The Josephine County District Attorney’s Office is seeking applicants for the position of Victim Assistance Specialist I; 36 hrs/wk. Employee will contact, aid and support victims of crimes; work with staff from county departments and divisions, victim assistance services, police, courts, corrections and treatment programs, and State and Federal agencies. Work involves specialized clerical duties to maintain and process records and forms in direct support of the victim assistance program including preparation of legal pleadings and victim notifications; processing and verification of monetary losses incurred by crime victims; database entry; and establishing and maintaining a positive working relationship between victims and prosecutors.
QUALIFICATIONS: General knowledge different filing systems including alphabetical, numerical and chronological; business English, spelling and punctuation; general office practices and procedures; recordkeeping. Some knowledge of the operations, policies, terminology and governing laws of the District Attorney’s Office. Must have ability to relate effectively to people in crisis, establish rapport with victims, communicate court procedures and provide emotional support.
Education & Experience Requirements: High school graduation or equivalency, and two years of experience performing clerical work. It is strongly preferred a person has experience and training in assistance and support of persons in emotional crisis; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, ability and desire to perform the above-described duties.
Necessary Special Requirements: Must have a valid Oregon Driver License, or ability to obtain one, and a safe driving history. Must attend a 40-hour Oregon State Victim Assistance Academy. Ability to travel to and attend out-of-town training sessions.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: Those employed in this position are subject to a background investigation including criminal background investigation. Conviction of a crime may disqualify an individual for this classification. Must pass Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) security clearance.
This position is eligible for Insurance benefits.
An original application (ALL pages) is required; we don’t accept resumes only. Bring to Courthouse, Rm 162 or mail to Josephine County Human Resources, 500 NW 6th Street Dept 11, Grants Pass, OR 97526. EOE
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