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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.

Detention Administrator

posted May 14, 2018, 9:12 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Detention Administrator                                                               Job Code:              700

Division:          Administration                                                                             Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Detention                                                                                    Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

As the department jail commander, performs a variety of administrative, managerial and professional law enforcement duties related to the planning, organizing and coordinating the security, safety, order, operation and maintenance of county jail facilities, court security, dispatch and prisoner transport. 

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the close to general supervision of the County Manager.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

Provides close to general supervision to Captain and Sergeant.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Manages the ongoing operations of the county jail facility; establishes division priorities and projects; participates in the overall management of the department by proposing policy changes and implementing the same upon approval; provides field assessment of various policies and operating procedures; makes recommendations relating to policy, practices and standard operating guidelines and procedures; prepares budget for the corrections division; monitors division expenditures to assure compliance with budget limitations;  prepares periodic reports as needed to apprise department management of various conditions and results.

 

2.        Manages and directs staff to best utilize resources in accomplishing the jail’s mission and goals; manages the department by planning, staffing, program development, budgeting and total department operations; coaches and trains employees in order to create cooperation, performance, productivity and job satisfaction; oversees, directs, and provides continues oversight for the development and operation of assigned programs.

 

3.        Plans and implements short and long term goals; completes strategic and workforce planning for future requirements for the jail.

 

4.        Oversees the induction and incarceration of inmates, assures proper classification of inmates according to crimes, mental condition and other dispositions; assures proper processing and routing of court documents; monitors booking processes and procedures to assure compliance with legal requirements; assures proper processing of released inmates, bail bonds, cash bail, etc.

 

5.        Assists in the development of staff law enforcement skills; implements training programs and monitors staff progress; monitors performance of shift personnel; assures compliance with established performance expectations and standard operational procedures; makes recommendations effecting employee selection, retention, advancement, discipline and discharge; reviews grievances and serves as the first level for resolution in the grievance process.

 

6.        Supervises inmates in county jail in accordance with established policies, regulations and procedures while assuming responsibility for all needs of the prisoners during detention.

 

7.        Observes conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes; searches inmates and cells for contraband articles; responds to jail areas for evidence of forbidden activities, infractions of rules and unsatisfactory attitudes or adjustment of prisoners.

 

8.        Inspects locks, bars, grills, doors and gates for tampering; employs various forms of discipline as needed to maintain order among prisoners, if necessary.

 

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

 

10.     Performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A.     Bachelor’s Degree in a related area and Correctional Officer Certified;

AND

B.     Eight (8) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience;

OR

 

C.    An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Considerable knowledge of the fundamentals of proper search and seizure; inmate classification methods and guidelines, federal, state and local laws and regulations related to jail activities; New Mexico Criminal Code, New Mexico Jail Standards, courtroom security methods and processes, court processes and protocol, warrant management system, computer operations and related software, airport security and policies.  Working knowledge of the basic principles of psychology and sociology; elementary first aid techniques and procedures; principles of effective supervision and employee motivation.

 

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 novel situations under conditions of stress.

 

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

 

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.

Lead Cook

posted Apr 16, 2018, 12:32 PM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

 

Job Title:          Lead Cook                                                                                 Job Code:              215  

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:     04/15

Department:     Aging Services                                                                           Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs a variety of lead and advanced duties involved in the preparation of meals for the Senior Center program. Purchases food supplies that follow the senior meal program budget and nutritional regulations. Prepares and serves group meals and home-delivered meals for seniors. Maintains the kitchen and meal site inventory.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general guidance and direction of Senior Services Director.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

Provides general working supervision over other kitchen workers.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Develops nutritional meal menus using recipes appropriate for seniors on-site and for delivery, including USDA recommended daily requirements and those for special diets as needed or requested, with portions meeting Older Americans’ Act regulations. Completes food preparation for the daily meals. Cooks the daily meals based on the food menu.

 

2.        Prepares food supplies for the Site Manager to meet requirements and budgetary restrictions; exercises control to reduce waste and meet state regulations for food retention. Reviews quality and appropriate use of donated food, fresh or commercially-prepared and documents all donations. Maintains the kitchen paperwork for daily and weekly logs; completes food and supply usage logs.

 

3.        Prepares and serves noon meals for the Senior Meal Program. Prepares and delivers a congregate and home-delivery meals ready at the scheduled times. Coordinates with drivers regarding delivery schedules. 

 

4.        Trains and supervises assistant cooks and volunteers who assist in the kitchen to meet state health standards for meal preparation and kitchen maintenance.

 

5.        Completes kitchen maintenance, including safety and sanitation meeting Public Health Department standards. Schedules an annual sanitation inspection by the Health Department. Ensures the kitchen is cleaned and maintained.

 

6.        Maintains the budget, i.e. meal orders and kitchen supplies as budgeted allows; maintains an inventory of kitchen equipment, supplies and food supplies; receives and supervises storage of freight. May suggest changes or implementation of kitchen policies.

 

7.     Performs 10 hours of facility maintenance.

 

8.    Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A. Three (3) years of work experience in in meal preparation, preferably with experience in group meal preparation, supervision of volunteers and program management.

           

OR

B.  An Equivalent combination of education and experience.


 

Lead Cook, page 2

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Considerable Knowledge of  group meal preparation and nutrition requirements for seniors; understanding of 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 Ability to work closely with other agency personnel; communicate effectively orally; deal tactfully with the public; establish and maintain an efficient, orderly kitchen; develop appropriate menus and coordinate and prepare meals; 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; understand and explain the Senior Meal program and government regulations; and work with Public Health and meal program inspectors; use word processing [Microsoft Word or WordPerfect] and spreadsheet software [Microsoft Excel] programs; supervise the work of others.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

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

                Current Food Handler Permit 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.

YCC-- Team Leader

posted Mar 26, 2018, 1:41 PM by Debra Williams-Baker

 

Job Title: Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Team Leader         

Schedule: 40 hrs./week         Job Type:       Job Code:

Pay Range: $10.00r hr.

FLSA Status: Non Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:        

 

The person(s) selected for this position will be responsible for working with the Administrator and Senior Leader to ensure the successful completion of YCC project activities. The Team Leader is responsible for working and for overseeing the YCC Team Members in the field and for the safe and successful completion of the predetermined YCC projects. Through hands-on training, education and learning opportunities, team members will develop transferable work skills, and receive coaching on how to apply learned skills in future education or work settings. Projects and trainings may include riparian restoration, trail construction and maintenance, water drip system training and installation, tree and shrub planting, equipment safety and training, CERT training, first aid and CPR, fire ecology data collection and application to watershed management projects, incident command training, training in historic preservation, tool use and care, erosion control, bridge building and installation, native plant and animal identification, and other locally relevant ecology concepts. This person is responsible for continuous high-quality customer service, which includes, but is not limited to meeting internal and external customer needs, and for presenting a positive attitude toward the YCC, its staff, and its programs.

 

YCC SPECIFIC QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES:

Eligibility requirements for Team Leaders:

Enrollment in the program shall be limited to individuals who, at the time of enrollment, are:

(1)  are between the ages of 18 and 25 years of age

(2)  have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and a clean driving record

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & JOB DUTIES:

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

Team Leaders and members must report to designated area at 8 am, fully geared and ready to work each day so that work can begin promptly at 8 am. Leaders are expected to help motivate and work alongside Team Members to build and maintain technical trails among other projects. Team Leaders will be expected to perform a variety of assigned tasks with attention to detail, safety, and respect for their fellow Team Leaders and Members at all times. The Team Leaders will be responsible for completing Team Member evaluations as well as work status updates and reports as assigned.

 

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT:

Must provide own work boots, rain gear/poncho and large, reusable water bottle. Gloves, a hard hat, and safety glasses will be provided by the YCC. Long pants are a requirement (no shorts or cut-offs permitted). Two long-sleeved shirts, required for work, to be provided. Tools will be checked out on a daily basis.

 

TEAM LEADERS WILL BE EXPECTED TO:

§  Uphold safety and Child Protection standards for all YCC activities

§   Represent the YCC throughout the community in a positive, respectful manner

§   Attend staff meetings and other meetings and trainings and class lessons as required

§   Maintain a professional appearance and manner reflective of YCC standards

§   Perform duties as assigned

§   Be prepared for outdoor work with proper equipment, water and attire

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:

§   Lift 40 pounds using proper technique

§   Ability to work and adapt to varied outdoor terrains and weather conditions. The work sessions will be located in the desert and river environments of Socorro County, New Mexico

§   Requires bending, lifting, pushing, stooping, carrying and other demanding physical labor

§   Ability to sustain high level of performance for at least 8 hours and work all day in the sun

§   Team Leaders/Members will be exposed to stressful and physically and mentally demanding situations

§   Will/may be exposed to dust, pollen, ash, soot, and other environmental allergens

§   Must have adequate vision to safely and effectively review documents in varied formats i.e.…paper and digital and work with tools required for this position

§   Must have adequate hearing to respond to members and interact with the public

§   Drug Free as outlined in the County’s Substance/Alcohol Abuse and Testing Policy

§   Failure to perform duties and behavior that is not to a professional level of conduct may result in termination

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

Must have the ability to demonstrate and/or show competency in the following areas:

§   Trail building/construction experience

§   Supervising others and adherence to job standards

§   Planning and organize work in a timely manner to meet deadlines

§   Supervising well-coordinated, high-quality projects

§   Work a flexible schedule to meet program staffing/planning needs

§   Exercise mature judgment and sound decision making

§   Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

§   Learn, follow and enforce local YCC and national guidelines related to policies

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS:

The YCC Team Leader will present a competent and positive image of YCC through the professional and safe coordination of all YCC programming, quantified by completion of the key areas of responsibility and continuous improvement of the systems.

 

In addition the YCC Team Leader will exhibit and represent behaviors consistent with the expectations within the YCC competency guidelines listed below:

§   Accepts and demonstrates the YCC’s values

§   Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.

§   Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions

§   Builds rapport and relates well to others

§   Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another

§   Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience

§   Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members

§   Pursues self-development that enhances job performance

§   Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process

YCC-- Crew Leader

posted Mar 26, 2018, 1:36 PM by Debra Williams-Baker

 Job Title: Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Crew Leader          Schedule: 40 hrs. week Job Type:                                                                                    Job Code: Pay Range:


FLSA Status: Non Exempt

Revision Date:


$11.00r hr.



 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

The person(s) selected for this position will be responsible for working with the Administrator to ensure the successful completion of YCC project activities. The Crew Leader is responsible for working and for overseeing the YCC Crew Members in the field and for the safe and successful completion of the predetermined YCC projects. Through hands-on training, education and learning opportunities, crew members will develop transferable work skills, and receive coaching on how to apply learned skills in future education or work settings. Projects and trainings may include riparian restoration, trail construction and maintenance, water drip system training and installation, tree and shrub planting, equipment safety and training, CERT training, first aid and CPR, fire ecology data collection and application to watershed management projects, incident command training, training in historic preservation, tool use and care, erosion control, bridge building and installation, native plant and animal identification, and other locally relevant ecology concepts. This person is responsible for continuous high-quality customer service, which includes, but is not limited to meeting internal and external customer needs, and for presenting a positive attitude toward the YCC, its staff, and its programs.

 

YCC SPECIFIC QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES:

Eligibility requirements for Crew Leaders:

Enrollment in the program shall be limited to individuals who, at the time of enrollment, are:

(1)  are between the ages of 18 and 25 years of age

(2)  have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and a clean driving record

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & JOB DUTIES:

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

Crew Leaders and members must report to designated area at 8 am, fully geared and ready to work each day so that work can begin promptly at 8 am. Leaders are expected to help motivate and work alongside Crew Members to build and maintain technical trails among other projects. Crew Leaders will be expected to perform a variety of assigned tasks with attention to detail, safety, and respect for their fellow Crew Leaders and Members at all times. The Crew Leaders will be responsible for completing Crew Member evaluations as well as work status updates and reports as assigned.

 

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT:

Must provide own work boots, rain gear/poncho and large, reusable water bottle. Gloves, a hard hat, and safety glasses will be provided by the YCC. Long pants are a requirement (no shorts or cut-offs permitted). Two long-sleeved shirts, required for work, to be provided. Tools will be checked out on a daily basis.

 

CREW LEADERS WILL BE EXPECTED TO:

§  Uphold safety and Child Protection standards for all YCC activities

§   Represent the YCC throughout the community in a positive, respectful manner

§   Attend staff meetings and other meetings and trainings and class lessons as required

§   Maintain a professional appearance and manner reflective of YCC standards


JOB DESCRIPTION                                                                                           YCC CREW LEADER

§   Perform duties as assigned

§   Be prepared for outdoor work with proper equipment, water and attire

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:

§   Lift 40 pounds using proper technique

§   Ability to work and adapt to varied outdoor terrains and weather conditions. The work sessions will be located in the desert and river environments of Socorro County, New Mexico

§   Requires bending, lifting, pushing, stooping, carrying and other demanding physical labor

§   Ability to sustain high level of performance for at least 8 hours and work all day in the sun

§   Crew Leaders/Members will be exposed to stressful and physically and mentally demanding situations

§   Will/may be exposed to dust, pollen, ash, soot, and other environmental allergens

§   Must have adequate vision to safely and effectively review documents in varied formats i.e.…paper and digital and work with tools required for this position

§   Must have adequate hearing to respond to members and interact with the public

§   Drug Free as outlined in the County’s Substance/Alcohol Abuse and Testing Policy

§   Failure to perform duties and behavior that is not to a professional level of conduct may result in termination

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

Must have the ability to demonstrate and/or show competency in the following areas:

§   Trail building/construction experience

§   Supervising others and adherence to job standards

§   Planning and organize work in a timely manner to meet deadlines

§   Supervising well-coordinated, high-quality projects

§   Work a flexible schedule to meet program staffing/planning needs

§   Exercise mature judgment and sound decision making

§   Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

§   Learn, follow and enforce local YCC and national guidelines related to policies

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS:

The YCC Crew Leader will present a competent and positive image of YCC through the professional and safe coordination of all YCC programming, quantified by completion of the key areas of responsibility and continuous improvement of the systems.

 

In addition the YCC Crew Leader will exhibit and represent behaviors consistent with the expectations within the YCC competency guidelines listed below:

§   Accepts and demonstrates the YCC’s values

§   Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.

§   Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions

§   Builds rapport and relates well to others

§   Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another

§   Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience

§   Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members

§   Pursues self-development that enhances job performance

§   Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process

YCC-- Crew Member

posted Mar 26, 2018, 1:34 PM by Debra Williams-Baker   [ updated Apr 4, 2018, 9:51 AM ]

 

 


Job Title: Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Crew Member

Job Type: Seasonal

FLSA Status: Non Exempt

Revision Date:

Reports to: YCC Leader


Schedule: 40 hrs. Week Job Code:

Range: $9 per hr. including


 

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The person(s) selected for this position will be responsible for working with the YCC’s Administrator and YCC Crew Leaders to ensure the successful completion of YCC project activities. Through hands-on training, education and learning opportunities, crew members will develop transferable work skills, and receive coaching on how to apply learned skills in future education or work settings.

Projects and trainings may include riparian restoration, trail construction and maintenance, water drip system training and installation, tree and shrub planting, equipment safety and training, CERT training, first aid and CPR, fire ecology data collection and application to watershed management projects, incident command training, training in historic preservation, tool use and care, erosion control, bridge building and installation, native plant and animal identification, and other locally relevant ecology concepts. This person is responsible for continuous high-quality customer service, which includes, but is not limited to meeting internal and external customer needs, and for presenting a positive attitude toward the YCC, its staff, and its programs.

 

YCC SPECIFIC QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES:

Eligibility requirements for corps members, at the time of employment:

(1)  between the ages of 16 and 25 years of age

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & JOB DUTIES:

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

Crew members must report to designated area at 8 am, fully geared and ready to work each day so that work can begin promptly at 8 am. Crew Members will be expected to build and maintain technical trails among other projects. Crew Members will be expected to perform a variety of assigned tasks with attention to detail, safety, and respect for fellow Crew Members and Leaders at all times.

 

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT:

Must provide own work boots, rain gear/poncho and large, reusable water bottle. Gloves, a hard hat, and safety glasses will be provided by the YCC. Long pants are a requirement (no shorts or cut-offs permitted). Two long-sleeved shirts, required for work, to be provided. Tools will be checked out on a daily basis.

 

CREW MEMBERS WILL BE EXPECTED TO:

§  Uphold safety and Child Protection standards for all YCC activities

§   Represent the YCC throughout the community in a positive, respectful manner

§   Attend staff meetings and other meetings and trainings as required

§   Maintain a professional appearance and manner reflective of YCC standards

§   Perform duties as assigned

§   Be prepared for outdoor work with proper equipment, water and attire

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:

§   Lift 40 pounds using proper technique


                                                                                                               

 

 

§   Ability to work and adapt to varied outdoor terrains and weather conditions. The work sessions will be located in the desert and river environments of Socorro County, New Mexico

§   Requires bending, lifting, pushing, stooping, carrying and other demanding physical labor

§   Ability to sustain high level of performance for at least 8 hours and work all day in the sun

§   Will/may be exposed to stressful, physically and mentally demanding situations

§   Will/may be exposed to dust, pollen, ash, soot, and other environmental allergens

§   Must have adequate vision to safely and effectively review documents in varied formats i.e.…paper and digital and work with tools required for this position

§   Must have adequate hearing to respond to members and interact with the public

§   Drug Free as outlined in the County’s Substance/Alcohol Abuse and Testing Policy

§   Failure to perform duties and behavior that is not to a professional level of conduct may result in termination

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

Must have the ability to demonstrate and/or show competency in the following areas:

§   Strong desire to work outdoors

§   Work a flexible schedule to meet program staffing/planning needs

·          Exercise mature judgment and sound decision making

·          Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

·          Learn, follow and enforce local YCC and national guidelines related to policies

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS:

 

The YCC Trail Crew Member will present a competent and positive image of The YCC through the professional and safe coordination of all YCC programming, quantified by completion of the key areas of responsibility and continuous improvement of the systems.

 

In addition, the YCC Crew Member will exhibit and represent behaviors consistent with the expectations within the YCC competency guidelines listed below:

§   Accepts and demonstrates the YCC’s values

§   Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs

§   Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions

§   Builds rapport and relates well to others

§   Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another

§   Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience

§   Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members

§   Pursues self-development that enhances job performance

§   Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process

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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