The Second Judicial District Court is recruiting for a full-time, TERM, Pretrial Services Officer 2 position #10107989-23200 for the Judicial Supervision and Diversion Program in Albuquerque, New Mexico. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Acting under general direction conduct thorough criminal background investigations on persons arrested and charged with criminal offenses prior to adjudication. The Young Adult Court Program (YAC) is a voluntary specialty court program for individuals, ages 18-25 that have been arrested for felony level charges in Bernalillo County, are involved in the criminal justice system, and are in need of treatment, social services and life skills. The program provides participants with intense supervision, treatment, education, community connections and employment opportunities. The program is highly structured, based upon accountability, self-worth and becoming a valued member of our community. Young Adult Court is a collaborative multi-agency program that consists of a team of judicial professionals. The Pretrial Services Officer 2 will be responsible for managing a caseload, implementing and maintaining best practices. The position requires knowledge and experience with drug court best practices, court processes, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, case management as well as hands on experience working with high risk/ high need young adults and/or adolescents. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background check.
EXAMPLES OF JOB DUTIES:
● The Pretrial Services Officer 2 is responsible for conducting thorough pre-release and pre-adjudication background investigations on defendants.
● Formulates appropriate release plans and case management plans based on statutes, rules, court appearance and criminal history.
● Supervises a defendant’s compliance with court ordered programs and conditions of release.
● Performs as a judicial designee in formulating appropriate recommendations for release eligibility, sanctions, and detention.
● Releases defendants from custody based on court ordered release conditions.
● Documents all interactions and update case management assessment.
● Oversees supervision contracts and supervision protocol based on program policies.
● Verifies defendants needs and develop multifaceted treatment support or referrals.
● Determines eligibility for specialty court programs.
● Provides case management services based on the defendant’s need and court ordered conditions of release.
● Maintains and administers alcohol and drug screening protocols and equipment.
● Collaborates with treatment providers and monitors defendant compliance report.
● Documents and notify court of defendant’s compliance to recommend appropriate action.
● Participates and provide input during court proceedings and other agency meetings.
● Provides treatment information options to judges, treatment providers, and community members.
● Monitors defendant’s compliance utilizing electronic monitoring technology.
● Performs scheduled and spontaneous site visits to participant’s home, school, work or other locations to monitor program compliance.
● Other duties as assigned.
The successful applicant should demonstrate 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; governmental court rules, policies and procedures, operations, structure, forms; NM law, civil and criminal procedure; legal terminology; substance abuse and mental health symptomology, counseling and treatment; physical and psychotropic medication; mediation techniques; investigative techniques using governmental investigative resources; drug screening methods and equipment; protocol, interpretation, and technology; and electronic monitoring equipment and technology.
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*