Posted April 26, 2017
Victim Witness Advocate I/II
ABOUT THE POSITION
Provides criminal justice system, case status, restitution process and related information to victim and witnesses; monitors cases through the judicial system; per-forms a variety of data entry and office support functions to the program; performs related work assigned. This is a limited term, 30 hour per week position with a grant end date of 6/30/18. There is one position open in the District Attorney’s Office and can be filled at the I or II level depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant.
Victim Witness Advocate I — $1,983 — $2,543 per month plus benefits
Victim Witness Advocate II — $2,191 — $2,808 per month plus benefits
(approx. proration at .80 FTE)
Salary ranges have six steps with approximately 5% between each step. New employees normally start at step one and after satisfactory performance during a 12 month probationary period, advance to the second step. Thereafter, annual step increases are based upon satisfactory performance.
CalPERS retirement plan, deferred compensation plans available with monthly matching employer contributions; paid holiday, vacation and sick leave; paid health insurance, life insurance, and vision insurance for employee; partially paid dental insurance for employee. This position is part of the Colusa County Employees Association (CCEA), Miscellaneous Unit.
Provides information on the criminal justice system, restitution policies, the court system and case status to victims and witnesses of crime in person or over the telephone.
Provides crisis intervention to victims and witnesses of crimes to assist in reducing trauma, and facilitate adjust-ment; provides advice and referral on a short term and follow-up basis.
Assists victims and witnesses of crimes to assist in reducing trauma, and facilitate adjustment; provides advice and referral on a short term and follow-up basis.
Assists victims and witnesses in various processes of the criminal justice system such as completing forms, ensur-ing property return and arranging interviews with police and attorney staff.
Provides referrals to various support and community organizations and assists victims and witnesses in obtaining counseling, medical and dental care, protective services, psychiatric services, child care, food, shelter, clothing and related services.
Assists victims in obtaining eligible compensation and restitution by evaluation; assists in completing claim forms.
Prepares correspondence, impact statements, case records, program information and related reports; maintains records and documentation of victim/witness cases.
May attend a variety of hearings and meetings.
Performs various office support and clerical duties such as receiving and screening telephone calls, typing, data entry, processing forms and maintaining case files.
Operates standard office equipment, including a computer in the course of work.
May be required to drive a personal or county motor vehicle to attend meetings or transport clients.
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Victim Witness Advocate I:
Two years of experience involving work directly related to the provision of services to victims, peer counseling or social work preferred.
Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. Possession of an Associate of Arts degree with major course work in criminal justice, sociology, psychology or a related field is desirable.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, valid CA driver’s license.
Possess of, or ability to obtain, entry and advance Victim Advocate Training Certificates prior to promoting to the II level.
Must successfully pass a background investigation.
Victim Witness Advocate II:
In addition to the qualifications for the Victim Witness Advocate I:
Two years of experience providing direct information and support to victims and witnesses.
Possession of entry Victim Advocate Training Certificate and possession of, or ability to obtain advanced Victim Advocate Training Certificate.
Applications may be obtained from and returned to:
Human Resources Department
250 5th Street
Colusa, CA 95932
Scanned completed application packets may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
A complete application packet will include:
A signed completed standard Colusa County Application. REV. 032117
Copy of Victim Advocate Training Certificate (s) if applicable
Submitting an incomplete packet may result in the disqualification of your application.
The applications will be used to select the best-qualified applicant to participate in the selection process. A skills examination may be administered to those candidates meeting the minimum qualifications. A qualifications appraisal interview will be used to assess the candidate’s knowledge, skills and training experience. The District Attorney will make the final selection and appointment.
THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED, FIRST REVIEW IS APRIL 28, 2017 BY 5:00 PM. It is to your advantage to submit an application as soon as possible as the recruitment may close at any time following the first review. Resumes are encouraged but may not be substituted for any part of the official application. Application forms must be filled out completely and show clearly that all minimum requirements are met. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection in the examination process.
Note: The information contained in this flyer is general in nature and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Colusa County does not reimburse applicants for any travel or related expenses incurred in connection with applying for employment.
COLUSA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER