Open Positions

New Mexico Environment Department - Communications Director

The Director of Communications develops and implements all external and internal communication strategies and materials while directly supervising at least four staff positions integral to the Department’s communication efforts. The Director of Communications collaborates with the Governor’s Office, state agencies, tribes, elected officials, and other stakeholders to explain the mission of the Department.

New Mexico Environment Department - Resource Protection Division Director

The Resource Protection Division (RPD) Director is appointed by the Governor and serves at the pleasure of the Governor, and works closely with the Cabinet Secretary, Deputy Cabinet Secretaries and other Division Directors and Deputy Directors. The RPD Director maintains a robust portfolio while supporting the Department and Division priorities, goals and deadlines. This position directly manages and supports the Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, Petroleum Storage Tank, and Department of Energy Oversight Bureaus that collectively includes the equivalent of 138 fulltime equivalents (FTEs). RPD’s budget is approximately $16.5M which consists of state general fund, federal grants, and state special revenue funds.

New Mexico Environment Department - Water Protection Division Director

The Water Protection Division (WPD) Director is appointed by the Governor and works closely with the Cabinet Secretary, Deputy Cabinet Secretary and other Division Directors. The WPD Director maintains a robust programmatic portfolio while supporting the Department and Administration priorities, goals and deadlines. The WPD Director oversees 15 programs to ensure the cleanest and safest water supplies for New Mexicans today and into the future through the protection of surface water and groundwater quality. This position supervises the WPD Deputy Director and manages and supports the Ground Water Quality, Surface Water Quality, Drinking Water and Construction Programs Bureaus that collectively include the equivalent of 178 fulltime employees.

State Personnel Director

This position serves as the Director of the State Personnel Office for the State of New Mexico. Applicants must be a resident of, or be willing to relocate to, New Mexico. The selected individual will provide professional leadership in planning, directing, and administering all aspects of New Mexico’s State Personnel Office.

Broadband Director

The Broadband Director position is at-will and appointed by the Governor. The Director will work in conjunction with the Cabinet Secretary to drive the development and advocacy of the State of New Mexico’s Broadband initiative. The Director will work to invest in the State of New Mexico’s advancement in technology and to ensure adequate and steadfast broadband services to the State. The Director will dedicate themselves to assure that New Mexico can provide broadband services to ensure residents, students, businesses, communities, and visitors have access to internet in order to conduct healthcare, educational needs/opportunities and/or services.

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The Office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is located on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol in Room 400.

490 Old Santa Fe Trail Room 400
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: (505) 476-2200
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