- Age: 21
- Education: High school diploma or equivalent
- Experience: N/A
Must be a US citizen, 21 years old at time of hire, bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. ** **No DUI convictions within the past three years. No felony convictions and no misdemeanors involving moral turpitude.
Licenses/Certifications. Valid Class D driver’s license with verified record of good driving history. Must have current New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification issued or recognized and approved by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety or be eligible for New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification by Waiver.
Other (eg medical examination by offer, polygraph, background check, driver’s license record, etc.). Must be able to pass a physical agility test, a background investigation, oral board interview, polygraph exam, firearms certification, medical exam, psychological test and drug screening.
++KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION++:
Must have knowledge in: Modern principles, methods and procedures of law enforcement administration used in the technical aspects of law enforcement, including accident and criminal investigation and identification, crime prevention, law enforcement tactics, traffic control and proactive community policing; criminal law and criminal proceedings involving the apprehension, arrest and detention of persons alleged to be committing misdemeanors and crimes; rules and regulations of the sheriff’s office; analyze complex law enforcement problems and situations; adopt prompt, effective and reasonable courses of action with respect to surrounding hazards and circumstances; county geography and social attitudes in different county areas; recent court interpretations of law enforcement agencies’ legal obligations; and first aid principles, methods and techniques for both sick and injured.
Must have the skills to: Operating a motor vehicle and computer; use and maintain proficiency with all necessary firearms and other police related equipment. Communicate professionally and tactfully and possess interpersonal skills necessary when interacting with the public, county personnel and law enforcement agencies.
Must have the ability to: Follow verbal and written instructions, observe situations analytically and objectively, and write them clearly and completely; react quickly and calmly in an emergency and decide the best course of action; solve problems dealing with emotionally volatile issues; express yourself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; enforce the law with firmness, tact and impartiality; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and the public.