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Employment Opportunities

Welcome to The Town of Taos employment opportunities page. The Town of Taos offers an excellent benefit package with 100% major medical premiums paid for full-time eligible employees, dental, vision, life insurance, State of New Mexico PERA (Public Employees Retirement Association) retirement, personal leave, holiday leave, employee development, training programs and much more!

The Town of Taos is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following vacant positions listed below; check back with our website often as vacancies are updated. Read the vacancy announcement listed below for each vacancy for which you are interested; note the minimum qualifications, essential job responsibilities, knowledge, skills and abilities required for each position.

If you feel you have the necessary education, experience, qualifications, the drive, and the ambition, please prepare and submit a complete Town of Taos Employment Application for each position for which you apply and review the vacancy announcement for any additional application procedures. Your employment application must be complete, clear, and include the correct job title and vacancy announcement number. Applications and any attachments become official property of the Town of Taos and cannot be returned or reused after being submitted. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on closing date listed in the vacancy announcement.

For further information and/or application procedures contact:
Town of Taos
Human Resources Department
400 Camino de la Placita,
Taos, NM 87571
Phone: (575) 751-2009
E-mail: employment@taosgov.com.



Available Positions
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Please include the Authorization for Release of Information and Background Check Form ,with a completed employment and mailed or hand delivered to:

Human Resources Director
Town of Taos

400 Camino de la Placita,
Taos, NM 87571
Phone: (575) 751-2009
E-mail: employment@taosgov.com.


CHIEF OF POLICE
(Internal & External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following full-time (At-Will) position which includes an excellent benefit package; 100% major medical premium paid for employee with a choice of State of New Mexico Blue Cross Blue Shield, HMO & PPO or Presbyterian, State of New Mexico Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) Retirement, personal leave and holiday pay, employee development and training programs and much more!

VA#16-17-16
Job Title: Chief of Police
Taos Police Department
FLSA Classification: Exempt (At-Will)
Salary: Depending on Experience (DOE)
Amended Date: April 21, 2017
Closing Date: Open until filled (Second review of candidates on May 8, 2017)

GENERAL PURPOSE

As chief law enforcement official, performs professional, administrative and managerial duties related to planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the enforcement of federal, state and local laws as needed to preserve the peace and protect citizen rights and property.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision from the Town Manager. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Provides general supervision to all department personnel directly or through subordinate supervisors.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates Police Department operations; researches, writes, establishes, and evaluates department policies and procedures to implement executive and legislative directives from the mayor and town council; develops organizational structures including lines of authority, responsibility and communication in order to carry out the policies and goals for town law enforcement; revises organizational structure as required.

Serves as community liaison as needed to communicate and promote department philosophy, methods, and practices; interacts with community and business leaders, elected officials, state and local law enforcement agencies, federal agencies and news media as needed to cooperate in the solving of mutual concerns and problems.

Oversees media relations; manages the release of all public information; screens and reviews all public announcements and communications to assure compliance with department policy, decisions and protocol; monitors general activities of the department to assure compliance with standard operating procedures.

Directs the preparation and administration of departmental budgets; presents budget proposals to town management; monitors compliance with established fiscal guidelines and limitations; oversees the development of specifications for the acquisition of department equipment; reviews and signs all purchase orders and requisition forms; orders equipment, supplies and large budget expenditures; verifies costs incurred by the department; insures payrolls are submitted promptly and accurately.

Oversees personnel functions of the department; establishes policies for hiring and firing; hires, fires, promotes, demotes, transfers, evaluates and otherwise disciplines department personnel; handles grievances and disciplinary matters related to work assignments, interpersonal relationships, officer conduct and general behavior; evaluates and assures delivery of necessary training needed by the department.

Directs and conducts departmental strategic planning; researches law enforcement programs and practices and implements strategies in order to better carry out policies and goals; conducts program evaluations and formulates action to upgrade a departmental efficiency and capability as needed.

Prepares and submits periodic reports to mayor and town council and the federal and state officials regarding departmental activity; prepares a variety of other reports as appropriate; assists in developing and making recommendations for traffic planning for installation of traffic control devices.

Attends various State, local, task force, interagency, legal-update, and other meetings to maintain an effective networking system and provide coordination within the law enforcement agencies and other departments; coordinates and conducts departmental meetings; attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in law enforcement.

Participates in, directs, and coordinates high risk, hazardous and emergency actions related to tactical operations, narcotics, gang activity, criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, and other enforcement activities as required; supervises and monitors the maintenance of police record keeping system;  monitors reports.

Directs the development and maintenance of systems, records and legal documents that provide for the proper evaluation, control and documentation of Police Department operations.

Oversees the lawful ordering, transportation, storage and usage of equipment obtained from the Defense Logistics Revitalization program (1033 Program).

Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 Education and Experience: Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor's degree in police science, criminology or some other related field; AND Ten (10) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience; three (3) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Extensive knowledge of law enforcement practices, methods and techniques; laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations effecting goals, objectives, and department operation; legal and political environment associated with police administration; federal, state, county and town ordinances; principles of law enforcement administration; investigative procedures and practices; legal liabilities associated with arrest and law enforcement; court room procedures and laws of evidence; principles of effective supervision and employee motivation, interpersonal communication skills and public relations;  budgetary practices and procedures and fiscal management;  local geography, road systems, and boundaries; standard first-aid administration.  Proficient in the English language, grammar and technical writing skills.  Excellent communication skills with the ability to communication effectively with the public, the employees, and with elected officials.  Some knowledge of principles of psychology and sociology.

Considerable skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving; leadership and management; evaluation of tactical and operational requirements of law enforcement situations; the proper use and care of firearms and familiar with the operation of other special police equipment; the management of sensitive law enforcement issues and interdepartmental conflicts. Skill in the operation of police car, police radio, handgun and other weapons as required; handcuffs, computer, calculator, tape recorder, telephone, fingerprint equipment; camera, TV and VCR equipment.

Ability to administer and supervise town-wide comprehensive law enforcement program; exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations, and in making decisions in emergency situations; assure compliance with and follow safety practices and procedures common to law enforcement work; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials, other law enforcement agencies, service and community organization, private businesses and the public.

 Special Qualifications:

Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico driver’s license; or obtain such license within 30 days following appointment.  Must possess and maintain a state of New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification; or obtain such certification within 6 months following appointment.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS- If you feel you meet the education, experience and minimum qualifications for the position and you have the necessary drive and ambition to be part of the Taos Police Department for the Town of Taos, please submit a complete Town of Taos Preliminary Police Employment Application, Personal History Statement, Personal Integrity Questionnaire, Police Background Release Form, Release, Authorization for Release of Information and Background Check Form to:  Town of Taos Human Resources Department, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM 87571 or via e-mail: employment@taosgov.com.  Your application must be complete, clear, and include the correct job title and announcement number.  Applications and any attachments become the official property of the Town of Taos and cannot be returned or reused after being submitted.  Applications will be accepted until the position vacancy is filled.

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TOWN ATTORNEY
(Internal & External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following full-time position which includes an excellent benefit package; 100% major medical premium paid for employee with a choice of State of New Mexico Blue Cross Blue Shield, HMO & PPO or Presbyterian, State of New Mexico Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) Retirement, personal leave and holiday pay, employee development and training programs and much more!

VA#16-17-04
Job Title: Town Attorney
Legal Department
FLSA Classification: - Exempt
Salary: DOE
Opening Date: November 11, 2016
Closing Date: November 18, 2016 or until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs managerial and professional duties as required to carry out the efficient and effective litigation of civil or criminal cases and the ongoing legal processes of town government.  Serves as the lead town legal advisor in all civil and criminal matters.  

***Note: This position is an at will appointment by the Mayor and Town Council and the minimum qualifications can be discretionary.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Town Manager. The Mayor, as Chief Executive Officer for the Town of Taos, also directs and supervises the Town Attorney, as required.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Provides broad policy guidance and direction to contracted attorneys and professional consultants, when applicable. Provides for general supervision to Paralegal/Legal Assistant and other assigned executive support staff as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Acts as the Town’s principal legal advisor; creates, revises and conducts the ongoing legal processes of the town and may delegate projects and cases to subordinate contracted attorney(s) and consultants, when appropriate and where appropriate; attends Town Council meetings to apprise and advise town officials on agenda items and procedural issues as well as the status of litigation and legal matters assigned to the office; attends various advisory and commission meetings to provide legal assistance , including all meetings of the Town Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Historic Preservation Commission;  maintains personal criminal prosecution caseload for the Town; prepares complaints and represents the Town in the prosecution of municipal ordinances in municipal and district court;

Prepares and administers legal department budget; assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of the Town Legal Office budget, funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.

Conducts legal review of proposed legislation to update or amend Town codes and ordinances; prepares ordinances and resolutions requested by departments for consideration by the Town Council; provides public information as needed to reply to inquiries or educate the public; initiates sanctions and exercises legal processes for the collection of outstanding revenues or obligations owed to the town; issues official legal notices and warnings, such as threats of disconnection, liens, etc.

Prepares reviews, updates and maintains all Town of Taos contracts by all departments and all leases, conveyances, right-of way and other agreements for the use of Town property.

Maintains and periodically updates, as needed, all telecommunications, solid waste, utility and cable franchise agreements.

Reviews and investigates claims; determines legitimacy of claims and authorizes the processing of claims in cooperation with the Self-Insurers Fund; directs or conducts field inspections; monitors number, type and cost of claims.

Negotiates settlements of claims filed against the town for actions arising out of the course of conducting town business or providing town services; promotes timely settlement to avoid costly litigation as much as is possible.

Prosecutes criminal cases as needed; represents the town in prosecution of various criminal and  civil cases; conducts extensive research, reviews criminal investigation reports; files formal complaints; institutes arrest proceedings; prepares case materials; participates in various examination processes such as discovery and briefings; researches and writes briefs; appears in court and presents evidence and argument.

In criminal proceedings before municipal and district court, the Town Attorney participates in pretrial conferences; negotiates for mutually agreeable solutions and charges; makes recommendations for sentences and represents the town in show cause
hearings; conducts investigation of complaints determines quality of the case and whether or not evidence is sufficient to proceed with prosecution.

Performs contract management; monitors the administrative processing of agreements proposed to be entered into by the Town; conducts legal review and analysis; writes contracts, establishes contract templates; oversees tracking and numbering of contracts and monitors contract status and disposition; writes opinions and legal directives.

Performs legal research, makes recommendations and prepares legal opinions for review and consideration by  the Town Manager, Mayor and Council; advises and directs town department heads on legal issues associated with their various areas of responsibility; provides legal support in areas related to procurement, land acquisitions, land use codes, personnel actions, water law issues, affordable housing, economic development (including Special and Business Improvement Districts, Tax Incentive Finance Districts, Arts and Cultural Districts, Main Street programs, Downtown Improvement Districts), Historic Preservation, etc. represents the Town and appears in court to secure and maintain legal rights, privileges, and ownership; serves as defense counsel on issues related to appeals on planning and zoning issues; directs the prosecution of all DUI/DWI citations and various code violations.

Performs all other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: A Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university; plus other advanced training in business administration, or public administration; and membership in the New Mexico State Bar; AND Should have Eight (8) years of progressively responsible legal experience, of which three (3) years in public government is preferred or An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local laws and ordinances; legal administrative procedures including the rules of civil and criminal procedure and evidence; the principles, methods, materials and practices used in legal research; New Mexico Code, constitutional provisions, federal and local ordinances as they apply to municipal government and its operation; case law related to a variety of municipal government subjects; criminal law issues.  

Considerable knowledge of human resource management theory, methods, and practices; the legal environment related to human resource management; benefit, retirement, and compensation laws and guidelines; budget development and fiscal accounting principles, practices and procedures; town department operations including applicable laws and regulations; principles of supervision, including evaluation and motivation; federal and state laws as they apply to personnel management practices.
 
Considerable skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving; leadership and organizational behavior management; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with State, Federal, and other local officials, elected officials, subordinate staff, and Town residents. Skill in the operation of PC Computer, calculator, fax machine, copy machine, telephone.

Ability to understand and interpret complex laws, rules, regulations, policies, and guidelines; direct the work of others; plan, organize, and direct, through subordinate staff, the efficient, effective delivery of Town programs, services and functions and evaluate employee performance; develop operating policies and procedures; analyzing and resolving problems arising regarding Town programs, services, and function; analyze and draft legal documents and to propose legislation; establish and maintain effective working relationships with town and court officials, employees and the public; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

Special Qualifications:

Must possess a license to practice law in the State of New Mexico.  Must possess a valid NM driver’s license.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS- If you feel you meet the education, experience and minimum qualifications for the position and you have the necessary drive and ambition to be part of the Legal Department for the Town of Taos, please submit a complete Town of Taos employment application and resume to: Town of Taos Human Resources Department, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM 87571 or via e-mail: employment@taosgov.com. Your application must be complete, clear, and include the correct job title and announcement number.  Applications and any attachments become the official property of the Town of Taos and cannot be returned or reused after being submitted.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 P.M. on the closing date listed above or until the position is filled.


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LIFEGUARD I
(Internal & External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following two (2) temporary positions with a sunset date of September 22, 2017.

VA#16-17-28
Job Title: Lifeguard I
Aquatics/Recreation Department
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Hourly: $8.59
Opening Date: June 16, 2017
Closing Date: Open until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of entry level lifeguard, administrative, operations, maintenance and technical duties as needed to coordinate various day-to-day operations of the Swimming Pools including facilities and grounds.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under close supervision of the Aquatics Division Manager and/or supervisor on duty as assigned. Assignments are given daily and work is reviewed frequently.

SUPERVISION  EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Swimming Pool(s): Work is closely controlled and structured by supervisor.  Performs as first line lifeguard, must maintain complete awareness of surroundings keeping track of patrons and their positions in the swimming pools and performing potentially life saving rescues when the situation arises.  Participates in regularly scheduled in-service trainings and periodic conditioning exercises.  Protect swimmers and save lives.  Performs First Aid, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and utilizes Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) as required. 

Performs general customer services and problem solving, answer phones, educates patrons and citizens regarding operations, programs, policies, procedures, etc.; provides assistance to patrons; operates handicap lift to provide pool access for patrons with ADA requirements; operates cash register to accept fees and payments. Monitors and enforces patron compliance with established operating rules and regulations; prevents food and drink from being consumed in pool area; assures compliance with safety practices and procedures; monitors weather conditions for lightning and removes patrons from pools and showers when lightning is nearby; fits patrons with life jackets.

Assists in the maintenance of the swimming pools, related machinery, equipment and grounds.

Performs general custodial, landscaping and janitorial duties throughout facilities, grounds and restrooms including maintenance, repairs, cleaning and disinfecting for bacteria, viruses, mold and fungi.  May be required to handle hazardous chemicals and materials related to pools, grounds and facilities environments.

Removes bio-hazard materials (vomit, fecal matter, mucus, other bodily wastes, etc.) for the safety and well being of the public.  Follows protocol for dealing with bodily waste in the swimming pools, facilities and grounds.

 Assists in implementing various aquatics competitions throughout the year; participates and assists Water Safety Instructors (WSI) in teaching swimming lessons and water aerobics including all levels of swimming and lifesaving skills, following established Red Cross or nationally recognized lesson plans, to children, youth, and adults; creates, reviews and implements lesson plans; monitors activities during recreational swimming to ensure that safety rules are followed.

Performs a variety of miscellaneous duties such as running errands, picking up supplies needed for activities, inventory of pool items, general facility set up and take down including electronic equipment, tables and chairs, etc.; responds to public inquiries about aquatics programs and facilities;

Performs all other duties as directed and/or assigned including those at other facilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school, or GED, or currently enrolled in high school, or currently home school; AND Must pass preliminary swim test and be able to complete Lifeguard Certification (LGC) within a specified time frame.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of rules, regulations, policies, and procedures typical of a government agency or municipal swimming pools; general facilities and grounds maintenance; interpersonal communication skills; public relations; general water safety principles and practices.

Some Skill in teaching swimming/lifesaving skills to students of all age and skill levels; in monitoring activities and enforcing safety rules to maintain a safe swimming environment; maintaining records and preparing reports the use of office equipment, i.e., personal computer, phone, fax, cash register, adding machine, scanner, digital camera, etc.; various hand tools used in the maintenance of swimming pool equipment; common hand tools; pool testing equipment; power sprayer,; gardening tools, floor cleaner, basic math skills; English and grammar skills.

Ability to operate personal computer in utilizing various programs to produce or compose formal documents, reports and records; keep operating records and prepare reports; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public; exercise initiative, independent judgment and act resourcefully under varying conditions; deal effectively with moderate stress levels caused by constant interaction with the public, and customer accidents and injuries resulting from the inherently dangerous nature of various recreation activities taking place at facilities; sit, observe and monitor patrons for long periods of time at heights up to eight feet.

Special Qualifications:

Must possess Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid for the Professional Rescuer, Automatic Electronic Defibrillator,   Lifeguard Training and Preventing Disease Transmission, Blood Borne Pathogens certifications from the American Red Cross, or be able to obtain such within a specified time frame. 

Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs in a recreation indoor and outdoor environment with/without appropriate climate controls. Outdoor work is required in the monitoring of various programs, activities and other duties. Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, related to swimming, walking, standing, stooping, sitting, and reaching.  Exposed daily to wet and/or humid conditions, pool and cleaning chemicals or airborne particles. Periodic exposure to air borne and blood borne pathogens.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. Essential functions require swimming, talking, hearing and seeing. Must occasionally move up to 100 pounds.  Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exist. Must periodically push or pull in excess of 1,000 lbs. with the aid of rollers, lifeguard boards and related equipment.   Common agility, coordination and balance exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, listening, patience, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.  Periodic travel required in normal course of job performance.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS- If you feel you meet the education, experience and minimum qualifications for the position and you have the necessary drive and ambition to be part of the Aquatics Recreation Department for the Town of Taos, please submit a complete Town of Taos employment application, to:  Town of Taos Human Resources Department, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM 87571 or via e-mail: employment@taosgov.com.  Your application must be complete, clear, and include the correct job title and announcement number.  Applications and any attachments become the official property of the Town of Taos and cannot be returned or reused after being submitted.  Applications will be accepted until the position vacancy is filled.

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FLEET MECHANIC
(Internal & External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following full-time position which includes an excellent benefit package; 100% major medical premium paid for employee with a choice of State of New Mexico Blue Cross Blue Shield, HMO & PPO or Presbyterian, State of New Mexico Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) Retirement, personal leave and holiday pay, employee development and training programs and much more!

VA#16-17-20
Job Title: Fleet Mechanic
Public Works Department
FLSA Classification: - Non-Exempt
Hourly: $13.72
Opening Date: May 9, 2017
Closing Date: Open until filled (First review of candidates on May 17, 2017)

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of journey level skilled tasks related to the maintenance, service, repair, and rebuilding of light or heavy duty mechanized vehicles, engines and equipment, and landfill equipment maintenance program.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general guidance and direction of the Fleet Maintenance Superintendent.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May provide close supervision to less experienced mechanic(s) on a project-by-project basis.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Tests, services and repairs vehicles and mechanical equipment; performs automotive and mechanical trouble shooting and analysis of malfunctions using various technical and computerized testing and calibration equipment (diagnostic computers, scanners, scopes, battery checker, pneumatic equipment, drill press, etc.) as needed to assure safe and efficient operation of city motor vehicles.

Inspects malfunctioning vehicles and equipment, determines source of problem and makes necessary repairs and adjustments to trucks, automobiles, and various light and heavy equipment such as tractor, graders, loaders, backhoes, police cars, dump and Vactor truck, street sweeper, sanders, pumps, rollers, and lawn mowing equipment, etc.

Performs preventive maintenance and makes repairs to vehicles; maintains internal combustion engines (gas and diesel), carburetors, transmissions, differentials, air and hydraulic systems (turbo, super charger systems), electrical, computerized control systems, fuel systems, cooling systems, suspensions, brakes, tires, exhaust, etc.; performs emergency field repairs and service; drives heavy equipment for mechanical testing purposes.

Disassembles and repairs motors and manual transmissions; repairs or replaces oil filters, carburetors, fuel pumps, and other parts; relines and adjusts brakes and differentials; installs and repairs antennas, radios, lights and other electrical components on emergency response vehicles.

Installs, maintains and repairs electrical systems, components, parts, accessories and equipment; assures proper function of vehicle radios and communication equipment.

Fabricates tools and equipment parts that are not readily available; performs extensive metal fabrication (gun racks, cages, shields, steps, brackets, push bumpers, etc.), welding and hard facing using electric and acetylene equipment.

Conducts various analyses and inspections of vehicles and mechanical systems to determine the most cost-effective means of maintenance, repair or replacement; performs general vehicle inspection and certification, performs state emissions testing; checks and maintains service schedules consistent with manufacturer specifications.

Orders replacement parts, fuels and lubricates equipment; changes and repairs tires; completes vehicle maintenance records; reviews daily fuel outtake sheets; orders gas/diesel as needed; places town decals’ on all vehicles and equipment.

Services and replaces equipment parts such as radiators, generators, distributors, brakes and clutches as required; assists in the minor repair of damaged body frames.

Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 Education and Experience: Graduation from high school; plus two (2) years of specialized technical or vocational training related to above duties; AND
Four (4) years of skilled mechanic experience in maintenance and repair of gasoline and diesel engines with experience in the maintenance of fire department apparatus preferred;
OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of the design, adjustment, operation, maintenance, and repair of diversified mechanical and electrical equipment including light, medium, and heavy gasoline and diesel engines; hydraulics, generators, and welding; materials and tools used in equipment maintenance; hazards and safety precautions common to municipal maintenance and repair activities; installation and repair of automotive air conditioning systems; welding methods and procedures; servicing and repair of air brakes and air systems; auto electrical systems and equipment; gas and arc welding.

Journey level skills in the use of mechanical tools, materials, welding, and testing equipment.

Ability to read and interpret maintenance manuals, parts books, and mechanical drawings; diagnose complex and non-routine mechanical and electrical defects and determine parts and adjustments necessary to repair equipment; communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees of the department.

Special Qualifications:

Must possess valid New Mexico CDL with appropriate endorsements or must be able to obtain within one year from date of hire.
Must be Air Brake and AC certified or must be able to obtain within one year from date
of hire.
Must be certified to perform state safety and emissions inspections.
Must be willing to work on-call duty and 24 hour standby.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS- If you feel you meet the minimum qualifications for the position and you have the necessary drive and ambition to be part of the Public Works Department for the Town of Taos, please submit a complete Town of Taos employment application to: Town of Taos Human Resources Department, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM 87571 or via e-mail: employment@taosgov.com.  Your application must be complete, clear, and include the correct job title and announcement number.  Applications and any attachments become the official property of the Town of Taos and cannot be returned or reused after being submitted.  Applications will be accepted until the position vacancy is filled.

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PUBLIC UTILITIES OPERATOR I
(Internal & External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following full-time position which includes an excellent benefit package; 100% major medical premium paid for employee with a choice of State of New Mexico Blue Cross Blue Shield, HMO & PPO or Presbyterian, State of New Mexico Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) Retirement, personal leave and holiday pay, employee development and training programs and much more!

VA#16-17-21
Job Title: Public Utilities Operator I
Public Works/ Utilities Department
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Hourly: $11.28
Opening Date: May 9, 2017
Closing Date:  Open until filled (First review of candidates on May 17, 2017)

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of entry level skilled duties in the operation of heavy and light equipment in the construction, repair, maintenance, and replacement of various components of the Town public utilities systems, including water distribution, wastewater collection or related public utilities operations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under general supervision of a Public Utilities Superintendent or Foreman.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

General: Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment, cleans equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to supervisor... Performs all other assigned tasks.

Meter Reader: Operates electronic, hand-held meter reading instruments; reads commercial and residential utility water meters on assigned routes and records meter readings; rereads "exception list" meters; loads meter readings from hand held meter reading units into computer and unloads route information from hand held meter reading units; processes meter data as needed to prepare billing notices for printing and mailing.

Performs general customer service in communicating account activity; actions related to connections and disconnections of water service; interacts with the public on meter reading questions.

Visually checks operation of meters and reports tampering or damage; may perform general and routine meter repairs; performs seasonal duties, insulates meters to prevent freezing; responds to service calls to thaw frozen lines or connections; utilizes torch or thawing equipment.

Notes readings which appear to be high or low and assists in meter repair as needed; maintains accurate records of readings, schedules, damaged meters, etc., and forwards information to the appropriate Town workers.

Performs preventative maintenance on assigned vehicle and keeps vehicle in good working order.

Water Systems: Operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of Town water facilities and systems.

Performs installation or repair of water service connections, repairs, maintains or replaces fire hydrants  water meters; meter cans, meter valves, etc.; repairs water mains; thaws frozen lines and water meters; insulates water meters; cleans and maintains storage tanks and well houses; connects and disconnects service; searches out  main water  valves; repairs water line leaks; assists in placement of pipe and water regulators; removes, disassembles, cleans or replaces defective parts of regulators, ; collects water samples to assure compliance with all local, state, and federal standards and regulations. Maintenance of well and water storage tank sites.

Inspects and/or repairs Mix equipment or other chlorination units, booster pumping stations, water meters, storage tanks, wells,  pump oil units, water softeners,  etc., at frequent intervals to insure that all aspects of the systems are functioning properly; maintains a variety of records relating to inspections, maintenance activity, water supply, consumption, etc.; monitors SCADA/telemetry equipment to assure proper operations.

Wastewater System: operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of Town wastewater and storm drain systems; operates and maintains the wastewater collection system, and lift stations to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge, and effluent in order to meet NPDES or other local, state or federal regulations.

Inspects drainage reservoir and drainage channels, performs maintenance of drainage reservoir and channels including repairing fence, planting grass, removing unwanted vegetation, oiling gates, etc.; uses sewer TV/ camera equipment, gas meters, and other testing devices, monitors explosive and hazardous sewer gasses. Determines where replacement or repair of lines are necessary, determines necessity and quantity of chemicals needed to maintain safe conditions; performs manual and TV inspections of main and side sewer installation for compliance with regulations and requirements; conducts smoke and dye tests to locate problem areas and leaks.  Responds to hazardous materials and flood emergencies; works as a member of Hazardous Materials and Flood Control Response Crews; neutralizes spills, performs traffic control; evacuates areas as necessary. Performs grease trap inspections to assure proper flow of sewer line and to meet NPDES or other local, state or federal regulations; maintains proper records of all grease trap inspections. Performs installation of sewer lines and manholes.

Provides operational information to the water departments as well as meter readings to finance department; assists utility departments to locate meters when repairs or replacements are required.

Assist other departments when needed, or as assigned.  Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school; AND One (1) year of experience in a field directly related to above duties; OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Entry level knowledge of drawings and specifications, grades, machinery, materials, and methods of constructing water distribution lines, wastewater collection lines and drainage systems, etc.; safety standards related to utility line construction; hazards common to heavy equipment operation; equipment maintenance and repair; legal liabilities associated with utility systems construction, maintenance; basic computer operations and various software applications; the standard practices, methods, materials and tools necessary for pipe line construction and repair activities; pipe fitting procedures, pipe classifications and type;  the occupational hazards and safety precautions of trench work construction and pipeline maintenance work;  sewer pipe installation and repair (clay & PVC); cross connection control methods and standards; state or federal regulations governing installation and maintenance of water systems;  water quality laws.

Entry level skill in the operation of heavy mechanized equipment as required by the position; i.e., backhoe, Vactor, sewer jet trailer, excavator, manhole tripod and safety equipment, level transit equipment, forklift, trench safety equipment, jack hammer, compressor, saws, tamper, plate compactor, pumps and motors, boring equipment, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, mechanic tools and sheep foot rollers.  

Ability to tolerate weather extremes in the work place; operate heavy equipment of various kinds under varying conditions; make minor repairs on assigned vehicles; perform heavy physical labor; develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, elected officials, local agencies and the general public; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; work from blueprints; tolerate weather extremes in the work environment.

Special Qualifications:
Must possess valid state of New Mexico driver's license.  Appropriate CDL and “B” endorsement may be required within one (1) year of employment. Must possess a state of New Mexico Water Systems Operator I or New Mexico Wastewater Systems I certification within one (1) year of employment. May be required to become HAZMAT certified. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must be willing to work on-call duty and 24 hour standby.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS- If you feel you meet the education, experience and minimum qualifications for the position and you have the necessary drive and ambition to be part of the Public Works/Utilities Department for the Town of Taos, please submit a complete Town of Taos employment application, to:  Town of Taos Human Resources Department, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM 87571 or via e-mail: employment@taosgov.com.  Your application must be complete, clear, and include the correct job title and announcement number.  Applications and any attachments become the official property of the Town of Taos and cannot be returned or reused after being submitted. Applications will be accepted until the position vacancy is filled.

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VISITOR INFORMATION SPECIALIST II
(Internal & External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following full-time position which includes an excellent benefit package; 100% major medical premium paid for employee with a choice of State of New Mexico Blue Cross Blue Shield, HMO & PPO or Presbyterian, State of New Mexico Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) Retirement, personal leave and holiday pay, employee development and training programs and much more!

VA#17-18-01
Job Title: Visitor Information Specialist II
Visitor Center Department
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $11.28
Opening Date: July 14, 2017
Closing Date: Open until filled (First review of candidates on July 21, 2017)

GENERAL PURPOSE

The Taos Visitor Center rely on motivated individuals who enjoy interacting with people and providing excellent customer service to visitors from around the region and the world. Visitor Center staff inform, equip and engage visitors by providing general information, directions, and history about Taos and the surrounding areas, and by encouraging visitors to take advantage of tourism-related opportunities. Visitor Center staff enhance each visitor’s experience and serve as the “front-line” in educating visitors about the history, culture and offerings of Taos.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Visitor Center Supervisor or Marketing & Tourism Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Functions as a team player with all members of the Visitor Center staff to support meetings, conferences, social events, and deliver visitor services; performs administrative duties; provides information to inquiring parties via phone, email and in-person; maintains various program and activity files (paper and electronic), records and documents; may participate in familiarization tours of area. 

Performs general administration duties; organizes and maintains front desk, lobby and main work area; monitors email messages, storeroom and office supplies; participates in the maintenance of the office and all office equipment; operates computer using various administrative programs; maintains databases for various programs and services; verifies accuracy of printed forms. Records and enters vacation guide requests by phone or mail. Ability to conduct correct cash transactions. Enters merchandise and records sales. Provide assistance to vendors.

Welcomes visitors to the Visitor Center and to the community in person, online, and by phone; assists visitors who need information, directions and advice; prepares information packets; answers all telephone inquiries courteously and efficiently; monitors voicemail and returns calls promptly; checks and makes record of all voicemail inquiries; assures that daily information boards are updated with current information and events.

Operates point of sales system through in person, telephone and/or internet sales utilizing cash and credit card transactions; responsible for opening and closing procedures of cash bank; processes and balances daily deposit.

Maintains and stocks visitor information displays; contacts entities whose information is provided in  displays to replenish information as needed; maintains and updates Visitor Center information resource book; assists with storage, inventory and transporting supplies to and from Visitor Center; organizes and maintains information storage rooms; makes and provides copies of Visitor Center handouts.

Obtains information via internet daily in order to keep current on area activities and events.

Records daily traffic (walk in visitors); enters daily telephone, mail and online inquiries into computer database; compiles visitor inquiry statistical information, traffic statistics (walk in visitors), etc.; prepares welcome bags, relocation packets, and visitor information packages and processes fulfillment mailings for the Visitor Center.

Refers visitor issues or complaints to Visitor Center Supervisor or his/her designee.

Performs general custodial and janitorial duties throughout facilities, grounds and restrooms as related to the acceptable presentation of the facility including cleaning of restrooms, windows, throwing trash, cleaning floors and the general upkeep of the Visitor Center. Remove bio-hazard materials (blood, vomit, fecal matter, mucus, etc.) for the safety and wellbeing of the public. Follow protocol for dealing with bodily waste in the facilities and grounds; applies ice melt, picks up litter, collects and disposes of solid waste and recyclables from buildings and grounds including sidewalks, parking lots, and patios.

Follows practices and procedures of well-defined policies and work is reviewed periodically by Visitor Information Specialist III or Visitor Center Supervisor. Errors may result which affect one work group. Immediate supervisors must remedy errors related to accuracy and generally assume full accountability. Impact may vary in severity.

Assists other departments as needed. Performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school; AND Two (2) years of front of the house experience in the hospitality, tourism, or retail sales industry; performing above or related duties; OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable Knowledge of telephone etiquette; interpersonal communication theory,
methods and skills; principles of salesmanship; hospitality industry practices; of purposes
principles and practice of public relations concepts, Taos area history and lodging, scenic, recreational, arts culture and historical sites.

Working Knowledge; personal computer operations and various program applications such as internet, Microsoft Office Suite, Quick Books etc.; various office machines of modern office practices and procedures, of grammar, spelling and punctuation; of modern filing systems related to alphabetical and numeric, paper and electronic files; Some knowledge of New Mexico history, scenic, recreational and historical sites; administrative procedures.

Skill in use of office equipment, i.e. personal computer, phone, fax, adding machine, copy machine, scanner, digital camera, postage machine, label machine, binding machine, printer; math skills; English and grammar skills; diplomacy and cooperative problem solving.

Ability to counsel visitors, i.e., empathetic, patience; listen; exercise independent judgment and to act resourcefully under varying conditions; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with visitors, supervisory personnel, fellow employees, businesses and nonprofit organizations; assist in providing information for comprehensive records and files; maintain database; work independently and deal effectively with stress caused by work load and time deadlines; detailed, disciplined, energetic, responsive, proactive self-starter who is able to exercise initiative; organize and express ideas clearly; understand instructions; read maps and provide directions to visitors; ask and answer questions accurately and concisely; dissect a question and provide information accordingly;  operate automobile or van; balance needs of physical visitor presence and incoming telephone calls.

Special Qualifications:

Bilingual skills preferred. 
Must possess a valid state of New Mexico driver’s license.  

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS- If you feel you meet the minimum qualifications for the position and you have the necessary drive and ambition to be part of the Visitor Center Department for the Town of Taos, please submit a complete Town of Taos   employment application to: Town of Taos Human Resources Department, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM 87571 or via e-mail: employment@taosgov.com.  Your application must be complete, clear, and include the correct job title and announcement number.  Applications and any attachments become the official property of the Town of Taos and cannot be returned or reused after being submitted.  Applications will be accepted until the position vacancy is filled.

Drug Free Workplace
EEO/ADA Compliance

 

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