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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.


FIREFIGHTER
(Internal & External)

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

VA#17-18-06
Job Title: Firefighter I
Fire Department
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $12.69 - $13.46
Opening Date: September 14, 2017
Closing Date:  September 22, 2017

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; 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).

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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FACILITIES MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT I
Internal & External

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following two (2) full-time positions which includes an excellent benefit package; 100% major medical premium paid for employee with a choice of State of New Mexico Blue Cross Blue Shield, HMO & PPO or Presbyterian, State of New Mexico Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) Retirement, personal leave and holiday pay, employee development and training programs and much more!

VA#17-18-08
Job Title: Facilities Maintenance Assistant I
Facilities Services Department
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $11.73
Opening Date: September 20, 2017
Closing Date:  September 28, 2017

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Performs a variety entry level semi-skilled electrical, plumbing, carpentry, landscape, duties as needed to complete daily building and facilities maintenance, and parks and grounds maintenance, and event set up, event services and event strike.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the general supervision of the Buildings Division Superintendent, Supervisor and/or Foreperson or designee.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

  None

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

BUILDING SERVICES:  Performs maintenance and mechanical duties for assigned buildings and related facilities, furnishings, and equipment. The required duties may include painting, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry, cement work, heating & air conditioning system, roofing, and related work. Incumbents may work independently or with others as a team to accomplish specific projects.  Assists in skilled construction and maintenance activities related to carpentry, plumbing, and electrical.

Performs custodial duties and projects; inspects, and performs routine maintenance, cleans and sanitizes water fountains; restrooms and carpeting; empties trash cans; dusts; strips, waxes and polishes flooring; wash interior and exterior windows; cleans furniture.

PARK SERVICES:  Performs landscaping and manual duties necessary to maintain town owned parks and grounds. The required duties may include the operation of complex lawn mowing equipment; mows and trims grass, bushes and shrubs; assists in pruning activities on trees, shrubs and plants.  Performs maintenance to parks to include small buildings, pavilions, shelters, picnic areas, benches, bleachers, ball fields, tennis courts and nets, etcetera.  Assures proper installation and maintenance of playground equipment; conducts safety inspection of playground equipment

EVENT SERVICES: Functions as a team player to support meetings, conferences, social events, and deliver visitor services. Performs various facilities and environ maintenance duties; sets up and removes staging for convention events; assists in implementing computer setup, lighting and sound system needs of the convention center; sets up tables, skirting, chairs, AV equipment, refreshment stations, dance floor, stage, phone lines, computer stations, etcetera; performs after meeting cleaning. Assist in large venue set up and strike; sound, staging, lighting, park fencing, event waste management, parking attendant, etc. Performs general customer service; responds to public questions and provides information related to facilities operations, schedules and events.

Assists in the setup of special displays for Christmas, fiestas, festivals and other events; sets up banners, assists in the setting up of public announcement and speaker systems; assists in the cleaning and grooming of event environs to assure Parks attractive surrounds.

Participates in graffiti clean-up projects; collects and disposes of solid waste from buildings and grounds; picks up litter.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or General Education Diploma (GED) Two (2) years of experience in the performance of the essential functions as listed above.
  
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of OSHA safety standards related to carpentry, landscaping, operating of small power tools; safety practices in lifting and setting up heavy items. 

Skill in the use of power and hand tools and equipment, basic mechanical aptitude.

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and work alone or unsupervised, maintain safety and risk management standards; maintain effective preventive maintenance programs; keep operating records and prepare reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public; communicate effectively verbally and in writing in the English language.

Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid New Mexico Driver’s license. 
Must be available for 24 hour emergency call out.

Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs typically outdoor and indoor settings in the construction of various projects.  Tasks require a variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, and reaching.  Lifting requirements are frequently in excess of 50 pounds, and occasionally moves up to 100 pounds. Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate power tools and equipment. Essential functions require talking, hearing and seeing.   Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exist.  The employee will, on occasion, be involved in public events that attract thousands of out of town visitor and ticked attendees. Mental application utilizes memory for details, 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.

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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