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Pretrial Services Officer Leadworker #10107973-23200, Full-time, TERM, in Albuquerque, NM

Opening Date: 07-31-2019 - Close Date: 08-14-2019

Job Pay Range: $22.313-$36.258 Hourly

Target Pay Range/Rate: $22.313-$27.891 Hourly

SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under general supervision, lead, mentor and train others; conduct thorough criminal background investigations on persons arrested and charged with criminal offenses prior to adjudication; formulate appropriate release, supervision and case management plans for defendants; supervise defendant’s compliance with court ordered programs and conditions of release. May be assigned supervision of court staff, under the mentorship of a supervisor or manager.


  • EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, social sciences or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years experience in criminal justice, social services, probation, corrections or related field.
  • OTHER: Completion of a stringent post offer background investigation may be required (i.e. work history, criminal record, driving record, etc.). May obtain and maintain National Crime Information Center (NCIC) certification within six (6) months of hire.
  • KNOWLEDGE: Advanced knowledge of court ordered programs; case management techniques; pre-adjudication supervision procedures and sanctions; rules and statutes governing bond/bail and release from detention; formulating appropriate release plans; treatment, rehabilitation and support programs, options and community providers; sentencing guidelines, federal, state and local court rules, and policies and procedures, operations, structure, and forms and functions; New Mexico law, civil and criminal procedure;, legal terminology; safety, security and confidentiality practices; substance abuse and mental health symptomology, counseling and treatment; physical and psychotropic medication; mediation techniques and conflict resolution; investigative techniques national, state and local investigative tools and resources; proper English usage, grammar and punctuation; computer software applications (i.e., word processing, spreadsheets, databases, court case management system, e-mail and Internet); general office practices and equipment (i.e., filing systems; telephone, printer, copier, fax, and scanner); drug screening methods and equipment, protocol, interpretation, and technology; and electronic monitoring equipment and technology. Basic knowledge of: team building; training concepts; supervisory techniques, coaching; hiring, and training; employment law (i.e., Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Equal Employment Opportunity Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Workers’ Compensation); conflict resolution and problem solving techniques; and New Mexico Judicial Branch Personnel Rules.
  • SKILL & ABILITY: Skill in determining defendant flight risk; accurately verifying community ties; evaluating each defendant’s need for community services; identifying patterns in criminal and substance abuse activity; formulating effective release and supervision plans; developing recommendations for graduated sanction and sentencing recommendations; addressing case management needs; recommending appropriate, treatment, counseling, employment support, daily living skills training, education and housing assistance; working independently and as part of a team; managing a large caseload; managing time effectively while handling a high volume workload in an environment subject to frequently changing priorities and high stress; communicating effectively both orally and in writing with diverse parties; report writing; maintaining confidentiality; being organized, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines; active listening; dealing with people diplomatically, and maintaining professional ethics; maintaining accurate files, client database, and records; attention to detail; utilizing good judgment in making decisions and recommendations; knowing when to seek assistance; collaborating with other staff; speaking publicly and presenting information clearly and concisely; recognizing and appropriately responding to safety and security issues; maintaining patience, professional demeanor and composure while dealing with individuals under the influence of alcohol or drugs; using conflict resolution or verbal de-escalation techniques; working effectively with diverse and sometimes difficult clientele; and recognizing important case facts that need to be documented in case file or may need further action. Ability to work as a team leader; be empathetic, impartial, fair and objective with all involved parties and provide services regardless of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, mental and physical abilities, criminal history, socioeconomic status, or any other protected status; receive and follow directions and apply relevant policies and procedures to assigned work; establish effective and cooperative working relationships in a complex and rapidly changing environment; learn quickly and retain information; work as a team member; operate program monitoring equipment; utilize a computer effectively in word processing, spreadsheets, case management systems and other software; display resourcefulness, perform multiple tasks; proof read, edit and correct your own work.
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The following functions are representative of the work environment and physical demands an employee may expect to encounter in performing the tasks assigned to this job. Work is performed in an office, court, jail setting or detention facility and may be performed in a field setting. Work is performed in an often fast-paced and stressful work environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy. The employee may be exposed to hostile or violent situations that may arise when dealing with individuals involved or associated with court cases, disturbing or hazardous court exhibits and contagious health conditions. Frequent exposure to unpleasant situations in jails and when interviewing defendants who are experiencing significant stress, are mentally unstable, hostile, intoxicated, or have infectious diseases. The employee must regularly interact positively with co-workers, clients and the public; work under severe time constraints and meet multiple demands from several people. The work requires prolonged use of computers. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform repetitious hand, arm and finger motions as well as use manual/finger dexterity, sit for long periods of time, stand and walk often; kneel and stoop; and talk and hear. The employee may be required to lift and/or move, push, pull or carry up to 40 pounds. The employee is expected to be punctual and to adhere to assigned work schedule. As assigned the employee may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays; overtime may be required. Travel may be required for training, meetings and presentations. A valid drivers’ license may be required. The employee may be exposed to fluctuating outdoor and building temperatures.
  • 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. State Employees' Credit Union Membership is available to State Employees and their immediate family members commencing on day one of employment. Services provided are Savings Accounts, Share Draft Accounts, Investment Certificates, Christmas Club, Car and Signature Loans. 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 with proof of education to the above address (400 Lomas Location). Applications not including copies of information requested on the employment application will be rejected.

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400 Lomas Blvd. NW (Third Floor/Room 325)
Albuquerque, NM 87102

The Second Judicial District Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applicants selected for an interview must notify the Human Resource Division of the need for an accommodation.