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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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PROCUREMENT ASSETS 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#16-17-15
Job Title: Procurement/Assets Officer
Finance Department
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Hourly: $16.67 - $17.69
Opening Date: March 31, 2017
Closing Date: April 17, 2017 (First review of candidates)

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of para-professional and technical administrative duties that requires special training, experience, or knowledge as needed to expedite, monitor and coordinate town purchasing and procurement activities  in order to assure prudent expenditure of town funds. Customarily and regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment in relation to policies and/or general business operations of the position.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Chief Procurement Officer/Assets Manager and Finance Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Maintains involvement with various vendors and suppliers as needed to establish effective and profitable business relationships; negotiates with vendors, suppliers, and service providers for price breaks and volume discounts, expedited delivery dates and other needs in order to assure effective town operations.

Receives and reviews purchase requisitions submitted to the finance department; reviews for accuracy and quality standards; evaluates appropriateness of quantity; examines method of pricing; determines method and procedure for soliciting quotes, such as telephone, written quote, or formal bidding; assures effective utilization of purchasing authorization system; selects vendors and suppliers; issues purchase order numbers; assures strict compliance with the procurement code, Town policies and determines the application regarding various sections in relation to specific purchases.

Confers with department and division personnel regarding purchasing needs, specifications, quality, quantities, and delivery requirements of materials, services and products; may conduct coordinating meetings between division or department personnel and prospective suppliers to facilitate understanding of need and supplier capabilities; assists in the development and writing of Requests For Proposal(s) (RFP’s); initiates bidding procedures, publishes or announces RFP’s/Bids, controls the integrity of bidding/RFP processes, bid openings; reviews bid specifications and documentation, prepares bidding documents when applicable, determines opening date, assigns bids/proposals number, receives and records bids/proposals received; analyzes and evaluates responses to bids/proposals to determine lowest responsive and responsible offer which meets specifications and makes recommendation to Town Council for award.

Verifies availability of funds; assures proper use of codes and budget line item numbers; verifies proper supplier or vendors are utilized; makes recommendations related to product and supplier substitutions in order to save on cost or improve delivery.

Solves problems related to over-shipments, deliveries, shortages, changes, etc.; prepares correspondence as needed to obtain resolution; communicates policy and procedure changes.

Operates personal computer to access computer control and information system to document, post, track and manage the status of submitted purchase orders; provides ongoing status reports to various divisions and departments; monitors inventory status on standing orders and initiates or expedites replenishment orders and purchases as needed.

May investigate vendor’s ability to deliver the quality and quantity of products or materials in a timely fashion, build effective working relationships, and negotiate agreements or follow-up on problems related to specific orders or purchases.

Communicates policy and procedure changes; builds effective working relationships, negotiates agreements; follows up on problems related to specific orders and purchases.

Contract Management:  Manages the relationship between supplies/contractors and the end user including monitoring contract fulfillment on the part of the Town of Taos.  In some instances there is a need for us to commit a significant time to post-award activities.  It is very important that Bid/RFP terms, amount and conditions be carried over correctly through the cycle from the beginning (RFP/Bid) to council award to contract negotiation.  The Amounts and terms need to be monitored closely to assure that the contract never exceeds what Council approved.  The contracts also need to be maintained.  Follow-up is required when amendments/change orders, addendums and extensions are required.

Assets: Enters and/or electronically scans barcodes and updates asset information into FASGOV Accounting database; may perform  asset accounting and maintains accurate life of equipment for depreciation purposes; tracks all new purchases, all inter-departmental transfers, and all property disposals for all departments; prepare and tracks special database on sensitive items inventory; prepares ad-hoc reports on fixed assets for individual department requests.

Assists with the annual physical inventory and ongoing inventories by department of types of equipment of all Town assets as well as work with individual department heads to spot check inventories throughout the year.

Assists with capital asset audits in compliance with state, federal and GASB standards; monitors and assists finance and purchasing staff with internal controls, internal auditing and assures accurate posting of asset data.

Monitors and reviews individual inventory list for all terminating employees; obtains employee verification for returned property; notifies human resources and payroll for completion of exiting process.

Initiates sales/auction program for surplus property; prepares public notices and coordinates proper publication of surplus property sales.  Responds to public inquiries related to processes for bidding and/or acquiring surplus property; documents sales and final disposition of sold property.

Develops property tracking code system; creates property tags or labels to enable efficient tracking and identification of property.

Assists in the reconcilement and audit of Procurement Cards:  Audit and reconcile purchases associated with the procurement card activity.  This consists of audit control.   Follow-up is required with procurement cardholders with balancing, verification and purchase activity.

Fleet Fuel Purchases:  Assists if needed to audit and reconcile fuel purchases associated with the card lock system, this consists of audit control, assignment of fuel cars and PIN’s.  Follow-up required with cardholders, balancing and verification to reconcile with statements received from the vendor.

Vendor Management:  Maintain and control of vendor files including input of W-9 information and maintenance,

Reviews contracts and agreements to ensure compliance with state and local procurement codes and policies; administers cooperative purchasing agreements (SPD, HGAC, Small Communities, etc.); obtains and studies comparative prices and quotations; develops and maintains bidder list; safeguards confidentiality of privileged information; maintains professional relationships and cooperates with peers, community, and other professionals; maintains professional competence through individual training, in-service educational activities and appropriate self selected professional growth activities; meet deadlines and work on multiple projects; conducts training as necessary.

Other duties: 
Performs related duties as required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associates’ degree in Business Management Accounting Bookkeeping or related field AND Three (3) years of responsible experience related to above duties, preferably in governmental purchasing system; accreditation through the New Mexico Public Procurement Association or the National Institute of Government Purchasing preferred;
OR An equivalent combination of education or experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of various purchasing processes and procedures; principles common to effective and efficient procurement activities; cost analysis procedures; market pricing and cost control methods; personal computer operation and applicable software utilized in data base management activities; group processes and communication techniques; problem solving techniques and conflict resolution; basic bookkeeping and records management;  statistical analysis methods; standard office practices and procedures;  technical writing techniques;  interpersonal communication skills.  Operation of standard office equipment; mathematics and advanced accounting; interpersonal communication skills and telephone etiquette; public relations. 

Skill in the art of cooperative problem solving; in dealing with public and public relations issues; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with State, Federal, and other local officials, elected officials, subordinate staff, and Town residents; the operation of PC Computer, calculator, fax machine, copy machine, telephone, social networking, Microsoft Office and the financial software system (Incode) is preferred.

Ability to operate standard office machines; perform complex record keeping functions; exercise initiative and independent judgment and to react resourcefully under varying conditions; communicate effectively verbally and in writing;  work independently and deal effectively with stress caused by work load and time deadlines; establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, executives, professionals, vendors, co-workers and the general public.

Special Qualifications:

Preference in hiring may be given to applicants possessing accreditation through the New Mexico Public Procurement Association or NIGP – The Institute for Public Procurement.  Must be able to obtain all certification requirements under the State Statue provision within one year of employment.  

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 Finance 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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LIFEGUARD I
(Internal & External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following five (5) temporary positions with a sunset date of September 22, 2017.

VA#16-17-14
Job Title: Lifeguard I
Aquatics/Recreation Department
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Hourly: $8.59
Opening Date: April 18, 2017
Closing Date: May 01, 2017

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

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