Office of Prosecution Services
Certified Victim Service Officer
WORKSITE: Office of the District Attorney, Bessemer Cutoff Tenth Judicial Circuit
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.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