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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

posted Oct 12, 2017, 8:46 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.

Clerk Cashier I

posted Oct 12, 2017, 7:51 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Clerk Cashier I                                                                            Job Code:              621

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     County Treasurer                                                                        Last Revised:       

 

Performs a variety of entry level complex clerical tasks as needed to expedite the mailing, collecting, and receipting of county property tax; may assist with the issuance of tax notices and recording of tax remittances as required by law of the office of County Treasurer.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general supervision of the Assistant County Treasurer.  May receive close supervision from Clerk Cashier II while in training or on a project-by-project basis.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Public Relations: Responds to requests for information from the public regarding;  tax amounts, charges and fines, segregation of property, addresses of property owners, legal descriptions and questions concerning the tax laws defined by New Mexico Code; contacts taxpayers by telephone and/or in writing concerning payment errors. Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with the public, representatives of the community, consumers, employees and the governing body & co-workers. 

 

2.        Customer Service, Collections and Receipting: Collects tax payments, fines, fees, forfeitures, grants, reimbursements and public funds received by County departments paid to the county over the counter and through mail, and credit cards and same.

 

3.        Performs general money management duties related to balancing cash drawers; reviews and reconciles all payments for accuracy and completeness and prepares deposits daily. Accountable and accuracy affects multiple work groups. Employee share responsibility with the supervisor.

 

4.        Conducts records search as requested by banks and mortgage companies, provides and completes necessary documentation as requested; processes requests from mortgage companies for tax bills, updates records; provides mortgage companies with necessary documentation of tax amount or escrow collections.

4.

5.        Assures statutory time and completion deadlines are adhered to; coordinates with other office staff as needed to assist. Collects and receipts pre-payments on all properties, including personal property and mobile homes; issues receipts for verification of taxes paid.

5.

6.        Follows established procedures in handling late payments; searches for prior year delinquency; apprises taxpayer of additional fees or fines and balances owed; conducts follow-up on refund letters as required.  Shreds imaged checks daily – first in/first out - in compliance with required 30 day retention.  Scans daily work documents, clerk’s window batches and saves on disc for future research & audit requests.

 

7.        Assists in conducting extensive research of accounts having delinquent taxes.

 

8.        Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A.                   Graduation from high school or GED certification;

AND

B.             One (1) year of experience in data entry, i.e. payments, collections, finances, accounting or performing above or related duties;

OR

C.            An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Skill in the use of personal computer; telephone etiquette and interpersonal communications.

 

Ability to operate a variety of types of office equipment such as personal computer, mainframe terminal, adding machine, calculator, typewriter, etc.; perform basic mathematical functions quickly and accurately; read and understand county legal documents; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to train and oversee the work of others, develop effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, elected officials and the public; work effectively in a typical office environment.

Clerk/Cashier I, page 2

 

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

               

Must be fluent in English (written & verbal).  Secondary language is preferred (Spanish).

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

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

                Must be bondable.

Must be able to write legibly.

Must be able to operate 10-key by touch.

 

*No history of felony/misdemeanor convictions – Subject to criminal background check, drug testing, driving record check physical test.

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls.  Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, 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, and emotional stability, discriminating thinking.

 

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

 

Distinguishing features of this series:

 

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 policies and procedures. The incumbent exercises initiative and judgment in distinguishing amongst 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.

Homemaker

posted Sep 20, 2017, 11:47 AM 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.

Solid Waste Attendant

posted Jul 31, 2017, 8:41 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Solid Waste Attendant                                                                 Job Code:             1310

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Solid Waste                                                                                Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Perform a variety of first-line public contact duties as needed to authorize admittance into collection center; monitors punch cards and waste to assure compliance with facility regulations.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the close to general supervision of Solid Waste Director.

 

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Checks the punch card for each vehicle entering facility; determines the size of vehicle and type of material being hauled; maintains log sheets.

 

2.        Advises customers of Collection Center Rules and Regulations; responds to inquiries concerning these rules/regulations; directs customers to the proper landfill area.

 

3.        Conducts random checks of vehicle loads; visually inspects loads for prohibited waste and reports violations.

 

 

4.        Performs miscellaneous duties to include answering the telephone, unlocking and securing gates in the morning and evening, and maintaining a clean office environment; operates a two-way radio.

 

5.        Assists in organizing and maintaining manuals; obtains and updates documents and policies.

 

6.         Acts as the attendant on-call.

 

7.        Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.                    Education & 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.        Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Working knowledge of collection center protocols and procedures, the type of waste that is accepted at the station, working with the public; department processes for transferring the solid waste.

 

Skill in basic mathematics to handle required calculations; customer service; dealing with angry patrons.

 

Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work activities; handle money transactions; utilize and understand computer applications as necessary in completion of daily assignments;  work unsupervised and accept responsibility for actions; communicate effectively with staff and public; compile, organize, prepare and maintain an assortment of records, reports and information in an effective manner and according to departmental and/or government regulation; use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations; plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities; comprehend and apply regulations and procedures of department Communicate via radio; follow written and verbal instructions; communicate both verbally and in writing; excellent customer service skills; read and understand rules and regulations; follow written and verbal instructions, communicate both verbally and in writing; computer skills; be able to read and understand rules and regulations.


 

Solid Waste Attendant, page 2

 

 

3.        Special Qualifications

 

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

Must be trained in personal protective equipment, i.e., hard hats, goggles, hearing protection, vests, etc.

 

4.        Work Environment

 

Regularly walk, stand, stoop and bend.  Occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing 100 pounds or more.  Ascend or descend ladders, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like.  Walk, stand, crouch, or run (move quickly) on narrow slippery, or erratically moving surfaces sometimes for sustained periods of time. Work for sustained periods of time maintaining concentrated attention to detail.  Shovel and remove snow and ice when necessary. Work is performed for sustained periods outdoors and occasionally in hot, cold, or inclement weather; work may be performed around very noisy equipment; Work exposes employee to conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dusts, mists, gases and poor ventilation; work exposes employee to possible bodily injury from moving mechanical parts of equipment, tools or machinery as well as unknown and dangerous conditions; Work may require use of protective devices such as hard hats, vests, goggles and gloves and hearing protection; Work exposes incumbent to known and unknown dangerous conditions.

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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