Position Vacancy Announcement – HIDTA Unit



Position Vacancy Announcement – HIDTA Unit

State of New Mexico

Office of the Third Judicial District Attorney

Mark D’Antonio


Position/Division:  Senior Trial Attorney

This is a grant funded position funded 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: $66,293.76-$82,867.20/ Annually   (Hiring salary depends on experience and budget availability)

Requirements:  Licensed attorney to practice law in New Mexico plus a minimum of four (4) years as a practicing attorney in criminal law or three (3) years  as a prosecuting attorney.

Preferred Five (5) to seven (7) years or more of relevant prosecution experience.


Knowledge, Skills,and Abilities:  This position requires comprehensive and current knowledge and skills in the areas of criminal prosecution,  rules of evidence and rules of criminal procedure; public relations; organization and supervision; basic computer skills including working knowledge of office systems; fully effective trial skills; ability to draft legal documents; ability to work effectively with other criminal agencies; ability to communicate effectively; ability to research/analyze information and situations. Works independently with minimal consultation with supervisors (except for higher profile or complex cases).  Significant prosecutorial discretion on cases within assigned case load.

Job Duties: Incumbent may handle all levels of crimes.  May undertake special projects such as community education projects and law enforcement training.  Leads or assists in trial teams; performs other non-prosecution duties as assigned; supervises or mentors other attorneys and/or staff, performs training for staff; performs other related job duties.

Distinguishing Characteristics: This is an advanced level position of the attorney series.  The incumbent may demonstrate the ability to progress to the next level by acquiring relevant experience.

Working Conditions: Work is performed in office, courtroom and community environments.  Some physical effort and travel may be required.  Incumbent may be required to work under stressful situations and/or conditions.

Application Deadline:             Until the position is filled

Submit Resume and Cover Letter to: Whitney Safranek, Human Resources Administrator  wsafranek@da.state.nm.us

845 North Motel Blvd

Second Floor, Suite D

Las Cruces, NM 88007