GENERAL PURPOSE: Serves and protects citizens and property, and preserves the peace in Sandoval County through the patrolling of assigned areas, monitoring traffic, impartial enforcement of laws, detaining and interviewing violators, apprehension of suspects, service of civil process, court security and responding to calls for assistance for the Sandoval County Sheriff's Office (SCSO); and performs other duties as assigned.
• Citizen of the United States (NM 4-41-10) :
• Not less than age twenty-one (21)
Education and Experience:
• High School Diploma/GED Certificate
• Completion of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy or equivalent law enforcement training.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
• Valid New Mexico Driver’s License
• Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety or qualification for attendance at N.M. certification by waiver course.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
Position reports to the Sheriff's Sergeant, and does not exercise supervision over lower level staff.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Enforces local, state and Federal laws, according to SCSO policies, procedures and regulations; resolves community problems and public safety issues using sound judgment and operational experience; completes activity reports; duties may vary according to job assignment. : The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
• Patrols assigned areas, monitors traffic and maintains visibility and presence in the community; looks for illegal, hazardous and suspicious activities and persons; provides back-up assistance, scene security and protection for regional emergency services personnel.
• Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; investigates criminal and civil complaints and incidents; interrogates and communicates with victims, witnesses and suspects in cases; secures and documents crime scene and property; identifies and collects evidence.
• Arrests law violators and criminal suspects; transports and processes prisoners; serves arrest, search and civil warrants, and other court documents.
• Conducts traffic stops, and investigates traffic crashes and criminal violations; assists motorists, victims and witnesses, and investigates public safety incidents.
• May be assigned to special patrol, enforcement, security, intervention, and investigative teams.
• Reviews crime data to identify trends and patterns of criminal activity.
• Represents the SCSO at court and case hearings; prepares reports and materials requested and subpoenaed by the courts; and testifies in court cases.
• Works with citizens to identify and improve neighborhood problems and enforcement issues.
• Maintains patrol vehicles, uniforms and equipment in clean • Attends mandatory law enforcement knowledge and skills training classes and courses as required to maintain certification, or as related to current assignment.
• Assists and interacts with other Sheriff’s personnel, County departments, outside organizations and businesses, and Federal, state and local law enforcement organizations in order to accomplish tasks.
Required Knowledge of:
• County policies and procedures.
• Sheriff’s department policies and procedures.
• New Mexico criminal and traffic codes.
• County, state, tribal, and Federal laws, regulations and ordinances.
• Current law enforcement techniques and procedures, including case laws governing arrest, probable cause, rules of evidence, use-of-force, and search and seizure.
• Criminal justice and court systems, procedures and protocols in New Mexico.
• Investigative and interrogative procedures, and methods for close observation of details.
• Geography, roads, landmarks, and jurisdictional boundaries in Sandoval County.
• Safe work practices, occupational hazards, and safety precautions.
Required Skill in:
• Interpreting laws and regulations, making decisions, maintaining composure, and working effectively under stressful conditions and emergency situations.
• Safely operating and maintaining a variety of firearms, non-lethal weapons, and specialty equipment.
• Collecting data, researching and analyzing information, and making logical conclusions based on facts.
• Securing crime scenes, and recognizing evidence and causes of crime, death, and accidents.
• Communicating with suspects and violators, recognizing suspicious behavior patterns, mediating difficult situations, and using effective arrest and control techniques.
• Interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.
• Preparing clear, comprehensive, and accurate reports.
• Communicating effectively in written and verbal forms, and following instructions and procedures.
• Utilizing personal computer with standard and specialized software programs for assigned work.
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
• Work is performed in office and external environments with exposure to inclement weather; subject to physical harm, dangerous vehicles, gun shots, and physical attacks; may be exposed to hazardous chemicals, drugs, and infectious diseases; required to physically restrain persons.
• Work involves intense concentration on activities going on around one’s location on a constant basis throughout the entire work shift, including crime scenes, investigations, and preparing reports.
• Must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet SCSO standards.
Age: Minimum 21 years of age
Education: High School or GED
Experience: New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification
Application for employment available through sandovalcounty.com or copy the url below. http://www.sandovalcounty.com/sites/default/files/hr/app1.pdf
Applications must be returned to the Sandoval County HR Department. Please include a contact email address on your application.