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 Trial Attorney 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.
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.
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.
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: J.D degree and a current license to practice law in New Mexico or another State with a New Mexico limited license.
About Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office
Employees of the District Attorney’s office are entrusted with the critical work of protecting and fighting for our community to make Bernalillo County safer.
The District Attorney seeks to grow and hire a diverse team of prosecutors, paralegals, investigators, staff and interns to support the office’s mission. Employees are provided with comprehensive benefits and are encouraged to pursue personal and professional development during their time at the office. We strive to maintain a high standard of integrity and professionalism, as well as support a positive and healthy work–life balance.