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Deputy Sheriff - Lateral

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

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$21.48 hourly
$25.93 hourly

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
  • For further details please visit: www.pera.state.nm.us


  • 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
  • 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

Contact Informaton

C.J. Nix

San Juan County Sheriff's Office
211 South Oliver
Aztec, New Mexico 87410
phone: (505) 334-6107

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