Recruitment Number 13-078EM, Forensic Interview Specialist (DL), SR-22, Kaua'i
*Salary amended 11/27/13.
Summary of Duties:
Conducts developmentally appropriate, video recorded forensic interviews of alleged child abuse victims and/or child witnesses to crimes; testifies in court; provides training and consultation in forensic interviews; and performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Education Requirement : Graduation from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree in psychology, child development, social work, criminal justice or a related field.
Excess work experience as described below in the experience section or any other progressively responsible administrative, professional or other analytical work experience which provided knowledge, skills and abilities comparable to those acquired in four (4) years of successful study while fulfilling a prescribed college curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
The education or experience background must have demonstrated the ability to write clearly and comprehensively materials such as reports and analyses; read and interpret complex written material; perform research; and solve complex problems logically and systematically.
Specialized Experience Requirement : Two and one-half (2½) years of progressively responsible professional child forensic interviewing experience which demonstrated knowledge of:
1) child developmental assessment, and the dynamics and effects of child abuse including intra- and extra- familial sexual abuse;
2) judgment required to collect, assemble, and develop facts and other pertinent data;
3) ability to think logically and objectively, to analyze and evaluate facts, evidence and related information, and arrive at sound conclusions;
4) skill in written and oral reports and presentation of interview findings in a clear and concise manner;
5) knowledge of court procedures and rules of evidence;
6) ability to testify in court in a credible and effective manner; and
7) display tact, discretion, and the capacity for obtaining the cooperation and confidence of children to solicit sensitive information from them.
Driver's License Requirement : These positions require a current, valid driver's license. Please attach or mail a copy of your current, valid driver's license immediately to the following address:
Hawai'i State Judiciary
426 Queen Street, First Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
Non-Qualifying Experience : There are some types of experience which are related to interview or investigative work but which are not acceptable and applicants who offer only these kinds of experience will be disqualified.
Experience is not acceptable if:
(a) it has not afforded training in, or required the application of the knowledge, abilities and skills described above; or,
(b) it has been acquired in essentially clerical, para-professional or other support level tasks or assignments.
Allowable Substitutions :
1) Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, child development, social work, criminal justice or a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of specialized experience.
2) Possession of a juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school may be substituted for one (1) year of specialized experience.
You must submit a copy of your official transcripts at the time of application. If you are selected for the position, we will need an official transcript (not a copy) indicating the completion of the required training and the awarding of the appropriate degree, certification, or other credential.