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Victims Advocate GF

Department: Police Dept/Crime Victims Unit Grant
Office: Police Department
Position Number:60-06-424-12206-1
Job ID#:16189
To be considered for this job:You must complete the on-line application form.

You must attach your resume to the on-line application.

You must attach a cover letter that describes why you are interested in this position.
Opening Date for In-House Candidates:05/22/2017
Opening Date to the Public:05/22/2017
Open until filled; for best consideration, apply by:Open until filled
Starting Salary (or salary range):$14.50 - 16.00 per hour
Other information about this position or about working with the City of Rio Rancho:A Drivers License is required for this position. Your driving record must always meet City insurability standards.

This position is funded under a Grant given by a Federal or State Agency. The term (length of employment) of this position is governed by the Grant. Continuance of the position is contingent upon the receipt of recurring Grant funds.
Banner:This is the initial posting of this job opening.
If you are called for an interview or to attend a pre-employment testing session:If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted via e-mail or telephone with a date, time and place to interview.
Typical schedule :M-F; 8-5


Position Title: Victims Advocate  
Department: Police  
Division: Crime Victims Unit  
Reports to: Crime Victim Advocate Coordinator  
FLSA Status: non-Exempt  
Bargaining Unit: none  
Pay Grade: 11A 
Job Status: Term (Grant funded or contract)  
Full Time Equivalent: 1.0  

  Position Summary

The Victims Advocate will provide services to victims of all crimes and serve as Advocate in the City of Rio Rancho. Will assist Program Coordinator, and conduct/coordinate training. The position consists of standard office work hours; however, requires ongoing flexibility in availability to meet and assist victims. A flexible schedule for ongoing availability and assistance is permitted.

 

This is a full-time, grant-funded position. Continuance of the position is dependent upon continuance of grant funding. 

Education, Training and Experience – minimum required to proficiently perform the job

Education / higher education: AA Degree 

           For required college degrees, applicable field(s) of study: Sociology, psychology, welfare, criminal justice, law enforcement, or related field.  

Minimum number of years of directly related experience: No experience required with required Associate’s Degree. In lieu of a degree, two (2) years of related work experience will substitute for the Associate’s Degree.  

Education and/or experience preferences: Two (2) years in human services or criminal justice-related field. 

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Driver’s License requirement: Frequent Driver -- Regular Driver's License      Required Endorsements: None  

Note -- For any driver, driving record must always meet City driving and insurability standards.

Required certifications, licenses or registrations: None 

Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations: None 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform the job

Knowledge: Must be familiar with the criminal justice system, including policies and operations of City and Sandoval County courts, public prosecutors, and law enforcement in the City and Sandoval County. 

Skills:  Must be able to type rapidly and accurately enough to successfully produce documents/spreadsheets, communicate via e-mail, or perform data entry as necessary to accomplish the essential functions of the position.   Use of technology, equipment and software typically used in the office environment. Must have excellent interpersonal skills; good writing and verbal communication skills; must be computer literate 

Abilities: Ability to mentally cope with victims of criminal acts. 

Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities: Internal: Police officers, Court, Other   Advocates. Maintains harmonious,   courteous and understanding relationships, while fostering a collaborative   teamwork environment. External: Other   agencies in City, Sandoval County, Magistrate and District Court. Answers routine questions from the public   or public officials. Presents a   friendly courteous image for the City to the general public, visitors, and public   officials. 

Authorities and Accountabilities

Level of independent decision making: Minimal-incumbent primarily carries-out instructions and follows established procedures 

Budgetary/Financial/Asset accountability: None -- Position has no accountability for, or authority to make, budgetary or financial decisions. 

Span of control: Responsibility for own work (no supervision or leadership expectations) 

Essential Functions

The following functions are typical for this position. The omission of specific functions does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Guide and assist victims through the legal system from first contact (at the crime scene or when notified) through end of case; may include assistance in obtaining appropriate Orders of Protection and preparation for court hearings and trials
  • Notify victims of hearings, trials, offender release, and status with offender programs as appropriate
  • Provide transportation to victims as needed to and from trials and other hearings
  • The position consists of standard office work hours; however, requires ongoing flexibility in availability to meet and assist victims. A flexible schedule for ongoing availability and assistance is permitted.
  • Attend training/conferences relating to grant and professional development. 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Daily activity level: Primarily sedentary 

Physical characteristics: Job requires oral and aural communication; Job requires reading and comprehension of written materials; Job requires normal vision; Must be able to distinguish colors; Grasping with hand, gripping; Keystroking or repetitive motion of hands/fingers/arms; Shift work, including mid and grave.    

Exposures: None. 

Extraordinary working conditions: Must be mentally able to cope with victims of abuse or other criminal acts.  

Hazardous equipment/machinery used: None 

Required personal protective equipment: None. 


If you need an accommodation for a disability that would enable you to apply or interview for this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 505-891-5011 (fax: 505-891-9183).

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