(Position Classification Dependent upon experience)
(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.)
(Hiring salary depends on experience and budget availability)
Licensed attorney in New Mexico, plus a minimum of two (2) years as a practicing attorney, or one (1) year as a prosecuting attorney.
Two (2) or more years as a prosecuting attorney.
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.
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.
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 conditions.
Application Deadline: Until position is filled
Submit Resume and 3rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office
Cover Letter to:
C/O Whitney Safranek, Human Resources Administrator
845 N. Motel Blvd., Suite D
Las Cruces, NM 88007