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Program/Project Specialist #10109856-21800, PERM, Full-Time, Farmington, NM

Opening Date: 11-21-2019 - Close Date: 12-27-2019

Job Pay Range: HH: $17.407 - $28.287 per hour

Target Pay Range/Rate: $17.407 - $21.759 per hour

The Eleventh Judicial District Court is recruiting for a full-time, classified, Program/Project Specialist position #10109856-21800 in Farmington, NM. This is a state funded classified position to work for the Farmington Magistrate DWI Drug Court. This position will be supervised and co-managed by the Eleventh Judicial District Court and the Administrative Office of the Courts. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Acting under general direction, perform a variety of detailed, technical administrative and judicial support activities to include analyzing and resolving court administrative and operational issues as they relate to Special Court programs and projects. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background checks. EXAMPLES OF JOB DUTIES:  The Program / Project Specialist is responsible for providing administrative, clerical, and technical assistance in the development of programs or project plans.  Assists with the development of schedules and tracking program or project goals and deadlines.  Drafts, proofreads, edits and disseminates documents and correspondence.  Prepares and distributes statistical reports, materials, documents, copies, agendas, and minutes for meetings.  Coordinates and schedule conferences and travel.  Provides technical assistance through troubleshooting equipment and or problems.  Assists with determining participant eligibility for court programs.  Verifies community ties, treatment history, and criminal history.  Acts as point of contact for team members, program participants, and outside agencies.  Follows, tracks, and records testing protocol via breath or urine drug tests.  Oversees participants in work details, physical training or special projects as part of community service program requirements.  Notifies the court of any participant program non-compliance.  Attends court proceedings and meetings with court staff and other programs.  Performs scheduled and unannounced site visits to monitor program compliance.  Assists with internal audits to include providing and gathering of data and reports.  Other duties as assigned. COMPETENCIES/QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant should demonstrate their knowledge of program or project planning and techniques; knowledge of problem solving and conflict resolution principles; program or project reporting; general organizational structure of the judiciary; governmental confidentiality regulations; general knowledge of specialty courts; protective services; drug test procedures; surveillance systems; and computerized data collection. 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 or court setting. A valid driver's license and travel may be required. The assigned work schedule may include nights, weekends, holidays and overtime. The employee must regularly interact positively with co-workers, clients, the public, and judges and justices. BENEFITS: ● Medical/Dental/Vision/Rx, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance Programs, employee assistance program (EAP) [] ● State paid life insurance, supplemental and dependent life insurance ● Optional flexible spending accounts for medical, day-care, and travel expenses ● Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave, up to eight (8) weeks ● Ten (10) paid holidays ● Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan ● Lifetime Defined Benefits Retirement Plan [] ● Flexible work schedules and alternative work locations* ● Free health care, Rx, lab work at facility (Stay Well Health Center) in Santa Fe, NM ● Bilingual compensation* ● Training and career development opportunities ● Higher education opportunities and educational leave ● May qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) ● May receive overtime holiday or shift differential pay* ● May receive physical fitness leave* *these benefits vary by job classification or need*


  • Education: Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Business or Public Administration, social sciences or a related field.
  • Education Substitution: Two (2) years of experience, performing increasingly responsible administrative or clerical duties for a Special Court Program may substitute for education on a year for year basis.
  • Experience: Two (2) years of administrative and/or clerical experience related to programs or projects, including experience as a legal office specialist.
  • Experience Substitution: Secondary education in a related field may substitute for up to one (1) year of experience. Thirty (30) semester hours equals one (1) year of experience.
  • Other: May be required to obtain and maintain National Crime Information Center (NCIC) certification within six (6) months of hire.
TO APPLY: Submit a Resume with a Resume Supplemental form by fax, email, mail or in person, no later than 5:00 p.m. December 27, 2019 to:

Application forms:
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Resume Supplemental Forms:
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Eleventh Judicial District Court
Human Resources
103 S Oliver Drive
Aztec, NM 87410
Fax: 505-334-7762/Ph: 505-334-7773

Application forms may be picked up or dropped off at: Eleventh Judicial District Court, Aztec 103 S Oliver Drive You may also fax or email your application, resume and documentation. Resumes without a completed application, incomplete applications or applications lacking the appropriate required supporting documentation WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.