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POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT-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: $59,802-$74,753/ 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 Qualifications: 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 filled

Submit Application to: 3rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office

C/O Whitney Safranek, Human Resources Administrator

845 N. Motel Blvd., Suite D

Las Cruces, NM 88007

wsafranek@da.state.nm.us

 

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT-Position/Division: TRIAL ATTORNEY

(Position Classification Dependent upon experience)

(This is an at-will position. The elected A District Attorney has final discretion on hiring and retaining for this position, including which qualifications and performance standards will apply.)

Salary Range: $54,122-$67,652/ 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 Qualifications: 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.

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 Whitney Safranek, Human Resources Administrator

845 N. Motel Blvd., Suite D

Las Cruces, NM 88007

wsafranek@da.state.nm.us