Court Security Officer

Court Security Officer

Job title: Court Security Officer

Company: New Zealand Ministry of Justice

Job description: Job Description

Whanganui High/District Court to Palmerston North High/District Court

  • Permanent Full-Time positions
  • Multiple locations available

Te āhuatunga a te tūranga/About the Role

As Court Security Officers we take pride in serving our community by providing a safe and secure environment for people to gain access to the justice system.

We interact, assist and build relationships with diverse groups of people every day, ensuring our courts operate without fear of intimidation or violence. Our Court Security Officers are a valued and an important part of the Court Justice system. We will ensure you have the training needed to operate as a Court Security Officer under the Court Security Act 1999 at induction training.

We encourage and strive for a positive team culture where Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence form part of our daily values in how we treat each other and our participants. You will form part of a professional supportive team where diversity and individuality are respected.

Overview of role:

  • Welcome and engage with a diverse range of people who enter our courts
  • Assess potential health, safety and security risks, mitigate and respond to incidents as they occur
  • Interact with other agencies (i.e. Police, Corrections) to ensure smooth court operations
  • Patrol public areas and carry out building security checks, responding to duress alarm activations and identify and respond appropriately to security incidents

He pūkenga tou/Skills and Experience

  • Excellent level of customer service experience
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Confident in using technology
  • Positive mindset and a can-do attitude
  • Hold full, clean New Zealand drivers’ licence and clean criminal record


  • Great work life balance working Monday to Friday
  • Leadership opportunities with courses to grow and develop
  • Full uniform and personal protective equipment provided
  • Health, safety and security training and qualifications
  • Opportunities to relocate Nationwide as vacancies arise
  • Be part of a respected team within the New Zealand Justice System

This is a 40 hour a week role with some paid overtime available when extra cover is required. You may also be required to work a minimum 4-hour shift on Saturdays.

Mō te tīma/About our Team

At Te Tāhū o te Ture – the Ministry of Justice, we’re committed to working together for a fair and safe Aotearoa.

Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It’s our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.

Tono mai/How to Apply

Please use the “Apply” button to complete your application online.

For tracking purposes, all applicants must complete the online application form and submit via the online process. As there are multiple locations available please specify your preferred location in your application.

Salary band for this role is: $48,853 and $68,968. Starting salary will be dependent on skills and experience.

Applications close 13 December 2021

For further information, contact [email protected] and quote the MOJ number available.

Expected salary: $48853 – 68968 per year

Location: Wellington

Job date: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 04:45:34 GMT

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