Deputy Sheriff - Lateral Job - San Juan County Sheriff's Office - Aztec, New Mexico

May 07, 2014

San Juan County Sheriff's Office

Position Title: Deputy Sheriff - Lateral
Position Type: Sheriff
Closing Date: 12/31/2014
Job Description

We are seeking energetic, dedicated, career-oriented individuals to be a member of our professional law enforcement agency.

A competitive benefits package is offered to all deputies including: four-day work week; take-home vehicles; sick and vacation leave; a fully-equipped exercise/weight room; opportunities for specialty assignments and advancements. New Mexico Law Enforcement Officers may retire at any age with 25 years of service. Hiring bonuses are now being offered.

Sign-on bonus: 

  • Certified - $4,000 to $6,000 DOQ


  • College degree incentives:
    • Associates Degree - $1,800.00 per year
    • Bachelor’s Degree - $2,400.00 per year
    • Master’s Degree - $3,000.00 per year
  • Take home vehicles (in-state only)
  • 4 day work week (work four 10 hour days andthree days off)
  • Exercise facility
  • Yearly boot allowance
  • All equipment (uniforms, duty belts & accessories, jacket, firearm, etc) issued
  • Educational Assistance – Tuition Reimbursement



  • Public Employees Retirement Assoc. (PERA) Municipal Police Plan 5. Retirement can occur at:
    • Any age with 25 or more years of service credit
    • 60 years of age or older with 6 or more years of service credit
  • 3% pension factor not to exceed 90% of final average salary with a 6 year vesting period
  • 17.8% employee contribution with 18.5% employer contribution
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  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Sick leave; Vacation leave – 2 weeks/year (minimum);
  • Comp time;
  • Personal day;
  • Bereavement leave
Additional Information

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(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

• Enforces local, state and federal laws and regulations, policies and procedures.
• Patrols assigned area to enforce laws, investigate crimes, and arrest violators; drives vehicle through assigned area, observing traffic violations and issuing citations.
• Responds to non-routine and extraordinary situations; responds to calls of criminal activity and accidents; restores peace.
• Assumes control at traffic accidents to maintain traffic flow, assist accident victims, and investigate causes of accidents.
• Performs traffic enforcement; investigates traffic accidents and driving under the Influence (DUI) cases, and completes related reports.
• Prepares reports of criminal activity and civil disturbances including traffic accidents.
• Investigates illegal or suspicious activities of persons, quells disturbances, and arrests law violators; locates and takes persons into custody on arrest warrants.
• Conducts neighborhood watch meetings; handles walk-in citizen reports; provides fingerprinting services.
• Works with educators to deter criminal activity by students.
• Transports or escorts prisoners between courtrooms, prison, and medical facilities; serves subpoenas and summonses and keeps record of dispositions; keeps order in courtroom as needed.
• Exercises discretion and common sense in an effort to uphold department standards of community oriented policing.
• Searches and assists in locating missing persons or bodies.
• Responds to assist other agencies and departments for backup and security.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
  • Age 21
  • Education High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience Completed Law Enforcement Academy
  • Additional Requirement :
    • A high school diploma or GED
    • 21 years of age or older
    • A United States citizen
    • Current, valid drivers license
    • Meet all applicable physical standards required by SJCSO
    • Of good moral character with no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving moral character or false statements
  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $21.48   hourly
    Lateral: $25.93   hourly

    Contact Information

    C.J. Nix
    San Juan County Sheriff's Office
    211 South Oliver
    Aztec, New Mexico 87410
    ph: (505)334-6107