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Administrative Office of the Courts

AOC Behavioral Health Manager #10111637-21800, PERM, Full-Time, Santa Fe, NM

Opening Date: 10-31-2019 - Close Date: 11-23-2019

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

Target Pay Range/Rate: $28.128 - $35.160

The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is recruiting for a full-time, classified AOC Behavioral Health Manager position #10111637-21800 for the Legal Services Office in Santa Fe, New Mexico. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under administrative direction manage, direct and provide operational support for one or more Behavioral Health Courts in a specified Judicial District. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background checks. EXAMPLES OF JOB DUTIES ● The AOC Behavioral Health Manager will supervise the operations of the Behavioral Health Court(s) and provide treatment and criminal justice case management to eligible individuals. ● Develop and maintain statewide policies and procedures to guide the operations of the Behavioral Health Court(s) in compliance with best practices. ● Oversee federal, state and district court contracts and professional services with community agencies, monitor and evaluate contract compliance and scope of work. ● Develop eligibility criteria for participation and the application process for prospective participants. ● Communicate and collaborate with the assigned Judicial District Judge and the Court Executive Officer for the specified Judicial District in regards to their communities’ behavioral health needs. ● Collect court data for analytics; oversees Behavioral Health Courts administration and reporting; prepares and monitors budgets, and establishes budget priorities to assist in the preparation of budget expansion requests for behavioral health court(s). ● Review and approve initiatives for statewide Behavioral Health programs. ● Develop and implement behavioral health practices in support of individuals when competency or mental health issues have been raised. ● Oversee services to assist with stabilization, resources, housing, disability, medication, guardianship, and other needs. ● Consult and collaborate with Judicial Branch employees, other state agencies, Legislators, the public, private vendors and corporate entities. ● Hire, manage, organize, and coordinate the work of diverse statewide program managers, clinical services coordinators, probation officers and staff and establish statewide program expectations. ● Assess needs of, and advocate for, appropriate resources for programs within the Behavior Health court(s). ● Research and draft proposed legislation and provide testimony to the state legislature regarding statewide behavioral health initiatives and needs. May lobby for legislative support on behalf of projects and/or the Judicial Branch; prepare bill analyses to assess the impact of proposed legislation and assist in developing strategies for passage of legislation. Prepare and present presentations; serve on statewide or local committees; speak at national, state and local conferences regarding project initiatives; manage and direct project contractors and associated budget; and keep up to date with latest trends in court management locally and nationally. ● Other duties as assigned. COMPETENCIES/QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant should have advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of public and court administration, behavioral health, and management practices and techniques for managing multiple and diverse statewide projects. Experience with legislative and budget processes, organization and general operations of a court system and government as well as skill analyzing and assessing court operations, and evaluating court program services. 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 driver's’ license is required and travel will 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, elected officials at all levels, business and education professionals, 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, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance Programs, employee assistance program (EAP). [www.mybenefitsnm.com] ● State paid life insurance, supplemental and dependent life insurances. ● Optional flexible spending accounts for medical, day-care, and travel expenses. ● Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave. ● Ten (10) holidays. ● Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan. ● State Retirement Plan [www.nmpera.org]

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or other related field; and 40 hours of mediation training.
  • Education Substitution: Experience designing, developing, managing or coordinating behavioral health programs and activities or other directly related experience may substitute on a year for year basis.
  • Experience: Six (6) years of experience in managing behavioral or mental health programs, to include experience with criminal justice systems, budget, finance, contract administration, management of specialty court programs including behavioral health, mental health, or problem solving courts and may include drug courts or pretrial services.
  • Experience Substitution: Additional relevant education at the Master’s degree level may substitute for experience at a rate of thirty (30) semester hours equals one year of experience. Education may not substitute for supervisory 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.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or other related field; and 40 hours of mediation training.
  • Education Substitution: Experience designing, developing, managing or coordinating behavioral health programs and activities or other directly related experience may substitute on a year for year basis.
  • Experience: Six (6) years of experience in managing behavioral or mental health programs, to include experience with criminal justice systems, budget, finance, contract administration, management of specialty court programs including behavioral health, mental health, or problem solving courts and may include drug courts or pretrial services.
  • Experience Substitution: Additional relevant education at the Master’s degree level may substitute for experience at a rate of thirty (30) semester hours equals one year of experience. Education may not substitute for supervisory 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.
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
Attn: Ellen Skaggs
237 Don Gaspar, Rm 25
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Fax No.: (505) 827-8091
Email: aocevs@nmcourts.gov

PROOF OF EDUCATION IS REQUIRED.


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