New Zealand Law Society - Prosecutor 1 - Tamaki Makaurau

Prosecutor 1 - Tamaki Makaurau

NZ Police
Office of Constable/Police Employee
Permanent, Full-Time
Multiple Positions Available
Starting Salary from $77,862
Job Req ID 27924

About the role

NZ Police are offering an exciting opportunity to join the Police Prosecution Service (PPS) as a Prosecutor in either Auckland City, Counties Manukau, or Waitemata, within their Tamaki Makaurau District PPS team.

With PPS you will gain a sound knowledge of prosecution processes including advocacy, knowledge of the Law and court practices. You will be part of a diverse group of Constabulary prosecutors, Police Employee lawyers, and support and managerial staff. Dependent on your level of experience and knowledge at entry you will be involved in various out-of-court case management processes, such as file analysis, writing submissions, and liaising with police investigators and defense counsel.

In addition, you will be involved with courtroom advocacy, ranging from first appearance courts through to Judge alone Trials and sentencings hearings.

Your knowledge and understanding of key New Zealand statutes and legislation, combined with your desire and motivation to present well-constructed and compelling prosecution cases, will enable you to undertake a vital role in the Criminal Justice Sector and in the operationalization of New Zealand Police's strategy.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Communication – Having the skills to effectively communicate with our people, partners and community.
  • Decision Making – Having the critical thinking and problem solving skills to make sound decisions and responses under pressure in a face to face setting
  • Law and Policy – Having a sound understanding of prosecution and court processes, and the ability to analyze complex information accurately.
  • Individually Responsible and Accountable – Being accountable for your performance and taking responsibility for your contribution and development.
  • Clear – Show an understanding of a Prosecutor’s purpose within Police and the outcomes we are striving to deliver.
  • Enabling through self-leadership – Ability to seek opportunities to develop your own skills, knowledge and experience

Special Requirements:

  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full reference and security check prior to any offer of employment being made
  • Successful applicant must reside within Tamaki Makaurau
  • If you are a Police Employee applicant, you must have an LLB degree and have the ability to get a practicing certificate and provide copy of qualification eligibility.
  • If you are a Constabulary applicant, you must have a current Sergeants CPK and have applied to enter the Sergeants Career Progression Framework, or be a substantive Sergeant, or be fully qualified under a previous promotion scheme. You will also hold currency in PITT, PCT and First Aid certificates.

What you’ll bring

Being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.

This role is set at Individual Contributor level, this means your key purpose is “to deliver (or enable others to deliver) Our Business”.

We will ask you questions based on “How we will deliver Our Business – Core Competencies” and the appropriate role level, i.e. Sergeant. These questions will be unique and specific to the role, focusing on the aspects the hiring manager believes are most important for that position at the time. For more information on Our Values, click here.

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Working Flexibly

Your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We’re open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business.

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How to apply

If this position sounds like you, apply now. You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae and application form. Before confirmation of hire, pre-employment checks will be undertaken. For further information on the application process, please copy and paste this URL:

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Applications will close at 5pm on Thursday, 2nd December 2021

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