New Mexico State Judiciary Job Opening
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Attorney - Associate #00054716-23200, Full-time, PERM, Albuquerque, NM
Opening Date: 10-28-2019 -
Job Pay Range: LL: $28.690 - $46.622 per hour
Target Pay Range/Rate: $28.690-$46.622 per hour
The Second Judicial District Court is recruiting for a full-time classified Attorney - Associate position #00054716-23200 for the Court Administration in Albuquerque, New Mexico. SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under general direction, as assigned by a supervising attorney, provide legal advice and opinions to senior court administration and Judges, and contribute to the overall effective operation of the court. Serve as deputy general counsel in the areas of employment, contract law, finance, children’s, civil criminal and family law matters, licensing, procurement and court administration. May be assigned leadworker duties under the mentorship of a supervising attorney to include but not limited to: managing the assignments of legal support staff. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background checks.
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.
Experience: Three (3) years of experience in the practice of applicable law, or as a law clerk.
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, statutes, 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, statutes, 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.
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 tasks assigned to this job. Work requires the extensive use of computers and is performed in 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.
Submit a New Mexico Judicial Branch Application for Employment or a Resume and a Resume Supplemental form and proof of education and writing sample to:
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Resume Supplemental Forms:
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Second Judicial District Court
Human Resource Office
400 Lomas Blvd. NW (Third Floor/Room 325)
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Telephone: (505) 841-5497
Apply at or send application or resume supplemental form and proof of education and writing sample 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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