Taos County Employment Opportunity: Deputy Sheriff I / Deputy Sheriff Cadet

Internal and External

JOB TITLE: Deputy Sheriff I / Deputy Sheriff Cadet

ENTRY LEVEL: $15.85 per hr. (Uncertified) / $17.85 - $22.85 per hr. DOE (Certified)

CLASSIFICATION: Classified/Non – Exempt/Union Eligible (FLSA)

DEFINITION: Performs a wide range of entry level professional law enforcement duties (Uncertified) or a working level professional law enforcement duties (Certified) intended to secure a safe environment for county citizens and to protect rights as established by federal, state, and local laws.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school (Uncertified) or Graduation from high school and New Mexico Police Academy, plus one (1) year of specialized training provided through college, technical school or professional organizations (Certified);

AND

B. No experience necessary (Uncertified) or One (1) year paid professional employment as a patrol officer in a sheriff’s or police department (Certified),

OR 

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience. (Uncertified or Certified)

2. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Some knowledge of law enforcement; principles, methods and techniques of effective supervision; legal environment associated with law enforcement; local, state and federal laws and regulations; traffic control and safety laws and regulations; county geography, road systems, and boundaries; standard first-aid administration; interpersonal communication skills; English, grammar and technical writing skills.  Some Skill in the operation of motor vehicles at high speed and in dangerous situations; skill in the use of firearms. Ability to learn and interpret the Code related to law enforcement and the elements of crime; interpret and apply civil and criminal codes; deal effectively with the public in controversial and emergency situations; demonstrate knowledge of how to react in emergency situations; demonstrate problem solving capability; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with the public, administrators, and fellow employees; deal effectively with combative individuals in high stress situations.  (Uncertified)

OR

Working knowledge of law enforcement; principles, methods and techniques of effective supervision; budgetary practices and purchasing methods and procedures; legal environment associated with law enforcement;  local, state and federal laws and regulations;  criminal codes; departmental standard operating procedures; arrest, search, and seizure laws;  booking and court procedures; traffic control and safety laws and regulations; methods and process for preserving and securing crime scenes, county geography, road systems, and boundaries; standard first-aid administration; interpersonal communication skills; English, grammar and technical writing skills.  Skill in the operation of motor vehicles at high speed and in dangerous situations; in the use of firearms.  Ability to apply modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment in various law enforcement situations; learn and interpret the Code related to law enforcement and the elements of crime; effectively process crime scenes; interpret and apply civil and criminal codes; deal effectively with the public in controversial and emergency situations; demonstrate knowledge of how to react in emergency situations; demonstrate problem solving capability; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with the public, administrators, and fellow employees; deal effectively with combative individuals in high stress situations.  (Certified)

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid New Mexico State Driver’s License. (Uncertified or Certified)

Must be 21 years if age. (Uncertified or Certified)

Must become a NEW MEXICO POLICE ACADEMY certified peace officer within 12 months from date of hire. (Uncertified)

Must be NEW MEXICO POLICE ACADEMY certified as a peace officer. (Certified)

Must maintain 20 hours of annual advanced academy training to maintain certification. (Certified)

Must become certified and maintain certification in various specialty enforcement skills, practices and procedures related to DUI, pepper spray, tazer, stick, fire arms, rifle, shotgun, defensive tactics, close contact engagement/take down, finger printing, radar, emergency vehicle operation, defensive driving, etc.  (Certified)     
                                     

TAOS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, ANCESTRY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SPOUSAL AFFILIATION OR GENDER IDENTITY.

Open until Filled.

This job announcement gives only a brief description of the position.  A complete job description can be obtained at the Taos County Administration Office, 105 Albright Street, Suite J, Taos, NM 87571 or by calling (575) 737-6313.

 


 Job Description: Deputy Sheriff I


Job Title: Deputy Sheriff I

Job Code: 1808 

Division: Operations

Effective Date: 11/30/10

Department: Sheriff

Last Revised: 11/9/04

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Paygrade: 14

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a wide range of working level professional law enforcement duties intended to secure a safe environment for county citizens and to protect rights as established by federal, state, and local laws.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of a Sergeant or Lieutenant.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May provide close supervision to Cadet Deputy Sheriff, while in training or on a case-by-case basis.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Operations: Takes reports from the public resulting from vehicle accidents, harassment, domestic violence, law breaking, etc.; takes and prepares reports for crime scenes, i.e., violent crimes, crimes of passion, homicide, child abuse; prepares various criminal and civil reports; assists in developing and organizing information and records on cases subject to litigation;  cooperates with county legal office in determining quality of arrests, evidence, processes and procedures;  gives testimony in court as needed; may conduct case investigation; sets up and operates DUI checkpoints.

Participates in search and rescue operations; may rappel over steep terrain in order to assist and rescue accident victims or recover bodies.

Conducts motor vehicle operator testing; determines applicant ability to comply with standards for obtaining a driver’s license; passes or fails applicants according to established guidelines.

Patrol:  Patrols assigned roadways to observe traffic for violations of traffic laws and ordinances; assists stranded motorists; checks for suspicious vehicles; determines violations and makes arrests; performs in and leads search and rescue efforts.

Manages personal caseload; investigates auto, aircraft, and industrial accidents; conducts searches for lost, missing, or drowned persons; assists county coroner concerning death investigation and transportation of bodies, may issue death certifications; delivers death and other emergency messages; serves as backup for officers on possible violent situations.

Performs a full range of law enforcement duties; patrols areas of the county to deter crime and apprehend suspects; patrols assigned roadways to observe traffic for violations of traffic laws and local ordinances; determines violations and makes arrests. 

In the absence of a higher ranking officer, assumes leadership role at accident and crime scenes; reports to accident scenes to render first-aid to injured persons, and control traffic in the area; investigates cause of accident and prepares report on details after determining responsibility for accidents.

Responds to crime scenes; may back up or respond to complaints; performs crime scene processing; secures scenes according to standard operating procedures; gathers and packages evidence, i.e., blood, hazardous materials, photos, fingerprints, victim and witness statements; etc.; assures integrity of evidence for submitting to State Crime Lab.

Investigations:  Performs detective activities related to investigation of criminal cases such as auto theft, armed robbery, homicide, suicide, sexual abuse, lewd & lascivious behavior, etc.; performs advanced investigative functions; performs evidence analysis, crime scene photography, finger printing and identification; performs as lead investigator on complicated cases prepares cases for court according to formalized procedures and provides testimony in court as required; coordinates case preparation with County Attorney.

Conducts undercover narcotics investigative activities; establishes relationships with confidential informants to detect illegal activities; may examine prescriptions and pharmacy's and physician's records to ascertain legality of sale and distribution of narcotics; arrests narcotic offenders; obtains statements for prosecution of offenders and appears in court as witness.

Civil Processes: Participates and/or coordinates the delivery of civil papers as ordered by the courts, including warrants of arrest, garnishments, complaints, summons, affidavits, orders, property attachments, sheriff sales, etc.;  assures timely service of the same; arranges and travels on extraditions to transport prisoners to or from other jurisdictions.

Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school and New Mexico Police Academy, plus one (1) year of specialized training provided through college, technical school or professional organizations;

AND

B. One (1) year paid professional employment as a patrol officer in a sheriff's department or police department,

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of law enforcement; principles, methods and techniques of effective supervision; budgetary practices and purchasing methods and procedures; legal environment associated with law enforcement;  local, state and federal laws and regulations;  criminal codes; departmental standard operating procedures; arrest, search, and seizure laws;  booking and court procedures; traffic control and safety laws and regulations; methods and process for preserving and securing crime scenes, county geography, road systems, and boundaries; standard first-aid administration; interpersonal communication skills; English, grammar and technical writing skills.

Skill in the operation of motor vehicles at high speed and in dangerous situations; in the use of firearms.

Ability to apply modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment in various law enforcement situations; learn and interpret the Code related to law enforcement and the elements of crime; effectively process crime scenes; interpret and apply civil and criminal codes; deal effectively with the public in controversial and emergency situations; demonstrate knowledge of how to react in emergency situations; demonstrate problem solving capability; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with the public, administrators, and fellow employees; deal effectively with combative individuals in high stress situations.


3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid New Mexico State Drivers License.

Must be NEW MEXICO POLICE ACADEMY certified as a peace officer.

Must maintain 20 hours of annual advanced academy training to maintain certification.

Must become certified and maintain certification in various specialty enforcement skills, practices and procedures related to DUI, pepper spray, tazer, stick, fire arms, rifle, shotgun, defensive tactics, close contact engagement/take down, finger printing, radar, emergency vehicle operation, defensive driving, etc.


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, i.e., memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving.  Continuous use of motor skills. Occasional exposure to communicable diseases such as hepatitis, HIV, and related blood born pathogens. Regular exposure to changing weather conditions and related hazards.

Disclaimer:  The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.  Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This job description supersedes earlier versions.

 


 Job Description: Deputy Sheriff Cadet


 

Job Title: Deputy Sheriff Cadet

Job Code: 1809 

Division: Operations

Effective Date: 11/30/10

Department: Sheriff

Last Revised: 10/09

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Paygrade: 12


GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a wide range of entry level professional law enforcement duties intended to secure a safe environment for county citizens and to protect rights as established by federal, state, and local laws.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of a Sergeant or Lieutenant. Works under the close supervision of an assigned Field Training Officer (FTO).

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Operations: Assists to take reports from the public resulting from vehicle accidents, harassment, domestic violence, law breaking, etc.; takes and prepares reports for crime scenes, i.e., violent crimes, crimes of passion, homicide, child abuse; prepares various criminal and civil reports; assures quality of reports submitted.

Participates in search and rescue operations; may rappel over steep terrain in order to assist and rescue accident victims or recover bodies.

Patrol:  Patrols assigned roadways to observe traffic for violations of traffic laws and ordinances; assists stranded motorists; checks for suspicious vehicles; determines violations and makes arrests; performs in and leads search and rescue efforts.

Assists at auto, aircraft, and industrial accidents; conducts searches for lost, missing, or drowned persons; assists county coroner concerning death investigation and transportation of bodies, may issue death certifications; delivers death and other emergency messages; serves as backup for officers on possible violent situations.

Assists to perform a full range of law enforcement duties; patrols areas of the county to deter crime and apprehend suspects; patrols assigned roadways to observe traffic for violations of traffic laws and local ordinances; determines violations and makes arrests. 

Assists at accident and crime scenes; reports to accident scenes to render first-aid to injured persons, and control traffic in the area.

In a training capacity, responds to crime scenes; may back up or respond to complaints; performs crime scene processing; secures scenes according to standard operating procedures; gathers and packages evidence, i.e., blood, hazardous materials, photos, fingerprints, victim and witness statements; etc.; assures integrity of evidence for submitting to State Crime Lab.

Civil Processes: Participates in the delivery of civil papers as ordered by the courts, including warrants of arrest, garnishments, complaints, summons, affidavits, orders, property attachments, sheriff sales, etc.;  assures timely service of the same; arranges and travels on extraditions to transport prisoners to or from other jurisdictions.

Performs related duties as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school;

AND

B. No experience necessary,

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of law enforcement; principles, methods and techniques of effective supervision; legal environment associated with law enforcement; local, state and federal laws and regulations; traffic control and safety laws and regulations; county geography, road systems, and boundaries; standard first-aid administration; interpersonal communication skills; English, grammar and technical writing skills.

Some Skill in the operation of motor vehicles at high speed and in dangerous situations; skill in the use of firearms.

Ability to learn and interpret the Code related to law enforcement and the elements of crime; interpret and apply civil and criminal codes; deal effectively with the public in controversial and emergency situations; demonstrate knowledge of how to react in emergency situations; demonstrate problem solving capability; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with the public, administrators, and fellow employees; deal effectively with combative individuals in high stress situations.

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid New Mexico State Drivers License.

Must become a NEW MEXICO POLICE ACADEMY certified peace officer within 12 months from date of hire.

Must be 21 years of age.


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, i.e., memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving.  Continuous use of motor skills. Occasional exposure to communicable diseases such as hepatitis, HIV, and related blood born pathogens. Regular exposure to changing weather conditions and related hazards.

Disclaimer:  The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.  Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This job description supersedes earlier versions.

 

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