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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.

Administrative Assistant

posted Aug 13, 2019, 10:05 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Administrative Assistant                                                               Job Code:             1135

Division:          Administration                                                                             Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Road                                                                                          Last Revised: 

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of working level office support duties to meet the day-to-day recording, and maintenance of the Road Department's data, files, records, communications and reports.  Provides information for the public. 

 

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the close and general supervision of the Road Department Director.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Performs daily computer input of department records related to employee work time, leave utilization, equipment use and service, fuel consumption, project schedules & billings.

 

2.        Prepares billings to various county departments and agencies for fuel usage and materials; performs follow-up as needed.

 

3.        Inputs data and updates information daily; generates various computer reports as required by county departments, state and federal agencies; prepares state and federal quarterly and annual production and maintenance reports.

 

4.        Performs routine secretarial duties; type’s letters and memos; performs as department receptionist; operates telephone reception equipment; receives incoming phone calls, answers questions, takes messages, provides factual information, and routes calls to appropriate personnel.

 

5.        Provides walk-in and calling public with information related to various county road services and projects.

 

6.        Performs word processing as needed to develop, create, or produce forms, letters, procedure manuals; updates department forms, manuals as needed.

 

7.        Prepares and updates spreadsheets and financial records; prepares claims;  monitors the department gas cards and department budget.

 

8.        Administers the department safety procedures to ensure compliance; processes road work orders and reports; prepares purchase requisitions and orders; prepares labor records for FEMA requirements.

 

9.        Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.                    Education and Experience:

                       

                A.                One (2) years of general work experience preferably performing above or related duties.

OR

                B.                An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Working knowledge of general office management practices and procedures of the department; basic bookkeeping and accounting methods; interpersonal communication skills; computer terminal operation and programs (Microsoft office). Some knowledge of administrative procedures.

 

Skill in use of Telephone, computer, calculator, fax and copy machines, postage machine, mobile/base radio, cassette recorder/transcriber.

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Ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment and to act resourcefully under varying conditions; maintain confidentiality of information related to the department.  Develop effective working relationships with subordinates, department heads and other state officers and employees; perform basic mathematical computations; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; operate standard office equipment (i.e., calculator, typewriter, and photo copy machine); lift up to 20 lbs.; establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, elected officials and other agencies of the public.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

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

Must be able to type and operate ten-key adding machine

Must be able to type 30 wpm.

 

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, and light lifting. Talking, hearing and seeing required in performance of daily tasks.  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, discriminating thinking and some creative problem solving.

Deputy Sheriff I (CADET)

posted Aug 8, 2019, 10:45 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Deputy Sheriff I (CADET)                                                             Job Code:             1217

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Sheriff                                                                                        Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs entry-level law enforcement duties intended to secure a safe environment for county citizens and to protect legal rights as established by federal, state, and local laws.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the close supervision of the Captain, Sergeant or Deputy Sheriff, while in training or on a case-by-case basis.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Patrols assigned roadways to observe traffic for violations of traffic laws and ordinances; assists stranded motorists; checks for suspicious vehicles; determines violations and makes arrests; performs in and leads search and rescue efforts.

 

2.        Handles personal investigations for caseload, including felonies and misdemeanors; investigates theft, burglary, rape, child abuse, homicides, auto, aircraft, and industrial accidents; conducts searches for lost, missing, or drowned persons; assists county coroner concerning death investigation and transportation of bodies; delivers death and other emergency messages; serves as backup for officers on possible violent situations.

 

3.        Reports to accident scenes to render first-aid to injured persons, and control traffic in the area; investigates cause of accident and prepares report on details after determining responsibility for accidents.

 

4.        Responds to a variety of citizen complaints such as robberies, break-ins, domestic quarrels, assaults, and vandalism; prepares initial investigation reports on scene of crime; gathers evidence and interviews victims and witnesses.

 

5.        Prepares arrest records including fingerprinting and mug shot photography (identifying the prisoner and charge against him/her).

 

6.        Serves as an agent of the court in satisfying criminal warrants and writs of execution, restitution or attachment; locates persons named in criminal warrants and executes the warrants; provides courtroom testimony as required; provides court security, performs urinalysis chain of custody for courts, family services, etc.

 

7.        Investigates death scenes in the County, identifies the deceased and secures the crime scene and property; investigates, photographs, examines, and writes narrative descriptions of postmortem crime scene; locates and notifies next of kin.

8.        Performs preventive teaching; may teach in class room setting and deliver instruction on safety awareness; advises neighborhood watch groups regarding processes and procedures; instructs in drug awareness program, ATV safety training, etc.

 

9.        Performs as a member of a special operations team (SERT); certifies in operational procedures related to special weapons and critical conditions associated with gas, explosives, hostage, and dangerous suspects; responds to search and rescue efforts.

 

10.     Transports prisoners and mental subjects/patients to and from courts, prison, jail and mental hospitals. Processes prisoners that are booked into jail.

 

11.  Court Security: Carries out specific plans or programs to ensure safety of court personnel and protection of facilities.  Provides security for courtrooms during proceedings and for court facilities, judges and staff; patrols court facilities; investigates disturbances and suspicious situations and takes appropriate action to maintain security; prepares and submits written reports of security incidents occurring within the courts; serves as civil process, evictions and subpoenas.

 

12.  Observes courtroom for violations of regulations such as unacceptable or inappropriate use of microphones, cameras, movie cameras, or any other device that would prove disruptive or threaten the security of court proceedings; ejects or assists with arrests individuals disturbing court proceedings; assists witnesses, litigants and public by answering questions about court procedures and scheduling but does not give legal advice or discuss merits of case on trial.

 

13.   Acts as the animal control officer for the County; remove deceased animal from roadway; makes the death notification; works with schools to sponsor animal adoption.

 

 

14.     Performs related duties as required.

 

 

 

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. MINIMUM QUALFICATIONS:

 

1.                    Education and Experience:

 

A.     Graduation from High School or GED certification,

AND

B.     No experience necessary.

OR

C.    An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Some knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment; local, state, and federal laws law enforcement; basic investigation techniques and methods; county geography, road systems, and boundaries; English, grammar and technical writing skills.

 

Skill in the operation of motor vehicles at high speed and in dangerous situations; skill in the use of firearms; communication equipment, laptop computer, ballistic vest, non-lethal weapons, etc.

 

Ability to react effectively in emergency and stress situations; exhibit imagination, initiative and problem solving capability in coping with a variety of law enforcement situations; enforce laws and ordinances and procedures common to law enforcement work; perform work requiring good physical condition; communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, other agencies, supervisors and the public.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

Must pass a background investigation

Must be at least 21 years of age.

Must possess a valid New Mexico Motor Vehicle License and undergo periodic State DMV license status verification.

Must work rotating shift work.

Must work on-call 24 hours.

Must complete 40 hours of training per year to maintain certification.

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

 

 

4.             Functions of the position generally performed in a patrol vehicle controlled environment.  Constant 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.

Secretary/Receptionist

posted Aug 6, 2019, 10:00 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Secretary/Receptionist                                                                Job Code:             135

Division:          Administration                                                                             Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Executive                                                                                   Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of full performance complex secretarial duties designed to expedite administrative and executive functions of the office of the County Manager and Board of Commissioners. 

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the close to general supervision of the County Manager.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Prepares and drafts general correspondence, reports, and materials for publications and presentations; prepares and composes formal correspondence; takes dictation for a variety of types of communications; operates electronic recording equipment, transcribes recordings; prepares notes and composes letters, memos, and other communications of general, personal, or confidential nature; proof-reads and prepares documents for executive signature; creates flow charts and timelines for projects handled by the Manager and the Board of Commissioners.

 

2.        Maintains County Manager’s calendar; assists with the setup and coordination of meetings and conferences. Receipts funds for services within the County Manager’s office.

 

3.        Answers telephones and handles in appropriate manner; meets and greets clients and visitors; performs general clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, scanning, archiving, faxing, mailing, and filing; maintain hard copy and electronic filing system.

 

4.        Performs general clerical, receptionist and project based work; coordinates project-based work with other administrative and executive support personnel; signs for UPS/Fed Ex/Airborne packages; may assist to process incoming mail and prepare outgoing mail; serves on an interim basis as a back up to other departments as assigned by the County Manager. 

 

5.         Performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.                    Education and Experience:

 

A.                   Graduation from high school, plus, one (1) year of specialized training in general office practices and procedures, PC operation and various software applications;

AND

B.             Three (3) years of responsible experience related to above duties;

OR

C.            An equivalent combination of education or experience.

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Considerable knowledge of reading, writing, and arithmetic skills; business principles, administrative, and clerical procedures; Microsoft Office and telephone protocol; general office maintenance and practices; filing systems (alpha and numeric), recording and filing procedures and methodologies; letter composition, grammar, spelling and punctuation; spreadsheets, word processing, and database management; operation of standard office equipment; basic mathematics; basic accounting or bookkeeping; interpersonal communication skills and telephone etiquette; basic public relations.


Secretary/Receptionist, page 2

 

Skill in professional verbal and written communication; the use and operation of various office machines, i.e., fax, copy machine, scanners, postage machine, computer, telephone, shredder, binding machine, etc.

 

Ability to give attention to detail; project a professional image through in-person and phone interaction; effectively interact with high-level contacts and professionally deal with exposure to sensitive information necessitating considerable use of tact, diplomacy, discretion and judgment; 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 executive 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 pass FEMA/NIMS and ICS courses as required for the position, within a time frame designated by administration.

Type 60 WPM.

                Basic computer knowledge.

 

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.

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.

 


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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.

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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