Human Resources & Job Opportunities


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NMDA 2019 Staff

Are you looking for a new job? Ready to take the next step in your career? New Mexico Department of Agriculture may have the job that’s right for you.

Staff Opportunities

Bio Sci Tech (Wildlife), Associate ; Join our Wildlife Services Division as a Bio Sci Tech (Wildlife), Associate. Position located in Harding County. Minimum requirements: High School or GED certificate, and no previous work experience required. Deadline to apply: April 05 , 2020.

NMDA Inspector, Intermediate Join our Feed Seed and Fertilizer team as an Inspector Intermediate in the Southeastern New Mexico area (Chaves County).  Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 3 years directly related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services.  This position may be underfilled as an NMDA Inspector, Associate on a career development plan if unable to fill at the NMDA Inspector, Intermediate.  Minimum requirements for the associate level: Bachelor’s degree in related field, three (3) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined. Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services may be used to meet the minimum requirements. Deadline to apply: April 10, 2020

Vet Lab Specialist, Intermediate  Join our Veterinary Diagnostic Services team as a Vet Lab Specialist, Intermediate. This position is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Minimum requirements: Associate’s degree and three (3) years’ experience related to the standard duties as outlined or any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services may be used to meet the minimum requirements. Deadline to apply: April 15, 2020.

Student Employment Opportunities

Outreach Coordinator (Graduate Student Position):
Job Description:
The New Mexico Department of Agriculture is seeking a team-oriented outreach coordinator to assist in executing requirements per an Environmental Protection Agency grant efficiently. This position will report to the Director of Public Affairs and will work with staff from the department’s Agricultural and Environmental Services Division and the Agricultural Production Services Division. This position involves the development of content for outreach materials and public service announcements (PSAs), responding to emails and phone calls, and other duties as assigned. This temporary position is open to New Mexico State University graduate students who possess required skills and abilities listed below and who have received or are pursuing a degree in media/communications, journalism, government, political science or related field.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop public service announcement content related to pesticides other agriculture-related topics. Create documents, flyers and other materials related to information to homeowners and the general public about safety of pesticides. Work with multiple divisions to collect information on pesticide safety and other topics as assigned.
Organize information on multiple topics to be presented for outreach material.  Provide technical assistance for organizing vendors to produce PSAs. Track detailed log of project and provide report as required per EPA grant at term of project .  Work with a team of content editors, communications specialists and graphic designers to successfully conveying the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s mission and vision.
 
Skills and Abilities: Knowledge and understanding of principles, procedures, regulations, and standards applicable to the job duties.
Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Computer technology; biology/science education preferred; some technical background preferred.
 
 
Student Assistant (Website Developer): The New Mexico Department of Agriculture is seeking a team-oriented website developer to handle the coding, design and layout of the organization’s website using WordPress. This position involves maintaining the website, including daily posts and edits, as well as ensuring the website is functioning properly. This temporary position is open to New Mexico State University undergraduate or graduate students who possess required skills and abilities listed below and who have received or are pursuing a degree in computer science, engineering technology (Computer), electrical engineering, media/communications, information and communication technology or related field.
 
Maintain website layouts/user interface through the use of WordPress, standard HTML (hypertext markup language)/CSS (Cascading style sheets) practices; Integrate data from various back-end services and databases; gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs; work with a team of content editors, graphic designers, and information and communication technology personnel to maintain the website while successfully conveying the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s messaging.
 
Must have experience with website development, including CMS (i.e. WordPress), CSS and HTML; strong verbal and written skills; basic knowledge of search engine optimization process; basic knowledge of web accessibility (with a goal that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s website); strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and work with numerous website users within all NMDA divisions.

If you have specific questions about positions at New Mexico Department of Agriculture, or can’t find the information you are trying to locate, please contact NMDA Human Resources at (575) 646-7523 or send us an email. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

New Mexico State University, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation, or protected veteran status in its programs and activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs and activities. Inquiries may be directed to the Executive Director, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, P.O. Box 30001, 1130 E. University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575-646-3635; equity@nmsu.edu.

NMSU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request an accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity, O’Loughlin House, 1130 E. University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575-646-3635 or equity@nmsu.edu . One week advance notice is appreciated. To request this document in an alternate form, please contact the NMDA HR Coordinator, PO Box 30001 MSC 3189, 3190 S. Espina, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575-646-7523; nmdahr@nmda.nmsu.edu. (8/2017 version)