Employment Opportunities with
the Attorney General’s Office



  • The Attorney General’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.
  • The Attorney General’s Office is an exempt agency (not in the Classified Service).
  • The Attorney General’s Office is an at will employer.
  • Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. All inquiries will be handled in strict confidence to the extent provided by law.
  • The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, as a tax-supported government entity, does not provide transportation or moving costs for prospective employees.
  • Summary of Benefits for New Mexico State Employees:
  • Paid holidays (10 days per year)
  • Vacation time
  • Accrual paid sick leave
  • New Mexico Public Employee Retirement Association
  • Optional medical insurance
  • Optional dental insurance
  • Life insurance ($50,000)
  • Optional supplemental short- and long-term disability
  • Optional vision service plan
  • Optional deferred compensation program
  • Employee assistance program


    For information on applying for a position with other State of New Mexico agencies, visit the State Personnel Office.


CURRENT POSTS


Paralegal

The Consumer Protection Division of the NM Attorney General’s Office (an EEO employer), is accepting resumes for a temporary paralegal position in its Albuquerque Office.  The division is seeking applicants with the skill or training to perform paralegal support services, including (but not limited to) legal research; litigation support; direct interactions with consumers; responding to calls from consumers; file maintenance; document preparation and management; administrative support; the ability to create/maintain computerized data; to draft various documents and reports for review by an attorney; the ability to properly format and file legal documents; to assist attorneys with legal proceedings; and other duties as assigned.  A minimum of four years of experience as a paralegal and civil law experience is preferred.  Strong litigation support and case organization skills required.  The position is “exempt” (not classified); salary is commensurate with experience.  A resume, writing sample, and three professional references must be received no later than 5:00pm, September 19, 2014, at the NM Attorney General’s Office, Attn: Roberta Lujan, HR Administrator, PO Drawer 1508, Santa Fe, NM  87504-1508.


Legal Assistant

The Prosecutions Division of the Attorney General’s Office, an EEO employer, is accepting resumes for a paralegal position in Santa Fe.  The Prosecutions Division is seeking applicants with the skill or training to perform paralegal support services, including but not limited to legal research; planning and coordination of trainings; responding to calls for technical assistance from prosecutors and law enforcement; file maintenance, document preparation and management; grant reporting; the ability to create/maintain computerized data; drafting of various documents and reports for review by an attorney; the ability to properly format and file legal documents; assisting attorneys with legal proceedings; and other duties as assigned.  A minimum of four years of experience as a paralegal and criminal law experience is preferred.  Strong legal research, communication, and computer skills required.  The position is “exempt” (not classified); salary is commensurate with experience.  A resume, writing sample, and three professional references must be received no later than 5:00pm, August 29, 2014, at the Attorney General’s Office, Attn: Roberta Lujan, HR Administrator, PO Drawer 1508, Santa Fe, NM  87504-1508.


Assistant Attorney General

The Criminal Appeals Division of the Attorney General’s Office (EEO employer) has an opening for an “exempt” (not classified) appellate attorney in Santa Fe.  Relevant experience includes a demonstration of the ability to write well in a timely fashion, an ability to work independently with little supervision, the skill to remain highly organized while working on multiple assignments and deadlines, and an ability to analyze and argue persuasively in support of lawful criminal convictions.  Prior experience as a prosecutor is preferred.  The position is to be filled in the Santa Fe office.  An ideal candidate will have a personality and temperament well suited to intense research and writing as well as a willingness to engage colleagues in collaborative discussions of criminal appellate issues.  An appellate attorney serves as an Assistant Attorney General charged with seeking justice and providing legal representation consistent with the rules of ethics and professionalism.  The work includes filing briefs, memoranda, and appearing at oral arguments in the New Mexico appellate courts.  New Mexico bar admission is required with an exception for any applicant who is accepted to the New Mexico bar membership within a year.  Salary is commensurate with legal experience and qualifications.  An application includes a resume, one writing sample, and three professional references.  The application shall be sent to: Roberta A. Lujan, HR Administrator, New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, PO Drawer 1508, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1508 by 5:00pm, Friday, September 19, 2014. (posted 8/21/2014)

Receptionist/Legal Assistant

The Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General’s Office, an EEO employer, is accepting resumes for an “exempt” (not classified) receptionist/legal assistant position in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The division is seeking applicants to answer, screen and assess the caller’s request, make appropriate referrals, and direct incoming telephone calls and walk-in intakes in a professional manner.  Applicant must also have the skill or training to perform support services for dispute resolution or litigation; including but not limited to, file maintenance and document preparation and management; the ability to create/maintain computerized data; to draft various documents and reports for review; the ability to properly format and file legal documents; and other duties as assigned.  Good computer and writing skills required.  Ability to speak Spanish and prior law related experience preferred but not required.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  A resume, writing sample, and three professional references must be received no later than 5:00pm, September 5, 2014, at the Attorney General’s Office, Attn: Roberta Lujan, HR Administrator, PO Drawer 1508, Santa Fe, NM  87504-1508. (posted 8/21/2014)