Closing Date: 1st November, 2022

Description:

Purpose of Position
This job posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

THIS POSTING WILL BE USED FOR ONGOING RECRUITMENT AND MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME. APPLICANT LISTS MAY BE SCREENED MORE THAN ONCE.

Why does the job exist?
The General Counsel I position will:
Manage, direct, and oversee nine Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED)Attorneys throughout the state

How does it get done?
The General Counsel I position will:
  • Direct and supervise subordinate attorneys and oversees the preparation of litigation on the most complex/sensitive cases; reviews case documents, determines legal position and strategy
  • Direct and perform very complex legal research and analysis of law, legal precedents, and issues for complex cases, appeals, lawsuits or interstate issues.
  • Study and analyze changes in state and federal laws and court decisions in child support enforcement to determine, anticipate, evaluate, and assess IV-D agency/client impact.
  • Consult with top level management staff, other agencies, and the private sector to obtain and provide legal information or determine legal strategy on issues, cases and problems.

Who are the customers?
This position serves the New Mexico Child Support Enforcement Division.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate posesses:
  • A current NM Law License in good standing;
  • Domestic relations experience;
  • Courtroom experience;
  • Experience working with pro se parties

Minimum Qualification
Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law and eight (8) years of experience in the practice of law. Licensed as an attorney by the Supreme Court of New Mexico or qualified to apply for limited practice license (Rules 15-301.1 and 15-301.2 NMRA). For more information on limited practice licenses, please visit http://nmexam.org/limited-license/

Substitution Table
No substitutions. Must possess required licensure, certification or registration and required number of years of experience

Employment Requirements
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Employment is subject to a pre-employment criminal history background investigation and is conditional pending results.

Working Conditions
  • Executive Order 2021-066 requires all employees with the State of New Mexico to provide either proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including proof of a booster dose of vaccine by January 17, 2022, or within four weeks of becoming eligible for a booster dose) or proof of a COVID-19 viral test every week.
  • The Public Health Order (on Vaccination) dated December 2, 2021, requires Congregate Care Facility Workers and Hospital Workers to have received a primary series of vaccination by October 6, 2021, and a booster dose of vaccine by January 17, 2022, or within four weeks of becoming eligible for a booster.
  • Links to the referenced Executive Order and Public Health Order can be found on the State Personnel Office website homepage: www.spo.state.nm.us
  • Work is performed in an office setting with long periods of sitting and exposure to Visual/Video Display Terminal (VDT) and extensive personal computer and phone usage.