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Police Service Aide

at City of Hobbs

Pay: $18.21 to $20.94/hour
$18.21 - $20.94
Posted: 6/15/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2267974

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Assist law enforcement personnel in performing non-hazardous duties and to provide the public with a variety of community services.

Essential Duties

  • Regular attendance and completion of pre-service training provided by the Hobbs Police Department.
  • Applicants must have passed the police officer's entrance examination and other required examinations as determined by the Hobbs Police Department. 
  • Upon completion of training program PSA's will assist with the following:  Non-injury traffic crashes, traffic control, motorist assistance, towing of vehicles, parking enforcement, funeral escorts, vandalism/found property/petty larceny reports, close patrols of residences/businesses, other not in progress calls as determined by the Hobbs Police Department in which no or minimal follow up investigation is required. 
  • The PSA is required to perform the duties of this position.
  • Works on assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action, expected to handle situations under the direction of the PSD supervisor. Works mandatory extra duty assignments as needed.
  • Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies. Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State and City laws and ordinances.
  • Assists traffic and patrol officers in investigation of non-life threatening calls for service. 
  • Patrols city streets, parks, commercial and residential areas as directed by field supervisors.
  • Investigates and renders assistance at scenes of non-injury vehicular accidents. 
  • Summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles as necessary. 
  • Takes measurements and draws diagrams of crash scenes if appropriate. 
  • Assists with follow-up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift at the direction of the PDS supervisor. 
  • Prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and records including reports of investigation, vehicle impoundment form etc... 
  • Undertakes community oriented police work, and assists citizens with such matters as locked or stalled vehicles, crime prevention tips, traffic safety, etc.
  • Coordinates activities with police officers or other city departments as needed, exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies as needed. 
  • Seeks advice from the field supervisors regarding cases, policies and procedures, as needed and assigned.
  • Maintains contact with police supervisory personnel to coordinate investigation activities, provide mutual assistance during emergency situations and provides general information about Department activities.
  • Maintains proficiency with authorized and issued equipment.

Minimum Qualifications


High school diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of Hobbs Police Department  PSA training program.


  • General knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment.
  • Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations.
  • Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition and ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors; Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions; Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to meet the special requirements listed below.
  • Ability to learn the city's geography.
  • Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment.


PSA vehicle, police radio, OC spray, Taser and other equipment as required, first aid equipment, computer, flashlight, hand tools, copy machine.


  • Valid State issued Driver's License
  • CPR/First Aid certification


Works under the command of the Support Service Division Lieutenant and patrol sergeants for day to day supervision.

Physical Demands & Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. The majority of the time, heavy physical activity is not required.  However, a Police Service Aide needs to be able to actively respond to situation deemed appropriate by supervisors.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, run, lift, talk and hear.  The employee is routinely required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, and feel objects, tools, and controls; reach with hands and arms; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch,  crawl,  taste and smell.  The employee must be able to operate all authorized and issued equipment and motor vehicle.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or people.  The minimum physical limits are specified in the Protocol for Job Specific Tasks and standards set for police officer by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy. These are simulated through a series of job specific tasks designed to ensure the employee can lift 70 pounds floor to knuckle and 40 pounds knuckle to shoulder; lift and move a 150 pound dummy onto a stretcher, quickly run up and down three flights of stairs without exceeding 80 percent of the Maximum Percentage of Heart Rate (MPHR), successfully climb over a five foot wall, crawl 25 feet at a continuous pace, and walk the length of a 4 inch wide beam six times.  The employee may also be required to complete the following fitness screening in specified times which are gender and age normed: push-ups, sit-ups, mile and a half run, flexibility and 300 meter run.

Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Minimum vision abilities set by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy are as follows: uncorrected distance vision should be no more than 20/100, correctable to at least 20/30; near vision correctable to at least 20/40; color vision correct reading of at least nine or more of the first thirteen plates of the Ishihara test; depth perception should be sufficient to demonstrate normal stereo depth perception with/without correction to the standard-100 ARC seconds.   Minimal hearing acuity should be the average hearing level at the test frequencies, 500, 1000, and 2000 Hz will not exceed 25dB in either ear, and no single hearing level will exceed 30dB at any of these test frequencies in either ear.  Hearing loss at 3000Hz will not exceed 40dB HL in either ear.  State or New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy requirements shall be the minimum standards applicable.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places, and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, or extreme could, extreme heat, and some vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.