County of Galveston

DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE  

Position Announcement

                                               

                                                                 VICTIM ASSISTANCE COORDINATOR  

PAY GRADE:    16           PAY STEP: A1          FLSA STATUS:     __  Exempt      x   Non-Exempt

ANNUAL: $ 33,387.17    BI-WEEKLY: $ 1,284.12      HOURLY: $16.05

POSITION SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for providing information and assistance to persons victimized in misdemeanor and juvenile cases.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Explains the meaning of probated sentences to victims; informs victims of their rights.

  • Provides information and assistance to victims as requested.

  • Screens misdemeanor and juvenile cases; provides the victim with the names of the assigned prosecutor and investigator.

  • Screens and interviews protective order applicants; sets up interviews with DA for applicants.

  • Prepares and files protective orders.

  • Monitors and provides victims with information regarding relevant court proceedings.

  • Opens and processes Victim Impact Statements; dates and files statements.

  • Accompanies victims to courtroom as requested.

  • Refers victims to appropriate social service agencies.

  • Assists victims in establishing restitution totals.

  • Assists victims with regard to the return of property held by law enforcement agencies.

  • Notifies victims of case dispositions.

  • Prepares monthly statistical and grant reports.

  • Prepares and maintains relevant files.

  • Provides training to misdemeanor and family law prosecutors with regard to victims’ rights and policies.

  • Process grant funds, including writing and completing the necessary requirements to initially request grant funds, presenting that request to the appropriate funding agency, maintaining records and documentation throughout the period of the grant and submitting compliance reports as mandated.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES AND SKILLS

  • Comprehensive knowledge of victims’ rights legislation, policies, and procedures.

  • Thorough knowledge of the purposes, principles, terminology, and practices employed in courtroom proceedings and the judicial process.

  • Thorough knowledge of legislation, current problems, and professional literature related to courtroom proceedings and the judicial process.

  • Thorough knowledge of local and state law, procedures, and policies as they relate to the mission of the department.

  • Thorough knowledge of Galveston County government, geography, economics, demographics, society, goals, politics, policies, and

  • procedures.

  • Working knowledge of advanced professional techniques in courtroom proceedings and the judicial process.

  • Working knowledge of administrative planning, management, and supervision as it applies to the position.

  • Working knowledge of county department operations, organization, accountability, and responsibility.

  • Working knowledge of the preparation and interpretation of statistical, technical, and narrative reports regarding department activities.

  • Ability to operate with political and social sensitivity in the mediation and discussion of high-tension disputes and situations.

  • Ability to operate common office equipment and machinery, including photocopier, facsimile machine, computer, and typewriter.

  • Skill in performing mathematical calculations.

  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

The work is typically performed while sitting, standing, bending, crouching, or walking.  The employee may occasionally lift light and heavy objects.  The work is typically performed in an office or in a courtroom.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.

Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an

 apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Texas for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

County of Galveston Human Resources Dept.

601 Tremont - 23rd Suite 310

Galveston, Texas 77550

The Ray Holbrook County Annex Building

Phone # (409) 770-5418  Fax to (409) 770-5351


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02/21/07