Third Judicial District Attorney
State of New Mexico
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.)
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.
Knowledge, Skills, Position requires advanced knowledge and skills in the areas of criminal
and Abilities: 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, for 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