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Administrative Office of the Courts

Business Unit: 24400

Program Manager #00000846-24400, Full-time, Perm, Albuquerque, NM

# of Positions: 1

Opening Date: 01-19-2021 - Close Date: 02-01-2021

Job Pay Range: KK: $25.107 - $40.799 per hour

Target Pay Range/Rate: $27.304 per hour

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court is recruiting for a full-time, classified, Program Manager #00000846-24400 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Acting under general direction, manage programs and coordinate the work of volunteers and/or contract personnel. The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court is looking for a self-motivated, organized, and detailed-oriented Grant Writer. The successful candidate will be able to write funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner. Excellent writing skills, analytical and research skills are essential. Candidate must possess an ability to work well under pressure and to research materials for relevant information and synthesize and present information in a compelling and succinct form. Under direction from Administration, this position will be responsible for identifying, defining, researching and developing funding sources to support existing Court Services as well as the expansion of Court Services. This includes the preparation of proposals for grant application, researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities including SAMHSA, Department of Justice, local foundations and other federal grants. Responsible for all grant process (e.g. evaluations, reports, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the district, state, federal and other funder guidelines. This position will be responsible for financial compliance and execution of the budgets as they relate to proposals and grants. This includes proposal/contract review, negotiations of subcontracts and awards, and the establishment of accounts. Develop forms, processes, procedures and policies for the purpose of implementing a consistent grant application methodology. Work independently to analyze problems and devise and implement solutions in accordance with appropriate policies and procedures of the Court. This position will serve in a professional capacity for pre- and post-award services and work closely with leadership within the Court to communicate the shape of programming and policy. Have the ability to get along with others and to work under stress. May perform other duties to meet the operational needs of the Court. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background check


• The Program Manager is responsible for communicating program designs and goals to courts, staff, and participants/clients and community.
• Integrates information systems between groups and users including judges, court administration and other stakeholders.
• Maintains inter-agency cooperation, communication, supports and develops working relationships with associated parties, stakeholders, and community coalitions.
• Schedules, plans, organizes and facilitates team meetings pertaining to participants/clients progress, policies and issues in a timely fashion.
• Develops and prepares budgets, budget expenditures, and grant funded project programs.
• Completes required grant funds evaluation reporting and requests from city, county, local, state, federal agencies, non-profits and private businesses.
• Drafts Requests for Proposals, Invitations to Bid, and issues and evaluates resulted proposals in compliance with state procurement code.
• Ensures record keeping is accurate and up to date while maintaining HIPAA compliance.
• Monitors and evaluates contracts and contractors performance with respect to compliance and professional scope of work.
• Audits and approves invoices ensuring all applicable procedures are followed.
• Supervises, monitors, directs and evaluates advisors, volunteers, mediators, board members and professional representatives of the court program.
• Speaks to legislators and attends or leads legislative hearings and processes (interim and session).
• May supervise subordinate judicial branch program staff.
• Other duties as assigned.


The successful applicant should demonstrate their knowledge of program planning, implementation, management and evaluation; budget management; grant procedures and writing, program reporting; state procurement rules; governmental and civic legislative processes; court’s organization; New Mexico Civil Court System; criminal and juvenile justice; specialty courts; criminal statutes, rules, procedures; court procedures; New Mexico Criminal Justice Information System; basic contract law; HIPAA requirements; drug test procedures; surveillance systems media relations; crisis and critical incident management; computerized data collection, compilation and entry 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 Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, Social Sciences or a related field.
  • Education Substitution: Four (4) years’ of program management experience may substitute for education on a year for year basis.
  • Experience: Three (3) years’ of program management or overseeing the budget or finances for projects; grant writing or contract management related to projects; or other experience directly related to the management of projects.
  • Experience Substitution: Additional relevant education may substitute for experience at a rate of thirty (30) semester credit hours’ equals one year of experience.
TO APPLY: Applicants interested in applying should complete a New Mexico Judicial Branch Application for Employment or a Resume Supplemental Form and submit with a signature and date to the Human Resources Division prior to 5 p.m. on the closing date to:

Application forms:
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Adobe PDF Format

Resume Supplemental Forms:
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Adobe PDF Format

Human Resources Division
401 Lomas NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Telephone: (505) 841-9819
Fax No: (505) 222-4823