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Job Descriptions

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.

Equipment Operator I

posted Mar 3, 2021, 8:28 AM 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, Project Manager or Road Foreman.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Operates trucks with various trailers (within legal perimeters), 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.  Clean and repair cattle guards and work in erosion mitigation.

 

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 truck, oiling truck; operates sweeper, chipper, roller, tractor with attachments, skid steer with attachments, 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, 5 or 10-Wheel Dump, Loader, Belly Dump, Track Loader, Excavator, Cat/Dozer, Basic 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 “B”) or have one in possession within 6 months of hire for this position; failure to do so will result in demotion or termination if there is no lower position available, 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.

Code Enforcement/Animal Control Officer

posted Feb 19, 2021, 1:46 PM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:        Code Enforcement/Animal Control Officer                               Job Code:  1218                    

Division:         Operations                                                                              EffectiveDate:   02/21

Department:   Sheriff                                                                                     Last Revised:       

Funding Source(s):                                                 Exempt:  No               Non-Exempt: XXX

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Animal Control and Codes, this position performs codes enforcement duties, enforces local environmental solid waste ordinances and regulations, and increases public awareness of the importance for compliance to ensure a safe, sanitary and clean environment.  Performs onsite inspections, issues, citations as necessary, and works with owners to ensure compliance

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the supervision of Emergency Services Administrator

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Patrols areas as assigned to enforce county animal control and abatement and nuisance ordinances.

 

a.       Receives complaints, investigates and documents violations; responds to emergency and non-emergency calls

b.      Responds to inquiries and complaints regarding domestic animals running at large or in packs, solid wastes; trash, littering and junk; abandoned or inoperable vehicles, and structures that have the potential to be a hazard.

c.       Enforces zoning ordinances to include nuisances, abandoned homes, burned homes, mobile home inspection/permits, setbacks, and animal violations.

d.      Issues citations and criminal complaints where violations county ordinances occur.

e.       Promptly captures animals and transports them to an animal shelter.

    1. Safely captures and removes stray, uncontrolled or abused animals from undesirable conditions using nets, catch poles, leases, muzzles and traps as necessary.
    2. Scans captured animals for microchip using issued microchip scanner and contacts animal owners to attempt to return animal prior to impound.
    3. Places captured animals in animal control vehicles and transports animals to impound facility.
    4. Completes required paperwork to ensure accurate accountability of all animals impounded.
    5. Cleans and sanitized animal control cages, vehicle and equipment after each impound to clean bodily fluid, blood and to eliminate spread of zoonotic diseases.

k.      Compiles a variety of data regarding animal control data, prepares daily, monthly and annual reports of activities. 

 

 

Code Enforcement/Animal Control Officer.  Page 2

 

l.         Performs inspections, gathers evidence and conducts investigations at illegal dump sites, biohazards, illegal dumping, dilapidated or junked vehicles,

m.     structures, accumulation of materials that lead to and maintain rodent populations and determines whether a violation has occurred.

    1. Issues warnings and/or citations for non-compliance
    2. Initiates follow-up visits and inspections to ensure compliance
    3. Completes case reports before end of shift and maintains reoccurring reports on enforcement activities
    4. Testifies in court on behalf of the County to ensure enforcement of law involving code and ordinance violations.

 

3.   Responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding code violations.

4.   Prepares formal complaints and charges for criminal/civil court actions against violators of County ordinances pertaining to violations.

a.       Prepares case files

b.      Prepares written reports and takes pictures

c.       Testifies in court proceedings

5.   Provides options for mediation between neighbors in resolving code related issues.

6.   Coordinates a public relations program in order to foster public awareness of ordinances regarding abatement and nuisances, animal control, works closely with the media, public interest groups and businesses, gives presentations on codes and regulations at school presentations and other County events

7.   Maintains normal availability by telephone for consultation on major emergencies.

8.      Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.         Education and Experience:

 

A.        High School Diploma or GED, demonstratable sufficient education and training to demonstrate an aptitude or ability to perform above and related duties;

AND

B.         A minimum of one (1) year full-time work experience in codes enforcement; enforcing environmental health laws, regulations and ordinances; law enforcement; or relevant military experience.     

OR

C.        An equivalent combination of education and experience.

D.        Licenses/Certifications.  Valid Class D Driver’s License with verified record of good driving history. 

E.         Other (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check, driver’s license record, etc.).  Background check, driver’s license record check.

 

2.         Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Knowledge of principles and practices of codes enforcement and compliance; performing daily vehicle inspections and minor vehicle maintenance; and defensive tactics to minimize injury when capturing animals in the County and its boundaries.

 

Code Enforcement/Animal Control Officer.  Page 3

 

Pertinent codes, ordinances, laws pertaining to nuisance abatement, property maintenance, building, health and safety, and related areas.

 

Basic care and custody, treatment, and diseases of various animals; administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as work processing, managing files and records and other office procedures and terminology, performing daily vehicle inspections and minor vehicle maintenance.

 

Skill in interpreting and applying County ordinances relating to animal control and codes enforcement, and working independently while recognizing issues that should be referred to the supervisor.  Must be able to use in an effective an deficient manner animal capture equipment and first aid equipment. 

 

Ability to perform manual tasks for sustained periods of time, follow written and verbal instructions;  read and understand laws and ordinances;  communicate effectively, verbally and in writing;  use computers; operate two-way radio systems utilizing 10 code; perform basic research on identified properties; tactfully and impartially interpret and explain the provisions of codes ordinances; effectively communicate with a diverse cultural community; and establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with fellow employees, the public and supervisors.

 

9.      Special Qualifications:

 

Employee uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instructions, but refers deviations, problems and unfamiliar situations not covered by instructions to the supervisor for decisions or help.  The supervisor assures finished work and methods used are technically accurate and in compliance with instructions or established procedures.  Review of work increases with more difficult assignments if the employee has not previously performed similar assignments.

 

Use of judgment in locating and selecting the most appropriate guidelines, references and procedures for application, and in making minor deviations to adapt the guidelines to specific cases or problems.

 

            Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred to effectively communicate with citizens when

             responding to calls in the community.

 

 

 

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 other equipment required in job performance.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THIS POSITION

 

 

Code Enforcement/Animal Control Officer.  Page 4

 

 

Distinguishing features of this description:

 

At this level the incumbent determines the methods, processes, and procedures used to complete work assignments. The incumbent understands the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. The incumbent may receive continuing or individual assignments. Recurring and more basic problems are handled independently, with more difficult problems being referred to a supervisor for assistance.

Clerk Cashier I

posted Feb 11, 2021, 7:14 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Clerk Cashier I                                                                            Job Code:              621

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     County Treasurer                                                                        Last Revised:       

 

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

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

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

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

4.

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

5.

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

 

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

 

8.        Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A.                   Graduation from high school or GED certification;

AND

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

OR

C.            An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

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

 

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

Clerk/Cashier I, page 2

 

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

               

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

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

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

                Must be bondable.

Must be able to write legibly.

Must be able to operate 10-key by touch.

 

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

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls.  Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing.  Rapid work speed required to perform keyboard operations.  Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, and emotional stability, discriminating thinking.

 

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

 

Distinguishing features of this series:

 

At this level the incumbent receives instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise. This work involves steps, processes, and/or methods that require the application of policies and procedures. The incumbent exercises initiative and judgment in distinguishing amongst variables and identifying the applicable standards. Work is performed under direct supervision with new tasks explained in detail. As experience increases and tasks become familiar, work is performed under more general supervision.

Site Manager/Senior Center (Northern Center)

posted Feb 5, 2021, 10:40 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Site Manager/Senior Center                                                        Job Code:             

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Senior Services                                                                          Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs the management of daily operation of a senior center, including the coordinating of programs, facilities, grounds, and the supervision of staff and volunteers.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general guidance and direction of Senior Services Director.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

Provides close to general supervision to staff.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

 

1.        Manage kitchen staff and ensures the meals provided follow the correct Department of Health and Area Agency on Aging guidelines.

 

2.     Supervises the daily activities of volunteers. Recruits volunteers for Senior Services programs.

 

3.     Evaluates and determines training needs of kitchen staff and takes appropriate steps as required;

 

4.    Attends meetings, seminars, and workshops to represent the Senior Services programs as required.

 

5.    Ensure the meals provided follow the guidelines as set forth in the Older Americans Act.

 

6.   Ensure inventories, temperature logs, sign-in sheets and other records are submitted to the Director on a timely basis.  

 

7.   Supervise the cleaning and maintenance of the facility.

 

8.   Transports seniors to activities and special events when required.

 

9.   Ensures meals are served or delivered to seniors and meet nutritional requirements.

 

10. Operates office equipment including computer, fax, printer, Windows software applications, radio communications systems, etc;

      Compiles, records and maintains statistical information; produces memorandums, agendas, reports, etc.

 

11.  Coordinate activities with Director.

 

12.  Follow appropriate purchasing requirements; submit purchase requisitions to the Director in a timely fashion.

 

13.  Along with a volunteer, count the daily lunch contribution and deposit monies at the Treasurer’s Office.

 

14.  Attend all training sessions required.

 

15.  Ensure staff is appropriately trained and schedule necessary training after approval from the Director.

 

16.  The person in the position answers directly to the program director.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A..            Three (3) years’ experience in a field which provides knowledge of senior citizens program coordination and      Implementation; of which one (1) year must have been in a supervisory capacity.

 

OR

C.            An Equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

 

Site Manager. Senior Center, page 2

2.             Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Considerable knowledge of the social services programs; funding sources; management/supervisory techniques; human resource management; report writing; the budget process; statistics; and public relations the practices and principles of effective management; project development procedures budget preparation techniques; report writing; grants, contracts; volunteer management, community resources, program and policy development, 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; nutritional standards for menus.

 

Ability to plan, coordinate, direct and supervise personnel; follow oral and written instructions; develop working relationship with other employees; ability to understand and interpret laws, rules, regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures; effectively utilize personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, printers, calculator, fax machine, copy machine and telephone; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, vendors and the public.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

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

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.

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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