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Administrative Office of the Courts

Business Unit: 24400

Human Resource Administrator #00000844-24400, Full-time, Perm in Albuquerque, NM

# of Positions: 1

Opening Date: 01-11-2021 - Close Date: 01-22-2021

Job Pay Range: $17.407 - $21.759 per hour

Target Pay Range/Rate: $21.759 per hour

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court is recruiting for a full-time, classified, Human Resource Administrator position #00000844-24400 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Acting under general supervision analyze and administer human resources actions, employee payroll and benefits, recruitment and human resources data entry. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background checks.

Essential Tasks: Under direct supervision, assists in administering general human resources actions, employee payroll, recruitment and human resources data entry. Process and audit payroll and distribution; assist with employee benefits administration and explain benefits to employees, and serve as liaison between employees and insurance carriers. Process and enter approved human resources transactions utilizing a computerized human resource management system. Coordinate recruitment efforts and job postings; review applications, evaluate applicant skills and make recommendations regarding applicant’s qualifications; schedule interviews, participate in the interviews process, check candidate references, complete background checks. Provide assistance and follow-up on inquiries from judges, managers, supervisors and employees regarding human resources (NM Judicial Branch Personnel Rules and NM Judicial Branch Personnel Rules for At-Will Employees, federal and state rules, regulations, recruitment practices, interviewing procedures, safety practices, classification and compensation, local court administrative regulations, policies and procedures); develop and maintain effective working relationships with other judicial entities. Have the ability to get along with others and to work under stress. Keep matters confidential and maintain a professional demeanor. Provide a high level of customer service. May perform other duties as assigned. A more comprehensive job description may be viewed at or may be obtained in the Human Resource office of the Metropolitan Court.

● The Human Resource Administrator is responsible for preparing and completing human resources documents for supervisor or Administrative Authority approval.
● Reviews, processes, and audits payroll and maintains current knowledge of benefits, and explains and administers benefits to employees.
● Processes and enters various approved human resources transactions utilizing automated human resources management system.
● Coordinates recruitment efforts and job postings, reviews applications, evaluates applicant skills and makes recommendations regarding their qualifications.
● Schedules interviews, participates on interview panels, and conducts background verifications and candidate reference checks.
● Provides assistance and follow-ups on inquiries from justices, judges, managers, supervisors and employees regarding human resources.
● Prepares and reviews requests for position reclassifications and creates reclassification documents.
● Analyzes job duties, organizational structures, and makes a determination of best job classification.
● Reviews and analyzes requests for monetary compensation (out of cycle) and makes appropriate recommendations for action in accordance with rules, policies, and procedures.
● Provides guidance and accurate information regarding progressive discipline and assist managers and supervisors in analyzing a problem and identifying best course of disciplinary action.
● Drafts disciplinary actions for review.
● Presents training programs.
● Maintains filings systems and archives personnel files.
● Prepares budget forms and makes recommendations for approval or disapproval.
● Assists in investigating employee complaints or grievances.
● Recommends operating policy and procedural improvements.
● May serve on local and statewide committees.
● Other duties as assigned.

The successful applicant should demonstrate a broad knowledge of human resources administration practices, principles and techniques, performance management, payroll processing, benefit administration, recruitment, interviewing and selection techniques, unemployment; records management, employment law (i.e., Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Equal Employment Opportunity Act, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Workers= Compensation) , labor relations, retirement plans, classification and compensation administration, auditing and reconciliation procedures, and training techniques.

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*

*these benefits vary by job classification or need*


  • Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Psychology, Business Administration, Judicial Administration, Public Administration, English, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field.
  • Education Substitution: Four (4) years’ of directly related or relevant experience may substitute on a year for year basis.
  • Experience: Two (2) years’ of experience in general human resources management, employment law, classification and compensation, employee recruitment, training, automated database systems and reports, and payroll and benefits.
  • Experience Substitution: Current Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification may count for one (1) year work of experience, or additional relevant graduate level education may substitute for up to two (2) years’ experience at a rate of thirty (30) semester hours’ equals one (1) year of experience.
TO APPLY: Submit a New Mexico Judicial Branch Application for Employment or a Resume and a Resume Supplemental form and proof of education to address below:

Application forms:
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Resume Supplemental Forms:
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Human Resource Division
401 Lomas NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Telephone: (505) 841-9819
Fax No: (505) 222-4823