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  • 1. Application for EmploymentThank you for your interest in a role at the Department of Corrections.The information you provide will be used in the selection process only. In the event that an appointmentreview is conducted, a summary of the information may be provided to another applicant. If this isrequired, you will be advised.1. Position Information Job Title and Location: Vacancy Number:2. Personal Information Surname/Family Name: First Names: Preferred Name (if different): Other names you have been known by: Postal Address: Daytime Telephone Number: Mobile Telephone Number:3. Employment at the Department of Corrections If you are a current employee, do you give permission for your Yes  No  personal file to be seen during the appointment process? If you are not a current employee, have you ever been employed at Yes  No  the Department? Please provide further details below: Dates Employed Position Title Service/ Group & Region4. Working in New Zealand Are you a NZ citizen? Yes  No  If No, do you have: Residency Status? Yes  No  Please attach copies of your Work Permit? Yes  No  documents of eligibility. 1
  • 2. 5. Health Do you have, or have you ever had, a medical or health condition, injury or illness or any other condition that may aggravate, contribute Yes  No  to or affect your ability to carry out the requirements of the job? If yes, please provide details of the condition and how this is likely to affect your work performance.6. Criminal Conviction Details Have you ever been convicted of any offence against the law? Yes  No  Note: Minor traffic offences such as parking infringements do not need to be declared, however drink driving offences should be declared. If Yes, please provide further details below: Date Offence Sentence Important note : The Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004 determines the information you need to provide for this question. Applicants for jobs as prison officers, probations officers and related positions You must declare all your criminal convictions if you are applying for the following roles: corrections officer, senior corrections officer, principal corrections officer, unit manager, site manager, probation officer, senior probation officer, service manager, senior community work supervisor or community work supervisor. Applicants for other jobs If you meet the eligibility criteria under the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004 you may answer the above question by stating that you have no criminal record. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria you are required to disclose your criminal conviction details. Please review the attached information to assist you to determine how this question should be answered. Do you have any criminal charges pending or under investigation? Yes  No  If Yes, please provide further details below: You will also be asked to complete a criminal conviction check that will be processed by the Ministry of Justice as part of the recruitment process.7. Declaration I have truthfully completed all sections of this application form and have provided information that is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. Yes  No  I understand that providing misleading information or omitting any information that may be relevant to my suitability for the job may mean I can be disqualified from appointment, or if appointed, my employment may be terminated. Yes  No  Signature: Date: I understand that if I submit this form in an electronic copy it will constitute an electronic signature. Yes  No  2
  • 3. Information for Applicants Criminal Conviction CheckingWhy do I need to declare my criminal convictions?Due to the nature of the Department’s work, it is our Policy to check a person’s criminal record beforeany appointment is confirmed. Any offer of employment is made subject to obtaining a satisfactorycriminal clearance check. You are required to declare your criminal convictions on the application formand criminal checks will also be conducted through the Ministry of Justice as part of the recruitmentprocess.Our Policy on Criminal ConvictionsOur Policy provides that a criminal conviction does not necessarily debar an applicant fromappointment. However, applicants with the following kinds of criminal record will not usually beconsidered for appointment:• Any person who has received a custodial sentence (includes periodic detention and corrective training) regardless of when the offence occurred• Any conviction for violence, dishonesty, drugs, a sexual offence, or any offence which incurred a sentence of supervision within the last 20 years (Public Prison Service custodial positions) or 10 years (other Public Prison Service positions, and all other services and groups)• Any criminal conviction within the last 10 years, with the exception of minor convictions (Minor convictions are those incurring small fines)• A continued history of minor offencesA General Manager of a Service or Group has discretion to appoint a person who has a criminalrecord, where the General Manager decides that the potential benefits to the Department outweigh thedisadvantage of the criminal record.As you can see from the Policy, having a criminal conviction will not necessarily preclude you frombeing offered employment. It depends on the nature of the position you are applying for and thenature of the offences that might be on your criminal records. Your criminal conviction record will bereviewed against our policy to assess your suitability for employment with the Department. 3
  • 4. The Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004 Information Sheet1. What does the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004 mean?This legislation allows individuals with less serious convictions who have been conviction free for atleast seven years to put their past behind them. It will enable eligible individuals to concealconvictions in certain circumstances, such as applying for a job unless an exception applies. Eligibleindividuals can legitimately state that they have no criminal record for the purpose of applying for a jobat the Department.There are exceptions for people applying to work in the Department in certain roles. In these casesyou are required to disclose your complete criminal record. Please see section 3 for information on theexceptions.2. What criteria do I have to meet to be eligible?You must meet all of the criteria in section 7 of the Act before convictions can be concealed. Theinformation below is a summary and the Act should be consulted for full information. Information canalso be viewed at the Ministry of Justice website at www.justice.govt.nz .You must have • No convictions within the last 7 years; • Never been sentenced to a custodial sentence as defined by the Act. This includes imprisonment, corrective training, preventive detention, imprisonment served by way of home detention, borstal training, detention centre training and full-time detention of an individual; • Never been ordered by a Court following a criminal case to be detained in a hospital due to your mental condition, instead of being sentenced; • Not been convicted of a “specified offence” e.g. sexual offending against children and young people or the mentally impaired); • Paid in full any fine, reparation or costs ordered by the Court in a criminal case; • Never been indefinitely disqualified from driving under section 65 Land Transport Act 1998 or earlier equivalent provision.The Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act is an automatic scheme, therefore it is not necessary to applyfor a clean slate.3. Are there any circumstances where I am required to disclose my convictions or my convictions will still be disclosed?Yes. There are exceptions under that Act where an individual’s convictions can continue to bedisclosed. If you apply for any of the roles listed below, you need to declare all your criminalconvictions in the Department’s application form and all your criminal convictions will be disclosedduring the criminal checking process.Exceptions to the Clean Slate• any person employed in a prison involved in custodial duties• corrections officer• senior corrections officer• principal corrections officer• unit manager• site manager• probation officer• senior probation officer• service manager• senior community work supervisor 4
  • 5. • community work supervisor• The term prison officer is defined in section 2 (1) of the Penal Institutions Act 1954 and the term Probation Officer is defined in section 4(1) of the Sentencing Act 2002.4. What do I need to declare in the “Criminal Convictions Details” Question of the ApplicationFor Employment Form?a) Positions covered by an exceptionIf you are applying for a position that is listed in the section above then you need to declare all yourcriminal convictions on the application form. All your criminal convictions will also be disclosed duringthe Ministry of Justice criminal checking process.b) All other positionsYou need to determine whether you are an eligible individual under the Criminal Records (Clean Slate)2004 Act.Eligible IndividualsIf you are an eligible individual (that is you meet the legislative requirements) you can state that youdo not have a criminal record for the purpose of your job application and you are not required todeclare your convictions on the application form. This does not mean that you were never convicted ofany offences, it just means for the purpose of applying for these types of jobs you are regarded, andcan state that you are conviction free.If you are an eligible individual, your criminal convictions check through the Ministry of Justice willautomatically be clean slated.Ineligible IndividualsIf you are an ineligible individual (for example, you have had a custodial sentence, been convicted ofa specified offence, had a conviction in the last 7 years) your record cannot be wiped clean, as you arenot eligible under the Act. Under these circumstances you need to declare all your criminal convictionson the Application Form. The Ministry of Justice criminal check will also list all your past convictions.5. Where can I get further information about the Clean Slate Act?Further information about the Clean Slate Act can be found at the Ministry of Justice website atwww.justice.govt.nz. 5
  • 6. • community work supervisor• The term prison officer is defined in section 2 (1) of the Penal Institutions Act 1954 and the term Probation Officer is defined in section 4(1) of the Sentencing Act 2002.4. What do I need to declare in the “Criminal Convictions Details” Question of the ApplicationFor Employment Form?a) Positions covered by an exceptionIf you are applying for a position that is listed in the section above then you need to declare all yourcriminal convictions on the application form. All your criminal convictions will also be disclosed duringthe Ministry of Justice criminal checking process.b) All other positionsYou need to determine whether you are an eligible individual under the Criminal Records (Clean Slate)2004 Act.Eligible IndividualsIf you are an eligible individual (that is you meet the legislative requirements) you can state that youdo not have a criminal record for the purpose of your job application and you are not required todeclare your convictions on the application form. This does not mean that you were never convicted ofany offences, it just means for the purpose of applying for these types of jobs you are regarded, andcan state that you are conviction free.If you are an eligible individual, your criminal convictions check through the Ministry of Justice willautomatically be clean slated.Ineligible IndividualsIf you are an ineligible individual (for example, you have had a custodial sentence, been convicted ofa specified offence, had a conviction in the last 7 years) your record cannot be wiped clean, as you arenot eligible under the Act. Under these circumstances you need to declare all your criminal convictionson the Application Form. The Ministry of Justice criminal check will also list all your past convictions.5. Where can I get further information about the Clean Slate Act?Further information about the Clean Slate Act can be found at the Ministry of Justice website atwww.justice.govt.nz. 5