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As a member of the Socorro County team, you will have the opportunity to serve your community in an environment that promotes responsibility, accountability, transparency and team work. 

Applications are only accepted for positions that have been opened and must be submitted online (click on "Employment Application Form" to apply)

Socorro County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deputy Sheriff I (CADET)

posted Sep 23, 2019, 1:04 PM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Deputy Sheriff I (CADET)                                                             Job Code:             1217

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Sheriff                                                                                        Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs entry-level law enforcement duties intended to secure a safe environment for county citizens and to protect legal rights as established by federal, state, and local laws.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the close supervision of the Captain, Sergeant or Deputy Sheriff, while in training or on a case-by-case basis.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Patrols assigned roadways to observe traffic for violations of traffic laws and ordinances; assists stranded motorists; checks for suspicious vehicles; determines violations and makes arrests; performs in and leads search and rescue efforts.

 

2.        Handles personal investigations for caseload, including felonies and misdemeanors; investigates theft, burglary, rape, child abuse, homicides, auto, aircraft, and industrial accidents; conducts searches for lost, missing, or drowned persons; assists county coroner concerning death investigation and transportation of bodies; delivers death and other emergency messages; serves as backup for officers on possible violent situations.

 

3.        Reports to accident scenes to render first-aid to injured persons, and control traffic in the area; investigates cause of accident and prepares report on details after determining responsibility for accidents.

 

4.        Responds to a variety of citizen complaints such as robberies, break-ins, domestic quarrels, assaults, and vandalism; prepares initial investigation reports on scene of crime; gathers evidence and interviews victims and witnesses.

 

5.        Prepares arrest records including fingerprinting and mug shot photography (identifying the prisoner and charge against him/her).

 

6.        Serves as an agent of the court in satisfying criminal warrants and writs of execution, restitution or attachment; locates persons named in criminal warrants and executes the warrants; provides courtroom testimony as required; provides court security, performs urinalysis chain of custody for courts, family services, etc.

 

7.        Investigates death scenes in the County, identifies the deceased and secures the crime scene and property; investigates, photographs, examines, and writes narrative descriptions of postmortem crime scene; locates and notifies next of kin.

8.        Performs preventive teaching; may teach in class room setting and deliver instruction on safety awareness; advises neighborhood watch groups regarding processes and procedures; instructs in drug awareness program, ATV safety training, etc.

 

9.        Performs as a member of a special operations team (SERT); certifies in operational procedures related to special weapons and critical conditions associated with gas, explosives, hostage, and dangerous suspects; responds to search and rescue efforts.

 

10.     Transports prisoners and mental subjects/patients to and from courts, prison, jail and mental hospitals. Processes prisoners that are booked into jail.

 

11.  Court Security: Carries out specific plans or programs to ensure safety of court personnel and protection of facilities.  Provides security for courtrooms during proceedings and for court facilities, judges and staff; patrols court facilities; investigates disturbances and suspicious situations and takes appropriate action to maintain security; prepares and submits written reports of security incidents occurring within the courts; serves as civil process, evictions and subpoenas.

 

12.  Observes courtroom for violations of regulations such as unacceptable or inappropriate use of microphones, cameras, movie cameras, or any other device that would prove disruptive or threaten the security of court proceedings; ejects or assists with arrests individuals disturbing court proceedings; assists witnesses, litigants and public by answering questions about court procedures and scheduling but does not give legal advice or discuss merits of case on trial.

 

13.   Acts as the animal control officer for the County; remove deceased animal from roadway; makes the death notification; works with schools to sponsor animal adoption.

 

 

14.     Performs related duties as required.

 

 

 

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. MINIMUM QUALFICATIONS:

 

1.                    Education and Experience:

 

A.     Graduation from High School or GED certification,

AND

B.     No experience necessary.

OR

C.    An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Some knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment; local, state, and federal laws law enforcement; basic investigation techniques and methods; county geography, road systems, and boundaries; English, grammar and technical writing skills.

 

Skill in the operation of motor vehicles at high speed and in dangerous situations; skill in the use of firearms; communication equipment, laptop computer, ballistic vest, non-lethal weapons, etc.

 

Ability to react effectively in emergency and stress situations; exhibit imagination, initiative and problem solving capability in coping with a variety of law enforcement situations; enforce laws and ordinances and procedures common to law enforcement work; perform work requiring good physical condition; communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, other agencies, supervisors and the public.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

Must pass a background investigation

Must be at least 21 years of age.

Must possess a valid New Mexico Motor Vehicle License and undergo periodic State DMV license status verification.

Must work rotating shift work.

Must work on-call 24 hours.

Must complete 40 hours of training per year to maintain certification.

Must pass FEMA/NIMS and ICS courses as required for the position, within a time frame designated by administration

 

 

4.             Functions of the position generally performed in a patrol vehicle controlled environment.  Constant travel.  Many functions of the work pose high degree of hazard uncertainty.  Physical readiness and conditioning may be a condition of job retention.  Various levels of mental application required, i.e., memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving.  Continuous use of motor skills. Periodic exposure to the presence of blood borne or airborne pathogens.

Emergency Services Administrator

posted Sep 18, 2019, 9:52 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Emergency Services Administrator                                               Job Code:             800

Division:          Administration                                                                             Effective Date:     09/19

Department:     Emergency Services                                                                   Last Revised:        09/19

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Under Executive direction, performs a variety of Administrative, technical and operations duties related to the planning, coordinating, organizing, responding to, and carrying out of county-wide emergency response, planning, mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery activities and communication functions covering natural, technical, WMD, or CBRNE events.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general supervision of the Socorro County Manager. 

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

Provides general supervision to Emergency Management Coordinator(s), Emergency Services Technicians, County GIS personnel and County Fire Marshal(s). Shall provide supervision to county-wide assigned staff and/or volunteers assisting or participating in special events, projects, exercises, or actual emergencies.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Manages department operations; prepares and recommends annual budget; oversees staff, evaluates performance and makes recommendations affecting hiring, retention, advancement, discipline and termination.

2.        Ensures fire and safety inspections are conducted of existing and under construction residential, business, institutional, commercial and public buildings to determine conformity to local fire prevention codes and ordinances; monitors compliance with hazardous materials regulations; determines application of regulations regarding storage and elimination of hazardous materials.

3.        Plans, organizes and implements emergency services and disaster preparedness programs; develops plans and mobilize materials and resources to meet emergencies.

4.        Develops plans for maintaining the Operational Area Emergency Operations Center.

5.        Is assigned as the County Emergency Manager.

6.        Responsible for coordinating the plans of various components of the Incident Command System-fire, police, EMS, public works, FEMA, Homeland Security, volunteers and the many other groups contributing to the County’s management of emergencies; manages emergency operations in compliance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidelines.

7.        In times of declared or undeclared emergency affecting the lives, health or property of Socorro County or its citizens, coordinates response and recovery efforts utilizing all necessary equipment, facilities, and personnel belonging to Socorro County; assists with emergency efforts if called upon by other political subdivisions with Socorro County or neighboring counties.

8.        Oversees development and maintenance of departmental records.

9.        Consults and coordinates with other departments, agencies and user groups regarding recovery and mitigation programs and efforts.

10.     Directs the preparation of contract agreements; appears before the Board of Socorro County Commissioners and other state or federal bodies to present plans, recommendations, projects, objectives, goals and timetables.

11.     Ensures the coordination of departmental fire prevention activities and programs; oversees and participates as a member of the department management team; recommends policies, procedures and practices to enhance the effectiveness of the department; oversees and ensures appropriate and required county and city-wide inspection and fire investigation functions are implemented and maintained.

12.     Responsible for coordinating the plans of various components of the Incident Management System – fire and police, EMS, public works, FEMA, Homeland Security, volunteers and the many other groups contributing to the County’s management of emergencies; manages emergency operations in compliance with National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidelines. 

13.     Establishes cooperative working relationships with various Federal, State, and Local agencies, i.e. law enforcement, fire, communications, hospital, health, public works, Schools both Public and Private, American Red Cross, OMI, State Office of

14.     Emergency Management, Department of Public Safety, Forest Service, BLM, utility companies, and other authorities or agencies to mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover from unforeseen emergencies or disasters. 

15.     Coordinates and organizes as needed or requested, various drills or exercises that simulate emergency situations or scenarios, i.e. natural, technical, WMD, or CBRNE events; involves community leaders and residents as needed to educate and prepare, testing the effectiveness of the All Hazards Emergency Operations Plan (AHEOP). 

 

Emergency Services Administrator page 2

 

16.     Coordinates, Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meetings involving elected officials, first responders, volunteers, and business owners; facilitates discussion regarding HAZMAT management and the acquisition of MSDS, SARA.  Coordinates, locally and through external training facilities, training programs geared toward emergency preparedness and CBRNE response.

17.     Develops and establishes relationships with various emergency contacts, resources, facilities, retail outlets, and private contractors; maintains current contact/resource list and directory; conducts periodic evaluations and completes Risk and Threat Assessment as required by the New Mexico department of Homeland Security emergency Management (NMDHSEM); assures County eligibility and qualifications to receive funding for equipment and training programs; coordinates with equipment suppliers, through the NMDHSEM, for materials and equipment orders; disburses equipment to the appropriate agencies as received.

18.     Performs various administrative duties related to the application and securing of Socorro County’s Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG); complies with the reporting terms and conditions of the grant, i.e. prepares and submits quarterly reports that correspond to the EMPG “Statement of Work”.

19.     Coordinates various public information, training, and education efforts; attends conferences, delivers public addresses, participates in various public events such as resource fairs, delivers presentations to groups, schools, and Government leaders.  Shall participate in relevant meetings and trainings statewide/nationwide held by outside organizations such as County LEPC, NM-VOAD, Red Cross, FEMA, DHS, DPS, etc.

20.     Performs other related duties as required.

 

TYPICAL TASKS

 

To include but not limited to: Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and controls the programs and activities of the Office of Emergency Services through subordinate staff; plans, organizes and implements emergency services and disaster preparedness programs; develops plans to mobilize materials and resources to meet emergencies; conducts tests and exercises to determine adequacy of disaster preparations; develops plans for maintaining the Operational Area Emergency Operations Center; develops short and long range goals for programs and activities; analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of existing operations and implements improvements in department services; reviews program funding needs and directs and participates in the formulation, preparation and presentation of departmental budgets; oversees development and maintenance of departmental records; consults and coordinates with other departments, other agencies and user groups concerning coordinated planning of emergency response, recovery and mitigation programs; serves on ongoing advisory bodies including the Disaster Council, Operational Area Council, County Fire Department Advisory Commission and serves as liaison to the 911 communication Joint Powers Agency; selects, assigns, directs, reviews and evaluates the work of subordinate staff; directs the preparation of contract agreements; appears before the Board of Supervisors and other state or federal bodies to present recommendations, plans, projects, objectives, goals and timetables; prepares reports concerning projects, services, contracts and operation for the County Administrative Office, other agencies and the Board of Supervisors; evaluates legislation affecting departmental operations; encourages the training and professional development of top County personnel involved in emergency response; prepares reports and correspondence; attends meetings and conferences.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

·         Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of effective organizational management;

·         Thorough knowledge of the principles of personnel management; 

·         Thorough knowledge of local government organization and operation;

·         Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices necessary to plan, organize, direct, implement, evaluate and coordinate complex and varied programs;

·         Thorough knowledge of the Federal and State laws, policies programs and plans for emergency and disaster management;

·         Working knowledge of governmental financing and budgeting as they affect an operating department.

·         Possess and maintain a valid New Mexico driver’s license.

·         Physically and mentally capable of performing the position essential functions summarizeded in the essential Functions and Typical Tasks.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A.              Graduation from college with Bachelor’s in degree emergency planning, public administration,  business administration, or a closely related field;

AND

B.              Six (6) years of experience in performing above or related duties;

 

OR

C.              An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Considerable knowledge of  state and city codes, laws, and regulations, and ordinances related to fire prevention, investigation and prosecution; fire investigation methods and procedures; arson arrest procedures; common fire hazards and related safety precautions; firefighting methods, techniques, and procedures;  firefighting equipment types and varieties and their most appropriate and effective use; equipment maintenance and care;  fire vehicle equipment;  emergency medical techniques and procedures and first-aid;  interpersonal communication skills;  training methods and techniques. Working knowledge of general administrative practices related to budget development; operational characteristics, services and activities of a comprehensive emergency management program; principles, methods, and techniques used in emergency preparedness and disaster relief; local emergency management planning requirements; principles and practices of data collection, research techniques and statistical reporting; grant writing practices and procedures; grants and special funding environments available to the county;  various federal programs receiving short or long term financial assistance; general office maintenance and practices; computer accounting applications and various software financial programs (MS Word, Excel, Power Point); operation of standard office equipment;  basic mathematics; interpersonal communication skills and telephone etiquette; basic public relations.

 

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with State, Federal, and other local officials, elected officials, subordinate staff, and County residents; the operation of PC Computer, calculator, fax machine, copy machine, telephone.

 

Ability to present information clearly and concisely orally and in writing; to establish effective and tactful working relationships with co-workers and the general public; to handle confidential information in a trustworthy manner; establish and maintain effective intergovernmental relations with local, state, and federal contacts; negotiate effectively to promote county-wide interests; work independently; meet multiple deadlines; schedule and effectively coordinate computer project and workload demands; understand complex computer programs; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; perform basic mathematical calculations; operate various types of standard office equipment such as typewriter, 10 key calculator, keyboard, etc.; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

Must be or become a certified Emergency Management Coordinator by completing “Professional Development Series”, 3 year training program. Must me a certified First Responder. Must possess a valid New Mexico Driver’s License and undergo periodic State DMV license status verification; and be insurable under Socorro County insurance. Must be capable of passing a pre-employment physical and drug test and be willing to participate in random drug testing. May be required to work some evenings and weekends. Must successfully complete online FEMA Training – IS 700, IS 100, IS 200, National Incident Management System - IS 700, Intro to Incident Command - IS 100 and Basic Incident Command - IS 200 and ICS 202.

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

Performance of duties typically occur in a comfortable office setting with normal climate controls; occasional exposure to weather extremes or hazardous surroundings related to disaster or emergency field operations. Potential for considerable work environment stress associated with emergency operations and disaster management. Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting and reaching.  Continuous talking, hearing and seeing required in the normal course of performing the job.  Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform essential functions.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.  Periodic travel required in normal course of job performance

Homemaker

posted Sep 18, 2019, 7:54 AM by Debra Williams-Baker   [ updated Sep 18, 2019, 7:54 AM ]

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Homemaker                                                                                Job Code:              238

Division:          Operations                                                                                  Effective Date:    08/16

Department:     Senior Services                                                                           Last Revised:      09/19

 

Rate as Senior Services Technician

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs home management, housekeeping, cooking, and various non-medical personal care services as necessary to the individual’s needs in their home. The caregiver is responsible for observing, documenting, and reporting care performed. The home maker must have the ability to communicate and to have clear boundaries with confidential client information. The caregiver will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a client's care.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general supervision of the Director of Senior Services.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1.       Support Services: arrange and schedule transportation, assistance with making or taking telephone calls, run errands, shopping (only with client), doctor's appointments etc. (no banking or financial transaction assistance).

2.       Meal Preparation & Eating: cooking, prepping, assisting, and feeding

3.       Household Services: sweep, mop, dust, vacuum, wash dishes, empty trashes, make bed, clean and sanitize bathroom, laundry; Basic routine maintenance of the client's home.

4.       Minor maintenance of equipment: Cleaning and sanitizing wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, bath seat etc.

5.       Cognitive Assistance: Reminding the client of appointments, tasks, etc.

6.       Provide companionship to client

7.       Observe the client and promptly report any significant changes to the Coordinator.

8.       Complete and submit required paper work (Insurance, DL, TB Test, and CPR & First Aid Training) in a timely manner.

9.       Responsible for basic chores on behalf of the qualified individual including

10.    Meal Preparation & Eating: cooking, prepping, assisting, and feeding

11.    Observe the client and promptly report any significant changes to the Director.

12.    Complete and submit Timesheet’s in a timely manner. Complete and submit required paper work (Insurance, DL, TB Test, and CPR & First Aid Training) in a timely manner.

13.    Complete all other related duties as assigned by the Director

14.    Reports immediately to appropriate organizations, such as 911, Adult Protective Services, or law enforcement, dangerous or unsafe observances.

15.    Informs customers of other Aging Services opportunities and services.

16.    May assist with preparing lunches for home deliveries.

17.    May assist with office paperwork

18.    May complete other errands.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.            Education and Experience:

 

A. Six (6) months of work experience in a position related to custodial tasks, caregiving or maintenance.

           

OR

B.  An Equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.            Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Knowledge of defensive driving techniques and traffic laws; vehicle maintenance needs and mechanical operations; related technology, such as two-way radios, GPS units, or other mobile devices; food handling.

Ability to exercise good defensive driving techniques; work effectively during periods of inclement weather and/or adverse conditions; exercise good analytical judgment; follow operating policies and procedures; relate to customers of diverse backgrounds; follow written and oral instructions; work independently; perform moderate record and data keeping tasks; provide conflict resolution; communicate clearly and professionally with internal and external customers.

 

3.            Special Qualifications:

 

Must be 18 Years of age or older

Completion of all trainings, including but not limited to, CPR & First Aid (within 30 days of hir e), HIPAA, Incident

Management and other required trainings as stated on the NM Standards.

Negative TB skin test.

Must be able to read and follow direction.

Clear Criminal Record Background Check and an Adult/Child Abuse Screening

Must have proof of Vehicle Liability Insurance and a valid NM Driver's License.

Must pass FEMA/NIMS and ICS courses as required for the position, within a time frame designated by administration

 

4.            Work Environment:

 

Working with the aging population, lifting household items, and regularly lifting wheel chairs & other mobility devices in and out of vehicle. Walking on a variety of terrains while carrying items or assisting clients. Standing, walking, bending, sitting, stretching, regularly lifting 25-75 lbs. Exposure to all types of weather. Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and guided problem solving; travel required. Irregular and extended hours may be required.

Elder Rights Advocate

posted Sep 17, 2019, 11:07 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

 

Job Title:          Elder Rights Advocate                                                                 Job Code:              220

Division:          Administration                                                                             Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Senior Services                                                                           Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs activities to promote programs for seniors. Provides seniors information, assistance, and access to services regarding County programs.          

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general supervision of the Director of Senior Services.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Provides information and assistance to customers seeking access to services for older adults.  Advises residents and families of service access requirements.

 

2.    Receives and records inquiries and concerns relating to health and well-being including emergency or potentially life threatening                           situations.  Respond appropriately to ensure customer safety including contacts with Adult Protective Services and Law Enforcement.

3.        Coordinates minor emergency situations by organizing volunteers and soliciting and distributing needed items. May drive seniors to appointments. 

 

4.        Refers individuals and/or family members to appropriate organizations for assistance. Serves as an advocate for customers needing assistance by linking them to services.

 

5.        Provides assessment and annual reassessment for eligibility of older adults seeking Meals on Wheels and any services offered by AAA. Coordinates homebound meals for seniors;

6.        Completes division data systems and Meals on Wheels eligibility forms, ensuring compliance with county, state and federal regulations, policies and procedures.

 

7.        Develops and maintains knowledge of community services and organization contacts to assist in providing assistance to customers. Provides necessary assistance for seniors that are at risk of losing their independence.

 

8.        Provides individual general assessment of overall health, environmental, and formal and informal support status for older adults to help them determine their ability to maintain an independent lifestyle. Visits home to access senior’s physical and mental health.

 

9.        Performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A. Two (2) years’ experience in a field which provides knowledge of senior citizens program coordination and advocacy.

           

AND

B.  An Equivalent combination of education and experience.

 


 

Elder Rights Advocate, Page 2

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Knowledge of assessment methodologies and techniques; crisis intervention strategies and techniques; aging process, chronic illness and related conditions; geriatric home health services; community resources, agencies and health care delivery systems, and rules and regulations; interviewing methods and techniques; computer and office software related to job specific duties; social services programs; funding sources; public relations; community resources; Older American’s Act. Working knowledge of terminology associated with legal documents; interpersonal communication skills; the operation of personal computer; various program applications such as word processing, etc.; basic principles of supervision.

 

Ability to provide critical thinking; operate a personal computer; prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously;

communicate effectively both orally and in writing; organize and schedule work efficiently; utilize web based information for researching information relevant to resident issues and needs; accurately assess social, mental, emotional status of older adults; provide problem resolution.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

                Must pass FEMA/NIMS and ICS courses as required for the position, within a time frame designated by administration.

Do to the nature of the work, the successful applicant must pass a required background investigation.

 

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls.  Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing. Periodic lifting required of up to 30 pounds. Rapid work speed required to perform keyboard operations.  Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and guided problem solving; travel required. Irregular and extended hours may be required.

Detention Administrator

posted Aug 26, 2019, 7:23 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Detention Administrator                                                               Job Code:       700

Division:          Administration                                                                             Effective Date:  04/15

Department:     Detention                                                                                    Last Revised: 

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

As the department jail commander, performs a variety of administrative, managerial and professional law enforcement duties related to the planning, organizing and coordinating the security, health and safety, order, operation and maintenance of county jail facilities, court security, dispatch and prisoner transport. 

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the close to general supervision of the County Manager.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

Provides close to general supervision to all subordinates to include but not limited to the Captain(s) and Sergeant(s).

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Manages the ongoing operations of the county jail facility; establishes division priorities and projects; participates in the overall management of the department by proposing policy changes and implementing the same upon approval; provides field assessment of various policies and operating procedures; makes recommendations relating to policy, practices and standard operating guidelines and procedures that are in line with, recognize and abide by all state statutes and Socorro County Ordinances; prepares budget for the corrections division; monitors division expenditures to assure compliance with budget limitations;  prepares periodic reports as needed to apprise department management of various conditions and results.

 

2.        Manages and directs staff to best utilize resources in accomplishing the jail’s mission and goals; manages the department by planning, staffing, program development, budgeting and total department operations; coaches and trains employees in order to create cooperation, performance, productivity and job satisfaction; oversees, directs, and provides continuous oversight for the development and operation of assigned programs.

 

3.        Plans and implements short and long term goals; completes strategic and workforce planning for future requirements for the jail; ensures staffing is maintained at operational and administrative levels that facilitates optimum effectiveness and efficiency.

 

4.        Oversees the induction and incarceration of inmates, assures proper classification of inmates according to crimes, health and mental condition and other dispositions; assures proper processing and routing of court documents; monitors booking processes and procedures to assure compliance with legal requirements; assures proper processing of released inmates, bail bonds, cash bail, etc.

 

5.        Assists in the development of staff law enforcement skills to ensure that all personnel are operating within the established Standard Operating Policies and Procedures, New Mexico State Statutes and Socorro County Ordinances; implements training programs and monitors staff progress; monitors performance of shift personnel; assures compliance with established performance expectations and standard operational procedures; makes recommendations effecting employee selection, retention, advancement, discipline and discharge; reviews grievances and serves as the first level for resolution in the grievance process.

 

6.        Manages all personnel in the jail and ensures the supervision of inmates in county jail are in accordance with established Standard Operating Policies and Procedures, New Mexico State Statutes and Socorro County Ordinances while assuming responsibility for all needs of the prisoners during detention.

 

7.        Oversees, Manages and Observes conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes; ensures that searches inmates and cells for contraband articles are performed as promulgated within the established Standard Operating Policies And Procedures, New Mexico State Statute and Socorro County Ordinances; ensures the appropriate response is implemented and conducted in and to jail areas for evidence of forbidden activities, infractions of rules and unsatisfactory attitudes or adjustment of prisoners, and performs and after action review to assure all established Standard Operating Policies and Procedures were followed.

 

8.        Inspects locks, bars, grills, doors and gates for tampering; employs various forms of discipline as needed to maintain order among prisoners, if necessary.

 

9.        Supervises prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prisons, or other points, traveling by automobile or public transportation as required; locks prisoner(s) in cell after searching for weapons, valuables or drugs; secures all valuables and/or belongings and follows standard procedures designated for the disposing or maintaining of the same; orders and serves meals to prisoners and provides or obtains medical aid if needed; administers medication as prescribed by doctor; supervises trustees or prisoners on general work details inside of jail.

 

10.     Ensures that all documents utilized for the management, safe and lawful operation utilized for inmate booking, housing, transportation, discipline, health care, incident reports, jail tracker forms, chain of custody are filed in an established filing system and expeditiously stored and protected for review and recovery and in accordance with Standard Operating Policies and Procedures.

 

11.     Ensures that all evidence collected as part of a suspected criminal act or with its anticipated role in an administrative action is tagged, stored and tested per Standard Operating Policies and Procedures, New Mexico State Statute and Socorro County Ordinances. 

 

12.     Ensures that the implementation and maintenance with such characteristics as an alpha/numerical system is implemented and maintained for easy entry or forms and accessibility for authorized personnel.

 

13.     Ensures that personnel received equal and adequate opportunities for training and are trained in each position to a level of recognized position authority and responsibility.

 

14.     Performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A.     Bachelor’s Degree in a related area and Correctional Officer Certified;

AND

B.     Eight (8) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience;

OR

 

C.    An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Considerable knowledge of the fundamentals of proper search and seizure; inmate classification methods and guidelines, federal, state and local laws and regulations related to jail activities; New Mexico Criminal Code, New Mexico Jail Standards, courtroom security methods and processes, court processes and protocol, warrant management system, computer operations and related software, airport security and policies.  Working knowledge of the basic principles of psychology and sociology; inmate health and health record management, inventory management of toiletries, bedding, clothing and supplies, culinary equipment, inmate dietary needs and common terminology and techniques in the dietary field, elementary first aid techniques and procedures; principles of effective supervision and employee motivation.

 

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain working relationships with inmates, the public and other departments; restrain physically violent prisoners; react quickly to novel situations under conditions of stress.

 

3.             Special Qualifications: (Certificates, Licenses, etc.)

 

Must have successfully completed the Corrections Academy and be certified as a Correctional Officer.

Must work on-call 24 hours.

Must receive 40 hours annual training to maintain certification.

Must pass a background investigation.

Must possess a valid New Mexico Driver’s License and undergo periodic State DMV license status verification.

                Must pass FEMA/NIMS and ICS courses as required for the position, within a time frame designated by administration

 

4.             Work Environment:

               

                Functions of the position generally performed in a controlled environment.  Occasional travel.  Many functions of the work pose high degree of hazard uncertainty.  Physical readiness and conditioning may be a condition of job retention.  Various levels of mental application required, i.e. memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving.  Continuous use of motor skills. Periodic exposure to the presence of blood borne or airborne pathogens.

Detention Officer I

posted Aug 2, 2019, 8:07 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Detention Officer I                                                                       Job Code:             721

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Detention                                                                                    Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of entry level law enforcement duties related to the security, safety, order, operation and maintenance of county jail facilities, including incarceration and detention of prisoners.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the close to general supervision of the Corrections Captain, Sergeant or Detention Administrator.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Corrections: Receives ongoing on-the-job training; attends academy training sessions receiving instruction in the duties, responsibilities, liabilities and physical environment associated with the correction officer functions; assists with processing of inmate grievances.

 

2.        Supervises inmates in county jail in accordance with established policies, regulations and procedures while assuming responsibility for all needs (physical, medical, etc.) of the prisoners during detention; issues medications as prescribed by physicians.

 

3.        Performs various tasks associated with inmate admissions; books prisoners; reviews offense status and classification (violent, non-violent, etc.) to determine appropriate level of security and confinement; performs releases and required by court order; conducts strip searches.

 

4.        Observes conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes; searches inmates and cells for contraband articles; patrols assigned areas for evidence of forbidden activities, infractions of rules and unsatisfactory attitudes or adjustment of prisoners, and reports observations to supervisor; performs inmate supervision during recreation and meal periods.

 

5.        Inspects locks, grills, doors and gates for tampering; conducts cell “shake-downs” and inspections; employs various forms of discipline as needed to maintain order among prisoners, if necessary.

 

6.        Supervises prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prisons, work details, or other points, traveling by automobile or public transportation as required; locks prisoner(s) in cell after searching for weapons, valuables or drugs.

 

7.        Secures all valuables and/or belongings and follows standard procedures designated for the disposing or maintaining of the same; orders and serves meals to prisoners and provides or obtains medical aid if needed; administers medication as prescribed by doctor.

 

8.        Prepares arrest records including reports, bookings, releases, fingerprinting and mug shot photography (identifying the prisoner and charge against him/her); assists in the maintenance of various records and information reporting materials and data base.

 

9.        Supervises trustees or prisoners on general work details inside and outside of jail; performs general maintenance of jail facility and environs; repairs safety and security devices; cleans and sanitizes cells; maintains inmate recreation area and equipment.

 

10.     May participate in extradition transports; moves inmates to and from various interstate locations.

 

11.     Performs other related duties as assigned.

 


Detention Officer I, page 2

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A.     Graduation from high school plus successful completion of Academy training leading to the acquisition of a Correctional Officer Certification;

AND

B.     No experience necessary.

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Some knowledge of the fundamentals of proper search and seizure; federal, state and local laws and regulations related to jail activities; dispatch communication equipment; basic principles of psychology and sociology; elementary first aid techniques and procedures.

 

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain working relationships with inmates, the public and other departments; restrain physically violent prisoners; react quickly to various situations under conditions of stress.

 

3.             Special Qualifications

 

Must have successfully completed the Corrections Academy and be certified as a Correctional Officer.

Must work on-call 24 hours.

Must receive 40 hours annual training to maintain certification.

Must pass a background investigation.

Must possess a valid New Mexico Driver’s License and undergo periodic State DMV license status verification.

                Must pass FEMA/NIMS and ICS courses as required for the position, within a time frame designated by administration

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

                Functions of the position generally performed in a controlled environment.  Occasional travel.  Many functions of the work pose high degree of hazard uncertainty.  Physical readiness and conditioning may be a condition of job retention.  Various levels of mental application required, i.e., memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving.  Continuous use of motor skills. Periodic exposure to the presence of blood borne or airborne pathogens.

Detention Officer

posted Apr 18, 2011, 11:11 AM by Delilah Walsh   [ updated Feb 22, 2017, 7:11 AM by DA Walsh ]

GENERAL PURPOSE
Performs a variety of entry level law enforcement duties related to the security, safety, order, operation and maintenance of county jail facilities, including incarceration and detention of prisoners.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the close to general supervision of the Corrections Captain, Sergeant or Detention Administrator.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Corrections: Receives ongoing on-the-job training; attends academy training sessions receiving instruction in the duties, responsibilities, liabilities and physical environment associated with the correction officer functions; assists with processing of inmate grievances.

2. Supervises inmates in county jail in accordance with established policies, regulations and procedures while assuming responsibility for all needs (physical, medical, etc.) of the prisoners during detention; issues medications as prescribed by physicians.

3. Performs various tasks associated with inmate admissions; books prisoners; reviews offense status and classification (violent, non-violent, etc.) to determine appropriate level of security and confinement; performs releases and required by court order; conducts strip searches.

4. Observes conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes; searches inmates and cells for contraband articles; patrols assigned areas for evidence of forbidden activities, infractions of rules and unsatisfactory attitudes or adjustment of prisoners, and reports observations to supervisor; performs inmate supervision during recreation and meal periods.

5. Inspects locks, grills, doors and gates for tampering; conducts cell “shake-downs” and inspections; employs various forms of discipline as needed to maintain order among prisoners, if necessary.

6. Supervises prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prisons, work details, or other points, traveling by automobile or public transportation as required; locks prisoner(s) in cell after searching for weapons, valuables or drugs.

7. Secures all valuables and/or belongings and follows standard procedures designated for the disposing or maintaining of the same; orders and serves meals to prisoners and provides or obtains medical aid if needed; administers medication as prescribed by doctor.

8. Prepares arrest records including reports, bookings, releases, fingerprinting and mug shot photography (identifying the prisoner and charge against him/her); assists in the maintenance of various records and information reporting materials and data base.

9. Supervises trustees or prisoners on general work details inside and outside of jail; performs general maintenance of jail facility and environs; repairs safety and security devices; cleans and sanitizes cells; maintains inmate recreation area and equipment.

10. May participate in extradition transports; moves inmates to and from various interstate locations.

11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. Education and Experience:
A. Graduation from high school plus successful completion of Academy training leading to the acquisition of a Correctional Officer Certification;
AND
B. No experience necessary.

2. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Some knowledge of the fundamentals of proper search and seizure; federal, state and local laws and regulations related to jail activities; dispatch communication equipment; basic principles of psychology and sociology; elementary first aid techniques and procedures.

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain working relationships with inmates, the public and other departments; restrain physically violent prisoners; react quickly to various situations under conditions of stress.

3. Special Qualifications
Must have successfully completed the Corrections Academy and be certified as a Correctional Officer.
Must work on-call 24 hours.
Must receive 40 hours annual training to maintain certification.
Must pass a background investigation.
Must possess a valid New Mexico Driver’s License and undergo periodic State DMV license status verification.
Must pass FEMA/NIMS and ICS courses as required for the position, within a time frame designated by administration

4. Work Environment:

Functions of the position generally performed in a controlled environment. Occasional travel. Many functions of the work pose high degree of hazard uncertainty. Physical readiness and conditioning may be a condition of job retention. Various levels of mental application required, i.e., memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving. Continuous use of motor skills. Periodic exposure to the presence of blood borne or airborne pathogens.

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