These additional documents must be attached to your on-line application which may require that you scan them: LETTER OF INTEREST, and COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS (UNOFFICIAL ACCEPTABLE).
Victim Witness Coordinator -Provides support and liaison services to victims, with specific focus on victims of sexual assault and witnesses, for the County Attorney’s Office. Coordinates hearing and legal arrangements; and communicates with crime victims, and their advocates and witnesses on behalf of the County Attorney’s office.
Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources
Requires a Bachelor’s degree. Degrees best suited for this position include criminology, sociology, psychology, and social work. Requires two years of experience working in the criminal justice system or providing victim and witness assistance.
Must pass an extensive criminal history background investigation.
Representative Examples of Work
Contacts victims and witnesses of crimes, explains the County Attorney’s Office role and procedures, provides referral to the Crime Victim Advocate Program for advocacy and support services. Answers questions and explains the legal and judicial system processes and procedures to victims and witnesses as their case moves through the legal and court systems. Maintains contact with victims, their advocates, and witnesses to provide them with information. Attends judicial hearings and trials, as needed, in order to provide victims and witnesses with information during such sessions. Schedules interviews with victims, their advocates, witnesses, prosecution, and defense. Provides victims and witnesses with information concerning court hearings, and serves as liaison between the victim, Crime Victim Advocates, and the County’s prosecuting attorney. Explains Youth Court Act to victims of juvenile offenders. Mails subpoenas and provides appearance information to advocates and witnesses; provides employer intercession services for witnesses when requested; resolves appearance issues to ensure out-of-town victims and witnesses appear in court. Provides criminal justice agency partners (i.e., law enforcement, advocates, etc.) status updates regarding ongoing cases (i.e., charging decisions for pending cases, continuances, etc.). Assists County Attorney’s Office staff and law enforcement in gathering and presenting information from victims as to restitution requested. Provides the prosecuting attorney with impressions and opinions concerning the strength of the case and the victims and witnesses, strategy and planning. Maintains accurate documentation, records, case notes, and files on each case; and prepares materials for assigned attorneys as necessary. Reviews files to ensure that all witnesses have been listed and to determine investigative information required, including medical reports, state crime laboratory reports, possible blood, hair, saliva, and handwriting samples. Secures evidence, and obtains and disseminates investigative information as appropriate. Participates in local interagency networks including social service agencies, law enforcement agencies, and community organizations providing a coordinated community response to victims of crime. Attends training meetings, conferences, and workshops as necessary.
The work is primarily performed in an office setting but involves frequent visits to city and county offices. The work involves contact with people who have experienced violence creating the potential for significant emotional stress for the employee and possible exposure to violent incidents.
Additional Required Information
Supplemental information may be required with your application for this position. Check the TO APPLY section of this job posting to see what documents may be required. All required documents must be attached before you submit this application. THIS MAY REQUIRE THAT YOU SCAN THOSE DOCUMENTS SO THEY CAN BE ATTACHED HERE.
Submit your Missoula County on-line application by 5:00 p.m. Monday 12/1/2014. These additional documents must be attached to your on-line application which may require that you scan them: LETTER OF INTEREST, and COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS (UNOFFICIAL ACCEPTABLE). Missoula County Human Resources Department is located at 199 W Pine, Missoula, MT 59802. For questions about online application process call 406-258-4462 or 406-258-4874. Applicants may submit a written request for any accommodation needed to participate in the application and selection process. Missoula County will consider any reasonable accommodation. The Missoula County EEOP is on file in the Human Resources Office.
To Apply: Visit Our Online Application