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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.


PROCUREMENT/ASSETS OFFICER
(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#15-16-07
Job Title: Procurement/Assets Officer
Finance Department
Classification FLSA: Non-Exempt
Salary: Depending on Experience (DOE)
Opening Date: August 20, 2015
Closing Date:  Open until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of para-professional and technical administrative duties that requires special training, experience, or knowledge as needed to expedite, monitor and coordinate town purchasing and procurement activities  in order to assure prudent expenditure of town funds. Customarily and regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment in relation to policies and/or general business operations of the position.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Chief Procurement Officer/Assets Manager and Finance Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Maintains involvement with various vendors and suppliers as needed to establish effective and profitable business relationships; negotiates with vendors, suppliers, and service providers for price breaks and volume discounts, expedited delivery dates and other needs in order to assure effective town operations.

Receives and reviews purchase requisitions submitted to the finance department; reviews for accuracy and quality standards; evaluates appropriateness of quantity; examines method of pricing; determines method and procedure for soliciting quotes, such as telephone, written quote, or formal bidding; assures effective utilization of purchasing authorization system; selects vendors and suppliers; issues purchase order numbers; assures strict compliance with the procurement code, Town policies and determines the application regarding various sections in relation to specific purchases.

Confers with department and division personnel regarding purchasing needs, specifications, quality, quantities, and delivery requirements of materials, services and products; may conduct coordinating meetings between division or department personnel and prospective suppliers to facilitate understanding of need and supplier capabilities; assists in the development and writing of Requests For Proposal(s) (RFP’s); initiates bidding procedures, publishes or announces RFP’s/Bids, controls the integrity of bidding/RFP processes, bid openings; reviews bid specifications and documentation, prepares bidding documents when applicable, determines opening date, assigns bids/proposals number, receives and records bids/proposals received; analyzes and evaluates responses to bids/proposals to determine lowest responsive and responsible offer which meets specifications and makes recommendation to Town Council for award.

Verifies availability of funds; assures proper use of codes and budget line item numbers; verifies proper supplier or vendors are utilized; makes recommendations related to product and supplier substitutions in order to save on cost or improve delivery.

Solves problems related to over-shipments, deliveries, shortages, changes, etc.; prepares correspondence as needed to obtain resolution; communicates policy and procedure changes.

Operates personal computer to access computer control and information system to document, post, track and manage the status of submitted purchase orders; provides ongoing status reports to various divisions and departments; monitors inventory status on standing orders and initiates or expedites replenishment orders and purchases as needed.

May investigate vendor’s ability to deliver the quality and quantity of products or materials in a timely fashion, build effective working relationships, and negotiate agreements or follow-up on problems related to specific orders or purchases.

Communicates policy and procedure changes; builds effective working relationships, negotiates agreements; follows up on problems related to specific orders and purchases.

Contract Management:  Manages the relationship between supplies/contractors and the end user including monitoring contract fulfillment on the part of the Town of Taos.  In some instances there is a need for us to commit a significant time to post-award activities.  It is very important that Bid/RFP terms, amount and conditions be carried over correctly through the cycle from the beginning (RFP/Bid) to council award to contract negotiation.  The Amounts and terms need to be monitored closely to assure that the contract never exceeds what Council approved.  The contracts also need to be maintained.  Follow-up is required when amendments/change orders, addendums and extensions are required.

Assets: Enters and/or electronically scans barcodes and updatesasset information into FASGOV Accounting database; may perform  asset accounting and maintains accurate life of equipment for depreciation purposes; tracks all new purchases, all inter-departmental transfers, and all property disposals for all departments; prepare and tracks special database on sensitive items inventory; prepares ad-hoc reports on fixed assets for individual department requests.

Assists with the annual physical inventory and ongoing inventories by department of types of equipment of all Town assets as well as work with individual department heads to spot check inventories throughout the year.

Assists with capital asset audits in compliance with state, federal and GASB standards; monitors and assists finance and purchasing staff with internal controls, internal auditing and assures accurate posting of asset data.

Monitors and reviews individual inventory list for all terminating employees; obtains employee verification for returned property; notifies human resources and payroll for completion of exiting process.

Initiates sales/auction program for surplus property; prepares public notices and coordinates proper publication of surplus property sales.  Responds to public inquiries related to processes for bidding and/or acquiring surplus property; documents sales and final disposition of sold property.

Develops property tracking code system; creates property tags or labels to enable efficient tracking and identification of property.

Assists in the reconcilement and audit of Procurement Cards:  Audit and reconcile purchases associated with the procurement card activity.  This consists of audit control.   Follow-up is required with procurement cardholders with balancing, verification and purchase activity.

Fleet Fuel Purchases:  Assists if needed to audit and reconcile fuel purchases associated with the card lock system, this consists of audit control, assignment of fuel cars and PIN’s.  Follow-up required with cardholders, balancing and verification to reconcile  with statements received from the vendor.

Vendor Management:  Maintain and control of vendor files including input of W-9 information and maintenance,

Reviews contracts and agreements to ensure compliance with state and local procurement codes and policies; administers cooperative purchasing agreements (SPD, HGAC, Small Communities, etc.); obtains and studies comparative prices and quotations; develops and maintains bidder list; safeguards confidentiality of privileged information; maintains professional relationships and cooperates with peers, community, and other professionals; maintains professional competence through individual training, in-service educational activities and appropriate self selected professional growth activities; meet deadlines and work on multiple projects; conducts training as necessary.

Other duties: 
Performs related duties as required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in Business Management, Accounting, Bookkeeping or related field;
AND Three (3) years of responsible experience related to above duties, preferably  in a governmental purchasing system; accreditation through the New Mexico Public Procurement Association or the National Institute of Government Purchasing preferred;
OR An equivalent combination of education or experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of various purchasing processes and procedures; principles common to effective and efficient procurement activities; cost analysis procedures; market pricing and cost control methods; personal computer operation and applicable software utilized in data base management activities; group processes and communication techniques; problem solving techniques and conflict resolution; basic bookkeeping and records management;  statistical analysis methods; standard office practices and procedures;  technical writing techniques;  interpersonal communication skills.  Operation of standard office equipment; mathematics and advanced accounting; interpersonal communication skills and telephone etiquette; public relations. 

Skill in the art of cooperative problem solving; in dealing with public and public relations issues; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with State, Federal, and other local officials, elected officials, subordinate staff, and Town residents; the operation of PC Computer, calculator, fax machine, copy machine, telephone, social networking, Microsoft Office and the financial software system (Incode) is preferred.

Ability to operate standard office machines; perform complex record keeping functions; exercise initiative and independent judgment and to react resourcefully under varying conditions; communicate effectively verbally and in writing;  work independently and deal effectively with stress caused by work load and time deadlines; establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, executives, professionals, vendors, co-workers and the general public.

Special Qualifications:

Preference in hiring may be given to applicants possessing accreditation through the New Mexico Public Procurement Association or NIGP – The Institute for Public Procurement.  Must be able to obtain all certification requirements under the State Statue provision within one year of employment

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 Finance 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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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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LIBRARIAN III
(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#15-16-02
Job Title: Librarian III
Taos Public Library
Classification FLSA: Non-Exempt
Salary: Depending on Experience (DOE)
Opening Date: July 24, 2015
Closing Date: Open until filled

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

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

The position works under the general supervision of a Librarian VI, Associate Director or Library Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Provide close supervision to part-time, seasonal, temporary or volunteer library staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The position oversees the cataloging function of the library ensuring that materials are cataloged promptly and efficiently based on national library standards. Responsibilities include the following: copy and original cataloging; classification and processing of all library materials in a variety of formats using an online program; corrects and resolves problems with bibliographic records and holdings entries in the integrated library system;  participates in the upgrading and maintenance of library database systems, specifically cataloging; identifies book, e-book,  audio visual categories; creates call numbers and fiction cutter numbers; edits bibliographic records, creates labels; searches database (OCLC) for records not already found in the system; maintenance of the collection area including weeding and inventory control; special collections, archives, and storage area.

Responsible for providing statistical and evaluative reports to library administration as scheduled or requested;  participate in professional, webinars, and staff development activities; keeps current of emerging trends in cataloging and technical services, including reading professional literature, attending conferences, and subscribing to appropriate listservs.  

Responsible for collection development activities and processes related to gifts donated by users and organizations; make recommendations for purchase.  May be assigned the lead on special projects; performs training for new staff members; provides general training to public groups and organizations in explaining library programs and services.

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

Performs various aspects of the collection processing function; processes paper back and hardback books; processes audio visual materials, CD’s, videos, slides, pictures, posters, e-books etc.; prepares book jacket coverings; assures proper labeling of collection items; assigns bar-codes, verifies bibliography records, changes labels; mends materials as needed, makes recommendations to mend, bind or discard; processes library bindery orders, receives bindery deliveries and verifies shipments, and performs quality  checks;  handles rush orders to meet 24 hr. turn-around objectives; laminates posters, signs, etc.

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

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

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

Performs regular upkeep to library OPAC, blog and social media sites. Represents library on committees and reports on library events.

Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from college with an associate degree in liberal arts, library science or related field; AND Three (3) years of experience performing above or related duties; OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of library reference, circulation, cataloging and classification methods, practices and procedures; Dewey Decimal System; working with online and software programs to efficiently catalog library materials.  Working knowledge: various areas of specialization of material related to different patron groups; reader interest levels; interpersonal communication skills; various specialty routines, methods, processes and procedures related to circulation, periodicals, and technical services; software applications, i.e., MS Word, Excel, Netscape/Explorer; various types of inter-related equipment, specifications and compatibility; specialized library system elements, i.e., OPAC, MARC records, subject headings, authority records, Boolean searching, RDA cataloging etc.

Ability to perform general functions quickly and accurately; understand and follow written and oral instructions and work independently in carrying out work assignments; adhere to a prescribed routine; operate various office machines and equipment; establish and maintain effective working relationship with fellow employees and patrons of all ages; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to think analytically;  commitment to and record of strong customer service; able to work a flexible schedule.

Special Qualifications:
Must possess State of New Mexico Librarian certification I or II.  MLS degree does not require certification. 

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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FINANCE SPECIALIST
(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#15-16-06
Job Title: Finance Specialist
Finance Department
Classification FLSA: Non-Exempt
Hourly: $13.72 - $14.65
Opening Date: August 18, 2015
Closing Date:  Open until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of working level, para-professional accounting duties as needed to expedite various day-to-day functions of the finance department; including asset tracking, accounts receivable, customer service and as administrative assistant to the Finance Director and to the staff as needed.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Finance Director

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Performs Some Or All Of The Following:

General:   Performs various clerical and general office maintenance duties; assists with record keeping, filing, typing, etc.  Prepares, monitors and pays bill for Finance department budget.

Answers telephone and provides assistance to callers as requested; directs calls to other service providers or supervisors as needed.

Monitors Lodgers Tax reports and payments received from various lodging establishments; monitors account status and issues notice of payment due; may initiate various penalties or interest charges for late or non-payment; Prepares quarterly report to the Department of Finance and Administration for Lodger Tax; prepares monthly lodgers tax reports and attends monthly lodgers tax advisory board meetings. Assists with other collection and enforcement of ordinance.  Reconcilement and Audit of Cardlock Fleet Fuel Purchases:  Audit and reconcile fuel purchases associated with the cardlock system, this consists of audit control, assignment of fuel cars and PIN’s.  Follow-up required with cardholders, balancing and verification to reconcile with statements received from the vendor.

Prepares agenda, attends and records minutes of the Finance Audit Committee on a monthly basis.

Assets: Enters and/or electronically scans barcodes and updates fixed asset information into FASGOV Accounting database; performs fixed asset accounting and maintains accurate life of equipment for depreciation purposes; tracks all new purchases, all inter-departmental transfers, and all property disposals for all departments; prepare and tracks special database on sensitive items inventory; prepares ad-hoc reports on fixed assets for individual department requests.

Assists procurement office with the annual physical inventory and ongoing inventories by department of types of equipment of all Town assets as well as work with individual department heads to spot check inventories throughout the year.

Assists procurement office with capital asset audits in compliance with state, federal and GASB standards; monitors and assists finance and purchasing staff with internal controls, internal auditing and assures accurate posting of asset data.

Manages paperwork as needed to secure proper vehicle licenses for new vehicles; processes requests for replacement licenses; maintains accurate file of all titles and registrations.

Maintains accurate information for inventory requiring insurance coverage; coordinates insurance processes with department managers/supervisors; follows up on faxed requests for additions, deletions and changes to insurance status; coordinates the annual insurance renewal process.

Manages cell phone and data devices processes with department managers.

Assists procurement in monitoring and reviewing of individual inventory list for all terminating employees; obtains employee verification for returned property; notifies human resources and payroll for completion of exiting process.

Assists with the paperwork as needed for the disposition of property in accordance with all state laws.

Assists with the program for surplus property; may prepares public notices and coordinates proper publication of surplus property sales.  May responds to public inquiries related to processes for bidding and/or acquiring surplus property; documents sales and final disposition of sold property.

Works with Town department heads to ensure compliance with the Property Control Policy; assists department heads with internal audit control as needed to track personal property valued at or under $5,000.
Performs related duties as required

Accounts Receivable:  Receives and posts various vendor and account payments into town accounting system; assures proper credit and deposit into established fund and bank accounts.

Procurement:  Assists with the review and data entry of purchase requisitions submitted to the finance department; reviews for accuracy and quality standards; evaluates appropriateness of quantity; examines method of pricing; determines method and procedure for soliciting quotes, such as telephone, written quote, or formal bidding; assures effective utilization of purchasing authorization system; selects vendors and suppliers; assures strict compliance with the procurement code, Town policies and determines the application regarding various sections in relation to specific purchases

Vendor Management: Maintain and control vendor files including input of W-9 information and maintenance.

Utility Billing:  Assists as a fill-in to Utility Billing for scheduled vacations and when needed to receive mail-in, credit card and over-the-counter utility payments and receipts the same.

Handles inquiries related to utility accounts; searches information from manual and computerized account records.

Performs daily "start work" activities such as opening and preparing cash register and/or drawer, etc.; collects, receipts and posts payments for various town revenues, i.e.,  licenses, fines, fees, tickets and related town services; follows established processes and procedures based upon department policies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: High School Graduate with Diploma or GED equivalent (a copy of high school diploma or GED will be  required upon pre-employment offer); plus, 2 years of specialized training related to bookkeeping, accounting, procurement or related vocational interest; OR graduation from an accredited college or university with an associates degree in bookkeeping, accounting, or finance AND Two (2) years of responsible experience related to above duties; preferably in governmental accounting;
OR An equivalent combination of education or experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of general office maintenance and practices; computer accounting applications and various software financial programs (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Access); operation of standard office equipment;  mathematics and advanced accounting;  interpersonal communication skills and telephone etiquette; public relations. Some knowledge of generally accepted government accounting principles practices and procedures (GAAFR, GAAP and GASB); debits and credits; internal control principles and methods of application; budgeting, accounting and related statistical procedures; various revenue sources available to local governments including state and federal sources; local investment options and opportunities;  

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with State, Federal, and other local officials, elected officials, subordinate staff, and Town residents; the operation of PC Computer, calculator, fax machine, copy machine, telephone.

Ability to routine accounting problems and make standard adjustments; operate various types of standard office equipment such as typewriter, 10 key calculator, keyboard, etc.; operate personal computer (windows) in utilizing various programs to produce or compose formal documents, reports and records; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with executive management, elected officials, supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid New Mexico driver’s license and maintain current defensive driving certificate throughout employment.

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 Finance Department for the Town of Taos, please submit a complete Town of Taos employment application, to:  Town of Taos Human Resources Department, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM 87571 or via e-mail: employment@taosgov.com.  Your application must be complete, clear, and include the correct job title and announcement number.  Applications and any attachments become the official property of the Town of Taos and cannot be returned or reused after being submitted.  Applications will be accepted until the position vacancy is filled.

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PUBLIC UTILITIES FOREMAN
(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#15-16-10
Job Title: Public Utilities Foreman
Public Works Department
Classification FLSA: Non-Exempt
Hourly: $15.42-$16.17
Opening Date: September 01, 2015
Closing Date:  September 08, 2015

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of field supervisory and journey 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, storm drainage, or related public utilities operations.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under general supervision of a Public Utilities Superintendent or Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Provides close to general supervision to Public Utilities Operator III, II and I, or on a project-by-project basis.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

General: assists with the planning, scheduling and implementation of construction, maintenance, and operation and construction activities and projects; performs lead worker duties to assure timely completion of assigned projects; supervises a project crew and assists in the training of lower level operators. Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to supervisor; cleans equipment.

Water Systems: operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of Town water facilities and systems. Performs repair of water service connections, repairs, maintains,  or replaces fire hydrants and plugged water meters; meter cans, meter valves, etc.; repairs water mains; thaws frozen water meters and water lines; cleans and maintains storage tanks; connects and disconnects service; searches out shut off valves; repairs water line leaks; assists in placement of pipe and water regulators; removes, disassembles, cleans or replaces defective parts of regulators, adjusts PRV’s as needed to assure efficient water line service. Inspects and/or repairs Miox units or any other chlorination units, booster pumping stations, 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.

Waste Water 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; utilities 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 regulation; Maintain proper records of all grease trap inspections. Performs installation of sewer lines and manholes.

Assist other departments when needed, or as assigned; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  1.  Graduation from high school  and up to 1 (one) Year of Job related training or education;
  2. AND

  3.  Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a field directly related to above duties; 
  4. OR

  5.  An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of drawings and specifications, grades, machinery, materials, and methods of constructing water distribution lines, wastewater collection lines, drainage systems, etc.; safety standards related to utility construction; hazards common to heavy equipment operation; equipment maintenance and repair; legal liabilities associated with utility construction, maintenance and personnel management; civil engineering standards related to utility construction and drainage; right-of-way laws and ordinances; 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;  water supply and distribution systems;   construction requirements for water distribution and pumping systems;  hazards associated with water treatment chemicals;  sewer line chemical cleaning procedures and associated hazards;  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.

Journey 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,  tamper, plate compactor, saws, pumps and motors, boring equipment,  generators,  common hand and power tools, shovels, mechanic tools, loader,  and sheep foot rollers.  

Ability to tolerate weather extremes in the work place; operate heavy equipment of various kinds under varying conditions; make minor repairs on assigned vehicles, perform heavy physical labor; develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, elected officials, local agencies and the general public; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; work from blueprints; tolerate weather extremes in the work environment.

Special Qualifications:
Must possess a valid state of New Mexico driver's license.  Appropriate CDL and “B” endorsement may be required within one (1) year of employment.  Must possess a state of New Mexico Water Systems Operator III certification and a State of New Mexico Wastewater Systems Operator II certification. May be required to become HAZMAT certified. Must be available for 24-hour emergency call out.  Must be able to lift 50-100 lbs.

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. Education and Experience:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of various purchasing processes and procedures; principles common to effective and efficient procurement activities; cost analysis procedures; market pricing and cost control methods; personal computer operation and applicable software utilized in data base management activities; group processes and communication techniques; problem solving techniques and conflict resolution; basic bookkeeping and records management;  statistical analysis methods; standard office practices and procedures;  technical writing techniques;  interpersonal communication skills.  Operation of standard office equipment; mathematics and advanced accounting; interpersonal communication skills and telephone etiquette; public relations. 

Skill in the art of cooperative problem solving; in dealing with public and public relations issues; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with State, Federal, and other local officials, elected officials, subordinate staff, and Town residents; the operation of PC Computer, calculator, fax machine, copy machine, telephone, social networking, Microsoft Office and the financial software system (Incode) is preferred.

Ability to operate standard office machines; perform complex record keeping functions; exercise initiative and independent judgment and to react resourcefully under varying conditions; communicate effectively verbally and in writing;  work independently and deal effectively with stress caused by work load and time deadlines; establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, executives, professionals, vendors, co-workers and the general public.

Special Qualifications:

Preference in hiring may be given to applicants possessing accreditation through the New Mexico Public Procurement Association or NIGP – The Institute for Public Procurement.  Must be able to obtain all certification requirements under the State Statue provision within one year of employment

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS- If you feel you meet the education, experience and minimum qualifications for the position 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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EEO/ADA Compliance

 

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