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Bailiff #00000597, At-Will, Full-Time, PERM

Opening Date: 01-07-2019 - Close Date: 01-18-2019

Job Pay Range: $9.40 - $14.688

Target Pay Range/Rate: $9.40 - $13.042

The Fifth Judicial District Court in Lovington, Lea County, New Mexico has one job opening for a full time, At-Will Bailiff position. Position is in a Range BB with a target pay range of $9.40 to $13.042 hourly. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Under general supervision of a Judge, ensure proper behavior in the courtroom for all proceedings, provide customer service, assist Judge, jurors and other parties as needed. May perform clerical duties as assigned. This is an unarmed position.


  • Education: High School Diploma or GED.
  • Education Substitution: None.
  • Experience: One year experience in security, law enforcement, a legal setting or related experience.
  • Experience Substitution: None.
  • Other: Completion of a post offer background check may be required.
  • KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES: Knowledge of general court procedures; customer service practices; safety and security issues; proper English usage; general office practices; electronic equipment, (i.e., telephone, printer, copier, fax, television, video recorder, projector and audio equipment); general organizational structure of the judiciary; and courtroom protocol.
  • SKILL & ABILITY: Skill in being attentive to details; communicating in a courteous, clear and professional manner with all parties; maintaining confidentiality; working independently; being organized; active listening; dealing with people diplomatically; providing clear and concise instructions; providing good customer service; telephone etiquette; maintaining professional demeanor and composure; concentrating and paying attention; working in an environment subject to high stress; communicating rules; understanding written and oral instructions; knowing when to seek assistance; and appraising situations. Ability to concentrate fully and remain alert during proceedings; adhere to strict guidelines on communication with jurors, defendants and attorneys; maintain decorum in the courtroom and enforce rules and procedures during proceedings; remain neutral in court proceedings; speak loudly and clearly when announcing Judge’s entrance and departure; use a computer, including word processing, case management and report systems; multitask; remain calm and handle emergencies, such as courtroom evacuation, juror emotional or physical distress and equipment malfunction; plan ahead; perform basic office procedures; recall and recognize names; operate electronics, such as television, video recorder, projector, and audio equipment; follow through on processes and paperwork; follow instructions of the Court and give instructions to the public; meet deadlines under pressure; effectively present information to Judges and various legal agencies; and deal effectively with the media.
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is performed in a court setting. The work is performed in an often fast paced and stressful work environment. The employee is expected to be punctual and to adhere to assigned work schedule. The employee must regularly interact positively with co-workers, clients, the public, judges and justices; work under severe time constraints and meet multiple demands from multiple sources. The employee will be frequently required to stand/sit for long period of time and walk often; to travel (valid New Mexico Driver’s license required). The employee must have good vision and hearing. The employee may be exposed to hostile or violent situation that arise when dealing with individuals involved in court cases; exposed to disturbing or hazardous court exhibits and contagious health conditions. The employee may be required to lift, kneel/stoop, move, push, pull or carry up to 50 pounds; frequently work under severe time constraints and meet multiple demands from several people; work overtime and/or flexible work hours; dress appropriately for a courtroom; attend training.
TO APPLY: TO APPLY: The New Mexico Judicial Branch Application for Employment form and proof of education must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 to:

Application forms:
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Resume Supplemental Forms:
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Fifth Judicial District Court
Mark Sanchez, District Court Judge
100 N. Main, Box 6C
Lovington, NM 88260

The completed New Mexico Judicial Branch Application for Employment is the preferred application to submit to Judge Sanchez. Applications not including copies of the high school diploma or GED certificate, transcripts, degrees, licenses or information as requested on the employment application or the vacancy advertisement and the Job Description will be rejected. The employment application, vacancy advertisement and the Job Description may be obtained at within the Human Resources link or in the Lea County District Court Clerk’s office.