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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.

Deputy Clerk I/ Native American Voter Coordinator

posted Mar 6, 2017, 11:03 AM by Debra Williams-Baker   [ updated Apr 12, 2017, 7:30 AM ]

SOCORRO COUNTY POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

POSITION TITLE:   Deputy Clerk I/ Native American Voter Coordinator

 

Department:      Office of the Clerk                    Pay Status:  Voter Rights Clerk

Reports To:      Socorro County Clerk              Date Originated:  May 1998

Supervises:       No supervisory authority           Date Revised:   March 2017

 

Any information contained in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

Under assigned supervisor, provides information and assistance in accordance to the consent decree concerning voter rights to the extent that is needed to allow Native Americans to effectively and efficiently participate in the electoral process, even in the event that there is no consent decree in effect.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide voter registration information
  • Provide voter paraphernalia, forms, instructions, assistance and any other information related to the electoral process
  • Responsible for absentee voting records and all other election related materials housed at the election satellite office
  • Provide reports as directed by consent decree
  • Perform additional duties as required by supervisor
  • Must announce the date of the next scheduled election, the offices open for the election, deadlines for registration, any scheduled training for election translators and any non-candidate provisions which shall appear on the ballot both at Alamo Chapter meetings and with local media (KBAR)
  • Provide an opportunity to register to vote by making voter registration applications available and offering Navajo language assistance in filling out the application either in the satellite office or by establishing booths or displays at all tribal fairs or functions around the general area of Alamo Reservation where permitted
  • Will conduct at least one voter registration drive at Alamo prior to every Primary and General election
  • Provide reports as directed by consent decree, even if one is not in place
  • Perform additional duties as required by supervisor
  • Translation of voting information from English to Navajo including radio announcements
  • Attendance of chapter meetings, school board functions or any other functions which may encourage voter participation
  • Employee will conduct training of all deputy registration officers, poll officials, translators and other election related personnel who will participate in the program
  • Will be trained in all aspects of the election process
  • Must attend all required election seminars, workshops and trainings conducted by the Secretary of State and the Socorro County Clerk in different areas of the state including Window Rock, Arizona
  • Will serve as a county deputy registration officer and assist voters to complete voter registration forms
  • Provide voter registration information to the community of Alamo and notify them of any registration deadlines
  • Provide an opportunity to register to vote by making voter registration applications available and offering Navajo language assistance in filling out the application
  • Will attend meetings of the Navajo communities within the county on a regular basis and will make presentations of election information available.
  • Will attend each Alamo chapter meeting and chapter officers meetings to inform them of any election information
  • Shall notify the chapter officers in writing of any meetings or trainings before which the coordinator will appear
  • Responsible for absentee voting records and all other election related materials housed at the election satellite office

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

 

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • Valid New Mexico Driver’s License
  • Must be fluent in both Navajo and English
  • Ability to understand and communicate in Navajo and English
  • Ability to read and write in Navajo and English
  • Ability to translate written and oral materials from English to Navajo especially concerning election items
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • One year experience in the clerical field, which includes typing and customer service
  • Have the basic knowledge of all laws, policies and ordinances pertaining to the NVRA (National Voter Registration Act) process
  • Able to instruct Native Americans on the election process

ABILITIES AND SKILLS

  • Able to read and write proficiently in English; deal with the public and staff in a peasant manner; prepare and analyze reports; must be able to assume responsibility pleasantly and efficiently; have a basic knowledge of all laws, policies and ordinances pertaining to voting rights including a basic understanding of the Federal Voting Rights Act.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • The majority of essential duties are performed at the satellite office
  • Worker may perform duties alone, both with and without directions from supervisor
  • Other duties are performed as part of a select team or as part of a group of individuals
  • Working hours are flexible
  • May have to work extended hours and weekends during elections or when needed
  • Worker must be able to attend meetings in Socorro and other locations as directed by Supervisor
  • Lifting of objects weighing up to 20 pounds
  • Viewing computer monitors up to 8 hours daily+

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Certified in computer technology
  • College credit classes in the election process
  • Bachelors Degree

 

EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND MATERIALS

  • Equipment typically used to perform duties include telephone, computer, FAX, t photocopy machine, postage machine, typewriter and printers
  • Materials and products typically handled to perform duties include a wide variety of forms and paperwork, reports, various writing utensils and a wide assortment of other basic office supplies and materials
  • Various election equipment to include the M-100 tabulator voting machine, auto-mark voting assistance machine, the autovote election system used in early voting

 

**All employees are expected to multitask in all aspects pertaining to the Office of the Socorro County Clerk in order out help out with the smooth operation of the office.

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.

Homemaker

posted Jan 6, 2017, 2:40 PM by Debra Williams-Baker   [ updated Jan 19, 2017, 11:33 AM ]

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.

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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