Lea County
  • Hobbs, NM, USA
  • 20.00 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

  • Patrols county roadways and rural areas in general to locate solid waste, weed control and animal control violations as defined in state statutes and county ordinances; issues warning or citations as required; appears in court to testify regarding, but not limited to, related cases.

  • Receives, investigates and resolves complaints concerning solid-waste, weed control and animal control problems or violations.

  • Removes dead, decomposing, injured, ill or vicious animals from roadways or rural areas -- including residential properties -- as outlined in animal control ordinance and transports or disposes of same. May be required to euthanize animals and/or prepare biological samples of remains for laboratory testing.

  • Maintains activity logs and enforcement records as required by law and by department policies and procedures.

  • Required to have and maintain a telephone for 24-hour emergency contact.

  • Employee may be required to work variable hours, shift work and overtime, including some evenings, early mornings and weekends. Employee is subject to on-call duties on a rotating basis.

  • May be required to attend training classes and seminars, resulting in travel out-of-county or overnight.

  • May be required to reside within area of county consistent with work assignment.



  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Trade school or other post-secondary education/training in related fields preferred.


  • One year experience in a related field preferred.

  • Some experience in animal restraint and care techniques preferred.

Certification, Skills and Licenses:

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English.

  • Valid New Mexico driver's license.
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