Human Resources

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 HR Department.


Salina A. Lopez

HR Director

575-835-0589 x1107

slopez@co.socorro.nm.us 

PO Box I

Socorro NM 87801

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

DETENTION OFFICER I



Job Title:      Detention Officer I                                                                   Job Code:     721

Division:      Operations                                                                              Effective Date:     04/15

Department: Detention                                                                                Last Revised:  

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of entry level law enforcement duties related to the security, safety, order, operation and maintenance of county jail facilities, including incarceration and detention of prisoners.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

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

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Corrections: Receives ongoing on-the-job training; attends academy training sessions receiving instruction in the duties, responsibilities, liabilities and physical environment associated with the correction officer functions; assists with processing of inmate grievances.

 

2.        Supervises inmates in county jail in accordance with established policies, regulations and procedures while assuming responsibility for all needs (physical, medical, etc.) of the prisoners during detention; issues medications as prescribed by physicians.

 

3.        Performs various tasks associated with inmate admissions; books prisoners; reviews offense status and classification (violent, non-violent, etc.) to determine appropriate level of security and confinement; performs releases and required by court order; conducts strip searches.

 

4.        Observes conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes; searches inmates and cells for contraband articles; patrols assigned areas for evidence of forbidden activities, infractions of rules and unsatisfactory attitudes or adjustment of prisoners, and reports observations to supervisor; performs inmate supervision during recreation and meal periods.

 

5.        Inspects locks, grills, doors and gates for tampering; conducts cell “shake-downs” and inspections; employs various forms of discipline as needed to maintain order among prisoners, if necessary.

 

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

 

7.        Secures all valuables and/or belongings and follows standard procedures designated for the disposing or maintaining of the same; orders and serves meals to prisoners and provides or obtains medical aid if needed; administers medication as prescribed by doctor.

 

8.        Prepares arrest records including reports, bookings, releases, fingerprinting and mug shot photography (identifying the prisoner and charge against him/her); assists in the maintenance of various records and information reporting materials and data base.

 

9.        Supervises trustees or prisoners on general work details inside and outside of jail; performs general maintenance of jail facility and environs; repairs safety and security devices; cleans and sanitizes cells; maintains inmate recreation area and equipment.

 

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

 

11.     Performs other related duties as assigned.

 


Detention Officer I, page 2

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.         Education and Experience:

 

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

AND

B. No experience necessary.

 

2.         Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Some knowledge of the fundamentals of proper search and seizure; federal, state and local laws and regulations related to jail activities; dispatch communication equipment; basic principles of psychology and sociology; elementary first aid techniques and procedures.

 

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain working relationships with inmates, the public and other departments; restrain physically violent prisoners; react quickly to various situations under conditions of stress.

 

3.         Special Qualifications

 

Must have successfully completed the Corrections Academy and be certified as a Correctional Officer.

Must work on-call 24 hours.

Must receive 40 hours annual training to maintain certification.

Must pass a background investigation.

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

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

 

4.         Work Environment:

 

             Functions of the position generally performed in a controlled environment.  Occasional travel.  Many functions of the work pose high degree of hazard uncertainty.  Physical readiness and conditioning may be a condition of job retention.  Various levels of mental application required, i.e., memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving.  Continuous use of motor skills. Periodic exposure to the presence of blood borne or airborne pathogens.





NATIVE AMERICAN VOTER CLERK/OFFICE DEPUTY CLERK-PART-TIME (13 HOURS PER WEEK)

SOCORRO COUNTY POSITION DESCRIPTION

Revised 03/2021

JOB TITLE: NATIVE AMERICAN VOTER CLERK/OFFICE DEPUTY CLERK I-PART-TIME (13 HOURS PER WEEK)

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.

SHERIFF'S DEPUTY II

Deputy Sheriff II Job Code:                                                                              1216 

Division:      Operations                                                                              Effective Date:     11/22

Department: Sheriff                                                                                    Last Revised:  

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

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

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

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

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

14. Performs related duties as required.

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALFICATIONS:

 

1.                    Education and Experience:

 

A. Graduation from High School or GED certification, plus successful completion of  Police Officers Standards and Training Academy.

AND

B. One (1) year of experience performing deputy sheriff or related duties;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.         Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

3.         Special Qualifications:

 

Must pass a background investigation

Must be at least 21 years of age.

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

Must work rotating shift work.

Must work on-call 24 hours.

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

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

 

 

4.         Functions of the position generally performed in a patrol vehicle controlled environment.  Constant travel.  Many functions of the work pose high degree of hazard uncertainty.  Physical readiness and conditioning may be a condition of job retention.  Various levels of mental application required, i.e., memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving.  Continuous use of motor skills. Periodic exposure to the presence of blood borne or airborne pathogens.

 



SHERIFF'S DEPUTY III

Job Title:      Deputy Sheriff III                                                                     Job Code:     1215

Division:      Operations                                                                              Effective Date:     11/22

Department: Sheriff                                                                                    Last Revised:  

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

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

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

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

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

May provide close supervision to Deputy Sheriff I or II while in training or on a project-by-project basis. May serve as a Field Training Officer, FTO.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

14. Performs related duties as required.

 

 Deputy Sheriff II, page 2

 

 

. MINIMUM QUALFICATIONS:

 

1.                    Education and Experience:

 

A. Graduation from High School or GED certification, plus successful completion of  Police Officers Standards and Training Academy.

AND

B. Four (4) years of experience performing deputy sheriff or related duties;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.         Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

3.         Special Qualifications:

 

Must pass a background investigation

Must be at least 21 years of age.

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

Must work rotating shift work.

Must work on-call 24 hours.

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

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

 

 

4.         Functions of the position generally performed in a patrol vehicle controlled environment.  Constant travel.  Many functions of the work pose high degree of hazard uncertainty.  Physical readiness and conditioning may be a condition of job retention.  Various levels of mental application required, i.e., memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving.  Continuous use of motor skills. Periodic exposure to the presence of blood borne or airborne pathogens.




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