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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.


FACILITIES MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST I
(Internal) & (External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for one (1) temporary positions with a sunset date of October 31, 2015.

VA#14-15-39
Job Title: Facilities Services Specialist I
Facilities Services Department
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $8.59
Opening Date: June 23, 2015
Closing Date: Opened until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE
Provides a diverse range of general services in regards to the daily maintenance and cleanliness of all Town buildings.  Performs such custodial services activities as, routine facilities cleaning and maintenance, light equipment operation, maintenance and repair, snow removal, 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 custodial duties and projects including but not limited to; vacuuming, sweeping, moping, waxing and polishing flooring and stairs; service, clean and supply restrooms; clean and sanitize water fountains;  empty  trash cans and replace liners, clean receptacles as necessary; clean windowsills and wash interior and exterior windows; maintain janitor closets in a clean, organized and safe manner. 

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.  Remove snow from sidewalks as needed.

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.
Assists other departments as needed.  Performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED AND One (1) year of general work experience related to one or more of the work areas described above. OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Some knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in building and grounds maintenance and cleaning; interpersonal communication skills; customer service.

Some Skill in the use of building maintenance and lawn equipment, including vacuums, carpet shampooer, floor buffer, 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.  

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.

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

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CHIEF BUILDING OFFICIAL
(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#14-15-20
Job Title: Chief Building Official
Planning, Community Economic Development Department
Classification: FLSA Exempt
Salary: DOE
Opening Date: January 22, 2015
Closing Date: Open until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE
To plan, organize, direct and review to operations and activities of the Building Compliance Division; to assume responsibility for implementing all Town activities related to setting and ensuring compliance with building standards including plan check, inspection, code enforcement and correction of hazards; to perform and/or supervisor the more difficult inspections; recommend on code changes; and to approve plans and specifications, as necessary.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative direction from the Planning, Community & Economic Development Director. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Exercises direct supervision over technical staff (building inspectors and building plan reviewers), as needed or directed by department director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Plan, direct, and coordinate the enforcement of local, state, and national laws and codes governing the construction of new buildings, adding to, and/ or altering existing structures within Town limits and possibly for other municipal governments through municipal agreements or memorandums of understanding.  Plan, program, direct and participate in all building service activities associated with residential and commercial building plan review, inspection, permitting, and ensuring compliance with building standards and the usage and implementation of permitting software, as well as municipal and state reporting of permitting and construction activities on a monthly or as needed basis. 

May include overseeing certified plan reviewers and/or other reviewers and inspectors for residential and commercial plumbing and mechanical and electrical plan review and inspections as a “full-service” building division.

Supervise the review of building plans for conformance with the code provisions.  Advise builders and homeowners on minimum standards of construction and materials.  Enforce applicable housing, historic preservation, and other local, state and national codes and ordinances in existing buildings, as specified by NM CID and Town ordinances.

Perform difficult inspections and assist staff in resolving technical questions relating to various code requirements. Perform the more difficult plan checks; perform energy plan checks; provide oversight to other plan reviewers and inspectors.

Establish system(s) to ensure consistency in the provision of recordkeeping, reporting and service provision within and between the department/division, other departments, and public officials; efficient and courteous customer service; records retention; public information requests; and streamlining the process of applying for permits and getting inspections.

Confer with architects, contractors and others concerning building code provisions and construction methods.  Provide pre-construction meetings with commercial contractors/agents/architects and advise them of local code requirements to ensure codes are met and that building applications, inspections, and certificate of occupancies are obtained in a timely manner.

Resolve disputes between the local municipality and contractors, as well as appear as required, before the Town Planning and Zoning Commission, Historic preservation Commission, the designated Construction Board of Appeals, the Town Council, municipal or district courts, or other such bodies of jurisdiction, as required.

Prepare complex reports, letters and newsletter; turn in required department paperwork in regards to recordkeeping for building inspections in a timely manner; keep calendar of scheduled inspections and coordinate efforts with director and administrative staff. 

Make presentations to the Town Council and other groups; explain division policies to the public, developers and builders.  Advise the Department Director, Town Manager, Director of Public Works and other department heads on building services activities and coordinate the issuance of building plan reviews, permit issuance, and certificates of occupancy.

Work cooperatively with department staff to accomplish the goals, objectives and priorities for the department; may assist in the preparation of the department budget and keep certain hours of operation in the office during the regular business day to assist customers as needed.

Develop and implement building inspection division goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the division with the department director.

Perform all other duties as required and assigned by the Planning, Community & Economic Development Director and/or Town Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

Education and Experience:  A minimum of five (5) years of experience practicing building inspections or as a licensed practicing contractor or having held a management position in a construction-related company or construction organization for at least 5 of the past 10 years, in addition to a minimum of one year of supervisory experience with a broad knowledge of the construction industry and applicable codes; including the State of New Mexico, federal, and local rules and regulations pertaining to building.  Preference will be given to those holding additional certifications and/or experience in residential and commercial plumbing, mechanical, and electrical plan review, inspections, or previous experience as a contractor in one of these specialized fields. License or Certification: Holds a current nationally recognized code organization certification as a certified Chief Building Official, or has held said license within the past 5 years and is eligible for reinstatement prior to employment, or is eligible to obtain said license prior to employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of all aspects of community development and their relationship to building inspection: International Code Council’s Codes, Standards,& Guideline, the New Mexico Construction Industries Division’s rules and regulations, and other applicable local, state and federal codes.  Principles, practices and methods associated with developing building standards, plan check and building inspection.  Engineering principles, concepts and procedures as applied to building inspection and plan review.  Knowledge of various building construction methods and materials.  Experience with budget preparation and administration.  Knowledge of the principles of supervision, training and evaluation.

Skill in the use of office equipment, i.e. personal computer; phone, fax, adding machine, copy machine, scanner, digital camera, permitting software, handheld devices, etc.; math skills; English and grammar skills.  Skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving with the public and other public officials as well as co-workers.  Public contact and speaking skills.

Ability to read, understand and interpret construction blue prints, plans and specifications.  Inspect and analyze standard building inspection and code-related problems.  Work effectively with builders, contractors and the general public.  Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.  Establish and maintain systems needed for control of work quality and quantity.  Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid NM driver’s license and attend Defensive Driving training every 24 months during employment and keep certifications required to remain a municipal certified building official in the State of New Mexico.

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 Planning, Community & Economic Development 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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MARKETING & TOURISM 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#14-15-36
Job Title: Marketing & Tourism Director
Public Affairs & Tourism Department
Classification: FLSA Exempt
Salary: Depending On Experience (DOE)
Opening Date: June 23, 2015
Closing Date: Opened until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE
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, including drafting policy proposals, programs, events, LTAB agendas, reports and business items; developing, evaluating and implementing tourism and marketing proposals; attending and participating in meetings on behalf of the Town, and completing other promotional, informational, marketing and event related  assignments.

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 staff as may be assigned on either an on-going or a project-by-project basis, and as requested, provides promotional and marketing direction for the Visitor Center and its staff and shall carry out the directions on specific programs/projects related to tourism, marketing, and other Town matters, as well as with liaison organizations with which the Town interacts. 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 Town marketing and tourism plan(s) 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 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.

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:

  1. 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,
  2. AND

  3. 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;
  4. OR

  5. 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,
  6. AND

  7. 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. 
  8. OR

  9. 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; advertising, marketing and public relations practices; public speaking, proposal development, creative writing and presentation skills; organizational dynamics; negotiation techniques; strong interpersonal group motivation and communication skills; principles of salesmanship; hospitality industry practices; desktop publishing; lead tracking and event booking software and, ideally, the functioning of tourism based economies.

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 of employment.

Work Environment:

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 education, experience and minimum qualifications for the position and you have the necessary drive and ambition to be part of the Executive 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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EVENTS, SAFETY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 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, 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#14-15-41
Job Title: Events, Safety & Emergency Management Coordinator  
Executive Department
Classification FLSA: Exempt
Salary Range: Depending on Experience (DOE)
Opening Date: June 30, 2015
Closing Date: July 13, 2015

GENERAL PURPOSE
Perform a variety of complex professional consultation and administrative duties to implement and maintain the overall Town of Taos Emergency Management, Safety & Health Program designed to provide a healthy and safe place of employment for all employees and to integrate good working safety habits into every aspect of Town of Taos activities and services.  Coordinate and participate in the event planning processes/activities for a public assembly/event.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under general supervision of the Town Manager, Chief of Police and Human Resources Director

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
May provide functional supervision to support staff as directed on a project-by-project basis.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR:

Essential Functions:
Conducts assessments, reviews and self-inspections.  Analyzes and interprets results, recommends, appropriate corrective actions, communicates results and follows-up on issues or concerns until completion. 

Develops, coordinates, facilitates and maintains Town of Taos crisis management policies and procedures and emergency operations activities ensuring adherence to the emergency management goals of: Protecting for restoration of services, functions, and facilitates as timely as possible; continuously assessing the effectiveness of the policies, procedures, activities and organizational structure and provide feedback for continuous improvements.

Serves as point of contact with federal, state, and local emergency response groups.  Develop relationships with local fire, law enforcement, EMS providers and local emergency management groups. 

Reviews and updates policies, programs, and procedures ensuring the inclusion of any new legal requirements.  Keeps abreast of changes to laws and regulations that impact the Town of Taos.  Utilizes best practices in emergency management and planning.

Reviews and investigates incidents, compiling findings and recommendations for corrective actions into summary report. Develops, implements, and coordinates Town and community-wide emergency training.  Prepare and deliver appropriate training to all constituents of the Town of Taos government, business and residential communities.

Works with all areas of Town of Taos to facilitate, implement, maintain and exercise an effective community wide business continuity plan that strives to reduce the possibility that Town of Taos operations will be interrupted in the event of a disaster. 

Participates in shared governance process as a committee member.  Provides technical knowledge on emergency preparedness and related issues, plans, and projects for implementation.

Assists with the design, development and implementation of: disaster preparedness plans and training programs, emergency operations drills, department level emergency and mitigation plans, and interdepartmental activities.  Routinely communicates emergency management preparedness measures to all constituents of the community.

Develop intergovernmental procedures for all special, routine, and community event procedures.

SAFETY OFFICER:
Essential Functions:

Implement, manage, evaluate and oversee the Town of Taos Safety & Health Program.  Assist Town of Taos management and employees to create and maintain an injury/accident free work environment and support continuing hazard detection, loss control activity, and safety training.  Provide professional and technical assistance to all levels of the organization in safety and health, federal OSHA regulations, state OSHA plan, NM Workers’ Compensation Act.

Develop, implement and maintain Town of Taos Safety Manual and coordinate with management to review and update when necessary or appropriate.  Participate in the planning, organizing, development and implementation of various Town safety and health policies.  Manage all Town of Taos Safety & Health Program recordkeeping and documentation: safety training records and reports NMSIF, worksite analysis/inspection records, accident/incident reports, injury/illness records, and OSHA Log recordkeeping and reporting requirements.

Create, develop and coordinate delivery of training programs to ensure Town of Taos Safety & Health Program policies are communicated to all employees and members of management.  Promote ongoing safety and health education to Town of Taos for new and existing management and employees.  Plan, develop and implement safety training for new employee orientation.  Communicate annual safety training requirements, provide quarterly updates on the number of training hours and maintain computer records on safety training of employees.

Measure and evaluate the effectiveness of the overall Town of Taos Safety & Health Program to protect employees against harm and maintain safe working conditions with reports and recommendations to senior management that reflect improved opportunities to eliminate workplace accidents and injuries.  Conduct and/or coordinate on-site inspections of Town of Taos departments to audit physical conditions and safety work practices.  Compile, analyze, interpret and report hazardous condition identification, recommendation for corrective action and department compliance with the Town Safety & Health Program, State & Federal with data driven reports/charts.

Performs other safety related duties as assigned.

EVENT ADMINISTRATOR:
Essential Functions:

Assists in the scheduling and booking of events.  Serves as primary department/facility contact with event client after contracting process is complete.  Coordinates exhibitions, trade shows, meetings, music, Plaza events, etc.  Reviews/inspects work to ensure facility is ready for use.  Conducts and coordinates pre-convention/event meetings to identify client’s expectations/needs. 

Collects pre-event information to ensure adequate space, personnel, equipment, etc. is available and to develop event services, and contracted divisions.  Develops/draws diagrams for event set-up.  Reviews/inspects works to ensure facility is ready for use.  Inspects to accept/reject set-up, equipment, materials, workmanship, etc.  Enforces rules/regulations concerning the use of facility and ensure adherence to contractual terms.  Confers with representatives of user organizations and contractors (i.e. clients, outside food and beverage, outside audio/visual and decorators).  Coordinates the facility/departmental operational services during events.  Compiles data/information for cash reports, cost estimates revenue estimates, etc.  Verifies all event invoices.

Writes/drafts routine correspondence.  Develops informational reports and maintain accurate data on events.  Organizes monthly division meetings.  Conducts and coordinates post/convention/event meetings to discuss any client concerns, issues, etc. that occur during the event.  Develop and make presentations to clients, service providers and represent division/facility/department as needed.  Reviews all pre-plans and timelines for accuracy.  Answers client, citizen and coordinator questions and provide assistance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:
Three (3) years of progressive work experience in emergency management and planning and business continuity, and some experience in safety and fire or police work. AND Certifications and training experience in areas of emergency management and business continuity planning.  Experience in public government is preferred. OR An equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Emergency Management and Continuity Planning (EMCP) Certified preferred or able to obtain in a timely manner.    
     
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge in the development and implementation of crisis management plans.  Knowledge in the process/procedures for interaction with professional leadership team during emergencies.  Knowledge in the methods used to manage emergency response operations.  Knowledge in emergency exercise design, implementation and management.  Knowledge of event coordinating and planning.  Knowledge of the Town practice, policy and procedures.  Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services.  Knowledge of marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques and sales control systems.  Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standards, rules and regulations to coordinate a safety program for a municipal government organization.  Knowledge of workers compensation laws and regulations to implement and coordinate requirements between an organization and insurance carrier, State and Federal agencies.  Knowledge of insurance requirements, risk management and safety practices.  Knowledge of Town Human Resources management methods and practices and employment law requirements (ADA, FMLA, EEOC, etc.).  Knowledge of Town departmental operations as they apply to safety and risk activities and applicable laws and regulations.

Skill in effective interpersonal and communicative skills.  Skill in effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through.  Skill in the application of regulatory requirements to ensure regulatory compliance.  Skill in maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials.  Skill in oral and written communication.  Skill the operation of personal computer to enter safety, workers’ compensation, training, and human resources related data into information management software programs, i.e., MS Word, Excel, etc. and any other programs the Town deems necessary; may create custom forms, policies, manuals, charts, and graphs. Skill in the operation of calculator, fax machine, copy machine, telephone, and audio/visual equipment for presentations. 

Ability to analyze a variety of safety and occupational health program issues and problems and make recommendations for corrective action; produce data driven reports to identify trends in workers’ compensation and safety compliance.  Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow safety professionals, insurance carrier, medical providers, managers, fellow employees, and the public. Ability to act in conscientious manner and keep information confidential and work independently to meet various time deadlines.  Ability to operate automobile.

Special Qualifications:
Must possess a valid NM Driver’s License.
May be required to maintain status as a NM Notary Public.

Work Environment:
Incumbent of the position generally performs in a typical office setting with appropriate indoor air quality climate controls.  Tasks require use of personal computer and application of ergonomic principles.  In addition, tasks require a variety of physical activities, which do not generally involve muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, and lifting.  Must be able to lift 25lbs or more.  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.  Periodic travel required in normal course of job performance. 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS- If you feel you meet the education, experience and minimum qualifications for the position and you have the necessary drive and ambition to be part of the Executive 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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