Closes On: December 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM MST
Rate of Pay: $22.79 – DOQ
Definition: This position is located in the Sheriff’s Office, Patrol Division, and serves as a patrol officer performing a full range of law enforcement services and duties. The work of this position requires a high level of confidentiality.
Essential Job Functions: The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent may not be required to perform all duties, and may be required to perform additional, position related tasks.
- The incumbent is responsible for the enforcement of Federal, State and local traffic and criminal codes, laws ordinances and statutes. Incumbent takes effective law enforcement action to prevent crime through an alert, visible law enforcement presence, to stop illegal acts as they occur, and to preserve the peace, safety and order within the community served. Works closely with other law enforcement agencies which include Federal, State, city, and Tribal organizations.
- Patrols areas of assignment in patrol vehicle, performing routine duties, investigating suspicious situations and taking appropriate action. Examples include: Building checks, stopping traffic violators and issuing citations, testing and arresting intoxicated drivers, assisting stranded motorists, checking abandoned vehicles, picking up abandoned minors and runaways, taking intoxicated persons into protective custody and clearing the road of injured or dead animals or other obstructions.
- Responds to trouble calls, either as first officer responding or as backup to another officer. Examples include: investigating accidents, family disturbances, burglaries, robberies, homicides, unattended deaths, property damage, vandalism, child abuse assault and battery, rape, search and rescue operations, crowd control, hit and runs, attempted suicides, etc. or conducts criminal investigations initiated either by the receipt of a complaint or as follow up to reports received by other deputies.
- Conducts investigations of accidents, felonies, misdemeanors and minor crimes; call for backup and emergency vehicles, administers first aid, secures the scene, obtains physical evidence, seeks out and questions witnesses and suspects, takes detailed measurements and photographs. Issues citations or makes arrests, as appropriate. Prepares detailed investigative reports.
- Takes persons arrested into custody, books, fingerprints, photographs and files formal charges as necessary. Assists with service of Federal, State and local warrants, subpoenas and other court papers. Testifies at hearings and trials in Federal, State, local and Tribal courts; prepares and submits reports of incidents and traffic accidents, daily activities and other narrative and statistical reports as required.
Minimum Qualifications: –
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable for liability purposes.
• Currently holds a New Mexico Police Officer Certification and is in good standing with the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA)
OR the ability to provide proof of eligibility for the “Certification by Waiver” program through the NMLEA
Preferred Qualifications: –
• College coursework or degree in the area of Criminal Justice, Criminology, or related field.
• Certification in C.P.R., First aid, NMLEA Instructorship, any Advanced or Specialty Training (must provide proof of certification).
• Bilingual (Navajo, Spanish, or Zuni)