Job Openings

attorney associate

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Close Date: 10-20-2017
Job Pay Range: $28.128 - $43.95 per hour

The Third Judicial District Court is recruiting for a Full-time, Classified, Attorney - Associate position #10109133 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. SUMMARY: Under general direction, as assigned by a Judge or a supervising attorney, review cases, perform legal research, evaluation, analysis of complex legal issues, prepare memoranda, draft proposed orders, writing and make recommendations concerning the work of the Court or Judicial Entity. May be assigned leadworker duties under the mentorship of a supervisor or manager. Work hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background checks.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Must be a graduate of a law school meeting the standards of accreditation of the American Bar Association; possess and maintain a license to practice law in the State of New Mexico.
  • Education Substitution: None.
  • Experience: Three (3) years of experience in the practice of applicable law, or as a law clerk.
  • Experience Substitution: None.
  • Other: Completion of a post offer background check may be required. 
  • Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of United States and New Mexico constitutions, federal law, New Mexico case law, statutes, rules, policies and procedures; Code of Judicial Conduct; Rules of Professional Conduct; court jurisdiction and operations; manual and computerized legal research; principles of legal analysis and writing, legal proofreading and editing, standard English usage and grammar; and computer software applications (e.g., legal research, word processing, databases, court case management system, e-mail and internet).
  • Skill & Ability: Proficient skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing with diverse individuals and groups; interpreting and assimilating information of legal significance; identifying legal issues; performing legal research; discerning the content and relative importance of cases, statutes, and other sources of law; applying law to complex and novel scenarios; maintaining confidentiality and using discretion when dealing with sensitive information; maintaining professional demeanor and composure; providing information to members of the bar and public in a courteous manner without giving legal advice; drafting orders, recommendations, and opinions which address all legal, policy and factual issues clearly, efficiently and effectively; organizing and establishing priorities and managing time and resources effectively on multiple projects; working well both independently and collaboratively; using initiative and independent judgment with minimal supervision; receiving and following directions; applying relevant policies and procedures; using computers and computer software applications including word processing, databases, court case management system, e-mail and the internet; displaying teamwork, diligence, resourcefulness and adaptability while working in an environment subject to frequently changing priorities, high stress, and exposure to conflicting demands; meeting objective productivity and work-quality requirements; and researching, comprehending, explaining and resolving complex issues constructively. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; approach problems creatively; determine when to seek assistance and collaborate with other staff; persuade others using tact and diplomacy; accept constructive criticism and guidance; learn quickly and retain information; prepare and deliver presentations; maintain accurate files and records; and train, motivate and mentor others; plan and assign work, apply relevant policies and procedures to assigned work; provide meaningful employee feedback and performance evaluations; provide effective coaching and constructive criticism, mediate and manage conflict.
  • Supreme Court—Assist the Supreme Court with the exercise of its constitutional rulemaking authority; provide staff support for the Supreme Court's rulemaking committees, boards, and commissions; review records and transcripts, evaluate the merits of legal arguments, analyze and assess the impact of applicable law; draft recommendations and proposed dispositions for assigned cases; screen pro se petitions for jurisdictional and procedural prerequisites; respond on behalf of the Supreme Court to correspondence, e-mails and telephone calls from pro se litigants, inmates, attorneys, and members of the public. Court of Appeals—Assist the Court to resolve pending appeals by: reviewing motions, docketing statements and briefs; identifying issues; reviewing records and transcripts; identifying, analyzing and assessing the impact of applicable law; evaluating the merits of legal issues and arguments; drafting calendar recommendations and notices; and drafting orders and opinions. On Records Appeals—Perform review disposition of Driving While Intoxicated and Domestic Violence cases on appeal from Metropolitan Court and review cases on appeal from Motor Vehicle Department license revocation hearings; draft memorandum opinions, judgements, orders and decisions for supervisor’s review; analyze briefs, records and legal authorities cited; assist in providing criminal judges with information and recent opinions to ensure compliance with current law. Court/Judicial Agency—Recommend appropriate courses of action and dispositions; draft memoranda of law, proposed opinions and orders for administrative appeals of record and de novo appeals, including addressing complex areas of the law such as water, oil and gas, taxation, employment and zoning; draft proposed orders addressing petitions for extraordinary writs and motions in civil and criminal matters; review, analyze and edit findings of fact and conclusions of law; evaluate court processes and formulate, recommend and implement policies and procedures to ensure uniform compliance with statutory and constitutional provisions, case law and Supreme Court Rules; evaluate proposed rule changes and draft comments; attend trials and hearings; meet with and advise court administration and staff on legal matters as they arise in the course of court operations; respond to correspondence and requests for information from pro se litigants, inmates, attorneys and the public; draft and monitor: leases, contracts, proposals. Professional services agreements, price agreements, memoranda of understanding, letter agreements, software agreements, and intergovernmental agreements for the Judicial Entity; assist management on personnel issues and ensure compliance with applicable employment laws, rules, regulations, court and AOC policies and procedure; assist with Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) and Invitations to Bid (ITB’s): respond to specific legal questions and provide legal advice to court staff. May assist in tracking, reviewing, analyzing and advising the judicial entity on proposed legislation. Water—Participate in developing judicial procedures and documentation for conducting stream adjudication; analyze briefs, subfile filings, records and legal authorities cited; provide legal assistance to judges and courts related to stream adjudication cases; research proposed legislation, provide testimony and participate in developing strategies for passage of legislation; assist in addressing requests from legislature and other interested parties; prepare information for legislators and other governmental agencies; monitor and analyze the impact of proposed changes to laws, rules and procedures; and prepare and present water law educational seminars. Alternative Dispute Resolution—Assess the appropriateness of mediation or a dispute resolution process for a case; conduct a mediation or a dispute resolution process, subject to the applicable standards of confidentiality; lead joint discussions with all parties, and private discussions with each party, to identify issues, contentions, and interests to develop a constructive working environment, and to generate discussion of options for resolution; identify and facilitate among the parties analysis of procedural and substantive issues; oversee and encourage negotiations extending beyond the initial conference through subsequent conversations or additional conferences; facilitate settlement until an agreement is reached or until settlement does not appear to be possible. Program—Maintain and administer court mandated program(s); analyze court administrative operations, polices and procedures to ensure procedural consistency and compliance with established law and Supreme Court Rule(s); provide timely delivery of service and meet project deadlines; communicate, support and develop working relationships with associated parties; prepare curriculum or workshop materials for training and educational programs; develop, revise and implement forms, policies and procedure’s manuals; assist other courts in the development of such programs; develop and prepare budget(s) and budget expenditures; administer grant projects/program(s); ensure compliance with statutory deadlines and budgetary limitations; research, prepare and complete applications to secure grants; and complete required grant funds evaluation reporting and requests; monitor program(s) database (data development, collection, entry and generation of reports); create, evaluate, maintain and analyze statistics; and draft and publish periodic or annual reports. May design or update program website. Leadworker May—Provide direction and assistance to legal staff, as assigned; develop employee performance plans and evaluations, discipline and approval of time; lead, mentor, oversee, and train legal staff in judicial procedures, day-to-day legal functions and case and document processing; communicate changes in court processes, rules and systems; track daily attendance; prepare and administer employee performance evaluations and discipline; participate on interview panels for vacant positions and provide appropriate recruitment support. May serve on statewide or local committees and provide training at national, state and local conferences.
  • The following functions are representative of the work environment and physical demands an employee may expect to encounter in performing tasks assigned to this job. Work requires the extensive use of computers and is performed in an office or court setting. The employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time, talk, hear, read typed and/or handwritten material; perform repetitious hand, arm and finger motions as well as use manual/finger dexterity. May also be required to stand, walk, kneel/stoop, move, lift, pull and carry up to twenty-five pounds; travel (valid driver’s license required), work overtime and/or flexible hours, weekends, and holidays; and may be exposed to fluctuating building temperatures, hostile or violent situations and contagious health conditions. The employee is expected to be punctual and to adhere to a work schedule.

TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit either a New Mexico Judicial Branch Application for Employment or a Resume Supplemental Form with required resume, and proof of education no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 20, 2017, to:

Ms. Briggett Becerra, Human Resources Administrator Sr.
Third Judicial District Court 
201 Picacho Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88005
575-528-8310 Phone
575-523-8264 Fax

Applications that do not include copies of education, all information requested on the Application of Employment or the Resume Supplemental Form with required resume will be considered incomplete and rejected.

The prescribed Employment Application and complete Job Description may be obtained at www.nmcourts.gov, in the links Human Resources, Job Opportunities.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


ATTORNEY V

POSTED:    09-13-2017
CLOSES:    09-22-2017
JOB POSTING NO:    015076SC
PAYROLL TITLE:    ATTORNEY V 
EXTENDED TITLE:    Section Chief 
SALARY:    GR. B27 ($6,717.75 / Monthly) 
VACANCY LOCATION:   Huntsville, TX 
UNIT/DEPT: State Counsel for Offenders 
PAYROLL JOB#    010643 

  • Longevity Pay
  • Regular Service Retirement
  • Telephonic Interviews Will Not Be Accepted 
  • Work Site Visits Will Not Be Conducted 
  • No Study Material 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
1. Graduation from a law school accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or by the United States Department of Education (USDE) with an LL.B or JD degree. 
2. Seven years full-time, wage-earning experience as a licensed attorney. 
3. Experience in the supervision of employees preferred. 
4. Litigation or criminal law experience preferred. 
5. Experience in the management and direction of legal programs preferred. 
6. Must maintain a current active license to practice law in the State of Texas during employment with TDCJ through the State Bar of Texas or other appropriate Texas licensing authority. 

**The salary for an ERS Retiree (or non-contributing member) may be reduced by 2.5%.** 

The following Military Occupational Specialty codes are generally applicable to this position. Applicants must fully complete the summary of experience to determine if minimum qualifications are met. 27, 250X, LGL10, 04, 44, 51, 921O, RI 

**State Counsel for Offenders has only one position available.This position may be located in either Huntsville or Conroe. Applicants need only submit one application for employment and must indicate their geographic availability.** 

*Outside applicants will be required to submit to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment.* 

Applicants must submit the State of Texas Application For Employment and the applicable supplement for outside applicants (PERS 282) or current TDCJ employees (PERS 598) to the contact person listed on the job posting. Applications may also be submitted through the Work In Texas website; however, the applicable supplement must also be submitted to the contact person. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to the contact person's email address; however, applications will not be accepted by email. 

Sonia Navarrete
State Counsel for Offenders
2503 Lake Road, STE 14
Huntsville, TX   77340
PH (936-437-5203)

FAX (936-437-5293) 
EMAIL (sonia.navarrete@tdcj.texas.gov) 

*Applicants who fax an application are requested to fax both their State of Texas Application for Employment and the applicable supplement. Applicants who wish to submit their application with attachments should either hand deliver it to the contact person or send it via U.S.Mail or overnight delivery.* **Faxed applications must be complete and legible in order to be considered and must not have been sent from a fax machine located at a TDCJ unit or department.** 

 
Applications must be received by the contact person by 5:00PM on 09-22-2017. A complete job description and all application forms may be obtained at the above address or by viewing the Job Description. Job Descriptions are available in PDF format which maybe read with the free Adobe Reader. 

*Equal Opportunity Employer* 

*Authority is granted on or after: 10-01-2017* 


attorney i, ii, or iii

POSTED:    09-13-2017 
CLOSES:    09-22-2017 
JOB POSTING NO:    015068SC
PAYROLL TITLE:    ATTORNEY I 
EXTENDED TITLE:    Legal Services   
SALARY:    GR. B20 ($3,972.98 / Monthly) 
VACANCY LOCATION:   Conroe, TX 
UNIT/DEPT: State Counsel for Offenders 

• Longevity Pay
• Regular Service Retirement
• Telephonic Interviews Will Not Be Accepted
• Work Site Visits Will Not Be Conducted
• No Study Material
• Moderate Overnight Travel

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Position May Be Filled at I, II, or III Pay Levels

Attorney I
Minimum Base Salary: GR.B20 ($3,972.98/month)
**The salary for an ERS Retiree (or non-contributing member) may be reduced by 2.5%.**
For full job description and minimum qualifications, please visit:
http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/divisions/hr/pd/015068.pdf

Attorney II
Minimum Base Salary: GR.B21 ($4,247.44/month)
**The salary for an ERS Retiree (or non-contributing member) may be reduced by 2.5%.**
For full job description and minimum qualifications, please visit:
http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/divisions/hr/pd/015069.pdf

Attorney III
Minimum Base Salary: GR.B23 ($4,713.63/month)
**The salary for an ERS Retiree (or non-contributing member) may be reduced by 2.5%.**
For full job description and minimum qualifications, please visit:
http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/divisions/hr/pd/015066.pdf

**This is a career ladder position.**

**State Counsel for Offenders has only one position available. This position may be located in either Huntsville or Conroe. Applicants need only submit one application for employment and must indicate their geographic availability.**

The following Military Occupational Specialty codes are generally applicable to this position. Applicants must fully complete the summary of experience to determine if minimum qualifications are met.
27, 250X, LGL10, 04, 44, 51, 921O, RI

*Outside applicants will be required to submit to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment.*

Applicants must submit the State of Texas Application For Employment and the applicable supplement for outside applicants (PERS 282) or current TDCJ employees (PERS 598) to the contact person listed on the job posting. Applications may also be submitted through the Work In Texas website; however, the applicable supplement must also be submitted to the contact person. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to the contact person's email address; however, applications will not be accepted by email.

Sonia Navarrete
State Counsel for Offenders
2503 Lake Road, STE 14
Huntsville, TX   77340
PH (936-437-5203)
FAX (936-437-5293)
EMAIL (sonia.navarrete@tdcj.texas.gov)

*Applicants who fax an application are requested to fax both their State of Texas Application for Employment and the applicable supplement. Applicants who wish to submit their application with attachments should either hand deliver it to the contact person or send it via U.S.Mail or overnight delivery.*

**Faxed applications must be complete and legible in order to be considered and must not have been sent from a fax machine located at a TDCJ unit or department.**
 
Applications must be received by the contact person by 5:00PM on 09-22-2017. A complete job description and all application forms may be obtained at the above address or by viewing the Job Description. Job Descriptions are available in PDF format which maybe read with the free Adobe Reader.

*Equal Opportunity Employer* 

*Authority is granted on or after: 10-01-2017* 

ATTORNEY I, II, OR III

POSTED:    09-13-2017 
CLOSES:    09-22-2017 
JOB POSTING NO:    015068SC
PAYROLL TITLE:    ATTORNEY I 
EXTENDED TITLE:    Legal Services   
SALARY:    GR. B20 ($3,972.98 / Monthly) 
VACANCY LOCATION:   Huntsville, TX 
UNIT/DEPT: State Counsel for Offenders 

• Longevity Pay
• Regular Service Retirement 
• Telephonic Interviews Will Not Be Accepted 
• Work Site Visits Will Not Be Conducted 
• No Study Material 
• Moderate Overnight Travel 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
Position May Be Filled at I, II, or III Pay Levels 

Attorney I 
Minimum Base Salary: GR.B20 ($3,972.98/month) 
**The salary for an ERS Retiree (or non-contributing member) may be reduced by 2.5%.** 
For full job description and minimum qualifications, please visit: 
http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/divisions/hr/pd/015068.pdf 

Attorney II 
Minimum Base Salary: GR.B21 ($4,247.44/month) 
**The salary for an ERS Retiree (or non-contributing member) may be reduced by 2.5%.** 
For full job description and minimum qualifications, please visit: 
http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/divisions/hr/pd/015069.pdf 

Attorney III 
Minimum Base Salary: GR.B23 ($4,713.63/month) 
**The salary for an ERS Retiree (or non-contributing member) may be reduced by 2.5%.** 
For full job description and minimum qualifications, please visit: 
http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/divisions/hr/pd/015066.pdf 

**This is a career ladder position.** 

**State Counsel for Offenders has only one position available. This position may be located in either Huntsville or Conroe. Applicants need only submit one application for employment and must indicate their geographic availability.** 

The following Military Occupational Specialty codes are generally applicable to this position. Applicants must fully complete the summary of experience to determine if minimum qualifications are met. 
27, 250X, LGL10, 04, 44, 51, 921O, RI 

*Outside applicants will be required to submit to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment.* 

Applicants must submit the State of Texas Application For Employment and the applicable supplement for outside applicants (PERS 282) or current TDCJ employees (PERS 598) to the contact person listed on the job posting. Applications may also be submitted through the Work In Texas website; however, the applicable supplement must also be submitted to the contact person. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to the contact person's email address; however, applications will not be accepted by email. 

Sonia Navarrete
State Counsel for Offenders
2503 Lake Road, STE 14
Huntsville, TX   77340
PH (936-437-5203)
FAX (936-437-5293)
EMAIL (sonia.navarrete@tdcj.texas.gov)

*Applicants who fax an application are requested to fax both their State of Texas Application for Employment and the applicable supplement. Applicants who wish to submit their application with attachments should either hand deliver it to the contact person or send it via U.S.Mail or overnight delivery.*

**Faxed applications must be complete and legible in order to be considered and must not have been sent from a fax machine located at a TDCJ unit or department.** 
 
Applications must be received by the contact person by 5:00PM on 09-22-2017. A complete job description and all application forms may be obtained at the above address or by viewing the Job Description. Job Descriptions are available in PDF format which maybe read with the free Adobe Reader. 

*Equal Opportunity Employer* 

*Authority is granted on or after: 10-01-2017* 


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