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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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LIBRARIAN I CHILDREN’S
(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#16-17-22
Job Title: Librarian I Children’s
Taos Public Library
Classification FLSA: Non-Exempt
Hourly: $10.43
Opening Date: May 12, 2017
Closing Date:  Open until filled (First review of candidates on May 19, 2017)

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of entry-level technical and working level complex clerical duties as needed to expedite the delivery of public library services. Functional assignments may occur within any division, including fiction/fine arts, children/young adult, adult, non-fiction, circulation, periodicals or technical services processing, acquisitions or cataloging.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of a Librarian III, Associate Director or Library Services Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May provide close supervision to volunteer library staff on a project-by-project basis.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Plans, organizes and presents story time and craft time to children and youth; works with summer reading program; develops bulletin boards and other specialized activities for children and youth. Daily interaction with children and youth.

Participates in collection development activities and processes, may be assigned the lead on special programs;; may provide general training to public groups and organizations in explaining library programs and services.

Performs routine public service functions related to reference; receives and responds to detailed reference questions; utilizes all reference avenues of the library in searching and locating information and selection materials; recommends materials to patrons; initiates actions such as placing holds, calling on loans, etc.; provide simple training to patrons in use of computer to locate collection materials via internet, etc.; will monitor e-mail addresses to check for memos, directives and information.

Performs technical service duties related to cataloging; identifies book categories; creates call numbers and fiction cutter numbers; edits bibliographic records, creates labels.

Assists with collection processing functions; processes paper back and hardback books; processes audio visual materials, CD’s, videos, slides, pictures, posters, etc.; prepares book jacket coverings; assures proper labeling of collection items; assigns bar-codes, verifies bibliography records; mends materials as needed, makes recommendations to mend, bind or discard; processes library bindery orders, monitors status of orders, and verifies shipments, matches delivery slips with invoices and performs quality  checks;  handles rush orders to meet 24 hr. turn-around objectives; laminates posters, signs, etc.

Receives special assignments related to on-going monitoring of an assigned collection or special function (i.e., interlibrary loan, state publications); performs general collection upkeep and maintenance; repairs damaged materials, discovers and replaces missing items; may in-process new materials (i.e., periodicals/newspapers), assure proper labeling and completes computer documentation verifying collection status.

Performs regular upkeep on library equipment and machines, i.e., photocopiers, microfilm readers, computers; assures proper supply of paper, replaces toner, removes paper jams, etc.; provides general instructions to patrons in equipment operations.

Performs complete circulation support duties; checks books and materials in and out, assures proper sensitizing or desensitizing of coded information; verifies proper bar-codes, checks for damaged materials; retrieves book-drop materials; operates computer to enter and update patron records; identifies patron status in relation to obligations, i.e., fines, and communicates the same to patrons; follows established guidelines in allowing waiver of fines; issues library cards; operates computer to delete items from the collections.

Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from High School or AND
One (1) year of experience performing above or related duties; OR
And equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of library reference, circulation, cataloging and classification methods, practices and procedures; Dewey Decimal System; various areas of specialization of material related to different patron groups; reader interest levels; interpersonal communication skills. Some knowledge of various specialty routines, methods, processes and procedures related to circulation, periodicals, and technical services; software applications, i.e., Word Excel, Publisher, Explorer, Firefox and Chrome; various types of inter-related equipment, specifications and compatibility; specialized library system elements, i.e., OPAC, MARC records, subject headings, authority records, Boolean searching, etc.

Ability to perform general clerical functions quickly and accurately; understand and follow written and oral instructions and work independently in carrying out work assignments; adhere to a prescribed routine; operate various office machines and equipment; establish and maintain effective working relationship with fellow employees and patrons of all ages; communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Special Qualifications:
Must pass a computer literacy exam.

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 Public Library 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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LIBRARY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/TEEN LIBRARIAN
(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#16-17-24
Job Title: Library Administrative Assistant/Teen Librarian
Taos Public Library
Classification FLSA: Non-Exempt
Hourly: $13.19
Opening Date: May 23, 2017
Closing Date:  May 31, 2017

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of advanced level, routine administrative and technical clerical duties as needed to expedite the administrative, secretarial or clerical functions of the public library. Functional assignments may occur within any division, including fiction/fine arts, children/young adult, adult, non-fiction, circulation, periodicals or technical services processing, acquisitions or cataloging.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Library Services Director.

SUPERVISION  EXERCISED

Exercises close supervision over volunteer clerical, contract custodial or semi-skilled employees as needed.

EESENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Performs a full range of secretarial duties as needed to provide clerical support to department managers; acts as receptionist; answers phone and routes calls; takes and relays messages; provides information to inquiring parties; takes dictation and transcribes material into documents, letters, reports, memos, or other general correspondence; composes routine letters and informative notices; maintains various program and activity files, records and documents; prepares meeting agenda and takes minutes;  schedules appointments for staff; may perform secretarial duties for the Friends of the Library Board and Library Advisory Board.

Initiates annual budget development processes; provides administrative assistance in the collection of budget information utilized in the preparation of annual budgets; modifies previously approved budgets to reflect expected budget proposals and requests; coordinates final budget preparations with various division heads and Library Director; completes budget development as assigned; prepares and submits budget adjustment requests; monitors budget and various accounts status.

Performs general bookkeeping for the various department accounts, i.e., general fund, Friends of the Library, grants, memorial funds, etc.; utilizes check and balance system to verify accuracy of account totals and available financial resources; prepares daily purchase requisitions and vouchers; monitors accounts payable and prepares invoices; assures payables and billings are posted to the proper accounts; mails invoices.

Monitors and maintains daily time clock reports; reviews employee time cards and submits to personnel for processing; maintains record of starting and quitting dates for part-time personnel; monitors employee leave accrual and use to assure accurate leave accounting; prepares and distributes time sheets.

Monitors facility functions and needs in order to maintain normal environmental comforts; reports building and grounds needs to town departments; schedules services related to lighting, plumbing, heating, cooling, water pressure, roofing, etc.; coordinates with facility maintenance department to maintain building functionality; orders, inventories and tracks library, office and building custodial supplies.

Performs monthly cash management of copier; tabulates monthly revenues and prepares deposits; deposits money received with town treasurer’s office.

Serves as contact person to the public desiring to rent library facilities; reserves rooms and maintains calendar of events; receives rental deposits and fees and accounts for the same.

Acts as contract manager for special needs and services, i.e., janitorial, cataloguing, renovations, etc.; advertises for contractual needs, receives and reviews proposals; prepares contract documents; assess contractor performance, renews and terminates services as needed.

Collects data from various departmental divisions and programs; organizes information into reports and various informative documents; creates charts and graphs in PC applications; maintains records and report files; maintains schedules and check lists; performs general bookkeeping; credit card reconciliation, maintains office inventory, orders supplies, responsible for managing the community room policies/procedures.

Special library projects such as surveys, displays, etc. Works circulation and reference desk as needed, orders library and building supplies, troubleshoot – maintain public and staff copiers, order and keep track of periodical subscriptions. Manages social media accounts and marketing.

Serves as Teen Librarian; maintains Teen collection (orders and weeds), runs special programing for teens. Obtains funding to run teen programing.

Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school with course background in administrative assistant, general office practice and procedures; plus one (1) year of specialized training related to above duties; AND Four (4) years of responsible experience performing above or related duties OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge library system policies and procedures; of modern office practices and procedures; of grammar, spelling and punctuation; of modern filing systems related to alphabetical and numeric files; personal computer operations and various program applications such as the latest versions of Windows, Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, etc.; telephone etiquette, various office machines, i.e., ten key, copy machine, etc.  Some knowledge of administrative procedures; state procurement codes; of legal processes associated with the maintenance of public records and documents; interpersonal communication skills, bookkeeping and basic accounting.

Skill in use of Telephone, PC computer, calculator, fax and copy machines, postage machine, binding machine.

Ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment and to act resourcefully under varying conditions; organize, develop, and maintain filing and other record keeping systems; maintain confidentiality on matters associated with executive decision making, information, etc.; perform under stress of time deadlines, communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, elected officials and other agencies of the public; perform general bookkeeping; establish and maintain comprehensive records and files.

May be required to pass a computer literacy test.

Special Qualifications:
Must be knowledgeable in word, excel, publisher, works and accounting software
(Quickbooks).
May be required to operate a vehicle to run errands and therefore must possess a valid NM driver’s license.
May be required to be a notary public.
Preference may be given to Spanish language.

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 Public Library 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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PUBLIC WORKS 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#16-17-19
Job Title: Public Works Operator I
Public Works 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 works systems, including streets, water distribution, wastewater collection, landfill or related public works operations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

Streets: Operates specialized heavy equipment such as single & tandem axle dump trucks, road graders, cats/bull dozers, front-end loaders, backhoe, bucket trucks, snow plow and other similar equipment in the construction, maintenance and repair of various street department projects and sites.

Transports and deposits various construction materials such as sand, salt, gravel, dirt, etc.; performs hot mix patching, storm drain cleaning, repair and construction, snow and ice control, gravel street maintenance, street sweeping, cold mix patching, debris collection, etc..

Performs general maintenance functions such as painting crosswalks and curbs, raking asphalt, pouring and finishing cement; shovels materials at excavations and filling pot holes, sweeps gutters and sidewalks, tamps down dirt, etc.

Performs installation and maintenance of town signalization devices and street signs; prepares proper barricading for streets, water and related public works projects; performs traffic control at road construction sites and at road emergencies; picks up trash from along roadways, alley ways and public areas within Town limits; trims trees of limbs and branches obstructing signs and causing hazards; cuts trees with chain saws and feeds into chipper shredder and loads truck. Operate radio and 2-way communications.

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 progressively responsible experience in a field directly related to above duties; OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Some knowledge of drawings and specifications, grades, machinery, materials, and methods of constructing roads, bridges, drainage systems, culverts, etc.; safety standards related to road construction; hazards common to heavy equipment operation; equipment maintenance and repair; legal liabilities associated with street construction, maintenance and personnel management; civil engineering standards related to street construction and drainage; right-of-way laws and ordinances; basic computer operations and various software applications; basic civil engineering;  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., two and one-half ton dump truck with snow plow, water truck, chipping machine, dozer, bucket truck, stripping machine, street sweeper, street roller, tamper, backhoe, grader, forklift, jack hammer, compressor, saws, tamper, plate compactor, saws, pumps, aeroil propane kettle, compressors, sanders, generators,  common hand and power tools, shovels, mechanic tools, loader, scraper, semi tractor truck with trailer, asphalt 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 a valid state of New Mexico driver's license with appropriate CDL and “B” endorsement, or must obtain such within one year. May be required to become HAZMAT certified. Must be available for 24-hour emergency call out. Must become traffic control certified.  Must be able to lift 50-75 lbs. Must be willing to work on-call 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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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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FACILITIES SERVICES SPECIALIST
(Internal & External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for one (1) temporary position with a sunset date of June 30, 2017

VA#16-17-23
Job Title: Facilities Services Specialist I
Facilities Services Department
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $8.59
Opening Date: May 16, 2017
Closing Date: Open until filled (First review of candidates on May 24, 2017)

GENERAL PURPOSE

Provides a diverse range of general services in regards to the daily maintenance and cleanliness of all Town facilities.  Performs such custodial services activities as, plant material and hanging basket care 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 Facilities Custodial Maintenance 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 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; plant flowers and trees, trim and provide other care; operate and maintain irrigation systems. 
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.

Performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Education and Experience:
    1. Graduation from high school or GED
    2. AND

    3. One (1) year of general work experience related to one or more of the work areas described above.
    4. OR

    5. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

  2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    Some knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in buildings and grounds maintenance and cleaning; interpersonal communication skills; customer service.
    Some Skill in the use of building maintenance and lawn equipment, weed trimmers, electric motors, pumps; miscellaneous hand and power tools for maintenance, painting, plumbing, irrigation 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.  Ability to operate a ¾ ton truck and a gas powered water pump.

  3. Special Qualifications:
    • Must possess a valid State of New Mexico driver's license.
    • Flexible work schedule- (Shifts will be staggered over a seven day period and will not exceed 19 hours a week). 
    • Must be available for 24 hour emergency call out.
    • Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds overhead for a prolonged period of time.

  4. Work Environment:
  5. 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 lbs. 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 the position is filled.

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