Trial Attorney - SAKI
The Office of the Second Judicial District Attorney improves the quality of life of the citizens of Bernalillo County by reducing crime through thoughtful enforcement of the law and the development of a criminal justice system. The Office is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is seeking applicants for a Trial Attorney position. This position is grant funded under the Bureau of Justice Assistance – Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI). The successful applicant will be responsible for the prosecution of sexual assault cases stemming from SAKI investigations associated with sexual assault kit backlog testing. The continuation of the assignment past June 16, 2020 is subject to availability of funding for additional positions. Pursuant to the New Mexico District Attorney’s Compensation Plan, the position of attorney is “At Will” and serves at the pleasure of the District Attorney.
* Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Position requires advanced knowledge and skills in the areas of criminal prosecution; rules of evidence and rules of criminal procedure; public relations; organization; basic computer skills including working knowledge of office systems; effective trial skills; ability to research and draft legal documents; work effectively with other criminal justice agencies; mentor and guide less experienced attorneys; communicate effectively; analyze information and situations. Works independently, makes decisions within guidelines and is responsible for case screening and initiation, approving/disapproving charges, case preparation, in-court activities and post-case activity including closing.
* Requirements: Licensed attorney in New Mexico or another State with a New Mexico limited license, plus a minimum of two (2) years as a practicing attorney, or one (1) year as a prosecuting attorney.
* Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) or more years as a prosecuting attorney.
* Working Conditions: Work is performed in office, courtroom, and community environments. Physical effort and travel may be required. Incumbent may be required to work under stressful situations and/or conditions.
This grant funded position does offer New Mexico state employee benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. Resume, writing sample and three professional references must be received at the Office of the Second Judicial District Attorney. This advertisement will remain open until filled. Applicants selected for an interview must notify the Office of the Second Judicial District Attorney of the need for a reasonable accommodation due to a Disability.