State of New Mexico
Office of the Third Judicial District Attorney
Position/Division: Senior Trial Attorney 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 will be based upon experience and the District Attorney’s Personnel and Compensation Plan
Requirements: Licensed attorney in New Mexico, plus a minimum of four (4) years as a practicing attorney, or three (3) year as a prosecuting attorney.
Preferred Three (3) 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.
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 conditions.
Application Deadline: Until position is filled
Submit Resume and 3rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office
Cover Letter to:
C/O Yvette Sierra, District Office Manager
845 N. Motel Blvd., Suite D
Las Cruces, NM 88007