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Administrative Office of the Courts

‎AOC Statewide Pretrial Services Program Manager #00000232-21800, PERM Full Time

Opening Date: 11-11-2018 - Close Date: 12-31-2018

Job Pay Range: $58,506 - $91,416 annually, or $28.128 - $43.950 hourly depending upon experience.

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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS (AOC) The New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts seeks a dynamic individual with a passion for pretrial reform to be our first Statewide Pretrial Services Program Manager. The ideal candidate has a passion for driving evidence-based decisions on pretrial detention and release, including appropriately tailored release conditions to maximize public safety and scheduled court appearances. The person hired will grow successful pilot projects into statewide programs for early release on recognizance, provide judges with risk assessment data and analysis to aid in pretrial decisions, establish on-site and remote pretrial services, participate in development of data measurement for pretrial practices and report on outcome measurement, and assist all levels of courts to implement and maintain best practices. New Mexico eliminated bond schedules and adopted a constitutional amendment to authorize pretrial detention of dangerous defendants. This is an opportunity for an exceptionally qualified person to establish the foundation for institutional adoption of pretrial practices at the forefront of best practices. The pay range is $58,000 to $91,000 (pay range LL) DOE. Apply now – the AOC plans to hire by early January 2019.


  • ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS (AOC) The Administrative Office of the Courts exists to support the courts of New Mexico in accomplishing their mission through: • Ensuring that the courts have adequate, equitably distributed resources. • Ensuring that the courts have and use current technology. • Providing a fair and equitable statewide human resources system. • Developing and implementing improved court processes and supporting courts in their use. • Collecting and providing information on and for the courts. • Managing and accounting for the collection of revenue. • Ensuring sound financial, budgeting and procurement practices in the management of court resources. • Providing administrative support for the magistrate courts. • Maintaining liaison with the legislative and executive branches of state government
  • GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES Oversee Administrative Office of the Courts pretrial programs and coordinate pretrial activities among the district, metropolitan, and magistrate courts. Develop and implement statewide best practices in pretrial screening, programs and services that promote informed decisions about detention as well as release with effective supervision of defendants released pretrial under a court order for supervision. Pretrial programs exist to maximize court appearances (minimize failure to appear) and reduce or eliminate criminal activity and re-arrest during the pretrial period. May supervise staff.
  • EXAMPLES OF JOB DUTIES • The AOC Statewide Pretrial Services Program Manager develops, proposes and implements statewide initiatives related to pre-trial detention and release, including right-sized release conditions to maximize public safety and court appearance. • Develops a successful pilot project for statewide use and implementation for early release on recognizance and implement and enhance programs to reduce pretrial failures to appear, • Prepare and monitor statistical reporting, provide judges with risk assessment data and analysis to aid in pretrial decisions. • Establish on-site and remote pretrial services. • Participate in the development of data measurement for pretrial practices and report on outcome measurements. • Assist all levels of courts to implement and maintain pre-trial best practices. • Plan, coordinate, manage, review and evaluate work of pretrial programs in individual courts and statewide. • Work closely with criminal justice partners, courts, and AOC staff to identify trends, issues, and developments within the criminal justice system with an impact on pretrial services and decision-making. • Use validated risk assessment instruments; and support and expand programs such as Release On Recognizance (ROR), Clearinghouse, training in and use of Public Safety Assessment and/or other validated risk assessment instruments. • Develop, implement and/or oversee training of judicial staff in setting and executing appropriate supervision levels and pretrial conditions. • Integrate pretrial services and data with partners in courts and related entities such as social services, problem solving courts, and mental health providers; monitor and support work of criminal justice coordinating councils, support legislative initiatives, seek additional funding through grants, and drive evidence-based decisions in all phases of pretrial reform.
  • COMPETENCIES/QUALIFICATIONS The successful applicant should have advanced knowledge in state statutes, rules and constitutional rights governing release and bond/bail eligibility for defendants; third party releases; recidivism; safety, security and confidentiality practices; criminal behavior patterns and profiles; programs and procedures for assessing a defendant’s pretrial threat to public safety and flight risk; formulating effective release and supervision plans; developing recommendations for graduated sanction and sentencing; addressing case management services and needs; obtaining and verifying necessary information to conduct a thorough criminal history background investigation; providing detailed reports to the court including recommendations for release, detention, sentencing; recognizing patterns of drug, alcohol and anger management in order to provide recommendations for referrals to community treatment providers; assessing offenders threat level and appropriately recommending release and bonds based on criminal history profiles; pre-adjudication supervision procedures and sanctions; rules and statutes governing bond/bail and release from detention; sentencing guidelines, available treatment options and community providers; federal, state and local court rules; New Mexico civil and criminal procedures; New Mexico Criminal Justice Information System; and NCIC procedures and processes.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, social science or behavioral science, counseling or a related field from an accredited college or university. Education Substitution: None. Experience: Six (6) years of experience in criminal justice, social services, probation, corrections or related field. Experience Substitution: Relevant graduate level education may substitute for up to two (2) years experience at a rate of 30 semester hours equals one (1) year of experience. Other: Completion of a post offer background investigation may be required. May be required to obtain and maintain National Crime Information Center (NCIC) certification within six (6) months of hire. Completion of state Defensive Driving Training and valid New Mexico driver’s license may be required.
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS The following functions are representative, but not all inclusive of the work environment and physical demands an employee may expect to encounter in performing tasks assigned to this job. Work is performed in an office, court, jail or detention facility, and in the field. Work is performed in an often fast-paced and stressful work environment. A valid drivers’ license is required and travel may be required in the course of work. The assigned work schedule may include days, nights, weekends.
  • BENEFITS • Medical/Dental/Vision/Rx, Life Insurances, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance Programs, flexible spending, employee and assistance program. [] • Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave. • Ten (10) holidays. • Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan. • State Retirement Plan []
TO APPLY: Please submit a New Mexico Judicial Branch Application for Employment or a Resume Supplemental form and proof of education to:

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Administrative Office of the Courts
Attn: Nathan Hale
237 Don Gaspar, Rm 25
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Fax: 505-827-8091

The State of New Mexico is an equal opportunity employer.