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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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FACILITIES MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT 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#16-17-29
Job Title: Facilities Maintenance Assistant I
Facilities Services Department
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $11.73
Opening Date: June 21, 2017
Closing Date: June 30, 2017

GENERAL PURPOSE
Provides a diverse range of general services in regards to the daily maintenance of all Town buildings.  Performs such activities as custodial services, routine facilities management and maintenance, light equipment operation, maintenance and repair, grounds keeping and /or other related duties in accordance with day to day requirements of Town facilities..

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under general supervision of the Custodial / Landscaping Services Supervisor.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Functions as a team player with all members of the Facilities Services Department to support the cleanliness and serviceability of facilities, grounds, and/or equipment as assigned. 

Performs custodial duties and projects including but not limited to; vacuum, sweep, mop, wax, and polish of flooring and stairs; service, clean and supply restrooms; clean and sanitize water fountains; empty all trash cans and replace liners, clean receptacles as necessary; clean furniture that is not cluttered; clean windowsills and wash interior and exterior windows; maintain janitor closets in a clean, organized and safe manner; 

Performs a range of general grounds maintenance and repair activities; operates and maintains light and/or heavy grounds maintenance machinery and equipment, as appropriate; mow and trim lawns and shrubbery using mowers and hand powered trimmers; clear debris from grounds.  Remove snow from sidewalks as needed.

Operates, maintains and adjusts specialized equipment and tools, including electric motors, pumps, power washers, blowers, carpet shampooers, floor buffers and vacuums and other equipment as needed.  Repairs equipment and assures proper operation as necessary.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED AND One (1) year of general work experience related to one or more of the work areas described above.   
OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Some knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in building and grounds maintenance; interpersonal communication skills; public relations.
Some Skill in the use of building maintenance and lawn equipment, including vacuums, carpet shampooer, floor buffer, weed trimmers, electric motors, pumps; miscellaneous hand and power tools for maintenance, painting, plumbing, etc. 
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public; Ability to prioritize multiple tasks; exercise initiative and independent judgment and to act resourcefully under varying conditions; use of radios and/or cell phones; use of ladders or lift equipment; ability to work at heights up to 30 ft. and on ladders and lifts up to 20 ft.

Special Qualifications:
Must possess a valid state of New Mexico driver's license.
Must be available for 24 hour emergency call out.

Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs in indoor and outdoor work environments and may be subject to changing weather extremes. Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, and reaching. Exposure to cleaning chemicals. Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or airborne particles. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers, audio-visual equipment, and various pieces of office equipment. Essential functions require talking, hearing and seeing and activities involving muscular strain related to lifting, stacking, kneeling, pushing and pulling. Must repeatedly lift and move up to 100 Ibs. Must periodically push or pull in excess of 1,000 lbs. with the aid of rollers. Periodic exposure to airborne and blood borne pathogens. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exist.  Common agility, coordination and balance. Mental application utilizes memory for details, listening, patience, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Periodic local travel required in normal course of job performance.

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 Facilities Services 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 5:00 P.M. on the closing date listed above.

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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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POLICE CADET
(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#16-17-27
Job Title: Police Cadet
Taos Police Department
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $18.85
Opening Date: June 7, 2017
Closing Date: June 27, 2017

GENERAL PURPOSE
Performs a variety of entry level routine law enforcement duties in a training capacity related to enforcing the laws, maintaining the peace, and protecting the citizens of Taos.  As a non-certified law enforcement officer, performs duties only in the immediate supervision of a senior officer or field-training officer.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of a Lieutenant or Sergeant or assigned certified officer.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Attends police officers standards and training academy to receive instruction and training in the various aspects of law enforcement as required to receive law enforcement certification.

May accompany patrol officers during regular shift; patrols all areas of the town in police vehicles or on foot, including the town streets and businesses, checking for unlocked doors, windows and building security; makes business location and residential house checks for possible illegal activities.

Performs in-office functions to provided administrative support and learn administrative process prior to receiving P.O.S.T. certification.

Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school; AND No experience necessary;

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of Taos and its street systems; requirements related to certification as a law enforcement officer; interpersonal relations; hazards associated with a career in law enforcement; motor vehicle operation.

Ability to react effectively in emergency and stress situations; ability to exhibit imagination, initiative and problem-solving capability in coping with a variety of law enforcement situations; follow standard safety practices and procedures common to law enforcement work; perform work requiring good physical condition; teach and communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.

Special Qualifications: Must be 21 years of age.  Must be clear of a prior criminal record.
Must possess a valid New Mexico State Driver's License.  Must successfully complete State of New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification within 1 year of employment.

Work Environment:

Functions of the position generally performed in a controlled environment, but subject to all seasonal and weather extremes. Constant travel.  Many functions of the work pose high degree of hazard uncertainty.  Physical readiness essential to effective job performance.  Various levels of mental application required, i.e., memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving.  Continuous use of motor skills. Ability to lift up to and above 90 lbs.

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 Taos Police  Department for the Town of Taos, please submit a complete Town of Taos Preliminary Police 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 5:00 P.M. on the closing date listed above.

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GIS COORDINATOR
(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#16-17-25
Job Title: GIS Coordinator
IT Department, Planning Department, Public Works Department
Classification FLSA: Non-Exempt
Salary: Depending on Experience (DOE)
Opening Date: June 6, 2017
Closing Date:  June 20, 2017

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of advanced, complex technical and general administrative duties related to the development or creation of digitized maps through a geographic information and addressing system (GIS) using ARCView, ARCINFO, AUTOCAD or related computer program application(s), assigns street addresses and maintains the Town’s addressing data base, identifies parcel sizes, locations and other information using GIS, Google Earth, and the County Assessor’s data base, coordinates the development and maintenance of GIS based studies, data bases and maps for various departments .

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the IT, Planning, or Public Works Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Coordinates Town GIS planning functions; facilitates GIS development goals and objectives; incorporates objectives of GIS planning into action plans and implementation strategies; maintains accurate operational documentation, including GIS technical implementation plan; oversees special projects and GIS program budgets; maintains the Town’s GIS base map and fundamental layers, such as the Town’s parcel maps for tax assessment, automated addressing system and zoning map, coordinates and facilitates the Taos GIS Network, comprised of eleven different agencies.

Participates in regional user group meetings to provide Town perspective on intergovernmental GIS efforts and projects;  communicates local impact of technological developments to Town management; participates in network studies with various agencies, i.e., the New Mexico Department of Transportation;  writes and negotiates contracts, analyzes geospatial systems problems (i.e.,  transit problems, parking location distribution, streets and utility right-of-way and easement location, water and sewer location, open space and recreation layout, etc.) and creates associated data bases, maps and potential solutions; attends public meetings to facilitate cooperative problem solving and coordination of policy decisions; assists to administer joint powers agreements related to staffing and funding programs.

Coordinates assigned GIS staff in the creation of digital base maps and layers; digitizes existing and new additions to public works, engineering, parks and other public facilities, fire, police and emergency services operations, planning department plans, overlays and master plans, etc.; monitors and reviews work in progress and recommends changes/corrections to base map layers; oversees data entry and data organization efforts; and creates maps according to departmental and customer requests.  Creates maps and assists Public Works staff by providing GIS data, mapping products and interprets data as needed. Reads and interprets source data such as civil engineering plans.

Maintains physical changes to Public Works GIS databases. This includes the creation and maintenance of water, wastewater, streets, and sanitation layers with their related attribute tables. Assembles, correlates and validates civil engineering plans.

Utilizes ArchView, ArcInfo, AutoCAD, ARCEditor, ARCCatalog, Crystal Reports, GEOPDF, Windows, ESRI Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst, and related software to create or incorporate mapped regions into digital base map; establishes database tables and maintains data base as additions and removals are required; prepares written documentation for GIS functions.

Researches records of plats and property descriptions to determine property location, ownership, boundaries and size; draws appropriate changes or additions to existing maps; prepares or assists in the preparation of legal descriptions, as required; prepares or maintains various service district (water, sewer, fire, acequia, watershed, municipal boundary) and election district maps; researches and conducts miscellaneous planning project assignments.  Performs research of public records, reading and interpreting documents such as maps, aerial photographs and legal descriptions, verify quality and accuracy of input and stored data and maintaining suitable metadata catalog.

Drafts work order sketches; maps and plots locations of various county/town services and systems; enters survey data into computer to determine layout information to assist design engineers.
Performs GIS system and file backup dealing with county/city systems such as water, sewer, storm drains, streets, electrical, etc.;  maps and plots locations of meters, lines, valves, manholes, lift stations, etc. as installed.  Physically goes into the field to verify utility data points such as water meters, valves, manholes, etc. May require hand digging to uncover data points.

Comprehends ESRI licensing structure including, upgrade process, concepts and strategies.  Makes recommendations for the purchasing of licenses and understands the importance maintaining current licensing.  Remains current with GIS technology and standards.

Reproduces, scans, incorporates, stores and maintains an inventory of all Town and related maps, surveys, engineering drawings, graphics and data base reports from GIS system and related software; operates computer and digitizer board as needed.

Performs various technical aspects associated with planning, organizing and completing GIS projects; retrieves, edits and prints existing maps and multiple layers illustrating geographic landmarks and city infrastructure; creates new maps and adds layers and features utilizing appropriate coordinate identifiers; programs and links attribute tables for the various system layers; designs spatially-enhanced databases according to current standards; coordinates web posting of information for city-wide and community access; generates required reports to communicate existing status and progress of the GIS system.

Responsible for inputting, updating, and maintaining geographic information system (GIS) databases, layers, tables and links within the town’s geospatial relational database. Works with Public Works staff and performs field work to verify as-built locations of assets and features. Uses GPS survey equipment and software to collect and verify data.

Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  1. Graduation from college with a bachelor's degree related to Environmental Science, GIS, IT, Civil Engineering, Planning, infrastructure planning, mapping and engineering practices or computer technologies
  2. AND

  3. Two (2) or more years of fulltime experience performing above or related duties;
  4. OR

  5. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of complex math and computer aided engineering; technical tools and equipment associated with drafting and cartography; mapping scales and their most appropriate use; State Engineer’s Office Regulations and Applications process computerized mapping software and methods (UNIX, DOS, AUTOCAD, ARCView, ARCINFO, ARCEditor, ARCCatalog, Crystal Reports, GeoPDF, Windows, etc.); various geographic databases, including State of New Mexico, USGS digital line graphics, TIGER data file and related commercially developed data; State Cartography Standards and Parcel Identification Procedures, Federal and private maps, survey plats, and Bureau of Census Maps and databases surveying practices including GPS point retrieval, State Plane Coordinate Systems, zoning laws and ordinances and Federal GIS Standards and Specifications, GLO map interpretation and Area Reference Plan (ARP) interpretation; quality assurance and control methods.

Skill in the area of data base development and maintenance, GIS, drafting and designing; interpreting surveys, personal computer, calculator, copy and fax machine, telephone, plotter, Town vehicle.

Ability to perform complex computer mapping and mapping evaluation; read and understand legal documents;  perform complex mathematical computations;  operate calculators and standard office equipment; work independently; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public; read and interpret plans, plats and maps, government regulations, legal descriptions, contracts, deeds and instruments, technical manuals, trade journals, specifications, reports and studies, letter and correspondence and proposals; perform general math calculations such as algebra, geometry and quantitative equations it also requires the ability to prepare and write reports, memos, studies and official correspondence.

Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid and current New Mexico 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 Taos IT Department, Planning Department, 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 5:00 P.M. on the closing date listed above.

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POLICE OFFICER I – CERTIFIED PATROL OFFICER
(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#16-17-26
Job Title: Police Officer I – Certified Patrol Officer
Taos Police Department
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Hourly: $19.85
Opening Date: June 7, 2017
Closing Date: June 27, 2017

GENERAL PURPOSE
Performs a variety of entry level technical law enforcement duties related to enforcing the laws, maintaining the peace, and protecting the citizens of Taos.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of a Lieutenant or Sergeant.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Investigation:  Conducts criminal investigations; processes scene of crime; finds, identifies, marks and preserves evidence; performs as evidence control officer;  assures integrity of all evidence through all stages of the evidence management process, including distribution, return, destruction and/or sale of items;  transports evidence to various crime labs and court rooms; utilizes fingerprinting, photography and other specialized equipment in processing crime scenes; interviews and interrogates witnesses, victims and suspects; prepares all necessary reports.

Manages investigative case load of major felony crimes; handles rape and homicide cases; works closely with supervisor(s) in solving difficult cases; follows-up and insures completion of all cases; conducts research and pursues clues, makes telephone calls, tracts criminal histories, secures existing information on suspects, etc.; apprehends and arrests suspects.

Answers business/bank complaints of theft, forgery, scams, bounced checks, embezzlements, bad credit and white collar crimes; alerts businesses and community of check forgeries, and short change artists; performs surveillance; obtains search warrants; works closely with Town and County attorney concerning legalities involved in certain cases and arrests.

Prepares facts, information, evidence and statements for court proceedings; secures witnesses and testimonies; prepares visual diagrams of the scene of crime as deemed necessary; performs extraditions; testifies in court when necessary.

Develops informative contacts and participates in covert operations; investigates and apprehends persons suspected of illegal sale, purchase or use of narcotics; may examine prescriptions and pharmacy's and physician's records to ascertain legality of sale and distribution of narcotics; arrests narcotic offenders; obtains statements for prosecution of offenders and appears in court as witness.

Performs surveillance; obtains search warrants; works closely with Town and County attorney concerning legalities involved in certain cases, arrests; contacts other agencies and law enforcement jurisdictions to exchange information, including but not limited to military, NCIC, FBI, DEA, ATF and other criminal history or intelligence resources; performs activities related to the enforcement of the Controlled Substance Act.

Patrol:  Patrols all areas of the town in police vehicles or on foot, including the town streets and businesses, checking for unlocked doors, windows and building security; makes business location and residential house checks for possible illegal activities.

Responds to crimes in progress; secures, defuses and resolves high risk felony calls;  secures crime scenes for evidence searches; makes preliminary investigation and interrogates complainants, witnesses and suspects;  completes complaint questionnaires;  performs case follow-up and assists with investigation activities as assigned;  makes arrests;  responds to calls for assistance;  controls traffic and enforces traffic laws and ordinances;  directs traffic, assists motorists, issues citations and warnings for D.W.I.’s, D.U.I.’s, moving violation and investigates accidents involving motor vehicles; prepares and submits accident, offense, arrests and other forms and reports as necessary.

Serves summons and subpoenas and keeps records of dispositions; escort’s prisoners to and from jail or from one location to another; subdues unruly prisoners when necessary.
 
Completes comprehensive reports of daily activities and enforcement actions; Prepares for court cases and testifies in court when required.

Cleans and maintains assigned fire arms and vehicles and other special equipment.

Community Oriented Policing (COP):  Plans, organizes, and implements various programs for special target populations of the community as needed to address needs, concerns, and issues pertaining to crime prevention and public relations.

Develops or implements program(s) unique to elementary, Junior High and High schools; focus on safety, drug awareness, alcohol (DWI), etc.; conducts lectures, workshops, classes or gives presentations related to criminal activity within the schools to assist school officials; educates participants and youth regarding law enforcement practices;  demonstrates specialized equipment explains efficiency and effectiveness of the same;  attends school functions to monitor student activities.

Organizes and establishes neighborhood watch areas; conducts community watch meetings with concerned citizens upon request; educates public regarding effective action through organized community efforts.

Performs departmental public relations functions; conducts tours of the department; delivers public speeches at community gatherings, church meetings, civic meetings, schools, etc.

Participates as member of special task forces or cooperative agency programs related to gang activity and other high profile situations and concerns.

Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 Education and Experience: Graduation from high school; plus, six months (6 mo.) of specialized training provided through formal academic courses, formal supervisory training provided through in-service, professional workshops or P.O.S.T. certifications;
AND One (1) year of law enforcement experience as a municipal, county, or state officer;
OR An equivalent combination of education and experience;

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of Taos and its street systems; modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment; applicable Federal, State, County, and Town laws and ordinances and departmental rules and regulations; hazardous waste classifications and emergency procedures related to control, containment and confinement; basic principles of law enforcement administration; basic investigative procedures and practices; legal liabilities associated with arrest and law enforcement; court room procedures and laws of evidence;  computer literate in the use of Microsoft Word, etc.

Skill in the use of firearms, the operation of police vehicles and other specialized equipment including breathalyzers, radar units, police batons and restraining devices.

Ability to react effectively in emergency and stress situations; ability to exhibit imagination, initiative and problem-solving capability in coping with a variety of law enforcement situations; follow standard safety practices and procedures common to law enforcement work; perform work requiring good physical condition; teach and communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.

Special Qualifications:
Must be clear of a prior criminal record. Must possess a valid New Mexico State Driver's License.  Must maintain firearm proficiency.  Must maintain law enforcement certification by completing annual training requirements.

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, 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.

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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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