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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.

Economic Development and Grants Writer

posted Sep 10, 2020, 2:37 PM by Debra Williams-Baker   [ updated Sep 10, 2020, 2:52 PM ]


Economic Development and Grants Writer

 

The County of Socorro is issuing a call to Economic Development Professionals to seek a highly competent and skilled professional to provide professional level assistance to county management in the creation of economic development strategies, research, and implementation of efforts to attract, retain, and grow business and industry in Socorro County.  Consultant for businesses and project developments, provide assistance and consulting services to: finance projects with government issued industrial revenue bonds, taxable and tax-exempt revenue bonds including the coordination with investment banking facilities, underwriters, insurers, investors, municipalities and government entities; and access government financial resources other than operational budgets including community development block grants. Assists in supporting the county’s economic development program and redevelopment activities, including efforts focused on the retention and expansion of existing businesses and efforts to bring in specific targeted businesses to the county.

Interested Economic Development Professional must be able to provide a resume’ detailing:

·        Effectively initiate, formulate design, coordinate, market, implement and monitor various economic development projects; analyze and identify opportunities for additional growth; develop and actively implement economic development strategies; and serve as advisor to staff, business groups, property/business owners and developers.

·        Assist in the development and preparation of the economic development budget.

·        Research, draft, recommend, implement and measure economic development methodologies and report out on using quality tools and systems.

·        Research and provide real-time updates to the supervisor on State and local economic development legislative initiatives.

·        Organize and create various presentation materials which effectively communicate economic development information for the business community, news media and/or public presentations.

·        Analyze and evaluate economic development issues to develop programs and services to meet strategic goals; determine economic development potential and develop and coordinate plans and programs for the acquisition and retention of industry and business in the community.

·        Analyze and interpret business development issues, evaluating alternatives to make logical recommendations based on findings.

 

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: All qualified Economic Development will receive consideration of contract(s) without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.  Questions regarding this request can be made by contacting the Human Resources, Debbie Williams-Baker at 210 Park Street, Socorro, NM 87801, by telephone at (575) 835-0589 or by email at dwilliamsbaker@co.socorro.nm.us

Administrative Assistant (Detention Center)

posted Sep 1, 2020, 9:54 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Administrative Assistant                                                               Job Code:              730

Division:          Administration                                                                             Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Detention                                                                                    Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of full performance, complex clerical duties as needed to provide day-to-day administrative and clerical support for the Detention Center, including, reception functions, department records, inmate accounting, purchasing, or mail service.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general supervision of the Detention Administrator.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Organizes and coordinates office preparation and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Maintains and/or prepares all records, reports, accounts, and other documentation generated in the Detention Center and by deputies, including filing, dissemination of documents, records, reports and general clerical office type work that is required.

 

2.        Provides office management services, including maintaining office records; review and approve supply requisitions; filing and maintaining all SO records and reports; records and maintains computerized records and dates, citations, policy and procedures and budget.

 

3.        Records and maintains minutes of staff meetings; maintains bonding information and takes bonds to and from courts; maintains and keeps courts advised of the status of inmates being housed; prepares and submits billings for government grants; maintains accounts receivable and payable for Jail budget, Commissary budget.

 

4.        Performs receptionist duties and provides information of a general nature or refers others to appropriate staff member; forwards paperwork of prospective visitors, defendants and respondents; processes inmate mail according to established procedures: sort, block, scan, log, distribute, etc.; provides incident reports and related information to the public and the insurance companies.

 

5.        Performs data entry; records documents and computes fees; establishes and maintains files, reports, records, logs, documents;   verifies court dates, monitors disposition of document, manages change in documents and orders; logs disposition and bills for appropriate fees and returns to agencies; receipts and deposits payments; prepares demographic reports documenting inmate counts.

 

6.        Receives and processes records requests from the public and other agencies. Answers telephones, screens calls and determines proper referral. Purchases office supplies, grants received equipment. Maintains and updates all department personnel certified applications and training records including reserves.

 

7.        Makes training and hotel arrangements and maintains all training records for the department. Applies for state and federal grants on behalf of the Detention Center. Establishes and maintains all grant files; documents grant expenditures and monitor grant budgets.

 

8.        Coordinates activities of various office units in order to provide designated functions or services with minimum delay and optimum efficiency and accuracy. Informs personnel of changes or interpretations of laws, codes, programs, policies, or procedures.

 

9.        Receives and processes incoming invoices, verifies for accuracy and forwards to county auditor for payment; receipts all monies associated with the Detention Center, including, but not limited to, accounting of prisoner’s money, fees received from civil paper service, fines, bails, and bonds, etc.; balances cash drawers, prepares bank deposits; composes notices of Sheriff sales and publishes the same according to established legal guidelines.

 

10.     Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A.             Four (4) years of experience performing above or related duties.

Or

B.             An equivalent combination of education and experience.

                                                                                                                               


Administrative Assistant, page 2

 

2.             Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

 

Considerable Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, grammar, spelling, and punctuation, various numeric and alpha record systems; MS Office, Excel, Word, Quicken, etc.; use of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) TAC; general office management practices and procedures of the Detention Center; the civil functions of the Detention Center and its interrelationship with other county departments; interpersonal communication skills; computer terminal operation and programs unique to civil document processing requirements. Working knowledge of law enforcement software; of administrative procedures; of legal processes associated with the maintenance of public records and documents; GRAMA; interpersonal communication skills, bookkeeping and basic accounting.

 

                 Skill in typing (45 wpm) and computer entry.

 

                Ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment, and to act resourcefully under varying conditions; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationship with other employees, supervisors, elected officials, other departments and the general public; establish and maintain comprehensive records and files.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

May be required to be or become a notary public. 

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 setting with appropriate climate controls.  Tasks require a 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 required.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking.

Administrative Specialist

posted Aug 31, 2020, 2:38 PM 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.

Elder Rights Advocate

posted Aug 21, 2020, 7:36 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

 

Job Title:          Elder Rights Advocate                                                                Job Code:              220

Division:          Administration                                                                             Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Senior Services                                                                          Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

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

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

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

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

9.        Performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

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

           

AND

B.  An Equivalent combination of education and experience.

 


 

Elder Rights Advocate, Page 2

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

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

 

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

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

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

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

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

 

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

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

GIS System Manager

posted Jun 15, 2020, 7:31 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          GIS System Manager                                                                  Job Code:             820

Division:          Mapping                                                                                     Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Emergency Services/Assessor                                                   Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of administrative and technical duties in the development, implementation and coordination of the county’s GIS management system; assists the county’s disaster recovery efforts..

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general guidance and direction of the Emergency Services Administrator.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

Provides close to general supervision to GIS Mappers and Assessor Clerk.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.       Develops and maintains departmental records; assists with training and professional development for emergency response; prepares reports and correspondence; attends meetings and conferences.

 

2.        Supervises employees by orienting, scheduling, training, assigning and reviewing work performance, helps completing performance evaluations, and taking disciplinary action.

 

3.       Establishes a secure usable database; oversees the development of parcels maps; coordinates with assessor to ensure maps reflect current and correct parcel information; coordinates with PSAP for data interoperability and accuracy.

 

4.       Evaluates road centerline layer for correctness in ranges and parity issues for 911 Nextgen; program manager for the County Alert System; establishes system standards for EO-Base maps and data.

 

5.       Provides physical addresses to County residents for the purposes of 911 Emergency Services; helps create and maintain addressing for postal services, utility, and delivery services; creates maps for maintaining addressing for road accuracy; identifies land ownership, possible land divisions, and location of driveways.

 

6.       Assist land owners with road naming process and provides documentation to commission for road name approval.

 

7.       Works with state, county, rural addressing personnel and other representatives to discuss rural addressing tasks, guidelines, standards, and  implementation; posts and provides GPS addresses in the field; completes necessary paperwork involved in issuing an address, notification of land owners; develops rural addressing standards and guidelines for the County.

 

8.       Performs a variety of technically detailed duties involving the correlation and maintenance of computer files in the 911, Emergency Service Listing and Emergency Communications database systems; verifies and updates the geographic base file by interpreting boundary and traffic maps, annexations, new subdivisions, street atlas maps, etc.; edits and updates the Master Street Address Guide by changing existing addresses, new construction, etc.

 

9.       Performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A.     Two (2) years of college training or associate degree related to GIS systems, mapping and engineering practices or computer technologies;

AND

B.    Four (4) years of related experience; One (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity and directly related to GIS operations;

OR

C.    An equivalent combination of education and experience.

                                                                                                                                            

GIS System Manager, page 2

2.             Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Considerable knowledge of complex math and computer aided engineering; technical tools and equipment associated with drafting and cartography; mapping scales and their most appropriate use; basic civil engineering practices and procedures; survey practices and procedures; legal documents and terminology; computerized mapping software and methods (ESRI, AUTOCAD, ARCView, ARCMAP, ARCGIS, Windows, etc.); various geographic databases, including State of New Mexico, USGS digital line graphics, surveying practices including GPS point retrieval, State Plane Coordinate Systems (NAD 27 and NAD 83), GLO map interpretation and Area Reference Plan (ARP) interpretation; quality assurance and control methods; county geography.

 

Skill in the operation of motorized vehicles and equipment. Skill in the use of personal computers, laptop, GPS equipment, scales, plotters, printers, scanners, projectors, protractors, and related technical equipment.

 

Ability to deal with various levels of stress associated with the need for accuracy with legal and financial implications; perform complex computer mapping and mapping evaluation; read and understand legal documents; perform complex mathematical computations; operate calculators and standard office equipment; work independently; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

May be required to become certified in the use of field GPS equipment. 

Must possess a valid New Mexico Driver’s License and undergo periodic State DMV license status verification and be insurable under Socorro County insurance.  Must pass FEMA/NIMS and ICS courses as required for the position, within a time frame designated by administration.

 

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

Incumbent in the position performs both in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls and in an outdoor setting on a project-by-project basis.  Tasks require occasional physical activities, and some muscular strain, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, climbing and lifting. Hearing, seeing and verbally communicating are essential to the effective performance of required duties.  Rapid work speed required performing keyboard operations.  Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking. Frequent local travel required in course of performing portions of job functions. 

Detention Officer I

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

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Detention Officer I                                                                       Job Code:             721

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Detention                                                                                    Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

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

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

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

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

11.     Performs other related duties as assigned.

 


Detention Officer I, page 2

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

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

AND

B.     No experience necessary.

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

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

 

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

 

3.             Special Qualifications

 

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

Must work on-call 24 hours.

Must receive 40 hours annual training to maintain certification.

Must pass a background investigation.

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

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

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

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

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