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Taos County Employment Opportunity: FGP/SCP and Meals on Wheels Driver- Senior Employment Program (SEP) Senior Program Site - Amalia 

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JOB TITLE: FGP/SCP and Meals on Wheels Driver- Senior Employment Program (SEP) Senior Program Site - Amalia 

ENTRY LEVEL: $7.50 per hour 

CLASSIFICATION: Grant Funded/Part-Time/Non - Exempt (FLSA)

DEFINITION: Performs working level skilled tasks to transport the Foster Grandparents and/or Senior Companions to their volunteer site. The driver is also responsible to deliver meals to home-bound elderly during the noon hour. The driver is responsible for picking up and transporting volunteers and delivering meals in a timely fashion. The position is administered by State Funded Senior Employment Program following established New Mexico Aging & Long Term Services Department (ALTSD) and the NCNMEDD Non-Metro AAA Employment Program Guidelines.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school;

AND

B. At least three years’ experience as a driver;

 

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of all traffic laws and regulations pertaining to public safety; able also knowledge of procedures, tools, equipment and materials used in custodial work; safety practices of custodial work and use of cleaning agents and equipment.

Ability to understand all gauges in vehicle, judge distances, and speeds to insure ant safety of passengers; operate tools and equipment used in custodial work; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to perform heavy lifting and other duties requiring moderate physical strength.  Ability to develop working relationship with other employees and supervisor(s).

 

3. Special Qualifications:

• Persons who are 55 years of age or older.

• Residents of New Mexico. 

• Must have a gross family income that meets the income eligibility requirements specified in the Older Americans Act Section 518 paragraphs (3) and (4) as implemented at 20 CFR Part 641 (as amended) 

• Shall not exceed  twenty (20) hours per week 

• Must possess a valid driver’s license.

• Must be capable of communicating both in English and Spanish. 

• Good driving record for past five years.

 

TAOS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, ANCESTRY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SPOUSAL AFFILIATION OR GENDER IDENTITY.

The last day to apply for this position is Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

This job announcement gives only a brief description of the position.  A complete job description can be obtained at the Taos County Administration Office, 105 Albright Street, Suite J, Taos, NM 87571 or by calling (575) 737-6312.


Taos County Job Description

 

Job Title: FGP/SCP and Meals on Wheels Driver
Job Code: 1750
Division: Senior Program
Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Department: Senior Program
Last Revised:
FLSA: Non-Exempt/Grant Funded
Pay grade: 1

 

GENERAL PURPOSE
Performs working level skilled tasks to transport the Foster Grandparents and/or Senior Companions to their volunteer site. The driver is also responsible to deliver meals to home-bound elderly during the noon hour. The driver is responsible for picking up and transporting volunteers and delivering meals in a timely fashion. 

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the direct supervision of the Site Manager, Program Coordinator/SAMS and Senior Program Director; 

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
None.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The person in this position shall provide the following type of services to the volunteers assigned to either meals on wheels, FGP or SCP Programs and Homebound Elderly: 

• Shall be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the vehicle assigned to carry out the job responsibilities of this position to include the proper working condition and cleanliness of the vehicle.

• Shall deliver meals to seniors within the designated route and ensure that all meals and drinks are tested for proper temperature and ensure that all forms for delivery are signed and all protocol for delivery of meals are followed.

• Shall inspect the vehicle on a daily basis, ensuring that the vehicle is safe and road worthy utilizing the daily maintenance log provided by the agency. 

• Shall maintain a vehicle maintenance log, documenting all repairs and inspections of the vehicle. 

• Shall record on a daily basis miles traveled recording the beginning and ending odometer readings. This record shall be submitted on a monthly basis for review by the immediate supervisor. 

• Shall be responsible for maintain a passenger log that identifies the service they received other transportation and the designated location. 

• Shall when necessary assist the program participant by providing transportation services to and from destination deemed necessary to meet his or her daily needs. 

• Shall, when deemed necessary assist the participant to physical get on and off the vehicle and escort them to the facility required for service. 

• Shall provide transportation to program participants, to scheduled Agency approved activities that may include out-of-town travel and other related sponsored activities. 

 

Shall be responsible for ensuring that all Foster Grandparent and Senior companion participants are transported on time for their scheduled volunteer assignments. 

As part of the duties and responsibilities of the Meals-on-Wheels Program, the person in this position shall be responsible for the following activities on a daily basis: 

 

• Shall maintain an accurate log of the persons assigned for service on his/her route. 

• Shall help package the home-delivered meals as per program Policy. 

• Shall maintain an accurate log of first tray and last tray delivered on a daily basis as part of program policy requirements. 

• Shall maintain a mileage transportation log for the home-delivered meal route assigned. 

• Shall ensure that all re-usable trays are picked up daily and when service is discontinued to a client. 

• Shall collect all program income donations from the homebound client and tum them over to the person responsible for receipting. 

• Shall distribute menus, program income envelopes and other literature regarding caring for the meals on a monthly basis. 

• Shall be responsible for notifying the immediate supervisor of any changes regarding the meal recipient that may affect the continuation of service. 

• Shall report any emergency situation as indicated on the recipient registration form. 

• Shall report any request to discontinue service as per participant request to the immediate supervisor. 

• Shall report any motor vehicle accident to law enforcement, contact the immediate supervisor and submit a written report on the accident. 

• Perform  all other duties as assigned and requested by the supervisor or agency director

 

Shall ensure that all safety measures be used while transporting participants to and from residents and obey all traffic laws and regulations pertaining to transportation vehicles.

Shall maintain the facility and grounds clean and free for litter on a daily basis also keel inventory of all equipment and supplies needed to keep the facility and grounds clean. 

Assists the kitchen staff in preparing, serving, etc. meals

Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school;

AND

B. At least three years’ experience as a driver;

 

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of all traffic laws and regulations pertaining to public safety; able also knowledge of procedures, tools, equipment and materials used in custodial work; safety practices of custodial work and use of cleaning agents and equipment.

Ability to understand all gauges in vehicle, judge distances, and speeds to insure ant safety of passengers; operate tools and equipment used in custodial work; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to perform heavy lifting and other duties requiring moderate physical strength.  Ability to develop working relationship with other employees and supervisor(s).

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Must be capable of communicating both in English and Spanish. 

Good driving record for past five years.

 

4. Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs both indoor and outdoor physically demanding duties.  Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as lifting, walking, standing, stooping, reaching, hearing and seeing.   Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity required.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking, guided problem solving.  May be required to lift if excess of 50 pounds in normal course of job performance.

 

Disclaimer: The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.  Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This job description supersedes earlier versions.

 

Taos County Employment Opportunity: Road Maintenance Operator II 

Internal and External

 

JOB TITLE: Road Maintenance Operator II 

ENTRY LEVEL: $13.55 per hour 

CLASSIFICATION: Classified/Non - Exempt (FLSA)

DEFINITION: Performs journey level skilled tasks in the operation and maintenance of light to heavy duty equipment as   needed to construct, maintain or repair county traffic control devices, roads, bridges, culverts and flood channels.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and Experience:

A. Sufficient education and training to demonstrate an aptitude or ability to perform above and related duties;

AND

B. Four (4) years of experience in operation and maintenance of medium and heavy sized equipment;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of various light to heavy equipment; hazards and safety precautions related to construction and equipment operation; traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations; construction methods and procedures typical to county service systems; equipment parts and preventive maintenance for the same.

Journey level skill in the operation of heavy mechanized equipment as required by the position, i.e., Roller, Sweeper,  10-Wheel Dump, Loader, Belly Dump, Track Loader, Cat/Dozer, Road Grader, Sanders, mowers, Water Truck, etc.

Ability to follow OSHA regulations related to hazardous conditions; operate simple to complex heavy duty equipment; operate heavy equipment in various conditions; perform manual tasks for sustained periods of time; perform minor equipment maintenance and repair; follow written and verbal instructions; read and understand prints and plans; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, the public and supervisors.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid “Class A” New Mexico Commercial Drivers License (CDL).

May be required to obtain tanker endorsements. 

Must be able to pass ICC physical and maintain medical certificate.

Must be flagging certified.

Completes regular OSHA and traffic control training.

May required to become certified to operate county heavy equipment by passing departmental field and operations testing.

Must be able to comply with applicable county and departmental policies and safety standards.

 

TAOS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, ANCESTRY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SPOUSAL AFFILIATION OR GENDER IDENTITY.

The last day to apply for this position is Friday, August 8, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

This job announcement gives only a brief description of the position.  A complete job description can be obtained at the Taos County Administration Office, 105 Albright Street, Suite J, Taos, NM 87571 or by calling (575) 737-6312. 


Taos County Job Description

Job Title: Road Maintenance Operator II
Job Code: 1721
Division: Operations
Effective Date: 11/30/10
Department: Public Works
Last Revised: 10/09
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Paygrade: 12

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs journey level skilled tasks in the operation and maintenance of light to heavy duty equipment as needed to construct, maintain or repair county traffic control devices, roads, bridges, culverts and flood channels.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Road Foreman.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May provide close supervision to less experienced Road Maintenance Operators I or Laborer(s) while in training or on a project-by-project basis.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

May perform as an assigned lead worker; operates specialized heavy equipment such as road grader, dozer, and medium equipment such as backhoe, front-end loader, belly-dump, water wagon, roller, transports, salt spreader, dump truck, “brush hog weed cutter” and other similar equipment in the maintenance, construction and repair of county road system, i.e. culverts, bridges, etc; clears flood control channels to prevent blockage, clears culverts of debris; repairs pot holes, highway shoulders, lays road cover and gravel; performs show removal as needed. 

Operates trucks, dump trucks and pups, snow plow and salt spreader in hauling, plowing and cleaning streets and highways; repairs and replaces highway markers and road signs; operates mower to clear and manage weed growth; controls tree growth in the right-of-ways; operates dozer as needed to control fires by pushing fire breaks; operates chain saw to perform bush and tree trimming.

Follows signing programs in compliance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and other applicable standards; erects construction and work zone signing, i.e., barricades, flashing lights, etc.;  as a crew member, installs and maintains various road signs; performs as a worksite flagger as needed.

Checks and services assigned equipment; performs routine maintenance and emergency repairs; reports mechanical problems to the shop for repair; operates a variety of hand and power tools in performing general maintenance of vehicles and equipment; may assist in the fabrication of equipment parts.

May serve as lead worker on a limited basis over an assigned crew for the completion of an assigned project such as repairing a street or maintaining a flood control channel.

May train and instruct less skilled employees in the proper operation and general maintenance of heavy and medium sized equipment.

Performs duties with due regard for personal safety, that of other employees and the public; may assist in training less experienced operators in proper safety practices; performs as a flagger when assigned to assure safety while working on highways.

Performs general maintenance duties such as fence mending, yard upkeep, power washing and equipment cleaning, etc.; may perform basic welding and light mechanic work.

Performs other duties (including general labor) as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Sufficient education and training to demonstrate an aptitude or ability to perform above and related duties;

AND

B. Four (4) years of experience in operation and maintenance of medium and heavy sized equipment;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of various light to heavy equipment; hazards and safety precautions related to construction and equipment operation; traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations; construction methods and procedures typical to county service systems; equipment parts and preventive maintenance for the same.

Journey level skill in the operation of heavy mechanized equipment as required by the position, i.e., Roller, Sweeper,  10-Wheel Dump, Loader, Belly Dump, Track Loader, Cat/Dozer, Road Grader, Sanders, mowers, Water Truck, etc.

Ability to follow OSHA regulations related to hazardous conditions; operate simple to complex heavy duty equipment; operate heavy equipment in various conditions; perform manual tasks for sustained periods of time; perform minor equipment maintenance and repair; follow written and verbal instructions; read and understand prints and plans; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, the public and supervisors.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid “Class A” New Mexico Commercial Drivers License (CDL).

May be required to obtain tanker endorsements. 

Must be able to pass ICC physical and maintain medical certificate.

Must be flagging certified.

Completes regular OSHA and traffic control training.

May required to become certified to operate county heavy equipment by passing departmental field and operations testing.

Must be able to comply with applicable county and departmental policies and safety standards.

 

4. Work Environment:

Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, and lifting.  Aspects of the work require talking, hearing and seeing. Periodic lifting required to perform daily tasks, up to 50 pounds.  Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and some guided problem solving.  Continuous travel in automobile or heavy equipment required in job performance. Daily exposure dust, chemicals and to changing weather extremes and seasonal conditions.

 Disclaimer: The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.  Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This job description supersedes earlier versions.

 

Taos County Employment Opportunity: Network Administrator- Webmaster  

Internal & External  

JOB TITLE: Network Administrator- Webmaster    

ENTRY LEVEL: $18.47 - $22.40 per hour DOE

CLASSIFICATION: Confidential/ Non-Exempt (FLSA)

DEFINITION: Performs a variety of working level professional technical support duties as needed to install and maintain county-wide information, telecommunication, and data processing operations of the county and assure the effective and efficient operation of county web sites and web applications.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Educations and Experience:

A. Graduation from college with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, communication technology, electronics, data management or related field;

AND

B. Two (2) years of responsible experience performing above and related duties; specific experience computer system and software management is preferred;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of data base management, system design concepts, detailed logical flow charts; computer language, coding and automatic data processing equipment; computer capabilities; algebra and related mathematics essential to computer programming; information system management concepts; methods and standards for project control; hardware configurations and capabilities; operating system fundamentals; data communication concepts; documentation procedures; server programs, fourth generation programming languages; Microcomputers and Microsoft operating systems; county data bases; “Helpdesk” support methods, organization and procedures, automated operations, job scheduling, report distribution, etc.; interpersonal communication skills; interrelationships of various county departments; data base management, system design concepts, information system management concepts; methods and standards for project control; hardware configurations and capabilities; operating system fundamentals; data communication concepts; documentation procedures; technical programming.

Ability to plan and develop logical applications of computer technology to address complex alpha and numeric problems; analyze a variety of problems and arrive at alternative solutions applicable to computerization, communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with elected officials; technicians, vendors, supervisors, and co workers.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with the following certifications: MCSE, MCSD (Microsoft), CCNA (Cisco) Certified. 

 

TAOS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, ANCESTRY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SPOUSAL AFFILIATION OR GENDER IDENTITY.

The last day to apply for this position is Wednesday, August 6, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

This job announcement gives only a brief description of the position.  A complete job description can be obtained at the Taos County Administration Office, 105 Albright Street, Suite J, Taos, NM 87571 or by calling (575) 737-6312.


Taos County Job Description

Job Title: Network Administrator-Webmaster
Job Code: 1205
Division: Operations
Effective Date: 11/30/10
Department: Management Information Systems
Last Revised: 6/13
FLSA:  Non-Exempt Confidential Employee
Paygrade: 20

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of working level professional technical support duties as needed to install and maintain county-wide information, telecommunication, and data processing operations of the county and assure the effective and efficient operation of county web sites and web applications.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the broad policy guidance and direction of MIS Director.  

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
(Performs Some or All of the Following)

Network Administration:  Manages Local Area Networks (LANS), Wireless Area Networks (WLANS) and Virtual Networks for performance and security; installs, maintains and monitors the operation of county and library networks in conjunction with State LAN and UEN; recommends and implements LAN, WAN policies and standards and ensures adherence to proper standards; maintains contact with outside organizations for the maintenance, service and purchase of LAN equipment.

Maintains operating systems running a multitude of various applications and databases; tracks hardware/software inventory and licenses related to proprietary software; performs maintenance on servers, desktops, laptops and peripheral equipment; specifies requirements and manages the development of internal IT based services and projects as assigned.

Reviews security issues and access control mechanisms to prevent unwanted access to county/state networks; adheres to network change management and configurations that meet required security policy; develops new methodologies to improve networking performance and client service.

Design install, test, verify and validate firewall systems; utilizes current trends, principles and practices for information assurance and network security; evaluates, troubleshoots and debugs network performance issues, i.e., availability, utilization, throughput and latency focusing on network design and protocol security.

Oversees day-to-day administrative functions of the Data Center; recommends upgrades, patches and new applications and equipment; manages data center operations including climate control, power, security, hardware and software; assess changing technology to determine impact upon existing systems.

Maintains, installs and expands network infrastructure; installs or replaces hardware, assembles computers and components; network wiring and related components; installs switches, punch panels, rack equipment and backup power sources.

Webmaster: Designs and builds county website; generates graphical elements; organizes content into logical groupings, designs user interface, assists content providers in publishing information; updates site content.

Supports and manages individual department websites; optimizes graphics for the web; monitors sites for compliance with County web policies; assists department personnel with content updates; provides tools for site management.

Designs and implements web and database hardware solutions; determines required server specifications; works with County network personnel to insure system compatibility; selects, orders, and installs hardware as approved.

Manages all aspects of web and database server hardware; installs and configures operating system and other relevant software; updates software as required; creates server user accounts; insures that proper security is in place; creates and updates DNS entries as needed.

Monitors County web plans and policies to determine need of updates; proposes updates as necessary; monitors all county web sites for compliance with policies.

Monitors equipment enhancements and computer industry advancements to determine need and feasibility of web technology upgrades; selects orders and installs upgrades as approved.

Designs, writes application programs including web-based applications and database systems; meets with County personnel to identify system needs; designs database schema; manages live databases; provides documentation and ongoing support.

Provides group and one-on-one training for web users; provides "on-demand" assistance and consultation related to software enhancements; maintains software library; assures product registrations.

Procurement: In conjunction with the County Purchasing Officer oversees the procurement and purchasing operations of the Management Informations Systems for the County; evaluates ongoing effectiveness of existing procurement system to assure efficiency and effectiveness; assures compliance with state laws, rules and regulations.

Maintains involvement with various vendors and suppliers as needed to establish effective and profitable business relationships; creates and maintains vendor lists; determines “sole source” vendor qualifications; negotiates with vendors, suppliers, and service providers for price breaks and volume discounts, expedited delivery dates and other needs in order to assure effective county operations

Fixed Assets: In conjunction with the County Fixed Asset Manager enters and/or electronically scans barcodes and updates fixed asset information; tracks all new purchases, all inter-departmental transfers, and all property disposals for all departments; prepare and tracks special database on sensitive items inventory; prepares ad-hoc reports on fixed assets for individual department requests.

Disaster Recovery: Participates in the development and maintenance of systems integrity; develops and maintains backup and recovery procedures to assure system protection in the event of hardware/software failure and preserve digital records; plans and schedules rotation of backup media; assures privacy and security for systems software and database;  documents procedures and trains personnel to respond to emergencies as needed; designs and sets up security systems, including passwords, log-ins, and various levels of the same.

Evaluates and recommends hardware and software acquisitions; evaluates and monitors system capacity; predicts and estimates hardware and software performance for current and future operations volume; assures hardware and software capability to continually handle changing information and storage requirements; provides recommendations for improving operational efficiency throughout the county. 

Server Administration: Performs maintenance and coordinates acquisition of system servers; assemble, upgrade and install server stations; monitors daily operation.

Database Administration: Performs database administration;  designs organizational data definitions and standards;  assist in the development and review of logical database file designs;  provides for adequate privacy and security for database and establish recovery procedures;  monitors and measures database usage statistics;  recommends changes for non-performing applications.

Telecommunications: Performs a variety of complex technical duties as needed to install, maintain and monitor telecommunications system; negotiates cellular phone services and fees. Orders and administers county mobile devices.

Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Educations and Experience:

A. Graduation from college with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, communication technology, electronics, data management or related field;

AND

B. Two (2) years of responsible experience performing above and related duties; specific experience computer system and software management is preferred;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of data base management, system design concepts, detailed logical flow charts; computer language, coding and automatic data processing equipment; computer capabilities; algebra and related mathematics essential to computer programming; information system management concepts; methods and standards for project control; hardware configurations and capabilities; operating system fundamentals; data communication concepts; documentation procedures; server programs, fourth generation programming languages; Microcomputers and Microsoft operating systems; county data bases; “Helpdesk” support methods, organization and procedures, automated operations, job scheduling, report distribution, etc.; interpersonal communication skills; interrelationships of various county departments; data base management, system design concepts, information system management concepts; methods and standards for project control; hardware configurations and capabilities; operating system fundamentals; data communication concepts; documentation procedures; technical programming.

Ability to plan and develop logical applications of computer technology to address complex alpha and numeric problems; analyze a variety of problems and arrive at alternative solutions applicable to computerization, communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with elected officials; technicians, vendors, supervisors, and co workers.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with the following certifications: MCSE, MCSD (Microsoft), CCNA (Cisco) Certified. 

 

4. Work Environment:

Tasks require variety of physical activities, that may involve muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, and lifting. May be required to periodically lift up to forty (40) pounds. Talking, hearing and seeing essential to job performance.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability and discriminating thinking guided and creative problem solving.  Occasional local travel required.

Disclaimer:  The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.  Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This job description supersedes earlier versions.

 

 

 Taos County Employment Opportunity: Appraiser Technician

Internal and External

JOB TITLE: Appraiser Technician

ENTRY LEVEL: $11.17 per hour 

CLASSIFICATION: Temporary/Non - Exempt (FLSA)

DEFINITION: Performs a variety of entry level para-professional property assessment duties related to the re-appraisal and new appraisal of improved and unimproved rural, residential, commercial, industrial, mobile home, livestock and personal property to determine market value for county tax purposes.  Performs all appraisal duties in a training capacity.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school; 

AND

B. Six (6) months of responsible experience performing the above or related duties;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of terminology unique to the appraisal field;  current principles, procedures, techniques and approaches to value used in the appraisal of real property;  public relations and interviewing methods; inter-relationship with other county offices;  technical report writing; interpersonal communication skills. Some knowledge of blue print reading; drafting principles and terminology; county geography.

Ability to visually observe the details of property and arrive at a accurate and equitable appraisal; apply appropriate methods of valuation; make mathematical calculations in determining percentages, volumes, areas, acreage,  etc.; ability to read legal descriptions, deeds, plat books, maps, and blue prints; operate a variety of tools and equipment i.e. calculator, computer, typewriter, camera, drafting instruments, measuring devices, etc.; communicate effectively verbally and in writing;   develop and maintain effective working relationship with the public, fellow employees, and supervisors;  follow written and verbal instructions; interpret, develop and analyze cost manual.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid New Mexico driver’s license. Must have a working knowledge of excel.  

Ability to speak Spanish will be preferred. 

 

TAOS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, ANCESTRY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SPOUSAL AFFILIATION OR GENDER IDENTITY.

The last day to apply for this position is Friday, August 1st, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

This job announcement gives only a brief description of the position.  A complete job description can be obtained at the Taos County Administration Office, 105 Albright Street, Suite J, Taos, NM 87571 or by calling (575) 737-6312. 


Taos County Job Description

Job Title: Temporary - Appraisal Technician
Job Code: 350
Division: Appraisal
Effective Date: 11/30/10
Department: Assessor
Last Revised: 10/09
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Paygrade: 7

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of entry level para-professional property assessment duties related to the re-appraisal and new appraisal of improved and unimproved rural, residential, commercial, industrial, mobile home, livestock and personal property to determine market value for county tax purposes.  Performs all appraisal duties in a training capacity.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general guidance and direction of the County Assessor, Chief Deputy Assessor, Chief Appraiser or Senior Appraiser.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Real Property Appraisal: Assists in the reappraisal and new appraisal efforts of residential, commercial and rural properties to arrive at estimated fair market value; records appraisal information on standardized report forms; interviews persons familiar with property, takes measurements and makes sketches of the same; inspects property for construction, condition, and functional design; takes photos and compiles data according to established procedures; processes appraisal results.

Performs public relations in the process of conducting appraisals; travels through designated areas being alert to new construction and land development; researches building permits records, sales and leases, plat and tax rolls; locates new property developments, contacts property owners to arrange for appraisals.

Surveys and reviews applications for construction and building permits; uses specific methods in order to determine taxable value; operates computer and printer to obtain results needed for fair taxation; enters property values as needed.

Processing appraisal results;  surveys county building activity for new construction or improvements;  reviews application for construction and building permits as needed to schedule appraisals;  assists in the development of changes in "Land Value Guideline Book";  enters field data into laptop computer for transfer into primary data server.

Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school; 

AND

B. Six (6) months of responsible experience performing the above or related duties;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of terminology unique to the appraisal field;  current principles, procedures, techniques and approaches to value used in the appraisal of real property;  public relations and interviewing methods; inter-relationship with other county offices;  technical report writing; interpersonal communication skills. Some knowledge of blue print reading; drafting principles and terminology; county geography.

Ability to visually observe the details of property and arrive at a accurate and equitable appraisal; apply appropriate methods of valuation; make mathematical calculations in determining percentages, volumes, areas, acreage,  etc.; ability to read legal descriptions, deeds, plat books, maps, and blue prints; operate a variety of tools and equipment i.e. calculator, computer, typewriter, camera, drafting instruments, measuring devices, etc.; communicate effectively 

verbally and in writing;   develop and maintain effective working relationship with the public, fellow employees, and supervisors;  follow written and verbal instructions; interpret, develop and analyze cost manual 

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid New Mexico driver’s license. Must have a working knowledge of excel.

 

4. Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs generally in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls.  Frequent travel and exposure to outside weather conditions. Tasks require variety of physical activities, periodically involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching. Talking, hearing and seeing essential to job performance.    Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking.

Disclaimer:  The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.  Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This job description supersedes earlier versions.

 

2014 Taos County Primary Election Results

Early Results:

RACE TOTAL VOTES
Final Count (10:04 PM)
State Representative District 42 # %
  Roberto "Bobby" Gonzales (D) 3,775 100
State Representative District 41 # %
  Debbie Rodella (D) 400 100
       
County Commissioner District 1 # %
  Jim K. Fambro (D) 674 70.58
  Sarah B. Medina-Martinez (D) 281 29.42
  Total: 955 100
County Commision District 2 # %
  Darien D. Fernandez (D) 267 28.96
  Mark L. Gallegos (D) 655 71.04
  Total: 922 100
  Virgil D. Martinez ( R) 103 100
County Commissioner District  5 # %
  Ben J. Tafoya (D) 228 21.01
  Michael A. Silva (D) 224 22.49
  Emanuel B. Pacheco (D) 285 26.27
  Candyce S. O'Donnell (D) 328 30.23
  Total: 1,085 100
County Assessor # %
  Tammy M. Jaramillo (D) 943 18.24
  Bobbi Roberta DeHerrera (D) 1,346 26.03
  Andrew D. Chavez (D) 683 13.21
  Abel Montoya (D) 2,199 42.53
  Total: 5,171 100
County Sheriff # %
  Celedon Cele Gallegos (D) 970 18.00
  Robert Alan Rivera (D) 465 8.63
  Bonney Gabriel Medina (D) 169 3.14
  Betty J. Martinez-Gonzales (D) 1,396 25.90
  Jerry L. Hogrefe (D) 1,447 26.85
  Ricky M. Romero (D) 294 5.46
  Steve Miera Jr. (D) 447 8.29
  Matthew F. Vigil (D) 201 3.73
    5,389 100
  Richard E. Trujillo ( R) 388 100
  Total:    
Probate Judge # %
  Maxine Valerio Montoya 1,976 39.29
  Paloma G. Romo 3,053 60.71
  Total: 5,029 100
       
  Michael Torrez 409 100
       
US Senator # %
  Allen E. Weh (R )

287

59.30
  David Kale Clements ( R)   197 40.70
  Total: 484  
  Tom Udall (D) 4,799 100
Governor # %
  Susana Martinez ( R) 463 100
       
  Howie Morales (D) 489 9.17
  Alan M. Weber (D) 1,110 20.82
  Lawrence D. Rael (D) 1,961 36.78
  Gary K. King (D) 1,368 25.66
  Linda M. Lopez (D) 397 7.45
  Write - In  6 0.11
  Total: 5,331 100
Lt. Governor # %
  John A. Sanchez (R ) 425 100
  Debra A. Haaland (D) 4,019 100
Secretary of State # %
  Dianna J. Duran  (R ) 420 100
  Maggie Toulouse Oliver (D) 3,947 100
State Auditor # %
  Robert J. Aragon  ( R) 398 100
  Timothy M. Keller (D) 3,909 100
US Rep District 3 # %
  Ben Ray Lujan (D) 4,852 92.72
  Robert Blanch (D) 381 7.28
  Total: 5,233 100
  Jefferson L. Byrd ( R) 378 100
Magistrate Judge Div. 1 # %
  Bob G. Fitzgerald (D) 1,183 22.79
  Ernest L. Ortega (D) 4,007 77.21
    5,190 100
Magistrate Judge Div. 2 # %
  Jeff Shannon 4,046 100
       
State Treasurer  # %
  Tim Eichenberg (D) 2,942 62.03
  John Wertheim (D) 1,801 37.97
    4,743 100
  Rick J. Lopez (R ) 411 100
Attorney General  # %
  Hector Balderas (D) 4,271 100
  Susan M. Riedel ( R) 407 100
Commissioner of Public Lands # %
  Aubrey Dunn (R ) 393 100
   Ray Bennett Powell (D)  3,899  100
Judge Court of Appeals # %
  J. Miles Hanisee (R ) 389 100
  Kerry Kiernan (D) 3,739 100

 

Taos County Employment Opportunity: Adult Detention Sergeant 

Internal and External

JOB TITLE: Adult Detention Sergeant 

ENTRY LEVEL: $15.82 per hour 

CLASSIFICATION: Classified/Non – Exempt (FLSA) 

DEFINITION: Performs a variety of first-line supervisory law enforcement duties related to the security, safety, order, operation and maintenance of county jail facilities and the incarceration and detention of prisoners.  Acts as a shift supervisor and officer-in- charge (OIC).

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school or equivalent;  plus completion of detention officer training; 

AND

B. Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience performing above and related duties;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Considerable knowledge of the criminal justice system; care and inmate management; general supervision techniques applied in a detention environment;  general law enforcement practices and procedures;  law enforcement; principles, methods and techniques of effective supervision; legal environment associated with law enforcement; local, state and federal laws and regulations; criminal codes and jail standards; departmental standard operating procedures; fundamentals of proper search and seizure; inmate classification methods and guidelines, federal, state and local laws and regulations related to jail activities; New Mexico Criminal Code, New Mexico Jail Standards, courtroom security methods and processes, court processes and protocol, computer operations and related software; basic principles of psychology and sociology; complex records management systems and legal guidelines; cell extraction methods and procedures; ground fighting methods; elementary first aid techniques and procedures and CPR.  Working knowledge of computer operation and related software; basic psychology and indicators related to violent or suicidal tendencies.

Skill in the use of specialized equipment including tasers, PBCT/baton, pepper spray, restraining devices, etc.

Ability to deal effectively with work related stress related workplace liabilities; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; manage physical aggression in detainees;  direct and maintain confidentiality in managing sensitive legal issues and cases; restrain physically violent prisoners;  react quickly to novel situations under conditions of stress;  operate a variety of types of office machines;   personal computer or terminal operation; write legible reports;  develop effective working relationships with elected officials, legal professionals, law enforcement agencies; subordinates, and the public.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must be 21 years of age.
Must possess a valid New Mexico driver’s license.
Must be willing to work on-call and shift assignments.
Must be willing to undergo various physical, mental and background examinations prior to hiring.
Must complete “Defensive Driving” course.
Must complete “Safe Physical Management & Passive Restraint” course.
Must be a certified Detention Officer and maintain annually required training hours.

 

TAOS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, ANCESTRY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SPOUSAL AFFILIATION OR GENDER IDENTITY.

The last day to apply for this position is Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

This job announcement gives only a brief description of the position.  A complete job description can be obtained at the Taos County Human Resource Office, 105 Albright Street, Suite J, Taos, NM 87571 or by calling (575) 737-6309.


Taos County Job Description

Job Title: Adult Detention Sergeant
Job Code: 217
Division: Operations
Effective Date: 11/30/2010
Department: Adult Detention
Last Revised: 10/09
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Paygrade: 16

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of first-line supervisory law enforcement duties related to the security, safety, order, operation and maintenance of county jail facilities and the incarceration and detention of prisoners.  Acts as a shift supervisor and officer-in- charge (OIC).

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the close to general supervision of the Adult Detention Lieutenant or Security Chief.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Provides close supervision to Adult Detention Officer(s) II, I or cadet while in training or on a project-by-project basis.  May be assigned to function as a Training Officer.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Oversees all detention activities and inmate services on assigned shift; supervise the work activities of assigned personnel; assists in assigning work schedules; provides input regarding personnel job performance; trains and orients detention deputies. 

supervises various facility functions including booking, housing, building maintenance, kitchen operations and laundry operations; screens, inspects and distributes mail; acts as liaison between courts and inmates and inmate families; responds to questions and issues pertaining to court processes.

Supervises subordinate staff and assures compliance with established policies, procedures and practices; maintains order, discipline, and protocol for both jail staff and inmates; 

Supervises inmates in county jail in accordance with established policies, regulations and procedures while assuming responsibility for all needs (physical, medical, etc.) of the prisoners during detention.

Performs various tasks associated with inmate admissions; books prisoners, takes finger prints; reviews offense status and classification (violent, non-violent, etc.) to determine appropriate level of security and confinement; maintains records related to commitment and work release time; readies inmates for work release engagements and court appearance.

Observes conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances and escapes; searches inmates and cells for contraband articles; patrols assigned areas for evidence of forbidden activities, infractions of rules and unsatisfactory attitudes or adjustment of prisoners, and reports observations to supervisor; performs inmate supervision during recreation and meal periods. 

Inspects cells, locks, grills, doors and gates for tampering; employs various forms of discipline as needed to maintain order among prisoners, if necessary.

Supervises prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prisons, or other points, traveling by automobile or public transportation as required; locks prisoner(s) in cell after searching for weapons, valuables or drugs.

Secures all valuables and/or belongings and follows standard procedures designated for the disposing or maintaining of the same; orders and serves meals to prisoners and provides or obtains medical aid if needed; administers medication as prescribed by doctor.

Prepares arrest records including reports, bookings, releases, fingerprinting and mug shot photography (identifying the prisoner and charge against him/her); assists in the maintenance of various records and information reporting materials and data base.

Supervises trustees or prisoners on general work details inside or outside of jail; directs and performs general maintenance of jail facility and environs; repairs safety and security devices; cleans and sanitizes cells; maintains inmate recreation area and equipment.

Performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school or equivalent;  plus completion of detention officer training; 

AND

B. Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience performing above and related duties;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of the criminal justice system; care and inmate management; general supervision techniques applied in a detention environment;  general law enforcement practices and procedures;  law enforcement; principles, methods and techniques of effective supervision; legal environment associated with law enforcement; local, state and federal laws and regulations; criminal codes and jail standards; departmental standard operating procedures; fundamentals of proper search and seizure; inmate classification methods and guidelines, federal, state and local laws and regulations related to jail activities; New Mexico Criminal Code, New Mexico Jail Standards, courtroom security methods and processes, court processes and protocol, computer operations and related software; basic principles of psychology and sociology; complex records management systems and legal guidelines; cell extraction methods and procedures; ground fighting methods; elementary first aid techniques and procedures and CPR.  Working knowledge of computer operation and related software; basic psychology and indicators related to violent or suicidal tendencies.

Skill in the use of specialized equipment including tasers, PBCT/baton, pepper spray, restraining devices, etc.

Ability to deal effectively with work related stress related workplace liabilities; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; manage physical aggression in detainees;  direct and maintain confidentiality in managing sensitive legal issues and cases; restrain physically violent prisoners;  react quickly to novel situations under conditions of stress;  operate a variety of types of office machines;   personal computer or terminal operation; write legible reports;  develop effective working relationships with elected officials, legal professionals, law enforcement agencies; subordinates, and the public.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must be 21 years of age.
Must possess a valid New Mexico driver’s license.
Must be willing to work on-call and shift assignments.
Must be willing to undergo various physical, mental and background examinations prior to hiring.
Must complete “Defensive Driving” course.
Must complete “Safe Physical Management & Passive Restraint” course.
Must be a certified Detention Officer and maintain annually required training hours.

 

4. Work Environment:

Functions of the position generally performed in a controlled environment, but subject to occasional travel.  Many functions of the work pose high degree of hazard uncertainty.  .  May be exposed to: foul-mouthed, offensive, crude, rude and tasteless language; offensive, abrasive, argumentative or aggressive behavior; a boisterous environment with unclothed persons extremities in plain view.

Physical readiness and conditioning may be a condition of job retention. Tasks require variety of physical activities, occasionally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, turning, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing.  Must be able to occasionally lift 100+ pounds. Occasional physical and muscular stress and potential injury related to dealing with aggressive, violent and combative offenders. Mental application utilizes memory for details, ideas and written and verbal communications, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, guided and creative problem solving.

Occasional local travel required in performance of daily work assignments.  

 

Disclaimer:  The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.  Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This job description supersedes earlier versions.

 

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