Victim Resources Coordinator - La Plata County, CO

September 6, 2019

La Plata County,CO

Victim Resources Coordinator


Job Summary

Responds to Sheriff's Office related death investigations to assist with notifications and assist families and associated persons with resource information relating to death investigations and criminal activity.

Essential Job Functions


Essential functions may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks. Reasonable accommodations, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, will be made when possible.

Responds to crime scenes and death investigation scenes as requested by Sheriff deputies and investigators.

Assists victims.

Assists with death notification.

Aids with funeral arrangements and insurance applications/processes.

Makes referrals of victims to professional counseling services when necessary.

Develops and trains additional victim resource volunteers.

Develop and manage volunteer schedule.

Provides consultation to the Sheriff's office on best practices for deputy/staff wellness.
Individually meets with Sheriff's Office staff annually for emotional wellness check up and makes referrals as needed to EAP or other treatment providers for any identified emotional or mental health needs
Maintains database of crimes.

Participate as member of the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) team.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Regular and predictable attendance is required.


Computer & Printer
General Office Equipment
Motor Vehicle



Minimum Qualifications Required

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited program in counseling, social work, or related field.  
Three years of public contact experience in a service-related field; or, any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid Colorado Driver's License

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

Local, State and Federal laws, and County ordinances and resolutions and procedures relating to the Criminal Justice System.

Established theories, principles and concepts of counseling related to crime, victims and death.

The organization, functions, responsibilities, procedures, and rules and regulations of the Sheriff's Office.

Scheduling, recordkeeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.

Computer applications related to the work.

Community resources available to assist victims.

Skill in:

Using interviewing techniques.

Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.

Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures, and protocols.

Clear and effective verbal and written communication.

Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written material.

Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, with a minimum of direction.

Mental and Physical Abilities:

Ability to respond to each client with empathy and respect.

Ability to effectively manage and/or resolve conflict and make critical decisions in high risk and high stress situations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Ability to collect, process and utilize incoming information, define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Ability to speak effectively before groups and respond to questions.

Ability to display sound judgment in decision making.

Ability to prepare and maintain complete and accurate records and reports.

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, reach with hands and arms, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, ascend and descend stairs and maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking on weather effected surfaces and in rural environments, kneel, and speak and hear.

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to use color, sound, odor, texture and shape perception and discrimination, and to drive in inclement weather and in remote areas of the county.

Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action Statement

La Plata County prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with La Plata County on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or genetic information.

La Plata County is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  La Plata County takes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for protected classes, persons with disabilities and for covered veterans.  Covered veterans include: special disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Vietnam era veterans, or any other veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge was authorized.

Inquiries regarding La Plata County's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to:

Director of Human Resources

1060 Main Avenue, Suite 106

Durango, CO 81301


Tel:  (970)382-6361

Fax:  (970)375-7985



La Plata County offers an extensive comprehensive package including medical, dental, vision, retirement, life insurance and long term disability.

For a complete description of our benefits, please visit our summary of benefits (Download PDF reader)

Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
September 27, 2019

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.