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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Judicial Officer,Univ
Position Classification Code: P1007
Job Family: Student Affairs
Pay Level: 10
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
This position reports to the Dean of Students and works closely with the appropriate personnel to determine an effective response, consistent with appropriate laws and college policies. Coordinates the University response to students of concern and students accused of conduct violations and maintains the Maxient judicial software system for the University and four Community Colleges. This position also assumes a leadership role in the development and implementation of system-wide policies, procedures, training and education related to student behavior issues. This position may also assist the Dean or designee with other retention initiatives, and with student grievances, complaints and problem-solving.
Standard Duties:
Receives and reviews reports on students of concern and alleged violations of the Student Social Code of Conduct. Carries out initial research, creates file, and documents in the student conduct/behavioral intervention database. Consults with the Dean of Students, University Police Department, Counseling, Disability Services, and other appropriate college staff members to identify possible interventions or responses. Member of the campus Behavior Intervention (BIT) and Conduct Assessment Response Education (CARE) teams designed to address students of concern in the areas of health and safety. Develops an intervention/ response plan and coordinates the implementation of the plan through completion. This may involve referring students to appropriate services, both on and off campus. Identifies community resources and establishes collaborative partnerships. Carries out investigation of alleged conduct violations in accordance with the Student Social Code of Conduct procedures. Makes case decisions and communicates decisions and sanctions to students in consultation with the Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Administers the daily operation of the conduct governance system and serve as disciplinary officer for all students. Compiles and maintains data on student cases. Generates and disseminates reports on all case activity. Reviews and analyzes data to make informed decisions and recommendations regarding programming, policies and procedures. Makes recommendations to leadership team, to develop and strengthen policy, procedures, compliance, and programming related to student behavioral issues. Remains current on legal and policy issues, as well as emergent and best practices in the field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge of relevant higher education regulations that impact student conduct including, but not limited to, FERPA, Title IX, and VAWA. Knowledge of University environment and Department policies and procedures. Knowledge of principles and practices of organization and administration. Knowledge of human behavior and student development theory. Knowledge of legal issues relative to higher education and case law and due process requirements.
Skill in short- and long-range planning; problem analysis and resolution. Skill in preparation and presentation of data and case results. Excellent verbal and written communication skills which includes public contact and relations. Skill in training in forms of conflict resolution include coaching, mediation, facilitated dialogues, and restorative justice.
Ability to conduct investigations, document findings, and maintain case files. Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to maintain accurate and orderly records, generate and present reports. Ability to evaluate information and use independent judgment and initiative. Organize and direct several activities.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
   Experience- Three (3) years of professional experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-