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Court Services OfficerQueensland Government
As a Court Services Officer, the appointee will ensure that administrative processes relevant to the operations of courts are performed efficiently, including the delivery of quality services to members of the public, judicial officers and other internal and external clients, in a manner responsive to clients' needs. The Cairns registry provides administrative support to circuiting Judiciary so applicants must be willing to travel to remote locations on light aircrafts. You will be expected to assist others in the performance of their duties, and to undertake the more complex and/or onerous duties associated with day to day processing of matters in the registry or courtroom.
Your role is also responsible for modelling professional and ethical behavior and being committed to personal development. You will be responsible for ensuring policies and procedures, use of court technology and systems used in the Magistrates Court are understood and followed. In 2020, Cairns Magistrates Court was identified as the first Centre of Excellence within Queensland and is currently striving towards improving all aspects of registry performance in our region.
As a Court Service Officer within a Centre of Excellence, you will actively participate and contribute to achieving goals and milestones in line with the vision of the Centre of Excellence within the registry. People who work within the courts environment can be exposed to some harrowing and distressing circumstances. Exposure to those circumstances can result in people experiencing vicarious trauma.
In this role, via your day-today work, as Court Service Officer, you may be exposed to information about offending behaviours, criminal activity and other explicit, distressing or offensive content. Court Services Queensland has a range of strategies in place to help prevent vicarious trauma and support staff who experience vicarious trauma as a result of their work. However, personal resilience and individual coping strategies are an important factor.
You should consider this carefully before applying for the role. A Justice of the Peace or Commissioner for Declarations qualification is highly desirable. Applications will remain current for 12 months.