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Employment Opportunities With The County


POSITION TITLE: Public Safety Telecommunicator(Dispatcher)

Public Safety Telecommunicator duties may include:

  • Handling emergency and non-emergency calls for police, fire, and emergency medical services using telephone and Computer Aided Dispatch(CAD) equipment;
  • Quickly assessing both emergency and non-emergency situations and providing appropriate assistance to citizens;
  • Utilizing good judgment in applying policies and procedures while functioning in a stressful environment;
  • Communicating and carrying out instructions; and
  • Coordinating calls for service between citizens and service providers, often multi-tasking, prioritizing and making quick decisions.


  • Must be at least 18 years old;
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED;
  • Submit to a post offer pre-employment physical, drug and alcohol test;
  • A passing score on a pre-employment public safety communications skills test;
  • Successful completion of a criminal history check and an audiology examination provided at the employer's expense.

Applications may be obtained at an returned to the County Manager's Office, 300 South Third Street, Tucumcari, NM during normal business hours.
Deadline for Applications is Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Position Title: Deputy

Quay County is now accepting applications from a qualified candidate for the position of Deputy, for the Quay County Sheriff's Office.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Certification from Police Academy preferred not required.
  • High School diploma or GED Certification required.
  • Must havea current Driver's License with no prior DWI's, no misdemeanors or felony convictions.
  • Ability to qualify and maintain proficiency wth firearm.
  • Must have good vision, hearing and reflexes.

Salary Range: Depending on experience.

All applicants for this position will be required to complete a Quay County Employment Application, will be subject to pre-employment/post-employment drug testing, required to pass a comprehensive criminal history, background check and physical agilities test.

Interested persons may obtain an application at the Quay County Manager's Office, 300 South Third Street, Tucumcari, NM during normal business hours. Completed applications must be received at the County Manager's Office no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday September, 8th, 2017, to receive consideration.

Quay County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.