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Taos County Employment Opportunity: Adult Detention Officer I

Internal and External

 

JOB TITLE: Adult Detention Officer I

ENTRY LEVEL: $12.55 per hour 

CLASSIFICATION: Classified/Non-Exempt (FLSA)

DEFINITION: Performs a variety entry level technical and correction/detention duties intended to assure compliance with adult detention center operational polices, practices and procedures. Maintains safety and security of the detention center and proper day-to-day care of inmates.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school and successful completion of specialized training provided by an approved standards and training organization or through in-service;

AND

B. Six (6 mo.) months experience performing above and related duties;

Or

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some 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; elementary first aid techniques and procedures and CPR; basic principles of psychology and sociology; complex records management systems and legal guidelines. Skill in the operation of security equipment.

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 Friday, September 5, 2014

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: Adult Detention Officer I 
Job Code: 220
Division: Operations
Effective Date: 11/30/10
Department: Adult Detention
Last Revised: 10/09
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Paygrade: 10

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety entry level technical and correction/detention duties intended to assure compliance with adult detention center operational polices, practices and procedures. Maintains safety and security of the detention center and proper day-to-day care of inmates.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Adult Detention Sergeant, Lieutenant or Security Chief.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May provide close supervision to Adult Detention Cadet while in training or on as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

Resident Supervision: Operates observation devices as needed to maintain order and compliance with center programs, practices and policy; observes activities and behaviors of residents; assures proper operation of security devices, locks, etc.; admits visitors and officials into facility and various sections of the center.

Observe, interact, listen and respond to conduct and behavior of inmates; utilizes effective inter-personal communication skills as need to manage the behavior of inmates to enhance the safety and environment for inmates and staff; effecting disciplinary process when appropriate.

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. 

Assures proper and regular maintenance of facility during assigned shift; performs general cleaning and sanitization of offices according to established cleaning schedules; supervises residents in performing general work assignments.

Transports and escorts inmates in transit between jail, courtroom, prisons, or other points, traveling by automobile or public transportation as required; secures inmate(s) in cell.

May serve as bailiff under the direction of the district court; performs a variety of security tasks specific to maintaining courtroom order and insuring that courtroom processes are adhered to; serves as jail security officer by carrying out specific plans and programs to assure safety of court personnel and protection of jail facilities and others; follows specific instructions from appropriate supervisors.

Performs cell checks and observes resident behaviors; conducts suicide watch to prevent related self-inflicted injury.

Booking: Performs various tasks associated with inmate admissions; fingerprints; searches inmates; books prisoners; reviews offense status and classification (violent, non-violent, etc.) to assess appropriate level of security and confinement; processes inmates for release; maintains paper work on each inmate being detained to include intake forms, acknowledgement of rights forms, daily reports court papers and other documents relating to detention, resident conduct and care; assures proper intake of resident, issues uniforms and personal care supplies, administers medications and provides meals.

Operates personal computer to input various types of inmate information into Sleuth program; updates resident records and files; assists to compile information and detail needed to prepare regular reports related to resident status, behavior and detention activities.

Releasing: Assures proper processing of release documents for detainees; updates records as required and out-processes juveniles according to established procedures; secures proper signatures on formal documents.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school and successful completion of specialized training provided by an approved standards and training organization or through in-service;

AND

B. Six (6 mo.) months experience performing above and related duties;

Or

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some 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; elementary first aid techniques and procedures and CPR; basic principles of psychology and sociology; complex records management systems and legal guidelines. 

Skill in the operation of security equipment.

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. 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. Occasional physical and muscular stress and potential injury related to dealing with aggressive, violent and combative offenders. 

 

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: Assistant County Attorney

Internal and External

 

Assistant County Attorney

Taos County seeks an Assistant County Attorney with a strong desire to live and work in the unique community of Taos, New Mexico. As an integral part of county government, the successful candidate will be an active participant in the issues of importance to this historic, multi-cultural, artistic and recreational community. 

Candidates must be graduates of an American Bar Association accredited law school and have a New Mexico law license. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic record with experience in litigation and government legal issues. County government faces a wide range of challenging legal issues that require strong analytical, courtroom and diplomatic skills complimented by a good measure of common sense.

Salary range is $61,089.60 to $86,278.40 depending on qualifications and includes a benefit package consisting of medical and dental insurance, paid vacation, sick leave and retirement. Taos County is an equal opportunity employer 

To view the complete job description please visit the Taos County website, www.taoscounty.org, and click on “Departments”, then “Human Resources” and then “Job Opportunities,” or call the Human Resources Department at 575-737-6309. 

Employment application forms may be accessed on the website by clicking “Departments” and then “Human Resources.”  Applications should be addressed to Renee Weber, Human Resources Director, as a hard copy to 105 Albright Street, Suite J., Taos, NM 87571, or as a PDF email attachment to

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., September 19, 2014.


Taos County Job Description

 

Job Title: Assistant County Attorney
Job Code: 1401
Division: Legal
Effective Date: 11/30/10
Department: Administration
Last Revised: 10/09
FLSA: Exempt
Paygrade: E7

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs administrative and professional duties as required to carry out the efficient and effective legal representation of Taos County in civil litigation, criminal prosecution of county ordinances and the day to day legal matters of County government.  Conducts Legal Seminars to the Elected Officials, County Management and County employees. 

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the direct supervision of the County Attorney.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Provides general supervision of the legal support staff, i.e., Paralegal, and Legal Assistant, in the absence of the County Attorney or on a project-by-project basis.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Assists to direct  the day-to-day administrative and managerial functions of the legal department; participates in the development of departmental budget; makes recommendations to county attorney regarding operational practices and procedures; monitors departmental workflow; delegates staff projects, monitors quality of staff performance and conducts performance evaluations; may make recommendations affecting staff retention, advancement, discipline or termination.

Acts as a legal advisor; attends County Commission meetings in absence of County Attorney to advise County officials related to various County programs, issues, projects and cases; attends various advisory meetings to represent County management and provide legal assistance.  Represents various County departments, boards and commissions as assigned.

Performs legal research, makes recommendations and prepares legal opinions for review and consideration by County attorney, advises and directs department heads on legal issues associated with their various areas of responsibility; provides legal support in areas related to land use, contracts, construction, procurement, collective bargaining process, personnel actions, property tax disputes, risk management, finance, budget and legislative appropriations; represents the County in Federal, State and Local courts.

Drafts ordinances, contracts, resolutions, memoranda of agreement, joint powers agreements and numerous other legal documents; drafts proposed legislation to update or amend codes and ordinances; prepares opinions; initiates sanctions and exercises legal processes for the collection of outstanding revenues or obligations owed to the County.

Prosecutes criminal (county ordinances) cases as assigned; civil cases as assigned; conducts extensive research, reviews criminal investigation reports; files formal complaints; prepares case materials; participates in various examination processes such as discovery and briefings; researches and writes briefs; appears in court and presents evidence and argument.

Participates in pretrial conferences; negotiates for mutually agreeable solutions and charges; conducts investigation of complaints determines quality of the case and whether or not evidence is sufficient to proceed with prosecution.

Negotiates settlements of claims filed against the County for risk management actions arising out of the course of conducting County  business or providing County services;  promotes timely settlement to avoid costly litigation as much as is possible.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications

Credentials:

1. A Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school. 

2. A license to practice law in the State of New Mexico.

       

Preferred Qualifications

1. Five (5) years experience as a practicing attorney including experience in litigation and government legal issues, or   

2. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

3. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Considerable knowledge of federal, state and local laws and court procedure; legal administrative procedures including the rules of civil and criminal procedure and evidence; the principles, methods, materials and practices used in legal research; New Mexico Statutes Annotated, New Mexico case law as they apply to local government and its operation.  Working knowledge of the the legal environment related to land use law; contracts, construction management, human resource management, risk management, budget development and fiscal accounting principles, practices and procedures; County department operations including applicable laws and regulations; principles of supervision, including employee evaluation and disciplinary process ; federal and state laws as they apply to personnel management practices.

Considerable skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving; leadership and organizational behavior management; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with State, Federal, and other local officials, elected officials, subordinate staff, and County residents. Skill in the operation of PC Computer, calculator, fax machine, copy machine, telephone.  Familiarity with software including, but not limited to, Word, WordPerfect, Powerpoint, Excel, Access and legal research tools including Westlaw and Lexis.

Ability to understand and interpret complex laws, rules, regulations, policies, and guidelines; direct the work of others; plan, organize, and direct, through subordinate staff, the efficient, effective delivery of County programs, services and functions; develop operating policies and procedures; analyzing and resolving problems arising regarding County programs, services, and function; analyze and draft legal documents and to propose legislation; establish and maintain effective working relationships with County and court officials, employees and the public; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

 

 

4. Work Environment:

Occupant of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls.  Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain.  Essential functions normally require physical activities such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing.  Common eye, hand, finger dexterity may be necessary.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.  Periodic travel required in normal course of job performance.

 

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.

 

Precinct List...

25.04.2014 | Clerk's Office
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List of Voting Precincts for the June 3, 2014 Primary Election

  1. Tres Piedras #1(Tres Piedras Firehouse)
  2. Costilla # 2 (Costilla Elementary School)
  3. Amalia # 3 (Amalia Senior Citizen Center)
  4. Cerro # 4 (Cerro Community Center)
  5. Questa # 5 (Alta Vista Middle School)
  6. Questa # 6 (Alta Vista Middle School)
  7. Red River # 7 (Red River Conference Center)
  8. San Cristobal # 8 (San Cristobal Community Center)
  9. Arroyo Hondo # 9 (Arroyo Hondo Community Center/ Old Armory)
  10. Valdez # 10 (Valdez Old School)
  11. Arroyo Seco # 11 (Holy Trinity Parish Center)
  12. El Prado # 12 (LPA Building)
  13. Taos Pueblo # 13 (Taos Pueblo Community Center)
  14. Ranchitos # 14 (Taos County Housing Authority Office)
  15. Taos # 15 (Civic Center)
  16. Taos # 16 (Taos High School)
  17. North Los Cordovas # 17 (Los Cordovas Community Center/ Old Armory)
  18. Canon # 18 (Christian Academy Gymnasium/ Rio Fernando Fire House)
  19. Ranchos de Taos # 19 (Ranchos Elementary School)
  20. Llano Quemado # 20 (Llano Quemado Community Center)
  21. Talpa # 21 (Talpa Community Center)
  22. Ojo Caliente #22(Ojo Caliente Firehouse)
  23. Pilar # 23 (BLM Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center)
  24. Rio Lucio # 24 (Rio Lucio Community Center)
  25. Vadito # 25 (Vadito Community Center)
  26. Placitas # 26 (Vadito Community Center)
  27. Chamisal # 27 (Sam Cordova Senior Citizen Center)
  28. Penasco # 28 (Penasco Community Center)
  29. Rodarte # 29 (Penasco Community Center)
  30. Las Trampas # 30 (Sam Cordova Senior Citizen Center)
  31. El Valle # 31 (Sam Cordovas Senior Citizen Center)
  32. Llano # 32 (Llano Community Center)
  33. Taos Ski Valley # 33 (Edleweiss Lodge)
  34. South Los Cordovas # 34 (Ranchos Elementary School)
  35. Cruz Alta # 35 (Taos Middle School)
  36. Picuris Pueblo # 36 (Picuris Pueblo Administration Building)

 

Early Voting (Taos County Courthouse)

Alternate Voting (Old National Guard Armory)

 

 

 

 

Dates and Times for Primary Election 2014

May 6, 2014

 

- Last day to register to vote for Primary Election   

before 5:00 p.m.   

May 6, 2014

 

- First day of absentee/early voting at the County  Courthouse 

Monday – Friday between 8:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

May 17, 2014

 

 

 

 - Early voting at Alternate Site begins

 - The times below are ONLY for the Alternate Site

 Saturday’s are between 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 Tuesday thru Friday between 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

May 30, 2014

 

- Last day County Clerk may mail absentee ballot

 

May 31, 2014

 

 - Early Voting at County Courthouse ends

This is the ONLY Saturday voters may cast there ballot at the
Courthouse between 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

May 31, 2014

 

- Early Voting at Alternate Site ends

Voting is between 10:00 am – 6:00 p.m.

June 3, 2014

 

– ELECTION DAY

Voting between 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Alternate Site is located at Old National Guard Armory the address is 489 Old Blueberry Hill Rd
  • Taos County Courthouse is located at 105 Albright Street

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

     

     

    

 

   



 

 

 

 

 

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