City of Farmington
  • 07-Jan-2022 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Police Operations
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 16.3830
  • Hourly
  • Regular-Full Time

Full Benefits





DEPARTMENT: Police Department

WORK LOCATION: Farmington Police Department


HIRING RANGE: $16.3830/hour


HOURS WORKED: Rotating Shift

TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time

POSITION CLOSES: Open Until Filled


SELECTION & SCREENING TOOLS: Physical Agility Testing, Written Testing, Interview, Background Investigation, Polygraph, Psychological Exam, Medical Exam.

Applicants will participate in a pre-employment physical agility test as a baseline. Applicant must be able to pass the physical agility test before progressing into a Police Officer position. If the applicant is 18-19 years of age, the ability to transition to the position of Police Officer for the Farmington Police Department must be made by the age of 22. If older than 19 years of age, the ability to transition to the position of Police Officer must be made within 3 years or date of hire.


Works under the close supervision of the shift Police Sergeant.

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

Performs shift work in a rotation of days, evenings, and nights, including weekends and holidays.

Performs a variety of routine technical, administrative work in support of law enforcement activities.

Works an assigned day shift or swing shift.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

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

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

Enforces parking violations by writing citations for offenses such as handicap violations, fire lane violations, overtime parking, improper use of marked spaces, double and alley parking, obstructing traffic, and other similar citations as per regulations. Follows up and requests towing of vehicles if violations have not been corrected.

Investigates private property non-injury accidents; takes witness and victim statements; writes reports.

Writes reports on certain offenses such as misdemeanor frauds, lost or stolen property, found or recovered property, or any other non-arrest type misdemeanor reports. May take felony reports such as embezzlements, larceny, auto burglary, forgery, criminal damage to property, and other similar reports.

Under the direction of a certified police officer, assists in the investigation of felony and misdemeanor offenses, including the writing of offense reports for documentation of felonies and misdemeanors, as well as assisting with follow-up investigations.

Performs the duties of a field evidence technician when needed; secures scenes to facilitate collecting evidence; assists in crime scene photography, recovery of latent prints, and identification and recovery of trace evidence.

Transports department vehicles from locations within the city to and from the Police Department.

Testifies in court when necessary.

Must maintain confidential departmental information.

Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks.

Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.

If 18-19 years of age, the ability to transition to the position of Police Officer for the Farmington Police Department by the age of 22. If older than 19 years of age, the ability to transition to the position of Police Officer for the Farmington Police Department within 3 years.

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.


Performs crossing guard duties as needed.

May perform departmental tours as needed.

Runs miscellaneous errands to assist administration and operations in performance of duties.

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.

All applicants must provide enough information for an extensive background check.

Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Requires a valid New Mexico driver's license, with an acceptable driving record for the past three years, or the ability to obtain one upon hire.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories are not allowed.

Must be able to read and write the English language.

Ability to learn the City's geography.

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits.

Ability to be trained in modern police methods, practices and procedures. Ability to learn applicable laws, ordinances and department rules and regulations, and satisfactorily complete departmental training requirements including investigations, report writing, and evidence collection, defensive tactics, and other pertinent topics.


Physical agility exam, written exam, oral board interview, background investigation, psychological examinations (written and oral), polygraph examination, and medical examination.


Personal computer and applicable software programs, motor vehicle, telephone, mobile radio, fax and copy machine, digital camera or similar recording devices, and calculator.


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

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk, or listen. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate 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 more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


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 occasionally works in outside weather conditions, in hazardous traffic conditions on busy streets in moving traffic. Operates a city vehicle in all types of weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office to moderately noisy in the field.


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