Senior Victim Advocate – First Judicial DA Office

Posted on 05. Jun, 2012 by in Jobs

The First Judicial District Attorney’s office has a vacancy for a One Year Term position as a Senior Victim Advocate. They have been awarded a grant funding this position for one year but funding is uncertain beyond one year. The position will be open on the DA web site until June 22, 2012.   Please forward resumes to Leroy Garcia at the First Judicial District Attorney’s office, 327 Sandoval, Santa Fe, NM  87504.

Job Details:



This position provides services to victims and witnesses of crimes.


Incumbent receives general supervision from the assigned supervisor. Incumbent may supervise other staff.

Examples of Work Performed:

Incumbent prepares victim and witness notification of court and non-court events; creates, organizes and maintains case files to include duties related to the maintenance of electronic files in the office case management system; assists victims with the completion of various documents related to restitution, compensation, and the return of property to victims; educates victims and witnesses regarding the criminal justice process; accompany victims and/or witnesses to court proceedings; assists with the organization of volunteer training; networks with community resources and law enforcement agencies; and performs other related job duties.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a mid-level position of the victim advocate series which may be designated to provide services to specialized groups of victims.

Working Conditions:


Work is performed in an office environment. Some physical effort and frequent travel may be required. May be required to be on-call during non-working hours.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

This position requires considerable knowledge of the criminal justice system, court proceedings, and procedures within the district attorney’s office; effective communication and organizational skills; supervisory skills; ability to prepare statistical and routine reports and correspondence; and the ability to work with diverse individuals and agencies.


Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, social sciences, or related field or at least four (4) years work experience in the criminal justice system, criminal law, human services, or other related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, social sciences, or related field plus two (2) years work experience in criminal justice, criminal law, human services, or other related field.

Pay Range H

Min        $34,143                 Mid        $45,121                 Max       $57,755

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