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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.

Facilities Director

posted Jun 19, 2017, 2:51 PM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Facilities Director                                                                        Job Code:              900

Division:          Administration                                                                             Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Facilities Management                                                                Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of administrative and supervisory duties related to planning, organizing, coordinating, controlling, and directing county-wide general maintenance programs, including, parks, fleet, building and grounds.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general supervision of the County Manager

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

Provides general supervision to department personnel, including facilities park maintenance workers, park maintenance specialist, and maintenance fleet mechanic.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Serves as administrative advisor and liaison to County Manager, committees, and boards as needed to inform and apprise on building, parks, grounds, risk and safety issues; provides technical insight and recommendations related to determining building and grounds policies, goals and objectives; receives directives, evaluates departmental needs, formulates implementation options and strategies, creates action plans with timetables and deadlines.

 

2.        Plans, directs, coordinates and controls the activities of the facilities staff; determines work priorities and delegates assignments to subordinate personnel; supervises staff; provides quality assurance review of work in progress; assures that services delivered by departmental staff meet quality and timeliness standards; assists county departments to identify maintenance, construction, remodeling projects, installations and room conversions; develops cost proposals and makes recommendations for the same; prepares bid specifications for contracted projects; monitors contracted projects to assure quality and timely completion;  acts as project liaison between contractors and county commissioners;  develops and negotiates maintenance contracts for special facilities and/or service needs; enters into working agreements with contractors, monitors contractor performance; acts as project manager for capital improvement projects; coordinates with architects, contractors, etc.

 

3.        Initiates and coordinates with personnel office regarding various personnel actions such as recruitment, advancement, and discipline; manages and evaluates employee performance; hires and fires; delivers professional training and seminars to staff to assure desired work quality, efficiency and effectiveness.

 

4.        Prepares and develops departmental budgets and monitors fiscal controls to assure conformity with established financial constraints; develops bid specifications for projects and equipment acquisitions; oversees the preparation of project plans and specifications, bidding, competency of contractors and vendors, and the selection criteria for building and grounds related public contracts, specifically related to complex mechanical, electrical and plumbing projects; orders equipment and prepares requisitions; manages all department purchasing needs in compliance with public finance and procurement code.

 

5.        Operates personal computer and various program applications to receive, document and track incoming work orders; process work requests; establishes priorities, allocates departmental resources, i.e., staff, equipment and materials; monitors work in progress, records time and resources utilized; creates various reports and communicates departmental status to County Manager, County Commission and other parties as needed.

 

6.        Directs maintenance workers in general parks and environ projects related to repair and maintenance or sprinkling systems, turf management, foliage control, pest control, etc.; monitors playground equipment installation and maintenance; assigns details to maintain grounds and environment; performs and directs the monitoring of facility environmental systems, such as heating, ventilation, plumbing, electrical, etc.

 

7.        Develops county-wide preventive maintenance program; may perform preventive maintenance duties on facility systems and equipment; monitors air conditioning system; domestic hot water systems, boiler, electrical systems, pneumatic controls, electrical and electronic controls, etc.; oversees general custodial programs and projects and assures timely daily cleaning of offices, restrooms, conference rooms, chambers, etc.

 

8.        Performs other related duties as assigned.

          


 

Facility Director, page 2

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A.             Graduation from college with a bachelor degree in construction technology, business administration, public administration, or a related field;

AND

B.             Eight (8) years of experience in a construction, parks, fleet operations, building and grounds management or building contracting, solid waste operations; two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity;

 

OR

C.            An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Thorough knowledge of general architectural engineering principles and practices; legal environment associated with building and grounds operations, i.e., OSHA and ADA; HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, mechanical and electrical engineering, data/communications, landscaping and grounds maintenance; current methods, principles and practices of building construction, maintenance and repair; current practices in park and environ maintenance; equipment and materials used in construction and maintenance operations; legal environment related to safety and risk management practices and principles; current building codes, standards; budget development and financial management;  principles of management and employee supervision; solid waste management and the operation and maintenance of equipment; hazards involved in the operation of heavy equipment. Considerable knowledge of effective practices in floor, carpet, wood work, and fabric care and cleaning; tools, materials, and equipment essential to building maintenance, construction, repair, and cleaning.

 

Considerable skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving.

 

Ability to plan, coordinate, direct and supervise personnel; interpret laws, ordinances and regulations common to building, grounds, safety and risk management operations; keep operating records and prepare reports; to conduct necessary research and compile comprehensive reports; read and understand blueprints; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public; initiate plans and written procedures for the operation of waste disposal facilities; implement engineering plans into long range projects; prepare technical reports and maintain records, operate heavy equipment effectively utilize personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, CAD programs and databases, typewriter, copy machine,  printers, calculator, fax machine, copy machine and telephone;.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

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

Must be or become a Certified Applicator for the control of noxious weeds

Must be or become certified in Vector control and mitigation.

Must be or become licensed in chemical applications related to cleaning, disinfectants and sanitation.

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 in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Outdoor work is required in the inspection of various project sites. Tasks require variety of physical activities, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, and reaching, lifting objects up to 50 pounds. Exposure to wet and/or humid conditions, or airborne particles. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. Essential functions require talking, hearing and seeing.   Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.  Periodic travel required in normal course of job performance and incumbent is required to be on-call.

Administrative Specialist

posted Jun 15, 2017, 7:10 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Administrative Specialist                                                             Job Code:             425

Division:          Administration                                                                             Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Community Alternatives Program                                                 Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of routine administrative support and full performance complex clerical duties designed to expedite administrative functions of the office of the department of Community Alternatives and DWI Program.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the close to general supervision of the Community Alternatives/DWI Program Director.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Provides general secretarial duties for the department; prepares correspondence, memos and related communications for administrative personnel; monitors staff schedules; coordinates meeting attendance; coordinates various operational activities and processes to encourage office efficiency; takes dictation and transcribes letters, memos, etc.; composes communications as requested; coordinates and assists in the planning of special events involving staff, county management, community business leaders, etc.

 

2.        Receipts and logs payments received by probationers; prepare and deliver deposit; track and file court notices, dates, and calendar dates for compliance officers; prepare client paperwork; arrange and take notes for meetings; prepare billing of unpaid screening and probation fees.

 

3.        Assists with Pre-Sentencing Compliance Program processes; performs intake on new PSCP clients; generates client files with all necessary documents; administers random UA testing on PSCP clients (female only, PO for males); conducts daily check-ins, issues travel permits; generates progress reports and violation reports on PSCP clients and delivers file/reports to the judge.

 

4.        Performs client “intake”, generates file and processes compliance intake paperwork; administers drug tests to clients.  

 

5.        Utilizes computer and custom software to enter data related to purchase orders and accounts payable; coordinates non-routine purchasing needs; negotiates prices for supplies; monitors and/or assists in the processing of purchase orders; orders and maintains office supplies; may processes invoices for payment.

 

6.        Types/word processes various reports and documents; reviews content for accuracy and completeness; makes grammatical and technical changes to content as needed; performs routine research and gathers data as needed to compile or complete reports as requested by department head.

 

7.        Monitors travel arrangements for department personnel; contacts travel agencies, airlines or other public transportation companies; schedules travel and delivers travel information to staff.

 

8.         Serves as primary departmental receptionist and operates telephone reception equipment; receives incoming phone calls, answers questions, takes messages, provides factual information, and refers calls to appropriate staff and offices; provides walk-in and calling public with information related to various departmental services; monitors all incoming mail.

 

9.        Performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.        Education and Experience:

 

A.                   Six months of specialized training in general office practices and procedures, PC operation and various software applications;

OR

B.             An equivalent combination of education or experience.

 


 

                                                                                                                                             Administrative Specialist, page 2

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Working knowledge of general office maintenance and practices; filing systems (alpha and numeric), recording and filing procedures and methodologies; letter composition, grammar, spelling and punctuation; operation of personal computer and various software applications, i.e. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.; operation of standard office equipment; basic mathematics; basic accounting or bookkeeping; interpersonal communication skills and telephone etiquette; basic public relations.

 

Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; work independently in meeting various time deadlines and work pressures; effectively deal with stress caused by strict deadlines and work volume; exercise initiative, independent judgment and to act resourcefully under varying conditions; maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive administrative and case information; perform basic mathematical calculations; operate personal computer (windows) in utilizing various programs (MS Word, Excel, Page Maker, Power Point, etc.) to produce or compose formal documents, reports and records; establish and maintain comprehensive records and files; operate standard office equipment; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

Must be able to pass a background check.

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 in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls.  Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, but do require frequent walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching and occasional lifting. Talking, hearing and seeing are essential physical capabilities of the position.   Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required for many tasks.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking.

Laborer 1

posted Feb 22, 2017, 12:45 PM 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.

Equipment Operator I

posted Feb 21, 2017, 2:45 PM 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 “A”) 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.

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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