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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.


LIFEGUARD I – FIVE TEMPORARY
(Internal) & (External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for five (5) temporary positions with a sunset date of August 28, 2015.

VA#14-15-29
Job Title: Lifeguard I
Aquatics Recreation Department
Classification: - Non - Exempt
Hourly: $8.59
Opening Date: March 30, 2015
Closing Date:  Opened 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 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 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 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, Blood borne 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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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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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#14-15-27
Job Title: Police Officer I – Certified Patrol Officer
Taos Police Department
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $15.85 - $20.85
Opening Date: March 24, 2015
Closing Date: April 27, 2015

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 Police Department  Preliminary Application for Employment 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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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, 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#14-15-26
Job Title: Police Cadet
Taos Police Department
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Hourly: $14.85 - $15.85
Opening Date: March 24, 2015
Closing Date: April 27, 2015

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.

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 Police Department Preliminary Application for Employment 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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PUBLIC UTILITIES OPERATOR
(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, HMO & PPO or Presbyterian, State of New Mexico Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) Retirement, personal leave and holiday pay, employee development and training programs and much more!

VA#14-15-30
Job Title: Public Utilities Operator
Public Works/Utilities Department
Classification: FLSA Non-Exempt
Hourly: $10.43
Opening Date: April 14, 2015
Closing Date: April 24, 2015

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of entry level skilled duties in the operation of heavy and light equipment in the construction, repair, maintenance, and replacement of various components of the Town public utilities systems, including water distribution, wastewater collection or related public utilities operations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

General: Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment, cleans equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to supervisor. Performs all other assigned tasks.

Meter Reader: Operates electronic, hand-held meter reading instruments; reads commercial and residential utility water meters on assigned routes and records meter readings; rereads "exception list" meters; loads meter readings from hand held meter reading units into computer and unloads route information from hand held meter reading units; processes meter data as needed to prepare billing notices for printing and mailing.

Performs general customer service in communicating account activity; actions related to connections and disconnections of water service; interacts with the public on meter reading questions.

Visually checks operation of meters and reports tampering or damage; may perform general and routine meter repairs; performs seasonal duties, insulates meters to prevent freezing; responds to service calls to thaw frozen lines or connections; utilizes torch or thawing equipment.

Notes readings which appear to be high or low and assists in meter repair as needed; maintains accurate records of readings, schedules, damaged meters, etc., and forwards information to the appropriate Town workers.

Performs preventative maintenance on assigned vehicle and keeps vehicle in good working order.

Water Systems: Operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of Town water facilities and systems.

Performs installation or repair of water service connections, repairs, maintains or replaces fire hydrants water meters; meter cans, meter valves, etc.; repairs water mains; thaws frozen lines and water meters; insulates water meters; cleans and maintains storage tanks and well houses; connects and disconnects service; searches out main water valves; repairs water line leaks; assists in placement of pipe and water regulators; removes, disassembles, cleans or replaces defective parts of regulators, collects water samples to assure compliance with all local, state, and federal standards and regulations. Maintenance of well and water storage tank sites.

Inspects and/or repairs Mix equipment or other chlorination units, booster pumping stations, water meters, storage tanks, wells,  pump oil units, water softeners,  etc., at frequent intervals to insure that all aspects of the systems are functioning properly; maintains a variety of records relating to inspections, maintenance activity, water supply, consumption, etc.; monitors SCADA/telemetry equipment to assure proper operations.

Wastewater System: Operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of Town wastewater and storm drain systems; operates and maintains the wastewater collection system, and lift stations to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge, and effluent in order to meet NPDES or other local, state or federal regulations.

Inspects drainage reservoir and drainage channels, performs maintenance of drainage reservoir and channels including repairing fence, planting grass, removing unwanted vegetation, oiling gates, etc.; uses sewer TV/ camera equipment, gas meters, and other testing devices, monitors explosive and hazardous sewer gasses. Determines where replacement or repair of lines are necessary, determines necessity and quantity of chemicals needed to maintain safe conditions; performs manual and TV inspections of main and side sewer installation for compliance with regulations and requirements; conducts smoke and dye tests to locate problem areas and leaks.  Responds to hazardous materials and flood emergencies; works as a member of Hazardous Materials and Flood Control Response Crews; neutralizes spills, performs traffic control; evacuates areas as necessary. Performs grease trap inspections to assure proper flow of sewer line and to meet NPDES or other local, state or federal regulations; maintains proper records of all grease trap inspections. Performs installation of sewer lines and manholes.

Provides operational information to the water departments as well as meter readings to finance department; assists utility departments to locate meters when repairs or replacements are required.

Assist other departments when needed, or as assigned.  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:

Entry level knowledge of drawings and specifications, grades, machinery, materials, and methods of constructing water distribution lines, wastewater collection lines and drainage systems, etc.; safety standards related to utility line construction; hazards common to heavy equipment operation; equipment maintenance and repair; legal liabilities associated with utility systems construction, maintenance; basic computer operations and various software applications; the standard practices, methods, materials and tools necessary for pipe line construction and repair activities; pipe fitting procedures, pipe classifications and type;  the occupational hazards and safety precautions of trench work construction and pipeline maintenance work;  sewer pipe installation and repair (clay & PVC); cross connection control methods and standards; state or federal regulations governing installation and maintenance of water systems;  water quality laws.

Entry level skill in the operation of heavy mechanized equipment as required by the position; i.e, backhoe, Vactor, sewer jet trailer, excavator, manhole tripod and safety equipment, level transit equipment, forklift, trench safety equipment, jack hammer, compressor, saws, tamper, plate compactor, pumps and motors, boring equipment, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, mechanic tools and sheep foot rollers.  

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

Special Qualifications:
Must possess valid state of New Mexico driver's license.  Appropriate CDL and “B” endorsement may be required within one (1) year of employment. Must possess a state of New Mexico Water Systems Operator I or New Mexico Wastewater Systems I certification within one (1) year of employment. May be required to become HAZMAT certified. Must be able to lift 50-lbs.  Must be willing to work on-call duty and 24 hour standby.

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 Public Works/Utilities 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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NETWORK SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
(Internal) & (External)

The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following full-time position which includes an excellent benefit package; 100% major medical premium paid for employee with a choice of State of New Mexico Blue Cross Blue Shield, 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#14-15-28
Job Title: Network Systems Administrator
Executive Department
Classification: FLSA Exempt
Salary: Depending on Experience (DOE)
Opening Date: April 21, 2015
Closing Date: April 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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