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

Ag Commodity Grader, Associate Join our Marketing & Development Division team as an Ag Commodity Grader, Associate in Portales, New Mexico. Minimum requirements: High School Diploma or GED certificate. Deadline to apply: February 10, 2022.

Vet Pathologist  Join our Veterinary Diagnostic Services team as a Vet Pathologist in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Minimum requirements: Doctorate’s degree in a related field and 5 years of professional experience. Deadline to apply:  January 31, 2022.

Vet Lab Scientist, Assc  Join our Veterinary Diagnostic Services team as a Vet Lab Scientist, Assc in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 1 year of professional experience. Deadline to apply:  February 03, 2022.

NMDA Inspector, Intermediate Join our Standards and Consumer Services team as an Inspector Intermediate in Albuquerque, NM, measuring device inspection; Liquid Petroleum Gas inspection; Fuel sampling and collection; and instructs and trains others in methods and procedures .  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, no previous work experience. 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: January 31, 2022.

NMDA Inspector, Intermediate Join our Standards and Consumer Services team as an Inspector Intermediate in Northwest, NM.  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, no previous work experience. 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: February 28, 2022.

NMDA Inspector, Intermediate Join our Standards and Consumer Services team as an Inspector Intermediate in Southeast, NM.  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, no previous work experience. 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: February 28, 2022.

Program Specialist Join our Feed Seed and Fertilizer team as a Program Specialist in Las Cruces, NM.  Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a related field and one (1) year of professional experience related to the standard duties as outlined. No equivalency.  Deadline to apply: January 24, 2022.

Program Manager Join our Produce Safety team as a Program Manager in Las Cruces, NM.  Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a related field and one Five (5) years of professional experience related to the standard duties as outlined. No equivalency. Deadline to apply is February 10, 2022.

Regulatory Clerk Join our Pesticide Management team as a Regulatory Clerk in Las Cruces, NM.  Minimum requirements: High school diploma or GED Certificate and five (5) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined. Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Completion of post-secondary degree or certificate may substitute for years of experience. Deadline to apply is January 24, 2022.

Ag Commodity Grader, Trainer Join our Marketing & Development Division team as an Ag Commodity Grader, Trainer in Portales, New Mexico. Minimum requirements: High School Diploma or GED certificate and nine (9) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined. Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Completion of post-secondary degree or certificate may substitute for years of experience. Deadline to apply: February 03, 2022.

Ag Marketing Specialist,Inter Join our Marketing & Development Division team as an Ag Marketing Specialist,Inter in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Three (3) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined. No Equivalency.  Deadline to apply: February 03, 2022.

Student Employment Opportunities

New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) is pleased to offer an International Marketing/Business Internship beginning February 2022. NMDA is currently recruiting for an intern for the Marketing and Development Division, located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The intern will provide support to international marketing programs. Responsibilities include trade policy research, database updates, trade mission preparations, development of recruitment materials for promotions and events, distribution of promotion announcements, and scheduling and logistics for visiting international buyers.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a student during the duration of the internship
  • Pursuing a degree in Agricultural Business, Economics, Marketing, or International Relations or demonstrate how internship will benefit educational and/or career ambitions
  • Ability to market oneself and one’s ideas
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self motivated, creative and resourceful
  • Basic understanding of business fundamentals, needs, and development
  • Outgoing personality
  • Demonstrated skills in following through on multiple tasks and willingness to step in and assist whenever needed
  • Dress and conduct oneself with professionalism while representing NMDA
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Familiar with Illustrator and Photoshop

Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA) provides funding for a state to hire an intern. The intern must be a student and his or her work must be on international projects. The intern will work on in-bound missions, export workshops and education, and market research and promotions.

Approximate Duration: February 2022 – December 31, 2022.

Hours: Minim um 15 hours per week, Monday – Friday with some flexibility.

Compensation: $10.00/hour for undergraduate levels; $12.00/hour for graduate levels funded through WUSATA (maximum of $12,000 for the calendar year).

Application Deadline: January 21, 2022

Submit the following: letter of interest, resume, and references to: nmdahr@nmda.nmsu.edu or Cheryl Mason, HR Manager cmason@nmda.nmsu.edu .

Physical Address: 3190 South Espina, Las Cruces, NM 88003 Phone: (575) 646-7523 FAX: (575) 646-4871

Website: www.nmda.nmsu.edu 


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)