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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.


RECREATION SPECIALIST I (Three Temporary)
Internal & External

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following three (3) temporary positions with a sunset date of April 02, 2018.

VA#17-18-09
Job Title: Recreation Specialist I
Recreation Department
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $8.59
Opening Date: September 27, 2017
Closing Date: Open until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE

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

SUPERVISION RECEIVED 

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

SUPERVISION  EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

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

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

Performs general custodial, landscaping and janitorial duties throughout facilities, grounds and restrooms including maintenance, repairs, cleaning and disinfecting for bacteria, viruses, mold and fungi.  May be required to handle hazardous chemicals and materials related to pools, grounds, and facilities environments; fixes tables and chairs, etc.; removes snow and ice, applies ice melt; picks up litter; collects and disposes of solid waste from buildings and ground including sidewalks and parking lots; uses a variety of specialized equipment and hand tools such as blower, weed eater, power sprayer, shop vacuum, hand drill, hand sander, chemical sprayer, bolt cutter; performs landscaping duties including planting flowers, watering flowers, weeding, raking, etc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

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

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

Special Qualifications:

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

Work Environment:

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

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

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS- If you feel you meet the education, experience and minimum qualifications for the position and you have the necessary drive and ambition to be part of the Recreation Department for the Town of Taos, please submit a complete Town of Taos employment application, to:  Town of Taos Human Resources Department, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM 87571 or via e-mail: employment@taosgov.com.  Your application must be complete, clear, and include the correct job title and announcement number.  Applications and any attachments become the official property of the Town of Taos and cannot be returned or reused after being submitted.  Applications will be accepted until the position vacancy is filled.

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LIFEGUARD I
Internal & External

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following one (1) part-time position.

VA#17-18-11
Job Title: Lifeguard I
Recreation/Aquatics Department
Classification: Non-Exempt
Hourly: $8.59
Opening Date: October 26, 2017
Closing Date: Open until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of entry level lifeguard, administrative, operations, maintenance and technical duties as needed to coordinate various day-to-day operations of the Swimming Pools including facilities and grounds.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under close supervision of the Aquatics Division Manager and/or supervisor on duty as assigned. Assignments are given daily and work is reviewed frequently.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Swimming Pool(s): Work is closely controlled and structured by supervisor.  Performs as first line lifeguard, must maintain complete awareness of surroundings keeping track of patrons and their positions in the swimming pools and performing potentially lifesaving rescues when the situation arises.  Participates in regularly scheduled in-service trainings and periodic conditioning exercises.  Protect swimmers and save lives.  Performs First Aid, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and utilizes Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) as required. 

Performs general customer services and problem solving, answer phones, educates patrons and citizens regarding operations, programs, policies, procedures, etc.; provides assistance to patrons; operates handicap lift to provide pool access for patrons with ADA requirements; operates cash register to accept fees and payments
Monitors and enforces patron compliance with established operating rules and regulations; prevents food and drink from being consumed in pool area; assures compliance with safety practices and procedures; monitors weather conditions for lightning and removes patrons from pools and showers when lightning is nearby; fits patrons with life jackets.

Assists in the maintenance of the swimming pools, related machinery, equipment and grounds.

Performs general custodial, landscaping and janitorial duties throughout facilities, grounds and restrooms including maintenance, repairs, cleaning and disinfecting for bacteria, viruses, mold and fungi.  May be required to handle hazardous chemicals and materials related to pools, grounds and facilities environments.

Removes bio-hazard materials (vomit, fecal matter, mucus, other bodily wastes, etc.) for the safety and well being of the public.  Follows protocol for dealing with bodily waste in the swimming pools, facilities and grounds.

 Assists in implementing various aquatics competitions throughout the year; participates and assists Water Safety Instructors (WSI) in teaching swimming lessons and water aerobics including all levels of swimming and lifesaving skills, following established Red Cross or nationally recognized lesson plans, to children, youth, and adults; creates, reviews and implements lesson plans; monitors activities during recreational swimming to ensure that safety rules are followed.

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

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school, or GED, or currently enrolled in high school, or currently home schooled AND Must pass preliminary swim test and be able to complete Lifeguard Certification (LGC) within a specified time frame.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of rules, regulations, policies, and procedures typical of a government agency or municipal swimming pools; general facilities and grounds maintenance; interpersonal communication skills; public relations; general water safety principles and practices.

Some Skill in teaching swimming/lifesaving skills to students of all age and skill levels; in monitoring activities and enforcing safety rules to maintain a swimming environment; maintaining records and preparing reports the use of office equipment, i.e., personal computer, phone, fax, cash register, adding machine, scanner, digital camera, etc.; various hand tools used in the maintenance of swimming pool equipment; common hand tools; pool testing equipment; power sprayer,; gardening tools, floor cleaner, basic math skills; English and grammar skills.

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

Special Qualifications:
Must possess Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid for the Professional Rescuer, Automatic Electronic Defibrillator,   Lifeguard Training and Preventing Disease Transmission, Blood Borne Pathogens certifications from the American Red Cross, or be able to obtain such within a specified time frame. 

Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs in a recreation indoor and outdoor environment with/without appropriate climate controls. Outdoor work is required in the monitoring of various programs, activities and other duties. Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, related to swimming, walking, standing, stooping, sitting, and reaching.  Exposed daily to wet and/or humid conditions, pool and cleaning chemicals or airborne particles. Periodic exposure to air borne and blood borne pathogens.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. Essential functions require swimming, talking, hearing and seeing. Must occasionally move up to 100 pounds.  Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exist. Must periodically push or pull in excess of 1,000 lbs. with the aid of rollers, lifeguard boards and related equipment.   Common agility, coordination and balance exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, listening, patience, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.  Periodic travel required in normal course of job performance.

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

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



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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#17-18-12
Job Title: Public Utilities Operator I
Public Works Department
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $11.73
Opening Date: November 6, 2017
Closing Date:  November 30, 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.

Work Environment:
Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching and lifting (moving up to 50 pounds and occasionally moving up to 100 pounds). Talking, hearing and seeing essential to performing required job functions.  Frequent exposure to changing weather conditions. Employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. Occasionally exposed to trench working hazards, Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking.  Daily local travel required in normal course of job performance.

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

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS- If you feel you meet the education, experience and minimum qualifications for the position and you have the necessary drive and ambition to be part of the 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 5:00 P.M. on the closing date listed above.

 

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LIBRARY SERVICES DIRECTOR
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#17-18-14
Job Title: Library Services Director
Taos Public Library
FLSA Classification – Exempt
Salary: Depending on Experience (DOE)
Opening Date: November 20, 2017
Closing Date:  Open until filled (First review of candidates on December 5, 2017)

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of executive and administrative duties in planning, organizing, controlling and directing town-wide public library services, including all aspects of public, technical and support service operations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Town Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Provides general supervision to all department personnel, directly or through division supervisors, including administrative support staff, or volunteer personnel either directly or through subordinate supervisors.

Manages department daily process; reports to library board as needed to communicate the direction of library services and promote change necessary to meet the demands and interests of a growing patronage; implements action plans to carry out designed strategies; establishes policies and procedures as needed; provides professional advice on library issues to supervisors; makes presentations to supervisors, boards, provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range library plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.

Manages and supervises library operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed; issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.

Prepares and administers budget for all areas under library department; orders all new and replacement equipment; 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 budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.

Prepares grant applications; prepares a variety of reports and maintains necessary operating records; directs fund-raising and development activities related to grants, donations, etc.; assures the financial stability of the library.

Develops and maintains effective community, municipal and media relations; establishes and maintains relationships and alliances as needed to promote and accomplish organizational mission and objectives, i.e. Friends of the Library; communicates official plans, policies and procedures to management, staff and the general public.

Oversees the creation of capital improvement plans; promotes the timely construction or expansion of facilities as needed to meet community interest for access and services; supervises the control of, and is responsible for, all materials and supplies used in the maintenance, construction and repair of the library facilities.

Participates in the development and promotion of library science and services through membership in state, regional and national organizations; influences the direction of the library sciences by lending expertise to large scale projects and efforts.

Oversees the selection and general collection of books and other items contained in the library; reviews major selection tools; approves library purchase orders; reviews books, periodicals and collections which are outdated or not used, and coordinates removal and disposition.

Conducts personal research to keep abreast of ever changing direction of library services and methods; promotes the implementation and development of technology and media options to enhance the quality of services and access to growing information centers.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from college with a bachelor's degree in library science, literature, liberal arts, humanities, or a closely related and Five (5) years of library experience, Two (2) years of which must have been in an administrative or supervisory capacity; or An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of theories, principles and objectives of library service; management concepts and methods related to team building, empowerment and participative leadership; library collection classification and selection techniques; information services and collection development; current trends and developments in library services; equipment and facilities required in a comprehensive library system; human resource management and principles of supervision; training and staff utilization principles; legal and political issues affecting library operations and management; budget development and fiscal responsibility requirements; resource development related to grants, donations, trusts, etc.; principles of negotiation and problem solving. Considerable knowledge of computer technologies affecting the future of library operations and services.

Considerable skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving; leadership and organizational behavior management.

Ability to direct the work of others; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; implement cooperative problem-solving processes; anticipate changing needs for services and facilities; operate personal computer and various software applications for word processing and spread sheet information; access e-mail and effectively function in a computerized communications environment.

Special Qualifications:
Must possess a state of New Mexico Librarian certification I, and II (MLS degree does not require certification)

Work Environment:
Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls.  Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting and reaching.  Talking, hearing and seeing essential to the performance of essential functions.  Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity also utilized in performance of daily tasks.  Occasional exposure to changing environmental conditions due to local automobile travel. Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.

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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