Assistant District Attorney – Bessemer District Attorney’s Office


Office of Prosecution Services

Certified Victim Service Officer

WORKSITE:   Office of the District Attorney, Bessemer Cutoff Tenth Judicial Circuit

 

PURPOSE: DUTIES:

To provide critical assistance and support to victims of crime

 

  • Establish an initial personal line of communication with victims and provide assistance and support to victims during pre-trial procedures, trial, and the appellate process.
  • Administer programs and implement policies to keep victims informed of the status of their case as it moves through the legal
  • Attended court dockets to provide support to victim
  • Serve as liaison between victims and attorneys.
  • Respond to written and verbal inquiries made by victims concerning their case or the court
  • Develop reports and maintain documentation of victim informat
  • Assist in creating improved communication and collaboration among local victim service agencie
  • Create and maintain a current list of local resources for victim
  • Assist the Office of Prosecution Services in maintaining a state wide list of local resources for victims.
  • Inform victims of the availability of support services and assist victims in contacting and commencing the utilization of those servic
  • Provide victims with information to apply for restitution and to obtain return of propert
  • Advise victims of their right to compensation through the Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Fund and assist in obtaining application forms.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as
  • Maintain and manage reports and records documenting victim services rendered.
  • Prepare program information including statistical reports, case files, and other information as required for grant reporting and evaluation
  • Develop, plan and make recommendations to enhance the victim service officer
  • Assist in the full implementation of the program project’ s goals and objectiv

 

EXPERIENCE AND JOB KNOWLEDGE

 

  • High School Degree or Grant Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  • Fundamental working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Ex
  • Knowledge of criminal process and its application to crimes and crime victims from initial investigation through final disposition.
  • Ability to deal with the public in difficult or stressful situa
  • Ability to work with and manage materials in a confidential
  • Ability to organize workload to efficiently prioritize and meet multiple demands and deadlines.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with coworkers as a team
  • Ability to work independently on a variety of assignments.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to speak Spanish as a second language

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

SALARIES: $45,000 Annually with Benefits RESUME DEADLINE JANUARY 4, 2019

SELECTION DATE JANUARY 15, 2019

TRAINING DATE JANUARY 25, 2019 

CANDIDATES WILL BE INTERVIEWED BEFORE A 5- PANEL COMMITTEE IN THE BESSEMER DA’S OFFICE. 

TWO PEOPLE WILL BE SELECTED, ONE OF WHICH IS PREFERABLY BILINGUAL WITH SPANISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE.

 

 

CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE HICKS POWE, CHIEF ASSISTANT DA

 MAILING ADDRESS:

powev@iccal.org (205) 497-8610

 

 Office of the District Attorney, Bessemer Cutoff c/o Interview Panel for VSO

1851 2nd Avenue North, Ste 110

Bessemer, Alabama 35020

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