• Environmental Technician

    Starting Rate
    USD $15.00/Hr.
  • Overview

    Team up with Lea County!

    What do we do?

    Our purpose is to make a difference in the community, to make Lea County a better, safer, and more enjoyable place to live. And it’s our employees who make that happen. Our employees serve in positions as diverse as clerk, administrative assistant, accountant, attorney, detention officer, engineer, IT professional, maintenance technician, mechanic, heavy equipment operator, law enforcement officer, supervisor, and manager, to name only a few.

    What do we have to offer you?

    Challenging opportunities to serve your community and make a difference, a diverse and dynamic work environment, plus a full range of benefits; including competitive pay, professional development opportunities, health, vision and dental insurance, vacation, holidays, sick, and military leave time, a retirement program, and more.

    What can you bring to us?

    In order to meet tomorrow’s changing realities, we are constantly seeking outstanding employees who can help us improve our systems, processes, and technologies - today. 


    Essential Duties



    • 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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