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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.


LIFEGUARD I
(Internal) & (External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following two (2) part-time position.

VA#18-19-04
Job Title: Lifeguard I
Recreation/Aquatics Department
Classification: Non-Exempt
Hourly: $10.54-$10.85
Opening Date: August 28, 2018
Closing Date: September 14, 2018 (1st review on 9/5/18)

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 lifesaving 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 schooled 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 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.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

If you feel that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position and that you have the necessary drive and ambition to be part of the Recreation/Aquatics Department please submit a completed Town of Taos application, to: Town of Taos Human Resources Department, 400 Camino De La Placita Taos, NM 87571. Your application must be complete, clear, and include the correct job title and announcement number. Applications and attachments become official property of the Town of Taos and cannot be returned or reused after being submitted. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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RECREATION SPECIALIST I THREE TEMPORARY
(Internal) & (External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following three (3) temporary positions with a sunset date of April 08, 2019.

VA#18-19-07
Job Title: Recreation Specialist I
Recreation Department
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $10.26
Opening Date: September 14, 2018
Closing Date: September 28, 2018

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of entry level administrative, operations, maintenance and technical duties as needed to coordinate various day-to-day operations of the Taos Youth & Family Center, Gymnasium, Taos Skate Park and Taos Ice Arena including facilities and grounds.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED 

Works under close to general supervision of the Recreation Division Manager, Recreation Specialist IV, Recreation Specialist III, or Recreation Specialist II as assigned.  Assignments are given daily and work is reviewed frequently.

SUPERVISION  EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Performs general customer services and problem solving, educates patrons and citizens regarding operations, programs, policies, procedures, etc.; assists to deliver presentations to school groups to promote upcoming activities and events; responds to citizen requests.

Facilitates and assists patrons in carrying out and participating in programs and special events, i.e., seasonal parties, seasonal celebrations, punt-pass-kick competition, baseball skills competition, “touch-a-truck”, hockey tournaments, dances, children parades, computer classes, community education classes, etc.

Assists with various office activities and duties; solicits and receives donations; distributes program information; monitors patron compliance with established operating rules and regulations; assures compliance with safety practices and procedures.

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; fixes tables and chairs, etc.; removes snow and ice, applies ice melt; picks up litter; collects and disposes of solid waste from buildings and ground including sidewalks and parking lots; uses a variety of specialized equipment and hand tools such as blower, weed eater, power sprayer, shop vacuum, hand drill, hand sander, chemical sprayer, bolt cutter; performs landscaping duties including planting flowers, watering flowers, weeding, raking, etc.

Researches, develops, creates and establishes new programs and activities.  Provides homework assistance, interacts constantly with children and patrons.

Documents revenues, helps to set up for programs and special events, sets up tables, chairs, dance floors, stages, lighting and sound system, water stations, etc.

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

General: Work is closely controlled and structured by supervisor to complete specified work assignments, deadlines and priorities.  Errors normally result in loss of own time to correct or check.  Quality of task completion is impacted by the need for accuracy related to repetitive tasks or operations. Performs first aid, cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and utilizes automatic electronic defibrillator (AED) as required. 

Remove bio-hazard materials (blood, vomit, fecal matter, mucus, other bodily waste, etc.) for the safety and wellbeing of the public.  Follow protocol for dealing with bodily waste in the facilities and grounds.

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

Ice Arena: Performs as a rink guard; assures compliance with safety and participation rules; monitors ice rink condition and may participate in maintenance processes; maintains skate blades and assures quality and sharp edges, prepares and adjusts stone, works with diamond tip to assure accurate cut, determines depth and measurements for skate performance and customer safety; performs general rink duties, opening team rooms, etc; maintains building and surrounding area; removes puck marks from walls using specialized chemicals; operates cash register to accept fees and payments; checks out rental equipment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school, or GED, or currently enrolled in high school, or currently home schooled;

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge rules, regulation, policies, and procedures typical of a government agency or recreation facility and the operating practices for city recreation and community education programs; general facilities and grounds maintenance; interpersonal communication skills; public relations; rules regulations policies, and procedures of the Town of Taos, Taos Youth and Family Center, Guadalupe Sports and Recreation Center, Taos Skate Park and Taos Ice Arena; basic legal environment related to safety and risk management practices and principles.

Some Skill in monitoring activities and enforcing safety rules to maintain a safe recreational environment; maintaining records and preparing reports; the use of office equipment, i.e., personal computer, phone, fax, cash register, adding machine, scanner, digital camera, copy machine, etc.; various hand tools used in the maintenance of recreation facilities and equipment; common hand tools; painting tools, floor cleaning equipment, leaf blower, power sprayer, skate sharpener; gardening tools, blower, weed eater, scissor lift, post hole digger, sledge hammer, palm sander, ladder, torch to burn weeds; the art of cooperative problem solving; basic math skills; English and grammar skills; audio visual equipment.

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

Special Qualifications:

Must possess American Red Cross Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automatic Electronic Defibrillator AED, and Community First Aid certification or be able to obtain within a specified time frame. 

Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs in noisy recreation indoor and outdoor environments with sudden temperature changes and frequent exposure to both heat and cold. Outdoor work is required in the monitoring of various programs and activities including extreme cold and wet conditions while monitoring and maintaining the ice and other duties. Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, related to skating, walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching and bending.  Exposed daily to wet and/or humid conditions, 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 talking, hearing and seeing. Must occasionally move up to 100 pounds. Must periodically push or pull in excess of 1,000 lbs. with the aid of rollers.   Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exist. Specialized agility, coordination and balance exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, listening, patience, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.  Occasional travel required in normal course of job performance.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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 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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FIREFIGHTER 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#18-19-08
Job Title: Firefighter I
Fire Department
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $12.69 - $13.46
Opening Date: September 14, 2018
Closing Date:  September 28, 2018

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of working level, technical duties as needed to protect life and property. Performs fire suppression, emergency aid, hazardous materials, and fire prevention duties. Maintains fire equipment, apparatus, and facilities.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the close supervision of the Fire Chief or designated shift supervisor.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Receives continuous classroom and field training in a wide range of fire prevention, E.M.S., and firefighting techniques, principles, and procedures; receives specialized training in salvage and rescue operation, emergency medical aid, civil defense, hazardous materials, disaster, downing, and other related emergency situations; participates in drills.

Responds to fire alarm signals; perform as member of firefighting team; responds to emergency calls by riding fire truck to scene of fire; manipulates various sized appliances, hoses streams; lays and connects water hose, hooks up pump, holds nozzle and directs water stream; raises and climbs ladders and utilizes other specialized equipment such as chemical fire extinguisher, SCBA's, encapsulated chemical suits, power saws; operates extension ladders in actual rescue situations and in regular training: uses various hand tools such as rope, axes, etc.

Searches in adverse conditions at fire scene, natural disaster, auto accidents etc.; rescue victims from fire and other danger situations; operates hydraulic rescue tool to achieve forcible entry.; renders first-aid and practices trauma management; perform basic life support to accident and fire victims; removes bodies and performs salvage operations.

Receives instruction on policies and procedures to conduct fire prevention inspections on various types of facilities; conducts inspections and advises residents or owner of necessary action to conform to standards; assists in performing fire scene investigations to determine ”point of origin” and cause of fire; prepares and submit a variety of reports related to inspection activities and suppression.

Performs general maintenance necessary to upkeep department building and equipment; sweeps and cleans station floors and rooms, makes beds, washes walls, floors, and windows; performs various maintenance tasks; i.e. paints, services equipment, cleans, polishes, tests, and repairs firefighting apparatus and breathing apparatus; services, maintain, and repairs fire trucks.

Assists in performing building inspections and pre-fire planning; attends public gatherings to insure observance of fire safety requirements, standards and regulations; conducts tours for interest groups.

Prepares various department records and reports; inspects fire hydrants; may instruct Boy Scout merit badge classes; participate in various public fire safety programs and presentations to educate regarding Fire prevention.

Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire facilities and equipment; clean and washes walls and floors; empties all garbage containers, cares for grounds around station; makes minor repairs; washes, hangs and dries hose; washes, cleans polishes, maintains and tests apparatus and equipment.

Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school, AND Six months(6 mo.) of full time work experience as a Fire Fighter; OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of firefighting methods, techniques, and procedures; firefighting types and varieties and their most appropriate and effective use; equipment maintenance and care; state and town codes, laws, and regulation, and ordinances related to fire prevention; fire vehicle equipment and apparatus; emergency driving techniques associated with heavy firefighting apparatus; emergency medical techniques and procedures and first-aid; Interpersonal communication skill.

Some Skill in emergency medical aid unit, fire apparatus, fire pumps, hoses, and other standard firefighting equipment, ladders, first aid equipment, radio, carpenter tools, painting equipment, cleaning equipment.

Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing: make quick and accurate decisions in emergency situations; develop effective working relationships with local elected officials, town merchants, subordinates and the public.

Special Qualifications:
Must possess a valid New Mexico Commercial Driver's License endorsement or certification of Emergency Vehicle Accident Prevention Program (EVAP/ class E). Must be New Mexico State Fire Fighter certified, Level 1, and NFPA 1001 standards. Must be Wildland Firefighter Certified, S-130, S-190, I-100. May be required to be SARA, Title III Certified (HAZMAT).  Must be able to successfully complete the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).  Subject to after hour call back for emergency response.  Must be able to work weekends as per shift schedule.  Must be able to work holidays as per shift schedule.

Work Environment:
Functions of the position generally performed in a controlled environment, but subject to all seasonal and weather extremes. Emergency response travel expected in normal course of performing duties. Many functions of the work pose high degree of hazard uncertainty. Various levels of mental application required, i.e.; memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving. Works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shod, and vibration. Continuous use of motor skills.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer requirements of the job change.

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 Fire 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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