Nat Res-Plcy/Plan Anlyst,Inter

New Mexico State University

Doña Ana, NM, USA 🇺🇸

Department Contact

Department Contact Information

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Department Contact NameCheryl Mason
Department Contact Phone5756467523
Department Contact Email[email protected]

Posting Details

Requisition Number2200247S
Classification TitleNat Res-Plcy/Plan Anlyst,Inter
Position Job TitleNat Res-Plcy/Plan Anlyst,Inter
College/DivisionNew Mexico Dept of Agriculture
Department180651-NMDA Ag Pgms and Resources Div
Position Number716413
Internal or External SearchExternal – Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency1.0
Reports To Position TitleDivision Director,NMDA
Target Hourly/Salary Rate$42,447 target entry to commensurate with education & experience.
Pay Level08
Pay BaseSalary
Recruitment SummaryNew Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) works for the benefit of the state’s citizens and supports the viability of agriculture and affiliated industries. NMDA promotes food protection, a uniform and fair market place, and global marketing and economic development; supports beneficial use of natural resources; and works cooperatively with public and private sector entities. Opportunities for excellence abound, and NMDA staff dedicate themselves to proactive service in fulfilling the department’s mission. Each division plays an important role in carrying out the goals and objectives. Our rich agricultural history, culture, and traditions are addressed through new and innovative approaches using the latest in science, technology, and economic strategies. In New Mexico we contribute to the safest and most affordable and nutritious food supply on the globe.NMDA is a constitutional agency organized under the Board of regents of New Mexico State University (NMSU). This unique relationship creates efficiencies and opportunities for New Mexico’s food and agriculture sector as well as service and outreach opportunities for NMSU, making NMDA an integral part of the university.

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.
Job Duties and ResponsibilitiesThis position will serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team involved in public policy and planning related to protection, conservation, and restoration of New Mexico’s natural resources including areas of focus related to water, soil health, endangered species, noxious weeds, and rangeland health and soil and water conservation.
Classification SummaryThese positions function as members of an interdisciplinary team participating in public policy and planning analysis associated with agriculture in subject areas related to natural resources including water, rangeland, geographic information systems, wildlife management, noxious weeds, renewable energy resources, and soil and water conservation.
Classification Standard DutiesUnder supervision performs work that is varied and that may be somewhat difficult in character, but usually involves limited responsibility. Monitors and analyzes legal, biological, economic, and sociopolitical aspects of natural resource management as it relates to farming and ranching in the state. Reviews and prepares extensive technical comments on documents including, but not limited to, water quality and quantity, surface and subsurface water rights, and documents such as environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, forest management plans, resource management plans, and endangered species recovery plans. Assists in planning processes at local, state, and federal level as appropriate. Interact with elected officials at the local level to assist with natural resource planning processes. Provides information and training. Represents New Mexico Department of Agriculture at relevant natural resource meetings. Collaborates with state, federal, and local governmental entities; tribal entities; citizen organizations; and academic institutions in addressing water and natural resource issues. Researches and assesses relevant policy issues and recommend possible action to division director. Conducts verbal and written presentations.
KnowledgeKnowledge of general principles behind public policy and planning for the conservation of natural resources. General knowledge of research and statistical analysis. General knowledge of the agriculture industry.
SkillsFamiliarity with local, state, federal laws and regulations related to agriculture, natural resources and the environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
AbilitiesAbility to work as a member of a team.
Required EducationBachelor’s degree in a related field.
Required ExperienceThree (3) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
Preferred Qualifications
Required Certification/License
Special RequirementsThe individual must have the ability to cross train or have experience in other disciplines such as soil health practices, agronomy, noxious weeds management, rangeland management, water resources, wildlife biology, etc. The individual must understand the overarching implications public polices related to land management practices and understand the complexities of the multi-jurisdictional landownership in New Mexico.
Other Departmental Requirements
Standard Work ScheduleStandard (M-F, 8-5)
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe
Physical Work Location StateNM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New MexicoDA-Dona Ana
Work Site
Contingent Upon FundingContingent upon funding
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement StatementThis is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure Track
Posting Date04/12/2022
Closing Date05/11/2022
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Open Until FilledNo
Special Instructions to ApplicantsThe electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.
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Working Conditions and Physical Effort

EnvironmentWork is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Physical EffortNo or very limited physical effort required.
Lifting RequirementsRequires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.
RiskNo or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?(Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you meet the minimum qualifications for this position (Student and/or volunteer work does not count towards experience)?
    • Yes, I have a Bachelors degree in a related field, plus three (3) years of experience directly related to the standard duties.
    • Yes, I have a Masters degree, plus one (1) years of experience directly related to the standard duties.
    • Yes, I have a Doctorate degree.
    • No, I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document