New Mexico State Judiciary Job Opening

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Administrative Office of the Courts

AOC HR Administrator #00000098-21800, Full-Time, Santa Fe, NM

Opening Date: 06-25-2019 - Close Date: 07-15-2019

Job Pay Range: JJ: $22.313 - $36.258 per hour

Target Pay Range/Rate: $22.313 - $34.180 per hour

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS (AOC): The Administrative Office of the Courts exists to enable the courts of New Mexico to accomplish 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. • 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: Under administrative direction, provide professional human resources services for the Administrative Office of the Courts and the New Mexico Judicial Branch. This position will provide statewide guidance and assistance to judges, management, and employees on a broad range of human resources issues including; the interpretation of personnel rules and federal, state and local laws concerning employment in order to reduce liability; implementation of human resources rules and policies; employee recruitment and retention; performance management; training and development; and employee relations.
  • EXAMPLES OF JOB DUTIES: • Review, interpret, and provide guidance on federal, state and local employment regulations including but not limited to Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards, Workers’ Compensation, and the Americans with Disability Act. • Create and facilitate training on human resources topics, which incorporate employment trends, remains consistent with federal and state regulations, and address management and employee needs. • Provide statewide guidance and support to management and employees regarding human resources issues or the interpretation and application of personnel rules and policies, human resources laws and individual circumstances. • May represent the Human Resources Division on judicial committees or as a participant in various projects. • Participate in creating and implementing specialized projects in the area of human resources. Areas may include but are not limited to, EEO, Employee Relations, Training, Performance Appraisals, Investigations and Compensation Analysis. • Provide support on the research, design, implementation and communication of human resources initiatives. • Analyze requests for position changes including re-classifications and prepare recommendations related to job responsibilities and organizational structure. Conduct classification reviews and provide recommendations regarding proper classification. Provide recommendations for updates and revisions to job descriptions as needed. • Analyze and prepare recommendations for employee compensation changes. May assist in conducting wage analysis and providing compensation data or recommendations, to include gathering, analyzing, and preparing monthly, quarterly or yearly adhoc HR data. Provide and develop customized reports in order to identify trends, correlations to uncover insights, and audit HR data. • Provide guidance on employee relations, to include compiling and analyzing information, draft counseling, corrective, or disciplinary memorandums, identify issues or problems and formulate recommendations that may encourage change in employee behavior. Seek alternative remedies including ADR, coaching, and training. • Recommend operating policy and procedural improvements; coordinate the resolution of specific policy or rule problems and inquiries; draft or edit personnel policies; and design forms. • Administer and audit payroll; maintain current knowledge of benefits; administer and audit employee benefits. • Manage and administer employee information, pay data, position changes or re-classifications, new or changed positions and various human resources transactions utilizing the automated human resources system.
  • COMPETENCIES/QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of human resources administration practices, principles and techniques; performance management; payroll and benefit administration; recruitment and selection techniques; employment law; and a thorough knowledge of, or ability to learn Human Resources and labor relations including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Psychology, Business Administration, Judicial Administration, Public Administration, English, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field. Education Substitution: Relevant experience may substitute for education on a year for year basis. Experience: Four (4) years of experience in general human resources administration, management or organizational development; labor relations; employment law; classification; compensation; employee recruitment and retention; personnel related training; HR analytics; performance appraisal management or development; policy or rule development; and/or payroll and benefits. Experience Substitution: Current Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification may count for one (1) year of work experience; and relevant graduate level education may substitute for up to two (2) year experience at a rate of 30 semester hours equals one (1) year of experience. Other: Completion of a post-offer background check may be required. 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, field or court setting. A valid drivers’ license is required and travel may be required in the course of work. The assigned work schedules may include days, nights, weekends, and holidays and overtime may be required. 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. This job description is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and not a comprehensive listing of all functions performed.
  • 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 and a Resume Supplemental form and proof of education to:

Application forms:
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Resume Supplemental Forms:
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Administrative Office of the Courts
Nathan Hale
237 Don Gaspar, Room 25
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Fax: 505-827-8091