The Guadalupe County Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for the position of
Victim Assistance Coordinator-Misdemeanor Division
Our office is located in Seguin, which is very close to New Braunfels and conveniently located between Austin and San Antonio.
The position requirements are:
- Associates degree or a minimum of 3 years of experience working in the criminal justice system/victim services
- Fluency in Microsoft Word and Odyssey is preferred
- Experience in criminal prosecution and/or civil litigation
- Experience with Protective Orders is preferred
Salary: $24.11 hourly
Benefits include Medical Insurance, Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave and Retirement.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Under general supervision, the Victim Assistance Coordinator provides direct services to victims of crime and their families within Guadalupe County.
This position reports directly to the Office Manager
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Evaluate and provide victims with Protective Orders applications;
Set and attend Protective Order hearing with applicant;
Send out Crime Victim Information packets, which include all necessary documentation as required by law;
Contact victims to notify of court hearings and to obtain information for the case;
Prepare paperwork for attorneys;
Assist victims with completion of forms, crime victim’s compensation forms and any other necessary paperwork as pertaining to their case.
Refers victims to social services, shelters and other agencies for assistance.
May be called upon to testify in court;
Maintain records for all victims that come through this office. Information must include age, race, gender, ethnicity, number of Crime Victim packets mailed and number returned as well as referrals to other agencies;
Other Important Duties*
Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.
Regular attendance is essential. Must arrive at work on time, prepared to perform assigned duties, and work assigned schedule. Employee must have the ability to work well with others. Employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of themselves and others. Requested accommodations to work hours and schedules are considered on an individual basis.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Good interpersonal relations including ability to explain difficult concepts in stressful situations, Ability to empathize with crime victims, organize information and maintain deadlines, Ability to appropriately handle sensitive information and deal with people tactfully; establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of the legal profession, law enforcement agencies, fellow employees, and the general public;
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED
This employee must be bondable
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to walk, sit, stand, bend and stoop. May be required to lift, carry or push/pull supplies, materials, equipment and/or items weighting up to 20 pounds. Work is primarily conducted indoors.
Guadalupe County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Applications may be obtained online at http://www.co.guadalupe.tx.us or from the Human Resource Office located at 211 W. Court Street, Seguin, Texas. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and letter of interest via e-mail to Office Manager Kellie Davidson-Hall at [email protected] or via fax to 830-379-9491.
Guadalupe County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age and handicapped status in employment or the provision of services.
GUADALUPE COUNTY ATTORNEY