Human Resources Administrator Senior -- New Mexico Supreme Court -- Santa Fe, NM

Administrative Office of the Courts
Business Unit: 21600
Human Resources Administrator Senior #10104222-21600, Full-Time, Perm, in Santa Fe, NM
# of Positions: 1
Opening Date: 03-25-2024 - Close Date: --
Target Pay Range/Rate: $26.266 - $52.533 hourly or $54,633 - $109,269 annually

The NM Supreme Court is recruiting for a full-time, classified, Human Resources Administrator Senior #10104222-21600 position for the Supreme Court in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Acting under general direction provide professional human resources services for an assigned judicial entity of the New Mexico Judicial Branch. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background checks.


  • The Human Resource Administrator Senior is responsible for providing guidance and assistance to judges, management, and employees on human resource issues.
  • Ensures that standards, rules and procedures, as well as state and federal laws are consistently followed.
  • Prepares and reviews requests for position reclassifications and creates reclassification documents.
  • Coordinates recruitment efforts and job postings, review applications, evaluates applicant skills and makes recommendations regarding their qualifications.
  • Schedules interviews, participates on interview panels, and conducts background verifications.
  • Prepares monthly statistical reports, management reports, budget reports and makes recommendations for approval or disapproval.
  • Analyzes job duties, organizational structures, and determines appropriate course of action.
  • Provides guidance and accurate information regarding progressive discipline and assist managers and supervisors in analyzing a problem and identifying best course of disciplinary action.
  • Review and make recommendations for approval of completed human resources documents for final approvals.
  • Develops and prepares reports as requested by upper management and assists in evaluating the information in relation to established goals.
  • Processes and audits payroll, maintains current knowledge of benefits, and explains and administers benefits to employees.
  • Coordinates the resolution of specific problems pertaining to policies, procedures, or inquiries.
  • Processes and enters various approved human resources transactions utilizing automated human resources system.
  • Provides direction, assistance, and follow-ups on inquiries from justices, judges, managers, supervisors and employees regarding human resources.
  • Recommends and reviews recommendations for approvals and analyzes requests for monetary compensation (out of cycles) and makes appropriate recommendations for action in accordance with rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Assists in investigating employee complaints or grievances.
  • Recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of the human resources division and the services provided.
  • Develops and implements employee salary reviews, questionnaires, and surveys.
  • May conducts ergonomic assessments.
  • May serve as a judicial entity’s ADA coordinator.
  • May serve as a designated investigator for complaints under the NMJB Harassment prevention policy.
  • May supervise.
  • May participate in the budgetary process.
  • May be responsible for the human resources operations of a judicial entity.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The successful applicant should demonstrate knowledge of human resources administration practices, principles and techniques; performance management; payroll processing and benefit administration; recruitment, interviewing and selection techniques; auditing and reconciliation procedures; training techniques; employment law; knowledge of Human Resources and labor relations including FMLA, FLSA, Workers’ Compensation, EEOC, OSHA and the ADA.

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*
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    *These benefits vary by job classification or need*


  • Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Psychology, Business Administration, Judicial Administration, Public Administration, English, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field.
  • Education Substitution: Four (4) years of directly related or relevant experience may substitute on a year for year basis.
  • Experience: Four (4) years of experience in human resources administration, management or organizational development; employee relations; employment law; classification; compensation; employee recruitment and retention; personnel related training; HR analytics; performance appraisal management or development; policy or rule development; and/or payroll and benefits.
  • Experience Substitution: Current Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification may substitute for one (1) year of work experience. Relevant graduate level education may substitute at a rate of thirty (30) semester hours equals one (1) year of experience.

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