Under general supervision of the City of St. George Police Department Victim Witness Coordinator, provides assistance in crisis intervention, victim assistance, social services, and grant writing.
Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
1. Provides crime victim advocacy and support to crime victims from date of crime through closing of case in judicial system.
2. Cooperates and assists the department and the County Attorney’s office in the preparation of complaints, protective orders, stalking injunctions, and child protection cases. Responds to discovery requests, motions, briefs, jury instructions, court orders, bench warrants, petition notices, subpoenas, stipulations, etc.
3. Receives and reviews cases set for court appearance, extracts and records data regarding identification of victims and witnesses, conducts interviews to determine level and type of services appropriate to the individual case, sets up files needed to monitor level and success of victim/witness services, writes reports documenting referrals and actions, and assures confidentiality of all file materials.
4. Assists attorney in providing support to and advocacy for victims prior to and during court proceedings; coordinates with attorneys assigned to cases in determining proper level and type of restitution to be sought; establishes “safe environment” to promote effective communications between victims, witnesses, and legal staff; and assists victims in locating and receiving social services and assistance such as medical, personal therapy, etc.
5. Assists in performing case analysis, research, and background checks to determine the appropriate type and level of restitution due to crime victims; prepares written restitution statements; coordinates and apprises legal staff of findings and makes recommendations to the court for the same; offers in-court testimony; and provides special information to crime victims seeking restitution or legal remedies.
6. Assists in preparing victims for court appearances and assists in victim statements.
7. Monitors disposition of court cases and apprises victims and witnesses of results.
8. Provides assistance to others in person and on the telephone.
9. May act as liaison with various community support groups.
10. Supports and facilitates individuals and agencies in complying with the Utah Victim Rights Act.
11. Performs other related duties as required.
Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions
Performs duties that may include light physical effort such as lifting, bending, stooping, and walking. Deals appropriately with people in situations that may, at times, become confrontational, stressful, or uncomfortable. Deals with situations or conditions that may be psychologically traumatic. Manages numerous tasks and assignments with frequent interruptions. Work may require exposure to stressful circumstances, including the meeting of deadlines, other stressful work conditions, and contact with the public or other employees in negative or traumatic situations.
1. May not have been convicted of an offense involving dishonesty, unlawful sexual conduct, physical violence and/or domestic violence.
2. May not have been convicted of a crime for which the applicant could have been punished by imprisonment in a federal penitentiary of this or another state.
3. Must demonstrate good moral character as determined by a background investigation.
4. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
5. Ability to communicate in Spanish preferred.
6. Experience in crisis intervention, victim assistance, social services, and grant writing and reporting preferred.
7. Must possess a valid driver license. A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of employment and be maintained throughout employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Principles, practices, and methods applied in working with victims of violent crimes, the abused, traumatic incidents.
• Knowledge of law enforcement and court procedures.
• Working knowledge of a computer, word processing, and spreadsheets.
• Oral and written communications.
• Possess strong interpersonal skills.
• Type documents accurately and professionally.
• Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action.
• Obtain information through interview, interrogation, and observation.
• Operate police style communication equipment.
• Resolve a variety of problems dealing with victims of violence and traumatic events, and to coordinate assistance and treatment for those individuals.
• Work effectively with department personnel, other state and local victim agencies, and the public.
Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at careers.sgcity.org. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position is open until filled. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.