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Business Unit: 23200

Pretrial Services Officer Leadworker #10107973-23200, Full-time, TERM, in Albuquerque, NM

# of Positions: 1

Opening Date: 01-07-2021 - Close Date: 01-22-2021

Job Pay Range: $22.313 - $36.258 per hour

Target Pay Range/Rate: $22.313 - $27.891 per hour

The Second Judicial District Court is recruiting for a full-time, TERM, Pretrial Services Officer Leadworker #10107973-23200 position for the Judicial Supervision and Diversion Program in Albuquerque, New Mexico. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Acting under general direction, conduct thorough criminal background investigations on persons arrested and charged with criminal offenses prior to adjudication. The working days/hours are: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with occasional evenings and weekends. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background checks.

• The Pretrial Services Officer Leadworker is responsible to lead, mentor, and train staff in conducting thorough pre-release and pre-adjudication background investigations.
• Formulates appropriate release, supervision and case management plans for defendants.
• Supervises defendant’s compliance with court ordered programs and conditions of release.
• Tracks daily attendance and approves leave requests and time sheets.
• Determines release eligibility and formulates appropriate release plans.
• Oversees supervision contracts and supervision protocol based on program policies.
• Verifies defendants needs and develops multifaceted treatment support or referrals.
• Provides case management services based on the defendant’s need and court ordered conditions of release.
• Maintains and administers alcohol and drug screening protocols, equipment and supplies.
• Collaborates with treatment providers and monitors defendant compliance report.
• Documents and notifies court of defendant’s compliance to recommend appropriate actions.
• Participates and provides input during court proceedings and other court based meetings.
• Provides treatment information options to judges, treatment providers and community members.
• Performs scheduled and spontaneous site visits to participant’s home, school, work or other locations to monitor program compliance.
• May be assigned supervision of court staff, under the mentorship of a supervisor or manager.
• Other duties as assigned.

The applicant should demonstrate their knowledge of court ordered programs; case management techniques; pre-adjudication supervision procedures and sanctions; rules and statues governing bond/bail and release from detention; formulating release plans; treatment, rehabilitation and support programs; sentencing guidelines, procedures, court rules, substance abuse and mental health symptomology, counseling and treatment; psychotropic medication; mediation techniques; investigative techniques utilizing investigative resource and interviewing procedures; sentencing guidelines, available treatment options and community providers; NM law, civil and criminal procedure; physical and psychotropic medication; mediation techniques; drug screening methods and equipment, interpretation; NCIC procedures; HIPPA; knowledge of employment law and NM Judicial Branch Personnel Rules.

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
● 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 in criminal justice, social sciences or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Education Substitution: Associate’s Degree in criminal justice, social sciences or a related field, plus two (2) years of relevant experience.
  • Experience: Four (4) years experience in criminal justice, social services, probation, corrections or related field.
  • Experience Substitution: None.
  • Other: Must obtain and maintain National Crime Information Center (NCIC) certification within six (6) months of hire.
TO APPLY: Apply at or send application or resume supplemental form and proof of education to the below address. Applications not including copies of information requested on the employment application will be rejected.

Application forms:
Microsoft Word Format
Adobe PDF Format

Resume Supplemental Forms:
Microsoft Word Format
Adobe PDF Format

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

Proof of education is required.