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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.


NETWORK SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
(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#14-15-32
Job Title: Network Systems Administrator
Executive Department
Classification: FLSA Exempt
Salary: Depending on Experience (DOE)
Opening Date: May 12, 2015
Closing Date: Opened until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE
Assure the stable and secure operation of the in-house computer network, systems, servers and network connections. This includes planning, developing, installing, configuring, maintaining, documenting, supporting, and optimizing all server and network hardware, software, and communication links; checking server and firewall logs, monitor and scrutinizing network traffic, establishing and updating virus scans, establishing and maintaining backup practices and general computer, software, systems and network-related troubleshooting.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under managerial direction of the IT Director with individual control of goals and objectives and how these are achieved.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
Provides advisory supervision and advanced support for Information Systems Technician(s).

RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities include a 24/7 availability, as needed to design and plan new technology, maintain existing network/platform infrastructures, adapt to new applications/hardware and respond to emergency issues. The vital systems in keeping the Town of Taos in communication with our community, government, and peers include; an Internet connection backed with a wide area network to reach all departments given email, web, application and phone access.  Daily operations in various departments depend on Systems Administration support on databases and software applications which allow revenue, finance, payroll, monitoring, communication, planning and inventory. Assure all hardware is functional for software applications to run properly and for software applications to be updated and backed up. Support users to be self-efficient in email, folder management, retrieving videos, basic troubleshooting techniques to allow uptime without waiting for IT support.

The responsibility of assuring the network is functional from end user to Internet is vital in keeping the Town of Taos a functional municipality. Assuring police and fire department technology needs are meet 24/7 as needed is essential to our public safety.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Oversees and ensures the integrity of all network systems to maintain the functionality of daily communication and essential IT functions for the Town of Taos. Configures, monitors, and maintains WAN/LAN equipment, server systems, server operating systems and peripheral network hardware (i.e. NAS and SAN devices, wireless access hardware, routers, firewalls and layer 2 and 3 switches). Documents physical and logical network diagrams including administrator’s network usernames and passwords, documents troubleshooting issues and resolutions. Participates in the design, diagnosis, reconfiguration and implementation of Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, MS Exchange, independent departmental applications, Routing and Remote Access, secure VPN communication, secure site-to-site communication and working with 3rd parties and other State Government Agencies. Ensures the constant availability of application servers and network resources used by and Emergency Services Personnel responsible for safety of the public. Remains on-call 24x7, as needed.

Creates and manages network user accounts, email, application accounts. Designs and implements network security and rights assignments for all users. Maintains local policy for account creation and removal as it pertains to business practices; creates and maintains local and global Active Directory policies as they pertain to the security and processes enforced on the Town of Taos network. Manages and monitors all Internet and email communications, defining the availability of these resources as they pertain to Town business.

Defines and maintains antivirus and backup and recovery procedures to assure system integrity; assures privacy and security for all systems; installs, maintains, monitors and tunes server operating systems, and computers, performs integrity and security assurance tests, acceptance tests, etc.; communicates changes in content and structure to users. Implements mobile devices and broadband wireless communications for police, council members, Mayor as well as other users. Administers Department of Public Safety accounts for police and Support CAD/RMS systems for PD.

Maintains knowledge of changes in current technologies, reads technical journals or manuals and attends vendor seminars to learn about new hardware and software as time and funding allow. May evaluate and test vendor supplied software packages for servers or desktop computers to determine compatibility with existing systems, ease of use, and if software meets Town of Taos needs.

Advises lnformation Systems Technician(s) in analyzing departmental layout for computers, peripherals and equipment, or modifications to existing equipment and systems.

Maintains current and up-to-date telephone database files; determines demand for file usage and facilitates ready availability for transmission between departments; sets up new telephone access, assigns voice mail and extensions; initiates required programming changes as needed; monitors telephone use and misuse.

Provides backup to the Web Administrator/Webmaster. Coordinates with the Web Administrator/Webmaster to ensure that the availability and needs of the Town of Taos web servers are met.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from college with a four-year degree in computer science, computer engineering, programming; systems analysis or related field; AND Four (4) years of experience performing above and related professional experience. OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with Active Directory and Network Administration in an Enterprise environment, Experience with Routing, Subnets, DHCP, DNS and TCPI/IP in a WAN environment. Working experience maintaining networks in mission critical situations. Ability to work under pressure. Ability to be on call.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, make independent decisions where established procedures do not always apply, make complex critical decisions that affect life and public image, develop effective working relationship with governmental administrators, programmers, and system maintenance personnel, effectively manage workplace stress related to time deadlines, workplace demands, shifting priorities, incomplete or conflicting demands and rapid changes within the information technologies industry. Ability to perform a broad range of duties and activities requiring in-depth analysis to develop and implement organization-wide policies and goals.

Special Qualifications:
Must have MSCE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) or CNE (Certified Network Engineer) certifications upon hire or must be required to become MSCE or Certified Network Engineer CNE certified within 3 years of effective date of hire. Must possess and maintain a valid NM driver’s license; must maintain insurability under Town insurance, defensive driving certification every 24 months and a clean driving record throughout employment as a condition of employment.

Work Environment:
Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Must be able to lift at least 40 lbs.  Occasional stooping kneeling, crouching and exposure to outside conditions for temporary periods. Occasional exposure to hazardous work conditions (noise, fumes, heights, slippery, vibrations, moving parts, etc.) do exist. Working conditions may occasionally require working in an outside environment.  Manual effort is exerted occasionally for short periods of time. Periodic conditions which involve chance of injury will exist. Some domestic travel will be required in normal course of job performance. Considerable exposure to Video Terminal Displays and the use of keyboards/mouse are required.

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

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