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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.

Appraisal Technician

posted Dec 4, 2019, 8:25 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Appraisal Technician                                                                   Job Code:              314

Division:          Residential Property                                                                   Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Assessor                                                                                   Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

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

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

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

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

9.        Maintains addresses on all assessment records.

 

10.     Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A.             Graduation from high school;

AND

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

OR

C.            An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

 

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2.             Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

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

 

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

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

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

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

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

Detention Sergeant I (In House Only)

posted Nov 25, 2019, 2:30 PM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Detention Sergeant I                                                                    Job Code:             715

Division:          Operations                                                                                  Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Detention                                                                                    Last Revised:        03/18

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of supervisory, and full performance level detention officer duties related to the security, safety, order, operation and maintenance of county detention facilities, including incarceration and detention of prisoners.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

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

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

Provides close supervision to Corporals, Officers-In-Charge and Detention Officer(s) II or I.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Supervises assigned staff; prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects, counsels, coaches, trains and instructs employees; schedules staff and calls out additional officers to cover shifts or emergencies; approves days off; monitors detention staff to ensure policies are being followed; instructs and makes changes to improve performance.

 

2.        Prepares and maintains a variety of reports as requested by administration; prepares a variety of daily reports, including post assignments, briefing sheets, impaction sheets, count sheets and laundry sheets; prepares periodic reports, including incident reports, behavior reports, transport reports, court reports and disciplinary reports.

 

3.        Supervises inmates in county jail in accordance with established policies, regulations and procedures while assuming responsibility for all needs (physical, medical, etc.) of the prisoners during detention; issues medications as prescribed by physicians; assists with processing of inmate grievances; oversees the emergency response team.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

12.     Performs other related duties as required.

 

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A.     Graduation from High School or GED certification.

 

B.     Law Enforcement, Detention or Correctional Officer Certified;

AND

C.    Two (2) years of experience performing above duties and two years supervisory experience;

OR

D.    An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

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

 

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

 

3.             Special Qualifications

 

Must be certified as a Law Enforcement, Correctional or Detention Officer.

Must work on-call 24 hours.

Must receive 40 hours annual training to maintain certification.

Must pass a background investigation.

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

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

                Complete designated LocalGovU curriculum within one-year time period.

 

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

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

Cook-Driver-Northern Center

posted Nov 25, 2019, 9:31 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

 

Job Title:          Cook-Driver-Northern Center                                                        Job Code:             235

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:   09/19 

Department:     Senior Services                                                                          Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of entry level duties involved in the preparation of meals for the Senior Center meals program.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general guidance and direction of site manager.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Assists the site manager with preparing daily meals for the Senior Center and Meals on Wheels programs; prepares the side dishes for the daily menus; completes daily food preparation; prepares meals for transport by packing food; covers for the lead cook in his or her absence. 

 

2.        Completes kitchen duties by cleaning cooking areas, ovens, stoves, counter tops, and floors; maintains kitchen logs; maintains the cleaning of the grease traps and stove hoods.

 

3.        Ensures dishes are washed, cleaned, and stored; cleans pots and pans; assists with getting ready for food deliveries.

 

4.        Sets-up for meals, gets dishes ready for food placement,  retrieves package food and displays on tables, assists with packing food for delivery, replenishes supplies.

 

5.        In charge of various meal reports, weekly food orders, temperature logs and inventory.

 

6.        May be required to deliver meals and/or seniors.

 

7.        May perform light custodial duties.

 

8.        Performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A. One (1) year of work experience in in meal preparation, preferably with experience in group meal preparation.

           

OR

B.  An Equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Working knowledge of group meal preparation; the requirements, regulations, and standards for a Senior Meal Program and kitchen; AAA policies; understands and adheres to County personnel policies, Senior Meal Program regulations, Senior Center policies and food handling requirements.

Ability to follow written instructions, prepare food in a timely manner, operate a stove, use a cutting knife, and follow recipes, work closely with other agency personnel; communicate effectively; deal tactfully with the public; assist with  maintaining an efficient, orderly kitchen; prepare meals according to directions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors and peers; comprehend and follow instructions; make arithmetic calculations accurately at an acceptable speed; prioritize concurrent demands; work independently; maintain a courteous, helpful manner; work in a team environment; use word processing [Microsoft Word or WordPerfect] and spreadsheet software [Microsoft Excel] programs.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Cook-Driver-Northern, page 2

               

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

                Current Food Handler Permit in 30 days of employment and New Mexico Driver’s License.

                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; 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.

Equipment Operator II (In House Only)

posted Oct 28, 2019, 2:45 PM by Debra Williams-Baker   [ updated Dec 3, 2019, 2:55 PM ]

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Equipment Operator II                                                                 Job Code:            1116

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Road                                                                                          Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs journey 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.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general direction of Road Superintendent or Foreman.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

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

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Operates trucks, dump trucks and pups, snow plow and sanders in hauling, plowing and cleaning streets and highways; repairs and replaces highway markers and road signs; operates mower to clear and maintain weed growth; controls tree growth in the right-of-ways.

 

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

 

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

 

4.        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.

 

5.        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.

 

6.        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.

 

7.        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.

 

8.        Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALFICATIONS

 

1.                    Education and Experience:

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

AND

B.             Three (3) years of experience in operation and maintenance of medium and heavy sized equipment;

OR

C.            An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

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.

 


 

Equipment Operator II, page 2

 

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 possess a valid New Mexico Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Class “B) 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.

Will be required to pass a performance test, which will consist of actual operation of construction and maintenance equipment.

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.

Detention Center Clerk

posted Oct 28, 2019, 2:31 PM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Detention Center Clerk                                                                Job Code:             735 

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Detention                                                                                    Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of working level complex clerical duties as needed to expedite various administrative functions of the Detention Center.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general supervision of the Detention Center Administrator.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Provides office management services, maintains office records; composes correspondence, prepares time sheets; filing and maintaining all Detention records and reports; assists to prepare billings for housing of prisoners.

 

2.        Performs receptionist duties and provides information of a general nature or refers others to appropriate staff member; forwards paperwork of prospective visitors, defendants and respondents for BCI/NCIC/Statewide clearance; processes inmate mail and money according to policy; updates inmate records and accounts as needed; performs daily mail run; examines mail to screen contraband.

 

 

3.        Attends Board meeting; takes minutes; transcribes minutes and distributes for review and approval.

 

4.        Maintains files, reports, records, logs, documents; receives and processes civil and/or criminal documents, reviews for accuracy,

 

5.        Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A.             One year of experience performing above or related duties.

Or

B.             An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

 

Working Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, grammar, spelling, and punctuation, various numeric and alpha record systems; MS Office, Excel, Word, Quicken, etc.; use of  the Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) TAC; general office management practices and procedures of the Detention Center; the civil functions of Detention and its interrelationship with other county departments; interpersonal communication skills. Working knowledge of legal processes associated with the maintenance of public records and documents; GRAMA; interpersonal communication skills, bookkeeping and basic accounting.

 

                Skill in typing and computer entry.

 

                Ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment, and to act resourcefully under varying conditions; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationship with other employees, supervisors, elected officials, other departments and the general public; establish and maintain comprehensive records and files.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3.             Special Qualifications:

 

May be required to be or become BCI/TAC certified.

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 in a typical setting with appropriate climate controls.  Tasks require a 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 required.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking.

Emergency Services Administrator

posted Sep 18, 2019, 9:52 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Emergency Services Administrator                                               Job Code:             800

Division:          Administration                                                                             Effective Date:     09/19

Department:     Emergency Services                                                                   Last Revised:        09/19

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Under Executive direction, performs a variety of Administrative, technical and operations duties related to the planning, coordinating, organizing, responding to, and carrying out of county-wide emergency response, planning, mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery activities and communication functions covering natural, technical, WMD, or CBRNE events.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general supervision of the Socorro County Manager. 

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

Provides general supervision to Emergency Management Coordinator(s), Emergency Services Technicians, County GIS personnel and County Fire Marshal(s). Shall provide supervision to county-wide assigned staff and/or volunteers assisting or participating in special events, projects, exercises, or actual emergencies.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Manages department operations; prepares and recommends annual budget; oversees staff, evaluates performance and makes recommendations affecting hiring, retention, advancement, discipline and termination.

2.        Ensures fire and safety inspections are conducted of existing and under construction residential, business, institutional, commercial and public buildings to determine conformity to local fire prevention codes and ordinances; monitors compliance with hazardous materials regulations; determines application of regulations regarding storage and elimination of hazardous materials.

3.        Plans, organizes and implements emergency services and disaster preparedness programs; develops plans and mobilize materials and resources to meet emergencies.

4.        Develops plans for maintaining the Operational Area Emergency Operations Center.

5.        Is assigned as the County Emergency Manager.

6.        Responsible for coordinating the plans of various components of the Incident Command System-fire, police, EMS, public works, FEMA, Homeland Security, volunteers and the many other groups contributing to the County’s management of emergencies; manages emergency operations in compliance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidelines.

7.        In times of declared or undeclared emergency affecting the lives, health or property of Socorro County or its citizens, coordinates response and recovery efforts utilizing all necessary equipment, facilities, and personnel belonging to Socorro County; assists with emergency efforts if called upon by other political subdivisions with Socorro County or neighboring counties.

8.        Oversees development and maintenance of departmental records.

9.        Consults and coordinates with other departments, agencies and user groups regarding recovery and mitigation programs and efforts.

10.     Directs the preparation of contract agreements; appears before the Board of Socorro County Commissioners and other state or federal bodies to present plans, recommendations, projects, objectives, goals and timetables.

11.     Ensures the coordination of departmental fire prevention activities and programs; oversees and participates as a member of the department management team; recommends policies, procedures and practices to enhance the effectiveness of the department; oversees and ensures appropriate and required county and city-wide inspection and fire investigation functions are implemented and maintained.

12.     Responsible for coordinating the plans of various components of the Incident Management System – fire and police, EMS, public works, FEMA, Homeland Security, volunteers and the many other groups contributing to the County’s management of emergencies; manages emergency operations in compliance with National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidelines. 

13.     Establishes cooperative working relationships with various Federal, State, and Local agencies, i.e. law enforcement, fire, communications, hospital, health, public works, Schools both Public and Private, American Red Cross, OMI, State Office of

14.     Emergency Management, Department of Public Safety, Forest Service, BLM, utility companies, and other authorities or agencies to mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover from unforeseen emergencies or disasters. 

15.     Coordinates and organizes as needed or requested, various drills or exercises that simulate emergency situations or scenarios, i.e. natural, technical, WMD, or CBRNE events; involves community leaders and residents as needed to educate and prepare, testing the effectiveness of the All Hazards Emergency Operations Plan (AHEOP). 

 

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16.     Coordinates, Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meetings involving elected officials, first responders, volunteers, and business owners; facilitates discussion regarding HAZMAT management and the acquisition of MSDS, SARA.  Coordinates, locally and through external training facilities, training programs geared toward emergency preparedness and CBRNE response.

17.     Develops and establishes relationships with various emergency contacts, resources, facilities, retail outlets, and private contractors; maintains current contact/resource list and directory; conducts periodic evaluations and completes Risk and Threat Assessment as required by the New Mexico department of Homeland Security emergency Management (NMDHSEM); assures County eligibility and qualifications to receive funding for equipment and training programs; coordinates with equipment suppliers, through the NMDHSEM, for materials and equipment orders; disburses equipment to the appropriate agencies as received.

18.     Performs various administrative duties related to the application and securing of Socorro County’s Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG); complies with the reporting terms and conditions of the grant, i.e. prepares and submits quarterly reports that correspond to the EMPG “Statement of Work”.

19.     Coordinates various public information, training, and education efforts; attends conferences, delivers public addresses, participates in various public events such as resource fairs, delivers presentations to groups, schools, and Government leaders.  Shall participate in relevant meetings and trainings statewide/nationwide held by outside organizations such as County LEPC, NM-VOAD, Red Cross, FEMA, DHS, DPS, etc.

20.     Performs other related duties as required.

 

TYPICAL TASKS

 

To include but not limited to: Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and controls the programs and activities of the Office of Emergency Services through subordinate staff; plans, organizes and implements emergency services and disaster preparedness programs; develops plans to mobilize materials and resources to meet emergencies; conducts tests and exercises to determine adequacy of disaster preparations; develops plans for maintaining the Operational Area Emergency Operations Center; develops short and long range goals for programs and activities; analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of existing operations and implements improvements in department services; reviews program funding needs and directs and participates in the formulation, preparation and presentation of departmental budgets; oversees development and maintenance of departmental records; consults and coordinates with other departments, other agencies and user groups concerning coordinated planning of emergency response, recovery and mitigation programs; serves on ongoing advisory bodies including the Disaster Council, Operational Area Council, County Fire Department Advisory Commission and serves as liaison to the 911 communication Joint Powers Agency; selects, assigns, directs, reviews and evaluates the work of subordinate staff; directs the preparation of contract agreements; appears before the Board of Supervisors and other state or federal bodies to present recommendations, plans, projects, objectives, goals and timetables; prepares reports concerning projects, services, contracts and operation for the County Administrative Office, other agencies and the Board of Supervisors; evaluates legislation affecting departmental operations; encourages the training and professional development of top County personnel involved in emergency response; prepares reports and correspondence; attends meetings and conferences.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

·         Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of effective organizational management;

·         Thorough knowledge of the principles of personnel management; 

·         Thorough knowledge of local government organization and operation;

·         Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices necessary to plan, organize, direct, implement, evaluate and coordinate complex and varied programs;

·         Thorough knowledge of the Federal and State laws, policies programs and plans for emergency and disaster management;

·         Working knowledge of governmental financing and budgeting as they affect an operating department.

·         Possess and maintain a valid New Mexico driver’s license.

·         Physically and mentally capable of performing the position essential functions summarizeded in the essential Functions and Typical Tasks.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A.              Graduation from college with Bachelor’s in degree emergency planning, public administration,  business administration, or a closely related field;

AND

B.              Six (6) years of experience in performing above or related duties;

 

OR

C.              An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Considerable knowledge of  state and city codes, laws, and regulations, and ordinances related to fire prevention, investigation and prosecution; fire investigation methods and procedures; arson arrest procedures; common fire hazards and related safety precautions; firefighting methods, techniques, and procedures;  firefighting equipment types and varieties and their most appropriate and effective use; equipment maintenance and care;  fire vehicle equipment;  emergency medical techniques and procedures and first-aid;  interpersonal communication skills;  training methods and techniques. Working knowledge of general administrative practices related to budget development; operational characteristics, services and activities of a comprehensive emergency management program; principles, methods, and techniques used in emergency preparedness and disaster relief; local emergency management planning requirements; principles and practices of data collection, research techniques and statistical reporting; grant writing practices and procedures; grants and special funding environments available to the county;  various federal programs receiving short or long term financial assistance; general office maintenance and practices; computer accounting applications and various software financial programs (MS Word, Excel, Power Point); operation of standard office equipment;  basic mathematics; interpersonal communication skills and telephone etiquette; basic public relations.

 

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with State, Federal, and other local officials, elected officials, subordinate staff, and County residents; the operation of PC Computer, calculator, fax machine, copy machine, telephone.

 

Ability to present information clearly and concisely orally and in writing; to establish effective and tactful working relationships with co-workers and the general public; to handle confidential information in a trustworthy manner; establish and maintain effective intergovernmental relations with local, state, and federal contacts; negotiate effectively to promote county-wide interests; work independently; meet multiple deadlines; schedule and effectively coordinate computer project and workload demands; understand complex computer programs; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; perform basic mathematical calculations; operate various types of standard office equipment such as typewriter, 10 key calculator, keyboard, etc.; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

Must be or become a certified Emergency Management Coordinator by completing “Professional Development Series”, 3 year training program. Must me a certified First Responder. Must possess a valid New Mexico Driver’s License and undergo periodic State DMV license status verification; and be insurable under Socorro County insurance. Must be capable of passing a pre-employment physical and drug test and be willing to participate in random drug testing. May be required to work some evenings and weekends. Must successfully complete online FEMA Training – IS 700, IS 100, IS 200, National Incident Management System - IS 700, Intro to Incident Command - IS 100 and Basic Incident Command - IS 200 and ICS 202.

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

Performance of duties typically occur in a comfortable office setting with normal climate controls; occasional exposure to weather extremes or hazardous surroundings related to disaster or emergency field operations. 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

Homemaker

posted Sep 18, 2019, 7:54 AM by Debra Williams-Baker   [ updated Sep 18, 2019, 7:54 AM ]

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Homemaker                                                                                Job Code:              238

Division:          Operations                                                                                  Effective Date:    08/16

Department:     Senior Services                                                                           Last Revised:      09/19

 

Rate as Senior Services Technician

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs home management, housekeeping, cooking, and various non-medical personal care services as necessary to the individual’s needs in their home. The caregiver is responsible for observing, documenting, and reporting care performed. The home maker must have the ability to communicate and to have clear boundaries with confidential client information. The caregiver will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a client's care.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

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

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1.       Support Services: arrange and schedule transportation, assistance with making or taking telephone calls, run errands, shopping (only with client), doctor's appointments etc. (no banking or financial transaction assistance).

2.       Meal Preparation & Eating: cooking, prepping, assisting, and feeding

3.       Household Services: sweep, mop, dust, vacuum, wash dishes, empty trashes, make bed, clean and sanitize bathroom, laundry; Basic routine maintenance of the client's home.

4.       Minor maintenance of equipment: Cleaning and sanitizing wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, bath seat etc.

5.       Cognitive Assistance: Reminding the client of appointments, tasks, etc.

6.       Provide companionship to client

7.       Observe the client and promptly report any significant changes to the Coordinator.

8.       Complete and submit required paper work (Insurance, DL, TB Test, and CPR & First Aid Training) in a timely manner.

9.       Responsible for basic chores on behalf of the qualified individual including

10.    Meal Preparation & Eating: cooking, prepping, assisting, and feeding

11.    Observe the client and promptly report any significant changes to the Director.

12.    Complete and submit Timesheet’s in a timely manner. Complete and submit required paper work (Insurance, DL, TB Test, and CPR & First Aid Training) in a timely manner.

13.    Complete all other related duties as assigned by the Director

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

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

16.    May assist with preparing lunches for home deliveries.

17.    May assist with office paperwork

18.    May complete other errands.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.            Education and Experience:

 

A. Six (6) months of work experience in a position related to custodial tasks, caregiving or maintenance.

           

OR

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; work effectively during periods of inclement weather and/or adverse conditions; exercise good analytical judgment; follow operating policies and procedures; relate to customers of diverse backgrounds; 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 be 18 Years of age or older

Completion of all trainings, including but not limited to, CPR & First Aid (within 30 days of hir e), HIPAA, Incident

Management and other required trainings as stated on the NM Standards.

Negative TB skin test.

Must be able to read and follow direction.

Clear Criminal Record Background Check and an Adult/Child Abuse Screening

Must have proof of Vehicle Liability Insurance and a valid NM Driver's License.

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

 

4.            Work Environment:

 

Working with the aging population, lifting household items, 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 25-75 lbs. Exposure to all types of weather. 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.

Detention Officer I

posted Aug 2, 2019, 8:07 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Detention Officer I                                                                       Job Code:             721

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Detention                                                                                    Last Revised:       

 

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.

Detention Officer

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

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.

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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