State of New Mexico Correctional Officer-Sergeant (NMCD #17655) in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Correctional Officer-Sergeant (NMCD #17655)



Correctional Officer-Sergeant (NMCD #17655)


$37,856.00 - $52,915.20 Annually


Las Cruces, NM

Job Type

Permanent Position


New Mexico Corrections Dept

Job Number



4/29/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

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Job Description

Purpose of Position:

The purpose of this position is to provide safety and security within an adult prison and provide supervision to inmates.

This position is a Pay Band CC.

Classification Description

Correctional Officer Sergeant

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalency and two (2) years of experience in a correctional setting.

Employment Requirements:

This position is safety sensitive. Employment is subject to a pre-employment and random drug testing in accordance with all terms and conditions of federal and state rules and regulations regarding alcohol and/or drug testing. In addition, candidates must pass pre-employment Academy screening. For the Cadet position, successful completion of the New Mexico Corrections Academy within one (1) year of hire is required. Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver's License. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, must be at least 18 years old, have a least a high school education or its equivalent, be of good moral character, have not been convicted of a felony in the courts of this or any state or in the federal courts, and successfully pass any physical and aptitude examination the department may require. Employment is subject to a pre-employment background investigation and is conditional pending results.

Statutory Requirements:


Supplemental Information

Why You Should Join Our Team

You will receive great health and retirement benefits. We also provide generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in an adult prison environment which includes daily contact with and supervision of inmates.

Conditions of Employment:

Working Conditions for individual positions in this classification will vary based on each agency's utilization, essential functions and the recruitment needs at the time a vacancy is posted. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Default FLSA Status:


Bargaining Unit:


Agency Contact Information:

Toni Salas, (575) 523-3238 or email:

Link to Agency:

Applicant Help/How to Apply:



Risk Management Division Employee Benefits

The State’s General Services Department Risk Management Division, Employee Benefits Bureau (EBB), is responsible for the procurement and oversight of employee benefits - including Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, Vision, Short & Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance. EBB insures approximately 68,000 State of New Mexico and Local Public Body employees and family members. The State’s Group Benefits Plan also offers COBRA, Flexible Spending Account Programs, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Erisa Administrative Services, Inc. (Erisa) is the State’s Third Party Administrator. They provide benefits administration to all plan participants, and offer knowledgeable staff to answer your questions. To learn more Benefit Information

In addition to the benefits listed above, the State of New Mexico Offers a retirement plan and a medical program for retirees. For more information regarding the State of New Mexico's plans you can visit the following websites:

Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico Website

New Mexico Retiree Health Care Authority


PCCO13 TA min qual

Do you meet the minimum qualifications for this position?

High School Diploma or equivalency and two (2) years of experience in a correctional setting.

If responding yes: your work experience and/or education must be reflected in your Neogov application.

  • Yes

  • No


How many years of experience do you have as an adult correctional officer?

Your work experience response must be reflected in your NEOGOV application.

  • None

  • One (1) to three (3) years experience

  • Four (4) to six (6) years experience

  • Seven (7) to nine (9) years experience

  • Ten (10) or more years of experience


Are you certified as a correctional officer by the NM Corrections Academy?

Your work experience response must be reflected in your NEOGOV application.

  • Yes

  • No


Have you received any disciplinary actions within the last twelve (12) months?

  • Yes

  • No


Have you ever received any disciplinary actions while a correctional officer?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


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