodging for out of town/state victims and witnesses.
  • Manage case information and materials in a confidential manner.

 

Competencies:

Dependability:  Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight.

Initiative:  Takes action without being asked or required to. Achieves goals beyond job requirements.  Identifies opportunities and issues, and proactively acts and follows through on work activities to capitalize or resolve them.  Actively seeks and identifies opportunities to contribute to and achieve goals.  Maintains a sense of purpose, value, and ownership of their work.  Seizes opportunities when they arise.  Works independently with little direction.

Integrity:  Displays and promotes conduct and behaviors consistent with agency and governmental standards.  Familiarizes oneself with the pertinent rules and regulations that govern their area of responsibility.  Applies rules and regulations in a consistent, non-biased manner, maintaining an inclusive work environment.  Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information.  Guards the handling of sensitive or high risk information appropriately.  Demonstrates sensitivity to surroundings and acts accordingly in conversations. Does the right thing rather than the convenient thing.

Problem Solving:  Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, and understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.

Subject Matter Expertise:  The ability to apply the principles and practices of (subject matter) management to contribute to the success of the county.


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  High school diploma supplemented by training courses in law enforcement or criminal justice

Years of Experience:  Minimum one year experience in investigative or court related work that provides good working knowledge of the criminal justice system and court procedures. Any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable

Preferred Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field that provides knowledge of court procedures and the criminal justice system

Years of Experience:  Three or more years working in the criminal justice system directly with victims, attorneys or other participants – preferably prosecution

License, certifications, etc…  Bilingual

 

Physical Requirements of Position:

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes

 

Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  Courthouse

 

*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

 



Vacancy Number: 20010680

Open Date: 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 1/17/2019 11:59:59 PM