Victim Advocate II - Needles

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Legal Services
  • Salary: $45,801.60 - $62,836.80 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received.
Apply by August 6 , 2 021 for priority review.

Are you passionate about a career which enables you to have a meaningful impact assisting victims of crime??

The Office of the District Attorney has an exciting career opportunity for Victim Advocates II-Needles who provide support and encouragement to victims and witnesses of violent crimes. Victim Advocates II interview crime victims and/or their families to determine eligibility for support services and make appropriate referrals to community agencies; provide crisis intervention services such as immediate-needs referrals for food, shelter, protection or mental health services; assist prosecution staff in interviewing child victims; and accompany law enforcement to crime scenes to provide immediate advocacy services.

This list will be used to fill a new position anticipated in Needles only. Needles lies on the western banks of the Colorado River in the Mohave Valley subregion of the Mojave Desert, near the borders of Arizona and Nevada. Needles is located approximately 215 miles/3.5 hours east of San Bernardino.

For more detailed information, refer to the Victim Advocate II job description.


Background: Applicants must pass a background investigation, including fingerprinting, prior to appointment.

Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation. At the time of hire, a valid driver license issued in State of residency and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced for the individual providing the transportation.

Minimum Requirements

Availability : Candidates must indicate availability to work in Needles on the application/supplemental questionnaire or the application will be disqualified.

Education : Associate's degree in psychology, sociology, criminal justice, behavioral or social science or equivalent units.


Experience : Applicants must meet one of the following options:

Option 1: One year of full-time equivalent experience performing the job duties of a Victim Advocate I in San Bernardino County, or equivalent experience in a county's District Attorney's office, OR an organization that contracts with a county's District Attorney's office.

Option 2: Two years of full-time equivalent experience providing a wide variety of victim advocacy services to victims of crime in a criminal justice organization (i.e. Probation Department, Police Department, etc.).

Option 3: Two years of experience as a peace officer in a law enforcement agency assisting victims of crime, interviewing victims, providing immediate crisis intervention, and providing information and referrals for victim advocacy services.

Desired Qualifications

Spanish/English bilingual skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are highly desirable. A Bachelor's degree is preferred.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based upon a review of the Application and the Supplemental Questionnaire. It is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible, as resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application materials.

Please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire by 5 pm, Friday, August 6, 2021 for priority review. Applications are being accepted until further notice and recruitment may close at anytime once sufficient qualified applications are received. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records.

Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

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