HIDTA Trial Attorney



August 30 , 2020 | Posted by Roxanne Garcia-Mcelmell |

HIDTA Trial Attorney

Third Judicial District Attorney
State of New Mexico
Mark D’Antonio

845 North Motel Blvd. Phone: (575) 524-6370
District Attorney Second Floor, Suite D Fax: (575) 524-6379
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88007


Position/Division: Trial Attorney – This is a grant funded position through HIDTA and the position is contingent on continued funds from the grantor.  This is an at-will position. The elected District Attorney has final discretion on hiring and retaining for this position, including which qualifications and performance standards will apply.  Interviews will be conducted by the District Attorney Incumbent for 2021.

Salary Range: $60,008.00-$74,994.40/ Annually
(Hiring salary depends on experience and budget availability)

Requirements: Licensed attorney in New Mexico, plus a minimum of two (2) years as a practicing attorney, or one (1) year as a prosecuting attorney.

Preferred Two (2) or more years as a prosecuting attorney.

Qualifications Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Position requires advanced knowledge and skills in the areas of criminal prosecution; rules of evidence and rules of criminal procedure; public relations; organization;  basic computer skills including working knowledge of office systems; effective trial skills; ability to draft legal documents; ability to work effectively with other criminal justice agencies; mentor and
guide less experienced attorneys; ability to communicate effectively; ability to research/analyze information and situations. Works independently and makes decisions within guidelines.  Decisions made include approving/disapproving charges. Charging decisions are made with consultation of higher level attorneys for high level and/or profile crimes.

Job Duties: Incumbent handles felony cases under supervision, as an example; adult and juvenile burglaries, property crimes, armed robberies, drug trafficking, mental commitments, probation violations;
takes rotation as on-call attorney; performs legal research for other attorneys; assists in trial teams; performs non-prosecution duties as assigned; advises/assists entry level attorneys;
performs other related job duties.

Working Conditions: Work is performed in office, courtroom, and community environments. Physical effort and travel may be required. Incumbent may be required to work under stressful situations and/or
Application Deadline: Until the position is filled

Submit Resume and Cover Letter to: Whitney Safranek, Human Resources Administrator