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Judicial Specialist Supervisor #00054755-24400, PERM, Full-time, Albuquerque, NM

Opening Date: 09-03-2019 - Close Date: 09-16-2019

Job Pay Range: $19.616 - $31.876 per hour

Target Pay Range/Rate: $21.332 per hour

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has a job opening for one full-time, classified Judicial Specialist Supervisor. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Essential Functions: This is an essential position. Employee is on call and may be required to work weekends and holidays and during other court closures. Under direction oversee the preparation and processing of court documents and financial functions of the clerk’s office; assess, receipt, record, reconcile monies, and prepare bank deposits; process, maintain, and distribute documents, files and case materials; work with the case management system; provide customer service; administer jury functions; research records; comply with public record requests; all other duties as assigned. May supervise court functions. Supervise two (2) or more judicial branch court clerk staff, which may include Leadworkers.


  • Education: A high school diploma or GED.
  • Education Substitution: None.
  • Experience: Five (5) years of experience in court case processing, legal secretarial or related field such as advanced customer service, data processing, and banking/financial experience. Two (2) years supervisory 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. Education may not substitute for supervisory experience.
  • Supervisory Substitution: Leadworker duties may be considered on a prorated basis for supervisory experience at a rate of one (1) year equals six (6) months. Leadworker assigned duties must have included the development of employee performance plans and appraisals, discipline and approval of time for assigned staff.
  • Certification: May be required to obtain and maintain certification for the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. May be requested to complete the New Mexico Court Monitor Certification Examination.
  • Other: Completion of a post offer background check may be required.
  • Knowledge: Knowledge of supervisory techniques, coaching and performance evaluations; hiring, training concepts, discipline and termination; team building; mediating and managing conflict; customer service practices; legal terminology and phrases; employment law (i.e., Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Equal Employment Opportunity Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Worker’s Compensation); New Mexico Judicial Branch Personnel Rules, policies and procedures; proper English usage, grammar, and punctuation; basic math; data collection; computer software applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, databases, court case management system, email and Internet); filing methods and systems (i.e., alpha, color-coded and numerical); office equipment (i.e. telephone, printer, copier, fax, scanner, postage meter, microfiche and reader machine, and calculator); extensive knowledge in case processing in all types of cases; knowledge of Specialty Court Programs; Appellate, Civil and Criminal Procedures for appropriate court jurisdiction; auditing case files; running reports; correcting errors; research methodology; general office practices; project management techniques; basic accounting principles; cash handling procedures; court monitoring procedures and equipment; Court Clerk’s Procedures Manual and Code of Ethics; all policies and rules currently in effect; court’s and States Language Access Policies and access to the Certified Language International Interpreting Line; and judicial organizational structure and other courts jurisdiction; local court rules; hazardous evidence handling; court records maintenance, retention and destruction; municipal, local, state and federal governmental agencies; facilities management; safety and security issues and evacuation procedures; and procurement procedures.
  • Skill & Ability: Skill in training, supervising, evaluating and motivating staff; giving direction to and mentoring subordinates; planning, assigning, and reviewing work of subordinates; working as a team leader; processing transactions with a high level of efficiency and accuracy; identifying appropriate method of case document processing; accurately reconciling court financial transactions; analyzing differing situations; recognizing important case facts that need to be documented in case file or may need further action; making decisions; training others; using initiative and judgment; working independently and managing time effectively while handling a high-volume workload in an environment subject to frequently changing priorities and high stress; maintaining confidentiality; being organized; multi-tasking; establishing priorities and meeting deadlines; concentration and attention to detail; communicating effectively both orally and in writing with diverse parties; actively listening; dealing with people diplomatically; being courteous; providing good customer service; using good telephone etiquette; using common sense; maintaining professional demeanor and composure; using computer and computer software including word processing, case management and email; electronic case filing, desk and batch scanning; running reports; auditing files and correcting errors using the case management system; researching and retrieving information using the case management system or archive database; applying legal terminology and phrases; distinguishing between court procedures and legal advice; assimilating information and providing as accurate a response as possible; maintaining accurate files and records; filing; typing, and entering data precisely; handling money and calculating sums using a calculator; knowing when to seek assistance; reading comprehension and discerning case content; research, analyze and solve problems; make effective changes; appraising situations and recognizing safety and security issues; and being empathetic, impartial, fair, and objective. Ability to work as a team leader; apply relevant policies and procedures to assigned work utilizing legal terminology and phrases; make decisions; think clearly, provide customer service without giving legal advice; prepare and organize complex court documents and correspondence precisely; accurately compile information and prepare reports; proofread documents using proper English; manage multiple projects concurrently while maintaining regular workload; understand records management procedures; read almost illegible hand writing; apply notary rules and procedures; apply data standards; maintain accurate files and records; retain information; maintain patience; deal with difficult people; diffuse hostile situations; apply good judgment to difficult and demanding situations and assignments; learn and adapt quickly; determine necessary training and train others; announce judicial protocol and control all aspects of recording judicial proceedings to include time keeping when assigned court monitor duties; operate court monitor and recording equipment; show diplomacy; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships internally and externally; receive and follow directions; motivate and mentor others; oversee the planning, scheduling, assigning, reviewing, monitoring, and evaluation of work; provide meaningful employee feedback and performance evaluations; provide written instructions; provide effective coaching and constructive criticism, address disciplinary issues and provide appropriate corrective measures and notify supervisor of related concerns and issues; and mediate and manage conflict.
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The following functions are representative 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, court setting, or designated work area. The work is performed in an often fast paced, stressful work environment, and under severe time constraints to meet multiple demands. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to perform repetitious hand, arm and finger motions as well as use manual/finger dexterity, sit for long periods of time, stand for hours and walk often, lift, climb ladders, kneel/stoop, move, pull and carry up to twenty-five (25) pounds; travel, work overtime and/or flexible work hours including shift work (24/7), weekends and holidays; and exposed to fluctuating building temperatures. The employee may be exposed to hostile or violent situations that may arise when dealing with individuals involved in court cases, disturbing or hazardous court exhibits and contagious health conditions.
TO APPLY: The New Mexico Judicial Branch Application For Employment form and proof of education must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Monday,September 16, 2019 the address below:

Application forms:
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Resume Supplemental Forms:
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Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court
Human Resources Division
PO Box 133
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103
Ph #: 505-841-9819, Fax: 505-222-4823