Victim Services Coordinator
Provide services and guidance to victims and witnesses to VRA eligible crimes for the Loveland Police Department, in order to maintain compliance with the Department’s obligations under the VRA State and Federal statutes.
The salary range for this position is $22.07- $31.97 per hour with a hiring range of $22.07 - $27.02, depending on qualifications and experience. DEADLINE: Position will close to applicants on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 12:00pm M.S.T.
Selection process timeline
Please note: These are the ONLY dates available for the selection process.
Interviews (in-person): December 6, 2021
Background, Psych and Drug Screen: early December
Offer extended: Mid-January
Anticipated Start Date: February 8, 2022
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.
• Gather information from victims and witnesses in order to direct them to appropriate resources and services.
• Inform victims and witnesses of the criminal justice process and legal proceedings.
• Enter victim data daily into required VRA databases to insure timely victim notification such as VINE and Arrest Watch.
• Respond to various locations within the City of Loveland, occasionally after normal working hours, to provide emotional support for affected V/W and ensure they are treated with fairness, respect and dignity.
• Research daily police records to determine if VRA crimes occurred and identify involved victims/witnesses.
• Provide training and updates to police officers and civilian victim advocates on VRA related issues.
• Maintain VRA related databases and prepares written reports as needed.
• Coordinate volunteer advocate activities.
• Ensure that victim services handouts are kept current.
• Establish and maintain cooperative network with victims’ services personnel from neighboring agencies.
• Other duties as assigned.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities. May coordinate and schedule volunteers.
Possess knowledge of crime victim related issues and community resources. Possess knowledge of Colorado Revised Statutes and City ordinances as they relate to VRA. 2
Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods in an office environment. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with police officers, other employees, and the public. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to evaluate situations and make complicated and appropriate decisions in stressful environments. Ability to take information and prepare clear, concise reports. Ability to follow department policies. Typing (35 wpm), word processing, and data entry. Ability to protect confidential information. Ability to use routine software and business applications including, but not limited to Microsoft office software. Reports to work on time and maintains an acceptable attendance record.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in psychology, social work, or related field that is recognized by the American Council on Education and two years of related experience (preferred); or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior law enforcement experience is desirable.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Possession of, or ability to obtain Victim/Witness certification. Must possess a current and valid driver’s license.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee would encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Normal office environment which may have moderate levels of noise.
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
APPLICANTS WHO ARE UNSUCCESSFUL IN THE SELECTION PROCESS MAY APPLY FOR FUTURE OPENINGS.
Conditional employment offers are contingent on the successful completion of an extensive criminal background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological examination and drug screen.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Loveland, CO 80537