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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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Human Resources Director
Town of Taos

400 Camino de la Placita,
Taos, NM 87571
Phone: (575) 751-2009
E-mail: employment@taosgov.com.


PLANNING, COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 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, Lovelace 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#14-13-01
Job Title: Planning, Community and Economic Development Director
Planning Department
Classification: FLSA Exempt
Salary: DOE
Opening Date: August 01, 2014
Closing Date: Open till filled

Performs a variety of professional, administrative and managerial duties related to planning, directing, organizing, and controlling the Planning, Community and Economic Development Department, including planning, zoning, building, community development, economic development, grants and revenue development, marketing and tourism, business licenses, GIS, addressing, mapping, FEMA  floodplain management and building, property maintenance, municipal and animal code enforcement. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Town Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Provides general supervision to department professionals, supervisors and support staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Manages the day-to-day operations of the department; determines and delegates departmental priorities; develops guidelines and deadlines, initiates studies in long range and current planning/zoning issues, including development applications; initiates the development of  related ordinances, business regulations, the review of permits, computer studies, architectural designs, traffic, etc.; monitors project activities and progress to assure implementation of comprehensive plan; issues interpretations of town zoning, planning, building and related ordinances and regulations.

Directs personnel and delegates assignments; evaluates staff job performance and makes recommendation for any needed improvements; makes decisions affecting hiring, interviewing, job retention, advancement and discipline; responsible for conducting employee performance evaluations; participates in the recruitment and selection of department staff; develops and conducts staff training.  Ensure a safe and healthy working environment; abide by and enforce the requirements of the Town’s safety and health program and all applicable federal, state, and local regulations/requirements.

Serves as administrative advisor and liaison to Town Manager, Town Council, citizens committees, board of adjustments and planning commission, historic preservation commission; provides technical insight and recommendations related to determining planning and development policies, goals and objectives; receives directives, formulates implementation options and strategies, directs and conducts research, converts strategies to action plans with timetables and deadlines; allocates personnel and resources as needed to accomplish elected projects and programs.

Coordinate, schedule, attend, and conduct meetings of the Planning and Zoning Commission, Historic Commission, Arts and Cultural District and Main Street District, and any other relevant planning and economic development committees as directed, as well as attend Town Council Meetings when requested; attend training sessions and certification workshops and schedule staff for same; conduct public meetings and hearings as needed to solicit public input and apprise of policy and project options; educate the public through media, reports, public meetings and presentations.

Develop departmental budgets and monitor fiscal controls to assure conformity with established financial constraints; give final approval for department disbursements; participate in town-wide fiscal planning processes; administer Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) community hearing process and other state and Federal grant programs as assigned.

Assists in the identification of sources of funding related to departmental or Town wide projects; applies for grants; implements administrative processes as needed to comply with grant conditions; monitors grant compliance to assure effective working relationships with funding agencies.

Meets with public, developers, entrepreneurs, and contractors; discusses planning, zoning, and development issues; interprets information in town ordinances pertaining to department responsibilities.

Develop, organize and facilitate on-going, current and long-range comprehensive community planning processes and procedures for current and long-range needs; identifies alternatives for converting policy ideas into action plans affecting town development, expansion, transportation, economic development, tourism, community development and related public programs and infrastructure.

Responsible for and maintains a repository of relevant census, demographic and economic data necessary for community needs assessments, physical and economic development and provides such information to the development , media and at-large community in a manner that is readily accessible and usable.

The Director interfaces with the local and regional chamber of commerce, builders association, realtors association and other development and economic advocates in promoting a vigorous local economy and management of development in a manner consistent with the Town’s Comprehensive Plan and development codes.

Establishes and maintains good communication with a network of citizen governed neighborhood associations in order to assure a local system of public information and outreach, as well as accurate and timely two-way grassroots communication.

Oversees various special function areas and districts related to subdivision development, zoning proposals, annexations, land acquisitions, building permits, historic preservation, cultural districts, business improvement districts, special improvement districts, etc.; oversees studies relating to population, housing, socio-economic issues, business development, tourism, marketing, environment, recreation and transportation.

Coordinates research and program options with other town departments, other local governments and agencies, the county and state and federal agencies; directs or conducts feasibility studies; prepares a variety of reports related to project options and progress; reviews and updates ordinances affecting planning, zoning, development and related departmental areas; coordinates projects with other departments or governmental agencies.

Additionally, shall perform other duties and assignments as required by the position to effectuate the goals and responsibilities of the department, or as directed by the Town Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in land use planning, urban planning, public administration, business administration, environmental design, civil engineering or a closely related field from an accredited four year college or university. AND A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience performing the above or related duties with a demonstrated track record of successful project design and implementation, of which two (2) years shall have been in a supervisory capacity, and at least two (2) years shall have been in local government; OR A demonstrated track record of professional accomplishment that can demonstrate an equivalent combination of education or experience that the Town determines provides evidence of likely success in the above management position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of comprehensive urban planning, economics, sociology and community organization as it applies to urban planning; relationships between various factors affecting urban planning policy, such as economic, political, sociological, legal, etc.; zoning laws and comprehensive plans including their formation, process of adoption and enforcement research and statistical analysis and the evaluation of research data;   land use, zoning, federal, state, and local laws;  municipal operations and inter-departmental relationships of town departments; budgeting, accounting and related statistical procedures;  various revenue sources available to local governments including state and federal sources;  general office maintenance and practices;  management  and community outreach principles, business and technical writing;   interpersonal communication skills; public relations and public speaking. 

Considerable knowledge of principles of management, supervision and employee motivation, construction principles and codes, principles of growth management, economic development, community development, grant and revenue enhancement, recreation planning, cost benefit analysis, and SWOT techniques.

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 administer a large work program; analyze a variety of financial problems and make recommendations; analyze complex planning, development and zoning problems and make recommendations;  operate personal computer (Windows) in utilizing various programs to produce or compose formal documents, reports and records;  prepare and present budget estimates;  direct, motivate, develop, and evaluate subordinates;  communicate effectively, verbally and in writing;  develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

Special Qualifications:

CZO (Certified Zoning Official) certification must be obtained within two (2) years of date of hire.  AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) is desired. GIS proficiency with ESRI, AutoCAD and similar programs, Microsoft Project, Visio, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Word, and presentation, mapping, reporting, scheduling and public presentation software is strongly preferred.
Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico driver’s license or be able to obtain license within 30 days; also maintain insurability under Town insurance, defensive driver certification every 24 months and a clean driving record throughout employment as a condition of employment.

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 Finance Department for the Town of Taos, please submit a complete Town of Taos employment application, letter of interest, 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 the position vacancy is filled.

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BUSINESS MANAGER
(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, Lovelace 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#14-13-05
Job Title: Business Manager
Finance Department
Classification: FLSA Exempt
Salary: DOE
Opening Date: August 12, 2014
Closing Date: Open until filled

The candidate performs a variety of complex and high level professional, management and administrative duties related to analyzing, monitoring, managing, reporting, recommending and implementing improvements as regards the business-related functions of the Town (including the regional airport, water, sewer, transit, and parking enterprises), analyzing and recommending on rates, user fees, rents, fines and tax rate and structure; overseeing municipal investments, income and indebtedness (including loans, grants, CD’s, debt structure, real estate, rents and leases and taxes); establishing depreciation, replacement and  capital improvement schedules and instruments (for vehicles, infrastructure, facilities and equipment); assists in the preparation of the annual budget; conducts long-term investment, capital and financial planning; oversees the financing and reporting requirements of large capital projects; and may oversee or coordinate grants, loans, and other financial sources or obligations as they relate to the revenues, business aspects, enterprise funds, special events, or profitability of the Town and its projects, programs, assets and investments.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

The Business Manager works under the direction of the Town Manager, or will either coordinate with or report to the Finance Director on some levels, depending on the specific tasks, function, project or organizational need, as determined by the Town Manager and organizational chart. The Finance Director provides full oversight of the general accounting functions of the Town. The Business Manager oversees the financial performance of specific business and enterprise operations operated by the Town, and oversees long-term financial planning and revenue enhancement for the enterprise funds and the Town as a whole.

SUPERVISION EXCERCISED

May provide functional supervision to assigned administrative support staff and professionals, consultants, division heads of Town enterprise funds or other department heads and other assigned staff, interdisciplinary or inter-governmental teams  as may be assigned by the Town Manager on either an on-going or a project-by-project basis, and as requested. May serve as one of a team of staff or as the lead staff member to boards or commissions, such as the Regional Landfill Board, Airport Advisory Board, improvement districts

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

General Duties. Generally, serves to oversee the business functions of the Town, especially as regards the Town’s enterprise funds and regional services, such as the regional water treatment plant and utility, sewer treatment plant and utility, the regional airport and transit system

Business Manager. May serve as the Business Manager for the following:

  1. General New Mexico and federal rules with regard to special taxing or improvement districts, including business improvement districts (BIDS), special improvement districts (SIDS), the Town’s utility improvement districts, historic districts and historic tax credits, main street and arts and cultural districts;

  2. Special events, concerts and other productions sponsored by the Town or in partnership with the Town.

Investment Manager. May serve as the Town’s Investment Manager for assets, including cash, real estate, contracts, and the management of revenue generating properties and operations.

Revenue Advisor. Advises the Town with regards to all sources of revenue generation, such as rents, leases, user fees (parking rates, landing fees, fines, development fees, permit and license fees, etc.) GRT tax rates, property taxes, utility rates (water, sewer, garbage).

Debt. Analyzes and advises on debt structure and potential restructuring or refinancing, including timing and interest rates.

Financing. Analyzes, plans, solicits, compares competitive alternatives and structuring, recommends and implements long-term financing on behalf of the Town for public projects, including bonds, loans, and other instruments for infrastructure, facilities, vehicles and other public projects. May meet with commercial financial institutions, public financing agencies, such as NMFA, MFA, HUD, 

Capital Improvements Plan. Responsibility for establishing, monitoring and financing the Town’s annual and long-term replacement, depreciation and capital improvements schedule.

Grants. May oversee the Town Grants and Revenue Development Coordinator and the procurement, monitoring, reporting, compliance and evaluation of the

Financial and Project Analysis. Responsible for performing return-on-investment (ROI), cost-benefit, feasibility, financial, qualitative and quantitative analysis and other reviews, reports and analysis of existing and proposed projects, services, investments, facilities and financing proposals.

Public and Internal Reporting. Prepares, maintains and distributes data bases, information, documents and reports on financial and qualitative performance information with regards to the Town, individual profit centers, programs, projects, contracts or other subcomponents, consistent with internal need by department heads, project teams, contractors and vendors, the Town Manager, Mayor and Council or the press or the public. Prepares and makes presentations to the Council, Management Team, the public or industry and community organizations or other bodies as required.

Representation. Represents the Town in cooperative national, state, regional and public-private partnerships involving enterprise fund projects, regional utilities and services, rate setting or long-term financial commitments.

Budgeting. Assists in the preparation, analysis and presentation of the Town’s annual budget and its components by program and department, including performance indicators for the prior year as well as recommended adjustments or improvements. May also assist in program and project performance evaluation and reporting internal and to the Council on a periodic basis.

Audits, Reporting and Compliance. Assists the Town Finance Director in preparing for the annual audit, regulatory requests and reporting, and compliance tracking and reporting to various state and federal agencies.

Networking. Develops and maintains a positive relationship with other governmental regulatory and reporting agencies (including NM DFA, NM State Auditor, etc.) department heads and elected officials; governmental project partners, vendors, contractors and suppliers; funding sources, financing sources and  investment entities, including chambers of commerce, the press and trade associations

Software. Incumbent operates personal computer and various software applications, i.e., Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, Power Point, Outlook, Project, Visio, etc.) Adobe, AutoCAD, or other scheduling, tracking, reporting, data base, spreadsheet, presentation and project development, management and tracking software as needed.

Other duties and responsibilities. Performs all other duties as required and assigned by the Town Manager and/or Finance Director. Works in close coordination with the Finance Director and the general accounting and finance staff of the Town to ensure the financial solvency and accountability of all Town functions

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Education and Experience:

    1. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, public administration or finance, economics, architecture, civil engineering, project management, or similarly applicable field is required. A Master’s Degree in a similar field is highly desirable;
    2. AND

    3. A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, public administration or finance, economics, or civil or public works project management, three (3) years of which experience shall be in a management position with a government agency, or in a corporate setting with your primary job duty as being responsible for handling assigned accounts for a government client or government funded projects, preferably as the account or project principle or manager.
    4. OR

    5. An equivalent combination of education, professional certifications and hands-on deemed by the Town to enable the incumbent to perform the required duties at an acceptable level to ensure success.


  2. Special Qualifications:

    1. Professional affiliation with and/or certification/licensing by an applicable national accrediting agency with on-going continuing education requirements is highly desirable a a demonstrated measure of professional commitment.

    2. State or national certification as a CPA, public finance manager, procurement officer and other similar certifications, are highly desired.

    3. Should be well versed in public and private financing mechanisms and institutions for public projects, including, NM Finance Agency NM Mortgage Finance Agency, CDBG, USDA, HUD, FmHA, various bond and loan instruments, lenders and markets, terms and conditions.

    4. Must possess and maintain a valid NM driver’s license or be able to obtain license within 30 days: also maintain insurability under the Town’s insurance, defensive driver certification every 24 months and a clean driving record throughout employment as a condition of employment. 

    5. Must be able to be bonded at the time of hire and as a condition of continued employment, as well as submit voluntarily to a pre-employment criminal, credit, employment, drug, physical and general background check.


  3.  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  4. Knowledge of purposes, principles and practices of municipal government; public accounting and finance, managing public investments; taxation (including the calculation and reporting of NM GRT’s, Lodgers and property taxes); federal, state and local governmental budgeting, reporting and procurement requirements; the budgeting, financing, monitoring and management of civil engineering and public works project;, the financing and oversight of public utilities (including transit, airport, water and sewer); familiarity with public financing mechanisms (including bonding, taxation and improvement or special taxing districts); the preparation and implementation of capital improvement and replacement schedules; accounting and project management software; presentation, tracking and reporting software, tax credits and special taxing or improvement districts; contract negotiation; New Mexico and Town of Taos procurement and bidding requirements.

    The ability to analyze, project and establish utility rates and costs and to set user fees; such as parking rates, garbage collection rates, rents, recyclable costs, fines, development fees, permit costs, etc. 

    The ability to prepare and interpret contracts, competitive bids, analyze investment and performance reports, profit and loss statements, scopes of work, project and materials schedules, inventory management reports and to read blue prints, site plans, deeds and other project, bid or contract-related supporting documentation.

    Skill in the use of office equipment, i.e. personal computer; phone, fax, adding machine, copy machine, scanner, digital camera, etc.; math skills; English and grammar skills. Skill in the art of delegation, time and resource management, diplomacy, networking, coalition, team and consensus building, as well as cooperative problem solving.

    Ability to draft and implement policies, bids, contracts, ads, presentations, proposals, reports, documents and agreements, to analyze a variety of department, facilities, project and program issues and problems, feasibility, efficiency and cost-benefit studies, and to make recommendations; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with professionals, executives (public and private) department heads, co-workers and the public; work independently and deal effectively with stress caused by work load and time deadlines; maintain confidentiality when required; detailed, disciplined, energetic, responsive, proactive self-starter who exercises initiative and independent judgment and is able to act resourcefully under varying conditions; text and email, use social media and  operate automobiles .

  5. Work Environment:
  6. Incumbent of the position generally performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls.  Tasks require a variety of physical activities, which do not generally involve muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching and lifting up to 25 lbs.  Regular talking, hearing and seeing required in the normal course of performing the job.  Common eye, hand and finger dexterity required to perform some essential functions.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, listening, patience, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.  Frequent 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 Finance Department for the Town of Taos, please submit a complete Town of Taos employment application, letter of interest, 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 the position vacancy is filled.

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GRANT AND REVENUE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
(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, Lovelace 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#14-13-02
Job Title: Grant and Revenue Development Coordinator
Executive Department
Classification: FLSA Exempt “At-Will”
Salary: DOE
Opening Date: August 01, 2014
Closing Date: Open until filled

The candidate performs a variety of complex and high level professional, management and administrative duties related to researching, developing, submitting, advocating for and monitoring sources of revenue enhancement for the Town, intergovernmental entities and community non-profits, as assigned by the Town Manager. Incumbent performs management functions for the Town Manager and works in conjunction with the Finance Director, Business Manager, Director of Planning, Community and Economic Development and the Director of Tourism and Marketing as needed, including drafting policy proposals, programs, agenda items, attending and participating in key meetings on behalf of the Town, and completing other issue-oriented assignments as deemed appropriate by the Town Manager.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Town Manager, but may be assigned to work under the Business Manager, Finance Director or Planning, Community and Economic Development Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May provide functional supervision to assigned administrative support staff, volunteers and other assigned staff as may be assigned on a project-by-project basis and, as requested, works with or may supervise staff or volunteers of other cooperating governmental or non-profit entities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Develops, implements and evaluates a revenue development strategy, long-term plan and individual initiatives to sustain and increase existing and future Town revenues.

Identifies and researches specific funding proposals and RFP’s issued by federal, state and local governments, prepares appropriate submissions, with the approval of the Town Manager and governing body.

Identifies corporate sponsors, foundation and private support for specific Town and community projects and events, as needed.

May participate in, oversee or direct specific long-term funding raising or capital campaign efforts for the Town and community, as assigned.

Maintains a grant tracking schedule for all programs and departments and develops and implements a grant performance monitoring and evaluation system to determine the ROI and effectiveness of the project and the public investment.

Monitors through Finance and department managers all Town secured federal and state grants for compliance with grant specifications and conditions; develops periodic reports and reviews of program impact and progress; distributes reports to department and project managers, the Town Finance Director, Town Manager, Town Council, and awarding agencies as necessary.

Tracks and verifies in-kind and cash match contributions as well as administrative and indirect cost allocations on all grant funded projects, including volunteer hours
                                                             
Directs or causes to be implemented a schedule of grant or fund reporting and evaluation; grant monitoring and administration.

Makes recommendations and implements submissions for interim amendments, extensions or revisions and supplemental reporting.

Operates personal computer for the development and maintenance of grant fiscal records and history; creates and maintains budget spreadsheets; may be asked to review reimbursement requests for compliance with grant and funding source conditions and secures grant matching funds or advances through the Finance Department as needed to assure availability of funds and compliance; maintains project information as needed to verify and validate draws against grants; maintains various files and records of grant documentation.

Coordinates with the Procurement and Accounts Payable offices to ensure that all grant requirements are met in the processing of Bids, RFPs, etc. in conformance with the terms of the funding.

Coordinates with various organizations, government agencies, and/or institutions offering grants and funding assistance, i.e., State of New Mexico (CDBG Grants), New Mexico Finance Authority, Forest Service, Federal Aviation Administration, Economic Development Authority, etc.; attends meetings to be apprised of grants and provide input for Town interests.

Meets with Town department heads, the Town Manager, Finance Director and Business Manager periodically to identify capital and operational needs and to research, propose, coordinate the implementation of and evaluate the performance of revenue enhancement initiatives.
                                                                                                                                         
Develops and maintains appropriate local, regional and national contacts at governmental, foundation, non-profit, corporate and other funding sources.
                                                                                                                                
Represents the Town in cooperative national, state, regional and industry specific revenue development or enhancement efforts, conferences and lobbying efforts, as directed.

Works with the Finance Department and Town Clerk in regards to grants and regulatory reporting, audit requirements and public information requests.

Provides periodic performance and status reports to the Town Manager, Finance Director, Business Manager, Mayor, Council, media, and the public, as directed or appropriate.
                                                                       
Incumbent operates personal computer, copier, camera and various software applications, i.e., Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, Power Point) Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, PageMaker, Scheduler Plus, or other scheduling, project and grant tracking software as needed to establish databases, communication documents, illustrations, publications, etc. to produce professional reports, proposals, funding responses and presentations.

Performs other duties as required by the Town Manager.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in planning, economics, public administration, marketing, or a closely applicable field. A Master’s Degree in a related field is desirable.
AND Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a public or private setting with responsibility for grant writing, fundraising, capital campaigns, financial or grant management, capital improvements programs, or other public and/or private revenue development. A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in public government in a grant writing and reporting capacity is strongly preferred and experience in revenue enhancement within an existing governmental or corporate structure id highly desirable.
Demonstrated successful track record of obtaining operational and capital grants from public and private source and a history of repeat awards with a diverse range of funding sources. Familiarity with federal and New Mexico funding sources and lobbying regulations as well as proficiency with the CDBG process is highly desirable. OR An equivalent combination of education and experience that the Town deems as satisfactory to ensure success at the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of purposes, principles and practices of municipal government; public affairs issues management; grant writing, public funding at the federal, state and local level, must be able to research and identify grants

and sources of funding, prepare and submit grants and funding proposals, maintain an applicable network of professional contacts and relationships,

Skill in the use of office equipment, i.e. personal computer; phone, fax, adding machine, copy machine, scanner, digital camera, etc.; math skills; English and grammar skills.  Skill in obtaining or developing required demographics, statistics, photos and background documentation necessary to complete funding applications.

Skill in oral and written presentation in support of funding proposals. Skill in ability to provide technical support to other departments and agencies in developing and monitoring proposals.

Ability to draft policies, proposals, reports, documents and agreements; analyze a variety of program issues and problems and make recommendations; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with professionals, executives (public and private) department heads, co-workers and the public; work independently and deal effectively with stress caused by work load and time deadlines; maintain confidentiality when required; detailed, disciplined, energetic, responsive, proactive self-starter who exercises initiative and independent judgment and is able to act resourcefully under varying conditions; use radios and pagers; operate automobiles .

Special Qualifications:

Must possess and maintain a valid NM driver’s license or be able to obtain license within 30 days; also maintain insurability under Town insurance, defensive driver certification every 24 months and a clean driving record as a condition of employment.

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 Finance Department for the Town of Taos, please submit a complete Town of Taos employment application, letter of interest, 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 the position vacancy is filled.

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DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND TOURISM
(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, Lovelace 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#14-13-03
Job Title: Director of Marketing and Tourism
Executive Department
Classification: FLSA Exempt
Salary: DOE
Opening Date: August 01, 2014
Closing Date: Open till filled

The candidate performs a variety of complex and high level professional, management and administrative duties related to promoting the Town and region as a tourism destination and developing and overseeing the implementation of sophisticated multi-media marketing campaigns to promote tourism.  Incumbent performs management functions for the Town Manager, the Director of Planning, Community and Economic Development and the Lodgers Tax Advisory Board (LTAB), including drafting policy proposals, programs, events, LTAB agendas, reports and business items; developing, conducting and evaluating tourism and special events, including concerts, festivals, cultural and historical celebrations and tours; attending and participating in meetings on behalf of the Town, and completing other promotional, informational and event related  assignments as deemed appropriate by the strategic plan or the Town Manager.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

The Tourism and Marketing Director works under the general supervision of the Town Manager, or as assigned by the Town Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May provide functional supervision to assigned administrative support staff, volunteers and other assigned staff as may be assigned on either an on-going or a project-by-project basis, and as requested, supervises the Visitor Center and its staff and shall carry out the directions of the Town Manager on specific programs/projects related to tourism, marketing, promotional and public events, economic development and other Town matters, as well as with liaison organizations with which the Town interacts in the Taos community. Serves as staff to and coordinates the functions of the Lodgers Tax Advisory Board and its subcommittees.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Oversees the operation, staff and programs of the Taos Visitors Center; including staffing, volunteers, budgeting, and development and display of promotional materials.

Develops, implements and evaluates the Taos strategic marketing plan and initiatives, as approved by the Manager and Town Council, to sustain and increase Town tourism; including serving as a key facilitator in a SWOT analysis, as it relates to tourism.

Develops, implements and monitors an integrated multi-media marketing, advertising, and public relations strategy and tactics, identifies target demographics, monitors competition, and implements adjustments as needed.

Oversees the development, review and distribution of fulfillment pieces, web site(s), social media, media releases, etc. as they relate to tourism, marketing and events for the Town.

Develops and manages advertising, marketing, and tourism budgets, including the Visitor’s Center and tourism-related special events, monitors and approves expenditures for all programs, campaigns, media buys and events under the responsibility of or as assigned to the incumbent.

Obtains and tracks tourism-related statistics, such as occupancy, web hits, readership, unique visits, event attendance, Lodgers Tax collections, etc. and prepares and circulates monthly, quarterly and annual reports identifying tourism sector performance, trends, marketing and event ROI.

Develops and maintains appropriate local, regional and national media connections and develops and maintains industry and governmental networking, communication and cooperation.
                                                                                                                                             
Conceives, plans, develops, promotes, tracks the impact of, evaluates, creates budgets for, recruits talent, vendors and contractors, coordinates logistics, sponsorship, financing, liaisons with promoters and producers, and coordinates the public safety elements of Town and regional special events, concerts, tours, celebrations, traditional, historical and cultural events that promote tourism, business development or enhance the downtown and general quality of life of the community.

Coordinates with existing community organizations for such traditional annual events as the Pow Wow, Rodeo, Fiestas, Solarfest, etc.

Represents the Town in cooperative national, state, regional and industry promotional efforts

Develops and maintains a positive relationship with tourism industry businesses in the Town and region individually and collectively, such as hotels, ski resorts, outdoor adventure providers, bed and breakfasts, museums and galleries, wineries and breweries, restaurants, transit providers, travel agencies, tour operators.

Incumbent operates personal computer and various software applications, i.e., Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, Power Point, Outlook, Project, Visio, etc.) Adobe (Illustrator, PhotoShop, PageMaker, Scheduler Plus, or other advertising, scheduling and project development, management and tracking software, etc., as needed to establish databases, communication documents, illustrations and publications.

Performs all other duties as required and assigned by the Town Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, journalism, public relations, economics, or an applicable field. A Master’s Degree in a related field is desirable, AND Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in marketing, advertising, journalism, public relations and/or related positions of which three (3) years of experience shall be in a government, corporate community, resort or tourism-based community, or as your primary job duty have been responsible for handling assigned accounts for a government or a government funded tourism campaign, preferably as the account principle or project leader for campaign design and implementation; OR Graduation from a state or industry recognized certificate program in tourism, hospitality, public information, marketing, graphic design and layout, journalism, writing, or other applicable technical area, AND Five (5) years of high level professional experience working independently or as the lead person in marketing, advertising, journalism, public relations and/or related positions in designing and implementing marketing, tourism or public relations/information campaigns for a government or government agency, government funded program, or a resort or corporate community. OR An equivalent combination of education and experience that is deemed by the Town to enable the incumbent to perform the required duties at an acceptable level to ensure success.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of purposes, principles and practices of municipal government; public affairs issues management; advertising, marketing and public relations practices; public or platform speaking, proposal development, creative writing and presentation skills; organizational politics; negotiation techniques; strong interpersonal group motivation and communication skills; principles of salesmanship; hospitality industry practices; desktop publishing; lead tracking and event booking software. Knowledge of food and catering industry and alcohol service requirements.  Knowledge in photography and typography.

Skill in the use of office equipment, i.e. personal computer; phone, fax, adding machine, copy machine, scanner, digital camera, etc.; math skills; English and grammar skills. Skill in the art of diplomacy, networking, coalition and consensus building and cooperative problem solving.

Ability to draft and implement policies, ads, marketing campaigns, proposals, reports, documents and agreements; analyze a variety of program issues and problems and make recommendations; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with professionals, executives (public and private) department heads, co-workers and the public; work independently and deal effectively with stress caused by work load and time deadlines; maintain confidentiality when required; detailed, disciplined, energetic, responsive, proactive self-starter who exercises initiative and independent judgment and is able to act resourcefully under varying conditions; text and email, use social media and  operate automobiles .

 Special Qualifications:

  1. Professional affiliation with and/or certification/licensing by applicable national trade associations is highly desirable as a demonstrated measure of professional commitment.

  2. Continuing education in the profession through active and regular participation in industry association, governmental or educational institution professional development programs.

  3. Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico driver’s license or be able to obtain license within 30 days; also maintain insurability under Town insurance, defensive driver certification every 24 months and a clean driving record throughout employment as a condition employment.

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 Finance Department for the Town of Taos, please submit a complete Town of Taos employment application, letter of interest, 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 the position vacancy is filled.

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