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Job Category: Senior-Level Administrator
Reference #: 2k16-08-38
Job Title: WARDEN
Hiring Organization: Sandoval County Detention Center
Salary Range: DOQ
Closing Date: 10/06/2016
Job Location: New Mexico
Description: GENERAL PURPOSE: Under administrative direction, plans, directs, coordinates and administers the operations, functions, and activities of an adult detention center; provides supervision and leadership ensuring all governing laws and policies are enforced and followed by staff; administers and manages fiscal operations within the current operating budget and plans and develops annual budget; monitors and manages expenditures and revenues; plans, develops, and implements detention center plans and improvements and manages associated activities; provides for the humane detention of inmates in a safe, secure environment according to the standards of the American Correctional Association, Performance Based Standards for Adult Local Detention Facilities (ALDF), Federal Performance-Based Detention Standards (FPBDS); and Standards of the American Jail Association (AJA) ; performs other administrative support functions as directed by the County Manager.


Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Sociology, or related field and eight years of demonstrated detention/corrections experience, four years of which are in a management/supervisory capacity that includes demonstrated experience and responsibility in compliance, budgeting, staff supervision, program administration, administering contract activities, comprehensive records management, and collaborative interagency relationships; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in an adult detention /corrections facility housing federal inmates is highly desirable.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
  • Valid New Mexico Driver’s License;
  • Detention/Corrections Officer Certification required within a specified time period after hire.
  • Jail Administration Certification in the State of New Mexico required within a specified time period after hire.
  • Other licenses and certifications may be required within a specified time period after hire.
Other Requirements:
  • Must pass a background investigation to include criminal history, employment references, credit history, verification of US citizenship, and pre-employment interview in accordance with Federal Performance-Based Detention Standards ( FPBDS) A.9.3.a through e; and Sandoval County Detention Center Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Part 1/C108, Chapter: Personnel, Subject: Employment Process / Background Investigations, PROCEDURES Pre-Employment, 2. Through 6.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening in accordance with (FPBDS A.9.3.f) and Sandoval County Detention Center Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Part 1/C108, Chapter: Personnel, Subject: Employment Process / Background Investigations, PROCEDURES Pre-Employment, 7.
  • Pre-employment physical (FPBDS A.9.4 and 4-ALDF-7B-04).
This position is subject to random alcohol and drug testing in accordance with Sandoval County Personnel Rules and Regulations Article XIII Drug and Alcohol Policy and Testing- Drug Free Workplace; and Sandoval County Detention Center Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Part 1/C108, Chapter: Personnel, Subject: Employment Process / Background Investigations, PROCEDURES Post-Employment,1.
Special Instructions: How to apply for a job with Sandoval County

Available positions are posted on the Sandoval County website, via our Job Line: 505-771-7185 and in the Human Resources Office located at 1500 Idalia Road, Building D, Room 1077. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. excluding recognized holidays.

Applications are accepted for advertised positions only. In order to be considered for employment, applicants must submit a completed Sandoval County Application for Employment for each position in which they are interested by 5:00 p.m. on the advertised closing date. Applications are accepted via email personnel@sandovalcountynm.gov, facsimile (505-867-9365), mail and in person at the Human Resources Office.

Applicants who wish to request a reasonable accommodation, may obtain a Job Applicant Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form by clicking on this link or by contacting the Human Resources Office at 867-7505. All requests for reasonable accommodation are confidential.

Resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be attached as supporting documentation. Applications indicating “See Resume” in place of work experience will be considered incomplete. Diplomas, transcripts, licenses or certifications required to establish fulfillment of minimum job requirements must be submitted with the employment application. References identified on the job application must be professional references.

Interviews of qualified applicants are conducted by the hiring division. Dependent upon the number of applications submitted and the number of interviews scheduled, the screening and hiring process make take from two weeks to over a month. On average, applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications for a position will receive notice in one to two weeks after the job posting closes. Applicants who are interviewed, but not selected will receive a notice from Human Resources regarding selection at the conclusion of the process.

Please contact the Human Resources Office at (505) 867-7505 if you have questions or require additional information. We are happy to assist you with the job application process.
Additional Online Information: http://www.sandovalcountynm.gov/departments/human-resources/employment
Contact Information: Patricia Miller
Director of Human Resources
1500 Idalia Road, Building D
PO Box 40
Bernalillo, New Mexico United States
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