Appellate Security Manager -- New Mexico Supreme Court -- Santa Fe, NM

Administrative Office of the Courts
Business Unit: 21600
Appellate Security Manager (U) #10111736-21600, Full-Time, At-Will, in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM
# of Positions: 1
Opening Date: 05-14-2024 - Close Date: --
Target Pay Range/Rate: $45.00 hourly OR $ 93,600 annually

The New Mexico Supreme Court and Court of Appeals is recruiting for a full-time, at-will, Appellate Security Manager (U) position #10111736-21600 in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Acting under the administrative direction of the Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court, the Appellate Security Manager (at-will) will develop, manage, and direct a comprehensive emergency preparedness program and provide operational support to improve, maintain, and regularly enhance the physical security of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. The manager will supervise employee personnel and contractor security personnel at both the Supreme Court of New Mexico and the Court of Appeals, in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. The Appellate Security Manager (at-will) may provide security coverage (Level One) at the New Mexico appellate courts when necessary. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background checks.


  • The Appellate Security Manager (at-will) will develop and implement facility security initiatives for the Supreme Court in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Court of Appeals in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Develop a comprehensive emergency preparedness program to ensure both entities continue to perform their statutory mandates if or when confronted with a broad array of potential operational interruptions.
  • Supervises the Supreme Court Security Division, and Court of Appeals security staff, who are responsible for the safety and security of the New Mexico Appellate Courts including the staff, building, and grounds.
  • May develop and supervise contract security personnel and contracts for services and prepare requests for proposals (RFP) (prepare, manage, execute) for contract security.
  • Serves as the Supreme Court’s Loss Prevention and Control Coordinator.
  • Develops a Loss Control program to include risk inspections, assessments, and audits, and leads safety and security committee meetings.
  • Oversees the Supreme Court Security Division’s determination on the access level of employees and contractors and maintains the video integrated badge access system and software, which creates a photo ID of each employee/contractor.
  • Manages requests for quotes and other information related to the security of the appellate court buildings.
  • Plan and direct crisis management activities.
  • Develop and maintain policies, procedures, and standard operating procedures to guide the judicial entities toward security management and mitigating risk.
  • Conduct risk assessments on the physical structures of the courtrooms to best protect the citizens of New Mexico, judges, justices, and staff.
  • Develop and implement preventive measures to mitigate risk, to include vulnerability assessments.
  • Develop and facilitate security awareness and response training.
  • Develop and implement emergency preparedness and response plans to ensure continuity of operations. To include identification of command structures, protocols, and communication routes for emergencies and responses.
  • Develop and implement disaster recovery plans. Specifically, procedures to recover lost or vulnerable information in the event of an emergency.
  • Conduct threat assessment and develops security and safety protocols for the judiciary, to include procedures the judicial entities would follow to identify serious threats, proper protective action, and prioritize emergency management needs.
  • Develop and implement a standard incident report form that allows for capturing data on items such as intelligence e and funding needs.
  • Develop strong and effective partnerships among all judicial entities, law enforcement, and other governmental entities, and communicate to the public to ensure successful security operations can be developed and utilized.
  • Prepare and present training presentations.
  • Serve on statewide or local committees.
  • Manage and direct employees, project contractors and associated budgets.
  • Keep up to date with the latest trends in court security and court management locally and nationally.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The successful applicant should have advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of public and court administration, emergency management services, and disaster planning, applicable federal state and local laws and procedures; preparation of emergency management plans, principles and practices of public administration as they pertain to emergency and facility safety planning; management practices and techniques for managing multiple and diverse statewide projects, and the ability to react calmly and promptly during an emergency/disaster crisis. Experience with legislative and budget processes, organization and general operations of a court system and government as well as skill analyzing and assessing court operations, and evaluating court program services.

The following functions are representative, but not all-inclusive of the work environment and physical demands an employee may expect to encounter in performing tasks assigned to this job. Work is performed in an office or court setting. A valid driver's license and travel may be required. The assigned work schedule may include nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime. The employee must regularly interact positively with co-workers, clients, the public, judges, and justices.
* This job description is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions performed.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Rx, Short, and Long Term Disability Insurance Programs, employee assistance program (EAP) []
  • State paid life insurance, supplemental and dependent life insurance
  • Optional flexible spending accounts for medical, day-care, and travel expenses
  • Paid time off, up to eight (8) weeks
  • Paid time off and retirement buyback
  • Eleven (11) paid holidays
  • Up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
  • Lifetime Defined Benefits Retirement Plan []
  • Flexible work schedules and alternative work locations*
  • Free health care, Rx, and lab work at the facility (Stay Well Health Center) in Santa Fe, NM
  • Bilingual compensation*
  • Training and career development opportunities
  • Higher education opportunities, educational leave, and tuition reimbursement
  • May qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
  • May receive overtime holiday or shift differential pay*
  • May receive physical fitness leave*
    *These benefits vary by job classification or need*


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Emergency Management, Crisis and Disaster Management, Safety Management, Disaster Preparedness, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Safety, Psychology, Social Work, Communications, Business or Public Administration, Judicial Administration, Criminology, Management, or a directly related field. Must be currently licensed as an armed security guard (Level 3) in New Mexico.
  • Education Substitution: Experience in crisis or disaster management, disaster preparedness, occupational safety and health, public safety, or other directly related field may substitute on a year for year basis. An emergency management certification may substitute for up to one year of education.
  • Experience: Six (6) years of experience in managing, designing, developing, implementing or coordinating facility security, emergency preparedness, or disaster planning programs or related experience, and two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience Substitution: Additional relevant education at the Master’s degree level may substitute for experience at a rate of thirty (30) semester hours equals one year of experience. Education may not substitute for supervisory experience.
  • Supervisory Substitution: Leadworker duties may be considered on a prorated basis for supervisory experience at a rate of one (1) year of performing Leadworker duties equals six (6) months of supervisory experience. Assigned Leadworker duties include but are not limited to: train, mentor, and develop employees; direct, plan, schedule, assign, and review the work of others; develop or assist in the development of employee performance plans and appraisals; and address concerns and troubleshoot problems. An additional two (2) years of directly related experience may substitute for the supervisory experience provided the incumbent attends the NMJB Supervisory Mentorship Program Training at their earliest opportunity.

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