• Sheriff's Department- Uncertified Cadet

    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/5/2018 10:55 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Sheriff's Department
    USD $15.44/Hr.
    Post End Date
    USD $15.44/Hr.
    Law Enforcement
  • Overview


     Candidate must pass physical agility test based on the requirements listed below.  

    1.5 Mile Run in 15 minutes 14 seconds

    300 Meter Run in 71.0 seconds

    15 Push-ups in 1 minute

    27 Sit-ups in 1 minute


    Study material for the written exam is available for you to purchase at the link listed below.




    Under the close supervision of the Department Academy Director (Captain), Training Coordinator (Deputy) and assigned Training/Instructional Staff, will undergo a state required training academy designed to teach crime prevention and repression, traffic law enforcement, protective patrol services, arbitration in neighborhood and family disputes, apprehension and arrest (or citation or warning) of criminal law violators and recovery of stolen property.


    While undergoing an intensive training academy, the employee will learn the following: Effects of an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subduing resisting suspects using maneuvers and weapons and resorting to the use of hands and feet and other approved weapons in   self-defense; Preparing investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols and mathematical computations; Exercising independent judgment in determining when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest, and when force may be used and to what degree; Operating a law enforcement vehicle during both the day and night; in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice and snow; Communicating effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications; Gathering information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects and confidential informers; Pursuing fleeing suspects and performing rescue operations which may involve quickly entering and exiting law enforcement patrol vehicles; lifting, carrying and dragging heavy objects; climbing over and pulling up oneself over obstacles; jumping down from elevated surfaces; climbing through openings; jumping over obstacles, ditches and streams; crawling in confined areas; balancing on uneven or narrow surfaces, and using body force to gain entrance through barriers; Loading, unloading, aiming and firing from a variety of body positions handguns, rifles and other agency firearms under conditions of stress that justify the use of deadly force and at levels of proficiency prescribed in certification standards; Performing searches of people, vehicles, buildings and large outdoor areas which may involve feeling and detecting objects, walking for long periods of time, detaining people and stopping suspicious vehicles and persons; Conducting visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time; Engaging in law enforcement patrol functions that include such things as working rotating shifts, walking on foot patrol, and physically checking the doors and windows of buildings to ensure they are secure; Effectively communicating with people, including juveniles, by giving information and directions, mediating disputes and advising of rights and processes; Demonstrating communication skills in court and other formal settings; Detecting and collecting evidence and substances that provide the basis of criminal offenses and infractions and that indicate the presence of dangerous conditions; Enduring verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of suspects and other people encountered in an antagonistic environment; Performing rescue functions at accidents, emergencies and disasters to include directing traffic for long periods of time, administering emergency medical aid, lifting, dragging and carrying people away from dangerous situations and securing and evacuating people from particular areas; Processing and transporting prisoners and committed mental patients, using handcuffs and other appropriate restraints; Reading and comprehending legal and non-legal documents, including the preparation and processing of such documents as citations, affidavits and warrants; Works overtime as required to complete assigned task(s).



    Additional duties may be assigned at the discretion of the Department Academy Director, Coordinator, Training Staff and/or Supervisor as required by the position.


    Must be a U.S. citizen 20 of age at time of application. . No DUI convictions within the past three years. No Felony Convictions and no misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude.


    A.  Education. High School Diploma or equivalent


    B.  Experience. N/A


    C.  Education/Experience substitution. N/A


    D.  Licenses/Certifications. Valid Class D Driver’s License with verified record of good driving history.


    E.  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, polygraph exam, firearms certification, medical exam, psychological test, and drug screening.



                Knowledge of:

    • Subjects required for certification as a New Mexico Peace Officer established by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification standards

                Skilled in:

    • Operating a motor vehicle and computer
    • Use of firearms and other police-related equipment while passing mandated qualifications testing

                Ability to:

    • Perform assigned duties under Para-military environment structure
    • Participate in intensive physical training and successfully pass physical testing standards
    • Participate in intensive defensive tactics training and successfully pass testing
    • Follow oral and written instructions, observe situations analytically and objectively, and to record them clearly and completely
    • react quickly and calmly in emergencies and decide 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
    • establish and maintain effective working relations with fellow workers and the general public


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