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Victim/Witness Secretary - Full-time - District Attorney's Office

Kittanning, PA
This is a full-time position at 37.5 hours per week, M - F.

Overall Responsibilities:

To perform a variety of clerical duties including, but not limited to, notifying Victims of Court proceedings and discussing case status while the Victim/Witness Coordinator is away from the office. This responsibility shall be served regardless the age of the offender. Confidentiality pertaining to records and victim information is a must.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Assist the Victim/Witness Coordinator with clerical duties such as typing and preparing and/or filing notifications to victims/witnesses regarding hearing information.  Gain working knowledge of the Prosecutor’s Management Application.  Clarification of Victim Impact Statements and Victim Claim Forms for Restitution mailings from the Victim/Witness Coordinator. Shall become familiar with the PCCD standards and procedures. Assist the Victim/Witness Coordinator with the scheduling of the victim/witness during the trial per and/or Fact-Finding Hearings and notification of continuances.  Assist the Victim/Witness Coordinator with the paperwork in preparation for criminal and juvenile proceedings.  Assist the Victim/Witness Coordinator with calling Police Departments for reports and/or laboratories for invoices.  Assist the Victim/Witness Coordinator with compiling restitution data to be considered for inclusion in Court Orders.  Be familiar with the types and extent of the services offered and provided to victim/witnesses to better assist the Victim/Witness Coordinator with keeping accurate records and to better assist victim/witnesses with related questions.
Minimum Qualifications:

Must have proof of Criminal Background/Child Abuse Clearances and have FBI fingerprinting complete prior to employment.

High school diploma plus computer skills and training. 
2 to 4 years’ experience working in the criminal justice or human services system or related field, or any acceptable combination of experience and training.

Comprehensive benefit package includes contributory healthcare, dental, vision, short-term disability, and lump sum death benefit; contributory pension; monthly vacation and sick day accrual, 14 paid holidays.

Armstrong County considers qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, service animals, familiar status, veteran status, gender, non-job related disability, or any other legally protected status.
For questions concerning this or any other position, please contact the Employment Coordinator at (724)548-3205.

The County of Armstrong is an equal opportunity employer. In recognition of its responsibility to its staff and the community it serves, we reaffirm our policy to assure fair and equal treatment in all of our employment practices, for all persons. We will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age or national origin, nor against any qualified individual with a disability, disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam War.

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