OM-BES Administrative Legal Officer

Are you the meticulous, administratively trained colleague with a sense of legal processes? Then join our team!

MBO | Bonaire | 39.5 hours | P&02020_12_003| Closing date: 20 January 2021

As Administrative Legal Officer you will be responsible for the administrative legal processing of documents and for managing affairs regarding the primary processes of the Public Prosecutor's Office BES. You will also be engaged in the implementation or fine process and the smooth running thereof. You will register, check and administratively process documents, you will request any missing documents, build and maintain dossiers and see to the necessary distribution of documents to parties involved, while observing the applicable time limits and specified time tables. To this end, you will work in the PRIEM business processes system.

You will also be charged with the preparation of sessions, you will send relevant documents to chain partners, arrange (prisoner) transport and ensure that guards are present during sessions. You will also arrange and send all document regarding appeal cases submitted to the Attorney General's Office in Curaçao. Furthermore, you will suggest solutions for bottlenecks in the procedure of the administrative legal settlement of cases regarding the primary processes, remove bottlenecks and make a significant contribution to the further digitisation process.

In addition, you will (co-)define the service counter duties of the Public Prosecutor's Office BES, where you will answer questions and provide content-related and procedural information regarding current, pending cases (among others about the payment of fines) by telephone or at the service counter.


Criminal law enforcement in the Caribbean Netherlands is implemented by the Public Prosecution Service BES. The Public Prosecutor's Office BES does not fall under the responsibility of the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service but under the responsibility of the Public Prosecution Service of Curaçao, St. Maarten and Bonaire, St. Eustatius & Saba. However, the Dutch Minister of Justice and Security bears ultimate responsibility for the policy pursued in the BES islands and the tasks performed by the Public Prosecutor's Office.

The Public Prosecutor's Office is a small, close-knit team of professionals who work independently. Over the past years the Public Prosecutor's Office has been professionalised further. The team comprises (five) administrative officers, (four) secretaries of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, (three) public prosecutors and (two) (policy) support officers led by a Chief Public Prosecutor.

Your profile

You have an MBO (senior secondary vocational education and training) level of working and thinking and you preferably have knowledge of the relevant laws and regulations, procedures, processes, deadlines, rules and legal administrative requirements. You have the ability to quickly understand the task, organisation, method of operation and the functional environment of the Public Prosecution Service BES and to contribute to the further professionalisation of a small organisation. You are skilled in ensuring that support processes run smoothly and resolving bottlenecks therein. You are also skilled in speaking to third parties regarding matters that are delicate for them. In any case, you understand Papiamentu; if you speak Papiamentu and Spanish, that is an advantage.


Furthermore, you show situation awareness, are result-oriented and you enjoy working with others. You also are stress-resistant, decisive, flexible and pragmatic. You are open to feedback and would like to learn from your experienced colleagues. In addition, you have a hands-on mentality and excellent communication skills. Most importantly you are of impeccable integrity.

What we offer

  • A salary scale in line with the market, initial salary scale 5 and job salary scale 6 between a minimum of $1,433.00 and a maximum of $2,338.00 per month based on a work week of 39.5 hours. A pay grade based on knowledge and experience
  • A ‘thirteenth month’ (end-of-year bonus) of 8.33% at least equaling $1,750.00
  • A holiday pay of 8.33% of the remuneration
  • A proper pension plan administered by PCN
  • In-house training opportunities
  • 184 holiday hours (based on a 39.5-hour work week)
  • A temporary appointment of one year with the prospect of an extension of one year and in case of a good appraisal, a permanent appointment based on BES law
  • A relocation regulation if the applicant lives abroad

If there is already a permanent employment, this will be continued with additional agreements. The ability to submit a certificate of good conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG) and a positive result of the medical examination are required and, as well as a reference examination, is part of the selection procedure. In case of equal suitability, candidates from the Caribbean, and from Bonaire in particular, or candidates with roots in the Caribbean, are preferred.

The procedure

Do you sparkle with enthusiasm and energy to strengthen the team of the Public Prosecution Service BES? Then apply immediately by sending your curriculum vitae and cover letter before the 20th of January to the Public Prosecution Service for the attention of Mr F. van Neerbos, HR Consultant, via e-mail address:

More information

For more information about this position, you may contact the Acting Chief Public Prosecutor, Ms. Marian Veneberg via telephone number +599 717 8626 or by e-mail