City of Las Cruces, NM Transport Officer in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Job Title:Transport Officer

Closing Date/Time:Mon. 05/28/18 11:59 PM Mountain Time

Salary:$13.21 Hourly

Job Type:Full-time Regular

Location:700 N. Main St., Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Fulltime regular, non exempt position that transports prisoners, documentation, and materials between various locations.

Works ninety (90) percent in a vehicle and/or in outdoor conditions while performing essential job functions with exposure to various weather elements. Officers move in and out of buildings while conducting their work and are required to wear a uniform with personal protective equipment (e.g. radio, baton, mace, edged weapon vests, handcuffs). Ability to exert physical effort in the effective restraint and/or pursuit of transportees, stand and/or sit for extended periods of time, move in and out of vehicles regularly and assist arrestees in and out of the transport vehicle. Visual acuity and ability to perceive and discriminate sounds.

Position involves competing demands, multiple tasks and occasional work beyond normal business hours. Aggressive verbal and/or physically abusive behavior may occur from transportees. Requires completion of background investigation. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity of services. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

Meeting or exceeding the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Transports prisoners between detention facilities, courts, and various other locations.

  • Prepares, completes, and maintains various logs, forms and documents and records transport activities.

  • Utilizes a two-way communication device.

  • Monitors activities and behavior of prisoners during transport and/or while in custody.

  • Assists officers in booking.

  • Verifies the identification of persons in custody.

  • Completes and verifies booking documents and maintains security during transport.

  • Provides CPR/first aid and/or obtains medical assistance as needed.

  • Prepare and present various special and recurring reports

  • Communicates with supervisors, employees, dispatchers, detention center staff, court personnel and others as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, and resolve issues.

    Minimum Qualifications:

Equivalent to a high school diploma and one (1) year experience in law enforcement, corrections, detention, security or related field. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.


Valid driver's license is required. Position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City of Las Cruces policies. First Aid and CPR certification must be obtained within six (6) months of hire date. Must pass a thorough background investigation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of safe restraint techniques, first aid and CPR.

Skill in: applying principles of persuasion or influence over others; use of safe and effective restraint techniques; legibly completing logs and reports according to established schedule; safe operation of a motor vehicle through city traffic; operating a personal computer with installed generic and specialized software; operation of two-way communication devices; conflict resolution.

Ability to: comply with established policies and procedures; establish and maintain effective and cordial working relationships with city employees, other organizations and the public; perform duties firmly, courteously, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of citizens; maintain personal conduct, attitude and appearance in stressful situations in conformance with established guidelines; effectively communicate orally and in writing; legibly complete logs and reports according to established schedule.