City of Farmington
  • 12-Nov-2020 to 26-Nov-2020 (MST)
  • Police Operations
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • $15.5355-$19.1086
  • Hourly
  • Regular-Full Time

Full Benefits






WORK LOCATION: City Limits of Farmington

HIRING RANGE: $15.5355 - $19.1086 per hour


DAYS WORKED: Varied Shift

HOURS WORKED: Varied Shift

TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time                                                             



All applications must be completed online.  Part of the application process will include computer literacy testing.  An EMAIL will be sent out regarding instructions for completing testing once job has closed.


Works under the Administrative supervision of the Chief of Police. 

Responsible for enforcement of all City Park Ranger ordinances, including citation writing, court appearances, and Parks patrol.  

Patrols all City parks and Downtown District for prevention of vandalism, including graffiti, appropriate behavior in City parks, public relations and enforcement of pertinent ordinances as defined by City Code.  

Checks for proper equipment operation at Parks and Recreation facilities, including at appointed times for Parks and Recreation facilities' security. 

Works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance. 

Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or precedent.  

Carries out duties in conformance with City laws and ordinances.  Maintains contact with police communication personnel to coordinate investigation activities, provide mutual assistance during emergency situations and provides Administrative information about Department activities. 

Required to perform shift work in a rotation of days, evenings, and nights including weekends and holidays. 

Using excellent customer service skills establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public. 

Patrols are performed in motor vehicle, golf cart, on bicycle and on foot. 

Assists officers in requesting and ensuring vehicle tows are completed at accident scenes and other arrest situations where a vehicle is involved.

Assists certified patrol officers in performing traffic control, such as, accident scene traffic control, special events control, and other similar situations. 

Investigates private property non-injury accidents; takes witness and victim statements; writes reports on certain offenses such as gas frauds, lost or stolen property, found or recovered bicycles, or any other non-arrest type misdemeanor reports. 

Must maintain confidential departmental information. 

Green tagging vehicles that are being sold illegally within the City of Farmington. 

Inspection of Business Licenses within the City of Farmington; inspects food vendors for state and local licenses. 

Renewing Trespass Authority within the City of Farmington. 

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.


Turns on ball field lights when needed. 

Performs crossing guard duties as needed. 

Enforces priority permit holders at Parks facilities. 

Maintains departmental equipment, supplies and facilities. 

Serves as a member of various employee committees.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy which includes:  pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing. 

High school diploma or equivalent. 

Valid New Mexico driver's license with acceptable driving record for the past three years or state of current residency. 

Excellent public relations skills.  Ability to handle vicious animals and irate or intoxicated citizens. 

Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds. 

Previous experience as security guard or law enforcement preferred, but not required. 

Must pass background check. 

Ability to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays. 

Subject to on call and rotating shifts. 

Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations. 

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers, supervisors and the public. 

Ability to work under stress and handle stressful situations. 

Ability to meet deadlines. 

Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions. 

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. 

Ability to meet the special requirements listed below. 

Ability to learn the City's geography. 

Extensive background checks required. 

This position has the responsibility to participate in and comply with the City's Environmental, Health, and Safety program. 


Patrol vehicle, golf cart, bicycle, police radio, first aid equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The employee is required to perform shift work in a rotation of days, evenings and nights including weekends and holidays. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds individually. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Oral board interview; polygraph examination; medical examination; and extensive background investigation.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently walks and runs alone in outside weather conditions and in the dark.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Works out of doors in inclement weather.  Operates city vehicle in all types of terrain and weather conditions.


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