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Administrative Office of the Courts

Business Unit: 24400

Certified Court Monitor #00000886-24400, #00053504-24400 Full-time, Perm, in Albuquerque, NM.

# of Positions: 2

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

Job Pay Range: EE: $12.947 - $21.039 per hour

Target Pay Range/Rate: $16.184 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 two, full-time, classified, Certified Court Monitor positions, #00000886-24400, and #00053504-24400 for the Courtroom Support Division in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Essential Tasks: Under general supervision, ensure accurate, audible and complete recording and logging of verbatim testimony during judicial proceeding; notify court of unsatisfactory recording conditions or any stops in recording; Maintain chronology and number of exhibits; inspect, set and load back-up court recording equipment. Maintain duplicating equipment; ensure proper filing of exhibits and storage of DVDs; Retrieve files; duplicate and track tapes of hearings and/or trials; maintain retention schedule for closed cases; purge and destroy tapes, CDs, logs and exhibits; document erasure of recorded material; process appellate cases in their entirety; screen incoming mail; prepare files for court and distribute accordingly; maintain recording equipment; order and maintain supplies. May perform other duties as assigned to meet the operational needs of the Court. 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 litigants, attorneys, special commissioners, hearing officers, and judges access to the record for appellate review, trial preparation and preparation of orders.
● Operates and sets up an audio recording machine or a digital recording system and ensures recording equipment is working properly.
● Documents and time-stamps events by generating accurate log outlining pertinent events/appearances of the judicial proceeding and/or case notes and verifies recordings of proceedings are audible.
● Gathers, delivers, and files recordings, receipts for log and exhibits to provide accurate record keeping procedures.
● Accepts, maintains, and files 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, litigants or attorneys, to advance court proceedings.
● Reviews court files, prepares hearings, and picks up all relevant files from judges and clerks.
● Conducts research utilizing computer retrieval system.
● Conducts training and certifications/re-certifications for other monitors/employees.
● Travels to other locations to record hearings.
● Drafts and prepares orders, legal correspondence and documents for judges, and sets hearings.
● May act as a Trial Court Administrative Assistant.
● May process appeals for the Court of Appeals.
● Trains on courtroom etiquette, FTR, quick keys, entering exhibits, voir dire and jury trial processes.
● Other duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES/QUALIFICATIONS
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

BENEFITS
● 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
● Up to twelve (12) weeks of paid parental leave
● 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*

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Education: A high school diploma or GED
  • Education Substitution: None.
  • Experience: One (1) year of experience in court case processing, a legal secretarial or related field such as advanced customer service, data processing, and banking/financial experience.
  • Experience Substitution: None.
  • Certification: Court Monitor Certification must be obtained 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:
Microsoft Word Format
Adobe PDF Format

Resume Supplemental Forms:
Microsoft Word Format
Adobe PDF Format
Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court
401 Lomas NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103
505-841-9819
505-222-4823
Email: metrjobs-grp@nmcourts.gov


PROOF OF EDUCATION IS REQUIRED.

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