State of New Mexico Youth Care Specialist 1 (CYFD/JPTC #68523+) in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Youth Care Specialist 1 (CYFD/JPTC #68523+)



Youth Care Specialist 1 (CYFD/JPTC #68523+)


$26,228.80 - $45,656.00 Annually


Las Cruces, NM

Job Type

Permanent Position


Children, Youth & Families Dpt

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Job Description

NEOGOV is currently working on a system update for applicants who use screen readers. If you are applying with a screen reader and need assistance, please contact Andrea Rivera-Smith @ (505) 695-5606.


Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience section of your application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience section prior to submitting your application. For more information please visit our website: Employment with the State of New Mexico

Purpose of Position:

This position will provide care, custody, and treatment in a juvenile correctional rehabilitation facility. This position will:

• Supervise youth in all activities;

• Maintain control of detained youth by giving directives, counseling and/or utilizing the appropriate level of verbal or physical de-escalation;

• Write reports and prepare required records regarding incidents, youth movement and noteworthy information; and,

• Ensure the proper documentation of all violations of facility operating procedures, rules and regulations, and state and federal statutes.

This position is a Pay Band 55.


Classification Description

Juvenile Correctional Officer I

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED and two (2) years of experience in a correctional setting, military duty, classroom teaching or instructing in a rehabilitative environment, working in planned recreational activities or active participation in community action programs, or for Correctional Officer Specialist positions, relevant work experience as it relates to the purpose of the position.

Employment Requirements:

Completion of the hiring process is contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment screening process. This position is designated as safety sensitive. Employment is subject to pre-employment and random testing, in accordance with all terms and conditions of federal and state law, rules and regulations in relation to alcohol and/or drug testing.

Statutory Requirements:

Employment requires successful completion of post offer pre-employment physical. Pre-employment criminal background check is required and conditional pending results. Must be a citizen of the United States; be eighteen (18) years of age or older; be of good moral character and not have been convicted of a felony offense by a court of this state, any other state or the United States. Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License as some statewide travel is required.

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Working Conditions:

Potential risk from juvenile actions. Incumbents must be willing to accept changes in geographic assignment and be willing to work shifts, overtime, holidays, weekends and call back for emergencies. Incumbents must have a telephone and be willing to give the phone number to the supervisor.

Conditions of Employment:

Potential risk of physical harm from juvenile actions. Work is performed in a correctional setting. The following conditions are also applicable:

  • Incumbents must have a personal telephone and must be willing to give this phone number to the supervisor.

  • Incumbents must possess and maintain a valid driver's license at all times.

  • Incumbents must be willing to accept changes in geographic assignment; travel; work shifts, overtime, holidays, and weekends; and be called back to work for emergencies.

  • Incumbents must be willing to work with offenders who exhibit high-risk behaviors and require intervention or services.

  • Incumbents must be willing to be exposed to potential risk from offenders who are possibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol or otherwise distressed.

Default FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt. FLSA status may be determined to be different at the agency level based on the agency's utilization of the position.

Bargaining Unit:

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.

Agency Contact Information:

Renee Renteria, (575) 528-2640.

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


Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed.

If you have responded that you have an education higher than a high school diploma or GED, you must attach a copy of your official/unofficial transcript(s) that clearly state the type of degree and date awarded/conferred, institution name, applicant name and is in a format that cannot be modified (edited). Your application WILL NOT be considered for further review if you have failed to provide this information.

  • Eighth Grade

  • Tenth Grade

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Associates Degree or Technical/Vocational Certificate

  • Bachelors

  • Masters

  • Juris Doctorate

  • Ph.D. / PsyD / Ed.D. / M.D. / D.O. / Doctorate


*How many years of experience do you have RELATED to the PURPOSE of this position?

Please note that the purpose of this position is an extension of the minimum qualifications. Please review both the purpose of position and minimum qualifications before responding to this question.

If you worked a part-time position (less than 40 hours a week) please be aware that your experience for this time period will be pro-rated. Additionally, if you have work experience that overlaps, you will only be credited for a maximum of 40 hours per week for that time period. Please note, that only related work experience will be considered.

  • None

  • 3 months of experience

  • 6 months of experience

  • 1 year of experience

  • 2 years of experience

  • 3 years of experience

  • 4 years of experience

  • 5 years of experience

  • 6 years of experience

  • 7 years of experience

  • 8 years of experience

  • 9 years of experience

  • 10 years of experience


Do you possess a valid Driver's License?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Not Applicable



Do you have experience supervising at risk youth in a correctional/treatment setting?

  • Yes

  • No



Do you have experience in area and person searches, contraband control, administering drug testing and reporting protocols?

  • Yes

  • No



Do you have experience writing reports documenting youth activities, progress and violations of facility operating procedures?

  • Yes

  • No


I understand that I must attach transcripts if I have certified that I have an education higher than a High School Diploma or GED, which include the date and type of degree awarded, institution name, applicant name and is in a format that cannot be modified (edited).

PLEASE NOTE: Attachments are NOT automatically attached to your application. You will need to select which documents to attach to each application. (The last 15 attachments uploaded are available for selection).

I understand that my response to the experience question will be confirmed. I have included my related work experience in the Work Experience Section of my application.

I understand that I must complete the Certificates and Licenses section of my application or attach proof of this license/certificate to my application if this position has a statutory requirement.

I understand that my application will not be further considered if I fail to provide this required information and documentation at the time my application is submitted.

  • I understand

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