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Training and Recruiting Division

 

 

Now Hiring Police Officers and Telecommunicators!

 

Uncertified Patrolman: $26.76 per hour.

Uncertified Telecommunicator: $23.26 per hour.

 Lateral Transfers/Certified Patrolman: $30.11 – $37.92 per hour based on years of service

Lateral Transfers/Certified Telecommunicator: $26.17 – $31.41 per hour based on years of service

Employment Application

Email application to Policeapps@cityofcarlsbadnm.com                 

Police Officer Test Dates Applicants will complete a fitness exam and written exam.

JUNE 10TH & 24TH- Officer testing will be held at the Carlsbad Police Department located at 602 W. Mermod in Carlsbad. Testing will begin promptly at 8:15 am. You are required to pass the written exam before moving onto the physical fitness test. Please bring with you, your drivers license, social security card, and a water source. You may arrive in workout attire. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the training and recruiting division at the numbers below. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you! 

JUNE 7-9, 2024– Do not let this opportunity pass you by as we will be back in the in El Paso area again!  We will be setting up a recruiting table at Cielo Vista Mall located at 8401 Gateway Blvd W, El Paso, TX 79925 on June 7th and 9th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  PLEASE COME SEE US!! If you fill out an application online please ensure that your email address is listed on your application. You can also fill out an application with us in person. We will be conducting our written and physical fitness testing on the morning of June 29th and 30th at 8:15 am.  The testing location will be at the Courtyard Marriott located at 6610 International Drive, El Paso, TX 79925. Bring your driver’s license, social security card, wear workout attire, and bring something to hydrate with.  

JUNE 28-30, 2024– Recruiters will be at the Reliant Hiring Expo located at the Marriott El Paso located at 1600 Airway Blvd, El Paso, TX 79925 on Friday, June 28th from 11:00am-2:00pm.  Recruiters will also be at Cielo Vista Mall located at 8401 Gateway Blvd W, El Paso, TX 79925 on Saturday, June 29th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  PLEASE COME SEE US!! If you fill out an application online please ensure that your email address is listed on your application as you will receive correspondence required for testing.  You can also fill out an application with us in person at the hiring fair. We will be conducting our written and physical fitness testing on the morning of June 8th and 9th at 8:15 am. The testing location will be at the Courtyard Marriott located at 6610 International Drive, El Paso, TX 79925. Bring your driver’s license, social security card, wear workout attire, and bring something to hydrate with. 

Telecommunicator Testing- The selection process involves two (2) test phases at Telecommunicator Examination and Panel Interview. Each phase must be completed to be eligible for the next phase. 
 JUNE 6TH & 20TH 2024- Each month there will be 10 applicants selected for testing. These applicants will be contacted by Dispatch Supervisor Michael Munoz for those testing times and dates. Testing location is located at the Carlsbad Police Department at 602 W. Mermod, Carlsbad, NM 88220. Please bring your current drivers license and social security number. Please submit an application through the link at the top of this page and make sure to include your current email address and phone number. If you have any question you can also contact Training and Recruiting Lieutenant Rory Castaneda at 575-885-2111, EXT. 2256.
DISPATCH SUPVERVISOR POSITION OPENING- Requirements for this position are the same requirements as a base telecommunicator position. The other special requirements are as follows: Minimum 2 years experience as a Certified Public Safety Telecommunicator, Minimum 1 Year in a supervisory position as a telecommunicator, and current Public Safety Telecommunicator certification or ability to obtain certification within 1 year of employment from the NMLEA. The opportunity to apply for this position will be open until the position is filled. For those that applied will then participate in an entrance assessment and an oral board interview.  
                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Questions regarding employment may be directed to any of the following:                                                        

Lieutenant Rory Castaneda        rjcastaneda@cityofcarlsbadnm.com         575.885.2111 ext. 2256 

Sergeant James Logsdon             jelogsdon@cityofcarlsbadnm.com            575.885.2111 ext. 2277

 

Minimum Requirements (Police Officer)

Applicants must:

o   Be a minimum of 21 years of age

o   Be a citizen of the United States

o   Hold a high school diploma or the equivalent

o   Hold a valid driver’s license

o   Have not been convicted of, pled guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge. Arrests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

o   Have not been convicted of, pled guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to a violation of any federal or state law or local ordinance relating to aggravated assault, theft or driving while intoxicated, controlled substances or other crime involving moral turpitude, within the three year period immediately preceding his application. Arrests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

o   Have not been discharged under dishonorable conditions from any of the armed forces of the United States

 Selection Process (Police Officer)

o   Application

o   Written Exam-Applicants must score a 70% or better

o   Study guides can be purchased at the following Police Officer Selection Test

o   Successfully complete the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Fitness Entrance Standards. See fitness standards here

o   Sit-ups-a minimum of 27 repetitions in one minute

o   Push-ups-a minimum of 15 repetitions in one minute

o   1.5 mile run in 15:14 (minutes:seconds) or less

o   300 meter sprint in 71 seconds or less

o   Personal History Statement

o   Oral Board Interview

o   Background Investigation

o   Psychological Evaluation

o   Medical Examination and Drug Screening

 Wages

2022 Wage Scale

 Benefits

Vacation

Lateral Transfers

o Take-Home Vehicle Policy

o Hiring Incentive of $5,000 in which they will receive $3,500 up front immediately upon start date then they will receive the remaining $1,500 after the completion of their first year.

o   Sick Leave-Employees accrue 8 hours of sick leave per month

o   Paid Holidays-Employees receive 11 paid holidays per year

o   Retirement-Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA)-Police Officers can retire once they have achieved 25-years of service. Civilian employees can retire once they have achieved 30-years of service

o   Insurance- The City of Carlsbad pays 75% of the employee’s health insurance benefit

o   Pay Incentives

o   Education

Associates Degree           $1.00 per hour

Bachelor’s Degree           $2.00 per hour

Master’s Degree              $3.00 per hour

o   Bi-lingual Employees and Employees fluent in sign-language shall receive $0.60 per hour

o   Specialty Pay-Employees shall receive $0.60 per hour for the following specialties with a cap of $2.40 per hour:

SRT Members                                                Field Training Officers

Academy Certified Instructors                   Arson Investigators

Certified Hostage Negotiators                   Communication Training Officers

Polygraph Operator                                    Key Operator

Traffic Crash Reconstructionist                 Physical Fitness Instructor

Euthanasia Technician                                Crimes Against Children (ICAC)

Cruelty Investigator                                     Armorer

Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)                  Child Safety Technician

Certified Crime Scene Investigator           TAC Officer

o   Equipment Allowance

o   $1,500 to new certified officers upon completion of their probationary period for the purchase of firearms, leather, handcuffs and other equipment and accessories.

o   $1,500 to officers hired as lateral transfers upon completion of their training period for the purchase of firearms, leather, handcuffs and other equipment and accessories.

o   Uniforms are provided by the Department and employees will receive the following wages for uniform upkeep and equipment replacement.

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