Status: Full-time position
Location: Curry County
Deadline Date: 3/22/13
Job Summary: Responsible for the patrol of state, federal and county roads; insure the safety and protection of lives and property of Curry County residents.
Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED.
Must be able to be certified by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy and pass physical testing as a Peace Officer.
Must possess a valid New Mexico Driverís License. Must not have any prior domestic violence, misdemeanors or felonies convictions and must not have any DWIís within 3 (three) years.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English. A written aptitude test may be given. Basic oral communications skills in Spanish preferred.
Ability to qualify and maintain proficiency with firearms for both day and night.
Must have vision correctable to 20/20, and no color blindness.
Must have good hearing and reflexes. Must pass physical agility test.
Must be able to render creditable testimony in a Court of Law.
Ability to handle stress and respond appropriately in stressful situations.
Ability to perform the essential duties listed below.
Ability to perform the essential duties in the working conditions described below.
Ability to work with the equipment, tools and materials listed below.
Able to write intelligible, complete and concise reports, remain alert at all times and react quickly in emergency situations. Able to deal with situations requiring tact and diplomacy, be courteous to the public and must be physically fit.
Duties: Perform a wide range of duties, as assigned, to enforce various laws and ordinances, and to protect the general publicís constitutional rights, as provided for under county, state, tribal and federal laws.
Works from rotating shift patrol assignments, to operate a patrol vehicle in a designed district of the county, with full responsibility for proper personal conduct and enhancement of the countyís image, while carrying out the duties of law enforcement being ever-mindful of the constitutional rights of the citizenry, both on and off duty. Maintains radio contact in accordance with regulations.
Duties may involve routine traffic control in areas not afforded normal protection, as well as in certain areas under contract to the county.
Routine traffic control may involve the apprehension of persons apparently disobedient of traffic and driving laws and regulations.
Assist in the operation of checkpoints and roadblocks to apprehend escaped or wanted criminals, DWIís, unlicensed or otherwise illegal vehicle operators, drug traffickers, etc.
May also be called upon to investigate domestic difficulties, highway accidents, and other situations needing attention.
Coordinates and cooperates as necessary with other policing agencies. This may involve special conditions such as undercover personnel involving drugs and other related instances and investigations involving homicide, and other felony investigations.
Must be able to correctly judge situations and determine appropriate level of force to be utilized.
As necessary, off-duty personnel may be called in to work.
May be called on to appear as a witness in a court of law.
Prosecutes minor misdemeanor offenses, such as traffic violations and DWIís.
Transportís detained persons to court from Detention Centers.
Protects or escorts witnesses or victims assigned to them.
May also be assigned to provide escort service for parades, or in the movement of major vehicles or projects over highways when safe passage is required.
Deliver Summons, other writs and documents.
Remain constantly aware of various laws and related changes, making investigations within own authority, communicate information to higher authority, and protect evidence until released.
Serve in the area of animal control, perhaps impounding, trapping and disposing of animals.
May be required to administer first aid.
File various reports in an adequate manner, ensuring properly detailed records. Do various follow-ups and investigations from reports taken.
Must comply with the County Personnel, Safety, Vehicle Accident Policy, and other Polices as approved by the Board of Commission.
Must be familiar and are required to comply with the State of New Mexico Purchasing and Procurement Laws, Curry Countyís Purchasing Policies in making purchases, transferring and depositing of assets and budgetary responsibilities.
Employee must perform all duties with minimal supervision. Employee may be required to work irregular hours, attend job-related meetings, and perform other duties as assigned.
Interested candidates can pick up an application packet at:
Curry County Personnel Dept
700 Main St., Suite 10
Clovis, NM 88101