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Administrative Office of the Courts

Business Unit: 24400

Court Probation Officer 2, #10111565-24400, #00054608-24400, Full-Time, Perm, in Albuquerque, NM

# of Positions: 2

Opening Date: 01-10-2022 - Close Date: 01-24-2022

Job Pay Range: II; $19.616 to $24.520 per hour

Target Pay Range/Rate: $23.294 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 Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court is recruiting for 2 full-time, classified, Probation Officer 2 positions, #10111565-24400, and #00054608-24400, for Recovery Court in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Essential Tasks: Under direction, prepare pre-sentencing reports, appear in court to present recommendations on treatment and sentencing, supervise defendants on probation and manage cases. Investigate defendants’ educational, family, criminal and social background, and/or previous treatment compliance. Assess and determine the risks and needs of defendants for treatment and/or acceptance into programs. Review police and court reports. Analyze, verify, justify and report treatment and sentencing recommendations to the court. Develop, interpret and implement supervision plan for defendant. Monitor defendants’ compliance with sentencing and conditions of probation by establishing interaction and regularly scheduled meetings. Perform crisis management and conflict resolution with defendant and family when necessary. Schedule hearings and notify parties involved. Appear in court to elaborate, defend or respond to information in pre-sentencing report. Inform and subpoena witnesses. Confer with state and defense attorneys and provide advice and recommendations. Continually report status of defendant to the court. Maintain current roster of defendants. Secure, manage, update and govern individual case files by assuring that files contain necessary copies of essential and relevant documents. Respond to inquiries on defendants. Provide information and referrals to former clients. Aid other law enforcement agencies or probation officers with investigations and supervision of other defendants. Be able to get along with others and to work under stress. The employee is expected to be punctual and to adhere to assigned work schedule. May perform other duties as assigned to meet the Court’s operational needs. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background checks.

● The Court Probation Officer 2 is responsible for conducting investigations on defendants/offenders, establish needs, and develop an appropriate treatment support plan.
● Participates in scheduled progress meetings at court appointed locations.
● Monitors defendants/offenders compliance at court hearings and with community service program requirements and tracks and records community service participation.
● Reports, documents and notifies court of defendants/offenders compliance, non-compliance or program violations and recommends appropriate action.
● Maintains current case files, and documents all interaction with program defendants/offenders and treatment providers in the case management system.
● Performs scheduled and unannounced site visits (home, work, school or other location) to monitor program compliance.
● Monitors program compliance utilizing electronic monitoring technology.
● Tracks and administers drug and alcohol screens and maintains alcohol and drug screening protocols, equipment and supplies.
● Participates and attends conferences, trainings, community outreach and educational programs related to court programs.
● Prepares written and oral reports detailing defendants/offenders program compliance and makes recommendations on future treatment support, or referrals.
● Provides input during court proceedings, meetings with court staff and other treatment providers.
● Other duties as assigned.

The successful applicant should demonstrate knowledge of court-ordered rehabilitation or support programs, sentencing guidelines, treatment options and community services available; New Mexico law, civil and criminal procedure; local court rules, policies and procedures, operations and structure; case management; legal terminology; substance abuse and mental health counseling and treatment; mediation techniques and conflict resolution; investigative techniques; drug screening methods; electronic monitoring equipment and technology; and court case management system.

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 from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Social Sciences or a related field.
  • Education Substitution: Four (4) years’ of directly related or relevant experience may substitute on a year for year basis.
  • Experience: Three (3) years’ experience in criminal justice, social services or related field.
  • Experience Substitution: None.
  • Other: May be required to 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 to:

Application forms:
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Resume Supplemental Forms:
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Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court
Human Resource Division
401 Lomas NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103
Telephone: (505) 841-9819 or Fax No.: (505) 222-4823