$17.59/hr (certified no exp.) to $22.9959/max (five full yrs certified exp.)
Under moderate supervision, enforces laws and ordinances, maintains order, prevents crime, makes arrests (citations or warnings) of criminal law violators, performs community education and advocacy, provides protective patrol services and community based policing, provides arbitration in neighborhood and family disputes, performs crisis intervention, and recovers stolen property. May test for and be assigned to specialized lateral certified deputy positions including but not limited to: Metro Narcotics, Sex Offenders Registry, Academy Training Coordinator, Vehicle Forfeiture, Impaired Driving-Beast Unit, K-9, Border Security or others as determined by the Sheriff.
Answers calls and complaints involving automobile accidents, domestic disputes, robberies, assaults, and other felonies and misdemeanors; patrols a designated area in a radio-equipped car, motorcycle, bicycle, and/or on foot to preserve law and order; enforces traffic and other laws and ordinances; assumes control at traffic accidents to maintain traffic flow, assists accident victims, and investigates cause of accidents; apprehends suspects, searches, inspects, transports, and takes custody of prisoners; advises subjects of their rights; secures the crime scene; conducts preliminary investigations, identifies and instructs witnesses, gathers information, and prepares detailed reports; investigates suspicious conditions; conducts primary investigations of attempted or committed crimes; prepares investigative reports; prepares misdemeanor and felony cases for proper action; interviews witnesses; appears in court to present evidence, prosecutes and testifies on behalf of the state; maintains professional demeanor in the courtroom; ensures that evidence is properly secured, stored and readily retrievable; identifies community problems that can be resolved through proactive measures; attends neighborhood block parties and meetings to enhance community-policing efforts; serves as Field Training Officer for trainees graduation from the basic academy or later certified deputies hired by the Office; instructs training classes for academy, sworn and civilian personnel; prepares and submits daily activities and other written reports to superior officers; endures verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of suspects and other people encountered in an antagonistic environment; and is responsible for knowing and abiding by all department and county policies and procedures. When assigned to the (K-9) canine unit, in addition to regular duties, trains canine for field use and documents training.
Must be a U.S. citizen, 21 years of age at the time of employment. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. No DUI Convictions within the past three years. No Felony Convictions and no misdemeanor convictions involving mortal turpitude.
Education. High School Diploma or equivalent
Education/Experience substitution. N/A
Licenses/Certifications. Valid Class D Driver's License with verified record of good driving history. Must have current New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification or be eligible for New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification by waiver.
Other. (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check, driver's license record, etc.). Must be able to pass a physical agility test, a background investigation, oral board interview, polygraph exam, firearms certification, medical exam, psychological test, and drug screening.
Must have knowledge in: Modern principals, methods and procedures of law enforcement administration used in the technical aspects of law enforcement, including accident and criminal investigation and identification, crime prevention, law enforcement tactics, traffic control, and community based policing; criminal law and criminal procedures involving the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons allegedly committing misdemeanors and felonies; rules and regulations of the Sheriff's Office; analyzing complex law enforcement problems and situations; adopting quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; county geography and community attitudes in different county areas; latest court interpretations of the legal obligations of law enforcement agencies; and first aid principals, practices, and techniques for both the ill an injured.
Must have skills to: Operate a motor vehicle and computer; use and maintain qualifications with all required firearms and other police-related equipment.
Must have ability to: Follow oral and written instructions, observes situations analytically and objectively, and to record them clearly and completely; react quickly and calmly in emergencies and decided the best course of action; solve problems dealing with emotionally volatile issues; express one's self clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; enforce the law with firmness, tact and impartiality; and establish ad maintain effective working relations with fellow workers and the general public.