Victim Assistant Advocate

DEPARTMENT: DISTRICT ATTORNEY

JOB TITLE: VICTIM ASSISTANCE ADVOCATE

SUPERVISOR: Administrative Assistant       EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full Time / Non-exempt

**Please complete an application and attach a resume online at www.randallcounty.com** 

JOB SUMMARY:  This position requires knowledge of court proceedings and legal terminology. The victim assistance advocate is in frequent contact with the public in person, by telephone and through email.  The victim assistance advocate has sufficient knowledge of investigations, pending cases, dispositions and is to provide information to victims of crime. This person must maintain discretion in communications without jeopardizing pending matters or without creating liability for victims or agencies involved.  The victim assistance advocate is required to provide services to victims and promote victim restoration.  This staff person is required to provide victim notification, victim impact statements, assist with CVC registration, collect statement of pecuniary damages for restitution/victim compensation, and accompany them through the judicial process. The advocate will provide assistance to ensure the victim understands their constitutional rights in the legal process. The Victim Assistance Advocate will be sensitive to the specific needs of each victim and refer them to resources for available victim services.  Starting salary is approximately $46,000-$49,000, based on expierence.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Knowledge of legal terminology and format.
  2. Knowledge of Court Room Procedure.
  3. Proficiency in typing (40/50 WPM).

4.  Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise.

5.  Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks.

6.  Computer literate, with proficiency in Windows, Word and Outlook.

7.  Knowledge in communicating and working with victims.

   8.  Professional attitude and appearance

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Respond to victim inquiries and co-workers in a courteous manner.
  2. Provide information and assistance to victims of crime.
  3. Type legal documents, correspondence, and reports which require knowledge of legal terminology and format.
  4. Participate in victim meetings with a prosecutor.
  5. Operate computer, scanner, and copy machine.
  6. Maintain accurate calendar of daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly office and court activities and appointments with victim and prosecutor.
  7. Perform other duties as requested.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  1. Ability to work in a high stress environment and perform several tasks at once.

2.  Ability to work after/before regular business hours and/or overtime as job requires.

CONTACT WITH OTHERS:

High interaction with staff members, the public , media, District and County Courts, Law Enforcement Agencies, defendants, and Probation

The Randall County District Attorney’s Office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicapped status in the employment or the provision of services.