• Introduction

    The Director of the State Personnel Office is an exempt position and serves at the pleasure of the Governor. The Director is viewed as a member of the Cabinet and participates as such.
  • Location of Position

    The position is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Main Purpose of Job

    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.
  • Position Duties

    The state personnel director is responsible for supervising all administrative and technical personnel activities of the state. The position is primarily responsible for Employee Relations and Collective Bargaining duties, including the disciplinary process, appeals and grievances, advising managers on the interpretation of various Collective Bargaining agreements and coordination and liaison with representatives for employee units. The position oversees all core functions of the state personnel office including, compensation and classification, quality assurance, data analytics and process improvement, HR services, customer phone line and records, workforce planning, recruitment, labor relations, training, adjudication law division, and serves as the secretary for the State Personnel Board.
  • Minimum Education or General Requirements

    A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

    Extensive experience in the areas of either job analysis, job evaluation, salary administration, employee recruitment and selection, employer-employee relations, personnel program evaluation or personnel policy formulation. Professional personnel management work experience includes developing and implement policies and procedures regarding position selection plans, recruitment efforts, job analysis and evaluation to determin appropriate classification and salary, interpreting and appplying personnel management system laws, rules, regulations and standards, reviewing disciplinary actions and recommending appropriate resolution, representing management at hearings and grievances, providing advice and guidance regarding standards of conduct and the performance evaluation process, and developing and implementing personnel policies and procedures to meet agency-unique needs.
  • Application

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  • Further Instructions

    If you are unable to submit online, you may send a letter of interest and resume to Teresa Casados, Office of the Governor, State Capital Building, Suite 400, Santa Fe, NM 85701.

    As an equal opportunity employer, New Mexico is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.