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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.

Assistant Cook (Magdalena Center)

posted Sep 19, 2018, 7:27 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

 

Job Title:          Assistant Cook                                                                           Job Code:             235

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Senior Services                                                                          Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of entry level duties involved in the preparation of meals for the Senior Center meals program.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general guidance and direction of lead cook.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Assists the lead cook and site manager with preparing daily meals for the Senior Center and Meals on Wheels programs; prepares the side dishes for the daily menus; completes daily food preparation; prepares meals for transport by packing food; covers for the lead cook in his or her absence. 

 

2.        Completes kitchen duties by cleaning cooking areas, ovens, stoves, counter tops, and floors; maintains kitchen logs; maintains the cleaning of the grease traps and stove hoods.

 

3.        Ensures dishes are washed, cleaned, and stored; cleans pots and pans; assists with getting ready for food deliveries.

 

4.        Sets-up for meals, gets dishes ready for food placement,  retrieves package food and displays on tables, assists with packing food for delivery, replenishes supplies.

 

5.        Performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A. One (1) year of work experience in in meal preparation, preferably with experience in group meal preparation.

           

OR

B.  An Equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Working knowledge of group meal preparation; the requirements, regulations, and standards for a Senior Meal Program and kitchen; AAA policies; understands and adheres to County personnel policies, Senior Meal Program regulations, Senior Center policies and food handling requirements.

Ability to follow written instructions, prepare food in a timely manner, operate a stove, use a cutting knife, and follow recipes, work closely with other agency personnel; communicate effectively; deal tactfully with the public; assist with  maintaining an efficient, orderly kitchen; prepare meals according to directions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors and peers; comprehend and follow instructions; make arithmetic calculations accurately at an acceptable speed; prioritize concurrent demands; work independently; maintain a courteous, helpful manner; work in a team environment; use word processing [Microsoft Word or WordPerfect] and spreadsheet software [Microsoft Excel] programs.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

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

                Current Food Handler Permit and New Mexico Driver’s License.

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

 

 

                                                         

Assistant Cook, page 2

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

Working with the aging population; lifting food containers; walking on a variety of terrains while carrying items or assisting clients. Standing, walking, bending, sitting, stretching, regularly lifting 25-50 lbs. Exposure to all types of weather. 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 Sergeant I

posted Sep 13, 2018, 12:39 PM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Detention Sergeant I                                                                   Job Code:             715

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Detention                                                                                    Last Revised:        03/18

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of supervisory, and full performance level detention officer duties related to the security, safety, order, operation and maintenance of county detention facilities, including incarceration and detention of prisoners.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

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

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

Provides close supervision to Corporals, Officers-In-Charge and Detention Officer(s) II or I.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Supervises assigned staff; prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects, counsels, coaches, trains and instructs employees; schedules staff and calls out additional officers to cover shifts or emergencies; approves days off; monitors detention staff to ensure policies are being followed; instructs and makes changes to improve performance.

 

2.        Prepares and maintains a variety of reports as requested by administration; prepares a variety of daily reports, including post assignments, briefing sheets, impaction sheets, count sheets and laundry sheets; prepares periodic reports, including incident reports, behavior reports, transport reports, court reports and disciplinary reports.

 

3.        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; assists with processing of inmate grievances; oversees the emergency response team.

 

4.        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.

 

5.        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.

 

6.        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.

 

7.        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.

 

8.        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.

 

9.        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.

 

10.     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.

 

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

 

 

12.     Performs other related duties as required.

 

Detention Sergeant, page 2

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A.     Graduation from High School or GED certification.

 

B.     Law Enforcement, Detention or Correctional Officer Certified;

AND

C.    Two (2) years of experience performing above duties and two years supervisory experience;

OR

D.    An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Working 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 manager staff, 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; to deescalate hostile or stressful situations .

 

3.             Special Qualifications

 

Must be certified as a Law Enforcement, Correctional or Detention 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

                Complete designated LocalGovU curriculum within one-year time period.

 

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

Functions of the position generally performed in a controlled environment.  Frequent 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, e.g. 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.

Deputy Sheriff (certified)

posted Sep 7, 2018, 8:23 AM by DA Walsh

GENERAL PURPOSE

 Performs working 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 1.                    Education and Experience:

 A.     Graduation from High School or GED certification, plus successful completion of  Police Officers Standards and Training Academy. AND

B.     Two (2) years of experience performing deputy sheriff or related duties;

OR

C.    An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2.             Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working 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

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.

Clinical Supervisor

posted Aug 28, 2018, 2:59 PM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Clinical Supervisor                                                                      Job Code:            

Division:          Program Services                                                                       Effective Date:    08/18

Department:     Community Alternatives Programs                                               Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Under the direction of the Socorro County DWI/ Alternatives Program Coordinator, assists in overseeing and supervising treatment staff and regulating overall clinical performance of the program. Performs a variety of full performance level, licensed professional duties related to the diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of groups and individuals. Works with the Director to identify problems and implement new programs or techniques to improve treatment facilities.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general administrative and managerial direction of the Community Alternatives/DWI Program Director

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

Will oversee treatment staff, programing, and facilities located within the program.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

·        Ensure compliance with all Local, State, Federal rules, and regulations and to do so within the allocated budget for the program

·        Responsible for overseeing and developing the program's treatment facilities through tasks such as hiring, evaluating, scheduling, and supervision of treatment staff.

·        Plan, develop, coordinate and supervise the delivery of client care services.

·        Keep the program Director informed about treatment program, and any new developments that may occur.

·        Will provide professional recommendations to improve or facilitate change of the treatment program.

·        Diagnosis Alcohol Drug/Addiction and establishes a treatment plan. Provides therapeutic mental health and substance abuse treatment services; counsels and advises individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug or other problems related to addition; completes intakes, assessments, and levels of recommended care according to various assessment tools.

·        Assesses and diagnosis clients; determines what kind of treatment to offer, making treatment plans with measurable objectives; assists with accessing additional services for clients; works with outside agencies to obtain services for clients.

·        Provides ongoing analysis of treatment and education and develops programming to be consistent with best practices for evidence-based treatment modalities; counsels with individuals, families, couples, or groups; engages in prevention programs; assists with coordinating preventative treatment programs.

·        Provides written and verbal communication with the courts, allied agencies, and case managers on client’s progress in treatment; documents treatment plans and case progress.

·        Complies with all rules and regulations set forth by any outside agency or programs that may be used to assist with treatment.

·         Performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from college with a Master’s degree with course background in Addiction Counseling;

AND

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

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Working knowledge of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V; abnormal psychology, mental health, alcoholism and drug abuse; methods of treatment for mental health disorders and/or alcohol and drug abuse problems; agencies and organizations that provide services to persons with mental health disorders, alcohol, and drug abuse; principles and techniques of behavior assessment and modifications; psychotherapeutic techniques and methods; crises intervention techniques, ethical issues related to counseling and patient rights; Diagnostic Services Manual for Mental Disorders; professional treatment standards and appropriate client and staff boundaries; relationships between various factors affecting program services, such as economic, political, sociological, legal, etc.; county operations and inter-relationships of county departments; general office maintenance and practices; business and technical writing; interpersonal communication skills; public relations. Some knowledge of the art of negotiation and conflict management.  Some skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving; leadership and organizational behavior management; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with State, Federal, and other local officials, elected officials, subordinate staff, and County residents. Skill in the operation of PC Computer, calculator, fax machine, copy machine, telephone.

Licensed Alcohol Drug/Addiction Counselor

Ability to tactfully and effectively work with treatment agencies and with other organizations that interface with the alcohol treatment of mental disorders and substance abuse service systems; exercise initiative, independent judgment and to act resourcefully under varying conditions; operate personal computer (windows) in utilizing various programs to produce or compose formal documents, reports and records; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

 

            

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

 Must be a Licensed Alcohol Drug Addiction Counselor (LADAC). Must pass a background investigation and complete training, maintain job knowledge through continuing education related to alcohol and drug abuse.

 

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, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching and lifting (30 lb). Essential functions generally require communications such as talking, hearing and seeing. 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 some creative problem solving. Periodic local travel is essential to job performance. Some exposure to threat of injury and stress associated with youth and adult legal offenders.

Homemaker

posted Aug 16, 2018, 2:17 PM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Homemaker                                                                               Job Code:              238

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:    08/16

Department:     Senior Services                                                                          Last Revised:      08/16

 

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.       Personal Care: bathing, oral hygiene, grooming, dressing, skin care etc.

2.       Light Transfers & Mobility: standby assistance, transferring, and repositioning.

3.       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).

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

5.       Assisting in self-administrations of medications: Open medicine bottles & prepare water. NEVER PHYSICALLY GIVE CLIENT MEDICATIONS

6.       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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14.    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.

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

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

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

18.    May assist with preparing lunches for home deliveries.

19.    May assist with office paperwork

20.    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.

Senior Center Services Tech

posted Aug 16, 2018, 2:15 PM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Senior Center Services Tech                                                       Job Code:              231

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:    01/16

Department:     Senior Services                                                                          Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs services for the seniors at Socorro, Magdalena and Veguita Centers as needed in various capacities.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

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

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Provides the transporting of food to customers; counts and loads food in containers into vehicle; delivers meals to assigned destination.

2.        Delivers catered meals to Senior Centers on a daily basis; returns cooking pans to main center;

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

4.        Inspects vehicle, checking lights, tires, horn, emergency equipment and exterior for damage. Reports equipment damage or failure. Fuels and cleans vehicle. Provides maintenance of vehicle and vehicle monthly logs.

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

6.        May assist with preparing lunches for home deliveries.

7.        May assist with custodial duties such as cleaning the centers,

8.        May assist in the kitchen with cooking duties

9.        May assist with office paperwork

10.     May complete other errands.

11.     Performs other related duties as required

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A. Six (6) months of work experience in a position with related driving.

           

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; operate a variety of vehicles; work effectively during periods of inclement weather and/or adverse road conditions; drive safely and effectively in high stress situations involving traffic or customers; exercise good analytical judgment; follow operating policies and procedures; relate to customers of diverse backgrounds; sense direction and location of addresses; 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 pass FEMA/NIMS and ICS courses as required for the position, within a time frame designated by administration

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

                Must possess or obtain a current Food Handler Permit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Senior Services Tech, page 2

 

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

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

Working with the aging population, lifting food containers in and out of truck, 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 25-50 lbs.. Exposure to all types of weather. 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.

Finance Director

posted Aug 16, 2018, 7:43 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Finance Director                                                                         Job Code:              1000

Division:          Administration                                                                             Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Finance                                                                                      Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of professional, administrative and managerial duties related to planning, directing, organizing, and controlling the functions of the finance department.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general supervision of the County Manager.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

Provides general supervision directly or through assigned supervisor(s) to the finance clerk, chief procurement officer, and accounts payable clerk.

 

1.        Directs personnel and delegates assignments; reviews performance and makes decisions affecting job retention, advancement and discipline; participates in the recruitment and selection of department staff; develops and conducts staff training; determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations; issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures; monitors staff customer service efforts and generally directs staff activities to achieve effective customer relations.

 

2.        Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems; evaluates reports, decisions and results of department in relation to established goals. Prepares and organizes policies, systems, procedures and practices necessary to the successful departmental operations. Seeks to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed

 

3.        Coordinates the development and preparation of the county-wide budget; coordinates budget development process with various county department heads; forecasts revenues and expenditures; provides the county manager, commission and department heads with information and recommendations for efficient fiscal administration; recommends rules, regulations, policies and procedures and implements the same upon approval; assures county fiscal activities conform to statutory and generally accepted accounting principles;.

 

4.        Manages county cash flow processes; tracks and monitors various cash balances; prepares budget adjustments as required; manages county cash accounts; performs general budget analysis related to revenues, expenditures, capital improvement projects, grant related projects, ending balances, etc.; performs various monthly tasks, i.e., processing budget adjustment requests, investment reports, financial statements, gross revenue reports, etc.; directs and participates in the monthly and quarterly preparation of various reports required by the State Department of Finance and Administration.

 

5.        Coordinates annual external audit; directs and coordinates year-end closing functions; posts fund transfers, posts auditors entries, posts adjusting journal entries; prepares and publishes annual financial report and historical reports; serves as internal auditor; examines and verifies the accuracy of all reports, bonds, papers, vouchers and accounts including various federal funding accounts; monitoring billing and collection procedures and assures county-wide compliance to established budgets;

 

6.        Directs and manages financial and accounting activities related to grants awarded to the county; assures proper and timely reporting of fund utilization; assures compliance with grant stipulations, requirements, and state/federal laws, rules and regulations; coordinates timely requests for grant disbursements for various programs, i.e., HUD, etc.; oversees financial administration of special funds or accounts, i.e., Fire Protection Funds, EMS Funds, and Fire Excise Funds as allocated to Fire Districts.

 

7.        Directs and manages purchasing and requisition system; monitors revenues and expenditures and apprises management of revenue shortfalls, expenditure overruns and non-compliance situations; accounts for the proper administration of purchase orders, requisitions, vouchers and contracts and assures compliance with state/federal laws, rules and regulations.

 

8.        Directs county-wide procurement practices; assures proper competitive pricing and bidding for contracts, services, purchases; oversees the ongoing education and training of county staff related to procurement policy, practices and procedures.

 

9.        Oversees accounts payable and receivable processes; plans, organizes and supervises the process for receiving and disbursing county finances as well as maintaining complete and accurate records of all financial transactions; creates accounts and sub-accounts as needed to monitor fund allocations and disbursements; monitors and reviews fund balances; directs or delegates the preparation of billings for solid waste accounts receivable and other customer accounts, i.e., rental payments, fines, fees, and various charges billed to outside agencies.

 

10.     Reviews payroll processing and accounting for proper expensing to appropriate ledger accounts; assures all payroll actions are supported by proper documentation and authorization and is responsible for uploading payroll into banking system for direct deposit distribution.

Finance Director, page 2

 

11.     Coordinates and assists in the management and maintenance of the county-wide information management system; supervises staff engaged in the installation and maintenance of county hardware, i.e., servers, network, and related computers with peripherals; monitors various communications accounts, telephone usage, etc. to assure employee compliance with county policies.

 

12.     Directs the management of the county asset control program; participates in the development of county-wide asset management system; assures that all equipment and assets are properly identified and assigned to proper departments; assures integrity of asset accountability by performing periodic asset audits and directs the maintenance of related records as needed.

 

13.     Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education and Experience:

 

A.             Graduation from college with a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related;

AND

B.             Six (6) years of responsible experience related to above duties; three (3) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity;

OR

                C.            An equivalent combination of education or experience.

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Thorough knowledge of generally accepted government accounting principles practices and procedures (GAAFR, GAAP and GASB); public finance and fiscal planning; county organizations and department operations including applicable laws and regulations; internal control principles and methods of application; budgeting, accounting and related statistical procedures; State Benefits Management System, various revenue sources available to local governments including state and federal sources; local investment options and opportunities;  procurement policies and practices; general office maintenance and practices; basic personnel management practices and procedures; computer accounting applications and various software financial programs;  business and technical writing;  operation of standard office equipment;  mathematics and advanced accounting;  interpersonal communication skills and telephone etiquette; public relations.  Considerable knowledge of computer technologies; special budget program requirements such as State Fire Protection, etc.; principles of management, supervision and employee motivation.

 

Considerable skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving; leadership and organizational behavior management; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with State, Federal, and other local officials, elected officials, subordinate staff, and County residents. Skill in the operation of PC Computer, calculator, fax machine, copy machine, telephone.

 

Ability to analyze a variety of financial problems and make recommendations; analyze complex accounting problems and make standard adjustments; prepare and analyze complex financial reports; operate various types of standard office equipment such as typewriter, 10 key calculator, keyboard, etc.;  operate personal computer (windows) in utilizing various programs to produce or compose formal documents, reports and records;  communicate effectively verbally and in writing;   develop effective working relationships with executive management, elected officials, supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

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

Must maintain annual training requirements and participate in courses provided by New Mexico Department of Finance and the New Mexico Association of Counties. Must be bondable.

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

Typical office setting with typical climate controls.  Tasks require a variety of physical activities such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, which do not generally require muscular strain.  Job functions normally require talking, hearing and seeing.   Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required for most essential functions.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.

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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