Human Resources

HR Director

Socorro County is an equal opportunity employer. The Human Resources department is responsible for the County's workforce employment and for payroll.

Employees can access their payroll records by using their Tyler sign-on information. If you need a username and password, contact Michael Hawkes.

All employees have access to free online training at LocalGovU. For username and password, contact Debbie.

Debbie Williams-Baker

575.835.0589 ext 1107

dwilliamsbaker@co.socorro.nm.us

PO Box I

Socorro NM 87801

Debbie Williams-Baker

Human Resources Forms

Federal Forms

State Forms

The Workers Comp Packet forms are listed below in numerical order, numbered 1 through 5. The First Step following an accident or injury is to call the Company Nurse at 877-518-6706 for triage and instructions.

Of course, if you need to get to the emergency room, do that first.

Job Descriptions

Bureau of Elections Administrator

Posted on December 3, 2021 by Debbie Williams-Baker

Job Description
Job Title:
Bureau of Elections Administrator
Job Code:
510
Division:
Elections
Effective Date: 04/15
Department:
County Clerk

GENERAL PURPOSE
Performs a variety of first-line supervisory and general administrative duties related to preparing, tracking, entering/deleting registered voters, election officials, polling places and voter signature rosters. Assists in election processes following established state guidelines and New Mexico statues. Oversees the daily operations the County Clerk’s Office.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the general supervision of the County Clerk or Chief Deputy Clerk.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
Provides close to general supervision to the Election Clerks I and II.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Maintains the data processor for electronic election night returns, participates in the sealing and preparation of voting machines and trouble-shooting of electronic voting machines. Certifies voting machine technician for Dominion ICP, ICE and BMD voting systems.

  2. Supervises employees by hiring, orienting, scheduling, training, assigning and reviewing work performance, completing performance evaluations, and taking disciplinary action; assists the Probate Judge with files; maintain daily, monthly, and yearly monetary and recording reports.

  3. Serves as the County Deputy registration officer for elections; maintains the jurisdiction and precinct tables; conducts elections by helping with election procedures, including set-up of elections in V-Rems; enters and maintains candidates vital information; maintains the issuance of absentee ballots; assists in the ordering of absentee ballots for elections.

  4. Interacts with the public concerning voter information and election activities relevant to assigned area and with election officials. Maintains the voter file maintenance section and automated voter registration system. Creates reports and data files required for reporting to the Secretary of State and other requesters. Maintains the jurisdiction and precinct tables.

  5. Assists with early voting precinct and election night returns; assists VM Technician in programming and preparing voting machines, runs tests, performs cycling, and screens calibration; assists with preparing the Canvass and Election Night results, and administering the NVA process.

  6. Participates in continuing education and training opportunities in order to stay up-to-date with current trends for elections; attends required election school training.

  7. May attend County Commission meetings to record proceedings and transcribe records.

  8. Performs voter registration and election duties onsite at the Alamo Navajo Reservation.

  9. Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience within the election division of the department of County Clerk;
OR
B.
An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of New Mexico election laws; Socorro County election procedures, processes and political subdivisions (districts, jurisdictions, etc.); election equipment and contemporary office machines such as computer terminals and related software applications, etc.; election filing systems; basic office and personnel management techniques; interpersonal communication skills and public relations; ballot organization and development; contemporary filing and office systems.

Ability to read and interpret election maps; perform basic mathematical computations; operate a variety of types of standard to complex office equipment (i.e., computer keyboard, etc.); perform under time pressures in meeting work obligations and deadlines; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with elected officials, public, and fellow employees; type accurately; operate computer keyboard.

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 (accuracy being emphasized over speed).

Must be able to work abnormal work hours during elections.

Must be a certified voting technician (ICP, ICE & BMD voting systems).

May be required to be a notary public.

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, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing. Occasional moderate lifting during elections. Rapid work speed required performing keyboard operations. Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity required. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking; guided and creative problem solving. Occasional travel required in the course of performing job duties.

Park Maintenance Specialist

Posted on January 1, 2022 by Debbie Williams-Baker



Socorro County

Job Description

Job Title: Park Maintenance Specialist Job Code: 915

Division: Operations Effective Date: 04/15

Department: Facilities Management Last Revised:

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of working level semi-skilled duties related to the construction, installation, maintenance, upkeep, beautification and repair of parks, buildings, recreation facilities, parks, grounds and general environ.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the close to general supervision of the Facilities Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Performs general building maintenance and custodial duties; constructs and maintains bowery(s), small buildings, pavilions, shelters, picnic areas, benches, bleachers, ball fields, basketball courts and other facilities; assures proper operation of lighting fixtures, doors, windows and plumbing; may assist in framing, painting, roofing or other semi-skilled construction and maintenance activities related to basic carpentry, plumbing, and electrical; performs concrete and masonry work; assures proper installation and maintenance of playground equipment; conducts safety inspection of playground equipment.

2. Assists in the installation of sprinkler systems; selects line sizes, sprinkler spacing, type and control equipment; install, test, and maintain systems utilizing low voltage, hydraulic, or other operating features; inspects electrical systems at parks; makes repairs and adjustments as needed.

3. Assists with spraying projects for the prevention or eradication of pests, fungus, and insects harmful to park plants, trees, shrubs and other environ; selects appropriate chemicals and combinations to accomplish task; maintains records of spraying activities; assures chemicals are properly stored and used in conformity with county, state, or federal regulations; operates spraying equipment.

4. Operates a variety of types of small and light equipment such as mowers, sod cutters, chain saws, pruning equipment, aeration tractor, and various hand tools; performs routine and regular maintenance on equipment to assure efficiency and safety.

5. Operates complex lawn mowing equipment; mows and trims grass, bushes and shrubs; assists in pruning activities on trees, shrubs and plants; removes dead, diseased, or injured trees; stimulates health plant growth through custom pruning and cutting.

6. Performs general landscape and gardening duties; plants and transplants trees, shrubs, bushes, grass, flowers etc. as directed to develop attractive parks and grounds; performs various fertilization techniques using dry and liquid chemicals.

7. Assists in the set-up of special displays for Christmas, fiestas, festivals and other events; sets up banners, assists in the setting up of public announcement and speaker systems; assists in the cleaning and grooming of event environs to assure Parks attractive surrounds.

8. Performs various seasonal duties such as snow removal; water line winterization, etc.; performs general maintenance of ice arena, grooms surface and shaves ice; monitors and inspects refrigeration equipment; adjusts gages if necessary and restarts system.

9. Performs routine preventive maintenance on building and facility systems and equipment; calibrates thermostats; electrical systems, pneumatic controls, electrical and electronic controls, actuators, etc.; maintains boilers, domestic hot water systems and pumps.

10. Performs general maintenance on various types of building components and apparatus, i.e., , floats, pulleys, belts, switches, relays, plugs, light ballasts, light photo cells, fuses, circuit breakers, timers, , wiring, door hardware, roofing, floor and ceiling repair, dry wall, painting, caulking, concrete repair, etc.

11. Performs preventive maintenance on facility systems and equipment; maintains air conditioning system; boilers, domestic hot water systems, electrical systems, pneumatic controls, electrical and electronic controls, etc.

12. Performs general carpentry; maintains physical aspects of the county buildings such as window and door frames, woodwork; fabricates shelving, assembles and repairs furniture; repairs or replaces locks; fabricates furniture.

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13. Performs general facility security checks; checks door locks and other systems for proper operation; opens and closes doors, allowing access to facilities during regular work hours.

14. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Sufficient education and experience to demonstrate an aptitude or ability to perform above and related duties;

AND

B. One (1) year experience in the maintenance, upkeep, and beautification of turf, parks, facilities and related environ;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of maintenance equipment such as backhoe, loader, dump truck, mowers, tractor, power over seeders, aerators, thatches, welder, trimmers, etc.; landscape and sprinkler system design; flow pumps; of hazards and related safety precautions associated with equipment operations; of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and pesticides, and proper application of the same; of turf and greens management; of interpersonal communication skills.

Some Skill in use of lawn and landscaping equipment, including tractors, mowers, , chain saw, edger, weed trimmers, electric motors, pumps, sprinklers; miscellaneous hand and power tools for turf maintenance, carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical work; the operation of various types of light equipment such as front-end loader, tractor, backhoe, etc., basic mechanics, basic electrical and plumbing operations, basic carpentry and masonry.

Ability to recognize and identify common weeds and pests; recognize and identify diseases common to turf and greenery; effectively apply chemicals for the abatement and eradication of noxious weeds and insects; effectively, perform various semi-skilled and skilled functions related to building maintenance; communicate verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisor, subordinates, and the public.

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid state of New Mexico driver's license and undergo periodic State DMV license status.

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

4. Work Environment:

Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, lifting, etc. (occasionally move up to 50 pounds). Talking, hearing and seeing essential to the performance of the job. Employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. Daily exposure to weather extremes and seasonal conditions. Frequent exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exist. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, discriminating thinking. Frequent local travel required in normal course of job performance.


Detention Sergeant I

Posted on December 3, 2021 by Debbie Williams-Baker



Socorro County

Job Description

Job Title: Detention Sergeant I 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.

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from High School or GED certification.

B. Law Enforcement, Detention or Correctional Officer Certified;

AND

C. Two (2) 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.


Grants & Purchasing Clerk



Socorro County

Job Description

Job Title: Grants & Purchasing Clerk Job Code:

Division: Finance Effective Date: 10/23/18

Department: Finance Last Revised:

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of technical professional and complex administrative duties related to writing, securing and coordinating the compliance of various county-managed grants.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Finance Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Oversees day-to-day, county-wide, procurement and purchasing operations; evaluates ongoing effectiveness of existing procurement system to assure efficiency and effectiveness; assures compliance with state laws, rules and regulations. Determines procurement exceptions and emergency procurements


2. Ensures completion of all accounts payable duties of the Budget & Finance Clerk


3. Determines “sole source” vendor qualifications; negotiates with vendors, suppliers, and service providers for price breaks and volume discounts, expedited delivery dates and other needs in order to assure effective county operations.

4. Receives and reviews purchase requisitions submitted to the finance department; reviews for accuracy and quality standards; evaluates appropriateness of quantity; examines method of pricing; determines method and procedure for soliciting quotes, such as telephone, written quote, or formal bidding; assures effective utilization of purchasing authorization system; selects vendors and suppliers; issues purchase order numbers; assures strict compliance established procurement code and determines the application with various sections in relation to specific purchases.

5. Confers with department and division personnel regarding purchasing needs, specifications, quality, quantities, and delivery requirements of materials, services and products; may conduct coordinating meetings between division or department personnel and prospective suppliers to facilitate understanding of need and supplier capabilities; assists in the development and writing of Requests For Proposal(s).

6. Assists the Finance Director in reviewing purchasing following existing policies and procedures, developing and managing invitations to bid and requests for proposal to include advertisement and scheduling.

7. Assures proper use of codes and budget line item numbers; verifies proper supplier or vendors are utilized; makes recommendations related to product and supplier substitutions in order to save on cost or improve delivery.

8. May travel to vender locations to investigate their ability to deliver the quality and quantity of products or materials in a timely fashion, build effective working relationships, and negotiate agreements or follow-up on problems related to specific orders and purchases.

9. Provides general assistance to various departmental functions, i.e., budget development, conducting financial analysis; applying internal control guidelines and assisting various county departments

10. Maintains county cell phones; monitors plan minutes, use and balances; coordinates replacement of cell phones; monitors billings to prevent over-charges; monitors general use for compliance with established county cell phone policies.

11. Registers all County Vehicles, inputs vehicles into Fixed Asset FAMP system, maintains vehicle procurement and registration files, and reports active vehicles to the New Mexico Association of Counties annually.

12. With direction from Finance Director, assist in annual financial audit; create audit reports, gather documents, meet and work with auditors to understand accounts payable and procurement transactions.

13. Develops and oversees procurement training for department heads; trains incoming department heads on procurement policy, trains department heads and employees on the use of the Tyler system for requisitioning and reporting, trains department heads on use of the Bank of America Works P-Card system.


14. Assists in the management of the county asset control program; participates in the development of county-wide asset management system; assures that all equipment and assets are properly identified and assigned to proper departments; assures integrity of asset accountability by performing periodic asset audits and directs the maintenance of related records as needed.

15. In the absence of Finance Director, has authorization to perform related duties as required; Journal Entries, program reporting, and fiscal officer signatory if required by departments for fund requests.


16. Coordinates and schedules various meetings with grant end-users, grantors, county commission; may facilitate various meeting processes consistent with the public review and education process; may manage grant application content, goals and objectives

17. Monitors county secured federal and state grants for compliance with grant specifications and conditions, including reconciling and financial reporting; assures county compliance with Procurement Code; assures county receipt of disbursements of funds; develops periodic reports and reviews of program impact and progress; distributes reports to finance director, county manager, county commission, affected departments and grantor agencies as necessary; tracks expenses, coordinates with contractors, architects and others with interest in grant administration and compliance.

18. Implements the creation of financial forms for grants necessary for the day-to-day accounting of program expenditures; reviews utilization of funds to assure conformity to grant budget and authorized expenditure areas; reviews and reports impact upon county operations and grant opportunities.

19. Operates personal computer for the development and maintenance of grant fiscal records and history; creates and maintains budget spreadsheets; prepares reimbursement requests and secures grant disbursements as needed to assure availability of funds; maintains project information as needed to verify and validate draws against grants; maintains various files and records of grant documentation.

20. Monitors payments made to contract vendors for services provided in connection with grant funding; reviews claims for payment under the grant and assures compliance with procurement code and grantor terms and conditions as well as contract terms and conditions specified by the county; verifies that vendor performance meets quality standards and expectations of the county and the end users.

21. Attends various administrative and county meetings and makes presentations or participates in public discussion as needed to communicate intent, purpose and opportunity related to grants and related funding opportunities.

22. Ensures Capital Project Management System (CPMS) Reporting is submitted online to DFA monthly.

23. Ensures that Infrastructure Capital Improvement Projects (ICIP) are approved by the Board of County Commissioners, updated online and submitted to legislators annually with consideration and adherence to the reporting deadline.

24. Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school. Associates degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, finance, or related field preferred but not required;

AND

B. Two (2) years of experience in bookkeeping or accounting, governmental accounting, grantsmanship or related field;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of practices and methods of bookkeeping and accounting; interrelationships of the various county offices; computer operation, data entry, and processes related to the Finance Office, etc.; various practices in fund accounting as governed by GAAP, GASB, FASB, etc.; general office maintenance (i.e., record keeping, filing, indexing, etc.). Cause analysis concerning budget over runs and advanced mathematical computation competency; able to reveal and articulate cause analysis and provide projections.

Working knowledge of purchasing processes and procedures; principles common to effective and efficient procurement activities; cost control methods; personal computer operation and applicable software utilized in data base management activities; group processes and communication techniques; problem solving techniques and conflict resolution; basic bookkeeping and records management; standard office practices and procedures; technical writing techniques; interpersonal communication skills. Operation of standard office equipment; mathematics and advanced accounting; interpersonal communication skills and telephone etiquette; public relations. Grants and special funding environment available to the county; grantsmanship and related information network; general office maintenance and practices; computer accounting applications and various software financial programs (MS Word, Excel, Power Point); operation of standard office equipment; must have a rudimentary working knowledge of budgets in order to understand and regulate grant money usage and dissemination; telephone etiquette; basic public relations. Knowledge of FEMA program management and/or compliance is preferred but not required.

Skill in the art of cooperative problem solving; in dealing with public and public relations issues; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with State, Federal, and other local officials, elected officials, subordinate staff, co-workers and County residents.

Ability to maintain confidentiality with regard to county fiscal operations; deal tactfully with controversial issues; perform basic mathematical functions quickly and accurately; understand financial terminology; read and understand county legal documents; operate a variety of types of office equipment as personal computer, adding machine, calculator, typewriter, etc.; perform complex record keeping functions; exercise initiative and independent judgment and to react resourcefully under varying conditions; work independently and deal effectively with stress caused by work load and time deadlines; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, managers, executives, professionals, vendors, co-workers and the general public; work independently; meet multiple deadlines; effectively multitask; schedule and effectively coordinate computer project and workload demands; understand complex computer programs; develop and implement strategic planning and provide necessary documentation to support grant requirements; utilize ingenuity and innovative techniques for preparation of funding applications; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; perform basic mathematical calculations. Develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public. Must be self-directed, take the initiative, and participate as a team player to effectively coordinate grant projects from inception to completion.

3. Special Qualifications:

Must pass FEMA/NIMS and ICS courses as required for the position, within a time frame designated by administration. Preference in hiring may be given to applicants possessing Certified Purchasing Manager credentials (CPM/CPO). Must possess State Certified Procurement Officer Designation as required by NMSA 13-1-95.2.

4. Work Environment:

Typical office setting with typical climate controls. Tasks require a variety of physical activities such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, and not generally involving muscular strain. Job functions normally require talking, hearing and seeing. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required for most essential functions. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Periodic travel is a requirement of the position.

5. Must pass a background and drug and alcohol tests.


NATIVE AMERICAN VOTER CLERK/OFFICE DEPUTY CLERK I

SOCORRO COUNTY POSITION DESCRIPTION

Revised 03/2021

JOB TITLE: NATIVE AMERICAN VOTER CLERK/OFFICE DEPUTY CLERK I

Department: Office of the Clerk

Reports To: Socorro County Clerk

Any information contained in this job description has been designed to indicate the general

nature and level of work performed by employees within classification. It is not designed to

contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities

required of all employees assigned to this job.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the County Clerk, Chief Deputy Clerk or assigned supervisor, provides

information and assistance with voter rights to the extent that is needed to allow Native

Americans to effectively and efficiently participate in the electoral process.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION:

1. High School diploma or the equivalent

2. Valid New Mexico Driver's License

3. The coordinator should preferably be fluent in both the English and Navajo languages

4. Preferably able to understand and communicate in English and Navajo

5. Preferably able to read and write in both English and Navajo

6. Preferably able to translate written and oral materials from English to Navajo especially

concerning election items

7. Basic computer knowledge

8. 2 years experience in the clerical field, which includes typing and customer service

9. Ability to learn basic knowledge of all laws, policies and ordinances pertaining to the

NVRA (National Voter Registration Act) process.

10. Able to instruct Native Americans on the election process

ABILITIES/SKILLS:

Preferably able to read and write proficiently in both English and Navajo; deal with the Public

and staff in a pleasant manner; prepare and analyze reports; must be able to assume

responsibility pleasantly and efficiently; ability to learn basic knowledge of all election laws,

policies and ordinances pertaining to voting rights including basic knowledge and

understanding of Federal Voting Rights Act.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Shall serve primarily at the Socorro County Clerk's Office and will be required to attend

meetings and travel to the area of the Alamo Chapter of the Navajo Nation.

2. Will be trained in all aspects of the election process.

3. Must attend all required election seminars, workshops and trainings conducted by the

Secretary of State and the Socorro County Clerk in different areas of the state.

4. Will serve as a county deputy registration officer and assist voters to complete voter

registration forms.

5. Provide voter registration information to the community of Alamo and notify them of

any registration deadlines.

6. Provide an opportunity to register to vote by making voter registration applications

available and offer assistance in filling out the application.

7. Will attend meetings of the Navajo communities within the county on a regular basis

and will make election information available.

8. Will attend Alamo Chapter meeting and chapter officers meeting to inform them of any

election information.

9. Shall notify the chapter officers in writing of any meetings or trainings before which the

coordinator will appear.

10. Must prepare and announce election information at Alamo Chapter meeting and with

local media. (KBAR)

11. Provide an opportunity to register to vote by making voter registration applications

available and offering assistance in filling out the application by providing booths or

displays at all tribal fairs or functions around the general area of Alamo Reservation

where permitted.

12. Will conduct at least one voter registration drive at Alamo prior to every primary and

general election.

13. Perform additional duties as required by supervisor.

14. Employee will assist in conducting training of all deputy registration officers, poll

officials, translators and other election related personnel who will participate in the

program.

WORKING CONDITIONS

1. May have to work extended hours and weekends when needed

2. Worker must be able to attend meetings in Socorro and other locations as directed.

3. Lifting object weighing up to 20 pounds

4. Viewing computer monitors up to 8 hours

EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND MATERIALS

1. Equipment typically used to perform duties that include telephone, computer, fax,

copy machine, postage machine, election machines, and printers.

2. Materials and products typically handled to perform duties include a wide variety of

forms and paperwork, reports that include registration forms, absentee applications,

voter registration lists and other election forms.

Laborer I



Socorro County

Job Description

Job Title: Laborer I Job Code: 1121

Division: Operations Effective Date: 04/15

Department: Road Last Revised:

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs entry level heavy physical labor, routine and semi-skilled tasks as needed to assist in the completion of various road department projects.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the close supervision of the foreman.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Performs manual labor such as loading and unloading trucks. Performs routine and/or preventative cleaning tasks to include, buildings, roads, parking lots, and yards. Performs tasks requiring the use of a variety of hand tools and energized equipment such as picks, shovels, rakes, chain saws, jack hammers, and other medium equipment. Cleans, maintains, and stores assigned tools and equipment.

2. Operates road equipment to load materials into dump trucks and hoppers, to repair erosion and washouts, dig out bad road material, clean drainage channels, ditches, and medians and to remove snow from road.

3. Completes minor repairs on equipment such as repairing flats and replacing lights.

4. Performs preventive maintenance on vehicles by changing oil and filters, greasing parts, checking and changing batteries, checking radiator and tire pressure, inspecting transmission fluids, and washing cars.

5. Operates equipment by performing snow removal and hauling garbage, supplies, and fuel to its destinations.

6. Works the grader for mixing materials on the platform and roadway, blades unpaved roads, pulls ditches, reshapes shoulders, and removes asphalt mats.

7. Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Sufficient education and training to demonstrate an aptitude or ability to perform above and related duties;

AND

B. One (1) year of general construction or general work experience;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Some knowledge of various light to heavy equipment; hazards and safety precautions related to construction and equipment operation; traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations; construction methods and procedures typical to county service systems; equipment parts and preventive maintenance for the same.

Some Skill in operation of medium and heavy equipment.

Ability to operate simple to complex equipment in various conditions; perform manual tasks for sustained periods of time; perform minor equipment maintenance and repair; follow written and verbal instructions; read and understand prints and plans; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, the public and supervisors.

3. Special Qualifications:

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

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

Demonstrate the ability to operate a single-axle dump truck, small tractor, roller, loader, and mower.

4. Work Environment:

Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, and lifting. Talking, hearing and seeing required to safely perform essential functions. Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and some creative problem solving. Continuous travel in automobile or heavy equipment required in job performance.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THIS POSITION

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

Distinguishing features of this description:

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


Equipment Operator I



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.


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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 “B”) 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.


Detention Officer I

Posted on August 2, 2021 by Debbie Williams-Baker

Job Description
Job Title: Detention Officer I
Job Code: 721
Division: Operations
Effective Date: 04/15
Department: Detention

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

OR
C. An equivalent combination of education and experience

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.

Road Projects Supervisor





Socorro County

Job Description

Job Title: Road Projects Supervisor Job Code: 1105

Division: Operations Effective Date: 04/15

Department: Road Last Revised: 02/09

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs direct in-field supervision of employees working on all phases of construction, maintenance, and repair operations and projects of the 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 direction of Road Superintendent.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Provides general policy guidance and direct supervision to road crews, and mechanics.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

2. Oversees, maintains, and coordinates the road projects for Socorro County. Represents the county, attends pre-construction conferences as needed to coordinate involvement of local contractors, special districts, the city departments and local utilities as needed.

3. Determines maintenance priorities, e.g., seal coating, dust control, traffic counts, spring cleanup, cattle guard mapping (GPS), etc., Establishes work schedules and deadlines; inspects work in progress to assure that workmanship conforms to specifications and that construction and maintenance schedules are adhered to; oversees record keeping of all work performed, hours worked by individual employees, time records for departmental payroll, and leave records.

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

5. Discusses maintenance 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. Ensures equipment is serviced and maintained for construction projects; completes inspections and reviews service records for the road equipment.

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

8. Completes semi-skilled and skilled duties for highway maintenance and construction projects.

9. Operates a variety of road transportation vehicles during road construction; re-grades dirt roads annually; works on call 24 hours a day to respond to obstructions and problems with transportation access.

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

11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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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. Ten (10) years of general road and bridge construction experience; basic civil engineering, public works construction management or related field, two (2) years 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 possess a valid New Mexico Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Class “B and undergo periodic State DMV license status verification.

Must be CPR certified.

Must possess State and BLM Drainage Training Certificate.

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

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.



Senior Volunteer Program Director



Socorro County

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Volunteer Program Director Job Code: 209

Division: Administration Effective Date: 12/16

Department: Senior Services Last Revised: 11/21

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of advanced technical administrative duties as needed to manage the senior volunteer programs. Is responsible for administrative oversight of the program.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Senior Services Director

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Provides close to general supervision to registered staff/volunteers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Provides administrative oversight of the program by ensuring compliance with terms and conditions of the federal grant and applicable federal regulations, selection, training, and supervising of program staff. Oversees financial statements, prepares the budget, develops and implements policies and procedures, and generates required reports.

2. Recruits, trains, oversees, and monitors program participants and volunteers; works with County staff and community groups to support resource development. Maintains program quality by planning the annual program goals and objectives; ensures volunteers are placed in outcome-based assignments with measurable results; meets critical community needs while offering meaningful opportunities for the volunteers to serve the community.

3. Oversees program activities that support volunteers and schools, providing leadership, information, and consultation. Mediates concerns or conflicts that may arise within the program. Writes and updates policies and procedures for the programs to comply with state and federal requirements.

4. Develops public relations and communications in the community to provide informational programs to interested groups and organizations; prepares the newsletter and media materials; serves on community boards, councils, and committees hosting volunteer recognition events.

5. Develops, manages, and coordinates the functions for the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs for at risk children; develops, maintains, and monitors community partnership with current or future provision of volunteer opportunities for the program; monitors programming and expenditures to ensure operations according to budget.

6. Ensures recruitment, training, and placement of volunteers, provides oversight of program operations; implements and monitors grant requirements; ensures grant outcomes are met.

7. Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. High School Diploma or equivalent.

AND

B. Two (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.

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of the social services programs; funding sources; management/supervisory techniques; report writing; statistics; and public relations; volunteer management, supervision, and recruitment techniques; contract and grant procedures, requirements, and management; accessing community resources and relationship building; marketing methods; computer software, programs, the internet, and an understanding of information systems.

Senior Volunteer Program Director, page 2

Skills in data analysis; report writing; effective communication; and interpersonal relations; interpreting and communicating rules and regulations; effectively work and interact with various individuals and groups.

Ability to Recruit, manage, supervise and coordinate all functions that pertain to senior volunteer programs.

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.




Appraisal Technician







Socorro County

Job Description

Job Title: Appraisal Technician Job Code: 314

Division: Residential Property Effective Date: 04/15

Department: Assessor Last Revised:

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of entry level para-professional property assessment duties related to the appraisal of improved and unimproved rural, residential, commercial, industrial, mobile home, livestock and personal property to determine market value for county tax purposes. Performs all appraisal duties in a training capacity.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under close to general guidance and direction of the Chief Appraiser or assigned certified appraiser.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Real Property Appraisal: As a “Note Taker” assists in the reappraisal and new appraisal efforts of residential, commercial and rural properties to arrive at estimated fair market value; records appraisal information on standardized report forms; interviews persons familiar with property, takes measurements and makes sketches of the same; inspects property for construction, condition, and functional design; takes photos and compiles data according to established procedures; processes appraisal results.

2. Performs public relations in the process of conducting appraisals; travels through designated areas being alert to new construction and land development; researches building permits records, sales and leases, plat and tax rolls; locates new property developments, contacts property owners to arrange for appraisals.

3. Surveys and reviews applications for construction and building permits; uses specific methods in order to determine taxable value; operates computer and printer to obtain results needed for fair taxation; enters property values as needed.

4. Processing appraisal results; surveys county building activity for new construction or improvements; reviews application for construction and building permits as needed to schedule appraisals; assists in the development of changes in "Land Value Guideline Book"; enters field data into laptop computer for transfer into primary data server.

5. Customer Service: Provides daily customer service; responds to calls and provides counter assistance to the public; responds to questions from the public or defers the same to supervisor.

6. Performs as first level contact for property owners seeking tax exemptions, i.e., churches, charitable organizations, “Head of Family”, “Veteran’s”, “65 & Older”, “Low Income”, “disabled” etc; provides information and instruction regarding application process and eligibility requirements; assists applicants with the veteran’s/widow tax exemption and tax reduction process; performs document audits to verify eligibility.

7. May assist in the annual preparation and mailing of valuation notices; apprises property owner of protest and appeal procedures.

8. Follows established process as needed to perform changes of title, refinancing, move-ins, move-outs, etc., related to mobile home properties.

9. Maintains addresses on all assessment records.

10. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school;

AND

B. One (1) year of responsible experience performing the above or related duties;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

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2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of terminology unique to the appraisal field; current principles, procedures, techniques and approaches to value used in the appraisal of real property; public relations and interviewing methods; inter-relationship with other county offices; technical report writing; interpersonal communication skills. Some knowledge of blue print reading; drafting principles and terminology; county geography.

Ability to visually observe the details of property and arrive at a accurate and equitable appraisal; apply appropriate methods of valuation; make mathematical calculations in determining percentages, volumes, areas, acreage, etc.; ability to read legal descriptions, deeds, plat books, maps, and blue prints; operate a variety of tools and equipment i.e. calculator, computer, typewriter, camera, drafting instruments, measuring devices, etc.; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; develop and maintain effective working relationship with the public, fellow employees, and supervisors; follow written and verbal instructions; interpret, develop and analyze cost manual.

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a New Mexico Driver’s License and undergo periodic State DMV license status verification.

4. Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs generally in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Frequent travel and exposure to outside weather conditions. Tasks require variety of physical activities, periodically involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching. Talking, hearing and seeing essential to job performance. Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking.




Detention Captain




Socorro County

Job Description

Job Title: Detention Captain (Operations Captain & Administration Captain) Job Code:

Division: Operations or Administration Effective Date: 04/15

Department: Detention Last Revised: 03/18

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs first-line supervisory and professional correctional duties related to managing the daily operations of the Detention Center. Plans, directs and coordinates the jail to ensure the safety and security of employees, visitors, and prisoners.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Detention Administrator or County Sheriff.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Provides general to close supervision to the detention employees.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Manages the day-to-day 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 recommendations 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. Acts as an executive administrator under the direction of the Detention Administrator; participates in setting and carrying out the vision, mission and objectives for the facility; provides leadership and works with supervisors to develop and retain highly competent, service-oriented staff through selection, training, and day-to-day management practices that support the mission, objective and service expectations.

3. Communicates performance of staff and their assigned subordinates for evaluation by the Administrator; communicates and monitors performance expectations and provides coaching for performance improvement.

4. Assists to schedule work, vacation and compensatory days of direct-reports; maintains records; evaluates subordinate performance.

5. Assists in the development of staff detention skills; implements training programs and monitors staff progress; maintains departmental records showing training and certification achievements & activity; apprises staff of available training opportunities; coordinates training functions and in-house trainers.

6. Monitors performance of division personnel; assures compliance with established performance expectations and standard operational procedures; makes recommendations effecting employee retention, advancement, discipline and discharge; reviews grievances and serves as the first level for resolution in the grievance process; assists with internal affairs investigations.

7. Prepares special and recurring reports, recommends and implements changes to existing policies and procedures. Monitors and reviews service trends and recommend operational process changes. Assists in developing and implementing safe and security procedures.

8. Oversees the control room operations, monitors controls and unit logs, recommends changes in work procedures and practices to improve operations, provides input to staff in handling situations with inmates; handles protective custody requests, resolves difficult or volatile inmate conflicts.

9. Exercises direct supervision over detention officers, establishes work schedules, posts assignments, conducts performance evaluations, and mediates officer disputes.

10. Oversees security equipment, video equipment, key control, alarm systems, intercom systems, and other communication devices. Prepares reports of activities occurring within the facility, review reports submitted by detention sergeants, corporals and officers, evaluates information and recommends actions.

11. Interacts with outside agencies to assist in the coordination of detention services; responds to and resolves difficult inquires and complaints from the general public, visitors, and outside agencies.

12. Handles inmate grievances; investigates reported wrong-doings and other circumstances that the inmate has expressed concerns, documents findings, reports any major violation and/or grievances that require a higher level authority.

13. Responsible for management of facility and/or asset maintenance and repair.

14. Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from High School or GED certification

B. Certified Correctional or Law Enforcement Officer;

AND

C. Six (6) years of progressively responsible correctional, law enforcement, or leadership experience;

OR

D. 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 definitions and special language, computer operations and related software, detention center security and policies; methods and techniques of effective supervision and teamwork; interpersonal communication skills; considerable knowledge of English, grammar and technical writing skills.

Working knowledge of budgets, basic purchasing, the basic principles of psychology, sociology and mental health issues found in a detention environment; basic understanding of the effects of narcotic use and withdrawals; elementary first aid techniques and procedures; principles of effective supervision and employee motivation; basic understanding of investigative techniques.

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain working relationships with inmates, the public, outside agencies and other departments; restrain physically violent prisoners; react quickly to novel situations under conditions of stress; define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and develop sound, independent conclusions and recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, rules and policies; to deescalate hostile or stressful situations.

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

Must have successfully completed the Corrections, Detention or Law Enforcement Academy and be certified as a Law Enforcement or 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

Complete designated LocalGovU curriculum within one-year time period.

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.



Clerk Cashier I (PART TIME)






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.




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Employee Benefits

Medical/Dental/Life

Socorro County participates in the health insurance cafeteria plans sponsored by the State of New Mexico Risk Management Division Employee Benefits Bureau (EBB). That Bureau is responsible for the procurement and administration of benefits-including Medical, Dental and Vision. More information can be found at the Bureau's Benefits Information page.

Retirement

Retirement benefits are provided through the Public Employees Retirement Association. More information, can be found at the PERA website. In addition to County-sponsored plans, employees have additional deferred compensation investment opportunities.

Employee Assistance Program

All Socorro County employees and their families have access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services through The Solutions Group. Employees and their families (family members in the same household and eligible dependents) have access to the following:

  • Up to 6 free confidential counseling sessions per occurrence

  • 24/7/365 access

  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

  • Supervisor consultation and referral support

  • Employee Training and Education

  • Toll free access at 1-855-231-7737 or www.solutionsbiz.com (contact Debbie for the password).

  • Access to the Santa Fe EAP office located in the PHS Clinic at 454 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe NM 87505