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

NATIVE AMERICAN VOTER CLERK/OFFICE DEPUTY CLERK

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.

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.



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.




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.


Laborer, page 2

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.



Custodial Maintenance Worker











Socorro County

Job Description

Job Title: Custodial Maintenance Worker Job Code: 920

Division: Operations Effective Date: 04/15

Department: Facilities Management Last Revised:

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of entry level unskilled and semi-skilled duties as needed to assure proper cleaning and routine maintenance of county facilities.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the close to general supervision of the Grounds/Equipment Supervisor.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Performs facility care and cleaning tasks such as vacuuming, mopping, floor stripping and refinishing, carpet cleaning, auto scrubbing, etc.

2. Monitors custodial supplies and materials inventory; apprises supervisor of shortages.

3. Sweeps, buffs, dusts, strips, washes, and polishes hard surface floors; washes and cleans walls, door frames, doors, and glass; empties and cleans waste receptacles; cleans disinfects and sanitizes rest room sinks and bowls; washes windows; vacuums and shampoos carpets and entry rugs and mats; maintains work closets and monitors availability of supplies.

4. Operates various cleaning equipment such as power buffer, carpet extraction machine, etc.; mixes chemicals as needed to perform specialized cleaning functions.

5. 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.

6. Performs various logistical and minor maintenance duties; sets up for special events, moves tables, chairs, and podiums; assembles tables and miscellaneous furniture upon delivery, signs for deliveries; assists in performing general maintenance; replaces burned out lamps; performs routine plumbing and repairs.

7. Empties recycling receptacles; ensures proper processing of recyclable materials.

8. Operates motorized vehicles for outside landscape for mowing lawns and grounds maintenance.

9. Provides basic assistance to the general public directing them to various offices and locations within the facilities.

10. Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school or GED;

AND

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

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of procedures, tools, equipment and materials used in custodial work; safety practices of custodial work and use of cleaning agents and equipment; light painting and carpentry jobs.

Ability to operate tools and equipment used in custodial work; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to perform heavy lifting and other duties requiring moderate physical strength; decipher label warnings and instructions. Ability to develop working relationship with other employees and supervisor(s).

Custodial Maintenance Worker, page 2

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a 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:

Incumbent of the position performs both indoor and outdoor physically demanding duties. Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as lifting, walking, and standing, stooping, reaching, hearing and seeing. Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity required. Bending, stooping, working on ladders, scaffolding, etc.; working in outside adverse weather conditions. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, and emotional stability and discriminating thinking, guided problem solving. May be required to lift if excess of 50 pounds in normal course of job performance. On call to respond to emergency situations


Emergency Services Technician I



Socorro County

Job Description

Job Title: Emergency Services Technician I Job Code:

Division: Operations Effective Date: 4/14/2022

Department: Emergency Services Last Revised:

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of working level, complex technical duties assisting in the planning, coordinating, organizing, responding to, and carrying out of county-wide emergency response, planning, mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery activities and communication.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general guidance and direction of the Emergency Service Administrator or when directed the GIS/MSAG System Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Assist in communication with various Federal, State, and Local agencies, e.g. law enforcement, fire, communications, hospital, health, public works, American Red Cross, State Office of Emergency Management, Department of Public Safety, Forest Service, BLM, utility companies, and other authorities or agencies for up-to-date contact and agency information relating to emergency operations in the county.

2. Maintain local, state, and federal form types related to interaction between agencies.

3. Assist in managing the GIS cadastral map for the county, including learning to read deeds and surveys, draw parcel lines in COGO using ESRI software. Operating copy machines, large scale plotter and scanner.

4. Answer phone calls and interact, in person, with clients in a professional and timely manner.

5. Learn about managing the radio systems and FCC licenses; how to maintain channel plans, and program mobiles, portables, and base stations.

6. During Countywide emergencies assists the Emergency Management Office as assigned.

7. Perform other related duties as assigned or necessary that are related to emergency management and within the scope of this job.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent.

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Basic understanding of electricity, electronics, radio, telephones, and computers.

Demonstrable Skill(s) to operate standard office equipment; basic mathematics; interpersonal communication skills and telephone etiquette.

Skill in communicating for effective working relationships with State and Federal agencies, and other local officials, elected officials, and County residents

3. Special Qualifications:

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

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

4. Work Environment:

Performance of duties typically occur in a comfortable office setting with normal climate controls; there can be occasional exposure to weather extremes or hazardous surroundings related to disaster or emergency field operations. There is some potential for considerable work environment stress associated with emergency operations and disaster management. Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, and reaching. Continuous talking, hearing, and seeing required in the normal course of performing the job. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform essential functions. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, and creative problem solving. Periodic travel required in normal course of job performance. Periodic lifting (50 lbs.) associated with emergency operations, i.e., sand bagging, etc.




Deputy Sheriff I (CADET)











Socorro County

Job Description

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

Division: Operations Effective Date: 04/15

Department: Sheriff Last Revised:

GENERAL PURPOSE

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

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

14. Performs related duties as required.

Deputy Sheriff I, page 2

. MINIMUM QUALFICATIONS:

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from High School or GED certification,

AND

B. No experience necessary.

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

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

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

3. Special Qualifications:

Must pass a background investigation

Must be at least 21 years of age.

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

Must work rotating shift work.

Must work on-call 24 hours.

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

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

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



Deputy Sheriff II













Socorro County

Job Description

Job Title: Deputy Sheriff II Job Code: 1216

Division: Operations Effective Date: 04/15

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.

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. 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. Two (2) years 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.




Equipment Operator III (IN HOUSE ONLY)















Socorro County

Job Description

Job Title: Equipment Operator III Job Code: 1115

Division: Operations Effective Date: 04/15

Department: Road Last Revised:

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs advanced level 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. Performs as a trouble shooter with competence at master level in all aspects of heavy equipment operation.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general direction of Road Supervisor or Foreman.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None. May provide oversight to the Maintenance Operators I&II while in training or on new equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Performs pre-trip inspection to ensure safe operations of trucks and equipment per regulations.

2. Preforms work orders; assists labor crews; may flag traffic around work site.

3. Repairs, builds or installs, sewer pipes, man holes, catch basins, lift stations, valves and/or leaks; may cut and thread pipes.

4. Operates trucks, dump trucks and pups, snow plow and sanders in hauling, plowing and cleaning streets and highways; repairs and replaces highway markers and road signs; operates mower to clear and maintain weed growth; controls tree growth in the right-of-ways; operates dozer as needed to control fires by pushing fire breaks.

5. 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.

6. Operates a 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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. Five (5) 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:

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.

Journey 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 of the next level.

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.

Five (5) years of experience operating heavy and light equipment or an equivalent amount of education and/or experience.

Obtain training required to operate dozer as needed to control fires by pushing fire breaks.

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.

This is the third of a three-level series in the Equipment Operator job family.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THIS POSITION

At this level the work usually requires an advanced to master skill level. The incumbent performs an extensive range of operator tasks. These include performing responsible and/or difficult processes, as well as interpreting and applying both general and departmental policies and procedures. A supervisor defines the objectives, priorities, and deadlines of the work, but the incumbent plans and performs successive steps and resolves problems independently.





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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