Position No.: 125-30738
Closing Date: November 26, 2021
Location: Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Fargo, ND
Selecting Supervisor: SSA Jim Shaw, C/A Steve Harstad, Bureau of Criminal Investigation; Emily Schwartz, North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force
Summary of Work
The Victim Witness Specialist/Human Trafficking Regional Navigator assists the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force in facilitating multidisciplinary teams, providing training and technical assistance, coordinating victim services, and assisting in legal processes for victims of crime in eastern North Dakota. The Victim Witness Specialist/Human Trafficking Regional Navigator combines knowledge of the criminal justice system, victim service best practices, and community engagement to effectively liaise with partners and provide a variety of services to individuals victimized by violent crimes.
The Victim Witness Specialist/Human Trafficking Regional Navigator provides services to victims of violent crimes of all ages, races, cultures, genders, and sexual orientations through crisis intervention, diligent case management, and referrals to appropriate partner agencies. Responsibilities include notification and explanation of all court proceedings and ensuring the victim understands their legal rights and responsibilities. The Victim Witness Specialist/Human Trafficking Regional Navigator also assists in witness preparation and provides referrals to community resources while remaining vigilant for victim safety as well as defendant accountability. The Victim Witness Specialist/Human Trafficking Regional Navigator provides trainings and are active members of existing multi-disciplinary teams, including, but not limited to: Sexual Assault Response Teams, community boards, and task forces, and statewide victim service agencies.
Duties and Tasks
Provide case management, and/or supportive case management for victims of crime in the appropriate region.
Provide technical assistance to service providers, law enforcement and other community members, as requested
Education and Community Outreach
Develop and assist multidisciplinary teams. Facilitate development and revision of protocols in local response teams. Assist MDTs in delivering a coordinated response between agencies when responding to cases.
Maintain additional duties, as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, human services, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
Experience with case management and victim services.
Knowledge of criminal justice system; understanding of the criminal justice process and the ability to relate to a wide variety of people in a sensitive and non-judgmental manner.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple duties and priorities under limited supervision while working in a fast-paced and high-case volume environment.
Accurate and independent judgement in dealing with individuals traumatized by a criminal act.
Must be empathetic and possess ability to provide emotional support.
Be able to foster a positive and productive work atmosphere with team members and demonstrate a professional demeanor.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and Adobe; ability to quickly learn/adapt to other computer programs. Must have excellent data entry skills.
Understanding of, and ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
Successful completion of the interview process, along with reference checks and background and criminal record checks.
Ability to travel and valid Driver’s License.
Previous work experience as a Victim Witness Coordinator or Advocate.
Prior work experience with Tribal Nations.
Experience with applying for and managing grants.
Community and/or system development work.
Experience in anti-trafficking work.
Familiarity with courts and law enforcement computer programs such as Odyssey, SAVIN, among others.
Public speaking experience.
Previous work experience in de-escalating traumatized victims.
Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The Office of Attorney General does not provide sponsorships.
Application package must be received by 11:59 PM on the closing date listed on the opening.
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE AT: www.nd.gov/careers
Documents to be submitted:
Cover letter with a summary that clearly explains how the applicant's work experience is related to the summary of work and minimum/preferred qualifications
3 Professional References
College Transcripts (copies or unofficial versions are acceptable)
Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application or interview process please contact Ashley, Office of Attorney General: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: (701) 328-1256, fax: (701) 328-2226 or TTY: 1-800-366-6888.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.