Court Liaison Officer
Dartmouth, NS, CANADA;
Security and Surveillance ; Law Enforcement
Government and Public Sector
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Jan 15, 2013
Job Posting Date: January 15, 2013
Competition # : 13-005U\
One (1) full-time position
Court Liaison Officer
Support Division – Halifax Regional Police
Reporting to the Sergeant in charge of Integrated Court Section, the Court Liaison Officer facilitates communication between the Halifax Regional Police and the Courts, Crown Attorneys, Probation Services, RCMP, Military Police, and outside police departments, while at all times respecting the confidential nature of the position. It is expected that the incumbent has a genuine appreciation for and understanding of protocol, discretion and professionalism, is able to accept and assume responsibility, and has the ability to interpret and make common decisions in accordance with prescribed procedures and practices of Halifax Regional Police.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
SECONDARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Reads files and prepares informations for Youth and Adult Prosecution
- Verifies charge wordings and grounds for selected charges
- Obtains evidence and witness materials to include with file
- Prepare files and make necessary copies for Courts, Records, and Defence
- Prepares re-summons files to keep them in the system
- Prepares, tracks, records, and files all matters relating to the Adult Diversion and Restorative Justice Programs
- Responsible for swearing informations and replacement informations and for bringing disclosure of charge files to court
- Deals with all cell and non-cell matters which includes new charges and/or warrants and remanded persons
- Receives all summons and subpoenas and other court documentation from Provincial, Supreme and Family Courts
- Receives summons from other agencies
- Maintains a registry of all incoming/outgoing documentation of above
- Maintains and controls a log of all Police Officer subpoenas, including transport of these documents to various divisions
- Distributes summons/subpoenas for service
- Frequently liaises with Prosecutor and City Legal staff
- Deals with the public on calls pertaining to summons questions.
- Assists members in the correct procedure of putting together a court file and with any questions with respect to court files
- Returns finalized files then withdraws or enters the file into the system and through the courts
- Liaises with Crown Office and Adult Probation regarding Adult Diversion matters
- Liaises with Crown Office, Probation Services, Restorative Justice, Justice of the Peace, etc. regarding ongoing files
- Liaises with Access Nova Scotia in relation to impaired driving files.
Education & Experience:
Job Specific Knowledge:
- Grade 12
- Three (3) years related work experience
- Five (5) years experience working in a police environment
- Experience working within the court system, an asset.
- Knowledge of Halifax Regional Police policies and procedures
- Knowledge and understanding of the Criminal Code of Canada as well as Provincial and Municipal Statutes
- Knowledge of Halifax Regional Police court system
- Minimum of 2 years experience with Versadex, GroupWise, Delrina, Digital Mugshot System, MS Word, MS Excel, JEINS and CPIC.
Job Description Behavioural Competencies: Organization and Planning, Communication, Analytical Thinking, Flexibility, Customer Service, Valuing Diversity.
NOTE: Candidates being considered for the position of Court Liaison Officer must successfully meet the security clearance requirements administered by Halifax Regional Police, which include, but are not limited to, a pre-employment polygraph.
SALARY: $58,403.00 per year as per the Halifax Regional Police Association Collective Agreement.
HOURS OF WORK: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. The employee(s) may be required to work overtime when necessary.
CLOSING DATE: applications will be received up to midnight January 26, 2013
Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions if other qualified candidates are not available, and the retiree possesses specialized knowledge and/or a unique skill set not otherwise available. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.