Crime Victims Specialist 1 Spanish Language

Grade 14

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  1. Crime Victims Specialist 1 Spanish Language

    Grade 14

  2. Crime Victims Specialist 2 Spanish Language

    Grade 18

Summary of Job Description

As a Crime Victims Specialist 1 (Spanish Language), you would review compensation claims filed by crime victims or their survivors and determine eligibility. You would interview individuals connected with the claim (e.g., claimants, police, attorneys, and medical personnel). You would review submitted documents for accuracy, completeness, and validity of information; obtain necessary supporting documentation; compute financial losses; prepare written reports, recommendations, and render final decisions on awards less than $5,000; and assist with the development of Victim Assistance Program training presentations and provide internal and external compensation training. You would review medical documentation to determine casual relationship and pay medical bills. You may speak to victim services programs and other organizations on the services and programs offered by the Office of Victim Services. Some travel is required.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, you must have:

Either 1. four years of the qualifying experience described below.

Or 2. an associate's degree in criminal justice, criminology, human services, psychology, social work, or sociology AND two years of the qualifying experience described below.

Or 3. a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, criminology, human services, psychology, social work, or sociology.

Qualifying experience: Experience in completing Office of Victim Services claim applications or providing direct service* to crime victims.

*Direct Service is defined as those services which immediately respond to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims, including those impacted by human trafficking, domestic abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse, or rape by performing tasks such as:
-Conducting safety assessments and safety planning for victims of violent crime
-Providing child protective services in person or through a state central registry
-Providing one-on-one, group, or hotline counseling for crime victims
-Providing court-related liaison and advocacy services, including preparation for testimony and accompanying clients to court hearings
-Obtaining temporary, emergency resources related to shelter, food, transportation, and clothing and connecting clients to permanent solutions in these areas
-Arranging for transportation, accommodations, and childcare for victims and their immediate dependents
-Assisting victims with financial, housing, medical and educational needs through referral and direct intervention
-Performing crisis intervention services
-Processing applications for Office of Victim Services.

Language Proficiency: If you pass the examination for Crime Victims Specialist 1 (Spanish Language), you will be required to demonstrate your Spanish language proficiency at a level that will ensure your ability to perform properly the duties of the position.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

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