Deputy Sheriff I & II

Alamogordo, NM
Otero County Sheriff's Office

Job Summary: To perform a variety of responsible law enforcement and crime prevention work and to patrol assigned areas, answer calls and complaints, and investigate crimes.

Essential Job Functions

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential duties:

  • Perform the full range of patrol duties; protect life and property; enforce all state statutes and County ordinances that apply, check suspicious vehicles and persons; assist other agencies as necessary.
  • Respond to a variety of emergency and non-emergency calls, including traffic, assault/domestic situations, burglary/larceny, child abuse/rape, bar fights/disturbances, homicide/accidental death, natural death, drug interdiction, and white-collar crimes.
  • Maintain awareness of appropriate procedures as it relates to crimes, including arrest, jail bookings, defensive tactics, pursuit driving, road blocks, urgent calls, domestic violence, citations, and related procedures.
  • Perform search and investigation activities involving interviewing suspects and victims, applying for search and arrest warrants, affidavits, and investigating cases.
  • Perform routine crime scene investigations; collect evidence at a crime scene, take photographs and draw diagrams, retain latent and patent fingerprints, prepare evidence for court, make court appearances and testify in court.
  • Investigate arson calls, secure crime scenes, collect evidence, determine cause and manner, and follow up as necessary.
  • Perform a variety of community service type functions, including delivering subpoenas, summons, warrants, and writs, transport prisoners, and serve as court security; assist with animal control functions necessary.
  • Render first aid as necessary; assess injuries and determine appropriate treatment within first aid guidelines and procedures.
  • Coordinate and maintain effective relationships with the public, other law enforcement agencies, and other outside agencies, coordinate with Federal Law Enforcement, make school and other civic appearances.
  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquires and complaints.

Minimum Education Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent.

Certification: This position requires a valid New Mexico Driver’s License. Possession of a current Certificate of Law Enforcement issued by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy.