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 Taos County Employment Opportunity: Appraiser Technician

Internal and External

JOB TITLE: Appraiser Technician

ENTRY LEVEL: $11.17 per hour 

CLASSIFICATION: Temporary/Non - Exempt (FLSA)

DEFINITION: Performs a variety of entry level para-professional property assessment duties related to the re-appraisal and new appraisal of improved and unimproved rural, residential, commercial, industrial, mobile home, livestock and personal property to determine market value for county tax purposes.  Performs all appraisal duties in a training capacity.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school; 

AND

B. Six (6) months of responsible experience performing the above or related duties;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of terminology unique to the appraisal field;  current principles, procedures, techniques and approaches to value used in the appraisal of real property;  public relations and interviewing methods; inter-relationship with other county offices;  technical report writing; interpersonal communication skills. Some knowledge of blue print reading; drafting principles and terminology; county geography.

Ability to visually observe the details of property and arrive at a accurate and equitable appraisal; apply appropriate methods of valuation; make mathematical calculations in determining percentages, volumes, areas, acreage,  etc.; ability to read legal descriptions, deeds, plat books, maps, and blue prints; operate a variety of tools and equipment i.e. calculator, computer, typewriter, camera, drafting instruments, measuring devices, etc.; communicate effectively verbally and in writing;   develop and maintain effective working relationship with the public, fellow employees, and supervisors;  follow written and verbal instructions; interpret, develop and analyze cost manual.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid New Mexico driver’s license. Must have a working knowledge of excel.  

Ability to speak Spanish will be preferred. 

 

TAOS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, ANCESTRY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SPOUSAL AFFILIATION OR GENDER IDENTITY.

The last day to apply for this position is Friday, August 1st, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

This job announcement gives only a brief description of the position.  A complete job description can be obtained at the Taos County Administration Office, 105 Albright Street, Suite J, Taos, NM 87571 or by calling (575) 737-6312. 


Taos County Job Description

Job Title: Temporary - Appraisal Technician
Job Code: 350
Division: Appraisal
Effective Date: 11/30/10
Department: Assessor
Last Revised: 10/09
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Paygrade: 7

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of entry level para-professional property assessment duties related to the re-appraisal and new appraisal of improved and unimproved rural, residential, commercial, industrial, mobile home, livestock and personal property to determine market value for county tax purposes.  Performs all appraisal duties in a training capacity.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general guidance and direction of the County Assessor, Chief Deputy Assessor, Chief Appraiser or Senior Appraiser.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Real Property Appraisal: Assists in the reappraisal and new appraisal efforts of residential, commercial and rural properties to arrive at estimated fair market value; records appraisal information on standardized report forms; interviews persons familiar with property, takes measurements and makes sketches of the same; inspects property for construction, condition, and functional design; takes photos and compiles data according to established procedures; processes appraisal results.

Performs public relations in the process of conducting appraisals; travels through designated areas being alert to new construction and land development; researches building permits records, sales and leases, plat and tax rolls; locates new property developments, contacts property owners to arrange for appraisals.

Surveys and reviews applications for construction and building permits; uses specific methods in order to determine taxable value; operates computer and printer to obtain results needed for fair taxation; enters property values as needed.

Processing appraisal results;  surveys county building activity for new construction or improvements;  reviews application for construction and building permits as needed to schedule appraisals;  assists in the development of changes in "Land Value Guideline Book";  enters field data into laptop computer for transfer into primary data server.

Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school; 

AND

B. Six (6) months of responsible experience performing the above or related duties;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of terminology unique to the appraisal field;  current principles, procedures, techniques and approaches to value used in the appraisal of real property;  public relations and interviewing methods; inter-relationship with other county offices;  technical report writing; interpersonal communication skills. Some knowledge of blue print reading; drafting principles and terminology; county geography.

Ability to visually observe the details of property and arrive at a accurate and equitable appraisal; apply appropriate methods of valuation; make mathematical calculations in determining percentages, volumes, areas, acreage,  etc.; ability to read legal descriptions, deeds, plat books, maps, and blue prints; operate a variety of tools and equipment i.e. calculator, computer, typewriter, camera, drafting instruments, measuring devices, etc.; communicate effectively 

verbally and in writing;   develop and maintain effective working relationship with the public, fellow employees, and supervisors;  follow written and verbal instructions; interpret, develop and analyze cost manual 

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid New Mexico driver’s license. Must have a working knowledge of excel.

 

4. Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs generally in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls.  Frequent travel and exposure to outside weather conditions. Tasks require variety of physical activities, periodically involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching. Talking, hearing and seeing essential to job performance.    Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking.

Disclaimer:  The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.  Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This job description supersedes earlier versions.

 

Taos County Employment Opportunity: EMT - Paramedic

Internal and External

JOB TITLE: EMT - Paramedic

ENTRY LEVEL: $14.09 - $17.14 per hour DOE

CLASSIFICATION: Classified/Non - Exempt (FLSA)

DEFINITION: Performs a variety of advanced emergency medical response duties as needed to deliver at-the-scene and in-transport medical care and advanced life support (ALS) services. Operates ambulance to provide emergency medical transport.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school, or equivalent; plus New Mexico State Licensed Paramedic

AND

B. Two (2) years of full time work experience performing above and related duties;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of first-aid and emergency medical techniques and procedures; emergency vehicle operation; various medical procedures necessary to sustain and prolong life in the absence of a medical doctor; medical terminology; various affects of medications or the lack of the same leading to life threatening conditions; interpersonal communication skills. Some knowledge of basic supervision

Ability to follow detailed verbal or written work instructions; work in dangerous emergency situations; perform strenuous physical labor; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; perform under extreme weather conditions; work on call and on shift work; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid New Mexico State Drivers License.

Must be E.M.T.-Paramedic licensed after completing 1500 hours of service and maintain required certifications.

Emergency Vehicle Operator  (EVO) Certification may be required.

Must be ACLS, PALS and CPR certified

Must be willing to participate in random drug screening. 

 

 

TAOS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, ANCESTRY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SPOUSAL AFFILIATION OR GENDER IDENTITY.

The last day to apply for this position is Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

This job announcement gives only a brief description of the position.  A complete job description can be obtained at the Taos County Administration Office, 105 Albright Street, Suite J, Taos, NM 87571 or by calling (575) 737-6312. 


Taos County Job Description

 

Job Title: EMT- Paramedic

Job Code: 823  

Division: Operations

Effective Date: 11/30/10

Department: Emergency Medical Services

Last Revised: 10/09

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Paygrade: 13

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of advanced emergency medical response duties as needed to deliver at-the-scene and in-transport medical care and advanced life support (ALS) services. Operates ambulance to provide emergency medical transport.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the close to general supervision of the EMS Director and under the general supervision of the Medical Director.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May provide immediate to close supervision to EMT-Basic and EMT-Intermediate while in training or on a project-by-project basis.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Performs various lead worker duties; assists to coordinate and schedule continuing education programs, workshops and seminars consistent with EMT licensing requirements; coordinates with state regulatory agencies as needed; provides mentoring supervision to less experienced EMT personnel; may assist to evaluate EMT-B and EMT-I performance; may make recommendations affecting employment status, i.e., retention, advancement, discipline or discharge; performs facility transfers as required.

Responds to emergency medical calls; utilizes radio communications and “10-codes” as needed to receive and transmit communications; operates ambulance under emergency conditions and normal conditions to transport accident victims and emergency medical patients to health care facilities, hospitals or other institutions.

Evaluates patient's condition and/or injuries and accident scenes and/or medical emergencies and administers aid as per protocol; monitors patient's vital signs and provides advanced life support as needed until transported to hospital.

Performs advanced life support procedures such as direct larynogoscopy, endocracheal intubation (orotrachael & nasotracheal), endotrachael suctioning, surgical cricothyrotomy, needle thoracostomy, ECG interpretation, synchronized cardioversion, defibrillation, transcutaneous cardiac placing and use of infusion pumps; administers advanced medications i.e., adenosine, albuterol, atrophine, dextrose (oral and injectabel), nitroglyucerine, dopamine HCI, diazepam, etc.; utilizes various advanced routes for medication administration, i.e., endotrachael, intrademal, intradermal, intramuscular, intraosseous, intravenous, nebulized aerosol, parenteral, rectal, subcutaneous, sublingual, topical, etc.; monitors special medications, i.e., aminophylline, antibiotics, blood products, fibrolytic drugs, insulin, mannitol, etc.; may perform rapid sequence intubation and ipratroprium bromide inhalation therapy as directed.

Performs intermediate level emergency medical procedures such as blood drawing, external jugular access, subcutaneous injections, intravenous injections, nebulized inhalations, intradermal biological testing, immunological vaccination administrations; administers various advanced levels of medications, i.e., epinephrine, NTG7, morphine 6, glucagons 8, diphenhydramine 9, etc.; monitors potassium IV drips 4., fentanyl, versed.

Operates resuscitation and suction devices during cardiopulmonary resuscitation; applies vacuum splints, cervical collars, backboards, and various other medical devices used to immobilize patients during transport and extrication.

Applies bandages and dressing on soft tissue injuries as needed to stop bleeding; applies pneumatic anti-shock pants on patients as per protocol to maintain profusion of patient's vital signs; lifts and carries patients from scene to ambulance according to established procedures; performs various basic life saving procedures such as pulse oximetry, CPAP, blood glucometry, oxygen administration, ventilator applications, splinting, oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airway placement, combi tube placement, king airway placement, semi-automatic/manual defibrillation, oral glucose administration, and approved chemical/medication administrations, etc.; assists with emergency child birth.

Performs preventative maintenance on assigned ambulance; performs daily inspection; cleans exterior and interior of vehicle; assures ambulance is properly stocked with necessary supplies; apprises supervisor as needed to purchase replacement materials or schedule complex repairs.

Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school, or equivalent; plus New Mexico State Licensed Paramedic

AND

B. Two  (2) years of full time work experience performing above and related duties;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of first-aid and emergency medical techniques and procedures; emergency vehicle operation; various medical procedures necessary to sustain and prolong life in the absence of a medical doctor; medical terminology; various affects of medications or the lack of the same leading to life threatening conditions; interpersonal communication skills. Some knowledge of basic supervision

Ability to follow detailed verbal or written work instructions; work in dangerous emergency situations; perform strenuous physical labor; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; perform under extreme weather conditions; work on call and on shift work; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid New Mexico State Drivers License.

Must be E.M.T.-Paramedic licensed after completing 1500 hours of service and maintain required certifications.

Emergency Vehicle Operator  (EVO) Certification may be required.

Must be ACLS, PALS and CPR certified

Must be willing to participate in random drug screening. 

 

4. Work Environment:

Functions of the position periodically performed in an uncontrolled, hazardous environment,  subject to all seasonal and weather extremes.  Emergency response travel expected in normal course of performing duties.  Many functions of the work pose high degree of hazard uncertainty. Exposure to blood borne pathogens. Potential exposure to hazardous materials and chemicals at accident sites. Physical readiness and conditioning may be a condition of job retention.  Various levels of mental application required, i.e., memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving.  Continuous use of motor skills. May be required to lift up to 100 lbs during emergency operations. Must work in confined spaces periodically.

 

 

Disclaimer:  The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.  Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This job description supersedes earlier versions.

 

Taos County Employment Opportunity: Deputy Sheriff I 

Internal and External

 

JOB TITLE: Deputy Sheriff I 

ENTRY LEVEL: $14.64 - $17.81 per hour DOE 

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time /Classified Non - Exempt (FLSA)

DEFINITION: Performs a wide range of working level professional law enforcement duties intended to secure a safe environment for county citizens and to protect rights as established by federal, state, and local laws.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school and New Mexico Police Academy, plus one (1) year of specialized training provided through college, technical school or professional organizations;

AND

B. One (1) year paid professional employment as a patrol officer in a sheriff's department or police department, 

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

 

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of law enforcement; principles, methods and techniques of effective supervision; budgetary practices and purchasing methods and procedures; legal environment associated with law enforcement;  local, state and federal laws and regulations;  criminal codes; departmental standard operating procedures; arrest, search, and seizure laws;  booking and court procedures; traffic control and safety laws and regulations; methods and process for preserving and securing crime scenes, county geography, road systems, and boundaries; standard first-aid administration; interpersonal communication skills; English, grammar and technical writing skills.

Skill in the operation of motor vehicles at high speed and in dangerous situations; in the use of firearms.

Ability to apply modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment in various law enforcement situations; learn and interpret the Code related to law enforcement and the elements of crime; effectively process crime scenes; interpret and apply civil and criminal codes; deal effectively with the public in controversial and emergency situations; demonstrate knowledge of how to react in emergency situations; demonstrate problem solving capability; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with the public, administrators, and fellow employees; deal effectively with combative individuals in high stress situations.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid New Mexico State Drivers License. 

Must be NEW MEXICO POLICE ACADEMY certified as a peace officer. 

Must maintain 20 hours of annual advanced academy training to maintain certification.

Must become certified and maintain certification in various specialty enforcement skills, practices and procedures related to    DUI, pepper spray, tazer, stick, fire arms, rifle, shotgun, defensive tactics, close contact engagement/take down, finger printing, radar, emergency vehicle operation, defensive driving, etc.

 

TAOS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, ANCESTRY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SPOUSAL AFFILIATION OR GENDER IDENTITY.

The last day to apply for this position is Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. 

This job announcement gives only a brief description of the position.  A complete job description can be obtained   at the Taos   County Administration Office, 105 Albright Street, Suite J, Taos, NM 87571 or by calling (575) 737-6312.


Taos County Job Description

 

Job Title: Deputy Sheriff I
Job Code: 1808
Division: Operations
Effective Date: 11/30/10
Department: Sheriff
Last Revised: 11/9/04
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Paygrade: 14

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a wide range of working level professional law enforcement duties intended to secure a safe environment for county citizens and to protect rights as established by federal, state, and local laws.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of a Sergeant or Lieutenant.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May provide close supervision to Cadet Deputy Sheriff, while in training or on a case-by-case basis.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Operations: Takes reports from the public resulting from vehicle accidents, harassment, domestic violence, law breaking, etc.; takes and prepares reports for crime scenes, i.e., violent crimes, crimes of passion, homicide, child abuse; prepares various criminal and civil reports; assists in developing and organizing information and records on cases subject to litigation;  cooperates with county legal office in determining quality of arrests, evidence, processes and procedures;  gives testimony in court as needed; may conduct case investigation; sets up and operates DUI checkpoints.

Participates in search and rescue operations; may rappel over steep terrain in order to assist and rescue accident victims or recover bodies.

Conducts motor vehicle operator testing; determines applicant ability to comply with standards for obtaining a driver’s license; passes or fails applicants according to established guidelines.

Patrol:  Patrols assigned roadways to observe traffic for violations of traffic laws and ordinances; assists stranded motorists; checks for suspicious vehicles; determines violations and makes arrests; performs in and leads search and rescue efforts.

Manages personal caseload; investigates auto, aircraft, and industrial accidents; conducts searches for lost, missing, or drowned persons; assists county coroner concerning death investigation and transportation of bodies, may issue death certifications; delivers death and other emergency messages; serves as backup for officers on possible violent situations.

Performs a full range of law enforcement duties; patrols areas of the county to deter crime and apprehend suspects; patrols assigned roadways to observe traffic for violations of traffic laws and local ordinances; determines violations and makes arrests.  

In the absence of a higher ranking officer, assumes leadership role at accident and crime scenes; reports to accident scenes to render first-aid to injured persons, and control traffic in the area; investigates cause of accident and prepares report on details after determining responsibility for accidents.

Responds to crime scenes; may back up or respond to complaints; performs crime scene processing; secures scenes according to standard operating procedures; gathers and packages evidence, i.e., blood, hazardous materials, photos, fingerprints, victim and witness statements; etc.; assures integrity of evidence for submitting to State Crime Lab.

Investigations:  Performs detective activities related to investigation of criminal cases such as auto theft, armed robbery, homicide, suicide, sexual abuse, lewd & lascivious behavior, etc.; performs advanced investigative functions; performs evidence analysis, crime scene photography, finger printing and identification; performs as lead investigator on complicated cases prepares cases for court according to formalized procedures and provides testimony in court as required; coordinates case preparation with County Attorney.

Conducts undercover narcotics investigative activities; establishes relationships with confidential informants to detect illegal activities; may examine prescriptions and pharmacy's and physician's records to ascertain legality of sale and distribution of narcotics; arrests narcotic offenders; obtains statements for prosecution of offenders and appears in court as witness.

Civil Processes: Participates and/or coordinates the delivery of civil papers as ordered by the courts, including warrants of arrest, garnishments, complaints, summons, affidavits, orders, property attachments, sheriff sales, etc.;  assures timely service of the same; arranges and travels on extraditions to transport prisoners to or from other jurisdictions.

Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school and New Mexico Police Academy, plus one (1) year of specialized training provided through college, technical school or professional organizations;

AND

B. One (1) year paid professional employment as a patrol officer in a sheriff's department or police department, 

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of law enforcement; principles, methods and techniques of effective supervision; budgetary practices and purchasing methods and procedures; legal environment associated with law enforcement;  local, state and federal laws and regulations;  criminal codes; departmental standard operating procedures; arrest, search, and seizure laws;  booking and court procedures; traffic control and safety laws and regulations; methods and process for preserving and securing crime scenes, county geography, road systems, and boundaries; standard first-aid administration; interpersonal communication skills; English, grammar and technical writing skills.

Skill in the operation of motor vehicles at high speed and in dangerous situations; in the use of firearms.

Ability to apply modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment in various law enforcement situations; learn and interpret the Code related to law enforcement and the elements of crime; effectively process crime scenes; interpret and apply civil and criminal codes; deal effectively with the public in controversial and emergency situations; demonstrate knowledge of how to react in emergency situations; demonstrate problem solving capability; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with the public, administrators, and fellow employees; deal effectively with combative individuals in high stress situations.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid New Mexico State Drivers License. 

Must be NEW MEXICO POLICE ACADEMY certified as a peace officer. 

Must maintain 20 hours of annual advanced academy training to maintain certification.Must become certified and maintain certification in various specialty enforcement skills, practices and procedures related to DUI, pepper spray, tazer, stick, fire arms, rifle, shotgun, defensive tactics, close contact engagement/take down, finger printing, radar, emergency vehicle operation, defensive driving, etc.

 

4. Work Environment:

Functions of the position generally performed in a controlled environment.  Frequent travel.  Many functions of the work pose high degree of hazard uncertainty.  Physical readiness and conditioning may be a condition of job retention.  Various levels of mental application required, i.e., memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving.  Continuous use of motor skills. Occasional exposure to communicable diseases such as hepatitis, HIV, and related blood born pathogens. Regular exposure to changing weather conditions and related hazards.

 

Disclaimer:  The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.  Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This job description supersedes earlier versions.

 

 

Taos County Employment Opportunity Internal and External: EMT - Intermediate

JOB TITLE: EMT - Intermediate

ENTRY LEVEL: $13.04 - $15.88 per hour DOE 

CLASSIFICATION: Classified /Non - Exempt (FLSA)

DEFINITION: Performs a variety of full performance emergency medical response duties as needed to deliver at-the-scene medical care and Intermediate life support (ILS) services. Operates ambulance to provide emergency medical transport.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school, or equivalent; plus New Mexico Licensed EMT-Intermediate 

AND

B. One (1) year of full time work experience performing above and related duties;

OR

 C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of first-aid and emergency medical techniques and procedures; emergency vehicle operation; various medical procedures necessary to sustain and prolong life in the absence of a medical doctor; medical terminology; various affects of medications or the lack of the same leading to life threatening conditions; interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to follow detailed verbal or written work instructions; work in dangerous emergency situations; perform strenuous physical labor; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; assimilate modern fire prevention and fire fighting skills; perform under extreme weather conditions; work on call and on shift work; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid New Mexico State Drivers License.

Must be New Mexico State Licensed EMT-Intermediate after completing 220 hours of service.

Emergency Vehicle Operator  (EVO) Certification may be required.

Must be willing to participate in random drug screening.

 

 

TAOS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, ANCESTRY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SPOUSAL AFFILIATION OR GENDER IDENTITY.

The last day to apply for this position is Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 5:00p.m.

This job announcement gives only a brief description of the position.  A complete job description can be obtained at the Taos County Administration Office, 105 Albright Street, Suite J, Taos, NM 87571 or by calling (575) 737-6312. 


Taos County Job Description

Job Title: EMT- Intermediate
Job Code: 822 
Division: Operations
Effective Date: 11/30/10
Department: Emergency Medical Services
Last Revised: 10/09
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Paygrade: 11

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of full performance emergency medical response duties as needed to deliver at-the-scene medical care and Intermediate life support (ILS) services. Operates ambulance to provide emergency medical transport.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the close to general supervision of the EMS Director or Paramedic.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May provide immediate to close supervision to EMT-Basic while in training or on a project-by-project basis.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Responds to emergency medical calls; utilizes radio communications and “10-codes” to receive and transmit communications; operates ambulance under emergency conditions and normal conditions to transport accident victims and emergency medical patients to health care facilities, hospitals or other institutions.

Evaluates patient's condition and/or injuries and accident scenes and/or medical emergencies and administers aid as per protocol; monitors patient's vital signs and provides basic life support until transported to hospital.

Operates resuscitation and suction devices during cardiopulmonary resuscitation; applies CPAP, applies vacuum splints, cervical collars, backboards, and various other medical devices used to immobilize patients during transport and extrication.

Performs intermediate level emergency medical procedures such as blood drawing, external jugular access, subcutaneous injections, intravenous injections, adult intraosseous procedures, nebulized inhalations, intradermal biological testing, immunological vaccination administrations; administers various advanced levels of medications, i.e., epinephrine, NTG7, morphine 6, fentanyl citrate,  glucagons 8, diphenhydramine 9, etc.; monitors potassium IV drips 4.

Applies bandages and dressing on soft tissue injuries as needed to stop bleeding; applies pneumatic anti-shock pants on patients as per protocol to maintain profusion of patient's vital signs; lifts and carries patients from scene to ambulance according to established procedures; performs various basic life saving procedures such as pulse oximetry, blood glucometry, oxygen administration, ventilator applications, splinting, oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airway placement, combi tube placement, king airway placement, semi-automatic defibrillation, oral glucose administration, and approved chemical/medication administrations, etc.; assists with emergency child birth.

Performs preventive maintenance on assigned ambulance; performs daily inspection; cleans exterior and interior of vehicle; assures ambulance is properly stocked with necessary supplies; apprises supervisor as needed to purchase replacement materials or schedule complex repairs.

Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school, or equivalent; plus New Mexico Licensed EMT-Intermediate 

AND

B. One (1) year of full time work experience performing above and related duties;

OR

 C. An equivalent combination of education and experience

 

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of first-aid and emergency medical techniques and procedures; emergency vehicle operation; various medical procedures necessary to sustain and prolong life in the absence of a medical doctor; medical terminology; various affects of medications or the lack of the same leading to life threatening conditions; interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to follow detailed verbal or written work instructions; work in dangerous emergency situations; perform strenuous physical labor; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; assimilate modern fire prevention and fire fighting skills; perform under extreme weather conditions; work on call and on shift work; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid New Mexico State Drivers License.

Must be New Mexico State Licensed EMT-Intermediate after completing 220 hours of service.

Emergency Vehicle Operator  (EVO) Certification may be required.

Must be willing to participate in random drug screening.

 

4. Work Environment:

Functions of the position periodically performed in an uncontrolled, hazardous environment,  subject to all seasonal and weather extremes.  Emergency response travel expected in normal course of performing duties.  Many functions of the work pose high degree of hazard uncertainty. Exposure to blood borne pathogens. Potential exposure to hazardous materials and chemicals at accident sites. Physical readiness and conditioning may be a condition of job retention.  Various levels of mental application required, i.e., memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving.  Continuous use of motor skills. May be required to lift up to 100 lbs during emergency operations.

 

 

Disclaimer:  The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.  Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This job description supersedes earlier versions.

 

2014 Taos County Primary Election Results

Early Results:

RACE TOTAL VOTES
Final Count (10:04 PM)
State Representative District 42 # %
  Roberto "Bobby" Gonzales (D) 3,775 100
State Representative District 41 # %
  Debbie Rodella (D) 400 100
       
County Commissioner District 1 # %
  Jim K. Fambro (D) 674 70.58
  Sarah B. Medina-Martinez (D) 281 29.42
  Total: 955 100
County Commision District 2 # %
  Darien D. Fernandez (D) 267 28.96
  Mark L. Gallegos (D) 655 71.04
  Total: 922 100
  Virgil D. Martinez ( R) 103 100
County Commissioner District  5 # %
  Ben J. Tafoya (D) 228 21.01
  Michael A. Silva (D) 224 22.49
  Emanuel B. Pacheco (D) 285 26.27
  Candyce S. O'Donnell (D) 328 30.23
  Total: 1,085 100
County Assessor # %
  Tammy M. Jaramillo (D) 943 18.24
  Bobbi Roberta DeHerrera (D) 1,346 26.03
  Andrew D. Chavez (D) 683 13.21
  Abel Montoya (D) 2,199 42.53
  Total: 5,171 100
County Sheriff # %
  Celedon Cele Gallegos (D) 970 18.00
  Robert Alan Rivera (D) 465 8.63
  Bonney Gabriel Medina (D) 169 3.14
  Betty J. Martinez-Gonzales (D) 1,396 25.90
  Jerry L. Hogrefe (D) 1,447 26.85
  Ricky M. Romero (D) 294 5.46
  Steve Miera Jr. (D) 447 8.29
  Matthew F. Vigil (D) 201 3.73
    5,389 100
  Richard E. Trujillo ( R) 388 100
  Total:    
Probate Judge # %
  Maxine Valerio Montoya 1,976 39.29
  Paloma G. Romo 3,053 60.71
  Total: 5,029 100
       
  Michael Torrez 409 100
       
US Senator # %
  Allen E. Weh (R )

287

59.30
  David Kale Clements ( R)   197 40.70
  Total: 484  
  Tom Udall (D) 4,799 100
Governor # %
  Susana Martinez ( R) 463 100
       
  Howie Morales (D) 489 9.17
  Alan M. Weber (D) 1,110 20.82
  Lawrence D. Rael (D) 1,961 36.78
  Gary K. King (D) 1,368 25.66
  Linda M. Lopez (D) 397 7.45
  Write - In  6 0.11
  Total: 5,331 100
Lt. Governor # %
  John A. Sanchez (R ) 425 100
  Debra A. Haaland (D) 4,019 100
Secretary of State # %
  Dianna J. Duran  (R ) 420 100
  Maggie Toulouse Oliver (D) 3,947 100
State Auditor # %
  Robert J. Aragon  ( R) 398 100
  Timothy M. Keller (D) 3,909 100
US Rep District 3 # %
  Ben Ray Lujan (D) 4,852 92.72
  Robert Blanch (D) 381 7.28
  Total: 5,233 100
  Jefferson L. Byrd ( R) 378 100
Magistrate Judge Div. 1 # %
  Bob G. Fitzgerald (D) 1,183 22.79
  Ernest L. Ortega (D) 4,007 77.21
    5,190 100
Magistrate Judge Div. 2 # %
  Jeff Shannon 4,046 100
       
State Treasurer  # %
  Tim Eichenberg (D) 2,942 62.03
  John Wertheim (D) 1,801 37.97
    4,743 100
  Rick J. Lopez (R ) 411 100
Attorney General  # %
  Hector Balderas (D) 4,271 100
  Susan M. Riedel ( R) 407 100
Commissioner of Public Lands # %
  Aubrey Dunn (R ) 393 100
   Ray Bennett Powell (D)  3,899  100
Judge Court of Appeals # %
  J. Miles Hanisee (R ) 389 100
  Kerry Kiernan (D) 3,739 100

 

Taos County Employment Opportunity: Adult Detention Sergeant 

Internal and External

JOB TITLE: Adult Detention Sergeant 

ENTRY LEVEL: $15.82 per hour 

CLASSIFICATION: Classified/Non – Exempt (FLSA) 

DEFINITION: Performs a variety of first-line supervisory law enforcement duties related to the security, safety, order, operation and maintenance of county jail facilities and the incarceration and detention of prisoners.  Acts as a shift supervisor and officer-in- charge (OIC).

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school or equivalent;  plus completion of detention officer training; 

AND

B. Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience performing above and related duties;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Considerable knowledge of the criminal justice system; care and inmate management; general supervision techniques applied in a detention environment;  general law enforcement practices and procedures;  law enforcement; principles, methods and techniques of effective supervision; legal environment associated with law enforcement; local, state and federal laws and regulations; criminal codes and jail standards; departmental standard operating procedures; fundamentals of proper search and seizure; inmate classification methods and guidelines, federal, state and local laws and regulations related to jail activities; New Mexico Criminal Code, New Mexico Jail Standards, courtroom security methods and processes, court processes and protocol, computer operations and related software; basic principles of psychology and sociology; complex records management systems and legal guidelines; cell extraction methods and procedures; ground fighting methods; elementary first aid techniques and procedures and CPR.  Working knowledge of computer operation and related software; basic psychology and indicators related to violent or suicidal tendencies.

Skill in the use of specialized equipment including tasers, PBCT/baton, pepper spray, restraining devices, etc.

Ability to deal effectively with work related stress related workplace liabilities; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; manage physical aggression in detainees;  direct and maintain confidentiality in managing sensitive legal issues and cases; restrain physically violent prisoners;  react quickly to novel situations under conditions of stress;  operate a variety of types of office machines;   personal computer or terminal operation; write legible reports;  develop effective working relationships with elected officials, legal professionals, law enforcement agencies; subordinates, and the public.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must be 21 years of age.
Must possess a valid New Mexico driver’s license.
Must be willing to work on-call and shift assignments.
Must be willing to undergo various physical, mental and background examinations prior to hiring.
Must complete “Defensive Driving” course.
Must complete “Safe Physical Management & Passive Restraint” course.
Must be a certified Detention Officer and maintain annually required training hours.

 

TAOS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, ANCESTRY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SPOUSAL AFFILIATION OR GENDER IDENTITY.

The last day to apply for this position is Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

This job announcement gives only a brief description of the position.  A complete job description can be obtained at the Taos County Human Resource Office, 105 Albright Street, Suite J, Taos, NM 87571 or by calling (575) 737-6309.


Taos County Job Description

Job Title: Adult Detention Sergeant
Job Code: 217
Division: Operations
Effective Date: 11/30/2010
Department: Adult Detention
Last Revised: 10/09
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Paygrade: 16

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of first-line supervisory law enforcement duties related to the security, safety, order, operation and maintenance of county jail facilities and the incarceration and detention of prisoners.  Acts as a shift supervisor and officer-in- charge (OIC).

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the close to general supervision of the Adult Detention Lieutenant or Security Chief.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Provides close supervision to Adult Detention Officer(s) II, I or cadet while in training or on a project-by-project basis.  May be assigned to function as a Training Officer.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Oversees all detention activities and inmate services on assigned shift; supervise the work activities of assigned personnel; assists in assigning work schedules; provides input regarding personnel job performance; trains and orients detention deputies. 

supervises various facility functions including booking, housing, building maintenance, kitchen operations and laundry operations; screens, inspects and distributes mail; acts as liaison between courts and inmates and inmate families; responds to questions and issues pertaining to court processes.

Supervises subordinate staff and assures compliance with established policies, procedures and practices; maintains order, discipline, and protocol for both jail staff and inmates; 

Supervises inmates in county jail in accordance with established policies, regulations and procedures while assuming responsibility for all needs (physical, medical, etc.) of the prisoners during detention.

Performs various tasks associated with inmate admissions; books prisoners, takes finger prints; reviews offense status and classification (violent, non-violent, etc.) to determine appropriate level of security and confinement; maintains records related to commitment and work release time; readies inmates for work release engagements and court appearance.

Observes conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes; searches inmates and cells for contraband articles; patrols assigned areas for evidence of forbidden activities, infractions of rules and unsatisfactory attitudes or adjustment of prisoners, and reports observations to supervisor; performs inmate supervision during recreation and meal periods. 

Inspects cells, locks, grills, doors and gates for tampering; employs various forms of discipline as needed to maintain order among prisoners, if necessary.

Supervises prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prisons, or other points, traveling by automobile or public transportation as required; locks prisoner(s) in cell after searching for weapons, valuables or drugs.

Secures all valuables and/or belongings and follows standard procedures designated for the disposing or maintaining of the same; orders and serves meals to prisoners and provides or obtains medical aid if needed; administers medication as prescribed by doctor.

Prepares arrest records including reports, bookings, releases, fingerprinting and mug shot photography (identifying the prisoner and charge against him/her); assists in the maintenance of various records and information reporting materials and data base.

Supervises trustees or prisoners on general work details inside or outside of jail; directs and performs general maintenance of jail facility and environs; repairs safety and security devices; cleans and sanitizes cells; maintains inmate recreation area and equipment.

Performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school or equivalent;  plus completion of detention officer training; 

AND

B. Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience performing above and related duties;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of the criminal justice system; care and inmate management; general supervision techniques applied in a detention environment;  general law enforcement practices and procedures;  law enforcement; principles, methods and techniques of effective supervision; legal environment associated with law enforcement; local, state and federal laws and regulations; criminal codes and jail standards; departmental standard operating procedures; fundamentals of proper search and seizure; inmate classification methods and guidelines, federal, state and local laws and regulations related to jail activities; New Mexico Criminal Code, New Mexico Jail Standards, courtroom security methods and processes, court processes and protocol, computer operations and related software; basic principles of psychology and sociology; complex records management systems and legal guidelines; cell extraction methods and procedures; ground fighting methods; elementary first aid techniques and procedures and CPR.  Working knowledge of computer operation and related software; basic psychology and indicators related to violent or suicidal tendencies.

Skill in the use of specialized equipment including tasers, PBCT/baton, pepper spray, restraining devices, etc.

Ability to deal effectively with work related stress related workplace liabilities; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; manage physical aggression in detainees;  direct and maintain confidentiality in managing sensitive legal issues and cases; restrain physically violent prisoners;  react quickly to novel situations under conditions of stress;  operate a variety of types of office machines;   personal computer or terminal operation; write legible reports;  develop effective working relationships with elected officials, legal professionals, law enforcement agencies; subordinates, and the public.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must be 21 years of age.
Must possess a valid New Mexico driver’s license.
Must be willing to work on-call and shift assignments.
Must be willing to undergo various physical, mental and background examinations prior to hiring.
Must complete “Defensive Driving” course.
Must complete “Safe Physical Management & Passive Restraint” course.
Must be a certified Detention Officer and maintain annually required training hours.

 

4. Work Environment:

Functions of the position generally performed in a controlled environment, but subject to occasional travel.  Many functions of the work pose high degree of hazard uncertainty.  .  May be exposed to: foul-mouthed, offensive, crude, rude and tasteless language; offensive, abrasive, argumentative or aggressive behavior; a boisterous environment with unclothed persons extremities in plain view.

Physical readiness and conditioning may be a condition of job retention. Tasks require variety of physical activities, occasionally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, turning, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing.  Must be able to occasionally lift 100+ pounds. Occasional physical and muscular stress and potential injury related to dealing with aggressive, violent and combative offenders. Mental application utilizes memory for details, ideas and written and verbal communications, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, guided and creative problem solving.

Occasional local travel required in performance of daily work assignments.  

 

Disclaimer:  The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.  Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This job description supersedes earlier versions.

 

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