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Administrative Office of the Courts

Business Unit: 23200

Judicial Specialist Supervisor #00000460-23200, Full-time, Perm, in Albuquerque, NM

# of Positions: 1

Opening Date: 01-12-2022 - Close Date: 01-26-2022

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

Target Pay Range/Rate: $19.616 to $24.520 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 Second Judicial District Court is recruiting for a full-time, classified, Judicial Specialist Supervisor position, #00000460-23200, for the Children's Court Division at 5100 2nd. St. NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Acting under general direction oversee the preparation and processing of court documents and financial functions of the clerk’s office.

EXAMPLES OF JOB DUTIES
● The Judicial Specialist Supervisor is responsible for case and document processing, financial responsibilities, customer service, jury administration, program support, general clerical and research job functions and responsibilities.
● Plans, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of two (2) or more judicial branch court clerk staff, which may include leadworkers.
● Performs case management functions effectively and efficiently ensuring court rules and procedures are followed and case are processed timely.
● Works with staff to ensure state and federal statues are consistently maintained, case errors are corrected, and case data is accurate.
● Disburses bond payments and trust funds, prepares and maintain bond reports.
● Provides appropriate oversight and management of information services and customer assistance with high volume of pro se litigants.
● Provides general procedural information without giving legal advice.
● Prepares monthly statistics, case management reports, and maintains logs and records of case.
● Uses the case management system to (1) open cases – determine case type/cause of action and assess and receipt filing fee if required; (2) docket cases – review documents and determine appropriate event codes, enter data, scan documents, and link related scanned images and (3) close cases – determine and enter closing events, disposition type, and judgement details.
● Uses electronic filing to process incoming filings and uploads and process court-issued documents.
● Processes and expedites orders of protection; sets hearings and trials.
● Uses the case management system to manage and track cases to ensure compliance with case type appearance dates and sentencing requirements.
● Reconciles billing and invoices from contracted vendors provided for Specialty Court Programs.
● Oversees that all court documents are processed in a timely and appropriate manner.
● Prepares documents for signature, copy, fax, stamp file documents, process and distribute mail.
● Maintains hard and electronic case files.
● Catalogs and maintains exhibits.
● Certifies court records prepare hard copy case files with tape logs and transcripts for microfilming, scanning, archiving and destruction.
● Processes petitions for Trial Court Extensions of time to Proceed to Trial.
● Submits bench warrants and cancellations.
● Assesses, receipts, records, reconciles monies, prepares and makes bank deposits, and ensures proper cash handling procedures are followed.
● Manages accounting functions by accurately applying credits, debits, adjustments and corrects financial errors.
● Creates and oversees restitution collection for Specialty Court Programs.
● Provides case information to relevant parties, attorneys, law enforcement, and other agencies.
● Oversees the jury administration by reviewing, sorting, and organizing jury summons.
● Processes affidavits and excusals while tracking juror statistics and reports.
● Performs research on automated, hard-copy and microfiche files for case status and provides accurate information.
● Researches and analyzes case management issues to audit and correct when necessary.
● Responds timely and accurately to requests received by the court regarding the Public Records Act.
● Provides victims with resource and advocacy information.
● Other duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES/QUALIFICATIONS
The successful applicant should demonstrate extensive knowledge in case processing in all types of cases; auditing case files; running reports; cash handling procedures; legal terminology and phrases; filing methods; case processing; knowledge of Specialty Court Programs, Appellate, Civil and Criminal Procedures for appropriate court jurisdiction; research methodology; project management techniques; court fee accounting practices and principles; court monitoring procedures and equipment; local court rules; court records maintenance, retention and destruction; municipal, local, state, and federal governmental agencies; Court Clerk’s Procedures Manual and Code of Ethics; court’s and States Language Access Policies, access to the Certified Language International Interpreting Line; and procurement procedures.

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*
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*these benefits vary by job classification or need*

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Education: A high school diploma or GED.
  • Experience: Five (5) years’ of experience in court case processing, a legal secretarial or related field such as advanced customer service, data processing, and/or banking/financial experience, and two (2) years’ of supervisory experience.
  • Experience Substitution: Attainment of the Judicial Studies Certificate will substitute for one (1) year of experience. Additional post-secondary education in a related field may substitute for up to one (1) year of experience. Thirty (30) semester hours’ equals one (1) year of experience. Education may not substitute for supervisory experience.
  • Supervisory Substitution: Leadworker duties may be considered on a prorated basis for supervisory experience at a rate of one (1) year of performing leadworker duties equals six (6) months of supervisory experience. Assigned leadworker duties include but are not limited to: Train, mentor, and develop employees; direct, plan, schedule, assign, and review the work of others; develop or assist in the development of employee performance plans and appraisals; and address concerns and troubleshoot problems.
  • Typing Certification: A typing certification with a typing proficiency score of at least 35 net words per minute may be required from the NM Department of Workforce Solutions. The certification must have been issued within five (5) days’ of application.
  • Certification: May be required to obtain and maintain certification for the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database and or the NM Court Monitor Certification Examination.
TO APPLY: Apply at or send application or resume supplemental form with proof of education to 2ndjobapply@nmcourts.gov or the below address:


Application forms:
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Resume Supplemental Forms:
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State of New Mexico
Second Judicial District Court
Human Resource Office
400 Lomas Blvd. NW (Third Floor/Room 325)
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Applications not including copies of information requested on the employment application will be rejected.

The Second Judicial District Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applicants selected for an interview must notify the Human Resource Division of the need for an accommodation.

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