Victim/Witness Advocate

City of Henderson, NV
Full Time
Henderson, NV
$27.84 - $36.28 an hour
Posted 4 days ago
Job description
Position Overview

The City of Henderson announces an examination to create an eligibility list and to fill one (1) vacancy for the classification of Victim/Witness Advocate in the Police Department. The eligibility list may be utilized to fill vacancies for this classification for up to one (1) year.

Under general supervision, provides administrative support, direction, and information to victims and witnesses of domestic violence and other crimes for the City Attorney’s Office and Police Department; and performs related duties as assigned.

Current Vacancy Information:

The position of Victim Advocate will respond to the needs of victims of all crime categories to include, but not limited to: crimes against persons (domestic violence, sexual assault, battery, homicide, home invasion, human trafficking, child abuse, elder abuse) property crimes, traffic related crimes, and fraud. The victim advocate will provide direct services and referrals on a case-by-case basis to support victims of crime through the judicial system from arrest to prosecution to post-conviction assistance. The victim advocate will work closely with patrol and specialized units to act as a liaison between the victim and law enforcement, as well as the victim and the courts.

NOTE: This is a grant funded position. Funding for this position is currently approved through December 31, 2024. Continuation of this position is subject to ongoing grant funding. Upon the expiration of grant funds, employees taking this position will have rights as outlined in the “reduction in force” language in the applicable contract or civil service rules.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, social work, or closely related field
  • Three (3) years of experience working in domestic violence for a criminal justice system
  • Note: An equivalent combination of related training and experience may be considered
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Nevada or “border state” driver’s license, as defined by NRS 483
  • Must pass a nationwide fingerprint-based record check, and a wants/warrants check
  • Must complete Security Awareness and National Crime Information Center (NCIC)/Nevada Criminal Justice Information System (NCJIS) certification within six months of hire/transfer and be recertified every two years. Must maintain certifications in NCIC/NCJIS as a condition of continued employment.
  • Desirable: Experience performing grant duties for a municipal government or non-profit agency

Required Documents/Assessment Information

1) Completed Employment Application

Structured Selection Interview (Weighted 100%): Tuesday, June 7, 2022
(Best Qualified Candidates)

All applicants will be notified by email or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after the closing date of this announcement.

If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, you will be required to self-schedule through the City of Henderson online application system. Please check your email and/or text messages on a regular basis after submitting your application for complete instructions, which include where and when to report.

The assessment and selection process for this position will take place on the dates listed above. All candidates who wish to be considered for this position will need to be in Henderson, Nevada and/or available via Microsoft Teams to participate in the testing process at any time on any of the dates listed above.

Selection Process

The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best-qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. The City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. It is the responsibility of the candidate requiring accommodation to contact the Human Resources Department (preferably in writing) at the time of application.

: Appointment is subject to the successful and timely completion of a post offer pre-employment background investigation, polygraph examination, medical/physical examination, drug and alcohol test. Please see the job description to view the physical requirements of the job. As part of the background investigation, all claims of education and experience made in the employment application process, as well as other information submitted, will be verified.

NOTE: The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards. The selection process should be completed within four (4) months of the closing date. Candidates may reapply when there is a vacancy and a posting to establish an eligibility list. Some candidates may be disqualified indefinitely due to the results of their background investigation.

Full-Time Regular Non-Represented
Position Benefits Summary
  • Health Insurance: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision.
  • Employer paid Long Term Disability.
  • Employer paid Term Life Insurance - $50,000 or one times annual salary, whichever is higher.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Medicare – Employee and City each pay 1.45%.
  • Employer paid membership in the State of Nevada Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
  • No Social Security tax on employee's wages.
  • Retirement Health Savings (RHS) program.
  • Service based retiree health insurance subsidy.
  • From date of hire, employee is credited with a minimum of 18 days* of PTO prorated by the number of full months remaining in the calendar year, not including the month of hire. In January of each year, employee will be provided with a lump sum annual allocation of PTO as follows:
  • Second year through fifth calendar years of service – 22 days
  • Sixth year through twelfth calendar years of service – 26 days
  • Thirteenth calendar year of service and beyond – 30 days
  • Actual number of days of PTO granted may vary by position.

  • Four consecutive days of leave, with pay, per occurrence, to attend funeral for immediate family member.
  • 12 paid holidays per year.
Banked Holidays
  • Holidays that fall on a day the employee is not scheduled to work will be banked. Employees may accumulate up to 152 hours of banked holiday hours at any given time.
Floating Holidays
  • Employee credited with two (2) floating holidays at the beginning of each calendar year. If hired prior to July 1, employee will be credited with two (2) floating holidays and if hired between July 1 and October 31, employee will be credited with one (1) floating holiday.
  • Four day, 9.5 hour work day, 38 hour work week.
  • Four day, 10 hour work day, 40 hour work week for Police PERS positions.
  • IRC 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • IRC 401A Deferred Compensation Plan (new/re-hired employees only)
  • IRC125 Plan Flexible Benefits Plan
  • Cancer/Catastrophic Illness, Accident, Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Auto and Home Insurance
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Supplemental Term Life Insurance
  • Legal Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Identity and Credit Protection
  • Employee Network Membership

NOTE: Benefits subject to change based on the discretion of the City Manager or City Council.
Revised 05/18

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