Prosecutor 1, it starts with you!
Mō te tūnga | About the role
NZ Police are offering an exciting opportunity to join the Police Prosecution Service (PPS) as a Prosecutor and have multiple positions available in Tāmakai Makaurau, Wellington, Hawkes Bay, New Plymouth, Tokoroa & Whakatane.
You will be joining PPS at the start of an exciting period; with a significant injection of new funding and a project team established to support this, PPS is recruiting new staff, establishing new roles, and looking to develop new ways of working – all with the goal of ensuring our national team provides great prosecution services to our community and are well supported to do a great job. We are pleased to be able to use this new funding to recruit a substantial number of additional prosecutors to support our fantastic, hardworking team. We will also be streamlining and creating consistency in our practices and introducing greater flexibility into our resourcing so we can inject extra support into offices when work demands change.
Another exciting change for PPS, that you will be play a key part in, is the wider justice sector’s implementation of the Chief District Court Judge’s Te Ao Mārama vision for the future of the District Court; to improve the experience for all people who participate in the court system, including victims and whanau.
As part of the PPS whanau, 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.
You will be involved with courtroom advocacy, ranging from first appearance courts through to Judge alone Trials and sentencings hearings. In addition, you will be involved in various out-of-court case management processes, such as file analysis, writing submissions, and liaising with police investigators and defence counsel.
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 operationalisation of New Zealand Police's strategy.
He aha taau e kawe mai | 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.
If you are an internal applicant, you must apply internally through the police system. You must provide an alternative contact email address.
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. Individual Contributor. For more information on Our Core Competencies, please visit: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/core-competencies-how-we-will-deliver-our-business.pdf
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, please visit: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/nzp-our-values.pdf
To view the position description for this role please visit: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/pd/06-2021/prosecutor.pdf
Our mission is to prevent crime and harm through exceptional policing. Our vision is to be the safest country. Our purpose is to ensure everybody can be safe and feel safe.
Whakaritenga motuhake | Special requirements
Current CPK at the rank of the vacancy you are applying for, and either,
For Police Employees this is not a requirement to apply, however, you are willing to undertake to engage in a leadership programme at the advertised level, at a future date
Wā Mahi Ngāwari | 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.
For more information on the above, please visit: https://www.police.govt.nz/careers
Tono ināianei | Apply now
If this position sounds like you, follow one of the below links to apply. You will be required to submit an application form and a CV. Before confirmation of hire, pre-employment checks will be undertaken.
For further information on the application process, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/careers
Follow the below links to apply:
Tāmaki Makaurau - JR4581536 https://career10.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=4581536&company=nzpolice
Wellington - JR4581547 https://career10.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=4581547&company=nzpolice
Lower Hutt - JR4581565 https://career10.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=4581565&company=nzpolice
Hawkes Bay - JR4581539 https://career10.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=4581539&company=nzpolice
New Plymouth - JR4581571 https://career10.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=4581571&company=nzpolice
Whakatane - JR4581564 https://career10.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=4581564&company=nzpolice
If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Joshua.Kinvig@police.govt.nz
Applications close Monday 11th September 2023.