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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.

Solid Waste Attendant PART TIME TEMPORARY

posted Jun 4, 2021, 2:18 PM by Debra Williams-Baker   [ updated Jun 4, 2021, 2:19 PM ]

Socorro County

Job Description


Job Title:          Solid Waste Attendant                                                                 Job Code:             1310

Division:          Operations                                                                                  Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Solid Waste                                                                                Last Revised:       




Perform a variety of first-line public contact duties as needed to authorize admittance into collection center; monitors punch cards and waste to assure compliance with facility regulations.




Works under the close to general supervision of Solid Waste Director.









1.        Checks the punch card for each vehicle entering facility; determines the size of vehicle and type of material being hauled; maintains log sheets.


2.        Advises customers of Collection Center Rules and Regulations; responds to inquiries concerning these rules/regulations; directs customers to the proper landfill area.


3.        Conducts random checks of vehicle loads; visually inspects loads for prohibited waste and reports violations.



4.        Performs miscellaneous duties to include answering the telephone, unlocking and securing gates in the morning and evening, and maintaining a clean office environment; operates a two-way radio.


5.        Assists in organizing and maintaining manuals; obtains and updates documents and policies.


6.         Acts as the attendant on-call.


7.        Perform other related duties as assigned.




1.                    Education & Experience


A.       Graduation from high school or GED;


B.       One (1) year of general work experience preferably performing above or related duties;


C.        An equivalent combination of education and experience


2.        Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Working knowledge of collection center protocols and procedures, the type of waste that is accepted at the station, working with the public; department processes for transferring the solid waste.


Skill in basic mathematics to handle required calculations; customer service; dealing with angry patrons.


Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work activities; handle money transactions; utilize and understand computer applications as necessary in completion of daily assignments;  work unsupervised and accept responsibility for actions; communicate effectively with staff and public; compile, organize, prepare and maintain an assortment of records, reports and information in an effective manner and according to departmental and/or government regulation; use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations; plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities; comprehend and apply regulations and procedures of department Communicate via radio; follow written and verbal instructions; communicate both verbally and in writing; excellent customer service skills; read and understand rules and regulations; follow written and verbal instructions, communicate both verbally and in writing; computer skills; be able to read and understand rules and regulations.


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3.        Special Qualifications


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

Must be trained in personal protective equipment, i.e., hard hats, goggles, hearing protection, vests, etc.


4.        Work Environment


Regularly walk, stand, stoop and bend.  Occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing 100 pounds or more.  Ascend or descend ladders, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like.  Walk, stand, crouch, or run (move quickly) on narrow slippery, or erratically moving surfaces sometimes for sustained periods of time. Work for sustained periods of time maintaining concentrated attention to detail.  Shovel and remove snow and ice when necessary. Work is performed for sustained periods outdoors and occasionally in hot, cold, or inclement weather; work may be performed around very noisy equipment; Work exposes employee to conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dusts, mists, gases and poor ventilation; work exposes employee to possible bodily injury from moving mechanical parts of equipment, tools or machinery as well as unknown and dangerous conditions; Work may require use of protective devices such as hard hats, vests, goggles and gloves and hearing protection; Work exposes incumbent to known and unknown dangerous conditions.

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:       




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.




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








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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1.             Education and Experience:


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


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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