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Position Available: SHERIFF DEPUTY
Location: Lea County Sheriff’s Office, Lovington, New Mexico
Non-exempt, Sworn position, Full-time
2017 Hiring Range: $21.36/hour certified, $19.15/hour non-certified
Additional 5% over starting pay for 5 yrs. experience,
10% over starting pay for 10 yrs. experience
Work Hours: Rotating Shifts
General Statement of Duties: Patrols an assigned district within the County to preserve law and order; responds to dispatch calls; investigates complaints which may include crimes in progress, crimes reported after the fact, disturbances, accidents, etc.; conducts preliminary investigations at crime scenes, traffic accidents, disturbances, etc. to preserve and/or collect evidence; obtains statements as necessary for reporting circumstances and facts; makes arrests, takes suspects into custody, transports suspects to the jail and may restrain resisting individuals; will appear in county and district courts to offer testimony in criminal and non-criminal cases; prepares a variety of reports.
Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent required. Must successfully complete physical agility, written exams, oral and integrity interviews, as well as polygraph, physical and psychological exams, and extensive criminal and personal background investigation.
Certifications: NM-certified officers preferred. Applicants meeting all other qualifications will be considered.
10 paid holidays
County pays 95% of medical, dental, and vision insurance
Eligible for retirement after 20 years, regardless of age
Annual Leave - Employees accrue annual leave with pay in accordance with the following years of full-time service:
First thru fifth years: 3.75 hours per pay period
Sixth thru tenth years: 4.75 hours per pay period
Eleventh thru fifteenth years: 5.75 hours per pay period
Sixteenth and following years: 6.75 hours per pay period
Sick Leave - Employees accrue sick leave with pay in accordance with the following years of full-time service:
Less than 10 years: 3.75 hours per pay period
10 years or more: 4.75 hours per pay period
Equal Opportunity Employment:
Lea County does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, physical or mental disability or medical condition in its employment practices or in its programs, services and facilities.
To request an application, please call 575-396-8605
Submit a completed Lea County Sheriff’s Office application to:
Human Resources Director
Lea County Courthouse
100 N. Main, Suite 4
Lovington, NM 88260