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Administrative Office of the Courts

Business Unit: 23800

Surveillance Officer #10110788-23800, Full-time, Perm, Taos, NM

# of Positions: 1

Opening Date: 10-14-2021 - Close Date: --

Job Pay Range: FF: $14.026-$22.792

Target Pay Range/Rate: $14.026-$15.778

Prospectively, the New Mexico Judicial Branch is requiring full vaccination status as a condition of employment to being hired into the judiciary. Fully vaccinated means two weeks beyond the second Moderna or Pfizer vaccination or single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccination, and if eligible, must have received the COVID-19 Booster.

The Eighth Judicial District Court is recruiting for a full-time, classified Surveillance Officer #10110788-23800 for the Taos Family Domestic Violence Court Program in Taos, NM. Due to budgetary constraints the salary for this position will not be outside of the target pay range of $14.026-$15.778. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Acting under general supervision, monitor and track participants’ compliance in court ordered programs, attend related court proceedings; and prepare detailed oral and written surveillance reports. Finalist(s) may be subject to a criminal background check.


• The Surveillance Officer is responsible for performing both scheduled and non- scheduled site visits to participant’s home, school, work or other locations to monitor program compliance.
• Tracks and administers breath or urine drug tests as necessary.
• Supervises participants in work details, physical training or special projects as part of community service program requirements.
• Documents all interactions with program participants in case management system.
• Maintains accurate case files and records.
• Prepares precise written reports detailing participant program compliance, tracks and records community service participation and attends court proceedings.
• Participates and provides input during meetings with court staff and other programs.
• Maintains drug testing equipment and supplies.
• Participates in community education and outreach related to court programs.
• Serves the court in accordance with appropriate statues, rules, procedures, or committees.
• Other duties as assigned including but not limited to serving the court in accordance with appropriate statues, rules, procedures, and committees.


The successful applicant should demonstrate their knowledge of the probation process, New Mexico law, civil and criminal procedure; court rules, policies and procedures, operations and structure; legal terminology; substance abuse and drug testing methods, program monitoring protocol and equipment; police reporting procedures, Recognizing vital case facts that require documentation in the case file or may need further action. Demonstrated ability to recognize and appropriately respond to safety and security issues using conflict resolution or verbal de-escalation techniques, work effectively with hostile individuals or individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol; provide equal and impartial services regardless of a protected status.

  • Education: High school diploma or GED.
  • Education Substitution: None.
  • Experience: Two (2) years of experience in social services, probation, as a corrections officer, or work in a related field.
  • Experience Substitution: Additional post-secondary education in a related field may substitute for experience. Thirty (30) semester hours equals one (1) year of experience.
TO APPLY: Submit Application or Resume and a Resume Supplemental form and proof of education to the address below

Application forms:
Microsoft Word Format
Adobe PDF Format

Resume Supplemental Forms:
Microsoft Word Format
Adobe PDF Format
Eighth Judicial District Court
Attn: Amy Seidel, Human Resources Administrator
105 Albright Street, Suite N
Taos, NM 87571
Phone: 575-751-8600