Court Security Officer - Senior Courts - Wellington
Ministry of Justice
Wellington City, New Zealand
15d ago

Job Description

  • Great job in a growth industry
  • Training and career opportunities
  • Friendly supportive team
  • We are recruiting for Court Security Officers (CSOs) to welcome people to the Supreme and High Court buildings. In this role you will engage with a hugely diverse range of people in the community, and connect with and support these people through what can be a difficult time in their lives.

    CSOs undertake security screening of court users. They work with other agencies (Police, Corrections) and stakeholders to ensure smooth day to day operations and patrol public areas and carry out building maintenance checks.

    They respond to duress alarm activations, operate and maintain Court facility CCTV and electronic access systems and identify and respond appropriately to security incidents.

  • We are looking for candidates who are : effective verbal communicators who are able to interact with a diverse range of customers
  • active negotiators who can interact, defuse and control potentially tense situations with distressed customers
  • good written and oral communication skills : you will be using radio (RT), the telephone and be completing written risk and incident reports
  • risk aware, alert and able to maintain a high degree of vigilance to maintain a secure environment in Court precincts
  • total professionals with smart presentation and confident manner
  • As part of this role you will receive a full induction programme and training. Some paid overtime on Saturdays and evening court is available.

    The expected starting salary for a CSO is between $40,301 - $47,412 - depending on the skills and experience that you bring to the role.


    To be successful in this application you must have a level of fitness which enables you to be on your feet for much of the day and able to complete the physically demanding Control and Restraint training.

    You must possess a full clean NZ drivers licence and be legally entitled to work in a permanent role in NZ. Preferred candidates will be required to pass a medical check and drug screen.

    The successful applicant will commence employment at the Supreme and High Courts Buildings, and will then be required to undertake a two-

    week residential legislation and Control and Restraint training course at one of our main centres.

    Please see the Position Description document for further information / requirements.

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