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County Attorney

Company: Williamson County
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Provides assistance to victims and their families involved in adult misdemeanor and juvenile criminal cases by preparing and providing various information, access to resources, and guidance through the criminal justice system. Serves as the liaison between the Victim and Prosecutor to ensure the Victim has a point of contact thats available to provide assistance. Provides assistance on Protective Order inquiries that are received in the County Attorneys Office and sits in on interviews with the Prosecutor and applicants.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
  • Provides contact to the victims family members to inform them of rights as victims of crime
  • Communicates frequently via telephone with victims following up on the status of their case and answers questions regarding the Court setting, restitution issues, crime victims compensation and other general questions
  • Performs case entry into Odyssey database for new criminal cases and protective orders
  • Assists victims families both oral and written through the judicial system by offering information regarding the legal process, providing information pertaining to the case and offering victims familys proper counseling referrals; encourages victims families to attend all court settings and keep them apprised of case information
  • Processes mail packets to victims families providing information that a case has been filed, restitution form, victims impact statement for disposition purposes and crime victim compensation application for medical bills
  • Assists Prosecutor in preparing the victim to testify by reviewing expectations and questions that might be asked during Court and addressing any concerns
  • Meets with and prepares appropriate paperwork for the protective order applicant and prosecutor when the applicant is applying for a protective order
  • Processes and forward victims paperwork to appropriate agency
  • Processes returned mail from the victim by logging in Odyssey and filing in its respective case
  • Attends monthly meetings with the Childrens Advocacy Center
  • Communicates frequently with crime victims, families of crime victims, witnesses, attorneys, local law enforcement agencies, county personnel and the general public
  • Attend court two days a week at a satellite location, if needed
  • Performs special duties as assigned
ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS
  • Reports directly to Chief Victim Assistance Coordinator
  • Direct Reports No
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Position involves prolonged sitting at a workstation, prolonged reading, visual examination of documents, reaching, walking, twisting, bending, repetitive motions and standing
  • Position involves occasional lifting and carrying of up to fifty (50) pounds and exertion of up to twenty-five (25) pounds of force to move objects
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
  • Work is primarily indoors in an air-conditioned environment
  • High-volume legal office with adverse critical and confrontational situations
  • Interaction with persons accused or convicted of crimes
  • Accompanies victims and families to court for court appearances
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) years work experience in social work, criminal justice or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Possess strong organizational skills and proven ability to maintain accurate and detailed records that will be audited periodically
  • Ability to work under pressure in a high-volume office, produce accurate work and meet established deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to type and enter data with appropriate speed and efficiency
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Possess or obtain a valid Texas drivers license by date of hire
  • Possess and maintain a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Degree in Social work or related field
  • Experience working with victims of crime and knowledge of the criminal justice system in a public sector setting
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
IRREGULAR HOURS
  • Work outside of regular office hours (Monday-Friday) may be required
  • Ability to answer on-call phone after hours and on weekends
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department.

TOBACCO FREE WORKPLACE POLICY
Williamson County is a tobacco free workplace. The use of tobacco and non-tobacco products such as vapor, e-cigarettes and the use of chewing tobacco or like products is prohibited on all Williamson County premises. Employees who violate this policy are subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Keywords: Williamson County, Georgetown , County Attorney, Other , Georgetown, Texas

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