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Surveillance Officer #00054569-23600, PERM, Part-Time, Deming, NM

Opening Date: 02-03-2020 - Close Date: 03-06-2020

Job Pay Range: FF: $14.026 - $22.792 per hour

Target Pay Range/Rate: $15.779 per hour

The Sixth Judicial District Court is recruiting for a part-time classified Surveillance Officer position for the Adult Drug Court Program and other specialty courts in Deming, New Mexico. Target pay rate is $15.779 hourly. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Acting under general supervision, monitor and track participants’ compliance in court ordered programs, attend related court proceedings; and prepare detailed oral and written surveillance reports. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background check. EXAMPLES OF JOB DUTIES: • The Surveillance Officer is responsible for performing both scheduled and non-scheduled site visits to participant’s home, school, work or other locations to monitor program compliance. • Tracks and administers breath or urine drug tests as necessary. • Supervises participants in work details, physical training or special projects as part of community service program requirements. • Documents all interactions with program participants in case management system. • Maintains accurate case files and records. • Prepares precise written reports detailing participant program compliance, tracks and records community service participation and attends court proceedings. • Participates and provides input during meetings with court staff and other programs. • Maintains drug testing equipment and supplies. • Participates in community education and outreach related to court programs. • Serves the court in accordance with appropriate statutes, rules, procedures, or committees. • Other duties as assigned including but not limited to serving the court in accordance with appropriate statutes, rules, procedures, and committees. COMPETENCIES/QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant should demonstrate their knowledge of the probation process, New Mexico law, civil and criminal procedure; court rules, policies and procedures, operations and structure; legal terminology; substance abuse and drug testing methods, program monitoring protocol and equipment; police reporting procedures, Recognizing vital case facts that require documentation in the case file or may need further action. Demonstrated ability to recognize and appropriately respond to safety and security issues using conflict resolution or verbal de-escalation techniques, work effectively with hostile individuals or individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol; provide equal and impartial services regardless of a protected status. WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The following functions are representative, but not all-inclusive of the work environment and physical demands an employee may expect to encounter in performing tasks assigned to this job. Work is performed in an office or court setting. A valid driver's license and travel may be required. The assigned work schedule may include nights, weekends, holidays and overtime. The employee must regularly interact positively with co-workers, clients, the public, and judges and justices. * This job description is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions performed * BENEFITS: ● Medical/Dental/Vision/Rx, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance Programs, employee assistance program (EAP) [] ● State paid life insurance, supplemental and dependent life insurance ● Optional flexible spending accounts for medical, day-care, and travel expenses ● Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave, up to eight (8) weeks ● Ten (10) paid holidays ● Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan ● Lifetime Defined Benefits Retirement Plan [] ● Flexible work schedules and alternative work locations* ● Free health care, Rx, lab work at facility (Stay Well Health Center) in Santa Fe, NM ● Bilingual compensation* ● Training and career development opportunities ● Higher education opportunities and educational leave ● May qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) ● May receive overtime holiday or shift differential pay* ● May receive physical fitness leave* *these benefits vary by job classification or need*


  • Education: High school diploma or GED.
  • Education Substitution: None.
  • Experience: Two (2) years’ of experience in social services, probation, as a corrections officer, or work in a related field.
  • Experience Substitution: Additional post-secondary education in a related field may substitute for experience. Thirty (30) semester hours’ equals one (1) year of experience.
TO APPLY: Submit a New Mexico Judicial Branch Application for Employment or a Resume and a Resume Supplemental form, and proof of education by 4:00 pm Friday, March 6, 2020 to:

Application forms:
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Adobe PDF Format

Resume Supplemental Forms:
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Sixth Judicial District Court
Attn: Melissa Frost, Court Executive Officer
PO Box 2339, Silver City, NM 88062 (mailing address)
Grant County Courthouse, 201 N. Cooper Street, 1st Floor, Silver City, NM 88061 (hand-delivery)

Faxed or emailed Applications and/or Resume and Resume Supplemental Forms will be rejected.