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Administrative Office of the Courts

Business Unit: 23800

Judicial Specialist 2 #00045546 & #00043329-23300, Perm, Full-Time, in Las Cruces, NM

# of Positions: 2

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

Job Pay Range: GG: $15.525 - $25.228 per hour

Target Pay Range/Rate: $15.525 per hour

The Third Judicial District Court in Las Cruces, New Mexico is recruiting for two full-time classified Judicial Specialist 2 positions #00045546 & 00043329-23300 to support both the Third Judicial District Court and the Dona Ana Magistrate Court locations. Under supervision, process court documents, accurately receipt and reconcile court fines and fees and provide excellent customer service. This is a full performance level job classification. Other duties include the use of electronic databases to manage and track information and data. Knowledge and proficiency in Odyssey and/or SHARE is desirable but not required. Ability to communicate in Spanish is preferred but not required. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Acting under general supervision prepare and process court documents, perform judicial procedures and work with the court case management system. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background check.

EXAMPLES OF JOB DUTIES

● The Judicial Specialist 2 is responsible using the case management system to open, docket, and close cases based on judgement details.
● Provides customer service information with to a high volume of pro se litigants by providing general procedural information without giving legal advice.
● Uses the case management system to (1) open cases – determine case type/cause of action and assess and receipt filing fee if required; (2) docket cases – review documents and determine appropriate event codes, enter data, scan documents, and link related scanned images; and (3) close cases – determine and enter closing events, disposition type, and judgement details.
● Assesses, receipts, records, and reconciles monies, and prepares bank deposits; follows cash handling procedures.
● Processes, maintains, and distributes documents, files and case materials.
● Uses electronic filing to review incoming filings for format, signatures, event code, and filings fees.
● Processes and expedites orders of protections.
● Accurately disburses bond payments.
● Prepares and maintains bond reports.
● Reconciles billing and invoices from contracted vendors provided for Specialty Court Programs.
● Prepares, proofreads, edits and mails out documents such as notices and final orders.
● Executes on case hearings, which may include: orders to show cause, bench warrants, recusals, excusals, pleadings, and rule extensions.
● Maintains a cash till and ensures court fees are accurately assessed, paid, receipted, and correctly recorded in the case management system.
● Provides public case information to parties, attorneys, law enforcement agencies, and other outside agencies.
● Orders, reviews, sorts, and organizes jury summons.
● Prepares alpha list, random list, voir dire sheet, and seating chart for jury trials.
● Organizes case files for microfilming, archiving, and destruction.
● Prepares exhibits and hard copy case files.
● Researches automated, hard-copy and microfiche files for case status data.
● Certifies and prepares court records, tapes, logs, and exhibits for cases on appeal to higher courts.
● Ensures the office, courtrooms, and its equipment are operational.
● Ensures judicial calendars and schedules are maintained.
● Serves as court monitor.
● Other duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES/QUALIFICATIONS

The successful applicant should demonstrate knowledge of legal terminology and phrases; filing methods; case processing; knowledge of Specialty Court Programs; research methodology; project management techniques; court fee accounting practices; court monitoring procedures; Court Clerk’s Procedures Manual and Code of Ethics; court’s and States Language Access Policies, access to the Certified Language International Interpreting Line; and general organization structure of the judiciary.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

BENEFITS

● Medical/Dental/Vision/Rx, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance Programs, employee assistance program (EAP) [http://www.mybenefitsnm.com/]
● 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 [http://www.nmpera.org/]
● 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*

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: A high school diploma or GED.
  • Education Substitution: None.
  • Experience: Two (2) years’ of experience in court case processing, a legal secretarial or related field such as advanced customer service, data processing, and/or banking/financial experience.
  • Experience Substitution: Attainment of the Judicial Studies Certificate will substitute for one (1) year of experience. Additional post-secondary education in a related field may substitute for up to one (1) year of experience. Thirty (30) semester hours’ equals one (1) year of experience.
  • Typing Certification: A typing certification from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (www.dws.state.nm.us) or similar may be required. If certification is required, a typing proficiency score of at least 35 net words per minute is mandatory. The New Mexico Workforce Connection Certification must have been issued within five (5) years’ of application. The New Mexico Department of Work Force Solutions is located at 226 S. Alameda Blvd., Las Cruces, NM 88005 Phone: 575-524-6250 (www.dws.state.nm.us).
  • Certification: May be requested to complete the NM Court Monitor Certification Examination.
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 and certification no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2021 to:


Application forms:
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Adobe PDF Format

Resume Supplemental Forms:
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Adobe PDF Format

Ms. Briggett Becerra, Human Resources Administrator Sr.
Third Judicial District Court
201 Picacho Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88005
575-523-8200, ext. 310

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.


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