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As a member of the Socorro County team, you will have the opportunity to serve your community in an environment that promotes responsibility, accountability, transparency and team work. 

Applications are only accepted for positions that have been opened and must be submitted online (click on "Employment Application Form" to apply)

Socorro County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Clerk/Cashier II

posted Nov 13, 2017, 8:10 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description


Job Title:          Clerk/Cashier II                                                                           Job Code:             620

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     County Treasurer                                                                        Last Revised:       06/15




Performs a variety of working level complex clerical tasks as needed to expedite the mailing, collecting, and receipting of county property tax; participates in the issuance of tax notices and recording of tax remittances as required by law of the office of County Treasurer.




Works under the general supervision of the Assistant County Treasurer.




Provides immediate to close supervision to Clerk Cashier I while in training or on a project-by-project basis.




1.        Customer Service, Collections and Receipting: Collects tax payments, fines, fees, forfeitures paid to the county over the counter and through mail and receipts the same; responds to public questions and provides information related to 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.


2.        Performs general money management duties related to balancing cash drawers; reviews and reconciles all payments for accuracy and completeness and prepares deposits daily


3.        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, researches legal descriptions and updates records. Provides mortgage companies with necessary documentation of tax amounts or escrow collections. 


4.        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.


5.        AccountingAssists in general functions of the department as needed; posts amount received to proper accounts; responds to questions from departments regarding revenue collections for the month. 


6.        Monitoring account payable process re: posting to Treasurer’s general ledger account, ensures compliance & adherence of state procurement and fund verification for all accounts (payables).



7.        Assist with End of month closing.



8.        Assists in conducting extensive research of accounts having delinquent taxes; and researches most current addresses for returned mail etc.



9.        Performs other related duties as required.




1.             Education and Experience:


A.                   Graduation from high school or GED certification;


B.             One (1) year of experience in data entry, i.e. payments, collections, finances, accounting or performing above or related duties;


C.            An equivalent combination of education and experience.


2.             Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Working knowledge of the operation and responsibilities of the County Treasurer's office; laws and regulations governing tax assessment and collection in the county; bookkeeping practices and procedures; general office maintenance, (i.e., record keeping, filing, indexing, etc.); interrelationships of various county offices; tax process and related charges and fines; standard banking processes and procedures; telephone etiquette, computer format and data entry on the County system; personal computer operations, word processor and various software packages, i.e., word files, spreadsheets, etc.


Skill in the use of personal computer; telephone etiquette and interpersonal communications.


Clerk/Cashier II, page 2


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.


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 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 second of a two-level series in the clerk cashier job family.


Distinguishing features of this series:


At this level the incumbent determines the methods and procedures used to complete work assignments. The incumbent understands the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. The incumbent performs tasks, and operating standard or specialized office equipment. The incumbent may receive continuing or individual assignments. Recurring and more basic problems are handled independently, with more difficult problems being referred to a supervisor for assistance

Senior Center Services Tech

posted Nov 6, 2017, 7:27 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description


Job Title:          Senior Center Services Tech                                                       Job Code:              231

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:    01/16

Department:     Senior Services                                                                          Last Revised:       




Performs services for the seniors at Socorro, Magdalena and Veguita Centers as needed in various capacities.




Works under the general supervision of the Director of Senior Services.








1.        Provides the transporting of food to customers; counts and loads food in containers into vehicle; delivers meals to assigned destination.

2.        Delivers catered meals to Senior Centers on a daily basis; returns cooking pans to main center;

3.        Reports immediately to appropriate organizations, such as 911, Adult Protective Services, or law enforcement, dangerous or unsafe observances.

4.        Inspects vehicle, checking lights, tires, horn, emergency equipment and exterior for damage. Reports equipment damage or failure. Fuels and cleans vehicle. Provides maintenance of vehicle and vehicle monthly logs.

5.        Informs customers of other Aging Services opportunities and services.

6.        May assist with preparing lunches for home deliveries.

7.        May assist with custodial duties such as cleaning the centers,

8.        May assist in the kitchen with cooking duties

9.        May assist with office paperwork

10.     May complete other errands.

11.     Performs other related duties as required




1.             Education and Experience:


A. Six (6) months of work experience in a position with related driving.



B.  An Equivalent combination of education and experience.


2.             Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Knowledge of defensive driving techniques and traffic laws; vehicle maintenance needs and mechanical operations; related technology, such as two-way radios, GPS units, or other mobile devices; food handling.

Ability to exercise good defensive driving techniques; operate a variety of vehicles; work effectively during periods of inclement weather and/or adverse road conditions; drive safely and effectively in high stress situations involving traffic or customers; exercise good analytical judgment; follow operating policies and procedures; relate to customers of diverse backgrounds; sense direction and location of addresses; follow written and oral instructions; work independently; perform moderate record and data keeping tasks; provide conflict resolution; communicate clearly and professionally with internal and external customers.


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

                Must possess or obtain a current Food Handler Permit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Senior Services Tech, page 2


                Do to the nature of the work, the successful applicant must pass a required background investigation.


4.             Work Environment:


Working with the aging population, lifting food containers in and out of truck, and regularly lifting wheel chairs & other mobility devices in and out of vehicle. Walking on a variety of terrains while carrying items or assisting clients. Standing, walking, bending, sitting, stretching, regularly lifting 25-50 lbs.. Exposure to all types of weather. 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.


posted Nov 6, 2017, 7:19 AM by Debra Williams-Baker







            1.  Responsible for pick up and return of seniors for meals

            2.  Pick up and return senior participants to appointments, shopping, etc.

3.  Complete daily route sheet recording passenger name, destination, mileage and number of transportation units as described in policies.

            4.  Train volunteers, as needed, for meal delivery, transportation, etc.

            5.  Perform daily preventive maintenance on vans and make program

6.  Assist Meal Site manager with any set up or breakdown of dining area when necessary

7.  Create a pleasant atmosphere for the participants while in transit

8.  Make sure all rules and regulations as established by policy for transportation of participants are complied with

9.  Performs other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor or Director

10.  Responsible for light maintenance at the Northern Site

11.  Responsible for the regular pick up and regular grounds keeping of the outside of the Northern Site

12.  Responsible for assisting the Site Manager in the day to day cleaning of the site


Specified Requirements:

            1.  A valid New Mexico driver’s license

            2.  Good oral and communication skills

            3.  Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

            4.  High Scholl Diploma or GED

Solid Waste Attendant

posted Jul 31, 2017, 8:41 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description


Job Title:          Solid Waste Attendant                                                                 Job Code:             1310

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Solid Waste                                                                                Last Revised:       




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




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









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


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


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



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


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


6.         Acts as the attendant on-call.


7.        Perform other related duties as assigned.




1.                    Education & Experience


A.       Graduation from high school or GED;


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


C.        An equivalent combination of education and experience


2.        Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


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


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


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


Solid Waste Attendant, page 2



3.        Special Qualifications


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

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


4.        Work Environment


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

Detention Officer

posted Apr 18, 2011, 11:11 AM by Delilah Walsh   [ updated Feb 22, 2017, 7:11 AM by DA Walsh ]

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

1. Education and Experience:
A. Graduation from high school plus successful completion of Academy training leading to the acquisition of a Correctional Officer Certification;
B. No experience necessary.

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

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

3. Special Qualifications
Must have successfully completed the Corrections Academy and be certified as a Correctional Officer.
Must work on-call 24 hours.
Must receive 40 hours annual training to maintain certification.
Must pass a background investigation.
Must possess a valid New Mexico Driver’s License and undergo periodic State DMV license status verification.
Must pass FEMA/NIMS and ICS courses as required for the position, within a time frame designated by administration

4. Work Environment:

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

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