Trial Attorney

Third Judicial District Attorney, State of New Mexico

Mark D’Antonio
District Attorney                            
845 North Motel Blvd.      
Second Floor, Suite D  
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88007                    
Phone: (575) 524-6370            
Fax: (575) 524-6379


Position/Division:                     Trial Attorney – This is a grant funded position through HIDTA and the position is contingent on continued funds from the grantor

(This is an at-will position.  The elected District Attorney has final discretion on hiring and retaining for this position, including which qualifications and performance standards will apply.)

Salary Range:                             $60,008.00-$74,994.40/ Annually
(Hiring salary depends on experience and budget availability)

Requirements:                           Licensed attorney in New Mexico, plus a minimum of two (2) years as a practicing attorney, or one (1) year as a prosecuting attorney.

Preferred                                    Two (2) or more years as a prosecuting 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 draft legal documents; ability to work effectively with other criminal justice agencies; mentor and guide less experienced attorneys; ability to communicate effectively; ability to research/analyze information and situations. Works independently and makes decisions within guidelines.  Decisions made include approving/disapproving charges.  Charging decisions are made with consultation of higher level attorneys for high level and/or profile crimes.

Job Duties:                                  Incumbent handles felony cases under supervision, for example adult and juvenile burglaries, property crimes, armed robberies, drug trafficking, mental commitments, probation violations; takes rotation as on-call attorney; performs legal research for other attorneys; assists in trial teams; performs non-prosecution duties as assigned; advises/assists entry level attorneys; performs other related job duties.

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.

Application Deadline:              Until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted by the District Attorney Incumbent for 2021.

Submit Resume and Cover Letter to:               
Whitney Safranek, Human Resources Administrator                         [email protected]