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Administrative Office of the Courts

Business Unit: 24100

Pretrial Services Officer 1, #10102453-24100, Full-Time, Perm, in Gallup, NM

# of Positions: 1

Opening Date: 12-28-2021 - Close Date: 01-21-2022

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

Target Pay Range/Rate: $20.671 per hour

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 Eleventh Judicial District & Magistrate Courts is recruiting for one, full-time, classified, Pretrial Services Officer 1 position, #10102453-24100, for our Pretrial Services program in McKinley County. This position is located at Gallup Magistrate Court. General Statement of Duties: Under close supervision assist with criminal background investigations on persons arrested and charged with criminal offenses prior to adjudication; implement release and case management plans for defendants; supervise a defendant’s compliance with court ordered programs and conditions of release. May perform as a judicial designee in formulating appropriate recommendations for release, sanctions, and detention. Finalists will be subject to criminal background checks.

• The Pretrial Services Officer 1 is responsible for implementing release and case management plans and investigations for those charged with criminal offenses.
• Supervises a defendant’s compliance with court ordered programs and conditions of release.
• Conducts brief intake interviews with newly referred defendants.
• Documents each defendant’s needs for community support services.
• Contacts references to verify information provided by defendants regarding employment, home, work, and school status.
• Provides recommendations for appropriate treatment support and referrals.
• Participates in scheduled case staffing.
• Monitors defendant’s compliance with court ordered conditions of release and community provider program requirements.
• Documents, reports and notifies the court of a defendant’s non-compliance or program violations and recommend appropriate action.
• Tracks Pretrial Services referrals at felony arraignments.
• Documents and maintains case files that illustrate interactions with defendants, treatment providers, community-based case managers, attorneys, employers and family members.
• Attends and participates in meetings with court staff and other treatment providers.
• Monitors defendant’s compliance utilizing electronic monitoring technology.
• Maintains alcohol and drug screening equipment and supplies.
• Performs scheduled and spontaneous site visits to participant’s home, school, work or other locations to monitor program compliance.
• May perform as a judicial designee in formulating appropriate recommendations for release, sanctions, and detention.
• Other duties as assigned.

The successful applicant should demonstrate their 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.

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) []
● 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
● Up to twelve (12) weeks of paid parental leave
● 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*
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*these benefits vary by job classification or need*

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, social sciences or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Education Substitution: Four (4) years’ of directly related or relevant experience may substitute on a year for year basis.
  • Experience: One (1) year experience in criminal justice, social services, probation, corrections or a related field.
  • Experience Substitution: None.
  • Other: Must obtain and maintain National Crime Information Center (NCIC) certification within six (6) months of hire.
TO APPLY: Submit a Judicial Branch Application for Employment or a Resume with a Resume Supplemental form, along with proof of education by 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 21, 2022 to:

Application forms:
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Adobe PDF Format

Resume Supplemental Forms:
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Eleventh Judicial District & Magistrate Courts
Human Resources
103 S Oliver Drive
Aztec, NM 87410
Fax: 505-334-7762

Application forms and job description may be picked up or dropped off at:
Eleventh Judicial District & Magistrate Courts
103 S Oliver Drive, Aztec or 851 Andrea Drive, Farmington, NM

Applications may be mailed, faxed or emailed.