Other correctional personnel
Curry County (NM) - Clovis, New Mexico

Feb 10, 2023

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Application Deadline:
May 5, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$20.5279 ENTRY - $25.6596 MID hourly
Top Pay:
$7.5 percent increase after 1 year of employment 4% increase for military veterans annual

Job Description

Detention Lieutenant

Closes On: February 15, 2023 at 05:00 PM MST** Department:DetentionJob Status:Full-TimeRate of Pay :MIN $20.5279 - MID $25.6596Position Type:Full-TimeStatus:**Until Filled Apply Now


The Lieutenant is responsible for supervising all subordinates on his/her shift. The Lieutenant will guide all officers and Sergeants in a positive direction and become a role model for officers. He or she must show good leadership skills, attend all supervisor meetings, make recommendations for improvement, deal with all officers’ issues and counsel and/or reprimand, when necessary, maintain reports and daily documentation, and be responsible for daily detainee movement and activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Minimum Qualifications - • High School Diploma or G.E.D. Some higher education preferred. • At least three years of experience in detention, corrections, law enforcement, and/or military, or the equivalent in education or training required. • Two (2) years supervisory experience required; with at least (1) year supervisory experience as a Sergeant. • Must be able to understand, communicate, read and write in English. Bilingual in Spanish preferred. • Must be 21 years of age or older. • Valid NM Driver’s License. • Must successfully complete pre-employment drug screen, physical and background check. • Must be able to pass CPR and First Aid. • Must be able to handle stress and respond appropriately to stressful situations. • Must be able to write intelligibly, complete reports, deal with situations requiring tact, understanding and good judgment. • Must always remain alert and respond quickly in emergency situations. • Establish professional relationships with the detainee population and staff members. • Ability to perform all essential duties as listed on the job description. • Ability to perform the essential duties in the working conditions described on the job description. • Ability to work with the equipment, tools and materials listed on the job description. • Must comply with safety guidelines and policies of the County.


  • Curry County contributes 19.66% and employee contributes 4.79% each pay period into the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)
  • Curry County pays 75% of medical premiums. Dental, Vision and Disability Insurance offered as well.
  • Curry County provides a $50,000 life insurance policy for all employees. Dependent and Spouse Life Insurance Benefits available.
  • 10 paid Holidays per year.
  • 8 hours Personal Day per year.
  • 80 hours Paid Vacation per year.
  • 96 hours Paid Sick Leave per year.Disclaimer
  • *Relocation Assistance *

NOTICE - In making this application for employment with Curry County, I understand and agree that:

  1. Any misrepresentations made by me in this application will be sufficient cause not to hire or cause to terminate my employment;

  2. As a condition of employment, I am to be governed by all County ordinances, rules, policies and procedures;

  3. Refusal to submit to search by authorized personnel of my person or property while on County premises is grounds for discharge;

  4. As a condition of employment, I must pass a physical examination, a drug/alcohol test and submit to random testing as prescribed by County policy.

I authorize Curry County to investigate all statements made in this application. I agree not to hold Curry County, or any of my previous employers or references liable in any matter concerning the information they may provide.

** Curry County desires to obtain the best possible employees and affords equal opportunities for employment to all. Curry County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability.**

Application Special Instructions

If you would like your application to be processed, it is **__++required++__ that you upload a current driving record, GED Certificate/Diploma/OR Transcripts, __++as well++__ as the __++required++__ documents listed below. If you do not have a printer/scanner available and need assistance, please contact our office at 575-763-6016.**

Please print, complete and upload the waiver below. This must be notarized when submitting.

Release of Information Waiver.pdf

Please print, complete and upload the Certification form for Veterans' Interviews below.

Certification form for Veterans' Interviews.pdf

Please print, complete and upload the job description below.

Detention - Detention Lieutenant 2022.pdf

Job Requirements

  • Age: Min 18
  • Education: High School Diploma and or GED
  • Experience: Two years as a Sergeant and above rank

Contact Information

Mark Gallegos

Curry County (NM)
417 Gidding Suite 100
Clovis, New Mexico 88101
phone: 575-763-1490

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