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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.

Appraisal Technician (Temporary)

posted Sep 21, 2021, 10:03 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Appraisal Technician                                                                   Job Code:              314

Division:          Residential Property                                                                    Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Assessor                                                                                    Last Revised:      

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of entry level para-professional property assessment duties related to the appraisal of improved and unimproved rural, residential, commercial, industrial, mobile home, livestock and personal property to determine market value for county tax purposes.  Performs all appraisal duties in a training capacity.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under close to general guidance and direction of the Chief Appraiser or assigned certified appraiser.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Real Property Appraisal: As a “Note Taker” assists in the reappraisal and new appraisal efforts of residential, commercial and rural properties to arrive at estimated fair market value; records appraisal information on standardized report forms; interviews persons familiar with property, takes measurements and makes sketches of the same; inspects property for construction, condition, and functional design; takes photos and compiles data according to established procedures; processes appraisal results.

 

2.        Performs public relations in the process of conducting appraisals; travels through designated areas being alert to new construction and land development; researches building permits records, sales and leases, plat and tax rolls; locates new property developments, contacts property owners to arrange for appraisals.

 

3.        Surveys and reviews applications for construction and building permits; uses specific methods in order to determine taxable value; operates computer and printer to obtain results needed for fair taxation; enters property values as needed.

 

4.        Processing appraisal results;  surveys county building activity for new construction or improvements;  reviews application for construction and building permits as needed to schedule appraisals;  assists in the development of changes in "Land Value Guideline Book";  enters field data into laptop computer for transfer into primary data server.

 

5.        Customer Service: Provides daily customer service; responds to calls and provides counter assistance to the public; responds to questions from the public or defers the same to supervisor.

 

6.        Performs as first level contact for property owners seeking tax exemptions, i.e., churches, charitable organizations, “Head of Family”, “Veteran’s”, “65 & Older”, “Low Income”, “disabled” etc; provides information and instruction regarding application process and eligibility requirements; assists applicants with the veteran’s/widow tax exemption and tax reduction process; performs document audits to verify eligibility.

 

7.        May assist in the annual preparation and mailing of valuation notices; apprises property owner of protest and appeal procedures.

 

8.        Follows established process as needed to perform changes of title, refinancing, move-ins, move-outs, etc., related to mobile home properties.

 

9.        Maintains addresses on all assessment records.

 

10.     Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A.             Graduation from high school;

AND

B.             One (1) year of responsible experience performing the above or related duties;

OR

C.            An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

 

Appraisal Technician, page 2

2.             Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Some knowledge of terminology unique to the appraisal field;  current principles, procedures, techniques and approaches to value used in the appraisal of real property;  public relations and interviewing methods; inter-relationship with other county offices;  technical report writing; interpersonal communication skills. Some knowledge of blue print reading; drafting principles and terminology; county geography.

 

Ability to visually observe the details of property and arrive at a accurate and equitable appraisal; apply appropriate methods of valuation; make mathematical calculations in determining percentages, volumes, areas, acreage,  etc.; ability to read legal descriptions, deeds, plat books, maps, and blue prints; operate a variety of tools and equipment i.e. calculator, computer, typewriter, camera, drafting instruments, measuring devices, etc.; communicate effectively verbally and in writing;   develop and maintain effective working relationship with the public, fellow employees, and supervisors;  follow written and verbal instructions; interpret, develop and analyze cost manual.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

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

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

Incumbent of the position performs generally in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls.  Frequent travel and exposure to outside weather conditions. Tasks require variety of physical activities, periodically involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching. Talking, hearing and seeing essential to job performance.    Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking.

Equipment Operator I

posted Sep 21, 2021, 7:48 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Equipment Operator I                                                                  Job Code:            1117 

Division:          Operations                                                                                  Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Road                                                                                          Last Revised:      

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs entry level and semi-skilled tasks in the operations and maintenance of light and heavy duty equipment as needed to construct, maintain, or repair county roads and service systems.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the close supervision of the Road Supervisor or Road Foreman.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Operates trucks, dump trucks and pups, snow plow and sanders in hauling, plowing and cleaning streets and highways; repairs and replaces highway markers and road signs; operates mower to clear and maintain weed growth; controls tree growth in the right-of-ways.

 

2.        Performs pre-trip inspection to ensure safe operations of trucks and equipment per regulations.

 

3.        Operates specialized heavy equipment such as dozer, and medium equipment such as backhoe, front-end loader, water wagon, oiling truck; operates sweeper, chipper, roller, tractor, and other similar equipment in the maintenance, construction and repair of county road system; monitors flood control channels to prevent blockage, clears culverts of debris; repairs pot holes, highway shoulders, lays road cover and gravel.

 

4.        Operates loader to move materials into dump trucks and hoppers, set and back-fill structures and pipes to repair erosion and washouts, and dig out bad road materials.

 

5.        Checks and services assigned equipment; performs routine maintenance and emergency repairs; reports mechanical problems to supervisor and the shop for repair; operates a variety of hand and power tools in performing general maintenance of vehicles and equipment; may assist in the fabrication of equipment parts.

 

6.        Performs diverse duties as needed to assist in the operation of rock crusher; assists in the stockpiling of gravel, chips and rock utilized in building road base and surfacing.

 

7.        Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALFICATIONS

 

1.                    Education and Experience:

 

A.             Sufficient education and training to demonstrate an aptitude or ability to perform above and related duties;

AND

B.             One (1) years of experience in operation and maintenance of medium and heavy sized equipment;

OR

C.            An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 


 

Equipment Operator I, page 2

 

2.             Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Limited to working knowledge of various light to heavy equipment; hazards and safety precautions related to construction and equipment operation; traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations; construction methods and procedures typical to county service systems; equipment parts and preventive maintenance for the same.

 

Trainee to entry level skill in the operation of heavy mechanized equipment as required by the position, i.e., Roller, Sweeper, Chipper Box, 10-Wheel Dump, Loader, Belly Dump, Track Loader, Cat/Dozer, Road Grader, Sanders, Water Truck, etc.

 

Ability to operate simple to complex heavy duty equipment; operate heavy equipment in various conditions; perform manual tasks for sustained periods of time; perform minor equipment maintenance and repair; follow written and verbal instructions; read and understand prints and plans; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, the public and supervisors.

 

A performance examination will be required to demonstrate the incumbent can operate the equipment needed to perform the essential functions.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

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

Must possess a valid New Mexico Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Class “B”) and undergo periodic State DMV license status verification.

Will be required to pass a performance test, which will consist of actual operation of construction and maintenance equipment.

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, and lifting.  Aspects of the work require talking, hearing and seeing. Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and some creative problem solving.  Continuous travel in automobile or heavy equipment required in job performance.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THIS POSITION

This is the first of a two-level series in the laborer job family.

 

Distinguishing features of this description:

 

This is an entry level position. At this level the incumbent receives instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise. This work involves steps, processes, and/or methods that require the application of established processes, policies and procedures. The incumbent exercises initiative and judgment in distinguishing amongst routine variables and identifying the applicable standards. Work is performed under direct supervision with new tasks explained in detail. As experience increases and tasks become familiar, work is performed under more general supervision.

Laborer I

posted Sep 21, 2021, 7:47 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Laborer I                                                                                 Job Code:            1121         

Division:          Operations                                                                               Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Road                                                                                       Last Revised:         

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs entry level heavy physical labor, routine and semi-skilled tasks as needed to assist in the completion of various road department projects.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the close supervision of the foreman.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Performs manual labor such as loading and unloading trucks. Performs routine and/or preventative cleaning tasks to include, buildings, roads, parking lots, and yards. Performs tasks requiring the use of a variety of hand tools and energized equipment such as picks, shovels, rakes, chain saws, jack hammers, and other medium equipment. Cleans, maintains, and stores assigned tools and equipment.

 

2.        Operates road equipment to load materials into dump trucks and hoppers, to repair erosion and washouts, dig out bad road material, clean drainage channels, ditches, and medians and to remove snow from road.

 

3.        Completes minor repairs on equipment such as repairing flats and replacing lights.

 

4.        Performs preventive maintenance on vehicles by changing oil and filters, greasing parts, checking and changing batteries, checking radiator and tire pressure, inspecting transmission fluids, and washing cars.

 

5.        Operates equipment by performing snow removal and hauling garbage, supplies, and fuel to its destinations.

 

6.        Works the grader for mixing materials on the platform and roadway, blades unpaved roads, pulls ditches, reshapes shoulders, and removes asphalt mats.

 

7.        Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A.             Sufficient education and training to demonstrate an aptitude or ability to perform above and related duties;

AND

 

B.             One (1) year of general construction or general work experience;

 

OR

 

C.            An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 


Laborer, page 2

 

 

2.             Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Some knowledge of various light to heavy equipment;  hazards and safety precautions related to construction and equipment operation;  traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations;  construction methods and procedures typical to county service systems;  equipment parts and preventive maintenance for the same.

 

Some Skill in operation of medium and heavy equipment.

 

Ability to operate simple to complex equipment in various conditions;  perform manual tasks for sustained periods of time;  perform minor equipment maintenance and repair;  follow written and verbal instructions;  read and understand prints and plans;  communicate effectively, verbally and in writing;  ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, the public and supervisors.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

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

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

 

Demonstrate the ability to operate a single-axle dump truck, small tractor, roller, loader, and mower.

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, and lifting.  Talking, hearing and seeing required to safely perform essential functions.  Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and some creative problem solving.  Continuous travel in automobile or heavy equipment required in job performance.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THIS POSITION

This is the first of a two-level series in the laborer job family.

 

Distinguishing features of this description:

 

At this level the incumbent receives instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise. This work involves steps, processes, and/or methods that require the application of established processes, policies and procedures. The incumbent exercises initiative and judgment in distinguishing amongst routine variables and identifying the applicable standards. Work is performed under direct supervision with new tasks explained in detail. As experience increases and tasks become familiar, work is performed under more general supervision.

Custodial Maintenance Worker (Part time)

posted Aug 30, 2021, 1:50 PM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Custodial Maintenance Worker                                                     Job Code:              920

Division:          Operations                                                                                  Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Facilities Management                                                                 Last Revised:      

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of entry level unskilled and semi-skilled duties as needed to assure proper cleaning and routine maintenance of county facilities.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the close to general supervision of the Grounds/Equipment Supervisor.

 

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Performs facility care and cleaning tasks such as vacuuming, mopping, floor stripping and refinishing, carpet cleaning, auto scrubbing, etc.

 

2.        Monitors custodial supplies and materials inventory; apprises supervisor of shortages.

 

3.        Sweeps, buffs, dusts, strips, washes, and polishes hard surface floors;  washes and cleans walls, door frames, doors, and glass; empties and cleans waste receptacles; cleans disinfects and sanitizes rest room sinks and bowls; washes windows;  vacuums and shampoos carpets and entry rugs and mats;  maintains work closets and monitors availability of supplies.

 

4.        Operates various cleaning equipment such as power buffer, carpet extraction machine, etc.; mixes chemicals as needed to perform specialized cleaning functions.

 

5.        Performs general facility security checks; checks door locks and other systems for proper operation; opens and closes doors, allowing access to facilities during regular work hours.

 

6.        Performs various logistical and minor maintenance duties;  sets up for special events, moves tables, chairs, and podiums;  assembles tables and miscellaneous furniture upon delivery, signs for deliveries; assists in performing general maintenance;  replaces burned out lamps; performs routine plumbing and repairs.

 

7.        Empties recycling receptacles; ensures proper processing of recyclable materials.

 

8.        Operates motorized vehicles for outside landscape for mowing lawns and grounds maintenance.

 

9.        Provides basic assistance to the general public directing them to various offices and locations within the facilities.

 

10.     Performs related duties as assigned.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.        Education and Experience:

A.                   Graduation from high school or GED;

AND

 

                                             B.         One (1) year of general work experience preferably performing above or related duties.

OR

                                             C.         An equivalent combination of education and experience

 

2.             Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Some knowledge of procedures, tools, equipment and materials used in custodial work; safety practices of custodial work and use of cleaning agents and equipment; light painting and carpentry jobs.

 

Ability to operate tools and equipment used in custodial work; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to perform heavy lifting and other duties requiring moderate physical strength; decipher label warnings and instructions. Ability to develop working relationship with other employees and supervisor(s).

Custodial Maintenance Worker, page 2

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

Must possess a 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:

 

                Incumbent of the position performs both indoor and outdoor physically demanding duties.  Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as lifting, walking, and standing, stooping, reaching, hearing and seeing.   Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity required. Bending, stooping, working on ladders, scaffolding, etc.; working in outside adverse weather conditions. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, and emotional stability and discriminating thinking, guided problem solving.  May be required to lift if excess of 50 pounds in normal course of job performance. On call to respond to emergency situations.

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.

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