Senior Trial Attorney Position



September 17 , 2020 | Posted by Roxanne Garcia-Mcelmell |

Senior Trial Attorney Position

Third Judicial District Attorney
State of New Mexico
Mark D’Antonio, District Attorney

845 North Motel Blvd.
Second Floor, Suite D.
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88007

Phone: (575) 524-6370

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.  Interviews will be conducted by the District Attorney Incumbent for 2021.                   

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 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 the position is 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