Job: Crime Victim Program Coordinator – Albany County


Title Crime Victim Program Coordinator – Albany County
Job Information

The Albany County District Attorney’s Office is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Crime Victim Program Coordinator. All applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: Albany County District Attorney’s Office, 6 Lodge Street, 4th Floor Albany, NY 12207 attention to: Heather Orth. You may also e-mail documents to Heather.Orth@albanycountyny.gov. All application materials should be received by the District Attorney’s Office no later than Friday August 16, 2019.

CRIME VICTIM PROGRAM COORDINATOR

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Manages the county crime victims’ program and coordinating a crime victims’ service program in the community. The incumbent may supervise employees and volunteers engaged in providing court advocacy services to crime victims and others affected by crime. Workers are responsible for identifying eligible crime victims and providing services, referrals and compensation claims assistance. Work is performed under the general supervision of an administrator or manager. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
 Coordinates and supervises the activities and operation of the Crime Victim Assistance program;
 Evaluate the immediate needs of the victim, and provide crisis intervention and referrals for services;
 Act as client advocate in court and on behalf or in conjunction with the District Attorney’s office;
 Participates in the development and implementation of program policies and procedures;
 Educate victims about the processes and procedures of prosecuting the crime;
 Provides on-the-job training for employees and volunteers;
 Develops and maintains contacts with community agencies providing services relevant to crime victim needs;
 Represents the program at community meetings and public and private agencies;
 Supervises and directs crime victim caseworkers or other professional advocacy staff;
 Provides court accompaniment to crime victims;
 Assist victims in filing claims for compensation for crime-related losses;
 Assists the crime victim in obtaining petitions for family court and for custody issues;

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Thorough knowledge of the practices and principles of community services program administration; good knowledge of the criminal justice system as it relates to crime victim programs; good knowledge of the structure, organization and procedures of the District Attorney’s office; good knowledge of personal information gathering and counseling techniques; ability to develop and maintain satisfactory working relationships with victims; ability to train others ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to deal effectively with community, as well as government agencies; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in criminal justice, human services, sociology, social work or nursing or closely related field and two (2) years of experience involving the advocacy for clients in social services, criminal justice, mental health or similar type of agency; OR
B. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, human services, sociology, social work or nursing or closely related field and four (4) years of experience as defined in A, above; OR
C. Any equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of A and B.

NOTE: Verifiable volunteer experience will be given prorated credit based upon a review of the qualifying experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Eligibility for and possession of a valid New York State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License at the time of appointment.

Juris. Class: Competitive
Revised: 07/05

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