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NZ Ministry of Justice
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Court Security Officer – National Security Operations, Christchurch District Court


  • Provide security for court staff and safety for the general public
  • Training and career opportunities
  • Friendly supportive team

Court Security Officers (CSOs) provide safety and security for court staff and the general public.  CSO’s undertake security screening of court users and engage with a hugely diverse range of people in the community.  They work with other agencies (i.e. Police, Corrections) to ensure smooth day to day operations, patrol public areas and carry out building security checks.  CSO’s respond to duress alarm activations, identify and respond appropriately to security incidents as well as operate and maintain Court facility CCTV and electronic access systems.

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • active negotiators who can interact, defuse and control potentially tense situations with distressed customers
  • risk aware, alert and able to maintain a high degree of vigilance with close attention to detail to maintain a secure environment in court precincts
  • effective verbal communicators who can interact with a diverse range of customers
  • total professionals with smart presentation, excellent customer service skills and confident manner

As part of this role you will be supported with 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 $42,744 – $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
  • a full clean NZ drivers licence
  • the legal entitlement 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 Christchurch District Court Building, 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.

The Ministry of Justice is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. All staff- regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs have access to equal employment opportunities, in recruitment, training and career opportunities and conditions of employment.

To apply please complete the application form, attaching your full CV and a covering letter.  No applications will be considered without a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position.

Applications close on Friday 14 September . Applications will be acknowledged once the advertisement has closed.

If you have any questions about the role or the recruitment process, please contact


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