The Second Judicial District Court is recruiting for two (2) full-time, classified, Certified Court Monitor position #00037272-23200 and #00000388-23200 for Court Reporter/Court Monitor Division in Albuquerque, New Mexico. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Acting under general supervision interprets information obtained from hearings and documents it into log notes. Ensures accurate, significant, and audio/digital recording of judicial proceedings. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background checks.
EXAMPLES OF JOB DUTIES:
● The Certified Court Monitor is responsible for monitoring and recording judicial proceedings to provide court officials access to the record for appellate review, trial
preparation and preparation of orders.
● Documents and time-stamps events by generating accurate log outlining pertinent events/appearances of the judicial proceeding and/or case notes.
● Accepts, maintains, and file court exhibits which may include hazardous and or dangerous items.
● Troubleshoots recording equipment, runs updates, and maintains technical logs.
● Responsible for retention of all case material and marks for identification, logs, files, and safeguards evidence as a public, sequestered or sealed exhibit.
● Acts as a liaison between court personnel to advance court proceedings.
● Reviews court files, prepares hearings, and picks up all relevant files from court officials.
● Conducts research utilizing computer retrieval system.
● Travels to other locations to record hearings.
● Drafts and prepares orders, legal correspondence and documents for judges.
● Trains on courtroom etiquette, FTR, quick keys, entering exhibits, voir dire and jury trial processes.
● Other duties as assigned. Make final edits
The successful applicant should demonstrate knowledge of diverse types of hearings including domestic relations, domestic violence, child support, children’s court, mental health court, grand jury, out of district criminal arraignments, probation violations, etc. Legal abbreviations and terminologies; digital recording and word processing software; legal terminology; courtroom practices and procedures; the difference between providing information and legal advice; filing systems; maintaining exhibits during trial (can include guns, knives, drugs, drug paraphernalia, graphic photos, etc).
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.
*This job description is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions performed*
● Medical/Dental/Vision/Rx, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance Programs, employee assistance program (EAP) [http://www.mybenefitsnm.com/]
● 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 [http://www.nmpera.org/]
● 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*