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Business Unit: 24300

Pretrial Services Officer 2 #10110445-24300, Term, Full-Time, in Los Lunas, NM

# of Positions: 1

Opening Date: 01-20-2021 - Close Date: 02-02-2021

Job Pay Range: II: $19.616 - $31.876 per hour

Target Pay Range/Rate: $22.803 per hour

The Thirteenth Judicial District Court is recruiting for a Full-Time, TERM Pretrial Service Officer 2, in Los Lunas, NM. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Acting under general direction, conduct thorough criminal background investigations on persons arrested and charged with criminal offenses prior to adjudication. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background check.

● The Pretrial Services Officer 2 is responsible for conducting thorough pre-release and pre-adjudication background investigations on defendants.
● Formulates appropriate release plans and case management plans based on statutes, rules, court appearance and criminal history.
● Supervises a defendant’s compliance with court ordered programs and conditions of release.
● Performs as a judicial designee in formulating appropriate recommendations for release eligibility, sanctions, and detention.
• Releases defendants from custody based on court ordered release conditions.
• Documents all interactions and update case management assessment.
• Oversees supervision contracts and supervision protocol based on program policies.
• Verifies defendants needs and develop multifaceted treatment support or referrals.
• Determines eligibility for specialty court programs.
• Provides case management services based on the defendant’s need and court ordered conditions of release.
• Maintains and administers alcohol and drug screening protocols and equipment.
• Collaborates with treatment providers and monitors defendant compliance report.
• Documents and notify court of defendant’s compliance to recommend appropriate action.
• Participates and provide input during court proceedings and other agency meetings.
• Provides treatment information options to judges, treatment providers, and community members.
• Monitors defendant’s compliance utilizing electronic monitoring technology.
• Performs scheduled and spontaneous site visits to participant’s home, school, work or other locations to monitor program compliance.
• Other duties as assigned.

The successful applicant should demonstrate their knowledge of court ordered programs; case management techniques; pre-adjudication supervision procedures and sanctions; rules and statutes governing bond/bail and release from detention; formulating appropriate release plans; treatment, rehabilitation and support programs, options and community providers; sentencing guidelines; governmental court rules, policies and procedures, operations, structure, forms; NM law, civil and criminal procedure; legal terminology; substance abuse and mental health symptomology, counseling and treatment; physical and psychotropic medication; mediation techniques; investigative techniques using governmental investigative resources; drug screening methods and equipment; protocol, interpretation, and technology; and electronic monitoring equipment and technology.

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 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) additional years of relevant experience.
  • Experience: Three (3) 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: Submit a Judicial Branch Application for Employment, or a Resume and Resume Supplemental form, and proof of education by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday February 03, 2021 to:

Application forms:
Microsoft Word Format
Adobe PDF Format

Resume Supplemental Forms:
Microsoft Word Format
Adobe PDF Format

Thirteenth Judicial District Court
Attn: Brittany Lucero
1835 Hwy 314 SW, 3rd floor
P.O. Box 1089
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Applications may be emailed to:

Proof of education is required.