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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.

Clerk Cashier I

posted Jul 11, 2018, 1:50 PM 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.

Detention Administrator

posted Jul 11, 2018, 11:06 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Detention Administrator                                                               Job Code:              700

Division:          Administration                                                                             Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Detention                                                                                    Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

As the department jail commander, performs a variety of administrative, managerial and professional law enforcement duties related to the planning, organizing and coordinating the security, safety, order, operation and maintenance of county jail facilities, court security, dispatch and prisoner transport. 

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

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

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

Provides close to general supervision to Captain and Sergeant.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Manages the ongoing operations of the county jail facility; establishes division priorities and projects; participates in the overall management of the department by proposing policy changes and implementing the same upon approval; provides field assessment of various policies and operating procedures; makes recommendations relating to policy, practices and standard operating guidelines and procedures; prepares budget for the corrections division; monitors division expenditures to assure compliance with budget limitations;  prepares periodic reports as needed to apprise department management of various conditions and results.

 

2.        Manages and directs staff to best utilize resources in accomplishing the jail’s mission and goals; manages the department by planning, staffing, program development, budgeting and total department operations; coaches and trains employees in order to create cooperation, performance, productivity and job satisfaction; oversees, directs, and provides continues oversight for the development and operation of assigned programs.

 

3.        Plans and implements short and long term goals; completes strategic and workforce planning for future requirements for the jail.

 

4.        Oversees the induction and incarceration of inmates, assures proper classification of inmates according to crimes, mental condition and other dispositions; assures proper processing and routing of court documents; monitors booking processes and procedures to assure compliance with legal requirements; assures proper processing of released inmates, bail bonds, cash bail, etc.

 

5.        Assists in the development of staff law enforcement skills; implements training programs and monitors staff progress; monitors performance of shift personnel; assures compliance with established performance expectations and standard operational procedures; makes recommendations effecting employee selection, retention, advancement, discipline and discharge; reviews grievances and serves as the first level for resolution in the grievance process.

 

6.        Supervises inmates in county jail in accordance with established policies, regulations and procedures while assuming responsibility for all needs of the prisoners during detention.

 

7.        Observes conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes; searches inmates and cells for contraband articles; responds to jail areas for evidence of forbidden activities, infractions of rules and unsatisfactory attitudes or adjustment of prisoners.

 

8.        Inspects locks, bars, grills, doors and gates for tampering; employs various forms of discipline as needed to maintain order among prisoners, if necessary.

 

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

 

10.     Performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A.     Bachelor’s Degree in a related area and Correctional Officer Certified;

AND

B.     Eight (8) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience;

OR

 

C.    An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Considerable knowledge of the fundamentals of proper search and seizure; inmate classification methods and guidelines, federal, state and local laws and regulations related to jail activities; New Mexico Criminal Code, New Mexico Jail Standards, courtroom security methods and processes, court processes and protocol, warrant management system, computer operations and related software, airport security and policies.  Working knowledge of the basic principles of psychology and sociology; elementary first aid techniques and procedures; principles of effective supervision and employee motivation.

 

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 novel situations under conditions of stress.

 

3.             Special Qualifications: (Certificates, Licenses, etc.)

 

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.

Project Foreman

posted Jun 29, 2018, 10:25 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Project Foreman                                                                          Job Code:          1110      

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date: 04/15

Department:     Road                                                                                          Last Revised:  5/98     

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of supervisory and technical duties related to planning, organizing, and coordinating the daily operations of the County’s Roads department. Performs a variety of highly skilled tasks in the operation and maintenance of light to heavy duty equipment to construct, maintain, or repair county roads and service systems.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general guidance and direction of the Road Department Director.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

Provides immediate to close supervision to direct reports for Road, Construction, and repair.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

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

 

2.       Operates specialized heavy equipment such as a road grader, 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 systems; monitors flood control channels to prevent blockage, clears culverts of debris; repairs pot holes, highway shoulders, lays road cover and gravel.

 

3.       Assures timely completion of projects; monitors work in progress to assure compliance with work standards; makes field decisions related to personnel needs, equipment and materials.

 

4.       Maintains daily project records; reads and interprets plans; determines plan conformity to established standards; monitors construction data on plans.

 

5.       Discusses construction problems with Road Director, contract engineer(s), contractor or other personnel; evaluates scope of problem and determines alternative course(s) of action; exercises professional judgment where errors could produce costly consequences.

 

6.       Performs basic surveying and excavating clearances for projects prior to construction.

 

7.       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; operates dozer as needed to control fires by pushing fire breaks.

 

8.       Checks and services assigned equipment; performs routine maintenance and emergency repairs; reports mechanical problems to 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.

 

9.       Provides training and instruction for employees in the proper operation and general maintenance of heavy and medium sized equipment. Performs preventative maintenance on equipment, such as oil and filter changes, greasing equipment, checking and changing battery, checking and changing hoses, repairing flats, checking and filling oil, and washing vehicles.

 

10.    Researches and may order materials for new and existing road construction projects.

 

11.    Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

                             Project Forman, page 2

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              Seven (7) years of general road and bridge construction experience; basic civil engineering, public works construction management or related field,  one (1) year of which must have been in a position equivalent to that of foreman or crew leader;

OR

C.            An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Thorough knowledge of blueprints, grades, machinery, materials, and methods on constructing roads, bridges, drainage systems, culverts; solid waste regulations and procedures; etc.; of principles of supervision and worker motivation; general accounting principles and practices; budget development and control programs; safety standards related to road and bridge construction; hazards common to heavy equipment operation; equipment maintenance and repair standards; engineering/architectural design development procedures, cost analysis and scheduling practices.  Working knowledge of engineering processes and procedures; engineering principles and methods; civil engineering standards; building. Plumbing, electrical and mechanical codes; modern construction methods, practices, materials, tools and equipment.

 

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 communicate effectively verbally and in writing; plan, organize, and direct the affairs and operations of a department engaged in a variety of construction projects related to road and bridge systems; visualize completed projects in planning stages and estimate the end results; estimate quantity of materials accurately; develop and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, federal agencies, state agencies, local governments, subordinates, 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.

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

 

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

Tasks require variety of physical activities, occasionally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, and lifting. Talking, hearing and seeing essential to the performance of daily job 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.  Daily travel in automobile or heavy equipment required in job performance.

Detention Sergeant

posted Jun 29, 2018, 10:04 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Detention Sergeant                                                                      Job Code:             715

Division:          Operations                                                                                  Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Detention                                                                                    Last Revised:        03/18

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of supervisory, and full performance level detention officer duties related to the security, safety, order, operation and maintenance of county detention facilities, including incarceration and detention of prisoners.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

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

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

Provides close supervision to Corporals, Officers-In-Charge and Detention Officer(s) II or I.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Supervises assigned staff; prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects, counsels, coaches, trains and instructs employees; schedules staff and calls out additional officers to cover shifts or emergencies; approves days off; monitors detention staff to ensure policies are being followed; instructs and makes changes to improve performance.

 

2.        Prepares and maintains a variety of reports as requested by administration; prepares a variety of daily reports, including post assignments, briefing sheets, impaction sheets, count sheets and laundry sheets; prepares periodic reports, including incident reports, behavior reports, transport reports, court reports and disciplinary reports.

 

3.        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; assists with processing of inmate grievances; oversees the emergency response team.

 

4.        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.

 

5.        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.

 

6.        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.

 

7.        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.

 

8.        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.

 

9.        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.

 

10.     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.

 

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

 

 

12.     Performs other related duties as required.

 

Detention Sergeant, page 2

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A.     Graduation from High School or GED certification.

 

B.     Law Enforcement, Detention or Correctional Officer Certified;

AND

C.    Four (4) years of experience performing above duties and two years supervisory experience;

OR

D.    An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Working 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 manager staff, 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 novel situations under conditions of stress; to deescalate hostile or stressful situations .

 

3.             Special Qualifications

 

Must be certified as a Law Enforcement, Correctional or Detention 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

                Complete designated LocalGovU curriculum within one-year time period.

 

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

Functions of the position generally performed in a controlled environment.  Frequent 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, e.g. 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.

Equipment Operator I

posted Jun 29, 2018, 9:45 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 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.

Detention Administrative Officer

posted Jun 22, 2018, 2:48 PM by Debra Williams-Baker

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Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Detention Administrative Officer                                                   Job Code:              727

Division:          Administration                                                                             Effective Date:     06/18

Department:     Detention                                                                                    Last Revised:        06/18

 

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. AND as an officer, performs a variety of working 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 general supervision of the Detention Administrator (reporting may be delegated Administrative Captain)

 

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, reconciles and maintains commissary financial transactions and 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; responsible for tracking officer continued education hours.

 

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.     Responsible for maintaining Detention Center web page.

 

11.     Will performs all duties of a Detention Officer II (see related job description) as needed.

 

12.     Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.        Education and Experience:

 

A.  Correctional Officer Certified

      AND

B. Two-years experience performing above or related duties.

     OR

C.  An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

 

2.        Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Working knowledge of the fundamentals of proper search and seizure; federal, state and local laws and regulations related to jail activities; basic principles of psychology and sociology; elementary first aid techniques and procedures. Working Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, grammar, spelling, and punctuation, various numeric and alpha record systems; MS Office, Excel, Word, etc.; use of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) TAC; general office management practices and procedures of the Detention Center; the civil functions of Detention and its interrelationship with other county departments; interpersonal communication skills, computer terminal operation, basic bookkeeping. Working knowledge of legal processes associated with the maintenance of public records and documents; law enforcement software; of administrative procedures; of legal processes associated with the maintenance of public records and documents.

 

Skill in keyboarding (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. 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 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

May be required to be or become BCI/TAC certified.

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. Frequent 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, e. g. 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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