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Taos County Employment Opportunity:  Indigent Fund Assistant

Internal and External

 

JOB TITLE: Indigent Fund Assistant

ENTRY LEVEL: $11.61 per hour DOE

CLASSIFICATION: Temporary/Non - Exempt (FLSA)

DEFINITION: Performs a variety of general clerical duties as needed to assist to expedite the operations and indigent services provided through the county.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school;

AND

B. Two (2) years of general experience providing clerical support for health benefits administration; medical records, hospital accounts, or a related field.

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

 

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of the State Statute pertaining to indigent health care;  computer technologies and database programs; general bookkeeping and accounting principles, practices and procedures; basic customer relations; operation of basic office machines and equipment; telephone etiquette and interpersonal communication practices.

Skill in the operation of Computer and standard office equipment; Skill in customer service, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, providers and the general public.

Ability to understand complex laws, rules, regulations, policies, and guidelines; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; operate personal computer and various software applications for word processing and spread sheet information; access e-mail, fax machine and effectively function in a computerized communications environment.  

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must be capable of communicating both in English and Spanish. 

Must possess a valid State of New Mexico Driver’s license.

 

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 Thursday, December 4, 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: Indigent Fund Assistant
Job Code: 141
Division: Indigent Services
Effective Date: 11/30/10
Department: Administration
Last Revised: 10/09
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Paygrade: 8

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of general clerical duties as needed to assist to expedite the operations and indigent services provided through the county. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Indigent Fund Coordinator.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Assists the public with Indigent Fund applications.  Enters claims in computer and ledger systems, assists with the screening process in order to determine eligibility.

As assigned, follows up on various cases being processed by Indigent Hospital and County Health Care program providers;  may utilize various check lists to identify provider compliance with program guidelines and services to ensure timeliness and quality.   

Operates personal computer to access various records as needed to update current case status as directed by the program coordinator.

May conducts preliminary and screening interviews with applicants seeking indigent assistance; instructs applicants in the assistance processes; receives and processes applications from individuals, medical care providers, etc. and assists to ensure timely payment of claims.

May assist in the gathering of preliminary budgetary and financial management  information and details; may organize budget details for manager review; prepares requisitions for purchases and submits vendor invoices for payment processing; prepares travel vouchers/reimbursements.

Performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school;

AND

B. Two (2) years of general experience providing clerical support for health benefits administration; medical records, hospital accounts, or a related field.

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of the State Statute pertaining to indigent health care;  computer technologies and database programs; general bookkeeping and accounting principles, practices and procedures; basic customer relations; operation of basic office machines and equipment; telephone etiquette and interpersonal communication practices.

Skill in the operation of Computer and standard office equipment; Skill in customer service, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, providers and the general public.

Ability to understand complex laws, rules, regulations, policies, and guidelines; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; operate personal computer and various software applications for word processing and spread sheet information; access e-mail, fax machine and effectively function in a computerized communications environment.  

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must be capable of communicating both in English and Spanish. 

Must possess a valid State of New Mexico Driver’s license.

 

4. Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls.  Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing.   Periodic lifting of various files, records and documents is required (25-35 pounds). Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform essential job functions but may be accommodated.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.  Periodic travel required 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: Deputy Clerk I

Internal and External

 

JOB TITLE: Deputy Clerk I

ENTRY LEVEL: $10.75 per hour (DOE)

CLASSIFICATION: Classified/Non-Exempt (FLSA)

DEFINITION: Performs a variety of entry level, routine to complex clerical duties designed to expedite the processing, recording and archiving of legal documents filed with Taos County. May provide clerical support for the office of the Probate Judge.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school with course work in general office practices and procedures;

AND

B. One (1) year of experience in general office practices and procedures, preferably within the office of County Clerk providing customer service;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience

 

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of the function of the County Clerk’s office and its relationship to other county offices; laws and regulations related to the recording and document archiving; terminology associated with legal documents; interpersonal communication skills; the operation of personal computer; various program applications such as word processing, etc.; basic principles of supervision; complex records management systems; microfilming equipment and operations; computer operations and technical software applications;

Ability to operate a variety of types of office machines; perform basic mathematical computations; work under pressure of time deadlines and extreme accuracy in data entry; maintain technical reports, documents and agreements; analyze a variety of records management issues and problems and make recommendations; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; provide supportive guidance to others in the handling, processing and use of public records; develop effective working relationships with elected officials, legal professionals, subordinates, and the public.

 

3. Special Qualifications: 

        Must be able to type accurately.

        May be required to perform as a notary public.

        Must be required to be fluent in Spanish.

        May be required to work non-standard hours during Elections.

 

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, December 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: Deputy Clerk I
Job Code: 507
Division: Records
Department: County Clerk
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Paygrade: 6

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of entry level, routine to complex clerical duties designed to expedite the processing, recording and archiving of legal documents filed with Taos County. May provide clerical support for the office of the Probate Judge.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the County Clerk or Chief Deputy Clerk.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

          None.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

Deputy Clerk: Services the public in the office and through the mail; collects fees; processes requests related to recording of legal documents and executing reconveyances; verifies information, date stamps, assigns recording and indexing codes and numbers;  operates computer terminal for entry and retrieval of data related to recordings of survey plats, deeds, mortgages, marriage licenses, liens, judgments, probates, leases, wills, mining claims, UCC financing statements, assignments, satisfactions, quit claim deeds, water rights registrations, business licenses, liquor licenses, etc.;  receives and processes tort claims, probate documents and military discharges; updates permanent docket books and indexes according to established procedures; conducts records and title research.

Conducts licensing transactions for marriage licenses and records the same; conducts licensing transactions for beer, wine and liquor licenses; collects fees, performs daily accounting of receipts and revenues; processes standard forms for verification of balance and deposits receipts and revenue; participates in the business renewal process, prepares renewal notices, processes renewals upon receipt and posts changes to accounts; runs various transaction reports showing cash and check revenues; runs transaction tapes to verify and balance; makes treasurer deposits.

Performs research of titles, liens, ownerships, deeds, and other recorded documents for public; makes copies of documents as requested; processes documents received via mail according to established procedures.

Receives financing statements (UCC's) through mail and over office counter showing debtor, secured party, assignee and description of collateral; time records, and dates said documents, performs data entry on the same.

Receives documents from title companies; determines multiple parties to documents (etal) and completes "additional indexing" record; processes documents; indexes according to standard procedures; maintains microfilm for long term archiving of county records.

Responds to telephone calls from the public; provides general information or redirects the call as needed; provides back-up assistance to other divisions of the department as required (i.e., elections, etc).

Elections: Provides assistance and support in performing various elections related duties during election years; assists the general public with registrations, identifying polling locations, etc.

Operates scanning equipment and scans previous-day completed work, records and documents enabling public access through county computer system.

Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school with course work in general office practices and procedures;

AND

B. One (1) year of experience in general office practices and procedures, preferably within the office of County Clerk providiOne (1) year of experience in general office practices and procedures, preferably within the office of County Clerk providing customer service;ng customer service;

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience

 

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of the function of the County Clerk’s office and its relationship to other county offices; laws and regulations related to the recording and document archiving; terminology associated with legal documents; interpersonal communication skills; the operation of personal computer; various program applications such as word processing, etc.; basic principles of supervision; complex records management systems; microfilming equipment and operations; computer operations and technical software applications;

Ability to operate a variety of types of office machines; perform basic mathematical computations; work under pressure of time deadlines and extreme accuracy in data entry; maintain technical reports, documents and agreements; analyze a variety of records management issues and problems and make recommendations; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; provide supportive guidance to others in the handling, processing and use of public records; develop effective working relationships with elected officials, legal professionals, subordinates, and the public.

 

3. Special Qualifications: 

Must be able to type accurately.

May be required to perform as a notary public.

May be required to be fluent in Spanish.

May be required to work non-standard hours during Elections.

 

4. Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls.  Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing. Periodic lifting required of up to 30 pounds. Rapid work speed required to perform keyboard operations.  Common eye,hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and guided problem solving.

 

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: Temporary Appraisal Technician

Internal and External

 

JOB TITLE: Appraisal 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. Required 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, December 1, 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: Temporary - Appraisal Technician
Department: Assessor
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. Required 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 Election Results

Early Results:

RACE TOTAL VOTES
As of 10:32pm
State Representative District 42 # %
  Roberto "Bobby" Gonzales (D) 6543 --
State Representative District 41 # %
  Debbie Rodella (D) 953 --
County Commissioner District 1 # %
  Jim K. Fambro (D) 1504 --
County Commissioner District 2 # %
  Virgil Martinez (R) 747 --
  Mark L. Gallegos (D) 764 --
  Total: -- --
County Commissioner District  5 # %
  Candyce S. O'Donnell (D) 1219 --
County Assessor # %
  Abel Montoya (D) 7273 --
County Sheriff # %
  Jerry L. Hogrefe (D) 6081 --
  Ronald G. Montez (R) 2999 --
  Total: -- --
Probate Judge # %
  Michael Torrez (R) 2178 --
  Paloma G. Romo (D) 6679 --
  Total: -- --
US Senator # %
  Allen E. Weh (R) 1810 --
  Tom Udall (D)   7503 --
  Total: -- --
Governor # %
  Susana Martinez (R) 3223 --
  Gary King (D) 6004 --
  Total: -- --
Lt. Governor # %
  John A. Sanchez (R) 3223 --
  Debra A. Haaland (D) 6004 --
  Total: -- --
Secretary of State # %
  Diana J. Duran (R) 3123 --
  Maggie Oliver (D) 6060 --
  Total: -- --
State Auditor # %
  Robert J. Aragon  (R) 2607 --
  Timothy M. Keller (D) 6390 --
  Total: -- --
US Rep District 3 # %
  Ben Ray Lujan (D) 7809 --
  Jefferson L Byrd (R) 1461 --
  Total: -- --
Magistrate Judge Div. 1 # %
  Ernest L. Ortega (D) 7457 --
Magistrate Judge Div. 2 # %
  Jeff Shannon (D) 7307 --
State Treasurer  # %
  Tim Eichenberg (D) 6368 --
  Rick J. Lopez (R) 2648 --
  Total: -- --
Attorney General  # %
  Hector Balderas (D) 7667 --
  Susan M. Riedel (R) 1508 --
  Total: -- --
Commissioner of Public Lands # %
  Aubrey Dunn (R) 2274 --
  Ray Bennett Powell (D) 6679 --
  Total: -- --
Judge Court of Appeals # %
  J. Miles Hanisee (R) 2406 --
  Kerry Kiernan (D) 6264 --
  Total: -- --
Judicial Retention # yes # no
  John Paternoster 6909 1499
  Sarah C Backus 7028 1342
  Jeff McElroy 7038 1218
  Edward L Chavez 5857 1094
  Linda M. Vanzi 5556 1168
  Jim Wechsler 5373 1258
  Cynthia Fry 5518 1147
Question 1 # for # against
    4890 3657
Constitutional Amendment 1 # for # against
    5085 2450
Constitutional Amendment 2 # for # against
    5721 1642
Constitutional Amendment 3 # for # against
    4628 2348
Constitutional Amendment 4 # for # against
    4310 2669
Constitutional Amendment 5 # for # against
    4311 2604
Bond Question A # for # against
    5820 1637
Bond Question B # for # against
    5868 1721
Bond Question C # for # against
    5918 1778

 

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