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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.


POLICE OFFICER I – CERTIFIED PATROL OFFICER
(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#15-16-04
Job Title: Police Officer I – Certified Patrol Officer
Taos Police Department
Classification FLSA: Non-Exempt
Hourly: $17.85- $22.85 (DOE)
Opening Date: May 06, 2016
Closing Date:  May 19, 2016 or 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 or obtain one within 30 days.  Must maintain firearm proficiency.  Must maintain law enforcement certification by completing annual training requirements.

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 Police 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 or until the position is filled.

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LIFEGUARD I
(Internal & External)
Four(4) Temporary

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following four (4) temporary positions with a sunset date of August 31, 2016.

VA#15-16-25
Job Title: Lifeguard I
Aquatics/Recreation Department
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Hourly: $8.59
Opening Date: March 29, 2016
Closing Date: April 12, 2016 or until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of entry level lifeguard, administrative, operations, maintenance and technical duties as needed to coordinate various day-to-day operations of the Swimming Pools including facilities and grounds.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under close supervision of the Aquatics Division Manager and/or supervisor on duty as assigned. Assignments are given daily and work is reviewed frequently.

SUPERVISION  EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Swimming Pool(s): Work is closely controlled and structured by supervisor.  Performs as first line lifeguard, must maintain complete awareness of surroundings keeping track of patrons and their positions in the swimming pools and performing potentially lifesaving rescues when the situation arises.  Participates in regularly scheduled in-service trainings and periodic conditioning exercises.  Protect swimmers and save lives.  Performs first aid, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and utilizes Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) as required. 

Performs general customer services and problem solving, answer phones, educates patrons and citizens regarding operations, programs, policies, procedures, etc.; provides assistance to patrons; operates handicap lift to provide pool access for patrons with ADA requirements; operates cash register to accept fees and payments. Monitors and enforces patron compliance with established operating rules and regulations; prevents food and drink from being consumed in pool area; assures compliance with safety practices and procedures; monitors weather conditions for lightning and removes patrons from pools and showers when lightning is nearby; fits patrons with life jackets.

Assists in the maintenance of the swimming pools, related machinery, equipment and grounds.

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.

Removes bio-hazard materials (vomit, fecal matter, mucus, other bodily wastes, etc.) for the safety and wellbeing of the public.  Follows protocol for dealing with bodily waste in the swimming pools, facilities and grounds.

Assists in implementing various aquatics competitions throughout the year; participates and assists Water Safety Instructors (WSI) in teaching swimming lessons and water aerobics including all levels of swimming and lifesaving skills, following established Red Cross or nationally recognized lesson plans, to children, youth, and adults; creates, reviews and implements lesson plans; monitors activities during recreational swimming to ensure that safety rules are followed.

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

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school, or GED, or currently enrolled in high school, or currently home schooled; AND Must pass preliminary swim test and be able to complete Lifeguard Certification (LGC) within a specified time frame.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of rules, regulations, policies, and procedures typical of a government agency or municipal swimming pools; general facilities and grounds maintenance; interpersonal communication skills; public relations; general water safety principles and practices.

Some Skill in teaching swimming/lifesaving skills to students of all age and skill levels; in monitoring activities and enforcing safety rules to maintain a safe swimming environment; maintaining records and preparing reports the use of office equipment, i.e., personal computer, phone, fax, cash register, adding machine, scanner, digital camera, etc.; various hand tools used in the maintenance of swimming pool equipment; common hand tools; pool testing equipment; power sprayer, gardening tools, floor cleaner, basic math skills; English and grammar skills.

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

Special Qualifications:

Must possess Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid for the Professional Rescuer, Automatic Electronic Defibrillator,   Lifeguard Training and Preventing Disease Transmission, Bloodborne Pathogens certifications from the American Red Cross, or be able to obtain such within a specified time frame. 

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

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FACILITIES SERVICES SPECIALIST
(Internal & External)
Three(3) Temporary

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for three (3) temporary positions with a sunset date of October 21, 2016.

VA#15-16-26
Job Title: Facilities Services Specialist I
Facilities Services Department
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $8.59
Opening Date: May 11, 2016
Closing Date: May 24, 2016 or until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE

Provides a diverse range of general services in regards to the daily maintenance and cleanliness of all Town facilities.  Performs such custodial services activities as, plant material and hanging basket care and maintenance, light equipment operation, maintenance and repair, grounds keeping and /or other related duties in accordance with day to day requirements of Town facilities.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under general supervision of the Facilities Custodial Maintenance Supervisor.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Functions as a team player with all members of the Facilities Services Department to support the cleanliness and serviceability of facilities, grounds, and/or equipment as assigned.  Performs a range of general grounds maintenance and repair activities; operates and maintains light and/or heavy grounds maintenance machinery and equipment, as appropriate; mow and trim lawns and shrubbery using mowers and hand powered trimmers; clear debris from grounds; plant flowers and trees, trim and provide other care; operate and maintain irrigation systems. 
Operates, maintains and adjusts specialized equipment and tools, including electric motors, pumps, power washers, blowers, carpet shampooers, floor buffers and vacuums and other equipment as needed.  Repairs equipment and assures proper operation as necessary.

Performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Education and Experience:

    1. Graduation from high school or GED

    2. AND

    3. One (1) year of general work experience related to one or more of the work areas described above.
    4. OR

    5. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

  2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Some knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in buildings and grounds maintenance and cleaning; interpersonal communication skills; customer service.

    Some Skill in the use of building maintenance and lawn equipment, weed trimmers, electric motors, pumps; miscellaneous hand and power tools for maintenance, painting, plumbing, irrigation etc. 

    Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public; Ability to prioritize multiple tasks; exercise initiative and independent judgment and to act resourcefully under varying conditions; use of radios and/or cell phones; use of ladders or lift equipment; ability to work at heights up to 30 ft., and on ladders and lifts up to 20 ft.  Ability to operate a ¾ ton truck and a gas powered water pump.

  3. Special Qualifications:

    • Must possess a valid State of New Mexico driver's license.
    • Flexible work schedule- (Shifts will be staggered over a seven day period and will not exceed 19 hours a week). 
    • Must be available for 24 hour emergency call out.
    • Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds overhead for a prolonged period of time.


  4. Work Environment:
  5. Incumbent of the position performs in indoor and outdoor work environments and may be subject to changing weather extremes. Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, and reaching. Exposure to cleaning chemicals. Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or airborne particles. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers, audio-visual equipment, and various pieces of office equipment. Essential functions require talking, hearing and seeing and activities involving muscular strain related to lifting, stacking, kneeling, pushing and pulling. Must repeatedly lift and move up to 100 lbs. Must periodically push or pull in excess of 1,000 lbs. with the aid of rollers. Periodic exposure to airborne and blood borne pathogens. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exist.  Common agility, coordination and balance. Mental application utilizes memory for details, listening, patience, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Periodic local travel required in normal course of job performance.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS- If you feel you meet the minimum qualifications for the position and you have the necessary drive and ambition to be part of the Facilities Services Department for the Town of Taos, please submit a complete Town of Taos employment application to: Town of Taos Human Resources Department, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM 87571 or via e-mail: employment@taosgov.com.  Your application must be complete, clear, and include the correct job title and announcement number.  Applications and any attachments become the official property of the Town of Taos and cannot be returned or reused after being submitted.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 P.M. on the closing date listed above or until position is filled.

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POLICE CADET
(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#15-16-27
Job Title: Police Cadet
Taos Police Department
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $16.85
Opening Date: May 06, 2016
Closing Date: May 19, 2016 or until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE
Performs a variety of entry level routine law enforcement duties in a training capacity related to enforcing the laws, maintaining the peace, and protecting the citizens of Taos.  As a non-certified law enforcement officer, performs duties only in the immediate supervision of a senior officer or field-training officer.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of a Lieutenant or Sergeant or assigned certified officer.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Attends police officers standards and training academy to receive instruction and training in the various aspects of law enforcement as required to receive law enforcement certification.

May accompany patrol officers during regular shift; 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.

Performs in-office functions to provided administrative support and learn administrative process prior to receiving P.O.S.T. certification.

Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school; AND No experience necessary;

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of Taos and its street systems; requirements related to certification as a law enforcement officer; interpersonal relations; hazards associated with a career in law enforcement; motor vehicle operation.

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 21 years of age.  Must be clear of a prior criminal record.
Must possess a valid New Mexico State Driver's License.  Must successfully complete State of New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification within 1 year of employment.

Work Environment:

Functions of the position generally performed in a controlled environment, but subject to all seasonal and weather extremes. Constant travel.  Many functions of the work pose high degree of hazard uncertainty.  Physical readiness essential to effective job performance.  Various levels of mental application required, i.e., memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving.  Continuous use of motor skills. Ability to lift up to and above 90 lbs.

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 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 or until the position is filled.

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LIFEGUARD I
(Internal & External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following part-time position.

VA#15-16-28
Job Title: Lifeguard I
Recreation/Aquatics Department
Classification: Non-Exempt
Hourly: $8.59
Opening Date: April 01, 2016
Closing Date: April 15, 2016 or until filled

Performs a variety of entry level lifeguard, administrative, operations, maintenance and technical duties as needed to coordinate various day-to-day operations of the Swimming Pools including facilities and grounds.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under  close supervision of the Aquatics Division Manager and/or supervisor on duty as assigned. Assignments are given daily and work is reviewed frequently.

SUPERVISION  EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Swimming Pool(s): Work is closely controlled and structured by supervisor.  Performs as first line lifeguard, must maintain complete awareness of surroundings keeping track of patrons and their positions in the swimming pools and performing potentially life saving rescues when the situation arises.  Participates in regularly scheduled in-service trainings and periodic conditioning exercises.  Protect swimmers and save lives.  Performs first aid, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and utilizes Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) as required. 

Performs general customer services and problem solving, answer phones, educates patrons and citizens regarding operations, programs, policies, procedures, etc.; provides assistance to patrons; operates handicap lift to provide pool access for patrons with ADA requirements; operates cash register to accept fees and payments
Monitors and enforces patron compliance with established operating rules and regulations; prevents food and drink from being consumed in pool area; assures compliance with safety practices and procedures; monitors weather conditions for lightning and removes patrons from pools and showers when lightning is nearby; fits patrons with life jackets.

Assists in the maintenance of the swimming pools, related machinery, equipment and grounds.

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.

Removes bio-hazard materials (vomit, fecal matter, mucus, other bodily wastes, etc.) for the safety and well being of the public.  Follows protocol for dealing with bodily waste in the swimming pools, facilities and grounds.

Assists in implementing various aquatics competitions throughout the year; participates and assists Water Safety Instructors (WSI) in teaching swimming lessons and water aerobics including all levels of swimming and lifesaving skills, following established Red Cross or nationally recognized lesson plans, to children, youth, and adults; creates, reviews and implements lesson plans; monitors activities during recreational swimming to ensure that safety rules are followed.

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

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school, or GED, or currently enrolled in high school, or currently home school AND Must pass preliminary swim test and be able to complete Lifeguard Certification (LGC) within a specified time frame.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of rules, regulations, policies, and procedures typical of a government agency or municipal swimming pools; general facilities and grounds maintenance; interpersonal communication skills; public relations; general water safety principles and practices.

Some Skill in teaching swimming/lifesaving skills to students of all age and skill levels; in monitoring activities and enforcing safety rules to maintain a safe swimming environment; maintaining records and preparing reports the use of office equipment, i.e., personal computer, phone, fax, cash register, adding machine, scanner, digital camera, etc.; various hand tools used in the maintenance of swimming pool equipment; common hand tools; pool testing equipment; power sprayer,; gardening tools, floor cleaner, basic math skills; English and grammar skills.

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

Special Qualifications:

Must possess Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid for the Professional Rescuer, Automatic Electronic Defibrillator,   Lifeguard Training and Preventing Disease Transmission, Blood borne Pathogens certifications from the American Red Cross, or be able to obtain such within a specified time frame. 

If you feel that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position and that you have the necessary drive and ambition to be part of the Recreation/Aquatics Department please submit a completed Town of Taos application, to: Town of Taos  Human Resources Department, 400 Camino De La Placita Taos, NM 87571.  Your application must be complete, clear, and include the correct job title and announcement number. Applications and 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 the closing date listed above or until the position is filled

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CUSTOMER SERVICE TECHNICIAN
(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#15-16-29
Job Title: Customer Service Technician
Finance Department/Utility Billing Division
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $12.21 - $12.95
Opening Date: April 12, 2016
Closing Date: April 25, 2016 or until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of full performance, routine and complex clerical duties as needed to expedite the billing, collection and processing of utility account transactions. Provides timely, accurate, and appropriate customer service, clerical, and/or accounting support to an assigned program, service, or department.  Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, and responding to customer issues.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the close to general supervision of the Customer Service Manager and Lead Customer Service Technician.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Interacts with customers to provide the appropriate level of response to inquiries, issues of concern, and requests for information, or explanation, regarding various services, processes, policies, and procedures.  Refers matters requiring policy interpretation, or technical expertise to the appropriate staff for resolution. Assists to open and close utility accounts; makes entry by service order system; receives payments by phone, mail-in and over-the-counter.

Performs daily "start work" activities such as opening and preparing cash register and/or drawer, etc.; processes transactions, calculates and prepares credit and debit entries; posts utility payments and receipts transactions for various town revenues, i.e., licenses, fines, fees, tickets and related town services; follows established processes and procedures based upon department policies; balances receipts and cash drawer and prepares daily bank deposits.

Provides assistance to ensure the proper use and completion of forms and documents; enters data and related information into database, verifies accuracy of information, conducts research; handles inquiries related to utility accounts; initiates service orders to appropriate departments; assists customers with service changes; performs telephone follow up as needed; monitors changes in service; identifies action needed to up date account records, such as name changes, ownership changes, change of address and other change requests.

Updates accounts, provides accurate documentation, creates and updates files, completes forms, enter and verifies data, and processes documents and transactions in various mediums and formats; utilizes installed software on a personal computer to provide consistent, accurate, and timely records and information.

Initiates collection activities for payments received with NSF checks; and processes monthly collection reports to appropriate department; prepares various accounting reports; including activity reports showing number and type of account transactions, number of connections and disconnections; prepare balancing report by comparing receipts with total daily revenue.

Reviews State of New Mexico application for Combined Reporting System (CRS) Numbers; issues CRS Numbers and mails original applications to the New Mexico Taxation & Revenue Dept.; dispatches meter reader to service call; assists in the monthly landfill billing process; mails follow-up billings and account reports requested by customers and perform telephone follow up as needed; prepares and completes service orders to appropriate departments internal and external; assists on annual field audit on waste containers and customers’ accounts to assure accurate billing; assist in the processing of reports on delinquent accounts to legal department; prepares monthly reports to various departments internal and external.

May be responsible for the transportation of deposits to local banks or running errands using town vehicle. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED AND Two (2) years of responsible experience related to above duties; OR An equivalent combination of education or experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of general office maintenance and practices;  utility billing and collection procedures and processes; operation of computer terminal in utilizing various software programs (MS Word, Excel, Access) related to word and work processing, spreadsheet and data base management;  operation of standard office equipment;  basic mathematics and bookkeeping;  interpersonal communication skills and telephone etiquette; public relations.

Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing;  communicate effectively with irate customers;  perform basic mathematical  calculations;  maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive administrative information; operate personal computer (windows) in utilizing various programs to produce or compose formal documents, reports and records;  operate standard office equipment;  develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

Special Qualifications:

Computer knowledge.  Excellent customer service skills.  Must be required to maintain a valid NM driver’s license as needed.

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 Utilities Billing Division 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 or until the position is filled.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE TECHNICIAN
(Internal & External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following temporary full-time position.

VA#15-16-30
Job Title: Customer Service Technician
Finance Department/Utility Billing Division
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $12.21 - $12.95
Opening Date: April 12, 2016
Closing Date: April 25, 2016

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of full performance, routine and complex clerical duties as needed to expedite the billing, collection and processing of utility account transactions. Provides timely, accurate, and appropriate customer service, clerical, and/or accounting support to an assigned program, service, or department.  Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, and responding to customer issues.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the close to general supervision of the Customer Service Manager and Lead Customer Service Technician.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Interacts with customers to provide the appropriate level of response to inquiries, issues of concern, and requests for information, or explanation, regarding various services, processes, policies, and procedures.  Refers matters requiring policy interpretation, or technical expertise to the appropriate staff for resolution. Assists to open and close utility accounts; makes entry by service order system; receives payments by phone, mail-in and over-the-counter.

Performs daily "start work" activities such as opening and preparing cash register and/or drawer, etc.; processes transactions, calculates and prepares credit and debit entries; posts utility payments and receipts transactions for various town revenues, i.e., licenses, fines, fees, tickets and related town services; follows established processes and procedures based upon department policies; balances receipts and cash drawer and prepares daily bank deposits.

Provides assistance to ensure the proper use and completion of forms and documents; enters data and related information into database, verifies accuracy of information, conducts research; handles inquiries related to utility accounts; initiates service orders to appropriate departments; assists customers with service changes; performs telephone follow up as needed; monitors changes in service; identifies action needed to up date account records, such as name changes, ownership changes, change of address and other change requests.

Updates accounts, provides accurate documentation, creates and updates files, completes forms, enter and verifies data, and processes documents and transactions in various mediums and formats; utilizes installed software on a personal computer to provide consistent, accurate, and timely records and information.

Initiates collection activities for payments received with NSF checks; and processes monthly collection reports to appropriate department; prepares various accounting reports; including activity reports showing number and type of account transactions, number of connections and disconnections; prepare balancing report by comparing receipts with total daily revenue.

Reviews State of New Mexico application for Combined Reporting System (CRS) Numbers; issues CRS Numbers and mails original applications to the New Mexico Taxation & Revenue Dept.; dispatches meter reader to service call; assists in the monthly landfill billing process; mails follow-up billings and account reports requested by customers and perform telephone follow up as needed; prepares and completes service orders to appropriate departments internal and external; assists on annual field audit on waste containers and customers’ accounts to assure accurate billing; assist in the processing of reports on delinquent accounts to legal department; prepares monthly reports to various departments internal and external.

May be responsible for the transportation of deposits to local banks or running errands using town vehicle. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED AND Two (2) years of responsible experience related to above duties; OR An equivalent combination of education or experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of general office maintenance and practices;  utility billing and collection procedures and processes; operation of computer terminal in utilizing various software programs (MS Word, Excel, Access) related to word and work processing, spreadsheet and data base management;  operation of standard office equipment;  basic mathematics and bookkeeping;  interpersonal communication skills and telephone etiquette; public relations.

Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing;  communicate effectively with irate customers;  perform basic mathematical  calculations;  maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive administrative information; operate personal computer (windows) in utilizing various programs to produce or compose formal documents, reports and records;  operate standard office equipment;  develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

Special Qualifications:

Computer knowledge.  Excellent customer service skills.  Must be required to maintain a valid NM driver’s license as needed.

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 Utilities Billing Division 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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FACILITIES SERVICES 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#15-16-31
Job Title: Facilities Services Director
Facilities Services Department
Classification: Exempt
Salary: DOE (Depending on Experience)
Opening Date: May 16, 2016
Closing Date: May 27, 2016 or until filled

GENERAL PURPOSE:
Performs a variety of administrative and managerial duties related to planning, organizing, coordinating, controlling, staffing and directing the Facilities Department

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 
Works under the general supervision of the Town Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  
The Facilities Director   provides general supervision to all department personnel, directly or through division supervisors, including administrative support staff. Provides oversight of consultants, contractors, suppliers and professionals contracted to perform required contract work to supplement the department staff, when needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Serve as a representative of the Town of Taos demonstrating a positive attitude and progressive actions through the display of professionalism, courtesy, and appropriate tact and discretion in all interactions with other employees and with the public.

  1. Facilities Services Division: (Examples of Duties)
    Responsible directly or through staff for the maintenance and operation of all Town owned or operated properties and facilities, including leased and rented properties or facilities.  As such;
    • Performs an annual analysis of the physical and operational condition of all facilities and properties.
    • Develops annual and on-going maintenance plans to preserve and extend the life of the Town’s facilities.
    • Develops a program of capital replacement for all facilities and equipment under the Department’s jurisdiction.
    • Develops the facilities element of the Town’s ICIP to plan for restoration, preservation, rehabilitation and replacement of facilities, plant and equipment, including specialized equipment and facilities of the Youth and Family Center and Town concert venues and parks.
    • Serves as Project Manager for all facilities rehabilitation, remodeling, expansion and construction projects.
    • Plans, schedules and oversees the daily maintenance, janitorial, meeting and special events needs of the Town for all Town owned or operated facilities and properties.
    • Tracks any monitors applicable leases or rental agreements made by or for the Town.
    • Determines when and who to procure for professional and contracted services.
    • Directs the establishment and regular maintenance of a tool, equipment and materials inventory by the Department.
    • Recommends on hiring, firing and discipline for department staff, consistent with the Town Personnel Policy.
    • Monitors and supervises the general upkeep of the Taos Plaza and the Historic District.
    • Supervises the maintenance of the grounds of Town properties, including snow removal, leaf and trash collection, landscaping, lighting, sidewalk and trail repair, as needed.
    • Monitors utility usage and recommends on energy and water conservation measures to be implemented.
    • Oversees the construction, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical lighting, holiday and special events staging and equipment and the Town’s solar energy arrays.
    • May participate on a variety of facilities and construction-related review committees for affordable housing, capital improvements and property/facilities assessment, disposal and acquisition.
    • Responsible for the installation and maintenance of Town facility fire, smoke, security and surveillance systems.
    • Responsible for ensuring that all facilities meet all NM building, fire and other codes and represent safe and healthy working environments, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical and ADA compliance.
    • Ensure that all staff under the candidate’s supervision and all project sites practice safe workplace best practices.
    • May be required to provide supervision or training opportunities in developing in-house capabilities for staff to perform required work assigned to the department in such areas as  HVAV, electrical, carpentry, mechanical, plumbing, mechanical, irrigation, audio-visual installation, and other areas as applicable.

  2.  Parks and Recreation Division: (Examples of Duties)
    • May be required to oversee the scheduling, use, and maintenance of property and facilities under the Parks and Recreation Division.
    • Responsible for the installation or construction, maintenance and repair of infrastructure related to the Parks and Recreation Division.

General Duties:
Plans, directs, coordinates and controls the activities of the department staff; determines and provides for a safe, hazard and harassment free work environment; determines work priorities and delegates work assignments and daily work schedules to subordinate personnel and supervisors within this department.  Develops guidelines and deadlines; initiates studies; oversees projects; provides quality assurance review of work in progress; assures that services delivered by departmental staff meet quality and timeliness standards;  Determines who will be responsible for work assignments, oversees personnel functions of the department which includes: interviewing, screening and hiring of new department members; supervises and coordinates the training of new personnel; evaluates employee performance; handles disciplinary matters and involves the Human Resources Department accordingly; performs critical incident or emergency decision making often without established guidelines.

Develops and manages a variety of systems, and creates and establishes guidelines for the implementation of buildings and grounds operations; responsible for highly varied work programs requiring broad professional knowledge and experience, and the exercise of substantial independent judgment and discretion; this position requires the ability to manage multiple priorities and functions while maintaining a balance between patrons, staff and affiliated user groups.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Education and Experience:
    1.  Graduation from high school or a GED, with specialized post high school technical training, trades apprenticeship, certification/licensure or education in construction, construction management, facilities management, architecture, or a related field;

    2. AND
    3. A minimum of five (5) years of experience in facilities management and/or construction;

    4. OR
    5. An acceptable combination of education, experience and license(s)/certification(s);

    6. A minimum of five (5) years of experience at the project, facility or department management level for government or the private sector.
      The ideal candidate should hold a NM GB-98 General Contractor License, NM Certified Building Official or Building Inspector’s License, or similar certification/licensure from the State of New Mexico or be able to obtain or transfer such a certification/license within 6 months.

      Candidate must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver’s License and be bondable and insurable.

  2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: To successfully perform the duties of a Director of Facilities Services, a person must possess excellent verbal communication, writing and reporting skills. Strong interpersonal skills are also extremely important, because this candidate will be required to confer with a variety of people from all demographics. The candidate must also be able to manage multiple projects at once. Exceptional management skills are imperative, as he/she will be required to motivate a team of trade professionals who will perform their duties.  The candidate must also possess problem-solving skills and the ability to manage a budget.

  3. Work Environment:
    Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls, with the need for field inspections of facilities and properties as well as field supervision of projects and staff on an as needed basis.

    Tasks require variety of physical activities; generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, climbing, sitting, reaching, lifting, etc. (occasionally move up to 50 pounds).  Talking, hearing and seeing essential to the performance of the job. Employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. Daily exposure to weather extremes and seasonal conditions. Frequently exposure to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, discriminating thinking.  Frequent local travel required in normal course of job performance.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS- If you feel you meet the minimum qualifications for the position and you have the necessary drive and ambition to be part of the Facilities Services Department for the Town of Taos, please submit a complete Town of Taos employment application to: Town of Taos Human Resources Department, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM 87571 or via e-mail: employment@taosgov.com.  Your application must be complete, clear, and include the correct job title and announcement number.  Applications and any attachments become the official property of the Town of Taos and cannot be returned or reused after being submitted.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 P.M. on the closing date listed above or until the position is filled.

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