POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Position/Division: Senior Trial Attorney
(This is an at-will position. The elected District Attorney has final discretion on hiring and retaining for this position, including which qualifications and performance standards will apply.)
Salary Range: $59,802-$74,753/ Annually (Hiring salary depends on experience and budget availability)
Requirements: Licensed attorney to practice law in New Mexico plus a minimum of four (4) years as a practicing attorney in criminal law or three (3) years as a prosecuting attorney.
Preferred Qualifications: Five (5) to seven (7) years or more of relevant prosecution experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: This position requires comprehensive and current knowledge and skills in the areas of criminal prosecution,rules of evidence and rules of criminal procedure; public relations; organization and supervision; basic computer skills including working knowledge of office systems; fully effective trial skills; ability to draft legal documents; ability to work effectively with other criminal agencies; ability to communicate effectively; ability to research/analyze information and situations. Works independently with minimal consultation with supervisors (except for higher profile or complex cases). Significant prosecutorial discretion on cases within assigned case load.
Job Duties: Incumbent may handle all levels of crimes. May undertake special projects such as community education projects and law enforcement training. Leads or assists in trial teams; performs other non-prosecution duties as assigned; supervises or mentors other attorneys and/or staff, performs training for staff; performs other related job duties.
Distinguishing Characteristics: This is an advanced level position of the attorney series. The incumbent may demonstrate the ability to progress to the next level by acquiring relevant experience.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in office, courtroom and community environments. Some physical effort and travel may be required. Incumbent may be required to work under stressful situations and/or conditions.
Application Deadline: Friday, July 28, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.
Submit Application to:
3rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office
C/O Whitney Safranek, Human Resources Administrator
845 N. Motel Blvd., Suite D
Las Cruces, NM 88007