New Mexico State Judiciary Job Opening

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Attorney Associate #00054658-23200 – At-Will Perm, Full-time

Opening Date: 11-26-2018 - Close Date: 12-21-2018

Job Pay Range: LL: $28.128 - $43.950 per hour

Target Pay Range/Rate: Target Pay: $39.399

The Second Judicial District Court is accepting applications for a full-time, Attorney Associate, at-will position (#00054658), 23200 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The pay rate for this position is $39.399 per hour. SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under general direction, as assigned by a Judge or a supervising attorney, review cases, perform legal research, evaluation, analysis, writing and make recommendations concerning the work of the Court or Judicial Entity. May be assigned leadworker duties under the mentorship of a supervisor or manager.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • EDUCATION: Must be a graduate of a law school meeting the standards of accreditation of the American Bar Association; possess and maintain a license to practice law in the State of New Mexico.
  • Education Substitution: None.
  • Experience: Three (3) years of experience in the practice of applicable law, or as a law clerk.
  • Experience Substitution: None.
  • OTHER: Completion of a post offer background check will be required.
  • KNOWLEDGE: Thorough knowledge of United States and New Mexico constitutions, federal law, New Mexico case law, statues, rules, policies and procedures; Code of Judicial Conduct; Rules of Professional Conduct; court jurisdiction and operations; manual and computerized legal research; principles of legal analysis and writing, legal proofreading and editing, standard English usage and grammar; and computer software applications (e.g., legal research, word processing, databases, court case management system, e-mail and internet).
  • SKILL & ABILITY: Proficient skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing with diverse individuals and groups; interpreting and assimilating information of legal significance; identifying legal issues; performing legal research; discerning the content and relative importance of cases, statues, and other sources of law; applying law to complex and novel scenarios; maintaining confidentiality and using discretion when dealing with sensitive information; maintaining professional demeanor and composure; providing information to members of the bar and public in a courteous manner without giving legal advice; drafting orders, recommendations, and opinions which address all legal, policy and factual issues clearly, efficiently and effectively; organizing and establishing priorities and managing time and resources effectively on multiple projects; working well both independently and collaboratively; using initiative and independent judgment with minimal supervision; receiving and following directions; applying relevant policies and procedures; using computers and computer software applications, including word processing, databases, court case management system, e-mail and the internet; displaying teamwork, diligence, resourcefulness and adaptability while working in an environment subject to frequently changing priorities, high stress, and exposure to conflicting demands; meeting objective productivity and work-quality requirements; and researching, comprehending, explaining and resolving complex issues constructively. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; approach problems creatively; determine when to seek assistance and collaborate with other staff; persuade others using tact and diplomacy; accept constructive criticism and guidance; learn quickly and retain information; prepare and deliver presentations; maintain accurate files and records; and train, motivate and mentor others; plan and assign work, apply relevant policies and procedures to assigned work; provide meaningful employee feedback and performance evaluations; provide effective coaching and constructive criticism, mediate and manage conflict.
  • EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.NMCOURTS.GOV UNDER HUMAN RESOURCE JOB DESCRIPTIONS.
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work requires extensive use of computers and is performed an office or court setting. The employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time, talk, hear, read typed and/or handwritten material; perform repetitious hand, arm and finger motions as well as use manual/finger dexterity. May also be required to stand, walk, kneel/stoop, move, lift, pull and carry up to twenty- five pounds; travel (valid driver’s license required), work overtime and/or flexible hours, weekends, and holidays; and may be exposed to fluctuating building temperatures, hostile or violent situations and contagious health conditions. The employee is expected to be punctual and to adhere to a work schedule.
  • BENEFITS* Leave Annual and sick leave are accrued by regular, full-time employees at the rate of 4.62 hours annual and 3.69 hours sick leave, per bi-weekly pay period. A total of ten paid holidays per calendar year. Group Health Insurance Blue Cross Blue Shield Dual Option Point of Service Plan Presbyterian Health Regional Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) The Health Insurance Plans provide comprehensive services for you and your family for illness and injury (not arising in connection with your employment). Group Life, AD&D and Disability Insurance $50,000 of Basic Life, $50,000 of Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Short and Long Term Disability Insurance. Group Dental Insurance Delta Dental The dental option provides preventive, basic, major, or orthodontic dental care and treatment. Group Vision Insurance Davis Vision The plan is designed to provide for regular eye examinations and benefits toward vision care expenses including glasses or contact lenses. Public Employees' Retirement Association Employees of affiliated public employers are required to become members of the P.E.R.A. as a condition of their employment. The contribution amount is 8.92 percent of your gross bi-weekly earnings. Voluntary retirement is attained with 30 or more years of credited service, at any age. *All benefits are subject to change
TO APPLY: Apply at or send application or resume supplemental form, proof of education and writing sample to the above address. Applications not including copies of information requested on the employment application will be rejected.


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SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT
HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICE
400 Lomas Blvd. NW (Third Floor/Room 325)
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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