/hr (certified no exp.) to $19.30/max (five full yrs certified exp)
MUST SUBMIT COPY OF HIGHEST EDUCATIONAL DIPLOMA/DEGREE AND CURRENT LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE SELECTION PROCESS.
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 policing, provides arbitration in neighborhood and family disputes, performs crisis intervention, and recovers stolen property.
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 ordinance; 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, prosecute and testify on behalf of the state; maintains professional demeanor in the courtroom; ensures that evidence is properly secured, stored and readily retrievable; provides Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) and/or Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT); 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 upon their graduation from the basic academy; instructs training classes for academy and department 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 canine unit, in addition to regular duties, will train canine dog for field use and documents training.
High School Diploma or equivalent. Must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age at the time of employment, and possess a valid driver’s license. Must have current New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification or be eligible for New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification by Waiver. Must have successfully completed a field training program at a law enforcement agency or completed a law enforcement training program at a higher education institution. Must be able to pass an obstacle course test, background investigation, polygraph exam, firearms, and drug screening. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. No DUI convictions with in the past three years. No Felony Convictions and no misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude.
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 County Sheriff's Department; 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 principles, practices, and techniques for both the ill and injured.
Must have skills to: Operate a motor vehicle and computer; use a firearm and other police-related equipment; 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; solving 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 and maintain effective working relations with fellow workers and the general public.