New Mexico Environment Department
Administrative Services Division Director
The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) mission is to protect and restore the environment and to foster a healthy and prosperous New Mexico for present and future generations. We implement our mission guided by four tenets:
(1) Science: Using the best available science to inform our decision-making in protecting public health and the environment.
(2) Innovation: Employing creative engineering and technological solutions to address environmental challenges.
(3) Collaboration: Engaging communities and interested stakeholders in environmental decision-making outcomes.
(4) Compliance: Ensuring meaningful compliance with state regulations and permits; leveling the playing field through enforcement.
The Administrative Services Division (ASD) Director is appointed by the Governor and works closely with the Cabinet Secretary, Deputy Cabinet Secretary and other Division Directors. The ASD Director maintains a robust portfolio while supporting the Department and Administration priorities, goals and deadlines. The ASD Director serves as backup to the NMED Chief Financial Officer when the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is unavailable. This position directly supervises the Human Resources Bureau Chief and the Deputy ASD Director/CFO.
NMED’s budget is approximately $95M and consists of state general fund, 80 or more federal grants, and 24 special revenue funds as well as indirect generation from certain funding sources. ASD’s aim is to maximize leverage and accountability of those funds through efficient and well-designed business processes, and to fill vacancies efficiently, retain staff, oversee labor relations, and ensure compliance with agency and State Personnel Office policies and rules. Improving operational infrastructure while decreasing the transactional costs of doing business. Functional areas under the ASD Director include:
• Human Resources Compensation and Classification;
• Labor Relations, including leadership of Union contract negotiations and meetings, review and direction of grievances, EEOC claims and disciplinary matters;
• Professional development and training for the agency through Human Resources Bureau tracking, development and presentation of training opportunities;
• Management of agency leases and building needs;
• Budget, including explaining and justifying the budget before legislative committees and other bodies as requested;
• Revenue Collection;
• Federal Grant Reporting, and
• Property and Material Management for the Department.
The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated business acumen in leading people, managing change, fiscal planning/execution, and organizational infrastructure. The ideal candidate must demonstrate exceptional customer service while working in structured and unstructured environments and managing multiple projects with competing deadlines. The ideal candidate must possess exceptional communication skills, both oral and written, knowing how to effectively communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders.
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