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Employment Opportunities

Welcome to The Town of Taos employment opportunities page. The Town of Taos offers an excellent benefit package with 100% major medical premiums paid for full-time eligible employees, dental, vision, life insurance, State of New Mexico PERA (Public Employees Retirement Association) retirement, personal leave, holiday leave, employee development, training programs and much more!

The Town of Taos is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following vacant positions listed below; check back with our website often as vacancies are updated. Read the vacancy announcement listed below for each vacancy for which you are interested; note the minimum qualifications, essential job responsibilities, knowledge, skills and abilities required for each position.

If you feel you have the necessary education, experience, qualifications, the drive, and the ambition, please prepare and submit a complete Town of Taos Employment Application for each position for which you apply and review the vacancy announcement for any additional application procedures. Your employment application must be complete, clear, and include the correct job title and vacancy announcement number. Applications and any attachments become official property of the Town of Taos and cannot be returned or reused after being submitted. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on closing date listed in the vacancy announcement.

For further information and/or application procedures contact:
Town of Taos
Human Resources Department
400 Camino de la Placita,
Taos, NM 87571
Phone: (575) 751-2009
E-mail: employment@taosgov.com.



Available Positions
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Human Resources Director
Town of Taos

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


PLANNING, COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
(Internal) & (External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following full-time position which includes an excellent benefit package; 100% major medical premium paid for employee with a choice of State of New Mexico Blue Cross Blue Shield, Lovelace or Presbyterian, State of New Mexico Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) Retirement, personal leave and holiday pay, employee development and training programs and much more!

VA#14-15-21
Job Title: Planning, Community and Economic Development Director
Planning Department
Classification: FLSA Exempt
Salary: DOE
Opening Date: January 23, 2015
Closing Date: Open until filled

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

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Town Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

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

Considerable skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving; leadership and organizational behavior management; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with State, Federal, and other local officials, elected officials, subordinate staff, and Town residents. Skill in the operation of PC Computer, calculator, fax machine, copy machine, telephone.

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

Special Qualifications:

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

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS- If you feel you meet the 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, 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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RECREATION SPECIALIST I – THREE TEMPORARY
(Internal) & (External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following three (3) temporary positions with a sunset date of March 31, 2015.

VA#14-15-14
Job Title: Recreation Specialist I
Recreation Department
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $8.59
Opening Date: September 19, 2014
Closing Date: Open until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE

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

SUPERVISION RECEIVED 

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

SUPERVISION  EXERCISED

None.

Essential Functions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MINUMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

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

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

Special Qualifications:

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

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

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TRANSIT OPERATOR I (FIVE) TEMPORARY
External

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following (five) temporary positions with a sunset date of April 17, 2015.

VA#14-15-08
Job Title: Transit Operator I
Public Works Department
Classification: FLSA Non-Exempt
Hourly: $10.85- $11.18
Opening Date: September 10, 2014
Closing Date: Opened until filled

Performs a variety of working level, semi-skilled duties in the operation of a town mass transit vehicle as needed to transport passengers to and from various destinations within the Town limits and specified route.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Transit/Recycling Superintendent.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

essential functions

Drives bus/van on designated route within city limits of the Town of Taos to pick up and deliver passengers to specific destination stops; assists elderly and special needs passengers onto and debarking from vehicle; enforces and ensures adherence with Town safety methods and policies; assists passengers with required safety restraints during trip; contacts appropriate party(s) of unusual/problem situations for assistance. 

Completes daily log sheets of route times, passenger counts, and fare types to provide statistical information on route usage; accepts fare payments both currency and voucher, completes daily records of total discounted fares; greets all passengers upon entry and exit; answers general questions and provides information about the Town to Tourists and passengers; picks up and delivers disabled passengers within specified route variances upon request.

Performs pre-route and post-route inspections; performs routine maintenance of vehicle (i.e.; checks oil, transmission fluid level, belts, radiator); daily, performs physical and visual vehicle inspections; daily, inspects exterior lights and tires for proper operating conditions; checks radio for proper operation; cleans interior and exterior; decorates vehicle according to type of festivity for proper identification of city event(s).

Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school; AND One (1) year
experience in a field directly related to above duties; OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Some knowledge of basic principles and techniques for traffic flow directions; State and Federal laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines regarding public transportation services; streets, locations and addresses in the Town of Taos.

Skill in the operation of Passenger conversion bus; 3-way radio; various hand tools, money canister.

Ability to establish and maintain effective rapport and gain confidence of passengers; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; see close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Special Qualifications:

Must be certified in CPR and First Aid; Must possess a valid state of New Mexico Commercial Driver’s license Class “B” (w/P endorsement). Must successfully pass background check and physical test. Must be 21 years of age.

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 Public Works 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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POLICE OFFICER I - CERTIFIED PATROL OFFICER
(Internal) & (External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following two (2) full-time positions 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#14-15-13
Job Title: Police Officer I –Certified Patrol Officer
Town of Taos Police Department
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $15.85 - DOE
Opening Date: September 17, 2014
Closing Date: Open until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE
Performs a variety of entry level technical law enforcement duties related to enforcing the laws, maintaining the peace, and protecting the citizens of Taos.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of a Lieutenant or Sergeant.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Investigation:  Conducts criminal investigations; processes scene of crime; finds, identifies, marks and preserves evidence; performs as evidence control officer;  assures integrity of all evidence through all stages of the evidence management process, including distribution, return, destruction and/or sale of items;  transports evidence to various crime labs and court rooms; utilizes fingerprinting, photography and other specialized equipment in processing crime scenes; interviews and interrogates witnesses, victims and suspects; prepares all necessary reports.

Manages investigative case load of major felony crimes; handles rape and homicide cases; works closely with supervisor(s) in solving difficult cases; follows-up and insures completion of all cases; conducts research and pursues clues, makes telephone calls, tracts criminal histories, secures existing information on suspects, etc.; apprehends and arrests suspects.

Answers business/bank complaints of theft, forgery, scams, bounced checks, embezzlements, bad credit and white collar crimes; alerts businesses and community of check forgeries, and short change artists; performs surveillance; obtains search warrants; works closely with Town and County attorney concerning legalities involved in certain cases and arrests.

Prepares facts, information, evidence and statements for court proceedings; secures witnesses and testimonies; prepares visual diagrams of the scene of crime as deemed necessary; performs extraditions; testifies in court when necessary.

Develops informative contacts and participates in covert operations; investigates and apprehends persons suspected of illegal sale, purchase or use of narcotics; may examine prescriptions and pharmacy's and physician's records to ascertain legality of sale and distribution of narcotics; arrests narcotic offenders; obtains statements for prosecution of offenders and appears in court as witness.

Performs surveillance; obtains search warrants; works closely with Town and County attorney concerning legalities involved in certain cases, arrests; contacts other agencies and law enforcement jurisdictions to exchange information, including but not limited to military, NCIC, FBI, DEA, ATF and other criminal history or intelligence resources; performs activities related to the enforcement of the Controlled Substance Act.

Patrol:  Patrols all areas of the town in police vehicles or on foot, including the town streets and businesses, checking for unlocked doors, windows and building security; makes business location and residential house checks for possible illegal activities.

Responds to crimes in progress; secures, defuses and resolves high risk felony calls;  secures crime scenes for evidence searches; makes preliminary investigation and interrogates complainants, witnesses and suspects;  completes complaint questionnaires;  performs case follow-up and assists with investigation activities as assigned;  makes arrests;  responds to calls for assistance;  controls traffic and enforces traffic laws and ordinances;  directs traffic, assists motorists, issues citations and warnings for D.W.I.’s, D.U.I.’s, moving violation and investigates accidents involving motor vehicles; prepares and submits accident, offense, arrests and other forms and reports as necessary.

Serves summons and subpoenas and keeps records of dispositions; escort’s prisoners to and from jail or from one location to another; subdues unruly prisoners when necessary.
   
Completes comprehensive reports of daily activities and enforcement actions; Prepares for court cases and testifies in court when required.

Cleans and maintains assigned fire arms and vehicles and other special equipment.

Community Oriented Policing (COP):  Plans, organizes, and implements various programs for special target populations of the community as needed to address needs, concerns, and issues pertaining to crime prevention and public relations.

Develops or implements program(s) unique to elementary, Junior High and High schools; focus on safety, drug awareness, alcohol (DWI), etc.; conducts lectures, workshops, classes or gives presentations related to criminal activity within the schools to assist school officials;  educates participants and youth regarding law enforcement practices ;  demonstrates specialized equipment explains efficiency and effectiveness of the same;  attends school functions to monitor student activities.

Organizes and establishes neighborhood watch areas; conducts community watch meetings with concerned citizens upon request; educates public regarding effective action through organized community efforts.

Performs departmental public relations functions; conducts tours of the department; delivers public speeches at community gatherings, church meetings, civic meetings, schools, etc.

Participates as member of special task forces or cooperative agency programs related to gang activity and other high profile situations and concerns.

Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school; plus, six months (6 mo.) of specialized training provided through formal academic courses, formal supervisory training provided through in-service, professional workshops or P.O.S.T. certifications; AND One (1) year of law enforcement experience as a municipal, county, or state officer; OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of Taos and its street systems; modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment; applicable Federal, State, County, and Town laws and ordinances and departmental rules and regulations; hazardous waste classifications and emergency procedures related to control, containment and confinement; basic principles of law enforcement administration; basic investigative procedures and practices; legal liabilities associated with arrest and law enforcement; court room procedures and laws of evidence;  computer literate in the use of Microsoft Word, etc.

Skill in the use of firearms, the operation of police vehicles and other specialized equipment including breathalyzers, radar units, police batons and restraining devices.

Ability to react effectively in emergency and stress situations; ability to exhibit imagination, initiative and problem-solving capability in coping with a variety of law enforcement situations; follow standard safety practices and procedures common to law enforcement work; perform work requiring good physical condition; teach and communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.

Special Qualifications:
Must be clear of a prior criminal record. Must possess a valid New Mexico State Driver's License.  Must maintain firearm proficiency.  Must maintain law enforcement certification by completing annual training requirements.

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 Taos Police Department for the Town of Taos, please submit a complete a Town of Taos Police Department 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.

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DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND TOURISM
(Internal) & (External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following full-time position which includes an excellent benefit package; 100% major medical premium paid for employee with a choice of State of New Mexico Blue Cross Blue Shield, Lovelace or Presbyterian, State of New Mexico Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) Retirement, personal leave and holiday pay, employee development and training programs and much more!

VA#14-15-19
Job Title: Director of Marketing and Tourism
Executive Department
Classification: FLSA Exempt
Salary: DOE
Opening Date: December 22, 2014
Closing Date: Open until filled

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

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Develops and maintains appropriate local, regional and national media connections and develops and maintains industry and governmental networking, communication and cooperation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

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

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

 Special Qualifications:

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

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

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

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS- If you feel you meet the minimum qualifications for the position and you have the necessary drive and ambition to be part of the Executive 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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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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LIBRARY ASSISTANT/YOUTH LIBRARIAN
(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#14-15-23
Job Title: Library Assistant/Youth Librarian
Taos Public Library
Classification: FLSA Exempt
Salary: $13.19 – $13.58 DOE
Opening Date: February 23, 2015
Closing Date: February 27, 2015

Performs a variety of advanced level, routine administrative and technical clerical duties as needed to expedite the administrative, secretarial or clerical functions of the public library. 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

Works under the general supervision of the Library Services Director.

SUPERVISION  EXERCISED

Exercises close supervision over volunteer clerical, contract custodial or semi-skilled employees as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Performs a full range of secretarial duties as needed to provide clerical support to department managers; acts as receptionist; answers phone and routes calls; takes and relays messages; provides information to inquiring parties; takes dictation and transcribes material into documents, letters, reports, memos, or other general correspondence; composes routine letters and informative notices; maintains various program and activity files, records and documents; prepares meeting agenda and takes minutes;  schedules appointments for staff; may perform secretarial duties for the Friends of the Library Board and Library Advisory Board.

Initiates annual budget development processes; provides administrative assistance in the collection of budget information utilized in the preparation of annual budgets; modifies previously approved budgets to reflect expected budget proposals and requests; coordinates final budget preparations with various division heads and Library Director; completes budget development as assigned; prepares and submits budget adjustment requests; monitors budget and various accounts status.

Performs general bookkeeping for the various department accounts, i.e., general fund, Friends of the Library, grants, memorial funds, etc.; utilizes check and balance system to verify accuracy of account totals and available financial resources; prepares daily purchase requisitions and vouchers; monitors accounts payable and prepares invoices; assures payables and billings are posted to the proper accounts; mails invoices.

Monitors and maintains daily time clock reports; reviews employee time cards and submits to personnel for processing; maintains record of starting and quitting dates for part-time personnel; monitors employee leave accrual and use to assure accurate leave accounting; prepares and distributes time cards.

Monitors facility functions and needs in order to maintain normal environmental comforts; reports building and grounds needs to town departments; schedules services related to lighting, plumbing, heating, cooling, water pressure, roofing, etc.; coordinates with facility maintenance department to maintain building functionality; orders and inventories building custodial supplies.

Performs monthly cash management of copier; tabulates monthly revenues and prepares deposits; deposits money received with town treasurer’s office.

Serves as contact person to the public desiring to rent library facilities; reserves rooms and maintains calendar of events; receives rental deposits and fees and accounts for the same.

Acts as contract manager for special needs and services, i.e., janitorial, cataloguing, renovations, etc.; advertises for contractual needs, receives and reviews proposals; prepares contract documents; assess contractor performance, renews and terminates services as needed.

Collects data from various departmental divisions and programs; organizes information into reports and various informative documents; creates charts and graphs in PC applications; maintains records and report files; maintains schedules and check lists; performs general bookkeeping; credit card reconciliation, maintains office inventory, orders supplies, responsible for managing the community room policies/procedures.

Special library projects such as surveys, displays, etc. Works circulation and reference desk as needed, orders library and building supplies, troubleshoot – maintain public and staff copiers, order and keep track of periodical subscriptions.

Serves as Young Adult Librarian; maintains Young Adult collection (orders and weeds), runs special programing for young adults. Obtains funding to run teen programing.

Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

Graduation from high school with course background in administrative assistant, general
office  practice and procedures; plus one (1) year of specialized training related to above
duties; AND Four (4) years of responsible experience performing above or related duties
OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge library system policies and procedures; of modern office practices and procedures; of grammar, spelling and punctuation; of modern filing systems related to alphabetical and numeric files; personal computer operations and various program applications such as the latest versions of Windows, Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, etc.; telephone etiquette, various office machines, i.e., ten key, copy machine, etc.  Some knowledge of administrative procedures; state procurement codes; of legal processes associated with the maintenance of public records and documents; interpersonal communication skills, bookkeeping and basic accounting.

Skill in use of Telephone, PC computer, calculator, fax and copy machines, postage machine, binding machine.

Ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment and to act resourcefully under varying conditions; organize, develop, and maintain filing and other record keeping systems; maintain confidentiality on matters associated with executive decision making, information, etc.; perform under stress of time deadlines, communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, elected officials and other agencies of the public; perform general bookkeeping; establish and maintain comprehensive records and files.

Special Qualifications:
Must be knowledgeable in word, excel, publisher, works and accounting software (QuickBooks).
May be required to operate a vehicle to run errands and therefore must possess a valid NM  driver’s license.
May be required to be a notary public.
Preference may be given to Spanish language communicator (Orally and in writing).

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

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